LEMON DROP KID hit an impressive milestone at the prestigious Royal Ascot meeting last week when his 3-year-old son Pisco Sour captured the G3 Tercentenary S. (formerly The Hampton Court S.) over 1 1/4 miles. That gave LEMON DROP KID his 20th graded/group winner, and pushed his career stakes winners to 58! LEMON DROP KID sports an impressive 8.9% strike rate of stakes winners to foals. Bred by Hascombe Stud, owned by Michael Kerr-Dineen and trained by Hughie Morrison, Pisco Sour, a 100,000gns TATOCT yearling, now has three wins and cumulative earnings of $282,570.
LEMON DROP KID had two other 3-year-old stakes horses last week: the filly You’re Kidding ran second in Belmont’s $75,000 Miss Royal S., while the colt Lake Drop was third in the Gran Premio d’Italia at Milan. His further 2011 sophomore stakes performers include the G3 LeComte S. winner Wilkinson, as well as Beachcombing, Cool Dude (Fr), and Special Kid. LEMON DROP KID is also the sire of the New York stakes winner Kid Kate, the South American Group 1 winner Spicer Boy, and the G2 San Juan Capistrano Invitational H. and G2 San Luis Rey S. hero Juniper Pass.