Awesome Again

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

Elite Sire

  • 2019: Stakes winner Always Shopping, a Kentucky Oaks contender 
  • Sire of 14 G1 winners, 12 millionaires, 4 Breeders' Cup Champions & 5 multi-millionaires
  • 2018: 2YO Sir Winston and the NEW millionaires Bravazo (G2/MG1SP) & Something Awesome (G2)
  • "Access to Awesome Again remains a priceless privilege." - Thoroughbred Daily News
  • 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 70 blacktype winners & 6 G1 winners, including Eclipse Champion 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

02.04.2019

Awesome Again's Always Shopping On Oaks Trail With Busanda S. Victory

Repole Stable homebred Always Shopping, under a perfect trip engineered by meet-leading rider...

Repole Stable homebred Always Shopping, under a perfect trip engineered by meet-leading rider Manny Franco, broke her maiden in the $100,000 Busanda Feb. 3 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

Trained by Todd Pletcher, the bay daughter of Awesome Again, out of the stakes-winning More Than Ready mare Stopshoppingmaria, got the better of rivals Filly Joel and Miss Marilyn, who had kept her a maiden in her last two starts, to score a 1 1/4-length victory as the 2-1 post-time favorite.



With the win in the 1 1/8-mile test for sophomore fillies, Always Shopping picked up 10 points toward a berth in the Kentucky Oaks (G1), slated for May 3 at Churchill Downs. The Busanda was the second race in the Oaks qualifying series at the Big A, following the grade 2 Demoiselle, held Dec. 1, which was won by Positive Spirit.

Filly Joel, with Jose Lezcano in the irons, emerged from a sextet of frontrunning contenders to mark the opening quarter-mile in :23.91, as Miss Marilyn was hung wide through the opening turn.

Always Shopping broke from the inside post, saved ground along the rail from fifth position, and was content to track the leaders through a half-mile in :48.52. Filly Joel continued to dictate terms under close watch from Getting Warmer and Miss Marilyn on the main track labeled fast.

Filly Joel maintained her lead through the final turn, as Franco urged Always Shopping off the rail and began to reel in the leader with every stride. Always Shopping swooped by a determined Filly Joel and secured the win in a final time of 1:52.24.

"We were cautiously optimistic about this spot. We were always looking to stretch her out and get her to race at two turns. She hadn't broke her maiden yet, but she had run well in her last start," said assistant trainer Byron Hughes. "Manny did a great job saving ground and tilted her out down the stretch. At this point we'll see how she comes out of this race and go from there."

Franco, who leads the meet with 51 wins, said the nine-furlong distance suited his filly.

"The distance helped her a lot. Last time (when she was runner-up to Miss Marilyn Dec. 14 at Aqueduct) she went a mile and the speed held up. I liked the distance today for her," Franco said. "The trip worked out great. I just wanted to make sure she came out of there well and get my position before the turn, and that's what she did. After that, she did it nice."

- edited from www.bloodhorse.com

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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 - $2,003,530
(dam by Tiznow)
1st Risen Star S. G2 (8.5F, Dirt)
2nd Preakness S. G1 (9.5F, Dirt)
2nd Haskell Inv. G1 (8F, Dirt)
2nd Clark H. G1 (9F, 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 - $1,293,601
(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 February 4, 2019

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 18 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. 2019 SW Always Shopping is out of a daughter of the Halo grandson More Than Ready. 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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