From the start, the Stronach family has been firmly committed to offering the best stallion roster anywhere, and we are extremely proud of our success. From an initial stud fee of $5,000 we developed the late El Prado into a Champion Sire in North America. He is now one of the world's most important sire of sires. His sons like Medaglia d'Oro, Kitten's Joy and Artie Schiller have combired to sire at least 18 Grade/Group 1 winners around the world.
Adena Springs has also developed Awesome Again into an Elite Sire. He's the sire of 14 Grade 1 winners and 4 Breeders' Cup Champions, tied with Smart Strike and Tapit for most among active stallions. He's also the only Breeders' Cup Classic winner to sire a Breeders' Cup Classic winner. Awesome Again stands alongside his half brother, Macho Uno, the sire of many top runners, including Mucho Macho Man, winner of the 2013 Breeders Cup Classic. Awesome Again's son, Horse of the Year and Hall of Famer Ghostzapper, is fulfilling his vast potential at stud with Grade 1 winners like Stately Victor, Contested, Starship Truffles and Better Lucky. He is the sire of 21% Stakes horses/starters, 14% Stakes winners/starters and 8% Graded winners/starters, figures that put him in company with the best sires in North America. The young stallions Einstein, a 5-time Grade 1 winner and Tiago, a multiple Grade 1 winner & Classic-placed runner, have gotten off to good starts in their second careers. Both have sired impressive Maiden winners and Stakes horses from their first crops, juveniles of 2013. After successful tours in New York, 2006 Breeders' Cup Clasic winner Alphabet Soup and 2007 Belmont Stakes winner Touch Gold returned to Adena Springs Kentucky for the 2014 season. Together they have sired nearly 80 Stakes winners and the earners of over $80 million. Adena Springs Kentucky also welcomed two excting new stallions to roster for 2014: 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic winner Fort Larned and 5-time Grade 1 winner Point of Entry. Fort Larned's addition makes Adena Springs the first farm in history to stand four Breeders' Cup Classic winners.
Adena Springs has also committed significant stallion power to Canada and Maryland. Standing at Adena Springs in Ontario are: Silent Name, Canada's #1 in 2013 and the Western Hemisphere's #1 son of Sunday Silence; Milwaukee Brew, a Champion Sire in Canada; Sligo Bay, Canada's #1 juvenile sire in 2013 and North America's #1 active son of Sadler's Wells; the Giant's Causeway son Giant Gizmo, Canada's #1 first crop sire in 2013; Mast Track, record-setting winner of the Hollywood Gold Cup (G1); Singing Saint, an unbeaten son of El Prado and the multiple graded stakes winner Musketier.
Showing Up, Plan, Giacomo and Hunters Bay will take up residence at the newly formed Heritage Stallons for the 2014 season. Showing Up ranked as the #1 second crop sire in Canada before the move to Maryland and is the sire of several new Stakes runners in the latter half of 2013, including 2yo SW/GSP Bon Accord, who ran a good 4th in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1). Kentucky Derby winner Giacomo is the sire of 14% Stakes horses/starters and has sired Graded winners and Grade 1 performers in both hemispheres. Plan is a Graded-winning/Grade 1-placed son of Storm Cat out of Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) champion Spain. The Adena Springs homebred Hunters Bay is the newest stallion to join the roster. He's a Graded Stakes winner and Sovereign Award champion by Horse of the Year and top young sire Ghostzapper.
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