Rookie Sensation

Unbridled's Song - My Marchesa, by Stately Don , 16.3 hands   ·   $2,500 S&N

G2 Winner by Unbridled's Song from a Sire Family

  • Grade 2 winner on turf, winner on all-weather 
  • In recent years Unbridled sire-line is responsible for Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, Eclipse Champions Arrogate & Classic Empire, KY Derby winner Always Dreaming, etc.
  • First 2YOs race in 2018!
  • "With an eye-catching late rush" won G2 Twilight Derby on Breeders' Cup Friday at Santa Anita
  • "He always runs unbelievable races." - jockey Victor Espinoza
  • At least 9 sons of Unbridled's Song have sired G1 winners around the globe
  • From the female line of A. P. Indy, Lemon Drop Kid, etc.
  • Bred & raced by 11-time Sovereign Award-winning Breeder Adena Springs
  • Adena Springs has also bred & raced leading sires Awesome Again, Ghostzapper and Macho Uno
Rookie Sensation Unbridled's Song Unbridled Fappiano
Gana Facil
Trolley Song Caro
Lucky Spell
My Marchesa
Stately Don Nureyev
Dona Ysidra
Sooni Buckpasser
Missy Baba
Rookie Sensation - Twilight Derby (G2) 2013
Race Record
Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
3 6 3 1 0 $188,050
4 4 0 1 1 $44,850
Totals 10 3 2 1 $232,900

At 3


  • Twilight Derby -G2

At 4


  • Last Tycoon S. -G3
Top Runners
Rookie Sensation has sired:
(Click name for 5-cross pedigree & nicking information)

Rookie Sensation entered stud in 2014. His first crop races in 2018.

Progeny Photo Gallery Mating Recommendations

Updated October 9, 2018 

Rookie Sensation is a son of the late Unbridled’s Song out of a mare from the sire-producing female line of A. P. Indy, Summer Squall and Lemon Drop Kid, etc.

In Reality-influenced mares went extremely well with Unbridled’s Song to the tune of at least 14 stakes winners, seven of them Grade 1 winners, including his last two Breeders’ Cup champions, Liam's Map and Arrogate. A total of 10 sons of Unbridled’s Song have now sired stakes winners out of mares showing In Reality.

Unbridled’s Song over Deputy Minister has produced a high degree of quality, with Arrogate a prime example. His second dam is by Deputy Minister while Eclipse Award champion Will Take Charge is among the pair of Grade 1 winners Unbridled’s Song sired with daughters of the Deputy Minister son Dehere. G1W Majestic Harbor is by an Unbridled’s Song son out of a mare by French Deputy. That son of Deputy Minister is also damsire of a Grade 2 winner by the Unbridled’s Song stallion Songandaprayer. Daughters of the Deputy Minister stallions Awesome Again and Touch Gold have contributed to the success of this cross as well. Daughters of Awesome Again’s top son Ghostzapper (out of an In Reality granddaughter) should also go well with Rookie Sensation.

Unbridled’s Song and his sons have sired over 30 stakes winners (four G1 winners) out of mares showing Nijinsky II. The Unbridled's Song sire-line has produced a similar number of stakes winners with mares carrying Danzig. There are a trio of G1 winners in that group, including Breeders' Cup winners Ria Antonia and Arrogate.

Storm Bird/Storm Cat are other Northern Dancer-line influences that should go well with Rookie Sensation. Unbridled’s Song and 13 of his sons have sired over 40 stakes winners out of Storm Cat-influenced mares. This sample includes a pair of Grade 1 winners by Unbridled’s Song and three more by his sons.

Daughters and granddaughters of Giant’s Causeway are certainly interesting, including mares by the Adena Springs North stallion Giant Gizmo. The reverse of the Unbridled’s Song/Giant’s Causeway cross has yielded four Graded winners including MG1W Carpe Diem. In addition, we find Nureyev (Rookie Sensation’s maternal grandsire) and Giant’s Causeway together in the pedigrees of over 65 stakes winners and seven Group/Grade 1 winners around the globe.

Unbridled’s Song and his sons are clicking with select strains of the Mr. Prospector line, namely Forty Niner and Gone West. Arrogate is out of a daughter of the Forty Niner son Distorted Humor, also the damsire of a stakes winner by Unbridled’s Song’s son Even the Score. Liam’s Map is out of a mare by the Forty Niner grandson Trippi (by End Sweep out of a Valid Appeal daughter).

Ria Antonia is out of a daughter of the Gone West stallion Mr. Greeley, damsire of three other SWs on this cross. Overall there are at least 12 stakes winners and seven graded winners bred Unbridled’s Song over Gone West.

Unbridled’s Song and his sons have produced exceptional quality out of mares showing Hold Your Peace (sire of Meadowlake, etc.) - at least 10 SWs, eight of them winners at the G1 or G2 level.

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