Commissioner

Fee: $7,500 S&N
A.P. Indy - Flaming Heart,
by
Touch Gold, 2011 B

A.P. Indy's Last Classic Son

Commissioner is aptly named because he was truly bred to lead. A son of the greatest breed-shaping horse of our time - A.P. Indy, Commissioner was always a WinStar favorite from the day he was born. The farm has a terrific strike rate when it has bred the best to the best, and Commissioner was bred and kept to race by WinStar to win an American Classic - something he came within a head of doing when Tonalist nailed him on the wire in the Belmont Stakes (G1). Now A.P. Indy's last Classic son at stud, Commissioner is full of the class that his genetics suggest, and he has the physical to go along with it.
Commissioner - A.P. Indy's Last Classic Son
Commissioner Overview
  • At 3: Runner-up by a head to multiple G1 winner Tonalist in the $1,500,000 Belmont S. [G1],setting all the fractions and defeating California Chrome, Wicked Strong, etc.
  • At 4: Won the historic $300,000 Pimlico Special S. [G3] in 1:56.09, faster than American Pharoah's Preakness S.
  • Won the $150,000 Skip Away S. [G3] at Gulfstream, earning a 109 Beyer and 2 3/4 Ragozin and the $250,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup H. [G2] in his final career start before retiring sound
  • At 2: Precocious enough to break his maiden at Saratoga in a MdSpWt heat in just his second lifetime start
  • Triple-digit Beyers included a 109 - ranking among the fastest Beyers over a mile on dirt in 2015
  • The last Classic-placed son of breed-shaping sire A.P. INDY, the industry's preeminent sire line and sire of sires, and out of multiple Graded producer & SW race mare, FLAMING HEART
  • Earned $962,237 - more than Pulpit, Malibu Moon, Flatter, Girolamo and other influential sons of A.P. Indy at stud
  • One of the most popular new stallions of the past two years with 273 mares bred — First yearlings in 2018

"Commissioner has always been one of our favorites from the time he was born. We bred him to win a Classic, and he nearly pulled it off when Tonalist nailed him at the wire in the Belmont. Commissioner is such an exceptional-looking individual, and full of the class that his genetics suggest."  

 -Elliott Walden

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
2 2 1 1 0 $59,000
3 6 1 2 (2) 1 (1) $456,767
4 7 3 (3) 0 1 $446,470
Totals 15 5 (3) 3 (2) 2 (1) $962,237

Won at 2

  • A maiden special weight race at Saratoga (9f, defeating Souper Lucky, Gaining Ground, Lieutenant Seany, Flying Joe, Tall Boy)

Won at 3

  • An allowance race at Gulfstream Park (9f, defeating Top Billing, Hy Kodiak Warrior, Ichiban Warrior, Cousin Stephen, Solemnly Swear, Ease on Bai)

2nd at 3

  • Belmont S. (G1, 12f, by a head, to Tonalist, defeating Medal Count, California Chrome, Wicked Strong, Samraat, General a Rod, Matterhorn, Commanding Curve, Matuszak, Ride On Curlin)
  • Peter Pan S. (G2, 9f, to Tonalist, deafeating, Irish You Well, Matterhorn, Tapicero, Our Caravan, Fabulous Kid)

3rd at 3

  • Sunland Derby (G3, 9f, to Chitu, Midnight Hawk, defeating Rebranded, Bourbonize, Global Strike, Garen, Tanzanite Cat, Lawly’s Goal)

Won at 4

  • Hawthorne Gold Cup H. (G2, 10 furlongs, defeating Neck 'n Neck, Majestic Harbor, Street Spice, Valiant City, Lahshad, Mister Marti Gras, Fordubai)
  • Pimlico Special S. (G3, 9 1/2f, defeating Page McKenney, Cat Burglar, Top Billing, Encryption, Transparent, Vyjack)
  • Skip Away S. (G3, 9 1/2f, defeating Sr. Quisqueyano, Encryption, East Hall, Ulanbator, Tryer)

