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Warrior's Reward

Medaglia d'Oro / For All You Do, by Seeking the Gold
Print: 2006, Bay - Entered Stud: 2011 | Fee: $25,000 S&N | Nominated to: Breeders' Cup, KTDF
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#3 Freshman Sire of Stakes Horses

  • Grade 1 winner by MEDAGLIA D'ORO 
  • Incredible start: FIVE Stakes Horses - FIFTEEN winners worldwide - THIRTEEN MdSpWt winners - EIGHT debut winners - TWO TDN Rising Stars - Avg. victory margin 4.65 lengths
  • First runners incl.: STRAWBERRY BABY (SW by 7 1/4); $300,000 2YO & TDN Rising Star UNBRIDLED REWARD ($100,000 sp); TDN Rising Star BAD READ SANCHEZ (G2 sp); $100,000 BEL sp LIATRIS; GP sp THE BIG MYSTERY
  • 2014 yearlings averaged $58,256 (41 sold); 2YOs in Training averaged $76,058
  • 2013/2014 sales include $330,000$310,000$220,000, $200,000$170,000,$150,000; Covering sire on mares who sold for $350,000$200,000.
  • Sprinter/miler - More Graded wins/placings than any G1 winner by Medaglia d'Oro at stud; won Carter H. (G1) in 1:21.62, dbeut winner at Gulfstream
  • Fastest 3yo colt his year (113 Beyer) - Fast Rag #s of 1 ½, 1 ¾, 1 ¾.
  • Six Graded stakes performances, including Saratoga, Keeneland, Belmont, Churchill
  • "The fastest son of Medaglia d'Oro."--True Nicks, Nov. 4, 2010
  • Bred to 164 mares in 2014
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Sunday, February 01, 2015

Warrior Forever comes up big in MdSpWt victory

Friday, November 21, 2014
Warrior Forever overcame a couple of troubled moments to emerge a two-length winner in a maiden special weight event on Thursday...

Warrior’s Reward winners’ list continues to grow

Monday, September 22, 2014
Warrior’s Soul took a five-furlong maiden special weight contest by one length Sept. 21 in Japan, besting a field of 15 2-year-olds...

Warrior’s Reward chalks up another MdSpWt winner

Sunday, September 14, 2014
The Big Mystery had no problem figuring out the way to the winner’s circle Sunday at Gulfstream Park...

Another debut MdSpWt winner for Warrior’s Reward

Sunday, August 31, 2014
Sister Stella stepped out to a 4 ¾-length maiden special weight debut win Sunday at Presque Isle Downs...

Warrior's Reward moves to top spot on Freshman Sire list

Saturday, August 09, 2014
Requite sauntered to a 3 1/2-length maiden special weight score Saturday at Saratoga; the seventh winner from Warrior's Reward's first crop...

"Stunning start for Warrior's Reward"

Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Although a number of promising American first-crop stallions have emerged this year, none can boast the start made by Spendthrift Farm’s son of Medaglia d’Oro, who struck with his first five runners...

Warrior's Reward juveniles continue to shine

Saturday, August 02, 2014
Warrior's Reward chalked up his sixth winner from his first crop on Saturday at Saratoga with a stellar debut performance on the grass by Strong Coffee...

First stakes winner for leading juvenile sire Warrior's Reward

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Warrior's Reward, Kentucky's leading juvenile sire, got his first stakes winner on Saturday night...

Warrior's Reward: 5 starters, 5 MSW winners

Saturday, July 05, 2014
Lady Paislee kept the incredible win streak for Warrior's Reward rolling with a runaway, eight length maiden special weight score at Canterbury Park on Saturday...

Warrior's Reward firsters still perfect at 4-for-4

Friday, June 20, 2014
The incredible start for the first-crop of Warrior's Reward continued on Friday at Santa Anita when Bad Read Sanchez rolled to a 10-length victory...

Warrior’s Reward: 3 impressive winners from first 3 starters

Friday, May 30, 2014
Spendthrift Farm freshman sire Warrior’s Reward got on the board in a big way Friday, with all three of his starters scoring runaway debut wins in Maiden Special Weight heats...

$200,000 for Warrior's Reward filly at OBS 2-year-old sale

Monday, April 21, 2014
Kings Equine, agent for Spendthrift Farm, consigned and sold a filly from the first crop of Warrior's Reward for $200,000 during the opening day of the April 21-24 OBS Sale...

Spendthrift stallions' 2yos breeze big for Keeneland April sale

Friday, April 04, 2014
A trio of juvenile colts by Spendthrift first-year stallions Line of David and Warrior's Reward turned in eye-catching breezes during Thursday's preview show for the 2014 Keeneland April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale...

First Warrior's Rewards 2yos bring $330K, $220K

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Three juveniles from the first crop of Warriors' Reward all fetched at least $100,000 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. selected sale of 2-year-olds...

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...

