PEDIGREE EVALUATION :
KITTEN'S JOY seems
to offer a pedigree that has the purist of sire lines coupled with a solid
female family. KITTEN'S JOY
is inbreed on these wonderful sires as follows, Northern Dancer 3S x 5D, Tom
Fool 4S x 5D, Turn-to 5S x 5D and Hail to Reason 5S x 4D. Although
inbred on these wonderful horses, KITTEN'S
JOY is four generations free from any
The sire line of
is a long procession of leading sires in the countries in which these
stallions were at stud. Cyllene was the leading sire in 1909 and 1910,
Phalaris in 1928, Pharos in 1931, Nearco in 1947 and 1948, Nearctic in
Canada, Northern Dancer in North America in 1971 and in England/Ireland in
1976, 1977, 1983 and 1984, Sadler's Wells in England /Ireland in 1990 and
from 1992 through 2002, and El Prado in 2003 when he was the leading sire in
North America. For nearly a century, this is an unbroken line of
sires who have lead the general sire's lists in their countries. That
is indeed a very pure line of great sires.
It is important to note that El Prado
gets wonderful dirt horses as well as superior turf runners as exemplified
by Grade One Medaglia d'Oro, an earner of $5,754,720. A lot can be
expect from KITTEN'S JOY
who is 92.3 % in running first of second in his starts of which he has won
69.23% of his races.
is the second stakes winner from his dam Kitten's First who is a daughter of
Lear Fan. Kitten's First very first foal was Justenuffheart, a stakes
winner of $373,229. Kitten's First is a half sister to Grade One
Stakes winner Down the Aisle and earner of $1,007,989, a stakes winner. Thus
the female line of KITTEN'S JOY
is not new to having a Millionaire in it or Grade One Stakes Winners.
The third dam of KITTEN'S JOY
is the L'Enjoleur mare That's my Hon, the dam of Down the Aisle and herself,
a half sister to Grade One Stakes winner Road Princess. Road Princess
is in turn the dam of Reign Road, a Grade Two Stakes Winner of $898,985.
The third dam of KITTEN'S JOY
is the Prince John mare One Lane. One Lane is a daughter of Danger
Ahead, winner of the Molly Pitcher Handicap and Regret Handicap.
Danger Ahead, the fourth dam of
KITTEN'S JOY is the third dam of
one of the great racehorses of the 20th Century,
This extension of an old solid
Elmendorf Farm female line is one that can produce a horses as great as any
horse that may have ever looked through a bridle as trainer Grover "Bud"
Delp described the remarkable
With stallions such as Roberto, Hail
to Reason, Buckpasser and Prince John on the distaff side, it is difficult
to find stronger broodmare sires in a pedigree.
Perhaps most important in the pedigree
of KITTEN'S JOY
is the presence of inbreeding to Rough Shod II, 6S x 5D. Rough Shod II
is one of the most important matriarchs in the last half century.
Mr. & Mrs.
Ramsey are proud to stand their homebred Eclipse Champion at their farm in
Nicholasville, Kentucky. The Ramseys will be welcoming mares to
for the 2006 Breeding Season. KITTEN'S JOY
provides an opportunity for
serious individuals to breed to a true champion racehorse and top quality stallion prospect that fits the
new millennium and seems destined continue one of the most significant sire
lines on earth, that of Sadler's Wells.
In looking at the success of El Prado as
a sire, a good deal of outcross breeding has been successful in producing
both turf runner and dirt runners.
In fact, two thirds of El Prado's ample
North American Progeny earnings of over $45,000,000 have come from Dirt
So much works well with El Prado that
it seems like he should continue the line of Sadler's Wells quite well in
North America. The superior dirt runner Medaglia D'oro, represents the
Damascus line as does Champion Mia Pradera and Najavo Pearl.
Millionaire and graded stakes winner Chindi and the recent Grade One winner
and millionaire stakes
performer Borrego, as well as Timo and Cloakof Vagueness are crossed on the
Alydar line. The Mr. Prospector line is well represented by sires such
as Miswaki, Woodman, Crafty Prospector, Seeking the Gold, Carson City,
Afleet and Allen's Prospect all mixing well with El Prado. The outstanding
stake competitor Artie Schiller furture demonstrates the fondness of the
linking Raise a Native line mares with El Prado.
In short, the success of El Prado is
attributable to the fact that so many sire lines work well with him. I
have difficulty finding sire lines to rule out in selecting mares to breed
to the El Prado sire line. All of this leads me to the conclusion
has the credentials to be an excellent stallion
and the versatility of El Prado further underscores that KITTEN'S JOY
get dirt and turf runners.