City Zip - Rare Event, by A.P. Indy

A Rare Talent

  • First yearlings sold for $650,000, $425,000, $385,000, $300,000, $150,000, $150,000, $145,000, $142,000,  etc.
  • First-crop weanling median of $102,500 in 2022
  • No. 1 Freshman Sire* by 2021 CPI—3.80 (*with more than 100 mares bred)
  • Eclipse Champion Older Male with three consecutive G1s: Awesome Again S. (G1) in 108 Beyer; Whitney S. (G1) in 106 Beyer; Hollywood Gold Cup (G1) in 105 Beyer
  • Undefeated G1-winning 2YO: 5-length winner of the Los Alamitos Futurity (G1) in 1:41.18
  • From the immediate female family of sire HARD SPUN
  • Bred 329 mares in his first two books combined – First 2YOs this Spring

A G1W at 2, and Champion at 4, Improbable is by prolific sire, City Zip, out of an A.P. Indy mare from the immediate family of record-breaking sire, Hard Spun. City Zip has enjoyed tremendous success when crossed over mares from his own Mr. Prospector line. Among notable branches are Forty Niner, including through Distorted Humor; Kingmambo and his son, Lemon Drop Kid; Street Cry (sire of Street Sense); Crafty Prospector; and Unbridled through Broken Vow and Empire Maker (sire of American Pharoah, Pioneerof the Nile and Bodemeister), which also suggests Unbridled’s Song and sons. Unbridled’s sire, Fappiano, has also found success through the Candy Ride branch.   Looking at the Northern Dancer, City Zip has sired at least ten BTWs out of Storm Cat line mares, including G1W Collected out of a mare by Johannesburg (sire of Scat Daddy), with other successful broodmare sires including Giant’s Causeway, Forest Wildcat, Stormin Fever, Stormy Atlantic, Tactical Cat and Future Storm, and there is also a BTW by a son of City Zip out of a mare by Tale of the Cat. Other branches of Northern Dancer to find success under City Zip include Sadler’s Wells, Dixieland Band and Deputy Minister through Awesome Again (sire of Ghostzapper out of the dam of City Zip) and Touch Gold. Other broodmare sires and sire lines to find success under City Zip include In Reality through Tiznow, Successful Appeal and Honour and Glory; Roberto; Halo through More Than Ready; Holy Bull and Yes It’s True. – Alan Porter

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
2 3 3 (2) 0 0 $269,520
3 7 1 (1) 2 (2) 0 $650,000
4 5 3 (3) 2 (2) 0 $1,810,000
Totals 15 7 (6) 4 (4) 0 $2,729,520
Won at 2
  • Los Alamitos Cash Call Futurity (G1) at Los Alamitos (8.5f, D, by 5 lengths, defeating Mucho Gusto, Extra Hope, Savagery, Dueling, King of Speed).
  • Street Sense S. at Churchill Downs (8f, D, by 7 1/4 lengths, defeating Trophy Chaser, Distant Shore, Manny Wah, Marquee Prince, Louder Than Bombs, Moonster, Reward the Miracle, Unionizer).
  • A maiden special weight race at Santa Anita (6f, D, career debut, defeating Stetford End, Gray Magician, Tut, Shining Through, Big Cheddar).
Won at 3
  • Shared Belief S. at Del Mar (8f, D, by 2 3/4 lengths, defeating King Jack, Lieutenant Dan, Street Class).
2nd at 3
  • Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn (9f, D, to Omaha Beach by 1 length, defeating Country House, Laughing Fox, Galilean, Long Range Toddy, Jersey Agenda,, Tikhvin Flew, Gray Attempt, Six Shooter, One Flew South).
  • Rebel S. (G2) at Oaklawn (8.5f, D, to Long Range Toddy by a neck, defeating Galilean, Extra Hope, Easy Shot, Ninth Street, Classy John).
Won at 4
  • Hollywood Gold Cup S. (G1) at Santa Anita (10f, D, by 3 1/4 lengths, defeating Higher Power, Tenfold, Brown Storm (CHI), Midcourt, Parsimony).
  • Whitney S. (G1) at Saratoga (9f, D, by 2 lengths, defeating By My Standards, Tom’s d’Etat, Code of Honor, Mr. Buff).
  • Awesome Again S. (G1) at Santa Anita (9f, D, by 4 1/2 lengths, defeating Maximum Security, Midcourt, Take the One O One, Sleepy Eyes Todd).
2nd at 4
  • Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Keeneland (10f, D, to Authentic, defeating Global Campaign, Tacitus, Maximum Security, Tiz the Law, Title Ready, By My Standards, Tom’s d’Etat, Higher Power).
  • Oaklawn Mile S. at Oaklawn (8f, D, to Tom’s d’Etat by 3/4 lengths, defeating Bankit, Pioneer Spirit, Slick Silver, Mr. Money, Long Range Toddy, Snapper Sinclair, Fight On, Lord Guinness, Boldor).

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