AFTER MARKET was one of Storm Cat’s most exciting performers on the track, and now the six-time graded winner is the leading sophomore sire by Overbrook’s legendary stallion.
Following a big November, led by recent G3 La Prevoyante H. heroine Closing Range, AFTER MARKET ranks as one of the most promising members of what’s turned out to be a vintage group of second-crop sires.
In his class, AFTER MARKET is currently top 5 active Kentucky sire by stakes winners, with his five SWs this year equaling or outpacing Any Given Saturday, Corinthian, Street Sense, etc.
And he’s registered that mark with many fewer runners than most of his competitors. When looking at horses from the same sire line, Scat Daddy, for instance, has one more SW than AFTER MARKET, but achieved that result with 35 more runners (73 vs. 108).
Discreet Cat also had six SWs, but had 126 runners, 53 runners more than AFTER MARKET.
In fact, AFTER MARKET sits behind only ENGLISH CHANNEL and Hard Spun among sophomore Kentucky sires by % of SW/foals, and by % of SW/runners, he is Kentucky’s leading sophomore sire!
AFTER MARKET is also the co-second-leading sophomore sire by graded winners!
Among AFTER MARKET’s standout performers is the G3 Virginia Oaks heroine Volcat, who has banked over $200,000 for owner Landaluce Educe Stables and trainer Ken McPeek. Volcat, also placed in the G3 Pucker Up S., was bred by Edmond and Sharon Hudon.
The aforementioned Closing Range, a Lane’s End sales grad, has a pair of stakes wins to her credit. In addition to her driving 2 3/4-length victory in the Nov. 30 La Prevoyante–against elders and at the expense of the highly regarded Ciao Bella–she captured Monmouth’s Twin Light S. in August. Closing Range is a St. George Farm Racing homebred and is trained by Phil Oliver.
The California-based Lady of Fifty continues to be a tough customer for the Jerry Hollendorfer barn. A two-time stakes winner at two, she’s come back to add two more black-type events in 2012. She kicked off the year with a victory in the California Oaks over Golden Gate’s all-weather, and more recently annexed the Palm Springs H. on the dirt at Santa Anita. Bred by Cloverleaf Farms II, Lady of Fifty is owned by Hollendorfer and George Todaro.
The 2yo filly Renee’s Queen represents the next generation of AFTER MARKET’s stars. Bred by John Liviakis and trained by Eric Guillot for GEM Racing Stable, the chestnut defeated a deep field in the $100,000 Oak Tree Juvenile Fillies Turf S. at Del Mar in September. Renee’s Queen was breaking her maiden in the race, having previously run a strong second to G1SW Executiveprivilege on debut.
Despite this success, AFTER MARKET has been attractively priced for the 2013 breeding season at a fee of just $5,000. That allows for a huge upside for both commercial breeders, and those breeding to race. Catch this market on its way up!