Kantharos
Lion Heart - Contessa Halo, by Southern Halo

FLORIDA'S LEADING 3RD CROP SIRE 0f 2016

Fee: $5,000 LFSN
Kantharos
Kantharos
Lion Heart - Contessa Halo, by Southern Halo
  • "Best Value Sire on the Planet" - Bill Oppenheim, Dec. 30, 2015 TDN
  • Leading Florida third-crop sire of 2016; 4-year-old X Y JET victorious in Gulfstream Park Sprint (G3) and  $150,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint, earning 105 Beyers in both wins
  • 2016 racing: Eight black type horses, $1.4 million in progeny earnings
  • Topped all Florida second-crop sires by progeny earnings, stakes winners (5), and winners (30)
  • Florida's leading First-Crop Sire of 2014 and Second-Crop Sire of 2015
  • 2015 2YOs in Training led by $225,000 filly, $125,000 colt
  • Florida's Leading Sire of 2YO SHs in 2014 (the most of any FL stallion since 2001)
  • 2015 GSWs: X Y JET, dominating winner of the Mr. Prospector S. (G3), earning a 108 Beyer; also Pegasus S. (G3) winner MR. JORDAN, a two-time SW, a TDN Rising Star as a juvenile, and the top Florida-bred 3-year-old of 2015
  • Additional 2015 stakes winners include KATIE’S KISS, BUCCHERO, and WILDWOOD KANTHAROS
  • 2015 2YOs led by $225,000 filly and $125,000 colt
  • Undefeated, untested multiple GSW; one of the most dominant & precocious stallions at stud
  • Back-to-back-to-back wins at two by 28 1/2 combined lengths: debut MdSpWt - 5f :57 4/5 - by 11 3/4, Bashford Manor S. (G3) - 6f 1:09 4/5 - by 9 1/2, Saratoga Special S. (G2) by 7 1/4
  • A Top 5 Florida stallion by mares bred, covering 112 mares in 2015

Kantharos News

Kantharos | 7/23/2016
Kantharos' stellar 3-year-old filly Ancient Secret kept her record intact with a determined 1 1/4-length score in the $200,000 Lake George S. (G2) Friday at Saratoga...
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Kantharos | 7/3/2016
Cajun Delta Dawn, a maiden special weight debut winner on June 10, kept her record intact with a handy half-length win in Saturday's $75,000 Cassidy S...
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Kantharos | 6/19/2016
Ancient Secret stepped into stakes company for the first time in Sunday's $100,000 Wild Applause S. at Belmont Park...
Kantharos | 6/3/2016
Perfect Kay strolled to a two-length win in her racing debut Friday afternoon at Gulfstream Park...
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Kantharos | 5/8/2016
A late surge by Savingtime carried the 4-year-old daughter of Kantharos to victory in Sunday's $75,000 Miss Grace H. at Gulfstream Park...
Kantharos | 2/27/2016
X Y Jet set scorching early fractions and held off a late challenge to win the $100,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint S. (G3) by 1 ¼-lengths on Saturday...
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Kantharos | 1/26/2016
After an early speed duel, Danbury sped to a 1 ½-length victory in Tuesday’s $50,000 OBS Sprint S. at the Ocala Training Center...
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Kantharos | 1/16/2016
X Y Jet romped in Saturday’s $150,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint S. at Gulfstream Park for the second straight stakes win...
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Kantharos | 12/30/2015
Must just about be Kantharos (Lion Heart), who stands at Ocala Stud in Florida for just $5,000...
Kantharos | 12/20/2015
Kantharos’ leading 3-year-old X Y Jet turned in the best performance of his career in Saturday’s $100,000 Mr. Prospector S. (G3)...
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Kantharos | 11/1/2015
Bucchero repelled several challenges en route to a 1 ½-length victory in Saturday night’s $150,000 To Much Coffee S. at Indiana Grand...
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Kantharos | 10/24/2015
Ancient Secret sped to a three-length victory in the 2-year-old filly’s debut on Saturday at Belmont Park, the 25th winner this year for Kantharos...
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Kantharos | 8/16/2015
Florida’s leading Second-Crop sire Kantharos added to his impressive tally on Sunday when Katie’s Kiss scored a come-from-behind victory in the $75,000 Summer Winds S...
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Kantharos | 7/5/2015
William Stiritz’s Wildwood Kantharos led at every call en route to a 1½-length victory in Saturday’s $53,700 Purple Violet S. at Arlington Park...
Kantharos | 6/21/2015
Kantharos’ flashy gray 3-year-old son Mr. Jordan, winner of two previous listed stakes, upped his game with a head victory in the $157,500 Pegasus S. (G3) Sunday at Monmouth Park...
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Kantharos | 4/22/2015
A flashy filly by Champion Florida Freshman Sire Kantharos sold for $225,000 at the OBS Spring Sale on April 21st, second highest-price for a filly opening day...
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Kantharos | 12/20/2014
R Limo Joe drove right to the lead and kept on cruising, taking a $34,000 maiden special weight at Gulfstream by two lengths in his career bow on Dec. 19th...
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Kantharos | 12/17/2014
Florida-bred Bulguruisinhwa became the 17th juvenile winner from the first crop by Kantharos, when she broke her maiden going 1200 meters on Dec. 14th...
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Kantharos | 12/13/2014
Kantharos’ incredible 62% winners from runners ranks at the top of the 2014 Freshman Sire list for the Ocala Stud sire...
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Kantharos | 11/29/2014
Mr. Jordan established himself as one of Florida’s most exciting 2015 Kentucky Derby (G1) prospects with yet another dominating victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Smooth Air S...

