Distorted Humor - Golden Ballet, by Moscow Ballet, 2007
Fee: TBA
Drosselmeyer - Distorted Humor’s most accomplished son<br>
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Breeders' Cup, KTDF

Distorted Humor’s most accomplished son

The highest rated horse in the world on dirt for 2011, Drosselmeyer retired to stud off a decisive victory in North America's biggest championship event – the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1).

American Classic winner at three and the leading money winner of all-time by Champion Sire Distorted Humor, his first yearlings are now lighting up the sales rings. His accomplishments include:  

  • Multiple Grade 1 winner of $3,728,170
  • America’s Leading Money Winner of 2011
  • Highest rated horse in the world on dirt in 2011 by World Thoroughbred Rankings
  • Joins A.P. Indy as the only Belmont/Breeders’ Cup Classic winners
  • On the board in seven stakes, six Graded
  • Six-length debut winner at a mile at Churchill at two
  • $600,000 sales yearling, out of G1 winner Golden Ballet             
  • First yearlings include $300,000 & $280,000 colts, $225,000 filly
  • Covered 118 mares in 2014

Drosselmeyer further added his name to an elite roster of just seven horses to win the Breeders' Cup Classic and a Triple Crown race, an honor roll which includes A.P. Indy, Unbridled, and Sunday Silence.

Drosselmeyer has covered at least 118 mares every year at stud. His first yearlings are averaging $66,643, with individual sales of $300,000, $280,000, $225,000, $190,000, $185,000, $180,000. His first weanlings averaged $62,240, with individuals for $185,000, $155,000, $130,000, $100,000. Buyers include Alex and JoAnn Lieblong, Harry & Teresa Meyerhoff, K.K. Eishindo, Sallusto & Albina, Raut, and Nick Zito. These first two-year-olds race in 2015.

Drosselmeyer News

Thursday, September 11, 2014
A pair of first-crop offerings by Drosselmeyer bringing $225,000 and $150,000 in the early sessions of the Keeneland September Yearling sale...
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Drosselmeyer's $300,000 colt during day one of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings sale set a new high-water mark for a juvenile from the first crop of the WinStar stallion...
Friday, June 20, 2014
WinStar Farm has teamed with Monmouth Park to be the title sponsor of the Matchmaker Stakes, set for its 48threnewal on Sunday, July 27...
Sunday, January 26, 2014
For the second straight year, WinStar Farm will hold drawings to give away 13 free 2014 stallion seasons through the farm’s “Breed To Win” promotion. This year’s drawings will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8th, and breeders who have signed and returned a 2014 live foal contract to one of WinStar’s participating 13 stallions by Feb. 7 at noon will be eligible to win...
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
WinStar Farm announced 2014 stud fees for its expanded 23-stallion roster, led again by leading sire Distorted Humor who stands for $100,000 S&N, and emerging top sire Speightstown, whose fee will be $80,000 S&N following another stellar year...
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
WinStar President & CEO Elliott Walden sits down with WinStar GM Chris Baker and WinStar Director of Bloodstock David Hanley for a round-table discussion on first foals from Drosselmeyer & Sidney's Candy...
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Drosselmeyer, the Belmont S. (G1) and Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) champ, sired his first foal on Tuesday when a colt was born at Craig and Holly Bandoroff's Denali Stud in Paris, KY...
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Drosselmeyer and Sidney's Candy, a pair of Grade 1-winning millionaires new to the WinStar Farm stallion ranks for 2012, each had their first respective mares pronounced in foal...
Saturday, January 14, 2012
The come-from-behind victory by WinStar Farm's Drosselmeyer over Game on Dude in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) was voted the 2011 National Thoroughbred Racing Association "Moment of the Year"...
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
When the final 2011 World Thoroughbred Rankings were released by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities on Jan. 10, Drosselmeyer was the top ranked dirt horse at 124 pounds...
Friday, November 18, 2011
Plans for recent Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) champion Drosselmeyer were finalized on Friday, and the 4-year-old son of Distorted Humor has been retired and will stand in 2012 at WinStar Farm for a fee of $17,500...
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
WinStar Farm will make a decision on the future of recent Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) hero Drosselmeyer some time next week, the farm reported on Wednesday...
Saturday, November 05, 2011
Drosselmeyer's win in the $5 million Breeder's Cup Classic (G1) on Nov. 5 was doubling pleasing for WinStar Farm, who owns the 4-year-old colt and also stands his sire Distorted Humor...
Sunday, May 15, 2011
WinStar's 2010 Belmont S. (G1) champion Drosselmeyer returned to the scene of his greatest triumph  to win the $60,000 One Count S. on May 15, a little less than a year since the son of...

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
2 4 1 2 1 $51,970
3 5 2 1 1 $749,200
4 7 2 2 0 $2,927,000
Totals 16 5 5 2 $3,728,170

Won at 2

  • A maiden special weight race at Churchill Downs (8f, by 6, defeating Oldhamburg, Saluting Stormye, Where U At, Rosscat, Jasonfranknbill, Schwartzbewithyou, Mr Red Rock, Screenplay).

Won at 3

  • Belmont S (gr-I, 12f, defeating Fly Down, First Dude, Game On Dude, Stay Put, Interactif, Stately Victor, Ice Box, Make Music for Me, Dave in Dixie, Spangled Star, Uptowncharlybrown).
  • An allowance race at Gulfstream Park (9f, defeating Prince Will I Am, Best Actor, No Shenanigans, Stately Victor, Guys Reward, Jet Settin Papa).

2nd at 3

  • Dwyer S (gr-II, 9f, to Fly Down, defeating Remand, Soaring Empire, Carnivore, Turf Melody, Codoy).

3rd at 3

  • Louisiana Derby(gr-II, 9f, to Mission Impazible, A Little Warm, defeating Discreetly Mine, Stay Put, Ron the Greek, The Program, Mister Marti Gras, Fly Down, Wow Wow Wow, Hotep, Island Soul, Backtrack).

Won at 4

  • Breeders' Cup Classic(gr-I, 10f, defeating Game On Dude, Ruler On Ice, Havre de Grace, Flat Out, So You Think, To Honor and Serve, Ice Box, Rattlesnake Bridge, Uncle Mo, Stay Thirsty, Headache).
  • One Count S(10f, defeating Birdrun, Inherit the Gold, Alma d'Oro, Afleet Again, Edgewater).

2nd at 4

  • Jockey Club Gold Cup S(gr-I, 10f, to Flat Out, defeating Stay Thirsty, Rodman, A. U. Miner, Birdrun, Ice Box).
  • Brooklyn H(gr-II, 12f, to Birdrun, defeating Alma d'Oro, Eldaafer, Afleet Again).

Printable Pedigree

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Generational Pedigree

ch. 1993
ch. 1985
b. 1970 [BC]
RAISE A NATIVE (USA) ch. 1961 [B]
ch. 1976
TOM ROLFE (USA) b. 1962 [CP]
CONTINUE (USA) dkb/br. 1958 *
b. 1987
dkb/br. 1977 [IC]
PAS DE NOM (USA) dkb/br. 1968
b. 1978
MR. LEADER (USA) b. 1966
GAY SONNET (USA) dkb/br. 1969
ch. 1998
b. 1982
b. 1967 [CS]
FLAMING PAGE (CAN) b. 1959 *
b. 1969
MILAN MILL (USA) b. 1962 *
b. 1989
b. 1980
SEATTLE SLEW (USA) br. 1974 [BC]
ALLUVIAL (USA) ch. 1969 *
ch. 1984
STORM BIRD (CAN) b. 1978
SUN LOVER (USA) gr. 1967

courtesy of Pedigree Query

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