What can one say about Awesome Again’s career as a racehorse and sire? One word comes to mind – Awesome. As a racehorse, he was a Champion and U.S. Horse of the Year, winning 9 of 12 races, including the Breeders’ Cup Classic, and earned $4.3 million. As a sire, Awesome Again has been among the very best from the time his first crop stepped onto the track. That crop included Champion, Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and Horse of the Year, Ghostzapper. Awesome Again has sired the winners of 4 Breeders’ Cup races – 2 males and 2 females. No other active sire has sired more Breeders’ Cup winners. The winners of the 4 Breeders’ Cup races are:
Ghostzapper – BC Classic (earnings of $3.4 million)
Wilko – BC Juvenile ($2.4 million)
Ginger Punch – BC Distaff ($3.0 million)
Round Pond – BC Distaff ($1.99 million)
Awesome Again has sired 12 Grade 1 winners, including three who raced in 2012, Game On Dude, Paynter and Awesome Gem.
Since the racehorse in Bloodlines Racing Partnership’s offering is a filly (female), we should point out that Awesome Again’s daughters Round Pond and Spun Sugar have sold very well as broodmares. Round Pond brought $5.75 million and Spun Sugar brought $4.5 million.
In recent yearling sales, Awesome Again’s yearlings have brought prices of $400,000, $350,000,
$280,000, $225,000, $225,000, $220,000.
Awesome Again has certainly lived up to his name – Awesome as a racehorse, Awesome Again as a sire. We are extremely excited having a daughter of his in our Partnership.