Stallion Updates

2015 breeding fees and stallion movements.

Stallions are moving in preparation for the 2015 breeding

A number of stallions are moving or setting 2015 breeding fees. 


Owner P.K. Thomas and AVS Equine Hospital have announced today that Grade 1 winner and All American Futurity (G1) sire Volcom will stand for a fee of $2,500 in 2015.

The son of all-time leading sire First Down Dash won or placed in 18 of 23 races while competing in Grade 1 races for three consecutive years.

"This stallion has the performance record, family and the conformation to back up his great siring record," Dr. Steven Fisch of AVS Equine said. "He is big-boned, good footed, exceptionally correct in conformation and has a very good mind. He is built to be fast and to last. His progeny have shown they have the same qualities."

From only four crops to race and 80 starters, Volcom has sire 50 winners (63%), 13 stakes horses (16%), one All American Futurity winner, two All American Futurity finalists, earners of $2.7 million with average earnings per starter of $33.927.

His top performers include All American Futurity winner JM Miracle SI-96 (4 wins at 2, 2014 $1,462,00), Grade 1 winner Lethal Volt SI-108 (5 wins, $266,277), Oklahoma Futurity (G2) runner-up Zack Of Hearts SI-97 (2 wins $77,650), Northlands Futurity (G3) runner-up Miss Kara SI-103 (2 wins, $62,247), Futurity Mexicano winner Volcoms Heart SI-103 ($60,602), etc.
At the just completed Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale he was the No. 2 Leading Sale Sire by Average at $84,000.

All of Volcom’s foals, no matter where they are born, are Accredited Florida-bred eligible. In many states such as Texas and Oklahoma his foals are eligible for dual accreditation. Florida-breds receive an additional 20 percent of the purse money amount won by running first through fourth as breeders and owners awards.

"Volcom’s has excellent quality semen and a high pregnancy rate," Fisch said this week.

According to AVS Equine his cooled semen book is filling fast and they urge breeders to call and reserve a breeding before he is booked full.

Dr. Fisch and owner P.K. Thomas thanked the mare owners who have bred to Volcom in the past and look forward to them breeding again.

For additional information or breeding contracts call Dr. Fisch at 850-386-3619.


Lyle Lovett's stakes winner Stray Cat will begin his stallion career in 2015 at Oklahoma Equine Reproductive Center near Washington, Oklahoma. His fee has been set at $2,500.

A Grade 3 winner, Stray Cat won or placed in nine races earning $58,638. He won the Remington Park Distance Challenge (G3) and was third in the Barbara B Handicap. He was also a finalist in the Red Cell Distance Challenge Championship (G1), Sunland Distance Challenge (G3), Remington Distance Handicap (G3) and Snowbound Superstar Handicap.

Stray Cat is the only stakes-winning Quarter Horse sired by leading Thoroughbred sire Storm Cat. A son of Storm Bird, out of the graded stakes-winning Secretariat mare Terlingua, Storm Cat was bred and raced by William T. Young. During his racing career, Storm Cat captured the Young America Stakes (gr. I) and finished second in the 1985 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) on the way to $570,610 in career earnings.

Storm Cat retired from racing in 1987, after breeding his first book of mares in 1988 at a fee of $30,000, he spent 20 years at stud during a career that saw his fee rise to as high as $500,000. Storm Cat sired earners of more than $128 million, eight champions, and 181 stakes winners including winners of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), Belmont Stakes (gr. I), Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), and five Breeders' Cup races.

Storm Cat retired from active stud duties in 2008. Through the advances of artificial insemination and a special fertility procedure developed at Texas A&M University, Storm Cat was made available to the Quarter Horse public for the first time in 2009. Lyle Lovett and Vessels Stallion Farm LLC partnered to breed Vessels Champion mare Your First Moon, a daughter of all-time leading Quarter Horse sire First Down Dash, to Storm Cat. Storm Cat died in 2013.

Your First Moon SI-96 was named the 2001 champion 2-year-old and 2-year-old filly. She won seven races earning $750,726 including the Los Alamitos Million Futurity(G1), Governor's Cup Futurity (RG1) and was third in the Kindergarten Futurity (G1). She was also a finalist in the Ed Burke Memorial Futurity (G1), Spencer Childers Cal Breeders' Championship (RG1), Vessels Maturity (G1) and Mildred N. Vessels Memorial (G1).

