05/25/2016 2:36PM

Maclean's Music sires first winner


Maclean’s Music had a world of talent, and unfortunately only had one chance to show it, but he surely made the most of the opportunity.

Now, his first foals are 2-year-olds, and he’s also starting to show talent as a sire. Maclean’s Music got his first winner from his third starter when the colt Is Everybody Happy won the third race today at Delaware Park, a $34,000 maiden special weight race at 4 1/2 furlongs. A Glen Hill Farm homebred trained by Tom Proctor, Florida-bred Is Everybody Happy took the lead soon after the start in the five-runner field and drew away in the stretch to win by 3 1/2 lengths in the final time of :52.36 as the 2-5 favorite.

Maclean’s Music, bred and raced by Stonestreet Stables, made his debut in a 6-furlong maiden race at Santa Anita on March 19, 2011, at age 3. Trained by Steve Asmussen and ridden by Mike Smith, Maclean’s Music took the track from the start and blitzed the eight other runners in the race, winning in hand by 7 1/4 lengths in the final time of 1:07.44, after setting fractions of :21.24, :43.48, and :55.05. Maclean’s Music recorded a Beyer Speed Figure of 114, reported to be the highest ever given for a debut winner.

Maclean's Music was retired due to complications from the removal of a fractured splint bone and he went to stud at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms in Lexington, Ky., for a fee of $6,500 to stand the 2013 breeding season.

He has 79 foals in his first crop and 58 foals in his second.

By Distorted Humor out of Forest Music, by Unbridled’s Song, Maclean’s Music had been bought back for $900,000 at the 2009 Keeneland September yearling sale by Stonestreet owner Barbara Banke. Forest Music had won the Grade 2 Honorable Miss Handicap and earned $370,566. She is the dam of Grade 3 Lazaro Barrera Stakes winner Kentuckian, and she’s a half-sister to Grade 3 Sapling Stakes winner and sire Shooter, by Dehere.