Printable Pedigree

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Generational Pedigree

A.P. INDY (USA)
dkb/br. 1989 [IC]
SEATTLE SLEW (USA)
dkb/br. 1974 [BC]
BOLD REASONING (USA)
dkb/br. 1968
BOLDNESIAN (USA)
REASON TO EARN (USA)
MY CHARMER (USA)*
b. 1969
POKER (USA)
FAIR CHARMER (USA)
WEEKEND SURPRISE (USA)*
b. 1980
SECRETARIAT (USA)
ch. 1970 [IC]
BOLD RULER (USA)
SOMETHINGROYAL (USA)
LASSIE DEAR (USA)*
b. 1974
BUCKPASSER (USA)  
GAY MISSILE (USA)
FLAMING HEART (USA)
b. 2001
TOUCH GOLD (USA)
b. 1994
DEPUTY MINISTER (CAN)
b. 1979
VICE REGENT (CAN)
MINT COPY (CAN)
PASSING MOOD (CAN)*
ch. 1978
BUCKPASSER (USA)  
COOL MOOD (CAN)
HOT LEAR (USA)
b. 1995
LEAR FAN (USA)
b. 1981
ROBERTO (USA)
WAC (USA)
MEDICINE WOMAN (USA)
ch. 1985
DR. BLUM (USA)
JULITA (USA)
courtesy of Pedigree Query

Commissioner News

First foal is a filly for Commissioner

First foal is a filly for Commissioner

WinStar Farm’s Commissioner, A.P. Indy’s last Classic-placed son to retire to stud, sired his first reported foal on Jan. 5th when a bay filly was born at Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, KY...

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Stylish finale for Commissioner in Hawthorne Gold Cup H.(G2) title=
Commissioner

Stylish finale for Commissioner in Hawthorne Gold Cup H.(G2)

WinStar’s brilliant homebred 4-year-old colt finished his career in style with a 2 ½-length win in the Hawthorne Gold Cup (G2)...

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Commissioner, multiple GSW of $812,237 by A.P. Indy, to WinStar in 2016 title=
Commissioner

Commissioner, multiple GSW of $812,237 by A.P. Indy, to WinStar in 2016

Commissioner, the Classic-placed, multiple graded stakes winner of $812,237, looks to become the last top son of A.P. Indy to stud when he retires to WinStar Farm in Versailles, KY at the end of 2015...

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  • At 3: Runner-up by a head to multiple G1 winner Tonalist in the $1,500,000 Belmont S. [G1],setting all the fractions and defeating California Chrome, Wicked Strong, etc.
  • At 4: Won the historic $300,000 Pimlico Special S. [G3] in 1:56.09, faster than American Pharoah's Preakness S.
  • Won the $150,000 Skip Away S. [G3] at Gulfstream, earning a 109 Beyer and 2 3/4 Ragozin and the $250,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup H. [G2] in his final career start before retiring sound
  • At 2: Precocious enough to break his maiden at Saratoga in a MdSpWt heat in just his second lifetime start
  • Triple-digit Beyers included a 109 - ranking among the fastest Beyers over a mile on dirt in 2015
  • The last Classic-placed son of breed-shaping sire A.P. INDY, the industry's preeminent sire line and sire of sires, and out of multiple Graded producer & SW race mare, FLAMING HEART
  • Earned $962,237 - more than Pulpit, Malibu Moon, Flatter, Girolamo and other influential sons of A.P. Indy at stud
  • One of the most popular new stallions of the past two years with 273 mares bred — First yearlings in 2018

"Commissioner has always been one of our favorites from the time he was born. We bred him to win a Classic, and he nearly pulled it off when Tonalist nailed him at the wire in the Belmont. Commissioner is such an exceptional-looking individual, and full of the class that his genetics suggest."  

 -Elliott Walden

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
2 2 1 1 0 $59,000
3 6 1 2 (2) 1 (1) $456,767
4 7 3 (3) 0 1 $446,470
Totals 15 5 (3) 3 (2) 2 (1) $962,237

Won at 2

  • A maiden special weight race at Saratoga (9f, defeating Souper Lucky, Gaining Ground, Lieutenant Seany, Flying Joe, Tall Boy)

Won at 3

  • An allowance race at Gulfstream Park (9f, defeating Top Billing, Hy Kodiak Warrior, Ichiban Warrior, Cousin Stephen, Solemnly Swear, Ease on Bai)

