01/16/2016 6:50PM

Iowa: Shore Breeze leads sires


Shore Breeze ended Added Edge’s three-year reign at the top of Iowa’s sire standings by earnings, but both stallions walked away from 2015 with their own victories.

Shore Breeze topped the overall 2015 earnings list among Iowa stallions, with 25 winners and progeny earnings of $634,879. However, the 18-year-old son of Danzig relocated to Iowa for the 2014 breeding season, making his first Iowa-sired foals yearlings of 2016.

Among the stallions with Iowa-sired runners, veteran Added Edge once again led the way, with 25 winners and earnings of $539,546. However, Added Edge moves to Raimonde Farms in Ohio for the 2016 season, leaving Woke Up Dreamin as the top returning stallion with state-sired runners, featuring 12 winners and earnings of $383,713.

Prior to arriving at the Iowa State University Horse Farm in Ames, Iowa, Shore Breeze established himself as the top sire in neighboring Illinois, leading the state by earnings from 2010 through 2013.

Throughout stints in Kentucky and Illinois, his leading runners included Grand Obsession, winner of the $100,000 Lady Charles Town Stakes in 2008, and stakes-placed Johnnies Breeze and Chantilly Lady. He also sired The Elevator, who earned $363,743 over seven seasons of racing.

Now with 10 crops of racing age, Shore Breeze was led in 2015 by Creative Art, winner of the Robert S. Molaro Handicap and third in the Blackhawk Handicap, both at Hawthorne.

Shore Breeze won 4 of 22 starts during his racing career and earned $152,948. His best season came in 2001, when he won the Gallant Serenade Stakes and finished second in the Zwaanendael Stakes, both at Delaware Park.

Bred in Virginia by Morven Stud, Shore Breeze is out of the Grade 1-placed Gulch mare Sea Breezer, whose eight winners from nine foals to race includes Mexican stakes winner Justicialista. His second dam is champion Lakeville Miss, with extended family members including Grade 1 winners Mogambo and Dortmund.

Shore Breeze will stand for $1,000 during the 2016 breeding season.

Added Edge, a 16-year-old son of Smart Strike, turned in another solid year in 2015, led by stakes winner Nic a Jack and Sweetedge, and stakes-placed Lil’ Apollo and Foxy Fleda. He previously stood at Special K Stable in Runnells, Iowa. Woke Up Dreamin was led in 2015 by stakes winners Dreamin and One Fine Dream, as well as stakes-placed Daybreak Dreamer. The 16-year-old son of Holy Bull resides at Madison County Thoroughbreds in Macksburg, Iowa, where he will stand in 2016 for $2,000.

With eight crops of racing age, Woke Up Dreamin is representedc by Ecuadorian champion Carla; Puerto Rican Group 1 winner Dreamintowin; and stakes winners Nanaja, Woke Up Lovin, and Maddox Who.

A multiple Grade 2-winning sprinter on the track, Woke Up Dreamin is out of the Storm Cat mare Dreamlike, making him a half-brother to Grade 3 winners Denomination and Lemon Drop Dream. His second dam is two-time turf champion Flawlessly.