Admiral Kitten (USA)

Kitten's Joy - Reachinforthestars (Grand Slam) bay, 2009 - height 16.1hh

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Race Record

4 wins, 1600-2000m on turf in USA, from 2 to 4

Timeform 117 at 3

at 2  WON   El Joven S.-(L) (1600mT)

at 3  WON   G1 Secretariat S. (2000mT)

         2nd     G1 Jamaica H. (1800mT)

         2nd     G1 Hollywood Derby (2000mT)

         2nd     G2 American Turf S. (1700mT)

         2nd     G3 American Derby (1900mT)

         2nd     G3 Arlington Classic (1700mT)

at 4  WON   G3 Turf Cup S. (1800mT)

         2nd     G3 Arlington H. (2000mT)

Sire Line

KITTEN’S JOY – 9 wins, 1600-2400m on turf in USA, G1 Turf Classic, G1 Secretariat S., 2nd G1 Breeder’s Cup Turf, G1 Arlington Million; Champion Turf Male. Rated Timeform 128.

Sire of G1 winners of both sexes. US Champion Turf Sire (4x). Sire of 4 Champions and 7 Millionaires. Sire of sires.
-  Notable progeny incl Roaring Lion (15c - Street Sense, Avenue Of Flags) TFR130 sire; Hawkbill (13c – Giant’s Causeway, Fappiano) TFR 125 sire; Bobby’s Kitten (11c – Forestry, Relaunch) TFR 119 sire; Real Solution (09c – Pulpit, Dynaformer) TFR 121 sire; Big Blue Kitten (08c – Unaccounted For, Spend A Buck)  TFR 121 sire; Stephanie’s Kitten (09f – Catienus, Red Ransom) TFR 121; Divisidero (12c – Lemon Drop Kid, Nashwan)  TFR 119; Oscar Performance (14c – Theatrical, Mr Prospector)  TFR 123 sire; Tareef (13c – Carson City, Dewan)  TFR 118; Admiral Kitten (10c – Grand Slam, Dynaformer) TFR 117; Cymric (13c – Unbridled’s Song, Broad Brush) TFR 116 at 2; Chiropractor (12c – Theatrical, Avatar) TFR 117; Sadler’s Joy (13c – Dynaformer, Royal Solo) TFR 116Kitten’s Dumplings (10f – Grand Slam, Sadler’s Wells); Top Ace (11c – Salt Lake, Mr Prospector); Jolly Good Kitten (12c – Saint Ballado, Mr Prospector); Camelot Kitten (13c – Forestry, Relaunch); Banned (08c – Capote, Forty Niner); Emotional Kitten (10f – Ghazi, Caveat); Deeply Undervalued (13c – Cherokee Run, Deputy Minister); Henley’s Joy (16c - Bluegrass Cat, Kris S.); Kameko (17c - Rock of Gibraltar, Belmez); etc.

KIN-BREEDING: Kitten’s Joy traces to the mare Fly By Night, also female line ancestress of Northern Dancer’s grandam Almahmoud (dam of Natalma, Cosmah). The first dam Kitten’s First is by Lear Fan, and kinbred through that one’s female line ancestress Baba Kenny to Fly By Night. The next four female line ancestors all are kinbred through their sires’ female line to members of the bottom female-line.

SADLER'S WELLS line sires in South Africa: Flying The Flag, Global View, New Predator,  The United States (Galileo); Elusive Fort (Fort Wood); Act Of War, Futura, Horizon, Jackson (Dynasty); Potala Palace (Singspiel); Admiral Kitten (Kitten’s Joy)

