Here is one of the best sires in the Mid-Atlantic region. . . nearly 40 lifetime stakes horses. . . average earnings per starter of more than $52,000. . . nearly 80 percent starters from foals. . . 77 percent winners per starters. . . LION HEARTED offers incredible value for a $3,000 stud fee! And breeders were quick to take note in 2011 as the fashionable son of Storm Cat covered 72 mares, the most of any stallion in Maryland.
A Mid-Atlantic region top-five stallion, LION HEARTED has had progeny earnings exceed $3 million each of the past four years, and currently ranks as Maryland’s leading sire of 2012 (through the end of March). Among LION HEARTED’s stellar performers are full sisters SILVER HEART and ASPENGLOW. SILVER HEART accounted for the richest race for fillies and mares on 2011 West Virginia Breeders Classic night as she flew home in the $250,000 Cavada Breeders Classic. ASPENGLOW is a winner of five stakes, including the 2010 Cavada Breeders Classic, and was second in the Gr. 2 Barbara Fritchie H. Combined, the two have earned more than $920,000 during their careers!
The leading Mid-Atlantic freshman sire in 2004, LION HEARTED struck quickly with his first starter in his first crop, stakes-winning juvenile filly CHOCOLATE BROWN. The stakes list continues to grow and includes $542,536-earner ROARING LION, a five-time stakes winner who captured his second consecutive Mr. Prospector S. at Monmouth Park in 2011.
At the sales, LION HEARTED’s lifetime 2-year-old average is $58,479, nearly 20 times his stud fee. Multiple graded stakes-placed, out of a Gr.1 winner, LION HEARTED descends from the classic lines of champions EASY GOER and RELAXING and is a half-brother to Gr.2 winner CAT CAY and Gr.1 winner and sire STROLLING ALONG.
Won- A maiden special weight race at Aqu ($38,000, 6f).
Won- An allowance race at Bel ($43,000, 7f in 1:23.60).
An allowance race at Aqu ($45,000, 7f in 1:24.22).
2nd- Riva Ridge S (gr. II, 7f, to Yes It’s True, dftg. Silver Season, Millions, Aristotle, Grand Hope, Bought in Dixie, Puncher).
Amsterdam S (gr. III, 6f, to Successful Appeal, dftg. Silver Season, Torrid Sand, Aristotle, Shadow Caster, Davey’s Cutlass, Fantastic Finish, etc.).
© 2001 Tony Leonard
|Lion Hearted||Storm Cat||Storm Bird||Northern Dancer|
|Cadililcaing||Alydar||Raise a Native|
1996, Dark Bay/Brown, Storm Cat-Cadililacing, by Alydar
2014 STUD FEE: $3,000 Live Foal - Stand & Nurse
Stands at Northview Stallion Station - Chesapeake City, Maryland
Nominated to Breeders' Cup & Maryland Million, Ltd.