Grade One winner Volatile has sired his first foal after proving popular with breeders in his first season at stud.
The Stallion owned by Phoenix Thoroughbreds and Three Chimney’s farm became a dad for the first time thanks to the birth of a filly out of the winning Sidney’s Candy mare Jeweled on Monday (January 10). It’s a fine start for the Vanderbilt winner, with the mare boasting more than 20 stakes winners under her first three dams, including Kentucky Oaks winner Summerly and Grade One-placed, Grade Three winner Darby Shuffle.
The new arrival is bred by Torie Gladwell, who said:
“We sold (the filly’s) dam, who was drop-dead gorgeous, to Bob Baffert as a yearling. We were fortunate enough to be able to get her back. The filly has the same qualities as the mare—great looking, well balanced, full of substance, with a ton of class. We couldn’t be more delighted.”
Apart from his success in the Vanderbilt, Volatile ran the fastest Beyer of that year. He was given 112 for his eight-length romp in the Aristides Stakes. Overall he won five of his six starts, the other result being a runner-up placing, and retired with earnings over $340,000. The son of Violence has proved very popular at stud covering 180 mares last season while standing at Three Chimneys for $15,000.