Awesome Again

Deputy Minister - Primal Force, by Blushing Groom (FR) , 16 hands   ·   Private S&N

Elite Sire

  • Sire of 14 G1 winners, 12 millionaires, 4 Breeders' Cup Champions & 5 multi-millionaires
  • 2018 SWs include two NEW millionaires Bravazo (G2/MG1SP) & Something Awesome (G2)
  • $650,000 Juvenile at 2018 OBS March sale
  • Only Breeders' Cup Classic winner to sire a BC Classic winner
  • Sire of a Breeders' Cup Classic winner (Ghostzapper) and damsire of a Breeders' Cup Classic winner (Accelerate)
  • "...has quietly put together one of the strongest stallion résumés of his generation.' - DRF.com
  • Yearlings have sold for $1.4 million, $1.35 million, etc.
  • Sire of brilliant Horse of the Year & Hall of Famer Ghostzapper, now a leading sire
  • Sire of 8-time G1SW Game on Dude ($6,498,893), only 3-time Big 'Cap winner
  • Other G1 winners include Classic winner Oxbow 
  • "...it is the sheer brilliance of his best offspring that ranks (Awesome Again) among the most important and successful contemporary stallions."- John P. Sparkman
  • Daughters have produced over 60 blacktype winners & 6 G1 winners, including 2018 leading Older Male Accelerate
Pedigree
Awesome Again Deputy Minister Vice Regent Northern Dancer
Victoria Regina
Mint Copy Bunty's Flight
Shakney
Primal Force
(1987)
Blushing Groom (FR) Red God
Runaway Bride (GB)
Prime Prospect Mr. Prospector
Square Generation
Video
Game on Dude - Third Santa Anita H. (G1) Victory - 2014
Paynter - Haskell Invitational (G1)
Wilko - Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1)
Oxbow - Preakness S. (G1)
Ghostzapper - Breeders' Cup Classic (G1)
Ginger Punch - Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) - 2007
Game on Dude - 2013 Santa Anita H. (G1)
Round Pond - Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) - 2006
Race Record
Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
3 6 3 0 2 $528,600
4 6 6 0 0 $3,845,990
Totals 12 9 0 2 $4,374,590 

At 3

Won

  • Queen's Plate -Classic 
  • Jim Dandy S. -G2

3rd

  • Travers S. -G1

At 4
Eclipse Award finalist
Undefeated season

Won

  • Breeders' Cup Classic -G1
  • Whitney H. -G1
  • Stephen Foster H. -G2
  • Saratoga Breeders' Cup -G2
  • Hawthorne Gold Cup -G3
News

10.29.2018

Adena Springs Stallions Well-Represented on Breeders' Cup Weekend

Adena Springs Kentucky boasts five Breeders' Cup Champions on their impressive roster, including...

Adena Springs Kentucky boasts five Breeders' Cup Champions on their impressive roster, including four Breeders' Cup Classic winners. It's therefore no surprise to see a wealth of 2018 Breeders' Cup starters by the Adena stallions, including contenders by the promising young sires Point of Entry and Mucho Macho Man, hero of the 2012 Classic.

Here are the 2018 Breeders' Cup contenders by the Adena Spring stallions:

Belle Laura
Post 8 in BREEDERS' CUP JUVENILE FILLIES TURF
by Mucho Macho Man -Belle Chaussee, by Giant's Causeway
Breeder: Reeves Thoroughbred Racing
Owner: GU Racing Stable, LLC
Trainer: Norman Casse
Belle Laura, a filly from Mucho Macho Man's first crop, will be his first Breeders' Cup starter. She broke her Maiden over the Churchill Downs turf course and was a fast-closing 3rd in her stakes debut, the October 10 Jessamine S. (G2) at Keeneland.