Race Record:

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
2 3 3 (2) 0 0 $185,213
Totals 3 3 (2) 0 0 $185,213

Racing Highlights

Won at 2

  • Saratoga Special S. (gr-II, 6.5f, by 7 ¼, defeating Bail Out the Cat, Manchurian High, and Blue Right By)
  • Basford Manor S. (gr-III, 6f, by 9 ½, defeating Lou Brissie, Speed Demon, Saturday Dance, Gold for Cash, and Thewayitusedtobe)
  • A maiden special weight race at Churchill Downs (5f, by 11 ¾, defeating Gold for Cash, Big Bentley, Nacho Man, Major Score, Eighth Rock, and Sol Caribe)

Kantharos Generational Pedigree

Dosage Profile: DP = 5-1-10-0-0 (16) DI = 2.20 CD = 0.69
LION HEART (USA) ch. 2001 TALE OF THE CAT (USA) b. 1994 STORM CAT (USA) br. 1983 STORM BIRD (CAN) b. 1978
TERLINGUA (USA) ch. 1976
YARN (USA) b. 1987 MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)   b. 1970 [BC]
NARRATE (USA) dkb/br. 1980 *
SATIN SUNRISE (USA) b. 1990 MR. LEADER (USA) b. 1966 HAIL TO REASON (USA)   br. 1958 [C]
JOLIE DEJA (USA) b. 1954 *
LOGIC (USA) ch. 1979 NASKRA (USA) b. 1967
BACTU REASON (USA) b. 1974
CONTESSA HALO (USA) dkb/br. 1998 SOUTHERN HALO (USA) b. 1983 HALO (USA) blk. 1969 [BC] HAIL TO REASON (USA)   br. 1958 [C]
COSMAH (USA) b. 1953 *
NORTHERN SEA (USA) b. 1974 NORTHERN DANCER (CAN) b. 1961 [BC]
SEA SAGA (USA) ch. 1968
QUEEN OF SAVOY (USA) dkb/br. 1990 CONQUISTADOR CIELO (USA) b. 1979 MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)   b. 1970 [BC]
K D PRINCESS (USA) dkb/br. 1971
JILL OF ALL TRADES (USA) b. 1984 CODEX (USA) ch. 1977 [IC]
MAVERA (USA) b. 1977
courtesy of Pedigree Query

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