We have have previously discussed how and why we believe that Fed Biz is poised to become an important sire, and are therefor excited to have been able to recommend him to a client as a mate for our recent auction purchase, Notassharpasuthink.
Notassharpasuthink is a daughter of Sharp Humor out of a Silver Hawk mare, and after selling for $170,000 as a 2-year-old in-training to Patti Miller, she went on to become a stakes-placed winner of three races and $173,393. Her first foal to race (High Rewards, by High Cotton) won three of her six starts in 2017, and her second foal (Sharp Money, by Currency Swap) was an $80,000 2-year-old in-training purchase last spring.
Notassharpasuthink is a full-sister to an earner of $126,307, and a half-sister to the stakes-placed winner Arabian Leopard (a $575,000 2-year-old in-training buy) and the winning Counterfactual (both by Scat Daddy). Their dam, Antoinette, is a half to the stakes-winning Excellent Band (by Dixieland Band) and the stakes-placed pair of Adventure at Sea (by Stormy Atlantic) and Rainsford (by Munnings).
Those successful runners by Scat Daddy and Stormy Atlantic are what led us to consider a Storm Cat-line mate for Notassharpasuthink in 2018 (especially since her two prior foals of racing age are already sired by stallions from the line of Dixieland Band), and given how similarly-bred Fed Biz is to Scat Daddy’s sire Johannesburg, we think he will make an excellent match for her.
A gorgeous specimen (he was a $950,000 yearling purchase), Fed Biz is from a female family tracing back to Narrate and her granddam Monarchy, a full-sister to Round Table, which has accounted for the successful stallions Pulpit, Tale of the Cat and Johannesburg (who, like Fed Biz, is sired by a son of Storm Cat). On the racetrack, Fed Biz won six of his 19 starts from 2 through 5, with victories on dirt and all-weather (he was also Grade 1-placed on turf), from 7 furlongs to a mile-and-a-sixteenth, setting track records at both ends of that distance spectrum. Fed Biz retired to WinStar for $12,500 in 2015, and his first foals were well-enough thought of to consider him a value sire heading into the 2017 breeding season (when he stood for $10,000, as he does in 2018), and they sold well again last year as yearlings, including a $300,000 colt. Fed Biz’s first 2-year-olds will reach the races in 2018.
In addition to the success that Notassharpasuthink’s relatives have had with Storm Cat-line sires, stallions from this line have achieved strong results with mares bred similarly to Notassharpasuthink, with Grade 1 winner Book Review and Grade 2 winner Caroline Thomas both being by Giant’s Causeway out of Distorted Humor mares, while Tale of the Cat (by Storm Cat and from the Narrate family, so bred similarly to Fed Biz) has a Grade 3 winner out of a Silver Hawk mare and another Group 3 winner out of a Red Ransom (by Silver Hawk’s sire, Roberto) mare whose dam is a half to Silver Hawk.
The versatility shown by both Fed Biz and Notassharpasuthink on the racetrack bodes well, also, as does the fact that physically the two are both good-sized, well-balanced horses with plenty of leg, who should make a nice like-to-like pairing.
Fed Biz sets a new track record in the G2 San Diego
Fed Biz sets a new track record in the G2 Pat O’Brien