Paynter (by Awesome Again out of Tizso, by Cee’s Tizzy) was a brilliant Grade 1 winner for Bob Baffert who became a fan favorite after he overcame a bout of laminitis and successfully returned to the races. As a stallion, he has consistently been among the leaders of his sire crop, with 15 stakes winners so far from his first three crops, including Grade 1-winning 2YO Knicks Go (who added the 2020 G1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile to his resume), 2020 Grade 3 winner Harpers First Ride, 2020 Canadian classic winner Merveilleux, 2020 2YO stakes winner Positivity, etc.
His stats make him excellent value at his 2021 advertised stud fee of 10,000 LFSN, and he is the perfect stallion to start out a young mare’s breeding career. Chris McGrath recently highlighted Paynter’s appeal in the TDN.
A tall, strong-bodied horse with great balance and bone, Paynter is by the leading sire Awesome Again (also sire of HOTY and leading sire Ghostzapper) out of a full-sister to HOTY and leading sire Tiznow.
He stands at stud at WinStar Farm in Kentucky. we helped a client acquire a share in Paynter during 2020 prior to Knicks Go’s victory at the BC.
Paynter wins the G1 Haskell
Paynter’s first-crop son Knicks Go wins the G1 Breeders’ Futurity at 2