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Cloud Computing

Preakness-G1 winner & top son of Maclean's Music

$5,000 S&N
Maclean's Music – Quick Temper, by A.P. Indy
2014, Dark Bay, 16.3h | Entered Stud: 2019 | Nominated to: Breeders’ Cup, KTDF

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2022 Racing: 5 Winners to date from his first crop of 2-year-olds, led by TDN Rising Star I’M VERY BUSY, impressive debut MdSpWt winner at Saratoga!

2022 Sales: Top 10 freshman sire with nearly $100,000 avg. from 33 first-crop 2yos sold, led by a $560,000 colt purchased by West Point / Talla Racing, LEB, Agent after breezing 9.4 at OBSMAR, $300,000 filly purchased by Mike Ryan at OBSAPR, $250,000 colt at OBSMAR, $220,000 colt at OBSAPR, $210,000 colt at OBSAPR, etc.

“I think Cloud Computing has a chance of being a very good sire. We have two more at the farm. They both train very similar to this horse. Their composure is something that I really like. They seem to take everything in stride.” —Paul Sharp in TDN (seller of $560,000 colt at OBSMAR)

“A stallion that I feel like could be very much under the radar is Cloud Computing. I’m impressed with them.”” —Niall Brennan in TDN

2021 Sales: First yearlings included $225,000, $160,000, $155,000, $145,000, $135,000, $120,000, etc.

Top yearlings were purchased by premier pinhookers Eddie Woods, Eisaman Equine, etc., and top agents Kenny McPeek, Jacob West, etc.

First weanlings in 2020 sold for $85,000, $52,000, $50,000, etc.

Loaded pipeline: Covered 171 mares in 2019, 122 mares in 2020 and 113 mares in 2021.

The best racehorse to date by emerging sire MACLEAN’S MUSIC ($50,000 stud fee): 33.57 Class Performance Index — rated higher than Jackie’s Warrior (24.90), etc.

Won $1,500,000 Preakness S. (G1) at 3, defeating champion Classic Empire, Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming, millionaire Gunnevera, etc. in 1:55.98 for 1 3/16 miles.

Earned a 102 BEYERamong the fastest Preakness Beyers in recent years — equal to Triple Crown winner American Pharaoh & Lookin At Lucky, and faster than Triple Crown winner Justify & Exaggerator.

“One of the best-looking and classiest-acting horses I’ve ever had. We always had tremendous confidence in him, and he showed why with a brilliant performance in the Preakness.” —Trainer Chad Brown

Preakness has been America’s sire-making Classic, including Curlin, Lookin At Lucky, Bernardini, American Pharoah, etc.

Millionaire 3YO: Aqueduct debut winner at 6f in February, placed in 8.5f Gotham (G3) & 9f Wood Memorial (G2) in March & April, respectively, before winning the Preakness in 4th lifetime start – just 3 months after debut.

$200,000 yearling purchase by Mike Ryan, marking the highest-priced yearling from the first crop of Maclean’s Music.

Out of the G2-placed A.P. Indy mare Quick Temper; 2nd dam is G1-winning millionaire & 9-time SW HALO AMERICA.

The first classic winner to retire to Spendthrift since SEATTLE SLEW and AFFIRMED in 1979 & 1980, respectively.

Participating in the SAFE BET PROGRAM in 2022



Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd (SP) 3rd (SP) Earned
3 6 2 ( 1 ) 1 ( 1 ) 1 ( 1 ) $1,114,000
4 2 0 0 0 $11,200
Totals 8 2 1 1 $1,125,200

Racing Highlights

Won at 3

  • Preakness S. at Pimlico (G1, 9.5f in 1:55.98, by a head, defeating Classic Empire, Always Dreaming, Gunnevera, Conquest Mo Money, Hence, Senior Investment, Lookin At Lee, etc.)
  • Maiden Special Weight at Aqueduct, on debut (6f by 1 ¾ lengths, defeating Mineralogy, Seethisquick, etc.)

