DADDY LONG LEGS 2019 Fee: $10,000 S&N

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Scat Daddy - Dreamy Maiden, by Meadowlake
2009, CH, Height: 16.1

"He has a very attractive head, a good clean neck that ties in great to a laid back shoulder, short cannon bones, and his hocks and knees are close to the ground. He has big, good feet. He has a fantastic walk and tracks well. He has great presence and seems to have a great mind. I think you could breed any type of mare to him and he has no major flaws. Grade A — I love this horse. He looks like a blend of Scat Daddy and Meadowlake, who were both great-looking. He could be our next Saint Ballado."

Conformation notes from Frank Taylor

Champion First-Crop Sire by Scat Daddy
  • 2019 US Racing: MONTAUK DADDY became his sire's first NA winner, going gate to wire in a Belmont MdSpWt to win by 1 3/4 lengths Lasix-free
  • Multiple G2W on multiple surfaces
  • Champion First-Crop Sire in Chile
  • North America’s only proven son of SCAT DADDY, who is already seeing success as a sire of sires with No Nay Never, leading European first-crop sire in 2018
  • 5 SHs and 2 GSWs from his first crop in Chile, including:
    • Champion 2YO colt FALLEN FROM HEAVEN, G1 winner of dirt, G2 winner on turf
    • 2YO filly ATOMICKA, dirt G3 winner in her stakes debut by 5 3/4 lengths
  • 11.3% stakes winners to runners
  • At two: 3 ¼-length winner of the prestigious Royal Lodge S. (G2) at Newmarket, defeating Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) winner Wrote
  • At three: defeated a top-class field in Meydan’s $2 million U.A.E. Derby (G2) to earn a berth in the starting gate for the Kentucky Derby (G1)
  • By sire phenomenon Scat Daddy, "the Galileo of Chile" — sire of 29 GSWs in Chile from 6 SH crops
  • Out of a Keeneland stakes-winning mare; highest-priced SCAT DADDY yearling at F-T July 2010.

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Recent News for DADDY LONG LEGS

Saturday, July 6, 2019
Taylor Made Stallions Daddy Long Legs was represented by his first North American winner on Saturday when Montauk Daddy won a maiden special weight at Belmont Park...
Thursday, April 18, 2019
A colt from the first crop of millionaire Daddy Long Legs worked a quarter-mile in :20 3/5 Thursday, the fastest move at the distance...
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Champion California Chrome and Champion Sire Daddy Long Legs have arrived at Taylor Made Stallions, and the farm is hosting Open Houses for breeders on Tuesday, Dec. 18, and Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day to feature a viewing of the farm’s stallions for the upcoming breeding season. Food and refreshments will be served and every registered guest will receive a free round of golf at Thoroughbred Golf Course.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Multiple Graded stakes-winning millionaire Daddy Long Legs, a son of Scat Daddy, has been purchased by Taylor Made Stallions, Phoenix Thoroughbreds, and KatieRich Farms and will stand the upcoming breeding season at Taylor Made for $10,000 S&N after relocating from Haras Cordillera in Chile.


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"My family has been training horses over this track for nearly 20 years and have developed a lot of nice horses. Every once in awhile a horse will truly stand out and this DLL colt (Hip #647) is training like one of those rare standouts. He’s as fast as any horse we’ve ever had here and just does everything the right way."
Jesse Hoppel, Coastal Equine LLC
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Mating Recommendations for DADDY LONG LEGS

By: Alan Porter

"A dominating winner of the Royal Lodge Stakes (G2) over such as Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) scorer, Wrote, at two, Daddy Long Legs was a decisive winner of the UAE Derby (G2) at three. He is by sire sensation, Scat Daddy, and has a stakes winning first and second dam. He has been a sire sensation with his first crop two-year-olds in Chile, with five stakes horses, including a Champion Two-Year-Old Colt"

Daddy Long Legs has first crop Champion Two-Year-Old Fallen From Heaven out of a mare by a son of Sadler’s Wells, and Daddy Long Legs’ second dam is by Champion Apalachee, who is out of Horse of the Year, Moccasin, a sister to Thong, third dam of Sadler’s Wells, and granddam of Nureyev. Sources of Sadler’s Wells include El Prado and sons Medaglia d’Oro, Kitten’s Joy, Artie Schiller and Borrego (broodmare sire of Scat Daddy grade one winner Nickname), as well as Horse Chestnut, Powerscourt (broodmare sire of a Scat Daddy stakes winner), Magician and Cape Blanco. There is also a Scat Daddy grade one winner out of a mare by a son of Nureyev, sire of Theatrical, Spinning World, Fasliyev and Atticus.

