Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing

Preakness-G1 Winner & Millionaire 3YO

Maclean's Music – Quick Temper, by A.P. Indy
2014, Dark Bay - Entered Stud: 2019 | Nominated to: Breeders’ Cup, KTDF

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One of North America’s six most popular first-season sires in 2019 — 171 mares bred.

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.

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

Leading money winner by Maclean’s Music (114 Beyer), 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.

First foals in 2020.



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

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

Alan Porter’s 2020 Breeding Analysis for Cloud Computing

A winner on his only start at two, at three Cloud Computing captured the Preakness Stakes (G1) 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.

Maclean’s Music is sire of another grade one winner in Complexity, successful in the 2018 Champagne Stakes (G1), and he is out of a mare by Yes It’s True, sire of Proud Accolade and Yesbyjimminy (out of a mare by Pentelicus, a three-quarters brother to Unbridled, who is in the pedigree of Maclean’s Music).

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 another branch of the Storm Cat, Maclean’s Music has stakes winner Tamborera out of a mare by Harlan’s Holiday, who is by Harlan, and who is sire of Into Mischief, Majesticperfection and Shanghai Bobby. 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.

Sources of Giant’s Causeway include Aragorn, Cowboy Cal, Creative Cause, Eskendereya, Fairbanks, First Samurai, Frost Giant, Giant Gizmo, Giant Oak, Heatseeker, Hold Me Back (giving inbreeding to Unbridled’s Song), Noble Causeway and Red Giant. It would also be possible to bring in Hennessy through Cactus Ridge and Wiseman’s Ferry. Other Storm Cat line broodmare sires that could be considered are After Market – bred on the same cross as Giant’s Causeway – Bluegrass Cat (who would give a well-placed double of A.P. Indy); Cat Thief; Catienus; Forestry (sire of Discreet Cat and Shackleford); Freud (a brother to Giant’s Causeway); Grand Reward (bred on the same cross as Giant’s Causeway); Pure Prize; Sir Cat; Storm Creek; Tabasco Cat; Tale of the Cat (sire of Lion Heart and Take of Ekati); and Yankee Gentleman. There is also a Maclean’s Music stakes winner out of a mare by Royal Academy, a close relative to Storm Cat.

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 and other out of a mare by his son, Colonel John. Other sons of Tiznow include Gemologist, Morning Line (who would give a well-placed inbreeding to A.P. Indy), Tiz Wonderful and Tizway. It would also be possible to bring in Relaunch, the grandsire of Tiznow, through Honour and Glory (sire of Put It Back) and Bertrando (sire of Officer, another Relaunch/Seattle Slew cross, the reverse of the dam of Cloud Computing).

Cloud Computing is out of a mare by A.P. Indy, and Maclean’s Music has also sired two-year-old stakes winner Mister Banjoman out of a mare by A.P. Indy grandson, Sky Mesa. Distorted Humor, the grandsire of Cloud Computing, is good with A. P. Indy and his sire, Seattle Slew, and it could be worth breeding mares from this line under Cloud Computing. Sky Mesa is by Pulpit, also sire of Tapit (who himself is sire of Trappe Shot, Hansen and Tapizar), Stroll and Parading. Other sons of A. P. Indy that are broodmare sires of Distorted Humor stakes winners are 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.

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. Unbridled’s Song is sire Songandaprayer, Even The Score, Rockport Harbor, Half Ours, Old Fashioned, Zensational, Noonmark (broodmare sire of a Distorted Humor line graded stakes winner) as well as Dunkirk, Midshipman and First Defence (who all give inbreeding to Seattle Slew). Distorted Humor and sons have enjoyed success with other branches of Unbridled, notably Grindstone (sire of Birdstone) and Saarland, which 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, also has a stakes winner out of a mare by Mr. Prospector son, Two Punch (sire of Smoke Glaken). 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 (available through Private Terms, Corporate Report, Secret Hello, Unaccounted For (broodmare sire of Distorted Humor line grade one winner Hoppertunity), Valley Crossing and Afternoon Deelites. and there is also a stakes winner by Maclean’s Music out of a mare by Damascus line stallion Gilded Time.

