I've done some digging lately. I always wondered why Yankee never made it as a racehorse and only made $4000 some in winnings.I wanted to look up his breeding to see if he had any stunna's in the mix, not really...some WAY farther down the line that I wasn't expecting (Northern Dancer, Bold Ruler). It has taken a LONG time but I finally found his pedigree and some photos of relatives. I wish I could find photos of Yankee racing. I am going to try and contact his breeder first, then trainer and so on. They have to have at least one....
Sadly, I could only find stuff on Yankee's sire side mostly. Not a lick about his dam, just pedigree.
Yankee's full pedigree, click for larger image if you wish. He has some stars in the mix there. He is also related to....
Yep, Barbaro! RIP
Northern Prospect, Fortunate Bid, Halo
Yep, look close. Northern Dancer is his great (6) grandsire. Nasrullah is there too as well as Bold Ruler
Northern Dancer, RIP, the most successful TB sire of all time.
Nasrullah, RIP, 5 time leading sire, great grandsire to Secretariat & Ruffian, sire to Bold Ruler
Bold Ruler, RIP, sire to the 1973 Triple Crown winner and two time Horse of the Year, Secretariat. He led the American Sire's List eight times, and seven of the ten Kentucky Derby winners of the 1970's traced directly to Bold Ruler in their tail male lines.
Yankee's sire, Yankee Victor. Yankee sure looks like him! Victor was USA's best miler in 2000 and is a sire of 9 stakes horses has 3 graded stakes horses from his first two crops. Yankee Victor, earner of $833,806, was never headed at any call in his last four starts, all at one mile, including the Metropolitan Handicap (G1), the Westchester Handicap (G3) and Arlington's Hanshin Handicap (G3). He earned a 115 Beyer in the Met and, in his prep for that race, ran a mile at Aqueduct in 1:33 2/5. Yankee Victor earned triple-digit Beyers in each of his last six starts and had a truly exceptional 89 Beyer when he broke his maiden at Saratoga at two.
Yanks sire, Yankee Victor, racing
Yankee's grandsire, Saint Ballado, RIP. Florida's leading sire in 2004 and 2006. Trained by Clint Goodrich, he won four of nine starts over two seasons, including the 1992 Arlington Classic (G2) and Sheridan Stakes (G3). Retired to Ocala Stud in 1993 for a fee of $2,500, Saint Ballado quickly made Kentucky breeders regret their initial disdain. His first crop of 31 foals included three stakes winners. Saint has sired 34 stakes winners since then and is ranked 55th on the 2002 leading sire list by progeny earnings. As a racehorse, he won the 1992 Arlington Classic (gr. II) and Sheridan Stakes (gr. III) and earned a career total of $302,820.
Great great grandsire, Halo.
In other news, I haven't been able to make it to the barn since the weather has decided to freak out on us. WTF. MORE SNOW?? ON THE WAY? Say it aint freakin' so. So now that I wasted (well not really) 2 hours I really need to do some HW.