Lion Heart - Contessa Halo,
Southern Halo

2008 CH

Entered Stud: 2011

2014 Fee: $5,000 LFSN


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Kantharos Kantharos
  • Far and away, Florida's Champion Freshman Sire of 2014
  • America's Leading First Year Sire of SHs (tied with Super Saver)
  • Florida's Leading Sire of Juvenile Stakes Horses
  • The most 2YO SHs of any Florida stallion since at least 2001
  • 20 winners, EIGHT stakes horses, SIX $100,000 stakes horses from his first crop
  • 58% 2YO winners from starters - 23% 2YO SHs from starters (among the best #'s in the nation)
  • #15-Ranked cumulative Sophomore Sire nationwide 
  • Nearly three times the earnings of FL's No. 2 Sophomore Sire
  • Progeny incl. multiple SW MR. JORDAN; 2015 Hutcheson (G3)-runner-up/Triple Crown prospect X Y Jet; 2015 $100,000 sp Big Yum, $100,000 sp Duke of Luke, $100,000 sp Savingtime
  • First 2YOs in training averaged $60,292 (24 sold), incl. $155,000 colt, $150,000 colt, $100,000 filly
  • 2014 Yearlings averaged over 5X the fee (14 offered, 14 sold)
  • 2014 Weanlings averaged 3X the fee (11 sold)
  • 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
  • Won sire-making Saratoga Special S. (G2)
  • By leading juvenile sire LION HEART, from the family of G1 sire FIRST SAMURAI
  • Bred 125 mares in 2013 and 117 mares in 2014

Kantharos News

Fourth new winner in 14 days for Kantharos on 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...
17th winner for FL's Leading Juvenile Sire Kantharos on 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...
Kantharos’ first-crop win percentage among the nation’s best on 12/13/2014
Kantharos’ incredible 62% winners from runners ranks at the top of the 2014 Freshman Sire list for the Ocala Stud sire...
Kantharos’ Mr. Jordan very impressive in Smooth Air S. on 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...
Kantharos into top 5 with 14 first-year winners on 11/15/2014
Kantharos, Florida’s runaway Freshman sire of 2014, moved into the top 5 on the General Sire list with 14 total winners...
Kantharos’ Mr. Jordan captures $100K Juvenile Sprint S. at Gulfstream on 11/8/2014
Kantharos’ exciting 2-year-old colt Mr. Jordan captured Saturday’s $100,000 Juvenile Sprint S. at Gulfstream Park West in his first stakes start...
Kantharos colt impresses in Gulfstream MdSpWt win on 10/27/2014
Brother Bobo gave Florida’s leading freshman sire his ninth winner from his first crop with a very sharp-looking maiden special weight score...
Sixth Winner for Florida's Leading Freshman Sire on 9/26/2014
Here Comes Adri took to the slop like a pro, and sped to a six-length victory over maiden two-year-old fillies at Delaware Park on September 25th...
Kantharos firster a ‘TDN Rising Star’ at Monmouth Park on 9/14/2014
Mr. Jordan turned in a stellar performance Sunday at Monmouth Park, dispatching a very good group...
Fourth winner for leading sire Kantharos on 9/6/2014
Kantharos, Florida’s leading freshman sire, got his fourth winner on Saturday with Free Flying’s three-length victory...
Kantharos collects second MSW winner on 8/13/2014
Ocala Stud's first-year stallion Kantharos got his second winner on Aug. 12 in a 5 1/2-furlong maiden special weight race for 2-year-olds...
Kantharos sires first winner on 7/26/2014
Ocala Stud’s freshman sire Kantharos, an undefeated multiple graded stakes-winning juvenile by Lion Heart, sired his first winner Saturday, July 26th when his 2-year-old filly Katie’s Kiss drew off by 5 ½ lengths to win a $43,000 Maiden Special Weight gate to wire at Gulfstream Park...
Kantharos first-crop yearling sells for $300K at Fasig-Tipton on 7/15/2013
An eye-grabbing colt by undefeated multiple graded stakes winner Kantharos created a buzz Monday at the Fasig-Tipton July Sale in central Kentucky, bringing a final bid of $300,000 from agent Mark Casse to represent the single highest price for a yearling colt at the sale...
Kantharos, undefeated multiple GSW juvenile, to Ocala Stud on 11/6/2012
Kantharos, the undefeated multiple graded stakes-winning juvenile by Lion Heart, has been relocated to J. Michael O'Farrell Jr.'s Ocala Stud...

Race Record:

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

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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
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 *
SEA SAGA (USA) ch. 1968
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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