AnalysisCatalog Style

Alan Porter’s 2020 Breeding Analysis for Cloud Computing

A winner on his only start at two, at three Cloud Computing captured the Preakness Stakes (G1) 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.

Maclean’s Music is sire of another grade one winner in Complexity, successful in the 2018 Champagne Stakes (G1), and he is out of a mare by Yes It’s True, sire of Proud Accolade and Yesbyjimminy (out of a mare by Pentelicus, a three-quarters brother to Unbridled, who is in the pedigree of Maclean’s Music).

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 another branch of the Storm Cat, Maclean’s Music has stakes winner Tamborera out of a mare by Harlan’s Holiday, who is by Harlan, and who is sire of Into Mischief, Majesticperfection and Shanghai Bobby. 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.

Sources of Giant’s Causeway include Aragorn, Cowboy Cal, Creative Cause, Eskendereya, Fairbanks, First Samurai, Frost Giant, Giant Gizmo, Giant Oak, Heatseeker, Hold Me Back (giving inbreeding to Unbridled’s Song), Noble Causeway and Red Giant. It would also be possible to bring in Hennessy through Cactus Ridge and Wiseman’s Ferry. Other Storm Cat line broodmare sires that could be considered are After Market – bred on the same cross as Giant’s Causeway – Bluegrass Cat (who would give a well-placed double of A.P. Indy); Cat Thief; Catienus; Forestry (sire of Discreet Cat and Shackleford); Freud (a brother to Giant’s Causeway); Grand Reward (bred on the same cross as Giant’s Causeway); Pure Prize; Sir Cat; Storm Creek; Tabasco Cat; Tale of the Cat (sire of Lion Heart and Take of Ekati); and Yankee Gentleman. There is also a Maclean’s Music stakes winner out of a mare by Royal Academy, a close relative to Storm Cat.

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 and other out of a mare by his son, Colonel John. Other sons of Tiznow include Gemologist, Morning Line (who would give a well-placed inbreeding to A.P. Indy), Tiz Wonderful and Tizway. It would also be possible to bring in Relaunch, the grandsire of Tiznow, through Honour and Glory (sire of Put It Back) and Bertrando (sire of Officer, another Relaunch/Seattle Slew cross, the reverse of the dam of Cloud Computing).

Cloud Computing is out of a mare by A.P. Indy, and Maclean’s Music has also sired two-year-old stakes winner Mister Banjoman out of a mare by A.P. Indy grandson, Sky Mesa. Distorted Humor, the grandsire of Cloud Computing, is good with A. P. Indy and his sire, Seattle Slew, and it could be worth breeding mares from this line under Cloud Computing. Sky Mesa is by Pulpit, also sire of Tapit (who himself is sire of Trappe Shot, Hansen and Tapizar), Stroll and Parading. Other sons of A. P. Indy that are broodmare sires of Distorted Humor stakes winners are 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.

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. Unbridled’s Song is sire Songandaprayer, Even The Score, Rockport Harbor, Half Ours, Old Fashioned, Zensational, Noonmark (broodmare sire of a Distorted Humor line graded stakes winner) as well as Dunkirk, Midshipman and First Defence (who all give inbreeding to Seattle Slew). Distorted Humor and sons have enjoyed success with other branches of Unbridled, notably Grindstone (sire of Birdstone) and Saarland, which 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, also has a stakes winner out of a mare by Mr. Prospector son, Two Punch (sire of Smoke Glaken). 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 (available through Private Terms, Corporate Report, Secret Hello, Unaccounted For (broodmare sire of Distorted Humor line grade one winner Hoppertunity), Valley Crossing and Afternoon Deelites. and there is also a stakes winner by Maclean’s Music out of a mare by Damascus line stallion Gilded Time.

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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
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Cloud Computing | Preakness 2017 | Eclipse Sportswire Photo
Cloud Computing | Preakness 2017 | Eclipse Sportswire Photo
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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
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Genteela 20 colt | Bred by Scott Mallory | Photo by Spendthrift Farm / Autry Graham
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Silly Little Momma 20 filly | Bred by Scott Pierce | Photo by Spendthrift Farm / Autry Graham
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Silly Little Momma 20 filly | Bred by Scott Pierce | Photo by Spendthrift Farm / Autry Graham