VERSAILLES, Ky. – Leading second crop sire Daredevil will relocate to Lane’s End Farm for the 2021 breeding season. Sire of three-year-old sensations Swiss Skydiver and Shedaresthedevil, Daredevil is the #3 North American based, second crop sire behind only American Pharoah and Constitution with just over half as many starters.
Daredevil is the only 1st crop sire to ever sire an individual winner of the Kentucky Oaks and the Preakness Stakes in the same year. Swiss Skydiver is only the 6th filly to win the second leg of the Triple Crown in its 145 years and only the 2nd since Nellie Morse in 1924. Shedaresthedevil was her sire’s first classic winner in 2020 and led home the exacta for her sire in the most prestigious three-year-old fillies race of the year. These two Grade 1 winners from just 74 starters in 2020 represent a 2.78%, Grade 1 winners to starters, a staggering percentage at the elite level. Behind only Galileo worldwide at 3.6% and ahead of North American based super-sires War Front (1.5%), Speightstown (1.35%), More than Ready (1.27%), Tapit (.83%) & Into Mischief (.77%) in 2020.
Daredevil will stand at Lane’s End as property of the Jockey Club of Turkey. “We are extremely honored that the Jockey Club of Turkey is entrusting us with the continuation of Daredevils stallion career in America. Said Bill Farish. “What he has accomplished is nothing short of remarkable. I would like to personally thank Murat Sancal for his ongoing efforts, the board members of the TJK, and especially the President Mr. Serdal Adali. This is the beginning of a very fruitful relationship with them and we are very grateful.”
Daredevil is in quarantine in preparation for his departure to Kentucky. He will arrive at Lane’s End near the end of November and be available for inspection shortly after. Daredevil will stand for $25,000 in 2021.
Photo: Daredevil wins the 2014 Champagne Stakes. Credit: NYRA/Coglianese