Analyze It
Post 12 in BREEDERS' CUP MILE
by Point of Entry - Sweet Assay, by Consolidator
Breeder: P. Headley Bell, Nancy Bell & NATO
Owner: William H. Lawrence
Trainer: Chad Brown
A colt from Point of Entry's first crop, Analyze It has been remarkably consistent with three wins and three seconds in his seven career starts. He's a multiple Graded Stakes winner and narrowly missed the winner's circle in both the Belmont Derby (G1) and Secretariat S. (G1).

My Gal Betty
Post 13 in BREEDERS' CUP JUVENILE FILLIES TURF
by Point of Entry - Gal of Mine, by Mining
Breeder: Hidden Brook Farm
Owner: William K. Werner
Trainer: Roger Attfield
This lovely filly is among Point of Entry's 12 2018 second crop juvenile winners. She was an impressive winner of the Catch A Glimpse S. at Woodbine in late August and enters the Juvenile Fillies Turf off a strong runner-up performance in the Natalma S. (G1) over that same course.

Kirby's Penny
Post 4 in BREEDERS' CUP FILLY & MARE SPRINT
by Macho Uno - Spirit Seeker by Peace Rules
Breeder: Hidden Springs Farm
Owner: Kent Spellman
Trainer: Wesley Ward
Kirby's Penny was a smart winner of the Vagrancy H. (G3) at Belmont Park last spring. She's trained by the brilliant Wesley Ward, who guided the Adena Springs-bred Ghostzapper miss Judy the Beauty to victory in the 2014 edition of the Filly & Mare Sprint.

Champagne Problems
Post 1 in BREEDERS' CUP DISTAFF

by Ghostzapper - Coral Sun by A. P. Indy
Breeder: Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC
Owner: Six Column Stables, LLC, R. Bloch, J. Seiler, F. Merritt & D. Hall
Trainer: Ian Wilkes
Champagne Problems found her best stride over the summer. After an impressive Allowance victory at Churchill Downs in late June she captured the Groupie Doll S. (G3). She's since finished a close second to Blue Prize in both the Locust Grove S. (G3) under the Twin Spires and the Spinster S. (G1) at Keeneland. She can become Ghostzapper's 11th Grade 1 winner and second Breeders' Cup champion with a victory.

Varenka
Post 9 in BREEDERS' CUP JUVENILE FILLIES TURF
by Ghostzapper - Dynamic Cat by Dynaformer
Breeder: George Strawbridge
Owner: Augustin Stable
Trainer: Graham Motion
The well-bred Varenka enters the Juvenile Fillies Turf off a fantastic second to likely race favorite Newspaperofrecord in Belmont Park's Miss Grillo S. (G2). She is a full sister to Lift Up, a Stakes winner of nearly $200,000.

Bravazo
Post 8 in BREEDERS' CUP DIRT MILE
by Awesome Again - Tiz O'Gold by Cee's Tizzy
Breeder: Calumet Farm
Owner: Calumet Farm
Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas
Awesome Again's latest millionaire is also his latest iron horse. The sophomore colt won the Risen Star S. (G2) before competing in all three Triple Crown races, finishing a close second to Justify in the Preakness S. (G1). He kept right on going throughout the summer, placing in the Haskell Inv. (G1) and Travers S. (G1). Sold in-foal by Adena Springs at the 2014 Keeneland November sale, Bravazo can become Awesome Again's fifth Breeders' Cup Champion with a victory in the Dirt Mile.

Awesome Slew
Post 5 in BREEDERS' CUP DIRT MILE
by Awesome Again - Slewfoundmoney by Seeking the Gold
Breeder: Live Oak Stud
Owner: Live Oak Plantation
Trainer: Mark Casse
One of Awesome Again's 12 millionaires, Awesome Slew will try improve on his fine third in last year's Dirt Mile, run at Del Mar. 

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Top Runners
Awesome Again has sired:
(Click name for 5-cross pedigree & nicking information)

GAME ON DUDE - $6,498,893
(dam by Devil His Due)
1st Santa Anita H. G1 a record3 times (10F, Dirt)
NSR in 2014, record margin in 2013
1st Hollywood Gold Cup G1 twice (10F, AW)
1st Pacific Classic G1 (10F, AW)
1st Goodwood S. G1 (9F, Dirt)
1st Awesome Again S. G1 (9F, Dirt)
2nd Breeders' Cup Classic G1 (10F, Dirt), etc.

