What’s your choice for new FF studs? (Max 2 choices)
More Than Ready
Sea The Stars
So, A.P. Indy was pensioned in April 2011, so he’s now been retired in FF as well.
Last year, we added Invasor and Sun King to the game. We now have 12 famous studs, and I’m willing to add 1-2 more for this season.
Last year, we had the following suggestions for studs. Any others that should be on the list? (Should be no older than 15, ideally no older than 10 so they stay in-game for a while Also shouldn’t be too closely related to any existing stud in the game)
More Than Ready
(great-grandsire Mr. P)
1997 stallion, Southern Halo x Woodman’s Girl (Woodman)
Won: Hutcheson Stakes (G2), King’s Bishop Stakes (G1)
2nd: Louisiana Derby (G2), Blue Grass Stakes (G2), Dwyer Stakes (G2), Vosburgh Stakes (G1)
3rd: Futurity Stakes (G1)
(no close relatives in the game)
1999 stallion, Ride the Rails x Candy Girl (Candy Stripes)
Won: Pacific Classic (G1), American Handicap (G2), San Isidro (G1), Anchorena International (G1)
Sea the Stars
(great-grandsires Danzig and Mr. P)
2006 stallion, Cape Cross x Urban Sea (Miswaki)
Monarchos? As daddy Maria’s Mon is dead Foaled in 1998 and Damsire is Dixieland Band, which brings in Northern Dancer, but hes pretty far back. He won the Kentucky Derby in 1:59 4/5, and is the only horse besides Secretariat to break 2 minutes in the Derby.
I also like More than Ready, and Candy Ride. A few I’ll toss in:
Empire Maker (Unbridled x Toussaud, by El Gran Senor)
Great-grandsire Mr. P and Northern Dancer.
8 Starts: 4-4-0, $1,985,800
Won: Belmont Stakes (G1), Wood Memorial Stakes (G1), Florida Derby (G1), Remsen Stakes (G2)
2nd: Kentucky Derby (G1), Jim Dandy Stakes (G2), Sham Stakes
His US foals have been doing awesome, and he’s been really popular/kicking butt in Japan.
Daaher (Awesome Again x Irish Cherry, by Irish Open)
I was going to suggest Awesome Again, but he’s getting up there in age. Only in-game relation would be Deputy Minister (grandsire), but he had just 16 foals and only 5 went on to breed.
9 Starts: 4-0-2, $455,163
Won: Cigar Mile H. (G1), Jerome H. (G2)
Show: Prince Of Wales S., Stymie H.
Still a newbie sire (oldest crop is now 3), but he’s sired stakes winner Gypsy Robin and multiple winner Castella.
I’m partial to Black Tie Affair for personal reasons. So I’m going to throw in my yearly impossible vote to un-geld Evening Attire. Formal Gold is another option, but if I’m going to be unreasonable, figured I might as well go for the whole hog.
Are we anti-Danehill because of the Danzig connection? What about a Rahy son (e.g. Fantastic Light, Noverre), since he was part of FF for only a couple seasons?
Dream Ahead (Diktat x Land of Dreams). Saddlers’ Wells is a grandsire, though.
Since Cricket Hill threw out Black Tie Affair/Evening Attire, I’m putting in my bid for Einstein. I don’t know why, but I always really liked him. He was a versatile runner and had longevity you don’t see very often, winning two Grade I’s at age 7. Maybe someday .
I like Sea of Stars,Ravens Pass, and Smarty Jones. But also under suggestions Fantastic light is a nice one also.
I also like Mr Purple but he was born in 92, not sure he has any sons at stud,which is too bad if not.
MR PURPLE (USA) dkb/br. H, 1992 DP = 3-2-7-0-0 (12) DI = 2.43 CD = 0.67 - 21 Starts, 6 Wins, 3 Places, 5 Shows Career Earnings: $1,133,538
Even though Empire Maker is an Unbridled son, there are no Unbridled sons that made it to stud status… I’d love to see him in the game…Awesome Again is a personal favorite, so any son of his that would be worthy…