• Pulpit - Caress, by Storm Cat
  • Fee: $12,500 S&N
  • Height: 16.1 ½
  • Entered Stud: 2004
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8% stakes winners and 16% 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: 142 black type horses, 73 stakes winners, 25 Graded stakes winners, 5 champions, and progeny earnings of over $60 million

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)

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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’s Proven Strategies rides the rail to Toronto Cup win

Proven Strategies earned his first career stakes win Saturday in the $100,000 Toronto Cup at Woodbine, giving Sky Mesa his ...

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Sky Mesa’s Highland Glory takes Sanibel Island S. in black type debut

Highland Glory is a perfect two-for-two on the turf after her gallant victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Sanibel Island S. at ...

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Sky Promise wins first running of Temperence Hill S.

Sky Mesa’s multiple graded stakes winner Sky Promise made up 15 lengths in the final half-mile to win the inaugural ...

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