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2022 Leading Sires of 3YOs
Stands NA, WW Earnings
# Stallion
Fee
Earnings
1 Gun Runner
n/a
$13,423,330
2 Not This Time
135,000
$7,113,955
3 Into Mischief
250,000
$6,853,023
4 Keen Ice
12,500
$6,180,439
5 Uncle Mo
150,000
$6,054,433
Top 10 Sires of Weanlings (NA&EU), ranked by Average Price (sorted by Rank)
Stallion Price
Dubawi (Ire) $1,482,827
Frankel (GB) $706,020
Quality Road $440,000
Into Mischief $423,125
American Pharoah $393,852
Lonhro (Aus) $380,593
Justify $342,469
Curlin $310,000
Medaglia d'Oro $294,000
Kingman (GB) $271,538
Schedule of Listed
And Graded Stakes in N.A.
Date Race Name Track
1/28/2023 TOBOGGAN S. (G3) aqu
1/28/2023 LA PREVOYANTE S. (G3) gp
1/28/2023 PEGASUS WORLD CUP FILLY AND MARE TURF INVITATIONAL S. (G3) gp
1/28/2023 INSIDE INFORMATION S. (G2) gp
Top Horses of 2023
Top Contenders
For the Kentucky Derby
  1. Arabian Night - Trainer: Bob Baffert - Points: 0
  2. Forte - Trainer: Todd Pletcher - Points: 40
  3. Cave Rock - Trainer: Bob Baffert - Points: 0
  4. Tapit Trice - Trainer: Todd Pletcher - Points: 0
  5. Banishing - Trainer: Brendan Walsh - Points: 0
  6. Loggins - Trainer: Brad Cox - Points: 0
  7. Faustin - Trainer: Bob Baffert - Points: 0
  8. Signator - Trainer: Shug McGaughey - Points: 0
  9. Victory Formation - Trainer: Brad Cox - Points: 10
  10. Litigate - Trainer: Todd Pletcher - Points: 0
  11. Instant Coffee - Trainer: Brad Cox - Points: 12
  12. Jace's Road - Trainer: Brad Cox - Points: 13


First Defender | Hodges Photography
First Defender

Gunned to the front from a middle gate by jockey Tyler Gaffalione, First Defender (3, c, Quality Road–Love And Pride, by A.P. Indy) withstood pressure on all sides and a contested early pace at the Fair Grounds to become the newest 'TDN Rising Star'. Off sharply, the colt found himself sandwiched between horses from the opening strides with Pinfire (Bolt d'Oro) to his inside and Golden Nugget (Mendelssohn) off his outer flank...

Gunned to the front from a middle gate by jockey Tyler Gaffalione, First Defender (3, c, Quality Road–Love And Pride, by A.P. Indy) withstood pressure on all sides and a contested early pace at the Fair Grounds to become the newest 'TDN Rising Star'. Off sharply, the colt found himself sandwiched between horses from the opening strides with Pinfire (Bolt d'Oro) to his inside and Golden Nugget (Mendelssohn) off his outer flank. The trio quickly separated themselves from the rest of the field as they sped through an opening quarter in :21.48. Still bunched together as they rounded the far turn, the race became a question of who could withstand the pressure. First Defender answered to the affirmative, striding away past the furlong marker and opening up close to home for the 5 1/4-length win as the 4-5 favorite. 21-1 shot Quaternion closed to be a clear second. Out of a dual Grade I-winning dam in Love and Pride, herself a $4.9 million purchase by Three Chimneys out of the 2013 FTKNOV sale, First Defender is already a half-brother to a pair of stakes winners in Bella Runner (Gun Runner) and Princesinha Julia (Pioneerof the Nile). Third dam Cara Rafaela (Quiet American) is responsible for the late MGISW and leading sire Bernardini (A.P. Indy). First Defender is the 14th 'TDN Rising Star' for Quality Road. Love and Pride produced a filly by Volatile last year and was not bred for 2023.

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