Storm Cat’s brilliant son AFTER MARKET concluded his freshman season as the 8th-leading active Kentucky sire in the nation. His 14 first-crop winners included the stakes winner Lady of Fifty, who established herself as perhaps the best juvenile filly in Northern California with a pair of black-type wins for the Jerry Hollendorfer barn. A four-length winner sprinting on debut in July, the filly got her nose down first in the six-furlong Golden Gate Debutante S. in November, then handled the stretch-out when a half-length best in the one-mile Corte Madera S. at Golden Gate in December. “She’s such a nice, big, comfortable filly to ride–she makes it very easy,” winning jockey Kevin Krigger told the Daily Racing Form after the Corte Madera. Lady of Fifty concluded 2011 with three wins in four starts and was bred by Cloverleaf Farms II, Inc.
Another of AFTER MARKET’s daughters on the West Coast, Raesunbridledfaith, showed her promise by placing in both the 6 1/2-furlong $100,000 Barretts Debutante S. and in Santa Anita’s 1 1/16-mile Robert H. Walter California Cup Juvenile Fillies S., both on dirt. She was bred by Pam and Martin Wygod, who were also responsible for the AFTER MARKET filly Belle Gallantey, who placed in the $75,000 Fantasy S. in Canada.
The Wygods also bred the talented 2-year-old colt Which Market, a Lane’s End sales grad who broke his maiden facing Aqueduct special weight company in November.
AFTER MARKET’s runners have been hugely versatile. They have won on dirt, turf and synthetic, ranging in distance from 3 1/2 furlongs to 1 1/16 miles. In fact at least nine of his first-crop maiden winners came on dirt, and two of his three stakes performers were on dirt.
At the sales, AFTER MARKET’s yearlings brought up to $170,000, and his juveniles sold for up to $145,000.
With all market indicators pointing to an even more successful 2012, AFTER MARKET looks a confirmed bargain at a $7,500 fee!