(Pulpit - Exogenetic, by Unbridled's Song) went through the auction
ring twice. He was a $200K purchase at the Keeneland September
yearling sale in 2011. Last year, the son of Pulpit sold for $260K to
Corporation at the OBS June two year olds in training sale. He
was one of eight colts to work a furlong in :10 flat.
Ninety Nine won his debut last October by 1 ¼ lengths. He then
placed second behind Really Mr. Greeley in the Hollywood Prevue. The
Chestnut colt was entered in the Breeders' Cup Sprint, but was
scratched after becoming cast in his stall. He finished off of the
board in his final start as a two year old. This year, Super Ninety
Nine is undefeated in two starts and he's compiled a race record of
5-3-1-0 ($266,480). He's earned ten points in the Kentucky Derby
Ninety Nine's recently deceased sire Pulpit is internationally
recognized as a sire of sires. His dirt offspring are
best as sprinters to middle distance runners; however, Pulpit is
represented by two dirt stakes winners at 1 ¼ miles or farther,
Devil's Preacher and Pit Fighter. Both are out of Danzig sire line
broodmares. So far, Pulpit hasn't sired a Champion or Classic
winner. His son Ice Box came closest to the feat, finishing second
in the 2010 Kentucky Derby.
(A.P. Indy - Preach, by Mr. Prospector)
Record: 6-4-1-0 ($728,200)
– Fountain of Youth Stakes (G-2) 1 1/16 miles
– Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G-2) 1 1/8 miles
– Florida Derby (G-1) 1 1/8 miles
Ninety Nine's half sister Elusive Horizon (by Elusive Quality) is a
multiple listed stakes winner in Washington. She has been successful
from five furlongs to 1 1/8 miles over dirt. Their dam Exogenetic
is an unraced 3/4 sister to Exogenous (by Unbridled), winner of the
Beldame and Gazelle Handicaps, both G-1 races. Exogenous also placed
in the 1 1/4 mile Alabama Stakes and
1/2 mile CCA Oaks, as well as the 1 1/8 mile Mother Goose Stakes. All
are G-1 races.
bore six foals of racing age. Five have made it to the track and all
five are winners. Two are stakes winners. She has a Curlin two year
old, a Quality Road yearling and will have a Smart Strike foal this
Ninety Nine's second dam Tangled Up In Blue (by Phone Trick) won
three of seven starts as the allowance level. His third dam Count On
Cathy (by Dancing Count) was stakes placed and is the grand-dam of
1997 Champion Two Year Old Filly Countess Diana. Super Ninety Nine's
fourth dam, the stakes winning War Exchange (by Wise Exchange) is
also the third dam of two-time Champ Curlin.
damsire Unbridled’s Song won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile in only his
third start. He was victorious in the Florida Derby and Wood
Memorial, but suffered a quarter-crack before the Kentucky Derby.
Like so many favorites in the Kentucky Derby, Unbridled's Song
finished off of the board. The huge gray colt visited the winner's
circle only once more. In his only start as a four year old,
Unbridled's Song beat two over matched runners in a seven furlong
Song is a popular stallion and noted as a sire of sires. His
offspring tend to be extremely talented but fragile. A producer of 90
stakes winners, Unbridled's Song's progeny win at all distances over
all surfaces, although they tend to be better suited to dirt and
grass rather than synthetics. He's represented by five stakes winners
at 1 ¼ miles over dirt.
Song is a very proficient broodmare sire. It appears that he
transfers more speed than stamina to his daughter's offspring. His
daughters have produced 55 stakes winners, six of whom are winners at
1 1/14 miles; however, these victories came over turf and Polytrack.
only four of his daughter's offspring have won a stakes race at 1 1/8
miles over dirt.
Record: 12-5-4-0 ($1,311,800)
- Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G-1) 1 1/16 miles
- Florida Derby (G-1) 1 1/8 miles
- Wood Memorial Stakes (G-2) 1 1/8 miles
- Olympic Handicap 7F
- Hutcheson Stakes (G-2) 7F
- Fountain of Youth Stakes (G-2) 1 1/6 miles
- Peter Pan Stakes (G-2) 1 1/8 miles
second damsire Phone Trick was a brilliant sprinter. He won nine of
ten starts and finished second to the Champion Sprinter Groovy in his
last start. Phone Trick was a very capable stallion. His best
offspring include Horse of the Year Favorite Trick, Champion Filly
Phone Chatter and Dubai Golden Shaheen hero Caller One.
Ninety Nine has a high cruising speed. He has a deceptively long,
efficient gait and stretches his head and body out as he gallops
along. The bright Chestnut colt appears to be powerfully built, with
a thick neck, shoulders of a linebacker and huge hindquarters, not
unlike his distant relative, Curlin.
Bred on the same
Pulpit/Unbridled cross as Wood Memorial hero and popular sire Tapit,
Super Ninety Nine has the pedigree to handle 1 1/8 miles, but his
pedigree is borderline for 1 1/4 miles. His efficient stride and
high cruising speed will make Super ninety Nine a dangerous foe in
upcoming Triple Crown preps and his apparent aptitude for the mud
could be a major factor if rain is in the forecast on the first
Saturday in May. Trainer Bob Baffert is no stranger to the Churchill
Downs winner's circle, so his training may help Super Ninety Nine
overcome his pedigree short-comings.