This handsome colt is a half-brother to a multiple stakes winner. He's by a G1-winning/champion-producing sire and by a stakes-producing mare. His dam's sire is one of the leading broodmare sires. He has the breeding to run on either surface and compete at classic distances. He is a registered New York-bred and will run on the Belmont/Aqueduct/Saratoga circuit. He's nominated to the Aspirant Stakes, the New York Breeders' Futurity, and The Breeders' Cup.
|Sky Mesa's Recent Top Performers|
|Family Meeting||Apr 2, 2017||Distaff Turf Stakes||1|
|Happy Mesa||Apr 1, 2017||Sanibel Island Stakes||2|
|Paige||Mar 4, 2017||The Very One Stakes (G3)||3|
|D R C's Pretty Sky||Jan 28, 2017||American Beauty Stakes||3|
|Family Meeting||Jan 21, 2017||Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint||1|
|Paige||Dec 31, 2016||Via Borghese Stakes||1|
|Babybluesbdancing||Dec 3, 2016||Pat Whitworth Illinois Debutante Stakes||1|
|My Impression||Nov 25, 2016||Winter Memories Stakes||1|
|D R C's Pretty Sky||Nov 23, 2016||Zia Park Distaff Stakes||1|
|Ianthe||Nov 23, 2016||Blue Mountain Juvenile Fillies Stakes||2|
|My Impression||Oct 21, 2016||Pin Oak Valley View Stakes (G3)||3|
|Thundering Sky||Oct 15, 2016||Pebbles Stakes||1|
|Happy Mesa||Oct 10, 2016||Surfer Girl Stakes||2|
|Floral Sky||Oct 8, 2016||Diana Stakes||2|
|My Impression||Sep 24, 2016||Commonwealth Oaks (G3)||1|
|Thundering Sky||Sep 24, 2016||Ontario Colleen Stakes (G3)||3|
|Paige||Sep 15, 2016||Kentucky Downs Ladies Marathon Stakes||2|
|Just Be Kind||Sep 10, 2016||Ontario Debutante Stakes||1|
|Kappy Mesa||Sep 10, 2016||Selima Stakes||1|
|Opportunistic||Jul 31, 2016||Emerald Downs Derby||1|
|Highland Sky||Jul 9, 2016||Belmont Derby Invitational Stakes (G1)||2|
|Stormy Sky||Jul 9, 2016||Dashing Beauty Stakes||3|
|My Impression||Jul 6, 2016||Christiana Stakes||1|
|Opportunistic||Jul 1, 2016||Chris Loseth Stakes||1|
|Thundering Sky||Jun 19, 2016||Wild Applause Stakes||2|
|Fleming||Jun 18, 2016||Forty Niner Stakes||3|
|Highland Sky||Jun 4, 2016||Pennie Ridge Stakes (G3)||2|
|Xaverian||Jun 4, 2016||Raymond Earl Stakes||1|
|Sky Rant||May 30, 2016||First Lady Handicap||2|
|Xaverian||May 28, 2016||Gleaming Stakes||3|
|Stormy Sky||May 21, 2016||Vagrancy Handicap (G3)||3|
|Family Meeting||May 20, 2016||Hilltop Stakes||2|
|He's a Tiger||May 15, 2016||Alcatraz Stakes||3|
|D R C's Pretty Sky||Apr 30, 2016||Goldfinch Stakes||1|
|Highland Sky||Apr 23, 2016||Woodhaven Stakes||1|
|Super Saks||Apr 14, 2016||Carousel Stakes||1|
|Highland Sky||Mar 26, 2016||Cutler Bay Stakes||2|
|Family Meeting||Mar 12, 2016||Florida Oaks (G3)||3|
Part of Vintage 2016. This handsome colt is a half-brother to a multiple stakes winner. He's by a G1-winning sire of a champion and by a well-bred, stakes-placed mare.
This horse was individually selected for Hibiscus Stables by legendary horseman Greg Gilchrist. Greg says, "Anyone that knows me and knows the characteristics that I look for in a horse knows that I require a horse to have balance. That means all the parts must come together nicely. This horse has excellent balance. In addition to that his colt has a very nice walk. He has a big walk and he steps over very much. He's above average in size but by no means too big. He's stout; rugged. He has good solid bone and should be sturdy."
This colt has an "A" nick. He's inbred 5x5 to Secretariat. Historically, for this mating, Sky Mesa bred to mares by Blushing Groom (FR), his sons, and grandsons, have produced 2 stakes winners (10%). The more interesting Pulpit/Rahy cross has produced G1 winner Rutherienne and G3 winner Ruthenia. Rutherienne had 11 wins, 2 seconds, and 7 thirds in 24 career starts and over $1.2 million in lifetime earnings including a win in the Del Mar Oaks (G1) along with other graded stakes placings including a 4 G1-placings all ranging in distance from 1 mile to 1 1/8 miles on the turf. Ruthenia had 5 wins, 4 seconds, and 2 thirds in 19 career starts and over $339,000 in lifetime earnings including a win in the Violet Stakes (G3), the Good Mood Stakes, and the Miss Liberty Stakes along with other stakes placings including a third in the Eatontown Handicap Stakes (G3) all ranging in distance from 1 mile to 1 1/16 miles on the turf.
