First foal a filly for Taylor Made Stallions’ Knicks Go
Saturday, January 14, 2023
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Taylor Made Stallions’ Horse of the Year Knicks Go, a five-time Grade 1 winner and two-time Breeders’ Cup winner, sired his first reported foal when a filly bred by Alex and Kendra Penn was born on Thursday evening, Jan. 12. The filly is produced from the Pioneerof the Nile mare Seeking a Star, a half-sister to 2-year-old stakes winner Miss Interpret and out of a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Paulassilverlining, the dam of Artorius, impressive winner of the 2022 Curlin S. at Saratoga.

As a 5-year-old in 2021, Knicks Go was in a class by himself. Gate-to-wire winner of the $6,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Del Mar in a final time of 1:59.57 for the 1 ¼ miles—just two clicks off Candy Ride’s (ARG) 18-year track record—Knicks Go also annexed that year’s $3,000,000 Pegasus World Cup Invitational S. (G1) at Gulfstream Park, and the prestigious $1,000,000 Whitney S. (G1) at Saratoga en route to being named Longines World’s Best Racehorse and Eclipse Award Horse of the Year, as well as Champion Older Male at year’s end.

At four, Knicks Go became the fastest miler in Keeneland history after winning the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) in a new track record time of 1:33.85. He demonstrated his precocity at two, winning the $500,000 Breeders’ Futurity (G1) at Keeneland by a dominating 5 ½ lengths. All told, Knicks Go banked $9,258,135 in a stellar racing career and was a Grade 1 winner at two, four, and five. Knicks Go recorded eight triple-digit Beyers, including a 113—ranking as the fastest stakes winner of 2021.

With 151 mares in his first book, Knicks Go ranked as a Top 5 Freshman Sire by 2022 CI and CPI and he saw his first in-foal mares sell for up to $480,000 last year. His stud fee is $15,000 S&N for 2023. For more information on Knicks Go, contact Travis White at (859) 396-3508 or Brock Martin at (270) 498-3722.

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