17 stakes horses in 2017, including two-time Graded stakes winner AMI'S MESA, multiple stakes winner FAMILY MEETING, Hilltop S. winner HAPPY MESA, stakes winner SKY RANT, etc.

On the track 2016: 27 black type horses, including G1 winner GUILIA

On the track 2015: 22 black type horses, 8 SW's, 4 GSW's 

On the track 2014: 15 SW's, 29 SH's, $6,400,000, including Champion DYNAMIC SKY. 2YO Record: 24 winners, 3 GSW, SHs, $1,390,000

Sire of GRADE 1 WINNERS on every surface

At the sales in 2017: $315,000 2YO colt at OBS April; $225,000 2YO colt at OBS March

At the sales in 2016: $215,000 & $120,000 2YOs; $140,000 yearling at FTKJUL

At the sales in 2015: Six-figure 2YOs led by $300,000 OBS colt

Bred to 332 mares 2015-2017 combined

62 LIFETIME Black Type winners - 120 BT horses - $49 MILLION

GRADE 1-WINNING juvenile by A.P. Indy's best sire, Pulpit
Out of a full sister to world class sire Bernstein - direct family of *La Troienne

Sky Mesa
Ami's Mesa turned in the best performance of her career Monday at Presque Isle Downs with a track record-setting performance in the $400,800 Presque Isle Masters S. (G2)...

Sky Mesa's graded stakes-winning filly My Impression won the fourth black type race of her career Wednesday at Kentucky Downs...

Sky Mesa's ultra-consistent 3-year-old filly Babybluesbdancing earned her third stakes win on Labor Day at Arlington Park...

Sky Mesa's multiple stakes winner Ami's Mesa won her second straight graded stakes on Saturday at Woodbine in the $125,000 Seaway S. (G3)...

Thundering Sky overcame obstacles on both turns and in the stretch of Saturday’s De La Rose S. to come away a half-length winner in a very eventful race...

Ami’s Mesa became the latest graded stakes winner for Sky Mesa on July 22 when she rallied strongly in the stretch to claim a one-length victory in the $146,150 Ontario Matron S. (G3)...

Mystic Sky, a 4-year-old son of Sky Mesa, overcame an extremely troubled trip to capture the $100,000 Soldier's Dancer S. Saturday at Gulfstream Park in his stakes debut...

Babybluesbdancing was much the best in Saturday's $50,000 Purple Violet S. at Arlington Park, taking the one-mile main track contest for 3-year-old fillies by seven lengths...

Three-year-old Happy Mesa rallied from the back of the field to win Friday's $100,000 Hilltop S. in near course-record time...

Perennial leading 2-year-old sire Sky Mesa was represented by a $315,000 colt during Wednesday's session of the April 25-28 OBS Spring Sale of 2-year-olds in Training...
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dkb/br. 1994
dkb/br. 1989 [IC]
br. 1974 [BC]
b. 1980
b. 1989
b. 1970 [BC]
dkb/br. 1980
dkb/br. 1991
br. 1983
b. 1978
ch. 1976
b. 1983
ch. 1975
dkb/br. 1970
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Age Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
2 3 3 0 0 $416,576
3 3 0 1 1 $216,500
  6 3 1 1 $633,076

Won at 2

  • Hopeful S. (G1, 7f in 1:23.08, defeating Pretty Wild, Zavata, Storm Cadet, Roaring Fever, Rights Reserved).
  • Breeders' Futurity (G2, 8.5f in 1:46.78, by 4, defeating Lone Star Sky, Truckle Feature, Tito's Beau, Super Frolic, etc.).
  • Maiden special weight at Saratoga (6f in 1:10.97, by 7 3/4, defeating Ozzie Cat, Captain Fantastic, Bham, Valiant Edge, etc.).

2nd at 3

  • Haskell Invitational H. (G1, 9f, to Peace Rules, defeating Funny Cide, Wild and Wicked, Max Forever, Kool Humor, etc.)

3rd at 3

  • Dwyer S. (G2, 8.5f, to Strong Hope, Nacheezmo, defeating Private City, Best Minister, Go Rockin' Robin, etc.).
Sky Mesa

Sky Mesa - Progeny

  • General Quarters - Toyota Blue Grass S. (G1)
  • Sky Diva - Frizette S. (G1)
  • Skylighter - Indiana Oaks (G2)
  • Satans Quick Chick - Lexus Raven Run S. (G2)
  • Llanarmon - Natalma S. (G2)
  • Storm Mesa - San Clemente H. (G2)
  • Beethoven - Kentucky Jockey Club S. (G2)
  • Skyway - Best Pal S. (G2)
  • Thiskyhasnolimit - Iroquois S. (G3)
  • My Impression - Commonwealth Oaks (G3)
  • Family Meeting - Jimmy Durante S. (G3) 
  • Dynamic Sky - Red Smith H. (G3)
By: Alan Porter

“A prolific and consistent source of stakes winners, Sky Mesa continues to be one of the most successful A.P. Indy line stallions at stud today.”

