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Awesome Again - Tizso, by Cee's Tizzy, 2009
Fee: $25,000 S&N   |   Entered Stud: 2014  Submit Mare
Paynter - Awesome Again's Fastest G1 Son Entering Stud in 2014
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Paynter - WinStar Farm

"He’s the toughest horse I’ve ever seen. He has a heart of a champion. An incredible, phenomenal horse...just a great horse."--Bob Baffert

Awesome Again's Fastest G1 Son Entering Stud in 2014

One of the most popular and courageous runners in racing history, Paynter retires for 2014 with every essential element to succeed as a sire.

The Grade 1-winning millionaire first dazzled the racing world with his racetrack brilliance from 5 1/2 furlongs to 1 1/2 miles; then, he captivated the general public with his tenacious will to live. A roster of his accomplishments includes:

  • Dominant winner of the $1,000,000 Haskell Invitational (G1) in fast time - 1:48 4/5
  • Second by a neck in the Classic $1,000,000 Belmont S. (G1) after setting the pace through one of the fastest opening quarters in 20 years - :23 3/5
  • Sped the best Ragozin Numbers of any 3YO in his crop - 1-1/2, 2-1/4, 2-1/2
  • Fastest son of sire of sires & top classic influence AWESOME AGAIN since Ghostzapper
  • Arguably the fastest 3yo from a vintage crop: 107 Beyer & 1-1/2 Ragozin
  • Best Beyer Speed Figure of 2013 Under a Mile at 4 - 114
  • Best two Beyer Speed Figures at 8 1/2 furlongs for any 3-year-old his year
  • Won his career debut going away on dirt at Santa Anita - 5 1/2f in 1:02.98: Won his synthetic track debut at Hollywood - 7f in 1:21.86
  • First or 2nd eight times in 10 starts, including Grade 1's coast to coast
  • Winner NTRA Moment of the Year and Secretariat Vox Populi Award
  • Excellent sire's family: Dam is a full sister to TIZNOW

From top to bottom, Paynter was bred to be a sire. He is by elite sire Awesome Again (sire of 14 G1 stakes winners), and he has a very similar breeding cross as Awesome Again's best son, Ghostzapper (37 SWs in 1st 5 crops).

Paynter's dam is a full sister to Champion Sire Tiznow (49 SWs, 11 G1 SWs), and an outcross within 4 generations (closest inbreeding 4x5x5 Northern Dancer).

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
3 6 3 2 0 $952,224
4 5 1 2 0 $149,700
Totals 11 4 4 0 $1,101,924

Won at 3

  • Haskell Invitational S (gr-I, 8 1/2f, by 3 3/4, 1:48.87, Rag# 1, Beyer 107, defeating Dullahan, Gemologist, Handsome Mike, Nonios, Stealcase)

  • An allowance race at Pimlico (8 1/2f, dirt, by 5 3/4, 1:42.96, Beyer 106, defeating Brimstone Island, Respectful Ed, Space Race, Deacon Furr, etc.)

  • A maiden special weight race at Santa Anita (5 1/2f, dirt, career debut, by 4 1/4, 1:02.98, defeating Gophari, El Bronco, Spring Warrior)

2nd at 3

  • Belmont S (gr-I, by neck to Union Rags, defeating Atigun, Street Life, Dullahan, Unstoppable U, My Adonis, Ravelo's Boy, Optimizer, etc.)

  • Derby Trial (gr-III, 8f, by 1 1/2 to Hierro, defeating Stealcase, Bourbon Courage, The Black, Motor City, Quick Wit, etc.)

4th at 3

  • Santa Anita Derby (gr-I, 9f, by 3 3/4 to I'll Have Another, Creative Cause, Blueskiesnrainbows, defeating Brother Francis, Liaison, Midnight Transfer, etc.)

Won at 4

  • An allowance race at Hollywood (7f, AW, by 4 1/2, 1:21.86, Beyer 114, defeating Majestic City, Fly Lexis Fly, Grand Berry-Arg, Dime Que-Chi, Ashtar-Chi, etc.)

2nd at 4

  • Awesome Again S (gr-I, 8 1/2f, to Mucho Macho Man, defeating Golden Ticket, Liaison, Jeranimo, Take Control, etc.)

  • San Diego H (gr-II, 8 1/2f, 2/5 off track record, by 1/2 length to Kettle Corn, defeating Batti Man-Arg, Chief Havoc, Liaison, Clubhouse Ride)

Printable Pedigree

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Generational Pedigree

AWESOME AGAIN (CAN) b. 1994 [IC] DEPUTY MINISTER (CAN) b. 1979 VICE REGENT (CAN) ch. 1967 NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
VICTORIA REGINA (CAN)
MINT COPY (CAN) dkb/br. 1970 BUNTY'S FLIGHT (CAN)
SHAKNEY (USA)
PRIMAL FORCE (USA) b. 1987 BLUSHING GROOM (FR) ch. 1974 [BC] RED GOD (USA)
RUNAWAY BRIDE (GB)
PRIME PROSPECT (USA) b. 1978 MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
SQUARE GENERATION (USA)
TIZSO (USA) b. 1995 CEES TIZZY (USA) gr. 1987 RELAUNCH (USA) gr. 1976 IN REALITY (USA)
FOGGY NOTE (USA)
TIZLY (USA) b. 1981 LYPHARD (USA)
TIZNA (CHI)
CEE'S SONG (USA)* dkb/br. 1986 SEATTLE SONG (USA) b. 1981 SEATTLE SLEW (USA)
INCANTATION (USA)
LONELY DANCER (CAN) b. 1975 NICE DANCER (CAN)
SLEEP LONELY (USA)
courtesy of Pedigree Query

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