MEDALLIST is one of the most prolific stakes sires in the region!
Golden from the start, the 2009 Mid-Atlantic leading freshman sire ranked among the top 20 third-crop sires in the nation in 2011 by number of stakes winners. And from 80 starters in his first three crops (through the end of 2011), 13 are stakes horses. That’s more than 16 percent. . . when his oldest runners were only 4!
In 2010, MEDALLIST led the region’s second-crop sires by number of stakes winners. In 2011, in his first Mid-Atlantic-sired crop, MEDALLIST has three juvenile stakes horses from 13 starters!
The leading runner for MEDALLIST, New York-bred champion IBBOYEE, extended his record in 2011. A stakes winner each year from 2 to 4, IBBOYEE has earnings of $701,822 and is credited with a dozen stakes wins or placings in his career. Facing only stakes company since breaking his maiden in his first start at 2, IBBOYEE has won at Saratoga, Monmouth Park, Aqueduct and Finger Lakes and is four times graded stakes placed.
MEDALLIST also sired ultra-consistent 2011 stakes winners BESSIE M, who hit the board in 10 of her 11 starts for the season, and TROPHY BOY, with three wins and a second in four starts, three in stakes.
A son of classic winner TOUCH GOLD, MEDALLIST proved his brilliance when he won the Withers S.-G3 in his stakes debut, then followed with a tour-de-force in the Dwyer S.-G2, blasting through fractions of :22.83, :44.45, 1:07.96 and 1:33.27 – only six 3-year-olds have run a faster mile on the dirt in history – to complete the 11/16 mi. in a stakes record 1:40.02. Another stakes record fell in the 7 fur. Kenny Noe Jr. H. at Calder, and he equaled Gulfstream Park’s 6 1/2 fur. track mark in the Deputy Minister H.-G3.
A half-brother to Gr.2 winner AIR COMMANDER and graded stakes-placed Formidable, MEDALLIST is out of Gr.1-placed stakes-winning SANTARIA, a daughter of champion sprinter STAR DE NASKRA.
Won- Dwyer S (gr. II, $150,000, 8.5f in 1:40.02, by 3 3/4, dftg. The Cliff’s Edge, Sir Shackleton, Golden Look, Preachinatthebar, Shaniko).
Withers S (gr. III, $150,000, 8f in 1:34.49, by 31, dftg. Forest Danger, Two Down Automatic, Saratoga County, One Tough Dude).
Kenny Noe Jr. H ($100,000, 7f in 1:22.62, by 41, dftg. Paradise Dancer, Hasty Kris, Vinemeister, Silver Wagon, Coach Jimi Lee, Weigelia, Built Up, Kristine’s King, Love That Moon).
A maiden special weight race at GP ($32,000, 7f in 1:22.96, by 31, dftg. Evening Trial, Joma, Mahzouz, Chi Town, Alarm On the Farm, Confirmed, Meadow Larking, Sking Joe, American Cherokee).
Won- Deputy Minister H (gr. III, $100,000, 6.5f in 1:15.62, NTR, dftg. Mister Fotis, Kela, Paradise Dancer, Nightmare Affair, Voodoo).
2nd- Carter H (gr. I, 7f, to Forest Danger, dftg. Don Six, Unforgettable Max, Mass Media, Primary Suspect).
|Medallist||Touch Gold||Deputy Minister||Vice Regent|
|Santaria||Star de Naskra||Naskra|
|Act of Magic||Halo|
2001, dkb/br, Touch Gold-Santaria, by Star de Naskra
2013 STUD FEE: $2,500 Live Foal - Stand & Nurse
Stands at Northview PA - Peach Bottom, Pennsylvania
Nominated to Breeders' Cup - Registered Pennsylvania Stallion