Anne M Eberhardt
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Lemon Drop Child has been a high-quality servant to his Kentucky farm
Anne M Eberhardt
By BloodHorse Employees
Lemon Drop Child, perennially among the many nation’s main sires, has been pensioned from stallion duties at age 25. He’ll stay at Lane’s Finish Farm to get pleasure from the remainder of his retirement, the Kentucky farm introduced on Friday.
The son of Basic-winning Kingmambo is liable for siring 97 black-type winners and 101 graded stakes horses worldwide, together with Grade 1 winners Seaside Patrol, Romantic Imaginative and prescient, Richard’s Child and Lemons Eternally.
At the moment ranked eleventh on the cumulative listing of main energetic sires in North America with complete mixed progeny earnings of greater than $96 million, Lemon Drop Child has established himself as a confirmed supply of Grade 1 expertise as a broodmare sire with the likes of Eternally Unbridled, Most interesting Metropolis, Tamarkuz and Bar of Gold.
“Lemon Drop Child has been a Lane’s Finish stalwart for 20 years,” mentioned Lane’s Finish’s Invoice Farish. “We’re very lucky to be related to a horse like him. We need to thank the syndicate members and breeders who’ve supported him for the previous 20 years. His legacy will reside on via his little kids throughout the globe.”
Lemon Drop Child is out of the Seattle Slew mare Charming Lassie, a half sister to Weekend Shock – the dam of champion A.P. Indy, himself by Seattle Slew.
Lemon Drop Child is a half sibling to Brulay and Statue of Liberty and hails from the household of Grade/Group 1 winners Homosexual Mecene, Wolfhound, Summer Squall, Duke of Marmalade, Ruler of The World, and Courtroom Imaginative and prescient.
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He was topped champion older male in 2000 and gained 5 top-level races for proprietor Jeanne G Vance and coach Scotty Schulhofer: the 1998 Futurity Stakes, the Belmont Stakes and Travers Stakes in 1999, and the Whitney Handicap and Woodward Stakes in 2000.
Lemon Drop Child’s progeny have been remarkably uniform of their versatility. He sired 54 black-type winners on dust and 55 black-type winners on turf. Amongst these stakes winners, 48 have been male and 49 have been feminine. His two-year-olds banked greater than $9.2 million in purses, and all his runners averaged greater than $78,600 per starters.
As a broodmare sire, Lemon Drop Child’s stature continues to be rising. His daughters have produced 66 black-type winners to this point, which embody eight champions. He’s the broodmare sire of Grade 1-winning full sisters Unbridled Eternally and Eternally Unbridled (each by Unbridled’s Music and out of the Kentucky Oaks winner Lemons Eternally) and of Group 1 winner With out Parole, who gained the St. James’s Palace Stakes in the course of the 2018 Royal Ascot assembly.
The identical versatility proven as a sire is being relayed via Lemon Drop Child’s daughters, too, who’ve produced 33 black-type winners on dust and 35 black-type winners on grass.
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