2000 - Sky Classic - Cherlindrea by Clever Trick

Nothing to Lose returning to the winners circle after his victory in the Grade One Shadwell Turf Mile

Nothing to Lose en route to a victory in the Grade Two Fourstardave Handicap

Nothing to Lose winning the Grade One Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland


Track announcer Tom Durkin's superb call of the 2004 Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga shows Nothing to Lose kicking in through the stretch to emerge victorious in this important Grade Two event.

Just click on the underlined link below here to see Nothing to Lose winning the Grade Two Fourstardave.

NOTHING TO LOSE is available for purchase as a stallion for the 2006 breeding season.


Nothing to Lose has a concluded his racing career with a race record of 15 Starts with 6 wins, 3 seconds and 1 thirds and earnings of $809,210


The homebred son of Sky Classic has a stakes record of 1st in the Shadwell Turf Mile S (G1T) 8 furlongs at Keeneland, the Fourstardave Handicap (G2T) 8.5 furlongs at Saratoga, Tropical Park Derby (G3T), Palm Beach S (G3T) 9F-GP, and a 2nd Bernard Baruch H (G2T)

Nothing to Lose is available to enter stud in 2006 in the Southern Hemisphere.


Northern Dancer and Icecapade are both by Nearctic out of Native Dancer mares.  Northern Dancer is out of Natalma and Natalma has the distinction of being the third dam of the remarkable Danehill who is inbred 3S x 3D to Natalma.  Icecapade is out of Shenanigans, she of course the dam of Buckfinder and the immortal Ruffian.  Nothing to Lose is the result of the blending of the two lines, being by Champion Nijinsky II's Champion son Sky Classic.  

The tale female sire line of is one of the excellent racetrack performances of Roberto as the sire of the grand dam, Pretense as the sire of the great grand dam and Whirlaway the sire of the great great grand dam.


The male line of Nothing to Lose begins with Sky Classic. Sky Classic who achieved a race record of 29 Starts, with 15 wins, 6 seconds, and 1 third with total earnings of, $3,240,398. 

At 2: Won Grey S.(G3), Summer S.(G3), Cup And Saucer S., 2nd Clarendon S., Vandal S.;

At 3: 2nd Rothmans International S.(G1);

At 4: Won Rothmans Ltd. International S.(G1), Connaught Cup S., King Edward Gold Cup H.(G3), Seagram Cup H., Canadian Maturity, Ncr Wo 12.00f 2:27.4 (T);

At 5: Won Caesars International H.(G2), Turf Classic Invitational S.(G1), Arlington H.(G2), Early Times Dixie H.(G3), Early Times Manhattan H.(G2), 2nd Breeders' Cup Turf S.(G1), Arlington Million S.(G1), Early Times Turf Classic S.(G3), Ncr Bel 12.00f 2:24.2 (T)

Champion 2-year-old in Canada. At 4 Champion Older Horse & Champion Turf Horse in Canada. At 5 Champion Turf Horse.

However, Sky Classic is one of the best bred horses in the world and already is the sire of 44 stakes winners and 84 stakes horses and the earner of over $32,000,000. It is best to visit him at his home on the Internet at .

It is not necessary to go beyond the first dam of Sky Classic to understand that this Champion is a grass oriented sire.  The siblings under the first dam include Dance Smartly, Smart Strike, Dancethruthedawn, Regal Classic, Hello Seattle, Always a Classic, Classy and Smart, Grey Classic, Scatter the Gold, and Full of Wonder, all either Classic Winners, Grade One Winners or Champions or combinations of those achievements in most cases.  Remember that Dance Smartly and Smart Strike were top class dirt horse as well.  Smart Strike has continually been highly ranked on the North American list of Leading Sires. There are more stakes winners and some stakes placed horses under No Class, the dam of Sky Classic.  Sky Classic's progeny have earned near $30,000,000 to date in nine crops of racing age.


Nothing to Lose is a full brother to Everything to Gain, a graded stakes placed earner of  $262,349.  His dam Cherlindrea is a listed stakes winner of  $189,575 by Clever Trick.

It is the element of cross breeding Nearctic sons out of Native Dancer mares that provides the most interesting aspect of this female family when being mixed with a Northern Dancer line stallion.. 

It is noteworthy to mention the key foundation mare of the family is the fourth dam, Drill Rock by Whirlaway, a cornerstone mare of one of the more distinguished of the Phipps Family distaff lines, that of Lady Pitt, Dancing Spree, Heavenly Prize, Oh What a Windfall, King of Clubs, The Liberal Member, Fantastic Find, Finder's Fee, and Furlong, all Grade One stakes winners and also of Grade Two stakes winners Blitely, Possen, in addition to other notable stakes winners.

The Natalma - Shenanigans cross is also present in the pedigree of Preakness winner Louis Quatoze.  The cross with Wild Again providing the Icecapade bloodline to cross with the Northern Dancer line distaff element accounts for some of Wild Again's best runners including Florida Derby winner Vicar, Blue Grass Stakes winner Wild Syn, and quality stakes winners Wild Zone and Wild Event.


Nothing to Lose Grade One winner and certainly one of the classiest runners sired by Sky Classic.  In a location such as the Australia and New Zealand, Nothing to Lose provides the makings of an excellent grass stallion and the return of the Star Kingdom - Noholme bloodline through Nodouble's most matriarchal daughter No Class, the true cornerstone foundation mare of great Canadian breeding institution of Sam-Son Farm.