GHOSTZAPPER - $3,446,120
(dam by Relaunch)
Horse of the Year, Champion Older Male in U. S.
Inducted into Hall of Fame - 2012
1st Breeders’ Cup Classic G1 (10F, Dirt)
1st Metropolitan H. G1 (8F, Dirt)
1st Woodward S. G1 (9F, Dirt)
1st Vosburgh S. G1 (6.5F, Dirt)
1st Tom Fool H. G2 (7F, Dirt)
1st Philip H. Iselin BC H. G3 (9F, Dirt)

GINGER PUNCH - $3,065,603
(dam by Bold Revenue)   
Champion Older Mare in U. S
1st Breeders’ Cup Distaff G1 (9F, Dirt)
1st Ogden Phipps H. G1 (8.5F, Dirt)
1st Personal Ensign S. G1 (10F, Dirt)
1st Go For Wand H. G1 (twice) (8.5F, Dirt)
1st Ruffian H. G1, (9F, Dirt), etc.

AWESOME GEM - $2,881,370
(dam by Pentelicus)
1st Hollywood Gold Cup G1 (10F, AW)
1st Hawthorne Gold Cup G2 (10F, Dirt)
1st San Fernando BC S. G2 (8.5F, Dirt)
2nd Pacific Classic H. G1 (10F, AW)
2nd Goodwood H. G1 (9F, AW/Dirt) (twice)
2nd Eddie Read H. G1 (9F, Turf)
3rd Breeders’ Cup Classic G1 (10F, Dirt), etc.

WILKO - $2,435,133
(dam by Indian Ridge)
1st Breeders’ Cup Juvenile G1 (8.5F, Dirt)
2nd Dubai World Cup G1 (10F, Dirt)
3rd Santa Anita Derby G1 (9F, Dirt)
3rd Hollywood Futurity G1, (8.5F, Dirt) etc.

ROUND POND – 1,998,700
(dam by Trempolino)
1st Breeders Cup Distaff G1 (9F, Dirt)
1st Acorn S. G1 (8F, Dirt)
1st Fantasy S. G2, (8.5F, Dirt), etc.

OXBOW - $1,243,500
(dam by Cee's Tizzy)
1st Preakness S. G1 (9.5F, Dirt)
1st LeComte S. G3 (8.32F, Dirt)
2nd
Belmont S. G1 (12F, Dirt)

PAYNTER - $1,101,924
(dam by Cee's Tizzy)
1st Haskell Invitational S. G1 (9F, Dirt)
2nd Belmont Stakes G1 (12F, Dirt)
2nd Awesome Again S. G1 (9F, Dirt)
2nd San Diego H. G2 (8.5F, AW)
3rd Derby Trial G3 (8F, Dirt)

TOCCET - $931,387
(dam by Cozzene)
1st Champagne G1 (8.5F, Dirt)
1st Hollywood Futurity G1 (8.5F, Dirt)
1st Remsen G2, (9F, Dirt)
1st Laurel Futurity G3 (8.5F, Dirt), etc.

SPUN SUGAR - $929,171
(dam by Irish Open)
1st Apple Blossom H. G1 (9F, Dirt)
1st Go For Wand H. G1 (9F, Dirt)
1st Black-Eyed Susan S. G2 (9F, Dirt), etc.

SUGAR SHAKE - $500,636
(dam by Skip Trial)
1st Santa Maria H. G1 (8.5F, Dirt)
1st El Encino S. G2 (8.5F, Dirt), etc

DUBAI ESCAPADE - $427,050
(dam by Saratoga Six)
World Record 2YO Filly Purchase ($2,000,000)
1st Ballerina BC S. G1 (7F, Dirt)
1st Madison S. G2 (7F, Dirt),  etc.

