2010, b, 17.0 hands
What’s It Worth §-Heart of Gold (S), by Mr. Prospector (S)
Rank: Silver (3.5) | Chef-de-Race (I)
RC Bee - California
2023 fee: $5,000 LFG || will be Breeders’ Cup Nominated
The last stud-qualified son of the mighty What’s It Worth out of the multiple stakes producer Heart of Gold, Eighteen Karat is a strapping plain bay who excelled as a turf router but also landed two important 3YO dirt route races - the Belmont Stakes (G1) and the Santa Anita Derby (G1).
Race Record: 61 (39) - 10 (7) - 9(5) - 5(5) - 7(5) - $2,416,000
Belmont Stakes (G1)
Breeders’ Stakes (G1)
Santa Anita Derby(G1)
Newcastle Gold Cup (G3)
Grafton Cup (G3)
Labour day Cup (G3)
Queen’s Cup (G3)
Through 2022 and the first race day of 2023, Eighteen Karat has sired from 113 racers 71 winners (63%), 15 stakes winners (13%), 6 multiple stakes winners (5%), and 2 millionaires (2%) with average earnings of $108,577. His best runners are late-maturing types that can sprint or run a route of ground, are indifferent to surface, and are incredibly hardy.
Among his 6 multiple stakes winners is the 2022 Breeders’ Cup Sprint champion [color=blue]Aether.
Karat is available to all breeders without requiring my approval.[/align]