Daddy Long Legs has a third dam by Champion Viceregal, a brother to the outstanding stallion, Vice Regent, the sire of Deputy Minister. It was the cross of Scat Daddy with Deputy Minister grandson, Ghostzapper that produced Triple Crown winner Justify. There is also a Scat Daddy graded winner out of a mare by Awesome Again – sire of Ghostzapper – a Scat Daddy graded winner out of a mare by Deputy Minister son, Silver Deputy (sire of Posse and Badge of Silver) and a graded stakes winner out of a mare by French Deputy, with other Deputy Minister sources including Touch Gold, Dehere, Salt Lake, Forest Camp, Graeme Hall and Deputy Commander.

Daddy Long Legs has first crop graded winner Atomicka out of a mare by War Chant, a son of Danzig, and Scat Daddy’s son, No Nay Never – the Leading European Freshman Sire of 2018 – has done particularly well over Danzig line mares. Other sources of Danzig include Belong to Me (broodmare sire of a graded winner by Scat Daddy), Langfuhr (broodmare sire of a Scat Daddy stakes winner), Exchange Rate, War Front and Hard Spun.

Turning to the Mr. Prospector line, Scat Daddy has enjoyed tremendous success with mares from the Gone West branch, including a grade one winner out of a mare by Elusive Quality (sire of Quality Road and Smarty Jones), and a graded winner out of a mare by Grand Slam (sire of Limehouse). This would encourage trying mares by Speightstown (who gives a well-placed Storm Cat double) and his son, Munnings, Mr. Greeley (sire of El Corredor) and Proud Citizen. The cross of Scat Daddy with mares from the Forty Niner branch of Mr. Prospector has provided stakes winners out of a mares by End Sweep (sire of Trippi), Jules and Coronado’s Quest, and could also be tried through Distorted Humor (sire of Sharp Humor, Flower Alley, Jimmy Creed and Maclean’s Music), Gold Fever, Roar, Gold Case, Twining and Luhuk.

There is a grade two winner out of a mare by Smart Strike, and a graded winner out of a mare by that horse’s son, Curlin (who also brings in Deputy Minister), which also suggests daughters of Lookin At Lucky and English Channel. Storm Cat in general has been good over Thunder Gulch (who gives inbreeding to Storm Bird) and there are two stakes winners by Scat Daddy out daughter of that horse. Thunder Gulch is a son of Gulch (who would also be interesting through Court Vision). Scat Daddy has two stakes winners, including group one winner Skitter Scatter out of a mare by Mr. Prospector grandson, Street Cry (sire of Street Sense and Street Boss). Scat Daddy is sire of a graded winner out of a mare by Lemon Drop Kid (by Kingmambo) and two stakes winners, one graded, out of mares by Not For Love.

From the Fappiano branch of Mr. Prospector, there are five Scat Daddy line stakes winners. This includes a grade two winner out of a mare by Unbridled’s Song, and graded winners out of a mares by his sons, Rockport Harbor and Songandaprayear, and there are several sons of that stallion that appear possible here, including Half Ours, Buddha, Noonmark and Fiber Sonde all out of mares by Storm Cat, so a reverse Mr. Prospector/Storm Cat cross to Scat Daddy. Meanwhile, other sons of Unrbidled’s Song include First Defence, Midshipman, My Golden Song Dunkirk; Old Fashioned; Mission Impazible; Zensational; and Graydar.

Other sources of Unbridled would include Broken Vow (a Mr. Prospector/Nijinsky II cross like the dam of Scat Daddy; Eddington (whose dam is a Northern Dancer/Secretariat cross, like Storm Cat); Red Bullet; Political Force; Empire Maker, sire of Pioneerof the Nile and Bodemeister (who would give inbreeding to Storm Cat); and Grindstone, the sire of Birdstone (a reverse Mr. Prospector/Storm Bird cross to Scat Daddy). The Rubiano strain could be interesting as he is broodmare sire of a stakes winner by Scat Daddy, and is another Mr. Prospector/Nijinsky II cross. He might be found through Too Much Bling and Burning Roma, a Florida strain. It would also be worth considering introducing Fappiano through Quiet American (sire of Midnight Lute). The Storm Cat cross with Fappiano has also wrked through Cryptoclearance, sire of Victory Gallop, and grandsire of Candy Ride, who combines well with Storm Cat, and can be brought in through Twirling Candy and Sidney’s Candy (out of a Storm Cat mare).

