• Pulpit - Caress, by Storm Cat
  • Fee: $10,000 LFSN
  • Height: 16.1 ½
  • Entered Stud: 2004
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8% stakes winners and 15% black type horses to starters

  • Higher percentage of black type horses to starters than Candy Ride (ARG), More Than Ready, Kitten’s Joy, Street Sense, Twirling Candy, Malibu Moon, Hard Spun, etc.

Lifetime statistics: 154 black type horses, 77 stakes winners, 26 Graded stakes winners, 5 champions, and progeny earnings of $71 million

2024 racing: Mike J, runner-up in the Gary P. Palmisano Memorial S.; Hermoso Hombre, third in the Limehouse S.; etc.

2023 racing: LUCYLOU WHO, winner of the Original Gold S. and West Virginia Cavada Breeders’ Classic S.; Massif, runner-up in the Laurel Futurity; Mesa Moon, runner-up in the TRAO Classic Sprint S.; Summer Day, placed in the Indian Maid H.; Mike J, placed in the Gary P. Palmisano Memorial S. and third in the Louisiana Champions Day Sprint S.; Jonny B Goney, placed in the Northern Lights Futurity; Knickersinatwist, placed in the Susquehanna Valley S.; winners at Aqueduct, Woodbine, Sam Houston, Charles Town, etc.

2022 racing: PROVEN STRATEGIES, runner-up in the Select S.; Lucylou Who, runner-up in the Its Binn Too Long S.; Ima Sky Traveler, runner-up in the Bara Lass S.; Gentleman Joe, placed in the John B. Campbell S.; Mike J, placed in the Louisiana Champions Day Sprint S.; etc.

2021 racing: SCARLETT SKY, winner of the Transylvania S. (G3); SWEET BYE AND BYE, winner of the Sand Springs S. and runner-up in the Marshua’s River S. (G3); MOUNT ASGARD, winner of the CTHS Sales S.; PROVEN STRATEGIES, placed in the Connaught Cup (G3) and runner-up in the Red Bank S.; 2YO filly Belarus, runner-up in the Lady Finger S.; Mesa Moon, runner-up in the Oklahoma Classics Sprint S.; Summer Day, runner-up in the Mike Spellman Memorial S.; Cielo d’Oro, placed in the Bison City S. and the Wonder Where S.; etc.

2020 racing: PROVEN STRATEGIES, winner of the Toronto Cup S. and runner-up in the Pennine Ridge S. (G2)HIGHLAND GLORY, winner of the Sanibel Island S. and runner-up in the Wonder Again S. (G3); SKY PROMISE, winner of the Temperence Hill S.; HIGHLAND SKY, runner-up in the Bowling Green S. (G2); EYEINTHESKY, runner-up in the Royal North S. (G2);  SWEET BYE AND BYE, placed in the Noble Damsel S. (G3); etc.

Named a 2020 Value Sire by the TDN: “You couldn’t prove a mare at a better fee.”

4 Juvenile Stakes Winners in 2019: 2YO filly PERFECT ALIBI, winner of Spinaway S. (G1) and Adirondack S. (G2); FLY SO PRETTY, winner of the Stewart Manor S.; IRISH MIAS, winner of the Laurel Futurity; MERU, winner of the Smoke Glacken S. and runner-up in the Nashua S. (G2)

Other stakes horses in 2019: HIGHLAND SKY, winner of the John’s Call S. and placed in the Belmont Gold Cup Inv. S. (G2); SKY PROMISE, winner of the John Bullit S.; EYEINTHESKY, winner of the Galway S. and Mizdirection S.; WORKAHOLIC, winner of the Cicada S.; LEADEM IN KEN, winner of the Stonerside Sprint S.; SWEET BYE AND BYE, runner-up in the Athenia S. (G3); Avie’s Mesa, runner-up in the Singspiel S. (G3); etc.

Leading sire of 2019 Saratoga Summer race meet by number of stakes winners

2019 sales: 2YOs of $300,000$170,000, etc. Yearlings up to $230,000

Sire of GRADE 1 WINNERS on every surface

Sky Mesa


G1-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

Graded Stakes Wins:

$200,000 Hopeful S. (G1)
$400,000 Breeders’ Futurity (G2)

Sky Mesa
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Race Record

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. at Saratoga (G1, 7f in 1:23.08, defeating Pretty Wild, Zavata, Storm Cadet, Roaring Fever, Rights Reserved).
  • Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland (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. at Monmouth Park (G1, 9f, to Peace Rules, defeating Funny Cide, Wild and Wicked, Max Forever, Kool Humor, etc.)

3rd at 3

  • Dwyer S. at Belmont Park (G2, 8.5f, to Strong Hope, Nacheezmo, defeating Private City, Best Minister, Go Rockin’ Robin, etc.).

Progeny Photos


Sky Mesa filly scores her first stakes win with ease

Lucylou Who drew off in the final furlong of the $75,000 Original Gold S. Apr. 16 at Charles Town Races ...

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Undefeated Sky Mesa 2yo gets first stakes win

Mount Asgard won a hard-fought battle in Monday's $50,000 CTHS Sales S. by a neck over Just Jimmy to get ...

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Scarlett Sky finishes with a flourish to prevail in G3 Transylvania S.

Out of the picture with a furlong to run in Friday's $150,000 Transylvania S. (G3), Scarlett Sky flew past the ...

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