I’ve made it well-known on the TVG Community that I believe Corinthian will be the next big sire in horse racing, in the sales as well as on the track. A miler by sire of sires Pulpit and out of the Easy Goer mare Multiply, who traces tail-female to the great broodmare Special, Corinthian was one of my favorites when he was racing and should show some exceptional offspring now that he’s retired. I’m going to give you all a few offspring of his to follow in your watch lists. Give these horses a few starts to prove some talent, because I think they could be very nice in the future. Before I do that, though, let’s do a quick review of Corinthian’s female family.
Corinthian’s dam, Multiply, is out of the Spectacular Bid mare Add, who is out of the Nijinsky II mare Number, who is out of Forli’s great producing daughter Special.
Special herself produced a number of noteworthy foals, including Nureyev, Fairy Bridge(undefeated in 2 starts), SW Bound, and G2 winner Number.
Nureyev needs very little explanation. In his stud career, he sired 135 stakes winners and more than twenty champions, including Miesque, Theatrical, and Spinning World. He is also the damsire of the likes of Big Brown, Peteski, and Desert King.
In 1981, Fairy Bridge gave birth to a colt by Northern Dancer named Sadler’s Wells. Sadler’s Wells was a talented racehorse, but his claim to fame also came in the breeding shed, where he was the sire of over 293 stakes winners and 74 individual G1 winners to date. Some of his notable progeny include Galileo, High Chaparral, Yeats, and El Prado. Fairy Bridge was also the dam of Fairy Gold, a G3 winner.
Bound was a full sister to Number, being by Nijinsky II, and she was the dam of Archipenko, winner of the Queen Elizabeth II Cup (HK-G1). She also gave birth to 2010 Broodmare of the Year Liable, who was stakes-placed in 15 starts and the dam of 2010 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Blame.
And finally, there was Number. She was most importantly the dam of G1 Grand Criterium winner Jade Robbery, by Mr. Prospector, as well as $200k + earner Swindle(by Private Account), Derby Trial winner Numerous (also by Mr. Prospector), and stakes-placed Add, who was by Spectacular Bid.
Add was productive in the breeding shed, though not quite to the level of the other mares in her family. She gave birth to SW Inflate in 1991, as well as a few other winners. In 1992 she had Multiply, by Easy Goer, who was unraced but would go on to be the dam of G2 San Rafael S. winner Desert Hero and, of course, Corinthian.
Now that you see why I believe Corinthian(and Blame, as well, but that’s another story) has the pedigree to be an outstanding sire, let’s take a look at some of his current 2 year olds.
1) Allthewayyeah is a colt out of Royal Reserves, by Forty Niner. He is a late January foal bred by Manganaro LLC. He’s a half to 3 earners of over $100k, including G2-placed Miner’s Reserve, who was by Mineshaft, a son of AP Indy(the grandsire of Corinthian). The mare Royal Reserves traces tail-female to the immortal Grey Flight, through the line of Resolver, dam of G1 winners Adjudicating, Dispute, and Time for a Change. Allthewayyeah has 2 posted works – 3f in :37.85 on 6/04 at Parx, and 4f in :48.01 from the gate on 6/22 at Parx. It should be noted that none of his 3 most successful siblings won first time out, though Miner’s Reserve won in his second start, at age 3, and Rights Reserved won the Colin Stakes at age 2.
2) Be With Me is a filly out of the Unbridled’s Song mare Sonoma Song. This filly was bred by Hergus Sexton and Sandra Sexton, and her dam is a half to the currently popular runner Nehro, as well as G3 winner Saint Marden and stakes winner Sweet Lips. Be With Me just posted her first published work on 6/27, 4f in :50.23 on the dirt training track at Belmont Park.
3) Bronxgirl is a filly out of Dance Darling, by Devil’s Bag. Bred by Machmer Hall, she posted a :36.30 3f breeze at Colts Neck Stable on 6/18. Her dam is inbred 4×5 to Almahmoud, granddam of Northern Dancer and Halo. Bronxgirl is a half sibling to G2-placed Join in the Dance, and Dance Darling is a sibling to stakes winners Misnomer and Darling Danzig, and graded stakes-placed Grey Beard. Dance Darling’s sister Dancing Fool produced SW Missed the Prom. Bronxgirl, interestingly, has 7 instances of La Troienne in her pedigree, which is obviously never a bad thing,.
4) Chokoloskee is out of the Lost Code mare Devil’s Lake, who also produced G1 winner Gayego. Like Be With Me, she is bred by Hergus and Sandra Sexton. She currently has no published works but was worth including with a potentially precocious pedigree.
5) Classic Corinthian is out of Quiet Weekend, by Quiet American. This colt’s female family is extremely intriguing to me, as is the choice to cross this mare with a grandson of A.P. Indy. Quiet Weekend herself has had an unremarkable produce record, with 5 named foals to date, 3 of which raced in North America, and 2 of which were winners. However, this mare traces tail-female to Lassie Dear, dam of Weekend Surprise, who foaled not only Quiet Weekend’s dam Amirati, but also A.P. Indy, Summer Squall, and Honor Grades. Honor Grades is a full sibling to Amirati, who thus far has not been as productive as her sisters, such as Weekend in Seattle(dam of Mambo in Seattle) and Weekend Storm(dam of Court Vision), but the family of Classic Corinthian is very interesting.
I hope that you found this initial freshman sire blog interesting. I will update later with news from these 2 year olds, and may add a few more to the list as time passes.