It could also be worth introducing Mr. Prospector through Carson City, sire of City Zip, Lord Carson, Good and Tough, Cuvee, Pollard’s Vision and Five Star Day.

The Scat Daddy cross with A.P. Indy line mares has produced six stakes winners. From the Pulpit branch there is grade one winner Harmonzie out of a mare by Sky Mesa (out of a Storm Cat mare), and two stakes winners, one graded out of mares by Tapit (sire of Tapizar, Concord Point and Trappe Shot). Pulpit is also sire of the second dam of Scat Daddy’s Triple Crown hero, Justify, and additional sources include Corinthian, Ecclesiastic, Lucky Pulpit, Purge, Stroll and Power Broker. There is also a Scat Daddy graded stakes winner out of a mare by Mineshaft (sire of Dialed In, out of a Storm Cat mare, and of Discreetly Mine), Bernardini (sire of To Honor and Serve and Stay Thirsty) Congrats, Flatter and Girolamo. Other sons of A.P. Indy that could be considered are Majestic Warrior, Jump Start (out of a Storm Cat mare), Bernardini (sire of To Honor and Serve, and Stay Thirsty), and Take Charge Indy (by A.P. Indy out of a mare by Dehere, a Northern Dancer/Secretariat cross like Storm Cat).

Scat Daddy is sire of grade one winner Lady of Shamrock out of a mare by Blushing John, a son of Blushing Groom. He also has two stakes winners out of mares by Fantastic Light, a son of the Blushing Groom horse, Rahy. Other branches of Blushing Groom include Mt. Livermore (sire of Orientate and Housebuster) and Cherokee Run (sire of Kafwain and Yonaguska).

Scat Daddy has crossed well with Halo line mares, including graded stakes winners from daughters of Saint Liam and Sunriver (both by Saint Ballado, also sire of Captain Bodgit, Flame Thrower, Sweetsouthernsaint and Yankee Victor). This line might also be brought in through Devil’s Bag, a brother to Saint Ballado, and sire of Devil His Due and Diablo, and More Than Ready (sire of Ready’s Image).

Holy Bull is a strain that might work here and his son Macho Uno is half-brother to Awesome Again who has worked under Scat Daddy. He is also sire of Flashy Bull, Giacomo and Woke Up Dreaming (who would give inbreeding to Storm Cat).

Pedigree for DADDY LONG LEGS

Printable Blood-Horse Stallion Register Page | Dosage: DP = 11-1-3-3-0 (18) DI = 3.00 CD = 1.11
b. 2004
b. 1999
ch. 1993
b. 1993
ch. 1999
b. 1970 [BC]
b. 1990
ch. 1996
ch. 1983
b. 1969
ch. 1972
b. 1985
b. 1971 [B]
ch. 1975
DADDY LONG LEGS modified: 7/8/2019

Performance Record for DADDY LONG LEGS

Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd (SP) 3rd (SP) Earned
2 4 2 0 0 $108,909
3 5 1 0 0 $1,225,237
4 4 0 0 0 $9,085
5 3 0 0 0 $5,000
Totals 16 3 0 0 $1,348,231

Won at 2
  • Royal Lodge Stakes at Newmarket (G2, 8f, turf, by 3 1/4 lengths, defeating 5).
  • Maiden weight for age at Gowran Park (7f, turf, career debut, by 1 1/2 lengths, defeating 14).
Won at 3
  • U.A.E. Derby at Meydan (G2, 9.5f, tapeta, by 1 1/4 lengths, defeating 13 incl. multiple G1 winner Helmet (AUS)).
2018 2019 2020
Invest (7,500) (21,250) (21,250)
Reduction in tax 50,000
Federal Tax Rate 0.34 17,000 0 0
Value of two Breedings - 20,000 20,000
Net (Cost) Benefit 9,500 (1,250) (1,250)
Cumulative (Cost) Benefit 9,500 8,250 7,000
  • * Spend $7,500 in Year 1
  • * Receive $17,000 Tax Benefit in Year 1 based on executed Promissory Note
  • * Receive two breedings per year for the first four breeding seasons
  • ** After three years, net cash benefit of $7,000 + plus potential for Four Live Foals

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