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Arch / Woodman's Dancer, by Woodman
Print: 2008, dkb/br. - Entered Stud: 2012 | Fee: $9,000 S&N | Nominated to: Breeders' Cup, KTDF

G1 SW - Sired Keeneland Session Topper

  • Multiple Graded stakes winner and Classic competitor of $832,744
  • The only horse at stud by Blame’s sire, Arch, to win stakes at two and three
  • Courageous winner of $1,000,000 Arkansas Derby (G1)
  • Defeated a deep field in $250,000 Southwest S. (G3) over a mile at Oaklawn
  • Broke his maiden in style at two, in the Sugar Bowl S. at Fair Grounds
  • Competed exclusively in stakes after his career debut
  • Stakes winner at six furlongs, a mile, and 1 1/8 miles
  • Similar breeding cross as Champion Blame: By Arch, out of a granddaughter of Mr. Prospector, 2nd dam granddaughter of Northern Dancer
  • Dam is a multiple Graded stakes mare/multiple stakes producer 
  • First yearlings sold for $130,000, $110,000, $110,000, etc., incl. KeeSep Session Topper
  • Bred to 475 mares his first three seasons - 129 in 2014
  • First two-year-olds race in 2015
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Archarcharch News

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Spendthrift sets 2014 fees, Malibu Moon to $95,000

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farms announced its 2014 stud fees for 21 stallions both Kentucky-based and regional, led again by leading sire Malibu Moon whose fee moves to $95,000 S&N. The following are all Spendthrift stallions and locations for 2014, including stands and nurses fees...

G1 winner Archarcharch sires first foal

Monday, January 14, 2013
Grade 1 winner Archarcharch was represented by his first foal on Saturday evening when a filly was born at September Farm in Versailles, KY...

G1 winner Archarcharch to stand at Spendthrift

Thursday, May 19, 2011
Arkansas Derby (G1) winner Archarcharch will enter stud in 2012 at B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm, it was announced Thursday, May 19th...

Race and (Stakes) Record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
2 2 1(1) 1 0 $47,744
3 5 2(2) 0 1 $785,000
Total 7 3(3) 1 1 $832,744

Racing Highlights

Won at 2

  • Sugar Bowl S (6f, defeating Joe Hollywood, B G Suavecito, Hydro Power).

Won at 3

  • Arkansas Derby (G1, 9f, dftg, Nehro, Dance City, Sway Away, Alternation, J W Blue, The Factor, J P's Gusto, Elite Alex, Saratoga Red, Brethren, Caleb's Posse, Truman's Commander).
  • Southwest S (G3, 8f, dftg, J P's Gusto, Elite Alex, Picko's Pride, Yankee Passion, Caleb's Posse, Grant Jack, Derivative, Brickyard Fast, Ghost Is Clear, Bonaroo).

3rd at 3

  • Rebel S (G2, 8.5f, to The Factor, Caleb's Posse, dftg, Saratoga Red, J W Blue, Sway Away, J P's Gusto, Picko's Pride, Bluegrass Jam).

Archarcharch Pedigree / Analysis

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Dosage Profile: DP = 6-3-20-1-0 (30) DI = 1.73 CD = 0.47
courtesy of Pedigree Query
dkb/br. 1995
dkb/br. 1977
b. 1969 [C]
HAIL TO REASON (USA) br. 1958 [C]
BRAMALEA (USA) b. 1959 *
b. 1965
b. 1988
dkb/br. 1977 [IC]
PAS DE NOM (USA) dkb/br. 1968
ch. 1981
ALYDAR (USA) ch. 1975 [C]
COURTLY DEE (USA) dkb/br. 1968 *
dkb/br. 1994
ch. 1983
b. 1970 [BC]
RAISE A NATIVE (USA) ch. 1961 [B]
ch. 1975
BUCKPASSER (USA) b. 1963 [C]
INTRIGUING (USA) ch. 1964 *
b. 1985
b. 1977 [C]
SPECIAL (USA) b. 1969 *
b. 1966
COMMANDING (NZ) ch. 1958
TIPPING (USA) b. 1956

Alan Porter Breeding Analysis for ArchArchArch

Archarcharch is is a winner of 3 races, $832,744, including Arkansas Derby (gr. I), Southwest Stakes (gr. III) and Sugar Bowl Stakes, third Rebel Stakes (gr. II). Archarcharch is by Arch, winner of 5 races, $480,969, including Super Derby (gr. I) and Fayette Stakes (gr. II).

Arch is sire of 28 stakes winners, including Champions Blame, Arravale, Overarching, and Les Arcs, grade one winners Archarcharch, Pine Island, Prince Arch, graded winners Art Trader, Lattice, Mongomery’s Arch, etc.

Archarcharch is half-brother to stakes winner Run Sully Run. His dam, graded stakes placed Woodman’s Dancer, is three-parts-sister to Nortena (dam of stakes winner Flower Forest), and half-sister to stakes winners Seattle Pattern and Total Bull, to Gold Pattern (dam of graded stakes winning and classic placed Arch Swing), and to Sheba’s Step (dam of stakes winners Arch Rebel and On My Dime; granddam of stakes winners Livinonlovandadime and Hyperlink). The granddam is grade one winner Pattern Step, a half-sister to group and graded winners Motley and Fast, stakes winner Master Ace, group placed Forward, stakes placed Hofuf (dam of stakes winner King James), and Poundcake (granddam of stakes winners Zarb’s Luck and Zarb’s Star).

Archarcharch was a stakes winner sprinter at two, and a grade one winner and multiple graded stakes winner at up to nine furlongs at three. His potentially brilliant racing career was cut short by an injury suffered in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), a race in which the runner-up had been defeated by Archarcharch in the Arkansas Derby (gr. I) on their previous start. Archarcharch, is by Arch, a Roberto line stallion who has proved his ability to sire an outstanding performer with not only Archarcharch, but also such runners as Champions Blame, Arravale, Overarching, and Les Arcs, and the exceptional filly Pine Island. Archarcharch is out of a multiple graded stakes performer and multiple stakes producer, and his granddam is a grade one winning daughter of Nureyev.

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