All that glitters is GOLDEN LAD!
After being the Mid-Atlantic’s leading freshman sire in 2019 and sophomore sire in 2020, he ranked as Maryland’s leading active sire by average earnings per runner in 2021.
His first crop includes juvenile stakes winners HELLO BEAUTIFUL, now an eight-time stakes winner of nearly $600,000, and LADDIE LIAM, as well as 2021 stakes winners AIR TOKEN and CINNABUNNY – he has nearly 16% stakes horses per starters!
When his first crop arrived, they were so good looking he covered nearly 100 mares his second year. He’s had six-figure sales horses, including Maryland-bred champion LADDIE LIAM, the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December sale record-setter at $450,000, and Mine Not Mine for $210,000!
GOLDEN LAD finished first or second in 10 of 15 starts, and earned $645,320. Wins included the Gr. 3 Razorback in his stakes debut, the Gr. 3 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker, and a 11⁄16-mile track record of 1:41.17 at Gulfstream Park.
He is a half-brother to BROADWAY’S ALIBI (a $2.15 million broodmare) and R GYPSY GOLD, out of a stakes-winning half-sister to top sire DIALED IN. His third dam is champion and Breeders’ Cup winner ELIZA.