U S Ranger

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U S Ranger - Champion Miler by DANZIG - Already Three GSWs!
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Champion Miler by DANZIG - Already Three GSWs!

A brilliant multiple Champion by Danzig in the mold of world champion sire Danehill, U S Ranger has all the essential components for sire success.

Undefeated at two and Champion sprinter at three and at four, U S Ranger was a major stakes performer in Europe and the U.S., and a Group 1 performer in England and France. He is by a sire of sires and out of a three-quarter sister to a breed-shaping sire.

And now--his progeny are excelling on the track and in the ring, sought after by key industry professionals. Career highlights include:

  • One of just three 2nd crop stallions to sire THREE Graded SWs: $250,000 Bourbon S. (G3) winner Lawn Ranger (heading next to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf-G1); Arlington-Washington Futurity (G3) victor Solitary Ranger; Australian GSW Get the Nod (G3)
  • Second-ranked KY stallion in his fee range by 2013 Class Performance Index—2.33
  • 2013 two-year-olds averaged more than 14 times the fee - incl. 2nd highest price for a first-year stallion at Barretts March
  • 2014/2013 sales progeny sell for $190,000, $190,000, $180,000, $160,000, $115,000, $103,832
  • Undefeated in three starts at two by 13 combined lengths; Stakes record-setter in 3yo debut, in race previously won by Nureyev, Machiavellian, and Kingmambo
  • Out of a 3/4 sister to Dynaformer (146 SWs), with a 2nd dam by His Majesty, similar to Danehill (dam by His Majesty)

The Blood-Horse MarketWatch singled out U S Ranger in its review of the top stallion prospects with first two-year-olds of 2013, saying: "Looking at the stallions that will deliver their first foals in 2011, the sires given the greatest opportunity for success are Zensational, U S Ranger, Colonel John, Pioneerof the Nile and Old Fashioned. These stallions are leaders of their class by the Comparable Index and the Class Performance Index, two indices that represent the quality of mares bred.”

Befitting the confidence of the industry as a whole, U S Ranger was bred to 460 mares mares his first four seasons, including 146 in 2012 and 110 in 2013.

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
2 3 3 0 0 $33,132
3 5 2 (2) 1 (1) 0 $129,338
4 8 0 1 (1) 2 (2) $306,905
5 3 0 0 1 (1) $12,400
Totals 19 5 (2) 2 (2) 3 (3) $481,775

Won at 2

Prix Sud Radio An allowance race at Toulouse (8f, by 5, defeating Dona, Divin Tremp, Hyssovitch, Ascot Kid, Mikeloup, Yeva Winner, Mia Bionda, Valentoinie).

Prix des Minimes An allowance race at Toulouse (8f, defeating Dona, Energy Secret, Fresneda, Little One).

Prix du Four A Chaux A maiden race at Bordeaux Le Bouscat (8f, by 8, defeating The Blue, Grandretour, Moskato, Homme d'Affaires, Velivolo, Loutakin, Blossom King).

Won at 3

Prix Djebel A weight for age race at Maisons-laffitte (7f, by 4, defeating Prior Warning, Stoneside, Carimo, Flyng Teapot, Another True Story, Alaska River).

Waterford Testimonial S A weight for age race at Curragh (6f, by 3 1/2, defeating Senor Benny, Benwilt Breeze, Snaefell, Confuchias, Evening Time, Bravely, Liscanna, Strike Up The Band, Empirical Power, Majestic Times, Gist, Gunga Din).

2nd at 3

Jersey S A weight for age race at Ascot (ENG-III, 7f, to Tariq, defeating Arabian Gleam, Traffic Guard, Vital Statistics, Sonny Red, Theann, Thousand Words, Ferneley, Fares, Solid Rock, Chariots of Fire, Strategic Prince, Southandwest, Silca Chiave).

2nd at 4

Darley July Cup A weight for age race at Newmarket (ENG-I, 6f, to Marchand d'Or, by a head, defeating War Artist, Astronomer Royal, Kingsgate Native, Diabolical, Prime Defender, Assertive, Fat Boy, Benbaun, Zidane, Off The Record, Sir Gerry).

3rd at 4

Total Prix de la Foret A grade 1 race at Longchamp (FR -I, 7f, to Paco Boy, Natagora, defeating Captain's Lover, Welsh Emperor, Utmost Respect, African Rose, Duff).

Castlemartin & La Louviere Gladness S A weight for age race at Curragh (IRE-III, 7f, to Jumbajukiba, Major Cadeaux, defeating Crooked Throw, Captain Marvelous, Lady Grace, Excelerate, Grecian Dancer, Honoured Guest).

3rd at 5

Inglewood H (gr-IIIT, 8.5f, to Madeo, Storm Military, defeating Awesome Gem, Becrux, Worldly, Medjool).

Printable Pedigree

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Generational Pedigree

dkb/br. 1977 [IC]
b. 1961 [BC]
br. 1954
NEARCO (ITY) br. 1935 [BC]
LADY ANGELA (GB) ch. 1944
b. 1957
ALMAHMOUD (USA) ch. 1947 *
dkb/br. 1968
dkb/br. 1959
OLYMPIA LOU (USA) br. 1952
b. 1952
PETITION (GB) br. 1944 [I]
STEADY AIM (GB) b. 1943
b. 1996
b. 1987
b. 1969 [C]
HAIL TO REASON (USA) br. 1958 [C]
BRAMALEA (USA) b. 1959 *
b. 1977
DAMASCUS (USA) b. 1964 [IC]
dkb/br. 1978
b. 1968 [C]
RIBOT (ITY) b. 1952 [CP]
FLOWER BOWL (USA) b. 1952 *
b. 1964
OLYMPIA (USA) b. 1946 [B]
GOLDEN TRAIL (USA) dkb/br. 1958 *
courtesy of Pedigree Query

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