Liam’s Map leads all North American third-crop sires by cumulative grade 1 winners including; Basin, Hopeful S. (G1) and Arkansas Derby (G1), Colonel Liam, Pegasus World Cup Turf (G1) and Wicked Whisper, Frizette S. (G1).
Not only do these top-level successes rank Liam’s Map among the best current sires, but it puts him alongside some of America’s top stallions in history. Both Basin and Wicked Whisper hail from the first-crop of Liam's Map and since 1983, just eight other first-crop stallions have sired two Grade 1 winners, with only Danzig and Uncle Mo having sired both Grade 1 fillies and colts. An elite group of just five other stallions have sired winners of both the G1 Frizette and the G1 Hopeful—A.P. Indy, Storm Cat, Mr. Prospector, Bold Ruler, and Nasrullah.
Liam’s Map’s outstanding physical is passing onto his progeny which is evident by the results in the sales ring. His two-year-olds have commanded prices up to $1,200,000 while his yearlings have sold for $500,000, $450,000, $400,000, etc. In fact, his highest priced yearling and two-year-old have both gone on to win grade 1 races. Colonel Liam was purchased for $1,200,000 at OBS April and Wicked Whisper was bought at Keeneland September for $500,000.
Track record-setting G1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Liam’s Map had a stellar racing career, with six wins and two second-place finishes from eight career starts, and over $1.3 million in earnings. The brilliantly fast son of Unbridled’s Song ran triple-digit Beyer Speed Figures on six occasions, topping his career with 114 Beyers in his G1 Woodward and G1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile victories.
An $800,000 Keeneland September yearling, Liam's Map is out of the stakes-winning Trippi mare Miss Macy Sue, and is a half-brother to graded winner Not This Time and black-type winner Taylor S. Liam’s Map’s pedigree carries only one cross of Northern Dancer in the sixth generation, so his pedigree will be an ideal outcross for mares inbred to Northern Dancer. Since Liam’s Map’s pedigree largely consists of horses bred by or based on pedigrees of horses bred by John Nerud, it should also be beneficial to emphasize female families associated with Nerud other than Aspidistra.
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WON Harlan’s Holiday S. at Gulfstream Park (1 1/16 mi., in 1:42.51, 112 Beyer, defeating Valid, Pants On Fire, Schivarelli, etc.), and an allowance race at Aqueduct (1 mi., in 1:35.67, 100 Beyer, defeating Street Gent, Round, The Brothers Rap, etc.).
WON Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile [G1] at Keeneland (1 mi., in 1:34.54, set NTR, by 2 1/2 lengths, defeating Lea, Red Vine, Wicked Strong, etc.), Woodward S. [G1] at Saratoga (1 1/8 mi., in 1:47.44, 114 Beyer, by 4 3/4 lengths, defeating Coach Inge, Wicked Strong, Effinex, etc.), an allowance optional claiming race at Belmont Park (1 mi., in 1:34.48, 106 Beyer, defeating Confrontation, Last Gunfighter, North Slope), 2nd Whitney S. [G1] at Saratoga (1 1/8 mi., 113 Beyer, by a neck to Honor Code, defeating Tonalist, Wicked Strong, V. E. Day, etc.).