An international sire
A champion miler by the legendary Sunday Silence, Hat Trick’s brilliant final time of 1:32.10 in the Mile Championship (G1) set a Japanese record for the distance. At stud, Hat Trick is a consistent source of high-class international runners, including European champion 2-year-old Dabirsim and graded/group winners in North America, South America, and Europe.
Champion miler and multiple Group 1 winner of $3.1 million
Set a new Japanese mile record of 1:32.1
Sire of Grade/Group 1 winners in three countries, including European champion 2-year-old Dabirsim, dominating winner of the Prix Morny (G1) and Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère (G1); Jamaica H. (G1) winner King David; and Argentine standouts Hat Puntano, Giant Killing, and Zapata
Other graded stakes winners include multiple Santa Anita Grade 2 winner Bright Thought, 2-year-old Grade 3 winner Dressed in Hermes; Palm Beach (G3) winner Howe Great; multiple graded stakes winner Try Twice; and Del Mar Grade 3 winner Three Hearts
Sales Results: 2016 yearlings sold up to $80,000, 2015 yearlings sold up to €90,000, covering sire of $550,000 Keeneland November session-topper in 2014
Lifetime: 33 black-type horses, 20 stakes winners, 11 graded stakes winners, $11 million in progeny earnings
Kiyomizu S., Kyoto, 1 mile, 1:33.50, defeating Cinderella Boy, Admire Rich, Daitaku Sonic, etc.
Narita Brian Memorial S., Kyoto, 1⅛ miles, 1:47, defeating Emerald Isle, Yukino Sweet Pea, etc.
An allowance race, Tokyo, 1 mile, 1:34, defeating Incentive Guy, Great Walser, etc.
A maiden race, Tokyo, 1 mile, 1:36.90, defeating Dark Field, Smart Blade, etc.
Hong Kong Mile (G1), Sha Tin, 1 mile, 1:34.80, defeating The Duke, Dave’s Best, Bullish Luck, Rakti, etc.
Mile Championship (G1), Kyoto, 1 mile, 1:32.10, defeating Daiwa Major, Dance in the Mood, Admire Max, etc.
Kyoto Kimpai (G3), Kyoto, 1 mile, 1:34, defeating Albireo, Azuma Sanders, etc.
Tokyo Shimbun Hai (G3), Tokyo, 1 mile, 1:33.70, defeating Kinetics, Great Journey, etc.
By Alan Porter
A champion racehorse and sire of a champion, Hat Trick is the leading son of the mighty Sunday Silence at stud in North America.
From the Northern Dancer line, Hat Trick has sired European champion 2-year-old and multiple Group 1 winner Dabirsim out of a mare by Royal Academy, a son of Nijinsky II. Royal Academy is a close relative to Storm Cat, and crossing Hat Trick with Storm Cat-line mares has proved to be very effective, producing a Grade 1 winner out of a Giant’s Causeway mare; two stakes winners (one Grade 1) out of Bernstein mares; and a stakes winner out of a mare by Storm Cat son Winthrop. Additionally, Hat Trick has a Grade 1 winner with a second dam by Storm Bird, the sire of Storm Cat. Keeping with the Northern Dancer line, Hat Trick also has a stakes winner out of a Danzig mare.
From the Sadler’s Wells branch of Northern Dancer, Hat Trick has sired graded stakes winner Three Hearts from a daughter of Fort Wood. Hat Trick is also likely to be very well-suited to El Prado through sons such as Artie Schiller, Kitten’s Joy, and Medaglia d’Oro.
Crossing Hat Trick with mares from the Mr. Prospector line is proving to be highly productive, with the Gone West branch being particularly successful. Hat Trick’s Jamaica Handicap (G1) scorer King David is out of a mare by Gone West himself; graded winner Howe Great is out of a Western Winter mare; two stakes winners, including graded scorer Dressed in Hermes, are out of Elusive Quality mares; and another stakes winner is out of a mare by Whywhywhy, a son of Mr. Greeley (himself from the family of a Hat Trick stakes winner). This strongly suggests trying daughters of Gone West sons Grand Slam, Proud Citizen, and Speightstown.
Hat Trick’s multiple graded stakes winner Bright Thought is out of a mare by Smart Strike (sire of Curlin, English Channel, and Lookin At Lucky). Graded stakes winner Try Twice is from a daughter of Luhuk, who is by Forty Niner (sire of Distorted Humor). Stakes winner and graded stakes-placed Tricky Hat is out of a mare by Point Given, whose sire Thunder Gulch is bred on a similar Mr. Prospector/Storm Bird cross to the dam of King David. Hat Trick also has a stakes winner out of a mare by Chester House, a half-brother to Empire Maker.
We can note Grade 1 winner Zapata out of a mare by You and I, a son of Kris S. from the Roberto line, and stakes winners out of mares by Slew Gin Fizz (from the Relaunch line, best represented by Tiznow and sons) and Favorite Trick (by Phone Trick).
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