2010 AQHA Sorrel Stallion
Sire: Rare News
by World Champion & All-Time Leading Sire FIRST DOWN DASH, si 105,
out of Stakes Winner & Producer SHINEY MILES, si 94 (by Magical Mile TB)
16.1 Hands 1400#
Race Earnings $43,758
Speed Index 92
Multiple Graded Stakes Performer at Los Alamitos,
2-Time Winner, Finalist (5th Place) Kindergarten Futurity-G1, Finalist Governor's Cup-RG1,
California Championship Challenge-G2, etc.
Purchased as a yearling by Hall of Fame Trainer D. Wayne Lukas for $130,000.
Exceptional disposition, outstanding muscle, bone & feet
Sound, healthy & fertile
Rare News is the sire of 7 crops of racing age, 107 foals, 43 to race, 24 ROM, 1 stakes winner, 1 two-time Regional Champion, 14 winners of 36 races and earning $240,482, including LITTLE LOVE AFFAIR, si 97 ($34,680, Northern Plains Futurity, etc.), Just A Rumor, si 106 (to 7, 2013, $3, $43,195, Superior Race Horse, 2010 & 2012 AQHA Northwest Regional Champion Aged Mare, 2nd Sun Downs Distaff Challenge), TCF New Love, si 96 ($24,172, 3rd Jim Bader Futurity), In Mozambique, si 102 (3rd Idaho Falls Quarter Horse Futurity, etc.), A News Streak, si 99 ($20,681, Finalist Northwest Juvenile Challenge-G3), This News is Royal, si 109 ($19,261), Da Blood Speaks, si 96 (3 wins, to 6, $18,007), News Prince, si 88 (to 4, 2013, $7,708).
Rare News is also the sire of several outstanding up-and-coming barrel horses, including News Runner, Amateur Champion Greg Olsen Barrel Futurity.
Dam: Ochoco Kitten (Tb)
by Distinctive Cat (unraced) sired by STORM CAT
1983, dk. b. or br. h., Storm Bird—Terlingua, by Secretariat
Breeder: W. T. Young Storage, Inc. (Penn.)
Owner: W. T. Young
Trainer: Jonathan Sheppard
Race record: 8-4-3-0, $570,610
Stakes wins: 1985 Young America S. (G1)
Stakes placings: 2nd in 1985 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) and 1985 World Appeal S.
First year at stud: 1988
Pensioned: 2008 (21 crops)
Honors at stud: Leading sire (1999, 2000); leading broodmare sire (2012); leading juvenile sire (1992, 1993, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004)
Stakes winners: 180 (12%)
Graded/group stakes winners: 108
Average earnings per starter: $115,392
Champions (8): Aljabr, Ambitious Cat, Giant’s Causeway, Hold That Tiger, One Cool Cat, Silken Cat, Storm Flag Flying, Sweet Catomine
Grade/Group 1 winners (35): After Market, Aldiza, Aljabr, Black Minnaloushe, Bluegrass Cat, Catinca, Cat Thief, Consolidator, Courageous Cat, Denebola, Desert Stormer, Dessert, Finder’s Fee, Forestry, Giant’s Causeway, Good Reward, Harlan, Hennessy, High Yield, Hold That Tiger, Life Is Sweet, Missed the Storm, Mistle Cat, Mr. Sidney, Nebraska Tornado, November Snow, One Cool Cat, Raging Fever, Sardula, Sharp Cat, Sophisticat, Storm Flag Flying, Sweet Catomine, Tabasco Cat, Tactical Cat
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