$130K for Warrior's Reward colt at Fasig-Tipton

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Spendthrift first-year sire Warrior's Reward continued his auction hot streak at the Oct. 21-23 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale...

Warrior's Reward continues Saratoga sales hot streak

Monday, August 12, 2013
Warrior's Reward keeps producing the hits at auction, this time with a filly that brought a winning bid of $130,000 at the Aug. 10-11 Saratoga New York Bred Preferred Yearling sale...

Warrior's Reward sires $310K filly at Saratoga

Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Warrior's Reward sired the highest-priced filly by any freshman sire at the 2013 Saratoga Selected...

Buyers rally around Spendthrift freshman sires

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
The Fasig-Tipton July Sale was filled with fireworks as the historic sales company kicked off the yearling season in Lexington, Kentucky. And freshman sires were a big part of the excitement including Spendthrift's three young prospects Line of David, Temple City, and Warrior's Reward...

First Yearlings hit the market for Spendthrift Freshmen

Thursday, June 13, 2013
Warrior’s Reward, Line of David, and Temple City will be represented with their first respective yearlings to hit the sales market on July 15 at the annual Fasig-Tipton July Sale in Lexington...

Warrior's Reward Race and (Stakes) Record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
3 10 2 4(2) 1(1) $245,042
4 5 2(1) 1(1) 0 $243,174
Total 15 4(1) 5(3) 1(1) $488,216

Won at 3

  • An allowance race at Churchill Downs (7f, by 2 1/4, defeating Munnings, Reynaldothewizard, Custom for Carlos, Street Car, Just Ben, Fufty Too, Flavor).
  • A maiden special weight race at Gulfstream Park (8f, defeating Allrightsreserved, Single Malt, Dubinsky, Audeamus, Il Postino, Boyhood Dream, Big Flirt, Unbridled Cardinal, Nicanor, Andiron, Trust the Deputy).

2nd at 3

  • Jim Dandy S (gr-II, 9f, to Kensei, defeating Charitable Man, Flat Bold, Convocation, Saratoga Sinner).
  • Northern Dancer S (gr-III, 8.5f, to Successful Dan, by a head, defeating Omniscient, Dumar, Gresham, Broad Stone).

3rd at 3

  • Dwyer S (gr-II, 8.5f, to Kensei, Convocation, defeating American Dance, Masala, Just Ben, Sunday Sunrise).

Won at 4

  • Carter H (gr-I, 7f, defeating Musket Man, Munnings, Elusive Warning, Digger, Driven by Success).
  • A race at Gulfstream Park (7f, defeating Royal Vindication, Imperial Council, Snapshot, Break Water Edison, Ling Ling Qi, Freedom Bay, Free Country, San Valentino, He's So Chic).

2nd at 4

  • Churchill Downs S (gr-II, 7f, to Atta Boy Roy, defeating Musket Man, Ventana, Accredit, Victory Notion, Kensei, Hamazing Destiny, Hull, Country Day, Munnings, Wall Street Wonder).

Warrior's Reward Pedigree / Analysis

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Dosage Profile: DP = 5-2-11-4-0 (22) DI = 1.32 CD = 0.36
courtesy of Pedigree Query
dkb/br. 1999
gr. 1989
b. 1981 [CS]
gr. 1974
SIR IVOR (USA) b. 1965 [IC]
CAP AND BELLS (USA) gr. 1958
b. 1989
b. 1974
DAMASCUS (USA) b. 1964 [IC]
ch. 1973
b. 1999
b. 1985
b. 1970 [BC]
RAISE A NATIVE (USA) ch. 1961 [B]
dkb/br. 1974
BUCKPASSER (USA) b. 1963 [C]
BROADWAY (USA) b. 1959
b. 1993
b. 1984
NIJINSKY (CAN) b. 1967 [CS]
MY CHARMER (USA) b. 1969 *
ch. 1969
GRAUSTARK (USA) ch. 1963 [CS]

Alan Porter Breeding Analysis for Warrior's Reward

A grade one winning sprinter by young sire sensation Medaglia d’Oro, Warrior’s Reward is very similarly bred to Galileo, the horse widely regarded as the World’s leading sire.

Warrior’s Reward will be an intriguing sire to cross over mares from the Seattle Slew line. Medaglia d’Oro has sired three stakes winners out of Seattle Slew line mares; Warrior’s Reward’s broodmare sire, Seeking the Gold, is an excellent combination for Seattle Slew, and Warrior’s Reward’s second dam is by Seattle Dancer, a half-brother to Seattle Slew. Medaglia d’Oro already has Kentucky Oaks victress Plum Pretty out of a mare A.P. Indy (who can be brought in through Pulpit, Malibu Moon, Mineshaft, Stephen Got Even, Old Trieste, Jump Start and Aptitude), two stakes winners out mares by Capote (sire of Boston Harbor), and a stakes winner out of a mare by Fast Play (half-brother to Seeking the Gold). Warrior’s Reward should do well over mares by Slew o‘ Gold, Septieme Ciel, Slew City Slew, Doneraile Court, and Vindication (who looks particularly interesting here).

