2014 Fee: $4,500 Live Foal
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Iridescence, by Mt. Livermore
A LEADING SOPHOMORE SIRE IN EVERY ASPECT
- Ranked among the best of his crop by Earnings, Winners and Stakes Winners
- Ranked #1 by Earnings of Stallions standing for $10,000 or less
- Sales Horses of 2012 sold for up to $775,000
- 16 2013 Yearlings average $40,000 at Fasig-Tipton October Sales
Registered with PA Breeders' Association
More about Flashy Bull:
Flashy Bull, a Grade 1 winner and successful sire, makes a great addition to the Penn Ridge Farms stallion roster and to the Pennsylvania stallion colony.
A winner at 2 at Belmont and Graded-placed, when second in the Remsen Stakes (gr. II) to Bluegrass Cat, the well-named Flashy Bull also ran second to First Samurai in the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) at 3. He reached his dominating peak at 4, winning 4 of 6 starts including the Donald Schaefer Handicap (gr. III) at Pimlico and Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs, to rank him as one of the best older horses of 2007.
Standing his first season at Airdrie Stud in Kentucky in 2008, Flashy Bull’s premier crop came out running, and he was one of the leading freshman sires of 2011. He was fourth by number of winners (19), sixth by earnings ($718,319), and eighth by number of stakes winners (2).
Flashy Bull is the sire of 10 stakes horses from his first 2 crops, 4 stakes winners, including Flashy Lassie, winner of the Debutante Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill as a 2-year-old, and 2013 stakes winners Flashy American (lifetime earnings of $407,129), and Balooga Bull ($252,686). He is also the sire of the classy 3-year-old filly Flashy Gray, second in the Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) and Honeybee Stakes (gr. III). He has 9 winners with earnings over $100,000, with average earnings per runner of over $45,000.
Flashy Bull was an $85,000 yearling, a $205,000 2-year-old in training, and was raced by West Point Thoroughbreds Inc.. He’s a physically imposing individual, heavily muscled with great conformation, good legs and bone, all of which has made him a popular commercial sire. At the 2013 Fasig-Tipton July Yearling Sale, one of his colts was sold for $105,000 to West Point Thoroughbreds and St. Elias, and another colt brought $145,000 from Eclipse Thoroughbreds. He also had 2013 yearlings sell for $75,000, $65,000 and two for $50,000.
Flashy Bull is one of the best runners from a sire line that has produced many brilliant and tenacious competitors. This is the same male line as Hall of Fame runner Dr. Fager, one of the greatest American racehorses ever. Dr. Fager and his kinsman Minnesota Mac were two of the best from the same 1964 crop sired by Florida’s foundation sire Rough’n Tumble. Minnesota Mac sired the top sprinter Great Above, out of Dr. Fager’s half-sister, the Hall of Fame inductee and twice champion sprinter Ta Wee.
Great Above sired the Hall of Famer and 1994 Champion 3-Year-Old Holy Bull, who burned with the same intense speed and fighting spirit of his ancestors. This unique combination allowed him to stay the American classic distance of 10 furlongs when winning the 1994 Travers Stakes at Saratoga.
As a stallion, Holy Bull has been remarkable, and is the sire of at least 50 stakes winners to date including Grade I winner Flashy Bull, Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Giacomo (sire of 12 stakes winners), and Champion 2-Year-Old and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Macho Uno (sire of 24 stakes winners).
Macho Uno is, of course, the sire of Mucho Macho Man, dynamic winner of the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I), and Private Vow, winner of the 2013 Vosburgh Handicap (gr. I). Macho Uno also sired the gutsy Macho Again, who won the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at 4, and ran the great Rachel Alexandra to a head in the Woodward Stakes (gr. I) that same year.
Flashy Bull is a half-brother to the stakes-winning sprinter Pink Viper (by Smoke Glacken), and their dam is the winning Mt. Livermore mare Irridescence. Mt. Livermore sired 6 champions including the legendary Housebuster (Champion Sprinter at 3 and 4, and elected to the National Racing Hall of Fame in 2013); as well as Orientate (Champion Sprinter at 4); a pair of Canadian Horses of the Year in Peaks and Valleys and Mt. Sassafras; and the Champion 2-Year-Old Filly, Eliza.
The great Housebuster’s pedigree is very similar to that of Flashy Bull, since Housebuster was by Mt. Livermore out of a mare by Great Above, while Flashy Bull is by Holy Bull, the best son of Great Above, and out of a daughter of Mt. Livermore.
Flashy Bull, a proven Grade1 winner and graded stakes sire, owns a pedigree full of brilliance and bravery in an eye-catching package. He has all the qualities that breeders are looking for, because his offspring bring in the money, both at the sales and on the race track.
For more information on breeding your mare to Flashy Bull please email us or call (717) 982-6210.