Paynter

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Awesome Again - Tizso,
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Cee's Tizzy, 2009 B

Awesome Value

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

The fastest son of Awesome Again since Ghostzapper, this Grade 1-winning millionaire first dazzled the racing world with his racetrack brilliance, then captivated the public with his tenacious will to live.

Paynter - Awesome Value
Paynter Overview
  • A Top 10 General Sire of 2021 
  • 2021 racing: KNICKS GO, winner of the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic [G1], $3 million Pegasus World Cup [G1], and the $1 million Whitney S. [G1]; HARPERS FIRST RIDE, back-to-back winner of the Deputed Testamony S.; MISS LESLIE, 3-time stakes winner in 2021.; BREEZE RIDER, winner of the My Charmer S. and the Joseph R. Peluso Memorial S.; A BIT OF BOTH, winner of the Captiva Island S.; RENAISANCE FROLIC, winner of the Steele S. and runner-up in the Appleton S. [G3]; PIRATE JUNCTION, winner of the Charles Taylor S.; G2-placed MERVEILLEUXG3-placed Platinum Paynter; etc.
  • No. 1 Fourth-Crop Sire by earnings, BTWs, BTHs, GSWs, winners, and wins. 8 BTWs in 2020 from ages 2 to 5, colts and fillies, all surfaces, from 5 1/2 furlongs to 1 1/2 miles. More BTWs than Ghostzapper, Hard Spun, Malibu Moon, Twirling Candy, etc.
  • 2020 racing: KNICKS GO, winner of the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile [G1] in a new track record; HARPERS FIRST RIDE, multiple stakes winner of the Pimlico Special S. [G3]; MS PEINTOUR, winner of the Astra S. [G3]; MERVEILLEUX, winner of the Wonder Where S. and the Ontario Damsel S.; 2YO colt POSITIVITY, winner of the Graduation S.; QUEEN OF GOD, winner of the Bourbonette Oaks; SIR RICK, winner of the Mine That Bird Derby; RING LEADER, set a new stakes record in the Dixie Belle S.; Winning Impression, placed in the Arkansas Derby [G1]; Scarto, runner-up in the Twilight Derby [G2]; Motu, placed in the Honeybee S. [G3]; etc.   
  • Lifetime: 38 BTHs, 20 BTWs, $30 million+ in earnings
  • The fastest G1-winning colt by sire of sires AWESOME AGAIN since Champion Ghostzapper
  • At 3: Dominant winner of the $1,000,000 Haskell Invitational [G1] in 1:48 4/5, runner-up by a neck in the $1,000,000 Belmont S. [G1]
  • Fastest Ragozin pattern of any 3YO from his vintage crop: 1 1⁄2, 2 1⁄2, 2 1⁄2. Ran a 107 Beyer in the Haskell, then returned at four to run a 114 Beyer—the fastest Beyer under a mile in 2013
  • A sire’s pedigree and physical: Out of a full sister to Horse of the Year and leading sire TIZNOW

From top to bottom, Paynter was bred to be a sire. He is by elite sire Awesome Again, and has a very similar breeding cross as Awesome Again's best son, Ghostzapper.

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

 “He’s the best colt I’ve ever purchased.”  - David Ingordo

 

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

Won at 3

  • Haskell Invitational (G1) at Monmouth  (8.5f, D, by 3 3/4 lengths, Rag# 1, Beyer 107, defeating Nonios, Stealcase, Handsome Mike, Dullahan, Gemologist).

  • An allowance race at Pimlico (8.5f, D, by 5 3/4, Beyer 106, defeating Brimstone Island, Respectful Ed, Space Race, Deacon Furr, McNair and Adger).

  • A maiden special weight race at Santa Anita (5.5f, D, career debut, by 4 1/4, defeating Gophari, El Bronco, Spring Warrior).

2nd at 3

  • Belmont S. (G1) at Belmont (12f, D, by neck to Union Rags, defeating Atigun, Street Life, Five Sixteen, Unstoppable U, Dullahan, My Adonis, Ravelo's Boy, Optimizer, Guyana Star Dweej).

  • Derby Trial (G3) at Churchill Downs (8f, D, to Hierro, defeating Stealcase, Bourbon Courage, The Black, Motor City, Quick Wit, Saint of Saints).

Won at 4

  • An allowance race at Hollywood Park (7f in 1:21.86, D, 114 Beyer, defeating Majestic City, Fly Lexis Fly, Kate's Event, Grand Berry (ARG), Dime Que (CHI), Ashtar (CHI), Charlie'sboywins).

2nd at 4

  • Awesome Again S. (G1) at Santa Anita (8.5f, D, to Mucho Macho Man, defeating Soi Phet, Golden Ticket, Chief Havoc, Liaison, Summer Hit, You Know I Know, Jeranimo, Take Control).

  • San Diego H. (G2) at Del Mar (8.5f, 2/5 off track record, D, by 1/2 length to Kettle Corn, defeating Batti Man (ARG), Chief Havoc, Liaison, Clubhouse Ride).

