Singing Saint

El Prado (IRE) - Relaxing Rhythm, by Easy Goer , 16.1 hands

Unbeaten Son of Champion Sire & Sire of Sires El Prado

  • 10% blacktype horses/starters
  • Sire of blacktype winners Harp N Halo & Songs and Laughter
  • Additional BT horses include Tairneach & Hot Cross Buns
  • "Singing Saint was the best maiden winner I had ever been around. He had an enormous amount of untapped talent." - trainer Brian Lynch
  • Defeated eventual MGSW Simmard in second start
  • Successful sons of El Prado include Champion Sire Kitten's Joy, Medaglia d'Oro, Artie Schiller, etc.
  • Sons of El Prado have sired at least 36 Grade/Group 1 winners & 5 Breeders' Cup champs
  • Out of G2SW Relaxing Rhythm & a half-brother to G2SW Spring Waltz
  • "Adena Springs knows how to make stallions" - Bill Oppenheim
Singing Saint El Prado (IRE) Sadler's Wells Northern Dancer
Fairy Bridge
Lady Capulet Sir Ivor
Cap and Bells
Relaxing Rhythm
Easy Goer Alydar
Regal Gal Viceregal
Impetuous Lady
Songs and Laughter - Bold Ruckus Stakes
Harp N Halo - Avowal S.
Race Record
Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
4 2 2 0 0 $79,090
Totals 2 2 0 0 $79,090


  • Maiden Special, in debut, winning "in hand"
  • Allowance, over eventual multiple Graded winner Simmard


New Stakes Winner for Singing Saint

Saratoga invader Harp N Halo ran bravely on the lead to take the $104,000 Avowal Stakes at...

Saratoga invader Harp N Halo ran bravely on the lead to take the $104,000 Avowal Stakes at Woodbine on Monday, September 7.

A 4yo daughter of Singing Saint, Harp N Halo vied with Zensational Bunny and Silent Treat (by Silent Name) early in the seven-furlong turf sprint before engaging solely with Silent Treat along the rail through the turn. The favored Stellar Path took dead aim at the leaders in the stretch, but she could not get by Harp N Halo who dug in to prevail by a neck over an equally resilient Silent Treat. She stopped the timer in 1:21.82 over the firm ground.

Luis Contreras rode Harp N Halo, who was making her stakes debut for Curragh Stable and trainer John Terranova.

“My filly broke really sharp,” said Contreras. “I tried to stay a little behind the speed, but she was really game early. She was so comfortable and confident. It’s really nice to ride a filly like this. She was fighting down the stretch. She just wanted to win.”

Harp N Halo is the latest stakes winner bred by eight-time Eclipse Award-winning breeder Adena Springs. The filly graduated from the Adena consignment at the 2012 Fasig-Tipton October sale with a $7,000 price tag and was later purchased for $75,000 as a juvenile at OBS by Curragh Racing. 

Singing Saint is a gorgeous, unbeaten son of El Prado and is the sire of 12% blacktype runners from starters. He currently ranks among the top 5 Third Crop sires in Canada.

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Top Runners
Singing Saint has sired:
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HARP N HALO - $177,710
(dam by Richter Scale)
1st Avowal S. (7F, Turf)
2nd Jill Jellison Memorial S. (5F, Turf)

(dam by Distorted Humor)
1st Bold Ruckus S. (6F, Turf)
2nd Queenston S. (7F, AW)

Tairneach - $191,542
(dam by Skip Trial)
2nd Prairie Mile S. (8F, Dirt)

Hot Cross Buns - $104,573
(dam by Doneraile Court)
2nd Passing Mood S. (7F, Turf)

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Update October 15, 2016 

Singing Saint is an undefeated son of champion sire El Prado out of a mare by the champion Alydar racer Easy Goer. El Prado has emerged as an important sire of sires with the six-figure stallions Medaglia d’Oro and Champion Sire Kitten’s Joy among his Grade 1-siring sons so far.

El Prado worked well with Mr. Prospector-line mares and his sons, including Singing Saint, appear to be following suit. The Forty Niner, Gone West and Gulch/Thunder Gulch branches are especially attractive. 

Singing Saint’s 2016 SW Songs and Laughters is out of a mare by the Forty Niner son Distorted Humor. That makes it at least 11 stakes winners by five different El Prado sons with Forty Niner-line dams. Eight of these are group/graded winners including the all-time greats Rachel Alexandra (dam by Roar) and Songbird (West Acre) by Medaglia d’Oro.

Kitten’s Joy and Medaglia d’Oro have combined to sire at least 11 stakes winners out of Gone West mares and this group also shows a high degree of quality - seven group/graded winners and three G1 winners. Four of these stakes winners are out of mares by Grand Slam, another two out of Proud Citizen daughters. 

Medaglia d’Oro has sired a trio of stakes winners, including G1Ws Mshawish and Passion for Gold, out of a mares by Thunder Gulch (by Gulch). Thunder Gulch has also blended well with Singing Saint’s maternal great-grandsire Alydar (at least eight stakes winners, including G1W’s Circular Quay and Point Given).

The second dam of SP Hot Cross Buns is by the Mr. Prospector son Conquistador Cielo, whose influence we also find in the pedigree of Songs and Laughter.

Another of Singing Saint's early stakes horses is out of a mare by the Seattle Slew son Doneraile Court. The El Prado/Seattle Slew cross has produced well over 20 stakes winners and three of those are Grade 1 winners, all out of daughters or granddaughters of A. P. Indy. El Prado, Kitten’s Joy and Medaglia d’Oro have all sired stakes winners out of mares by the champion Slew son Capote.

Based on his sire’s success, Roberto-influenced mares hold high promise for Singing Saint. Indeed, Songs and Laughter’s second dam is by the Roberto stallion Dynaformer. Overall, there are at least 16 stakes winners bred El Prado over Roberto, nine group/graded and five G1 winners. 

Mares from the Damascus line should be strongly considered for Singing Saint. This is the cross that gave us Medaglia d’Oro and both he and Kitten’s Joy have sired graded stakes winners with Damascus-line mares. One of Singing Saint’s early stakes horses is out of a mare by Skip Trial, a Damascus grandson. 

El Prado also had good success with mares from the Blushing Groom broodmare line, with seven stakes winners, four graded, including G1W Spanish Moon. The El Prado/Blushing Groom tally is up to 16 stakes winners, seven at the group/graded level.

Singing Saint’s SW Hot Cross Buns is out of a mare by Richter Scale, a great-grandson of Sir Gaylord, with a second dam a granddaughter of Clever Trick.

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