Signature Red

Bernstein - Irish and Foxy, by Irish Open

A Leading Young Sire in Canada

  • Canada's #1 First Crop sire in '16, #2 Second Crop sire in '17
  • Sire of 17% blacktype horses/starters
  • Stakes winners in each crop: Signature Spring (2016 Colin S.) & unbeaten Latonka (2017 Bull Page S.)
  • 70% winners/starters; average earnings per starter over $40,000
  • Speedy multiple G2-winning sprinter & Sovereign Award finalist
  • Won/placed in 10 Stakes on turf & all-weather, earned $630,232
  • By the top international Storm Cat son Bernstein, a Champion sire of 19 G1 winners globally, including Breeders' Cup winners Tepin & Karakontie
Signature Red Bernstein Storm Cat Storm Bird
La Affirmed Affirmed
La Mesa
Irish and Foxy
Irish Open Irish Tower
Royal Loom
Fast and Foxy Horatius
Fat Wood

Latonka - Bull Page S.
Signature Spring - Colin S.
Race Record
Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
3 8 3 0 3 $134,735
4 9 2 3 1 $247,810
5 8 1 3 3 $247,810
6 2 0 0 0 $10,499
Totals 27 6 6 7 $630,232

At 3


  • Kennedy Road S. -G3

At 4


  • Highlander S. -G2


  • Kennedy Road S. -G3


  • Vigil S. -G3

At 5
Sovereign Award finalist


  • Highlander S. -G2


  • Jacques Cartier S. 
  • Bold Venture S. 
  • King Corrie S.  


  • Vigil S. -G3 
  • Kennedy Road S. -G3


Signature Red to Adena Springs North

Frank Stronach's Adena Springs North near Aurora, Ontario has sold Singing Saint and welcomed...

Frank Stronach's Adena Springs North near Aurora, Ontario has sold Singing Saint and welcomed Signature Red (pictured) to its roster for the 2018 breeding season.

Signature Red was the leading first-crop Canadian sire of 2017 and is currently ranked second among this year's second-crop sires behind only Jersey Tow,  who stood outside the province prior to 2018. 

The 11-year-old son of Bernstein—Irish and Foxy, by Irish Open, was bred in Kentucky by Gary Tussey and raced by owner/breeder Howard Walton, who races under the nom de course Norseman Racing Stables.

Signature Red was a multiple graded stakes winner who compiled a 6-6-7 record out of 27 starts and collected $630,232 in earnings.

Signature Red entered stud at Colebrook Farms Stallion Station and stood there through the 2017 season. Walton, who has been a friend of Stronach's for more than 40 years, decided recently he wanted the stallion closer to his home north of Toronto.

"There was no issue with Colebrook," said Dermot Carty, director of sales for Adena Springs. "Mr. Walton really likes his stallion, and now he is only 15 minutes away."

The stallion's relocation was a boon to Adena Springs as well. Signature Red has sired 13 winners from 17 starters to date, which includes black-type stakes winners Signature Spring and Latonka. Signature Red will stand for CAN$3,000 next year.

"I quite like the horse," Carty said. "His numbers are good, and he upgrades his mares."

Singing Saint to Alberta

Singing Saint, a 13-year-old son of El Prado—Relaxing Rhythm, by Easy Goer, who was bred and raced by Adena Springs, was bought by Alberta businessman and ranch owner Kerry Wilson and Meadow Brook Farm. They will stand the stallion with assistance from Highfield Stock Farm near Okotoks, south of Calgary. 

"Making this horse available is part of Mr. Stronach's efforts to help Western Canada develop and improve its racing," Carty said. "It is going to be nice because they have a new racetrack in Calgary, so the more horse racing going on, the better for the whole industry."

Century Downs reintroduced live horse racing to Calgary in 2015, but didn't run its first Thoroughbred meet until this fall. Prior to Century Downs opening, the last live Thoroughbred race was run in 2008 at the former Stampede Park. 

"It really was a fantastic meet," said Jennifer Buck with Highfield Stock Farm of the Sept. 23-Nov. 5 Century Downs meet. "It was a reuniting of the horse people in the area, and the energy was amazing."

Buck said she hopes Singing Saint will help contribute to a resurgence of Thoroughbred racing in Alberta. The stallion has sired 30 winners out of 45 starters from 59 foals of racing age. His top runners include black-type winners Harp N Halo and Songs and Laughter, and also stakes-placed winners Tairneach and Hot Cross Buns.

Singing Saint will stand for CAN$3,000.

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

(dam by Outflanker)
1st Colin S. (6F, AW)
2nd Bull Page S. (6F, AW)

LATONKA - $81,624
(dam by Dance to Destiny)
1st Bull Page S. (6F, AW)

Red Cabernet - $102,173
(dam by Deputy Commander)
2nd La Prevoyante S. (8F, Turf)


Progeny Photo Gallery Mating Recommendations

Updated November 21, 2017 

Signature Red is a son of the top international Storm Cat stallion Bernstein, a Champion Sire and sire of 19 G1 winners around the globe. He has a pedigree free of Mr. Prospector, shows Northern Dancer back in his fifth generation and Raise A Native further back still in the sixth.

Signature Red’s SW Signature Spring is out of a mare by the Danzig son Outflanker and the overall Storm Cat/Danzig cross is approaching 200 stakes winners worldwide. Outflanker is bred on the Danzig/Alydar cross similar to Hard Spun putting his daughters and granddaughters in play. We also find Danzig in the pedigree of SW Latonka, whose damsire is bred on the Mr. Prospector/Danzig cross. Distorted Humor and Fusaichi Pegasus are among others bred on this cross and mares showing those influences are candidates for Signature Red. Distorted Humor is particularly compelling as he’s a son of Forty Niner. Bernstein is the sire of at least five stakes winners out of Forty Niner granddaughters and Forty Niner is also found in the second damline of Signature Red’s SP Red Cabernet (2nd dam by Twining).

Other contemporary Canadian sources of Danzig include the late Langfuhr son Wando and Adena Springs’ own Silent Name, who’s out of a mare by the great Danzig stallion Danehill.

Silent Name mares are especially interesting for Signature Red as one of Bernstein’s Breeders’ Cup winners, 2014 Mile hero Karakontie, is out of a mare by Silent Name’s sire Sunday Silence. The larger Bernstein/Halo cross has produced at least eight more stakes winners including four other G1 winners and a G3 winner by a Bernstein son. Many of these are out of daughters of Southern Halo, making mares showing the terrific Southern Halo son More Than Ready very interesting for Signature Red as well.

Based on Bernstein’s success, other Mr. Prospector-line targets for Signature Red include Carson City, Gone West, Kingmambo (sire of Lemon Drop Kid), Gulch (sire of Court Vision), Seeking the Gold (sire of Where’s the Ring), Fappiano (grandsire of Niigon). 

Mares showing the Mr. Prospector grandson Street Cry are also worth consideration as he’s a source of both Halo and Never Bend, an influence found in a pair of Signature Red’s early stakes horses. The Street Cry male-line includes Street Sense, Street Boss and former Canadian stallion Victor's Cry.

Bernstein had a good deal of success in South America with mares by the Buckpasser stallion Egg Toss. Remaining North American sources of Buckpasser include grandsons like the former Adena Springs stallion Einstein (by Spend a Buck), Kentucky Derby winner Silver Charm (by Silver Buck) and Montbrook (by Buckaroo). The aforementioned Seeking the Gold is by Mr. Prospector out of a Buckpasser daughter and mares showing Exchange Rate (by Danzig out of a Seeking the Gold daughter) are certainly interesting as well.

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