2nd at 3

  • Gotham S. at Aqueduct (G3, 8.5f, to J Boys Echo, defeating El Areeb, True Timber, So Conflated, etc.)

3rd at 3

  • Wood Memorial at Aqueduct (G2, 9f, to Irish War Cry, defeating Mo Town, True Timber, Bonus Points, etc.)

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Pedigree

Four CrossAnalysisCatalog Style
DP = 5-8-11-0-0 (24) DI = 3.36 CD = 0.75

Alan Porter’s 2022 Breeding Analysis for Cloud Computing

One of the leaders of his generation, Cloud Computing captured the Preakness Stakes defeating Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming and Champion Two-Year-Old Colt Classic Empire. Cloud Computing is from the first crop of Maclean’s Music, a spectacular son of Leading Sire Distorted Humor. His dam, a graded stakes performer, is by A.P. Indy out of grade one winner Halo America.

Cloud Computing, with a dam by A.P. Indy, is an example of the successful cross of Maclean’s Music with mares from that line, which has also notable produced the brilliant multiple grade one-winning two-year-old Jackie’s Warrior out of a mare by A.P. Five Hundred, and juvenile stakes winner Mister Banjoman out of a mare by A.P. Indy grandson, Sky Mesa. Distorted Humor is good with A.P. Indy in general, and it could be worth breeding back mares from this line under Cloud Computing. Sky Mesa is by Pulpit, also sire of Tapit (sire of Trappe Shot, Tapizar, Tapiture and Constitution) and Stroll. Other sons of A.P. Indy that are broodmare sires of Distorted Humor stakes winners include Bernardini, Malibu Moon and Flatter (a brother to Congrats), and mares by Mineshaft and sons, such as Dialed In and Discreetly Mine should also work.

It is also interesting to note that Maclean’s Music has already sired three stakes winners, including Complexity, successful in the Champagne Stakes (G1), out of mares by Yes It’s True, whose grandsire, Raja Baba, is from the same sire line and family as A.P. Indy.

Maclean’s Music has 2021 grade one winner Drain the Clock out of a mare by Arch (sire of Blame) from the Kris S. branch of the Roberto line. From other branches of that line there are also Distorted Humor line stakes winners out of mares by Dynaformer (sire of Temple City, Point of Entry and Purim) and Red Ransom and his son, Comic Strip.

The dam of Cloud Computing is bred on a Seattle Slew/Relaunch cross, which is the reverse of Tiznow, and Maclean’s Music has two-year-old stakes winner Made Me Shiver out of a mare by that horse. Sons of Tiznow include Colonel John (broodmare sire of a Maclean’s Music stakes winner), Gemologist, Morning Line, Tiz Wonderful and Tizway. It would also be possible to bring in Relaunch – grandsire of Tiznow – through Honour and Glory (sire of Put It Back) and Bertrando (sire of Officer, another Relaunch/Seattle Slew cross).

Maclean’s Music is also sire of graded-winning sprinter, Classic Rock, out of a mare by High Yield, a Storm Cat son who gives inbreeding to Maclean’s Music’s grandsire, Forty Niner. From other branches of the Storm Cat line, Maclean’s Music also has a stakes winners out of mare by Storm Cat himself, stakes winner Tamborera out of a mare by Harlan’s Holiday, who is by Harlan, and who is sire of Into Mischief (sire of Goldencents), Majesticperfection and Shanghai Bobby, and stakes winner Musical Heart out of a mare by Lion Heart (sire of Kantharos, and himself a son of Tale of the Cat). Other versions of the cross of Distorted Humor line stallions with Storm Cat line mares has produced grade one winners out of mares by Giant’s Causeway and his son, Shamardal; and graded winners out of mares by Bernstein; Storm Boot; and Henny Hughes (by Hennessy, whose son, Johannesburg is broodmare sire of a Distorted Humor line stakes winner, and is also sire of Scat Daddy); and stakes winners out of mares by Forest Wildcat (sire of Wildcat Heir and D’Wildcat); and Stormy Atlantic. Maclean’s Music also has a stakes winner out of a mare by Royal Academy, a close relative to Storm Cat.