Pedigree

Kitten's Joy
2000
El Prado
1988
Sadler's WellsNorthern Dancer - Nearctic
Fairy Bridge - Bold Reason
Lady CapuletSir Ivor - Sir Gaylord
Caps and Bells - Tom Fool
Kitten's First
1990
Lear FanRoberto - Hail To Reason
Wac - Lt Stevens
That's My Honl'Enjoleur - Buckpasser
One Lane - Prince John
Reachinforthestars
2004
Grand Slam
1994
Gone WestMr Prospector - Raise A Native
Secrettame - Secretariat
Bright CandlesEl Gran Senor - Northern Dancer
Christmas Bonus - Key to the Mint
Mombasa
1996
DynaformerRoberto - Hail To Reason
Andover Way - His Majesty
MesabiMinnesota Mac - Rough'n Tumble
Ride The Trails - Prince John

Pedigree

Admiral Kitten is kinbred through the bottom lines of his sire Kitten’s Joy and dam Reachinforthestars, 4x4 One Lane x Ride the Trails and 5x7 Danger Ahead x Portage. This is the same as for Kitten’s Joy best European performer Hawkbill, who also has Ride The Trails as 4th dam.

Portage is female line ancestor of Fort Wood, by Sadler’s Wells (grandsire of Kitten’s Joy), suggesting a suitable connection.

Admiral Kitten’s dam Reachinforthestars is kinbred 5x5 Plum Cake x Blue Canoe. In the South African context Plum Cake is dam of Plum Bold.

SUITABLE LINES for Admiral Kitten could include

  • Descendants from his own female line, notably Fort Wood, as well as Cozzene (Noordhoek Flyer, Jackson), Laramie Trail;
  • Kin-links through his bottom female line, notably through Kitten’s Joy bottom female line, incl Cosmah/Halo (widespread - notably Rahy, Singspiel, Rakeen, Giant’s Causeway), Natalma (widespread – notably Danehill)
  • Sadler’s Wells (widespread - notably Fort Wood), Nureyev (widespread - notably Theatrical)
  • Plum Cake (Plum Bold, Royal Chalice; Alydar), Coastal, Slew O’Gold

(posted 2016)

Sales Analysis

BORN colt avg sold SI filly avg sold SI
2018 56,429 7 0.25 38,333 3 0.28
2019 80,000 1 0.26 0 0

Best Rated Offspring

(SA only)

horse wins (SW) places (SP) stakes AR
Mitch Got His Wish 18c 0 (0) 3 (0) R 45,000 93
Admiral's Shine 18c 0 (0) 4 (0) R 42,500 84
Born A Star 18c 0 (0) 0 (0) R 2,500 71
Zuri's Star 18f 0 (0) 0 (0) R 0 69
Admiralty Arch 18c 0 (0) 0 (0) R 0 67
Kitten's Adventure 18f 0 (0) 0 (0) R 2,000 61
Admiral's Ransom 18c 0 (0) 1 (0) R 8,000 61
Family Favourite 18f 0 (0) 0 (0) R 0 56
Full Go 18c 0 (0) 0 (0) R 0 56
Lord Admiral 18c 0 (0) 0 (0) R 0 53

The Power Of Ratings

Colts

AR Band < 59 59 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 90 - 99 > 99 > 79 > 89 count
All Colts 26% 18% 27% 18% 8% 3% 29% 11% 22,983
Admiral Kitten 50% 20% 10% 10% 10% 0% 20% 10% 10

Fillies

AR Band < 54 54 - 64 65 - 74 75 - 84 85 - 94 > 94 > 74 > 84 count
All Fillies 27% 17% 26% 20% 7% 3% 30% 10% 22,507
Admiral Kitten 0% 67% 33% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 3

Stud Analysis

Colts

  • SSI 0.66
  • Stamina 0m
  • Stakes Wins 0%
  • Black Type 0%
born foals rnrs wnrs w/r% SW SW/r% BT BT/r% wins SSI AR Stamina
2018 19 10 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0.66 60 0m

Fillies

  • SSI 0.04
  • Stamina 0m
  • Stakes Wins 0%
  • Black Type 0%
born foals rnrs wnrs w/r% SW SW/r% BT BT/r% wins SSI AR Stamina
2018 15 3 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0.04 62 0m

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