2nd at 3

  • Belmont S. (G1, 12f, by a head, to Tonalist, defeating Medal Count, California Chrome, Wicked Strong, Samraat, General a Rod, Matterhorn, Commanding Curve, Matuszak, Ride On Curlin)
  • Peter Pan S. (G2, 9f, to Tonalist, deafeating, Irish You Well, Matterhorn, Tapicero, Our Caravan, Fabulous Kid)

3rd at 3

  • Sunland Derby (G3, 9f, to Chitu, Midnight Hawk, defeating Rebranded, Bourbonize, Global Strike, Garen, Tanzanite Cat, Lawly’s Goal)

Won at 4

  • Hawthorne Gold Cup H. (G2, 10 furlongs, defeating Neck 'n Neck, Majestic Harbor, Street Spice, Valiant City, Lahshad, Mister Marti Gras, Fordubai)
  • Pimlico Special S. (G3, 9 1/2f, defeating Page McKenney, Cat Burglar, Top Billing, Encryption, Transparent, Vyjack)
  • Skip Away S. (G3, 9 1/2f, defeating Sr. Quisqueyano, Encryption, East Hall, Ulanbator, Tryer)

Printable Pedigree

(.pdf opens in new window)

Generational Pedigree

A.P. INDY (USA)
dkb/br. 1989 [IC]
SEATTLE SLEW (USA)
dkb/br. 1974 [BC]
BOLD REASONING (USA)
dkb/br. 1968
BOLDNESIAN (USA)
REASON TO EARN (USA)
MY CHARMER (USA)*
b. 1969
POKER (USA)
FAIR CHARMER (USA)
WEEKEND SURPRISE (USA)*
b. 1980
SECRETARIAT (USA)
ch. 1970 [IC]
BOLD RULER (USA)
SOMETHINGROYAL (USA)
LASSIE DEAR (USA)*
b. 1974
BUCKPASSER (USA)  
GAY MISSILE (USA)
FLAMING HEART (USA)
b. 2001
TOUCH GOLD (USA)
b. 1994
DEPUTY MINISTER (CAN)
b. 1979
VICE REGENT (CAN)
MINT COPY (CAN)
PASSING MOOD (CAN)*
ch. 1978
BUCKPASSER (USA)  
COOL MOOD (CAN)
HOT LEAR (USA)
b. 1995
LEAR FAN (USA)
b. 1981
ROBERTO (USA)
WAC (USA)
MEDICINE WOMAN (USA)
ch. 1985
DR. BLUM (USA)
JULITA (USA)
courtesy of Pedigree Query
First foal is a filly for Commissioner

First foal is a filly for Commissioner

WinStar Farm’s Commissioner, A.P. Indy’s last Classic-placed son to retire to stud, sired his first reported foal on Jan. 5th when a bay filly was born at Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, KY...

[read more]

Stylish finale for Commissioner in Hawthorne Gold Cup H.(G2) title=
Commissioner

Stylish finale for Commissioner in Hawthorne Gold Cup H.(G2)

WinStar’s brilliant homebred 4-year-old colt finished his career in style with a 2 ½-length win in the Hawthorne Gold Cup (G2)...

[read more]

Commissioner, multiple GSW of $812,237 by A.P. Indy, to WinStar in 2016 title=
Commissioner

Commissioner, multiple GSW of $812,237 by A.P. Indy, to WinStar in 2016

Commissioner, the Classic-placed, multiple graded stakes winner of $812,237, looks to become the last top son of A.P. Indy to stud when he retires to WinStar Farm in Versailles, KY at the end of 2015...

[read more]

Commissioner Public Progeny

commissioner-print

Printable forms

Electronic Mare Submission

General Information
Name: (required)
Email: (required)
Phone: (required)
Organization:
Street Address:
City / State / Zip:
Comments:
Stallion(s) of interest:
Battle of Midway
Bellamy Road
Bodemeister
Carpe Diem
Commissioner
Congrats
Constitution
Daredevil
Distorted Humor
Exaggerator
Fed Biz
Gemologist
More Than Ready
Outwork
Overanalyze
Paynter
Pioneerof the Nile
Revolutionary
Sidney's Candy
Speightster
Speightstown
Super Saver
Take Charge Indy
Tiznow
Tourist

Download Printable forms

Mare Information
Mare Name: (required)
Age:
Sire:
Dam:
Status:
Previous Year Covering Sire:
Boarding Farm:
Produce History:
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