Maclean’s Music has stakes winner Share The Upside out of a mare by Silver Deputy (sire of Posse, Badge of Silver and Spring at Last) and stakes winner Lead Guitar out of a mare by Finality, a son of Dehere (sire of Graeme Hall), both by Deputy Minister. This strain can also be brought in through Awesome Again (sire of Ghostzapper, Daaher, Awesome of Course and Toccet), Touch Gold and French Deputy.

Maclean’s Music has sired stakes winner Honolulu out of a mare by Malabar Gold, a close relative to Unbridled’s Song, a mating that gives inbreeding to Unbridled. Distorted Humor and his sons have also enjoyed success with mares by Unbridled (by Fappiano), and his sons Unbridled’s Song, Grindstone (sire of Birdstone) and Saarland. The Unbridled’s Song branch could be brought in through Liam’s Map, Cross Traffic, Dunkirk, Eurosilver, Even the Score, First Defence, Half Ours, Midshipman, Old Fashioned, Rockport Harbor, Songandaprayer and Zensational. This also suggests daughters of Empire Maker (sire of Pioneerof the Nile and Bodemeister) and Broken Vow.

It would also be possible to introduce Fappiano through Cryptoclearance, who is sire of Victory Gallop, and grandsire of Candy Ride, and Quiet American (grandsire of Midnight Lute). Fappiano is a grandson of Mr. Prospector, and Maclean’s Music has stakes winners out mares by Mr. Prospector line horses Afleet Alex (by Northern Afleet, who is bred on a similar cross to Kingmambo, sire of Lemon Drop Kid), Two Punch (sire of Smoke Glacken) and Mutakddim (by Seeking the Gold, sire of Petionville and Cape Town). Other Mr. Prospector line horses to appear as broodmares sires of Distorted Humor line stakes winners include Street Cry (sire of Street Sense and Street Boss), Mining and Thunder Gulch and his son, Point Given.

Distorted Humor has also done extremely well when crossed over mares descending from Damascus through Personal Flag and his sire, Private Account (whose son, Unaccounted For, is broodmare sire of Distorted Humor line grade one winner Hoppertunity), and there is also a stakes winner by Maclean’s Music out of a mare by Damascus line stallion Gilded Time.

Maclean’s Music also has stakes winner Firecrow out of a mare by Indian Charlie sire of Uncle Mo, Adios Charlie, Bwana Charlie, Liaison and Cinco Charlie.

AnalysisCatalog Style

Alan Porter’s 2022 Breeding Analysis for Cloud Computing

One of the leaders of his generation, Cloud Computing captured the Preakness Stakes defeating Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming and Champion Two-Year-Old Colt Classic Empire. Cloud Computing is from the first crop of Maclean’s Music, a spectacular son of Leading Sire Distorted Humor. His dam, a graded stakes performer, is by A.P. Indy out of grade one winner Halo America.

Cloud Computing, with a dam by A.P. Indy, is an example of the successful cross of Maclean’s Music with mares from that line, which has also notable produced the brilliant multiple grade one-winning two-year-old Jackie’s Warrior out of a mare by A.P. Five Hundred, and juvenile stakes winner Mister Banjoman out of a mare by A.P. Indy grandson, Sky Mesa. Distorted Humor is good with A.P. Indy in general, and it could be worth breeding back mares from this line under Cloud Computing. Sky Mesa is by Pulpit, also sire of Tapit (sire of Trappe Shot, Tapizar, Tapiture and Constitution) and Stroll. Other sons of A.P. Indy that are broodmare sires of Distorted Humor stakes winners include Bernardini, Malibu Moon and Flatter (a brother to Congrats), and mares by Mineshaft and sons, such as Dialed In and Discreetly Mine should also work.

It is also interesting to note that Maclean’s Music has already sired three stakes winners, including Complexity, successful in the Champagne Stakes (G1), out of mares by Yes It’s True, whose grandsire, Raja Baba, is from the same sire line and family as A.P. Indy.

