SUPER NINETY NINE
2010, Ch , 16h · Entered Stud: 2015
Fee: $3,000 LFSN
Maryland's only GSW by Pulpit. 11 1/4-length winner over Will Take Charge in the Southwest (G3).
Super Ninety Nine, a graded stakes-winning son of Pulpit, stood his first season at stud in 2015 as the property of Spendthrift Farm and Country Life. Super Ninety Nine’s dam, the unraced Unbridled’s Song mare Exogenetic, is a three-quarter sister to ill-fated Exogenous, Grade 1-winner of $945,560.
“The new breeder’s awards program in Maryland is attracting better mares,” said Spendthrift owner B. Wayne Hughes. “We started Malibu Moon at stud with the Pons boys, and we bred good mares to him to get him going. We sent Malibu Moon’s son Freedom Child to stud there last year. You don’t make stallions like Malibu Moon unless you support them early, and we will send a large draft of mares to Maryland. We studied the Maryland-bred program and it’s a big incentive for us to make stallions with Country Life.”
Bred in Kentucky by Northwest Farms, Super Ninety Nine raced for the Tanma Stable of Susan and Charles Chu, who purchased him for $260,000 at the June 2012 Ocala 2-year-old sale. Sent to trainer Bob Baffert, Super Ninety Nine won his debut at Santa Anita, defeating future Grade 1-winner Shakin It Up. He then was second in the Grade 3 Hollywood Preview Stakes, beaten a half-length. In his 3-year-old debut at Santa Anita, he breezed to 3 ¼-length victory, and Baffert mapped out a Triple Crown campaign through the Oaklawn Park preps. He sent Super Ninety Nine out for the $300,000, Grade 3 Southwest Stakes, and the colt blazed to a wire-to-wire 11¼-length win in the 1 1/16th-mile test, earning consecutive triple-digit Beyers. In the Grade 1, $750,000 S anta Anita Derby, Super Ninety Nine sped to the lead, finishing third behind eventual Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, Grade 1 winner Goldencents and Grade 2-winner Flashback. He retired with a record of eight starts, three wins, one second, and one third, and earnings of $378,260. “He made the cover of The Blood-Horse, with the headline ‘Super Fast,'” said Baffert. “That describes him perfectly.”
dkb/br. 1994 [IC]
|A.P. INDY (USA)
dkb/br. 1989 [IC]
|SEATTLE SLEW (USA)
dkb/br. 1974 [BC]
|BOLD REASONING (USA)|
|MY CHARMER (USA)|
|WEEKEND SURPRISE (USA)*
|LASSIE DEAR (USA)|
|MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
|RAISE A NATIVE (USA)|
|GOLD DIGGER (USA)|
|HONEST PLEASURE (USA)|
|UNBRIDLEDS SONG (USA)
b. 1987 [BI]
|GANA FACIL (USA)|
|TROLLEY SONG (USA)
|LUCKY SPELL (USA)|
|TANGLED UP IN BLUE (USA)
|PHONE TRICK (USA)
|CLEVER TRICK (USA)|
|OVER THE PHONE (USA)|
|COUNT ON KATHY (USA)
|DANCING COUNT (CAN)|
|WAR EXCHANGE (USA)|
A maiden special weight race at Santa Anita Park
(7f, D, defeating Shakin It Up, Quietasacat, Wild Dude, Money Cannon, Bro Derek, Hume).
Hollywood Prevue S. (gr. III) at Betfair Hollywood Park
(7f, D, to Really Mr Greely, defeating Shakin It Up, Z Big Apple, Heir Kitty).
Southwest S. (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park
(8.5f, D, defeating Fear the Kitten, Heaven’s Runway, Channel Isle, Always in a Tiz, Will Take Charge, Big Lute, Brown Almighty, Texas Bling, Officer Alex).
An allowance optional claiming race at Santa Anita Park
(8f, D, defeating Code West, Appealing Tale, Kochees, Bugsy Losty, Persuasive Paul).
Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park
(9f, D, to Goldencents, Flashback, defeating Tiz a Minister, Power Broker, Storm Fighter, Summer Exclusive, Dirty Swagg).
His outstanding first foals arrived in 2016 and his first-crop yearlings averaged $20,000 – the highest average of any first-crop Mid-Atlantic sire. His first winner was Little Miss Raelyn, a $135,000 Ocala 2-year-old purchase who broke her maiden at first asking on 8/19 at Laurel.