Seven of Medaglia d’Oro’s stakes winners are out of Mr. Prospector line mares. Warrior’s Reward himself is bred on the cross of a Northern Dancer line stallion over a mare by Mr. Prospector son, Seeking the Gold, but Exchange Rate and Pure Prize, who are both bred on this cross have done very well when crossed back over Mr. Prospector line mares. We can also note that there are already more than 60 stakes winners with Seeking the Gold in the sire, and Mr. Prospector in the dam, nine of them grade one winners. It would be very interesting to cross Warrior’s Reward with mares descending from Mr. Prospector through other Mr. Prospector/Buckpasser crosses, such as Woodman, Miswaki (broodmare sire of a stakes winner by El Prado, as is his son Black Tie Affair)and Mining ( broodmare sire of a stakes winner by El Prado).

Medaglia d’Oro and his sire El Prado have sired stakes winners out of mares descending from Mr. Prospector through Forty Niner (out of a mare by Roar, and potentially very good through Distorted Humor), Thunder Gulch (by Gulch), Jade Hunter, and Conquistador Cielo (out of a mare by Marquetry) – all by Medaglia d’Oro – Allen’s Prospect, Fortunate Prospect, Tank’s Prospect, Fappiano (through Quiet American, with Grindstone also looking a good source) and Crafty Prospector. Most other strains of Mr. Prospector should cross well here, but those with particular appeal include Gone West (including through Elusive Quality, Grand Slam, Speightstown and Mr. Greeley), Kingmambo and Lemon Drop Kid (who would both give linebreeding to the three-parts-brothers Sadler’s Wells and Nureyev), and Carson City. Northern Afleet and Afleet Alex also give Sadler’s Wells/Nureyev, and Geiger Counter gives inbreeding to the family of Sadler’s Wells. Warrior’s Reward should be particularly good with any Mr. Prospector/Northern Dancer crosses.

Mr. Prospector is by Raise a Native, and is bred on very similar lines to that horse’s son, Alydar. Medaglia d’Or has sired grade one winner Champagne d’Oro out of a mare by Saratoga Six, and a stakes winner out of a mare by Alysheba (duplicating the family of Sadler’s Wells). El Prado has a grade one winner out of a mare by Alydar son, Strike the Gold, and a graded winner out of a mare by Criminal Type. Warrior’s Reward should also be very well-suited by mares by Alydar son, Easy Goer (a parallel Raise a Native/Buckpasser cross to Seeking the Gold). Another product of the same Raise a Native/Buckpasser cross who could be tried here is Wavering Monarch (sire of Maria’s Mon).

Medaglia d’Oro is already showing a strong affinity for certain branches of the Hail to Reason line. He already has stakes winners from the Halo branch out of mares by Jolie’s Halo, and Devil His Due (by Devil’s Bag, a brother to Saint Ballado). Warrior’s Reward should also work well with mares by More Than Ready (by Southern Halo). From the Roberto branch of Hail to Reason, Medaglia d’Oro has a graded stakes winner out of mares by Kris S. (whose son, Prized is broodmare sire of El Prado grade one winner, Paddy O’Prado), who could be attractive through Arch. El Prado also has stakes winners out of mars by Roberto sons Lear Fan (duplicating the family of Sadler’s Wells), Dynaformer and Silver Hawk, and Red Ransom might also work. The Stop the Music branch of Hail to Reason is also promising here, and Medaglia d’Oro has a stakes winner out of a mare by Tethra (by Cure the Blues, also sire of the second dams of Rachel Alexandra and Gabby’s Golden Gal). American Chance (by Cure the Blues) should also work well here too. 

Medaglia d’Oro has sired graded stakes winner Medaglia d’Amour out of a mare by Blushing John, and stakes winner Our Golden Dream out of a mare by Rahy, both sons of Blushing Groom . There are also six stakes winners by El Prado out of mares from this line, from daughters of Rainbow Quest, Runaway Groom (sire of Cherokee Run) and Mt. Livermore.   

From his own Northern Dancer sire line, Medaglia d’Oro is sire of grade one winner Gabby’s Golden Gal out of a mare by Ashkalani, who is turn is by Soviet Star, a son of Nureyev (three-parts-brother to Sadler’s Wells). El Prado has a stakes winner out of a mare by Nureyev son Theatrical. There is also a Medaglia d’Oro stakes winner out of a mare by Dehere. He is a Northern Dancer/Secretariat cross, where El Prado is a Northern Dancer line horse out of a mare by a son of Sir Gaylord (half-brother to Secretariat). Another Northern Dancer/Secretariat cross that might work here is Storm Cat, with likely sources including Stormy Atlantic, Stormin Fever, Tale of the Cat, Storm Boot, Forest Wildcat, Forestry, Tabasco Cat, Mountain Cat and Menifee.

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