Frac Daddy leads Canadian 2-year-old sires in winners and money won

With a recent Grade 1 winner to his credit, Frac Daddy had a breakout year in 2023 and should be a popular sire for the 2024 Canadian breeding season.

Frac Daddy was Canada’s leading 2-year-old sire last year in both number of winners and money won. The 14-year-old son of Scat Daddy sired 10 juvenile winners, including stakes winners Scat Dancer and No More Options, a King’s Plate prospect. The icing on the cake was when his California-bred 3-year-old filly Daddysruby took the Grade 1 La Brea at Santa Anita in December.

Frac Daddy stands for a reasonable $4,000 at Colebrook Farms Stallion Station alongside the Tall Oaks Farm-owned runners Avie’s Flatter and Amis Gizmo. A Canadian champion 2-year-old, Avie’s Flatter bred 43 mares in his first season at stud in 2023. Amis Gizmo sired his first stakes winner last year, Zippy Gizmo. Both have a stud fee of $3,500.

Adena Springs has five stallions for the upcoming season, including Point of Entry, who was Canada’s leading active sire in progeny earnings in 2023 with $3.73 million. The huge 16-year-old, who stands for $7,500, has sired 17 stakes winners. His first Ontario-sired crop are 2-year-olds this year.

Completing the diverse Adena lineup are two-time leading Canadian sire Silent Name ($8,000), Queen’s Plate winner Shaman Ghost ($7,500), Signature Red ($5,000), and American Guru ($2,500).

Souper Speedy had a very productive 2023 with $3.2 million in earnings, ranking him second in the country. His best offspring is multiple Grade 3 winner Il Malocchio.

A 15-year-old son of Indian Charlie, Souper Speedy stands at T C Westmeath Stud Farm alongside five-time leading Canadian sire Old Forester, the sire of 2017 Canadian Horse of the Year Pink Lloyd. Souper Speedy stands for $5,000 and 23-year-old Old Forester goes for $4,000.

Also residing at T C Westmeath are the Tall Oaks-owned duo of Ami’s Flatter and Gamble’s Exchange, who each stand for $3,500.

Ballycroy Bloodstock has a promising three-horse roster headed by Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Tamarkuz, a 14-year-old with a $4,000 stud fee who sired 2023 Zia Park Derby victor Two Rivers Over. The Grade 1-winning sprinter Collusion Illusion is standing his second season for $6,000. His offspring have a license to be early-blooming juveniles.

Gufo arrived late on the scene last year as a stamina option for breeders in his debut at stud for $4,500. The handsome chestnut captured three Grade 1 turf routes in New York and banked more than $2.1 million under the guidance of trainer Christophe Clement.

Reload had another solid year in 2023 for Northern Dawn Stables. The 15-year-old son of Hard Spun ranked sixth among leading Canadian sires in winnings, thanks mostly to Patches O’Houlihan, who figures to garner the Sovereign Award for champion male sprinter.

Patches O’Houlihan won his first six starts last year, including four stakes, two of them against Grade 3 company. Reload, who stands for $5,000, also sired 2023 stakes winners Candy Overload, Poulin in O T, and Foolish Games.

Mohaymen was moved from Northern Dawn to Saintsbury Farms for his second Canadian breeding season this year with a $5,000 stud fee. The 11-year-old son of Tapit is the sire of Elm Drive and Crypto Mo, both Grade 3 winners in 2023. He had progeny earnings for the year of $2.87 million.

Society’s Chairman sired 2023 King’s Plate victor Paramount Prince, the leading candidate for Canadian champion male 3-year-old honors. The sire of 2016 Canadian Horse of the Year Caren, 21-year-old Society’s Chairman carries a $6,000 stud fee at Shannondoe Farm.

The long-winded grass expert Serve the King stands his second season for $4,000 at York Tech Racing Stable. The Grade 1-placed son of Kingman won the 2021 John’s Call Stakes at Saratoga for trainer Chad Brown.


Western Canada

Fed Biz, standing for $5,000 at Highfield in Alberta, ranked highly in the two main categories last year in Canada. He led in most winners with 71 and was third in earnings with $3.15 million.

A 15-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway, Fed Biz sired 2023 stakes winners Front Run the Fed, Canoso, and Grooms All Bizness. Front Run the Fed took the $150,000 Van Clief Stakes for the second year in a row at Colonial, which boosted his bankroll to more than $700,000.

Among Fed Biz’s other 11 stakes winners are Zenden, a champion in the UAE; the Grade 2-winning sprinter Inthemidstofbiz; and the Grade 3-winning turf sprinter Change of Control.

Alberta’s second-leading sire last year was City Wolf with $243,074 in earnings. Medallist ranked third with $227,973.

Ami’s Holiday was moved from Ontario to Manitoba by Tall Oaks for 2024 and could be an important sire there for years to come. Victorious in the Grade 3 Grey at 2 and the Breeders’ Stakes at 3, Ami’s Holiday is the sire of Jim’s Hope, winner of last year’s Lake Ontario Stakes at Woodbine. The 13-year-old son of Harlan’s Holiday goes for $2,500 to approved mares at 2 Points Ranch.

Nonios ($247,343) edged Going Commando ($243,356) for leading sire honors in Manitoba in 2023 in offspring earnings.

Bakken led all British Columbia sires in progeny earnings last year with $578,449. Sungold, the sire of multiple stakes winner Infinite Patience, was second with $443,438, ahead of 2008 Queen’s Plate winner Not Bourbon, who ranked third with $397,081.


Source: -- article by Ron Gierkink

Photo Caption: With a recent Grade 1 winner to his credit, Frac Daddy had a breakout year in 2023 and should be a popular sire for the 2024 Canadian breeding season. (© Michael Burns)

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