Maclean’s Music has 2021 grade one winner Drain the Clock out of a mare by Arch (sire of Blame) from the Kris S. branch of the Roberto line. From other branches of that line there are also Distorted Humor line stakes winners out of mares by Dynaformer (sire of Temple City, Point of Entry and Purim) and Red Ransom and his son, Comic Strip.

The dam of Cloud Computing is bred on a Seattle Slew/Relaunch cross, which is the reverse of Tiznow, and Maclean’s Music has two-year-old stakes winner Made Me Shiver out of a mare by that horse. Sons of Tiznow include Colonel John (broodmare sire of a Maclean’s Music stakes winner), Gemologist, Morning Line, Tiz Wonderful and Tizway. It would also be possible to bring in Relaunch – grandsire of Tiznow – through Honour and Glory (sire of Put It Back) and Bertrando (sire of Officer, another Relaunch/Seattle Slew cross).

Maclean’s Music is also sire of graded-winning sprinter, Classic Rock, out of a mare by High Yield, a Storm Cat son who gives inbreeding to Maclean’s Music’s grandsire, Forty Niner. From other branches of the Storm Cat line, Maclean’s Music also has a stakes winners out of mare by Storm Cat himself, stakes winner Tamborera out of a mare by Harlan’s Holiday, who is by Harlan, and who is sire of Into Mischief (sire of Goldencents), Majesticperfection and Shanghai Bobby, and stakes winner Musical Heart out of a mare by Lion Heart (sire of Kantharos, and himself a son of Tale of the Cat). Other versions of the cross of Distorted Humor line stallions with Storm Cat line mares has produced grade one winners out of mares by Giant’s Causeway and his son, Shamardal; and graded winners out of mares by Bernstein; Storm Boot; and Henny Hughes (by Hennessy, whose son, Johannesburg is broodmare sire of a Distorted Humor line stakes winner, and is also sire of Scat Daddy); and stakes winners out of mares by Forest Wildcat (sire of Wildcat Heir and D’Wildcat); and Stormy Atlantic. Maclean’s Music also has a stakes winner out of a mare by Royal Academy, a close relative to Storm Cat.

Maclean’s Music has stakes winner Share The Upside out of a mare by Silver Deputy (sire of Posse, Badge of Silver and Spring at Last) and stakes winner Lead Guitar out of a mare by Finality, a son of Dehere (sire of Graeme Hall), both by Deputy Minister. This strain can also be brought in through Awesome Again (sire of Ghostzapper, Daaher, Awesome of Course and Toccet), Touch Gold and French Deputy.

Maclean’s Music has sired stakes winner Honolulu out of a mare by Malabar Gold, a close relative to Unbridled’s Song, a mating that gives inbreeding to Unbridled. Distorted Humor and his sons have also enjoyed success with mares by Unbridled (by Fappiano), and his sons Unbridled’s Song, Grindstone (sire of Birdstone) and Saarland. The Unbridled’s Song branch could be brought in through Liam’s Map, Cross Traffic, Dunkirk, Eurosilver, Even the Score, First Defence, Half Ours, Midshipman, Old Fashioned, Rockport Harbor, Songandaprayer and Zensational. This also suggests daughters of Empire Maker (sire of Pioneerof the Nile and Bodemeister) and Broken Vow.

It would also be possible to introduce Fappiano through Cryptoclearance, who is sire of Victory Gallop, and grandsire of Candy Ride, and Quiet American (grandsire of Midnight Lute). Fappiano is a grandson of Mr. Prospector, and Maclean’s Music has stakes winners out mares by Mr. Prospector line horses Afleet Alex (by Northern Afleet, who is bred on a similar cross to Kingmambo, sire of Lemon Drop Kid), Two Punch (sire of Smoke Glacken) and Mutakddim (by Seeking the Gold, sire of Petionville and Cape Town). Other Mr. Prospector line horses to appear as broodmares sires of Distorted Humor line stakes winners include Street Cry (sire of Street Sense and Street Boss), Mining and Thunder Gulch and his son, Point Given.

