Warrior’s Reward was a Top 10 USA freshman sire in 2014 and his second crop of juveniles went even better in 2015.
The Spendthrift Farm shuttler sired 13 winners of $643,474 first-up and he topped that in the last week of December with maiden winners Southside Warrior (Gulfstream Park) and Warrior’s Dance (Tampa Bay Downs).
The Florida double took his 2015 juvenile tally to 15 winners of $689,688.
Southside Warrior is trained by Mark Casse and was very impressive winning over 1800m on debut from stablemate Conquest Sandman (Scat Daddy). He was purchased for $80,000 by Bill and Vicki Poston at the 2014 Keeneland September yearling sale.
The colt’s dam Bamba (Not for Love) has foaled five winners including LR Maryland Juvenile Championship winner Plum (Pure Prize).
Warrior’s Reward (Medaglia d’Oro) covered 130 mares at Spendthrift’s Kentucky headquarters in 2015 and he was the most popular of their foundation shuttlers in Victoria last year. He stood for an $11,000 (inc gst) fee and $13,750 (inc gst) as part of the Share The Upside program.