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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)
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Paynter’s Breeze Rider takes My Charmer S. for second straight stakes win

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Paynter’s Breeze Rider kicks off Fair Grounds meet with stakes win

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Paynter Print

  • A Top 10 General Sire of 2021 
  • 2021 racing: KNICKS GO, winner of the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic [G1], $3 million Pegasus World Cup [G1], and the $1 million Whitney S. [G1]; HARPERS FIRST RIDE, back-to-back winner of the Deputed Testamony S.; MISS LESLIE, 3-time stakes winner in 2021.; BREEZE RIDER, winner of the My Charmer S. and the Joseph R. Peluso Memorial S.; A BIT OF BOTH, winner of the Captiva Island S.; RENAISANCE FROLIC, winner of the Steele S. and runner-up in the Appleton S. [G3]; PIRATE JUNCTION, winner of the Charles Taylor S.; G2-placed MERVEILLEUXG3-placed Platinum Paynter; etc.
  • No. 1 Fourth-Crop Sire by earnings, BTWs, BTHs, GSWs, winners, and wins. 8 BTWs in 2020 from ages 2 to 5, colts and fillies, all surfaces, from 5 1/2 furlongs to 1 1/2 miles. More BTWs than Ghostzapper, Hard Spun, Malibu Moon, Twirling Candy, etc.
  • 2020 racing: KNICKS GO, winner of the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile [G1] in a new track record; HARPERS FIRST RIDE, multiple stakes winner of the Pimlico Special S. [G3]; MS PEINTOUR, winner of the Astra S. [G3]; MERVEILLEUX, winner of the Wonder Where S. and the Ontario Damsel S.; 2YO colt POSITIVITY, winner of the Graduation S.; QUEEN OF GOD, winner of the Bourbonette Oaks; SIR RICK, winner of the Mine That Bird Derby; RING LEADER, set a new stakes record in the Dixie Belle S.; Winning Impression, placed in the Arkansas Derby [G1]; Scarto, runner-up in the Twilight Derby [G2]; Motu, placed in the Honeybee S. [G3]; etc.   
  • Lifetime: 38 BTHs, 20 BTWs, $30 million+ in earnings
  • The fastest G1-winning colt by sire of sires AWESOME AGAIN since Champion Ghostzapper
  • At 3: Dominant winner of the $1,000,000 Haskell Invitational [G1] in 1:48 4/5, runner-up by a neck in the $1,000,000 Belmont S. [G1]
  • Fastest Ragozin pattern of any 3YO from his vintage crop: 1 1⁄2, 2 1⁄2, 2 1⁄2. Ran a 107 Beyer in the Haskell, then returned at four to run a 114 Beyer—the fastest Beyer under a mile in 2013
  • A sire’s pedigree and physical: Out of a full sister to Horse of the Year and leading sire TIZNOW

From top to bottom, Paynter was bred to be a sire. He is by elite sire Awesome Again, and has a very similar breeding cross as Awesome Again's best son, Ghostzapper.

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

 “He’s the best colt I’ve ever purchased.”  - David Ingordo

 

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

Won at 3

  • Haskell Invitational (G1) at Monmouth  (8.5f, D, by 3 3/4 lengths, Rag# 1, Beyer 107, defeating Nonios, Stealcase, Handsome Mike, Dullahan, Gemologist).

  • An allowance race at Pimlico (8.5f, D, by 5 3/4, Beyer 106, defeating Brimstone Island, Respectful Ed, Space Race, Deacon Furr, McNair and Adger).

  • A maiden special weight race at Santa Anita (5.5f, D, career debut, by 4 1/4, defeating Gophari, El Bronco, Spring Warrior).

2nd at 3

  • Belmont S. (G1) at Belmont (12f, D, by neck to Union Rags, defeating Atigun, Street Life, Five Sixteen, Unstoppable U, Dullahan, My Adonis, Ravelo's Boy, Optimizer, Guyana Star Dweej).

  • Derby Trial (G3) at Churchill Downs (8f, D, to Hierro, defeating Stealcase, Bourbon Courage, The Black, Motor City, Quick Wit, Saint of Saints).

Won at 4

  • An allowance race at Hollywood Park (7f in 1:21.86, D, 114 Beyer, defeating Majestic City, Fly Lexis Fly, Kate's Event, Grand Berry (ARG), Dime Que (CHI), Ashtar (CHI), Charlie'sboywins).

2nd at 4

  • Awesome Again S. (G1) at Santa Anita (8.5f, D, to Mucho Macho Man, defeating Soi Phet, Golden Ticket, Chief Havoc, Liaison, Summer Hit, You Know I Know, Jeranimo, Take Control).

  • San Diego H. (G2) at Del Mar (8.5f, 2/5 off track record, D, 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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Paynter’s Knicks Go named a finalist for Older Male Eclipse Award

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Paynter’s Miss Leslie caps 2021 in style, wins $100,000 Carousel S. title=
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Paynter’s Miss Leslie caps 2021 in style, wins $100,000 Carousel S.

Miss Leslie finished her 2021 campaign on Dec. 26 at Laurel Park with a convincing victory in the...

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Paynter’s Breeze Rider takes My Charmer S. for second straight stakes win title=
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Paynter’s Breeze Rider takes My Charmer S. for second straight stakes win

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Paynter’s Breeze Rider kicks off Fair Grounds meet with stakes win title=
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Paynter’s Breeze Rider kicks off Fair Grounds meet with stakes win

Breeze Rider became Paynter’s 21st lifetime stakes winner with a gallant victory in the $75,000 Joseph R. Peluso Memorial S...

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