Distorted Humor has also done extremely well when crossed over mares descending from Damascus through Personal Flag and his sire, Private Account (whose son, Unaccounted For, is broodmare sire of Distorted Humor line grade one winner Hoppertunity), and there is also a stakes winner by Maclean’s Music out of a mare by Damascus line stallion Gilded Time.

Maclean’s Music also has stakes winner Firecrow out of a mare by Indian Charlie sire of Uncle Mo, Adios Charlie, Bwana Charlie, Liaison and Cinco Charlie.

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Classic winner Cloud Computing
Cloud Computing | 2017 Preakness Stakes G1
Cloud Computing | 2017 Maiden Special Weight
Cloud Computing defeats champion Classic Empire - 2017 Preakness-G1 | Alex Evers photo
Cloud Computing defeats champion Classic Empire - 2017 Preakness-G1 | Alex Evers photo
Cloud Computing | Preakness 2017 | Eclipse Sportswire Photo
Cloud Computing | Preakness 2017 | Eclipse Sportswire Photo
Cloud Computing | Preakness 2017 | Eclipse Sportswire Photo
Cloud Computing | Preakness 2017 | Eclipse Sportswire Photo
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$160,000 colt | 2021 Fasig-Tipton July | Purchased by Kenny McPeak | Spendthrift Farm / Autry Graham Photo
$155,000 colt o/o Franderella | 2021 Fasig-Tipton July Sale | Purchased by Eisaman Equine | Spendthrift Farm / Autry Graham Photo
$155,000 colt o/o Franderella | 2021 Fasig-Tipton July Sale | Purchased by Eisaman Equine | Spendthrift Farm / Autry Graham Photo
Hip 1479 | Yearling filly o/o Literary Lady | 2021 KEEJAN | Z photo
Hip 1479 | Yearling filly o/o Literary Lady | 2021 KEEJAN | Z photo
$85,000 weanling colt o/o Great Neck | 2020 F-TNOV | Autry Graham photo
$85,000 weanling colt o/o Great Neck | 2020 F-TNOV | Autry Graham photo
Bide A Wee Island 20 colt | Pictured at 28 days old | Bred by Julia Rice | Photo by Spendthrift Farm / Autry Graham
Bide A Wee Island 20 colt | Pictured at 28 days old | Bred by Julia Rice | Photo by Spendthrift Farm / Autry Graham
Bide A Wee Island 20 colt | Pictured at 28 days old | Bred by Julia Rice | Photo by Spendthrift Farm / Autry Graham
Bide A Wee Island 20 colt | Pictured at 28 days old | Bred by Julia Rice | Photo by Spendthrift Farm / Autry Graham
Genteela 20 colt | Bred by Scott Mallory | Photo by Spendthrift Farm / Autry Graham
Genteela 20 colt | Bred by Scott Mallory | Photo by Spendthrift Farm / Autry Graham
Genteela 20 colt | Bred by Scott Mallory | Photo by Spendthrift Farm / Autry Graham
Genteela 20 colt | Bred by Scott Mallory | Photo by Spendthrift Farm / Autry Graham
Maggie Simon 20 filly | Bred by Billy Murphy | Photo by Spendthrift Farm / Autry Graham
Maggie Simon 20 filly | Bred by Billy Murphy | Photo by Spendthrift Farm / Autry Graham
Maggie Simon 20 filly | Bred by Billy Murphy | Photo by Spendthrift Farm / Autry Graham
Maggie Simon 20 filly | Bred by Billy Murphy | Photo by Spendthrift Farm / Autry Graham
Silly Little Momma 20 filly | Bred by Scott Pierce | Photo by Spendthrift Farm / Autry Graham
Silly Little Momma 20 filly | Bred by Scott Pierce | Photo by Spendthrift Farm / Autry Graham
Silly Little Momma 20 filly | Bred by Scott Pierce | Photo by Spendthrift Farm / Autry Graham
Silly Little Momma 20 filly | Bred by Scott Pierce | Photo by Spendthrift Farm / Autry Graham
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