Grand Daddy in Scat Daddy’s Footprints

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Article about Scat Daddy's full brother GRAND DADDY and his very good start in Chile ... footprints
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Still looking good, Miloslav. Wouldn't be surprised to see him standing in the Northern Hemisphere at some point.

Scat Daddy's younger brother doing a Grand job of upholding the family name
Grand Daddy did not retire with the stellar race record of his brother, who was a Grade 1 winner at two and three. But he was a tough campaigner during a long career, logging eight wins from 22 starts capped by a victory in the 2012 Forego Stakes on the all-weather at Turfway Park.

And now the 11-year-old is carving out his own reputation at stud as a source of quality performers.

Grand Daddy has sired 15 stakes winners in his first two crops, which number a total of 105 foals. They include champion Big Daddy, a first-crop star who swept the Triple Crown Hipodromo Chile, and fellow Group 1 winner Gran Carboncillo. His second, meanwhile, contains Group 2 winner No Cacha Na, also Group 1-placed, as well as a trio of Group 3 winners.

Although Grand Daddy is some way off assuming the dominance of Scat Daddy, his record has at times evoked shades of his older sibling, notably on the occasions when Big Daddy and Gran Carboncillo fought out the finishes to the 2016 Group 1 Premio St Leger, Group 1 Gran Criterium Mauricio Serrano Palma and Group 1 Clasico Tanteo de Potrillos, giving their sire a sweep of the top two places in the process.

"He has exceeded expectations for sure," says Teresa Solari Falabella, owner of Haras Mocito Guapo, "because his first two crops weren't very big. He wasn't always popular but at the moment he is among the best stallions in our country. He was the leading first-crop sire and the leading sire of two-year-olds, and his best son Big Daddy was nominated the champion two and three-year-old colt by the Stud Book of Chile." ... ame/313208
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Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:29 am

Love reading your articles- I dont get over here as much as I would like to

As an aside- speaking of South America- take a look at Angiolo. From what I am seeing- he is the #1 Freshman sire there and making quite a name for himself
By Grand Reward x Wait (Arg) Southern Halo- he is carrying on not only for his sire- but Serena's influence there
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