DAAHER - $461,384
(dam by Saratoga Six)
1st Cigar Mile G1 (8F, Dirt)
1st Jerome H. G2 (8F, Dirt), etc.

BRAVAZO - $1,223,310
(dam by Tiznow)
1st Risen Star S. G2 (8.5F, Dirt)
2nd Preakness S. G1 (9.5F, Dirt)
2nd Haskell Inv. G1 (8F, Dirt)
3rd Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile G1 (8F, Dirt)
3rd Travers S. G1 (10F, Dirt)
3rd Breeders' Futurity G1 (8.5F, Dirt), etc.

SOMETHING AWESOME - $1,082,051
(dam by Dance Floor)
1st Charles Town Classic G2 (9F, Dirt)
1st General George S. G3 (7F, Dirt)
1st Harrison E. Johnson Memorial S. (9F, Dirt), etc.

SPELLING AGAIN - $534,653
(dam by Alphabet Soup)
1st Princess Rooney S. G2 (6F, Dirt)
1st Chilukki S. G2 (8F, Dirt)
1st Open Mind S. (6F, Dirt), etc.

MANITOULIN - $470,256
(dam by Kris S.)
1st Hollywood Turf Cup G2 (12F, Turf)

AWESOME BABY - $356,078
(dam by Running Stag)
1st Santa Ynez S. G2 (6.5F, Dirt)
1st Santa Ysabel S. G3 (8.5F, Dirt)
1st Sunland Park Oaks (8.5F, Dirt)

ANEW - $307,513
(dam by Olympio)
1st True North H. G2 (6F, Dirt)

SPACY TRACY - $248,190
(dam by Theatrical)
1st Top Flight S. G2 (8F, Dirt)
1st Justakiss S. (8.5F, Dirt)

SPRINGSIDE - $198,260
(dam by Digression)
1st Demoiselle S. G2 (9F, Dirt)

AWESOME SLEW - $1,223,310
(dam by Seeking the Gold)
1st Smarty Jones S. G3 (8.5F, Dirt)
1st Commonwealth S. G3 (7F, Dirt)
1st Ack Ack S. G3 (7F, Dirt)
2nd Forego S. G1 (7F, Dirt)
2nd Carter H. G1 (7F, Dirt)
3rd Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile G1 (8F, Dirt), etc 

PERSONAL LEGEND - $744,805
(day by Storm Bird)
1st Turnback the Alarm H. G3 (9F, Dirt)
2nd Personal Ensign G1 (10F, Dirt), etc.

HOTSTUFANTHENSOME – $756,743
(dam by Turkoman)
1st Cliff Hanger S. G3 (8.5F, Turf)
1st Mac Diarmida H. G3 (NCR) (11F, Turf)
1st Elkwood S. (NCR) (8.5F, Turf), etc.

GOLDEN MYSTERY - $540,223
(dam by Saint Ballado)
1st Hurricane Bertie S. G3 (6.5F, Dirt)
1st Sunshine Millions F/M Sprint (6F, Dirt)

TESSA BLUE – $533,100
(dam by Conquistador Cielo)
1st Indiana Oaks G3 (8.5F, Dirt)
1st Inside Information (8.5F, Dirt), etc.

ICE FESTIVAL - $410,408
(dam by Cozzene)
Sovereign Award finalist, Older Female
1st Maple Leaf S. G3 (10F, AW)
2nd Wonder Where S. (10F, Turf), etc.

TEMPORARY SAINT - $405,101
(dam by Great Gladiator)
1st Westchester H. G3 (8.5F, Dirt), etc.

RUMOR HAS IT - $303,316
(dam by Time For A Change)
1st Kentucky Cup Turf G3 (12F, Turf), etc.