At stud, Sky Mesa has sired 49 stakes winners and 1 champion. Sky Mesa has sired Champion Canadian Grass Horse and multiple G3-winning and G1-placed Dynamic Sky ($1,081,678) and G1-winning General Quarters ($1,226,655) among many others graded stakes winners. Statistically, Sky Mesa has an Average Earnings Index of 1.58 and a Comp Index of 1.69. This means that offspring of Sky Mesa earn 1.58 times that of all runners and 1.69 times the offspring of other stallions bred to the same mares. On the racetrack, Sky Mesa as a 2-year-old, won the Hopeful Stakes (G1) at Saratoga and the Lane's End Breeders' Futurity (G2) at Keeneland. As a 3-year-old he ran second in the Haskell Invitational Handicap (G1) and third in the Dwyer Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park. Overall, he had 3 wins, 1 second, and 1 third (2 graded stakes wins, 1 graded stakes second, and 1 graded stakes third) in 6 career starts and $633,076 in lifetime earnings.
Sky Mesa's sire is the prominent stallion Pulpit. Pulpit has sired more than 70 stakes winners including #1 North American sire Taipt, G1-winning Pyro ($1,673,673), G1-winning Rutherienne ($1,298,671), and G1-winning Corinthian ($1,267,273) among numerous other G1 winners. On the racetrack Pulpit won the Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) and the Blue Grass Stakes (G2) and ran second in the Florida Derby (G1). Overall, he had 4 wins and 1 second (2 graded stakes wins and 1 graded stakes second) in 6 career starts.
Sky Mesa's dam is Caress. Caress is a multiple G3 winner. She had 13 wins and over $666,000 in lifetime earnings. She won the Athenia Handicap (G3), the Poker Stakes (G3), the Beaugay Handicap (G3), the Just a Game Breeders' Cup Handicap, the Suffolk Handicap, the My Charmer Handicap, and the Just a Game Stakes.
Our colt's dam, Big Promise (by Rahy), is stakes-placed. She ran second in the American Beauty Handicap going 1 mile on the turf at Santa Anita. She had 4 wins and 7 seconds in 22 career starts and over $179,000 in lifetime earnings. Big Promise produced 2 winners including multiple stakes winner Lori's Store. Lori's Store has 4 wins, 4 seconds, and 4 thirds and over $327,000 in lifetime earnings with her stakes wins ranging in distance from 1 mile to 1 1/16 miles on the turf.
Our colt's dam's sire is the G2-winning Rahy. Rahy is one of the leading broodmare sires and has been in the top 24 on the North American Broodmare Sire list every year since 2007. He's been in the top 20 eight of those nine years and in the top 10 three times . He's the sire of dams of 144 stakes winners. Rahy is the broodmare sire of champions Giant's Causeway, Rahy's Attorney, Callwood Dancer (IRE), Andiroba, Sure Danzig, Alex Rossi (ARG), Hidden Destiny, Britanica, The Iric, Algeciras, and Diego Rivera. On the racetrack Rahy won the Bel Air Handicap (G2) going 1 mile and the Bonusprint Sirenia Stakes going 6 furlongs. He ran second in the Tattersalls Middle Park Stakes (Eng-1), the Goodwood Handicap (G3), and the Harold C. Ramser, Sr Handicap (G3). He ran third in the Rokeby Farms Mill Reef Stakes (Eng-3).
Our colt's second dam, Effectiveness (by Notebook), is a multiple stakes winner and is G3-placed. She won the Powder Break Handicap and the Columbiana Handicap. She ran second in the Fleur de Lis Handicap (G3) and third in the Delaware Handicap (G3), the Arlington Heights Oaks (G3), and the Ribbon Stakes. She is the dam of 4 winners including 2 stakes-placed horses. She's produced stakes-placed Strength Within and stakes-placed Big Promise.
Our colt's third dam, Herbs and Spices (by Relaunch), is the dam of 9 winners including one G3-placed runner. She's produced G3-placed Effectiveness.
Our colt's fourth dam, Prize Spot (by Little Current), is a G1 Winner. She won the Hollywood Oaks (G1) at Hollywood Park, the Linda Vista Handicap (G3) at Santa Anita, and the Princess Stakes (G3) at Hollywood Park. She also ran second in the Yellow Ribbon Invitational Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita, the La Canada Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita, the Las Palmas Handicap (G3) at Santa Anita, the El Encino Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita, and the Honeymoon Handicap (G3) at Hollywood Park. She ran third in the Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs, the Ramona Handicap (G3) at Del Mar, and the La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita. She had 5 wins, 7 seconds, and 4 thirds in 21 career starts and over $280,000 in lifetime earnings. She is the dam of 5 winners including stakes winning Georgia River and stakes-placed Fiscal Win.
This outstanding colt is by a champion-producing sire and by a stakes-producing mare. He has the breeding to compete on either surface and at classic distances. He is a registered New York-bred and will run on the Belmont/Aqueduct/Saratoga circuit. He's nominated to the Aspirant Stakes, the New York Breeders' Futurity, and The Breeders' Cup. He will be trained by Linda Rice.
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