Your First Moon is the dam of seven ROM winners including 2014 Golden State Derby (G1) winner Moonist SI-99 (11 wins to 3, 2014, $391,098), Grade 3 winner Jess My Moon SI-99 ($78,450), Moonin The Chicks SI-95 ($76,535), etc.

The second dam is the multiple stakes producing *Beduino (TB) mare Moon Arisen, dam of 17 ROM including Grade 1 winner Not A Full Moon SI-104 ($271,962), stakes winner Moonlight Corona SI-97 ($61,642), Grade 1-placed Sunset Dash ($250,795), stakes-placed Got No Secrets, etc.

For additional information or breeding contracts call Joe Carter, DVM at 405-288-6460 or Kourtney Neuharth at 480-322-1583.

Little PYC, a stakes-placed double-registered AQHA/APHA son of leading sire PYC Paint Your Wagon, will begin his stallion career in 2015 at JEH Equine Reproduction near Whitesboro, Texas. His fee has been set at $650 with consideration for early bookings and multiple mares.
Owned and raced by Buddy Albin, Little PYC won or placed in four of 11 starts, earning $34,935. He was third in the $133,525 Northlands Futurity at Canterbury Park and was a finalist in the $100,000 Remington Park Juvenile Invitational and $52,000 Canterbury Park Derby.

His sire PYC Paint Your Wagon has been among the leading sires of money earners each year and has sired more than 60 stakes winner and earners of $15.7 million from five crops to race.

Little PYC's dam is a double-registered Mini Melt SI-93, by First To Flash. She earned a combined total of $36,327 and was a finalist in the Olympia Joe Handicap. She is also the dam of 2-year-old winner Ba Little Mini ($14,994), a full sibling to Little PYC
Mini Melt's sire First To Flash is also the sire of last year's leading first crop sire First Moonflash, who has sired both an All American Futurity (G1) winner and All American Derby (G1) winner in only two crops to race.

The second dam is a half-sister to Ruidoso Futurity (G1) winner Meltdown SI-98 ($247,855) and the third dam is a half-sister to Lafayette Futurity winner Alapass SI-101 ($110,385), etc. This is also the family of G3-placed Madam Cartel SI-95 ($323,214), stakes-placed Traffic Reporter SI-92 ($15,437), My Cold Corona SI-97, etc.

For additional information or breeding contracts contact Andrew Gardiner at 903-564-1630 or 940-300-9097.


Multiple Grade 1-placed and top five leading first crop sire Fantastic Corona Jr will stand the 2015 season at Royal Vista Ranches near Wayne, Oklahoma. His fee has been set at $2,500.

The seven-time Grade 1 performing son of Corona Cartel is out of five-time Grade 1 performing daughter of Strawfly Special, Special Queen SA.

From a limited number of starters in his first crop to race he has sired seven winners and is the No. 4 Leading First Crop Sire of Money Earners.

Among his starters are Grade 1 Ed Burke Million and Grade 2 West Texas Futurity finalist Phenomenal Jess ($45,923); Rocky Mountain Futurity finalist Sister Corona; Western States Breeders' Futurity finalist Phantastick; Firecracker Futurity finalist L Bar D Sweet Fantasy; Rainbow Futurity (G1) trial winner Poker Chip 831 (1 win in 1 start at 2), etc.

The 8-year-old stallion earned $541,811 during his racing career defeating world champion Stolis Winner and millionaire Tres Passes as well as Champion Brenda Beautiful and Grade 1 winner A Tempting Dash.

Owned by Splenda LLC, Andreini, & Genco, Fantastic Corona Jr won or placed 14 of 17 starts and earned Grade 1 black type in the All American Derby, Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity, Los Alamitos Winter Derby and Southern California Derby. He also was a finalist in the Ed Burke Million Futurity (G1), Los Alamitos Super Derby (G1) and Vessels Maturity (G1).

His dam, Special Queen SA, won six races to earn $229,720. Second in the Grade 1 Ed Burke Memorial Futurity and Golden State Derby (G1), she is the dam of 8 ROM including stakes-placed Gran Special SA ($48,370), Governor's Cup Futurity finalist Idol Special Dash ($37,810), etc.

The second dam is stakes winner Queen Of Appeals ($83,988), by First Down Dash. She is the dam of 12 winners including champion aged stallion Good Reason SA ($1,446,727), Southern California Derby (G1) winner Jabuti Eagle SA ($92,141), stakes winner Appeals King Special SI -109 ($54,736), etc.

For additional information or breeding contracts call Laura Wipf-Erickson at 405-449-7575.

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