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"Sire of Multiple Classic Winner War Emblem"
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Emblem is an outstanding tribute to the legendary breeding
program of the late Ogden Phipps. The Phipps philosophpy
of breeding the best to the best has been responsible for
such leading sires as Bold Ruler, Seeking the Gold and Private
Account. With current progeny earnings of over $4.6 million,
Our Emblem has sired five 2002 stakes winners, including
Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Haskell Invitational
Handicap winner, War Emblem. Our Emblem stands as the latest
stallion to foster the legacy of Phipps-bred sires.
Our Emblems pedigree is impeccable. He is the son
of Sire of Sires Mr. Prospector, sire of 177 Stakes Winners,
15 Champions, 44 Grade 1 Winners and 106 Graded Stakes Winners.
Mr. Prospectors sons include Fappiano, Seeking the
Gold, Gone West, Forty Niner, Woodman and Gulch. His progeny
earnings on the racetrack are currently approaching an astounding
The maternal side of Our Emblems heritage is no less
impressive. He is out of Champion Personal Ensign, the undefeated
Breeders Cup Winner and Broodmare of the Year. She
herself is out of Broodmare of the Year, Grecian Banner.
Personal Ensign is the dam of 3 Grade 1 Winners including
multiple Grade 1 Winner, My Flag, winner of the Breeders
Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1). Were it not for a nose defeat
in the Grade 1 Carter Handicap, Our Emblem would have been
the fourth Grade 1 Winner for Personal Ensign.
On the racetrack Our Emblem showed himself to be a premium
example of speed, class and soundness. He ran 6 furlongs
over the Belmont dirt in 1:08.4 winning by 7 lengths. He
bested his own time of 1:21.4 over 7 furlongs at Gulfstream
Park by running 1:21.2 in the Grade 1 Carter Handicap. Our
Emblem also placed in the Grade 1 Vosburgh Stakes and the
Grade 1 Metropolitan as well as the Tom Fool (G2), the Forego
(G2), the Commonwealth Breeders Cup Stakes (G2), The
Westchester Handicap (G3) and The Gulfstream Park Breeders
Cup Sprint Championship Handicap (G3). He retired sound
after 27 starts from 2 to 5. Our Emblems performance
as a leading sire in 2002 has been nothing short of astonishing.
From limited opportunities, with only 35 foals in his first
crop, he has sired five 2002 stakes winners, three of which
are graded. His stakes winners include Arkansas Derby (G2)
winner, Private Emblem, Railbird Stakes (G3) winner, September
Secret and Eclipse Champion hopeful, War Emblem (G1). After
taking the Kentucky Derby gate-to-wire, War Emblem fought
hard, stalking the pace, to ultimately prevail in the Preakness
Stakes. War Emblem reaffirmed his position at the top of
the three year-old class by winning the Grade 1 Haskell
Invitational Handicap, in dominating fashion, becoming the
only horse in history to take both the Kentucky Derby and
the Haskell. The Haskell was the third million-dollar Grade
1 victory for Our Emblems son, War Emblem.
The future lies wide open for Our Emblem to carry-on the
legacy he was bred to maintain. He will stand his first
season at Taylor Made in 2003.