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Indian Charlie / Galloping Gal, by Victory Gallop
2009, B - Entered Stud: 2014 | Fee: $10,000 S&N | Nominated to: Breeders' Cup, KTDF

G1 Winning 2YO by Indian Charlie

  • G1-winning two-year-old by Indian Charlie – like UNCLE MO
  • Won the $750,000 CashCall Futurity (G1) at two in 1:42 3/5 – fastest in recent years incl. Violence and Lookin at Lucky
  • Weighted 120 lbs. on the Experimental – higher than Gemologist, Alpha, Take Charge Indy, I’ll Have Another, etc.
  • Multiple SW at two – incl. Real Quiet S. – after an impressive Santa Anita maiden win in first start on dirt – 7 furlongs in 1:22 3/5
  • Multiple SW at four - incl. Mervyn LeRoy H. (G2) earning 107 Beyer
  • Won or placed in 9 stakes, 6 Graded, earning $767,288
  • Out of multiple SW/Alcibiades (G2) runner-up GALLOPING GAL
  • Bred to 115 mares his first season, in 2014
"The closest to INDIAN CHARLIE I've found."
– Bob Baffert
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Liaison News

Friday, December 19, 2014

First mares check in foal for all four Spendthrift freshmen

Friday, March 07, 2014
Spendthrift Farm has reported that first mares have checked in-foal for all four of its new stallions for 2014, including Awesome Patriot, Flat Out, Jimmy Creed, and Liaison...

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 Liaison retires to Spendthrift

Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Grade 1 winner Liaison has been retired from racing and will stand the 2014 breeding season at B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, KY for a fee of $10,000 stands & nurses...

G1 winner Liaison to stand at Spendthrift

Friday, September 13, 2013
Grade 1 winner Liaison will stand at B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, KY and participate in the farm’s Share The Upside program for the 2014 breeding season...

Race and (Stakes) Record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
2 4 3 (2) 0 1 $469,560
3 8 0 1(1) 2(2) $119,334
4 5 2(2) 1(1) 1(1) $178,144
Total 17 5(4) 2(2) 4(3) $767,038

Racing Highlights

Won at 2

  • CashCall Futurity (gr. I, 1 1/16 miles, defeating Brother Francis, Drill, Handsome Mike, Majestic City, Empire Way, etc.)
  • Real Quiet S ($100,000, Hol, 1 1/16 miles, defeating Rousing Sermon, Senor Rain, Captain Obvious (Ire), Tiz Point, etc.)
  • A maiden special weight race at Santa Anita (7f, 1:22.61, by 2 3/4, defeating Sir Allison, Spit Ball, Fleet Eagle, Written Rule, Patriotic Lion)

3rd at 2

  • A maiden special weight race at Del Mar (8f)

2nd at 3

  • Affirmed H (gr. III, 1 1/16 miles, Hol, to Nonios, defeating Holy Candy Man, Gun Boat,  Unusual Heatwave)

3rd at 3

  • Jim Dandy S (gr. II, $600,000, Sar, 1 1/16 miles, to Alpha, Neck 'n Neck, defeating Teeth of the Dog, My Adonis, Atigun, Fast Falcon, Prospective) etc.)
  • Swaps S (gr. II, Hol, 1 1/16 miles under topweight, to Blueskiesnrainbows, Nonios, defeating Rousing Sermon, Called to Serve, Empire Way, All Squared Away)

Won at 4

  • Mervyn LeRoy H (gr. II, Hol, 1 1/16 miles, defeating Kettle Corn, Guilt Trip, Blueskiesnrainbows, Midnight Transfer, Vagabond Shoes (Ire))
  • Santana Mile (8f, SA, defeating Midnight Transfer, Tres Borrachos, Hoorayforhollywood, Gladding)

2nd at 4

  • Californian S (gr. II, 1 1/8 miles, top-weighted, to Clubhouse Ride, defeating Oilsblackgold, Kettle Corn, Batti Man (Arg), Holladay Road, Blueskiesnrainbows)