AWESOME ACT - $296,885
(dam by A. P. Indy)
1st Gotham S. G3 (8.5F, Dirt)
3rd Wood Memorial S. G1 (9F, Dirt)

SNORTER - $242,677
(dam by Meadowlake)
1st Berkeley BC H. G3 (8.5F, Dirt), etc

EVERYDAY HEROES - $240,800
(dam by Dayjur)
1st Hirsch Jacobs S. G3 (6F, Dirt)
1st James B. Moseley (6F, Dirt)
2nd Woody Stephens G2 (7F, Dirt)

AWESOME TIME - $226,450
(dam by Seattle Slew)
1st Leonard Richards G3 (8.5F, Dirt)

AWESOME CHIC - $216,028
(dam by A. P. Indy)
1st Florida Oaks G3 (8.5F, Dirt)
1st Gasparilla S. (7F, Dirt), etc.

AWESOMEMUNDO - $172,120
(dam by Shuailaan)
1st Allaire DuPont Distaff S G3 (8.5F, Dirt)

PINK CHAMPAGNE - $145,957
(dam by Known Fact)
1st Natalma S. G3 (8F, Turf)

 

Progeny Photo Gallery Mating Recommendations

Updated October 8, 2018

Awesome Again has shown a great affinity for mares carrying Relaunch and his sire, In Reality. A total of 27 Awesome Again stakes horses are out of mares showing In Reality within five generations. These include many of his very best runners. Horse of the Year & Hall of Famer Ghostzapper is out of daughter of Relaunch while Preakness Stakes (G1) hero Oxbow and Haskell Inv. (G1) winner Paynter are out of mares by the Relaunch son Cee’s Tizzy. The 2018 G2W/G1SP Bravazo is also out of a Cee’s Tizzy dam. We find In Reality in the pedigree of Hollywood Gold Cup (G1) champion Awesome Gem through his damsire Pentelicus (by Fappiano out of an In Reality mare). The dams of Oxbow and Paynter are full sisters to Tiznow making his daughters very interesting for Awesome Again.

Awesome Again has done good work with mares showing Seattle Slew, who we find in the second dam lines of both Paynter and Oxbow through Seattle Song. Seattle Song is also the second damsire of G2W Awesome Baby. Two other Awesome Again stars show this pattern, 8x G1W Game on Dude (second dam by the Seattle Slew on Fast Play) and millionaire MGSW/G1SP Awesome Slew (second dam by Seattle Slew). 

Game on Dude is also an example of Awesome Again’s prowess with mares showing Hail to Reason, as he is one of 17 stakes winners and 28 stakes horses by Awesome Again out of mares carrying this influence. Game on Dude is out of a mare by the Halo grandson Devil His Due and GSW Golden Mystery is out of a mare by Saint Ballado, a full brother to Devil His Due’s sire, Devil’s Bag. Overall, Awesome Again has sired three graded winners and three other graded-placed runners out of mares carrying Halo. The Roberto offshoot of the Hail to Reason broodmare line has also paid dividends. GSW Awesomemundo is out of a mare by Shuailaan (by Roberto) and is one of Awesome Again’s four stakes winners out of Roberto granddaughters. Awesome Again has also sired stakes winners out of mares by Kris S., Lear Fan and Red Ransom.

Of the 41 Awesome Again stakes horses that carry a double of Northern Dancer, 10 are out of mares that show the influence of Nijinsky II. G1W Dubai Escapade and Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) heroine Round Pound both show Nijinsky II in their second dam lines as do the GSWs Anew and Tessa Blue.

Awesome Again’s first G1W, Toccet, is out of a mare by the Caro stallion Cozzene and he is among the 11 stakes horses that Awesome Again has sired out of Cozzene-influenced mares. This sample also includes G3W Ice Festival and MG2W Spelling Again, who is out of a mare by Cozzene’s son Alphabet Soup. Awesome Again has also sired a stakes winner out of a mare by Maria’s Mon, whose dam is by Caro. Interestingly, the reverse of this cross worked to great effect, producing G1W Awesome Maria. Retiring daughters of Maria’s Mon’s son Super Saver who is out of a mare by the Seattle Slew son A. P. Indy, are certainly interesting for Awesome Again.

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