Leading second-crop sire Daredevil will relocate to Lane’s End Farm for the 2021 breeding season. Sire of three-year-old sensations Swiss Skydiver and Shedaresthedevil, Daredevil is the #3 North American based, second-crop sire behind only American Pharoah and Constitution with just over half as many starters.
Daredevil is the only first-crop sire to ever sire an individual winner of the Kentucky Oaks and the Preakness Stakes in the same year. Swiss Skydiver is only the sixth filly to win the second leg of the Triple Crown in its 145 year history and only the second since Nellie Morse in 1924. Shedaresthedevil was her sire’s first classic winner in 2020 and led home the exacta for her sire in the most prestigious three-year-old fillies race of the year. These two Grade 1 winners from just 74 starters in 2020 represent 2.78% Grade 1 winners to starters, a staggering percentage at the elite level. Behind only Galileo worldwide at 3.6% and ahead of North American based super-sires War Front (1.5%), Speightstown (1.35%), More than Ready (1.27%), Tapit (.83%), and Into Mischief (.77%) in 2020.
WON Champagne S. [G1] at Belmont Park (1 mi., by 2 1/2 lengths, defeating Upstart, The Truth Or Else, El Kabeir, Holy Boss, I Spent It) Maiden Special Weight at Belmont Park (6f, defeating Bow Tie Boss, Because I'm Happy, Mandolin Wins, etc.)
2nd Swale S. [G2] at Gulfstream Park (7f, to Ready for Rye, defeating Senor Grits, Bluegrass Singer, Social Request, X Y Jet)