3rd at 4

  • Harry F. Brubaker S (8f, DMR, to Summer Hit, Wilkinson, defeating Sky Kingdom, Clubhouse Ride, Batti Man (Arg), Hawk's Eyes (Brz))

Liaison Pedigree / Analysis

Dosage Profile: DP = 1-4-5-0-0 (10) DI = 3.00 CD = 0.60
courtesy of Pedigree Query
b. 1995
dkb/br. 1987
gr. 1981
CARO(IRE) gr. 1967 [IC]
INDIAN CALL(USA) dkb/br. 1966
b. 1976
SAULINGO(GB) br. 1970
VI(GB) ch. 1960
b. 1989
b. 1984
dkb/br. 1984
dkb/br. 2001
b. 1995
br. 1984
FAPPIANO(USA) b. 1977 [IC]
b. 1989
GLASS HOUSE(USA) dkb/br. 1979
dkb/br. 1994
dkb/br. 1989 [IC]
dkb/br. 1979
GLEAMING(USA) dkb/br. 1968
PET EAGLE(USA) b. 1975

Alan Porter Breeding Analysis for Liaison

One of the most talent sons of his sire, Liaison is a four-time stakes winner whose victories include the CashCall Futurity (gr. I) and Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II). By the exceptional sire, Indian Charlie, Liaison is out of Galloping Gal, a precocious multiple stakes winner from the family of Alydar.

Indian Charlie enjoyed a remarkable degree of success with mares from the Mr. Prospector line. His multiple Eclipse Award winning Champion Indian Blessing is out of a mare by Flying Chevron (by Carson City, who is also broodmare sire of a stakes winner by Indian Charlie, and can be brought in through City Zip, Lord Carson, Good and Tough, Cuvee, Pollard’s Vision and Five Star Day). Indian Charlie’s Champion Fleet Indian is out of a mare by Afleet, and graded stakes winner Adios Charlie out of a mare by that horse’s son, Northern Afleet (sire of Afleet Alex). There are also Indian Charlie stakes winners out of Mr. Prospector line stallions, Silver Ghost, Crafty Prospector, Tank’s Prospect, Conquistador Cielo (sire of Marquetry and grandsire of Artax), Fortunate Prospect, Gulch (sire of Thunder Gulch), Black Tie Affair (by Miswaki, and sire of Formal Gold), Proud Citizen and his sire, Gone West (also sire of Mr. Greeley, Elusive Quality, Grand Slam and Speightstown), Smart Strike, Gold Fever (by Forty Niner, sire of Distorted Humor. End Sweep, Coronado’s Quest, Luhuk, Gold Fever, Banker’s Gold, Peace Rules, Roar, Tactical Advantage and Twining, and grandsire of Trippi).

Liaison is an example of the very successful cross of Indian Charlie over mares descending from Mr. Prospector through Fappiano, which has already produced graded winners out of mares by Unbridled and Quiet American, and two stakes winners out of mares by Unbridled’s Song. Other Fappiano sources, include Even the Score, Rockport Harbor, Eurosilver, Songandaprayer and Werblin (all by Unbridled’s Song) as well as Empire Maker, Broken Vow, Grindstone, Birdstone, Red Bullet (broodmare sire of a stakes winner by a son of Indian Charlie), Rubiano, Cahill Road, Pentelicus and Tasso.

Indian Charlie has also enjoyed considerable success with mares from the Northern Dancer line. He has proved to be very well-suited by mares from the Vice Regent/Deputy Minister branch, including graded winner Indian Firewater out of a mare by Touch Gold, and stakes winners out of mares by Deputy Minister and Domasca Dan. The Deputy Minister line particularly appeals here, and can also be brought in through Dehere, Silver Deputy (who should do very well here, and who is also sire of Posse), Awesome Again, Salt Lake, French Deputy, Forest Camp, Graeme Hall, Posse and Deputy Commander. Indian Charlie also has three stakes winners out of mares by Dixieland Band (sire of Dixie Union, Dixie Brass, Dixieland Heat, Chimes Band, Citidancer and Hook and Ladder). From the Danzig branch of Northern Dancer, Indian Charlie is sire of stakes winners out of mares by Pine Bluff and Ghazi (by Polish Navy), and could also work over daughters of such as Belong to Me, Langfuhr, Boundary, Chief’s Crown, Concerto, Danzig Connection, Exchange Rate, Honor Grades, Lost Soldier, War Front, War Chant, Danzig Connection and Katowice.