Sky Mesa has demonstrated a strong affinity with mares by Unbridled and sons. His is sire of two stakes winners, including grade one winner Sky Diva out of mares by Unbridled, and grade one winner Sky Captain out of a mare by Unbridled’s Song, as well as a stakes winner out of a mare by Anees. Other sources of Unbridled to try here include Broken Vow, Empire Maker, Grindstone and Birdstone. It would be possible to introduce Unbridled’s Song through such as Dunkirk, Even the Score, First Defence, Old Fashioned, Rockport Harbor and Songandaprayer. We can also note Fappiano supplying the dam of a Danzig line grade one winner via a mare by Quiet American, and there are also Danzig line graded stakes winners out of mares by that horse’s son, Real Quiet (sire of Midnight Lute). It could also be worth considering introducing Fappiano through Cryptoclearance, his son, Victory Gallop, and grandson, Candy Ride.

Sky Mesa has also flourished with mares descending from Mr. Prospector via Forty Niner. He has graded stakes winner Terrain out of a mare by Forty Niner himself, and 2014 graded stakes winner Dynamic Sky from a mare by Distorted Humor (sire of Any Given Saturday – who would give inbreeding to A.P. Indy – Sharp Humor and Flower Alley), as well as a stakes winner out of a mare by Banker’s Gold. Other sons of Forty Niner to consider include Coronado’s Quest, Tactical Advantage, End Sweep, Trippi, Gold, Twining, Gold Fever, Luhuk, Editor’s Note (giving inbreeding to Seattle Slew) and Jules.

From the Carson City branch of Mr. Prospector, Sky Mesa has two stakes winners out of mares by that horse himself, including graded stakes winner Beethoven, as well as a stakes winner out of a mare by Boone’s Mill, and we might also bring this strain in through City Zip, Cuvee, Lord Carson, Good and Tough, Pollard’s Vision and Five Star Day. There are wide range of other branches of Mr. Prospector that have enjoyed success under Sky Mesa, with grade two winner Llanarmon out of mare by Smart Strike; graded scorer Wonderlandbynight from a daughter of Gulch (sire of Thunder Gulch, and grandsire of Point Given); and stakes winners from daughters of Smarty Jones (by Elusive Quality, a son of Gone West, with Gone West also working under A.P. Indy through Grand Slam and Mr. Greeley, and potentially also interesting through Speightstown), Mutakddim (by Seeking the Gold, also available through Petionville, and Cape Town, who like Mutakddim, gives a double of Seattle Slew), Woodman and Distinctive Pro.

In general, Sky Mesa has not shown a broad affinity for mares by sons or grandsons of Northern Dancer, but there are exceptions. He has graded stakes winners Theskyhasnolimit and Sky Girl out of mares by Deputy Minister, and a trio of stakes winners out of mares by that horse’s son, Silver Deputy (sire of Posse, Badge of Silver and Spring At Last). It could also be worth considering this line through Awesome Again (sire of Ghostzapper), Touch Gold and Dehere.  Sky Mesa is sire of 2014 two-year-old graded scorer Ol’ Fashion Gal out of a mare by Horse Chestnut, from the Sadler’s Wells branch of Northern Dancer, and this suggests considering daughters of El Prado, Medaglia d’Oro, Kitten’s Joy and Artie Schiller.

Sky Mesa is out of a mare by Storm Cat, but he has outperformed opportunity when crossed back over mares from that line with stakes winners out of mares by Catienus, Forest Wildcat (sire of D’Wildcat and Wildcat Heir) and Tabasco Cat, and a 2014 two-year-old grade one performer out of a mare by Tale of The Cat (whose dam is a sister to the dam of Pulpit, the sire of Sky Mesa, and who is also sire of Lion Heart). It could also be worth introducing Storm Cat through carefully chosen daughters of such as Hennessy (and his son, Johannesburg, who is also from the family of Pulpit, and grandson, Scat Daddy), Giant’s Causeway (sire of First Samurai) and his brother Freud, Menifee (by Harlan, also sire of Harlan’s Holiday), Storm Boot, Bernstein and Forestry – all broodmare sires of A.P. Indy line stakes winners – as well as Stormy Atlantic and Stormin Fever, who would both give inbreeding to Seattle Slew. From another branch of the line of Northern Dancer’s sire, Nearctic, Pulpit and sons have done well over mares by Wild Again, who is also broodmare sire of a Sky Mesa stakes winner, and who could be brought in through Wild Rush, Offlee Wild, Vicar, Milwaukee Brew and Wild Event.

Out mares from the Blushing Groom line, Sky Mesa has stakes winners out of daughters of Mt Livermore (sire of Orientate, Housebuster and Peaks and Valleys) and Cherokee Run (sire of Kafwain and Yonaguska), and as a son of Pulpit should also do well with mares by Rahy. Sky Mesa also has grade two winner Skylighter out of a mare by Broad Brush (sire of Concern and Include), and two stakes winners, including graded scorer Storm Mesa, out of mares by Pleasant Colony (sire of Pleasant Tap and Pleasantly Perfect).

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Sky Mesa

Sky Mesa

  • Pulpit
  • Caress
  • KY
  • Stud Fee: $15,000 S&N
  • b
  • 2000
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