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Warrior's Reward

Medaglia d'Oro / For All You Do, by Seeking the Gold
2006, Bay - Entered Stud: 2011 | Fee: TBA | Nominated to: Breeders' Cup, KTDF
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America's #1 Freshman Sire of Stakes Horses

  • Grade 1 winner by MEDAGLIA D'ORO 
  • The co-Leading Juvenile Sire of Blacktype SHs - Leading Freshman Sire of SHs
  • Incredible start for young stallion: SEVEN debut MdSpWt winners - FOUR stakes horses - TWO TDN Rising Stars
  • Average margin of victory - 5 1/2 lengths
  • First 2YOs include: Undefeated STRAWBERRY BABY (SW by 7 1/4 lengths); $300,000 2YO and TDN Rising Star UNBRIDLED REWARD ($100,000 sp at Churchill); TDN Rising Star BAD READ SANCHEZ (G2 sp at Del Mar); $120,000 OBS 2yo STRONG COFFEE (MdSpWt debut at SAR); REQUITE (MdSpWt debut at SAR)
  • 2014 Summer yearlings are averaging $107,500; 2YOs in Training averaged $76,058 
  • Sprinter/miler - More Graded wins/placings than any G1 winner by Medaglia d'Oro at stud
  • Won Carter H. (G1) in 1:21.62
  • 113 Beyer - Fastest 3yo colt of ‘09 along with Quality Road & I Want Revenge
  • Six Graded stakes performances, including Saratoga, Keeneland, Belmont, Churchill
  • Debut winner at Gulfstream - fast Rag #s of 1 ½, 1 ¾, 1 ¾.
  • "The fastest son of Medaglia d'Oro."--True Nicks, Nov. 4, 2010
  • 2013/2014 sales include $330,000, $310,000, $220,000, $200,000, $115,000, $105,000.
  • Covering sire on mares who sold for $350,000, $200,000.
  • Sired the #1 filly by a first-year stallion at Saratoga Select 2013
  • Buyers include Borges Torrealba, Starlight Racing, Mark Casse, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Klaravich Stable, Jay Em Ess, Niall Brennan, MVP Investment, Conquest Stables, John Oxley 
  • Bred to 417 mares his first three years at stud, incl. 165 in 2013
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Warrior's Reward News

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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...

G1 winner Warrior's Reward sires first foal

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Grade 1 winner Warrior's Reward sired his first reported foal on Jan. 18 when a filly was born at Cobra Farms in Lexington, KY...

Mares pregnant by Spendthrift's trio of new stallions

Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Mares have been confirmed in foal to all three of Spendthrift Farm's new stallions for 2011, including Grade 1 winners Warrior's Reward and Line of David, as well as record-setting graded stakes-winner Temple City...

Warrior's Reward will come from post 12 in Breeders' Cup Sprint

Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Warrior's Reward, who will join the Spendthrift stallion roster in 2011, drew the far outside post in a 12-horse field in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Sprint...

Spendthrift adds two more G1 winners to 2011 roster

Saturday, September 18, 2010
Spendthrift Farm will stand Grade 1 winners Warrior's Reward and Line of David in 2011, as was announced Friday night at the farm's annual breeders' party 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
MEDAGLIA DORO (USA)
dkb/br. 1999
EL PRADO (IRE)
gr. 1989
SADLERS WELLS (USA)
b. 1981 [CS]
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN) b. 1961 [BC]
FAIRY BRIDGE (USA) b. 1975
LADY CAPULET (USA)
gr. 1974
SIR IVOR (USA) b. 1965 [IC]
CAP AND BELLS (USA) gr. 1958
CAPPUCINO BAY (USA)
b. 1989
BAILJUMPER (USA)
b. 1974
DAMASCUS (USA) b. 1964 [IC]
COURT CIRCUIT (USA) b. 1964
DUBBED IN (USA)
ch. 1973
SILENT SCREEN (USA) ch. 1967
SOCIETY SINGER (USA) ch. 1968
FOR ALL YOU DO (USA)
b. 1999
SEEKING THE GOLD (USA)
b. 1985
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
RAISE A NATIVE (USA) ch. 1961 [B]
GOLD DIGGER (USA) b. 1962
CON GAME (USA)
dkb/br. 1974
BUCKPASSER (USA) b. 1963 [C]
BROADWAY (USA) b. 1959
SALINA COOKIE (USA)
b. 1993
SEATTLE DANCER (USA)
b. 1984
NIJINSKY (CAN) b. 1967 [CS]
MY CHARMER (USA) b. 1969 *
QUILLOQUICK (USA)
ch. 1969
GRAUSTARK (USA) ch. 1963 [CS]
QUILLOBELLE (USA) b. 1961

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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