Out of mares from the Storm Cat/Storm Bird line a son of Indian Charlie has sire grade one winner Comma To The Top out of a mare by Stormy Atlantic, and there are stakes winners by Indian Charlie out of mares by Storm Cat himself and his son Cat Thief. This also suggests trying mares by Stormin Fever (bred on the same cross as Stormy Atlantic), Tale of the Cat, Storm Boot, Storm Creek, Sea of Secrets, Forest Wildcat (sire of D’Wildcat and Wildcat Heir), Forestry, Giant’s Causeway, Hennessy and his son Johannesburg, Harlan’s Holiday, Bernstein, Mountain Cat, Tabasco Cat, Sir Cat, Freud, High Yield, Tactical Cat and Tabasco Cat. From the Storm Bird line, Indian Charlie also has a stakes winner out of a mare by Hermitage, and it could also be worth trying mares by Storm Bird son Summer Squall.

In Excess, the sire of Indian Charlie, was responsible for a classic winner out of a mare by Northern Dancer son, Sadler’s Wells, who could be brought in through El Prado (sire of Medaglia d’Oro, Kitten’s Joy and Artie Schiller). Indian Charlie also has a stakes winner out of mare by the Niinsky II line sire, Strawberry Road, and other Nijinsky II line broodmare sires include Royal Academy and Sky Classic.

Indian Charlie and his sons have sired five stakes winners out of Seattle Slew line mares, including from daughters of Boston Harbor (by Capote), Slewacide and Seattle Song. He also has a grade one performer out of a mare by A.P. Indy (who could be brought in through Pulpit, Malibu Moon, Mineshaft, Golden Missile, Old Trieste, Stephen Got Even, Congrats, Flatter, Bernardini, Tapit, Sky Mesa and Jump Start). Bernardini and Tapit are particularly interesting as they are reverse A.P. Indy/Fappiano crosses to the dam of Liaison. Seattle Slew is a grandson of Boldnesian, and from the Bold Ruckus branch of that line, there is a stakes winner by Indian Charlie out of a mare by Bold Revenue and the line could also be brought In through Beau Genius.

Indian Charlie’s brilliant Champion Two-Year-Old Uncle Mo is out of a mare by Arch, a son of Kris S. (also sire of Prized, Kissin Kris and You and I), from the Roberto branch of Hail to Reason. Other Roberto line stallions include Lear Fan, Dynaformer, Silver Hawk, Red Ransom and Repriced (broodmare sire of an Indian Charlie stakes winner). Indian Charlie has also crossed extremely well with mares from the Halo branch of Hail to Reason, siring graded winners out of mares by Halo himself, Champion Roxy Music out of a mare by Saint Ballado (sire of Saint Liam, Sweetsouthernsaint, Yankee Victor and Captain Bodgit), and a stakes >winner out of a mare by Clear Course. It should also be worth trying Halo through Saint Ballado’s brother, Devil’s Bag (sire of Devil His Due and Diablo), Jolie’s Halo, Halo’s Image and Southern Halo and More Than Ready. It would also be worth considering bringing in the Stop the Music branch of Hail to Reason – a good combination for Halo – and available through Cure the Blues (sire of American Chance and Tethra) and Temperence Hill.

There are also two Indian Charlie stakes winners, one grade two, from only ten foals out of mares by Mt. Livermore (sire of Orientate, Housebuster and Peaks and Valleys), and there is also a graded stakes winner by Indian Charlie out of a mare by Holy Bull (sire of Macho Uno and Flashy Bull).


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