Country Grammer

Country Grammer

Fee: $10,000 S&N

Tonalist - Arabian Song, by Forestry

World Class

  • Multiple G1 winner of the $12 million Dubai World Cup (G1) and Hollywood Gold Cup (G1)
  • Retired as the third highest-earning NA-Bred horse of all time with earnings of $14.9 million, behind Arrogate and Gun Runner
  • A $450,000 2YO purchase. Broke his maiden as a 2-year-old in New York
  • Won or placed in 10 Graded stakes races, including 4 1/2-length winner of the San Antonio S. (G2), winner of the Peter Pan S. (G3) over eventual Dubai World Cup winner Mystic Guide, and runner-up in the $20 million Saudi Cup (G1) twice
  • Hails from the family of 2022 G1 winner OBLIGATORY, G1 winner ETOILE MONTANTE, multiple Graded winners STARFORMER and BONNY SOUTH, etc.

By a Classic-winning son of Tapit from the phenomenal Chris Evert family, Country Grammer is a winner of almost $15,000,000, including the Dubai World Cup (G1). He is out of a mare by a son of Storm Cat, and crossing him back over Storm Cat line mares appeals. Proven branches include Harlan’s Holiday and his son, Into MischiefStormy AtlanticHennessy and Giant’s Causeway. From other branches of Northern Dancer, we can note success for Tapit line stallions with mares from the sire lines of Deputy MinisterSadler’s Wells (including through El Prado and his son, Medaglia d’Oro) and Danzig, including through Exchange Rate and Hard Spun. From the Mr. Prospector line we can look at mares descending from Distorted HumorCarson City and his son City ZipGone West through Elusive QualityMr. GreeleyProud Citizen and Speightstown; and Fappiano through Candy RideUnbridled, including Empire Maker and Unbridled’s Song. Country Grammer is half-brother to a stakes winner by Runhappy, who is by Super Saver, a son of Maria’s Mon, and also sire of Competitive Edge. Other strains worth of consideration include Blushing Groom via OrientateRunaway Groom/Cherokee Run and RahyRoberto, including through Kris S. (through Arch and Blame) and DynaformerMore Than Ready: and Indian Charlie/Uncle Mo.

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
2 2 1 0 0 $43,000
3 4 1(1) 0 1 $114,320
4 2 1(1) 1(1) 0 $220,000
5 6 2(2) 4(4) 0 $10,900,000
6 3 0 1(1) 0 $3,644,000
Career 17 5(4) 6(6) 1 $14,921,320
Won at 2
  • A maiden special weight race at Aqueduct (9f, D, defeating Portos, Mo and Go, Mischief Afoot, Juulstone, Tapage, Hard Sting, Vintage Print, King of American, Afleet Brody).
Won at 3
  • Peter Pan S. (G3) at Saratoga (9f, D, defeating Caracaro, Mystic Guide, Celtic Striker, Modernist, Chestertown, Candy Tycoon, Mo Hawk, Katzarelli).
3rd at 3
  • An allowance race at Belmont (8.5f, D, to Tap It to Win and Mystic Guide, defeating Basquiat, Famished, Informative, Will Sing for Wine, Nothing Better).
Won at 4
  • Hollywood Gold Cup S. (G1) at Santa Anita (10f, D, defeating Royal Ship (BRZ), Express Train, Rushie, Heywoods Beach, Two Thirty Five, Brown Storm (CHI)).
2nd at 4
  • Californian S. (G2) at Santa Anita (9f, D, to Royal Ship (BRZ) by a neck, defeating Independence Hall, Magic On Tap, Growth Engine).
Won at 5
  • Dubai World Cup (G1) at Meydan Racecourse (10f, D, defeating Hot Rod Charlie, Chuwa Wizard (JPN), Life Is Good, Midnight Bourbon, Remorse (IRE), Hypothetical (IRE), Aero Term (BRZ), Real World (IRE), Magny Cours).
  • San Antonio S. (G2) at Santa Anita (8.5f, D, by 4 1/2 lengths, defeating Stilleto Boy, Heywoods Beach, Breakfast Ride, Hudson Ridge, Hopkins).
2nd at 5
  • Saudi Cup (G1) at King Abdulaziz Racecourse (9f, D, to Emblem Road, defeating Midnight Bourbon, Making Miracles (GB), Aero Trem (BRZ), Marche Lorraine (JPN), Secret Ambition (GB), T O Keynes (JPN), Mandaloun, Magny Cours, Real World (IRE), Art Collector, Sealiway (FR), Mishriff (IRE)).
  • Pacific Classic S. (G1) at Del Mar (10f, D, to Flightline, defeating Royal Ship (BRZ), Express Train, Extra Hope, Stilleto Boy).
  • Awesome Again S. (G1) at Santa Anita (9f, D, to Defunded, defeating Slow Down Andy, Express Train, Tripoli, Royal Ship (BRZ), High Connection, Azul Coast).
  • San Diego H. (G2) at Del Mar (8.5f, D, to Royal Ship (BRZ), defeating Stilleto Boy, Mandaloun, Parnelli, Tripoli, Defunded, Senor Buscador, There Goes Harvard).
2nd at 6
  • Saudi Cup (G1) at King Abdulaziz Racecourse (9f, D, to Panthalassa (JPN) by 3/4 lengths, defeating Cafe Pharoah, Geoglyph (JPN), Crown Pride (JPN), Emblem Road, Jun Light Bolt (JPN), Taiba, Remorse, Lagertha Rhyme (IRE), Vin De Garde (JPN), Sunset Flash (IRE), Scotland Yard).

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