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Real Quiet
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"Grade 1 winner at 2,3,4" on right side "KY Derby / Preakness Winner" on left side.

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Real Quiet's performance on the racetrack was nothing short of spectacular. A five time Grade 1 winner, Real Quiet was one of the best, most consistent racehorses of recent years. He own's a stallion’s pedigree, prominently reflecting the breeding genius of Hall of Fame Trainer John Nerud. Real Quiet’s racing career and heritage both suggest he has tremendous potential as a leading sire.


Under the auspices of world-class trainer Bob Baffert, two-year-old Real Quiet won his maiden race at Santa Anita by 3 lengths. He then went on to capture the Grade 1 Hollywood Futurity, defeating eventual Eclipse Champion Artax. His Beyer Speed Figure earned in the Hollywood Futurity was the highest two-year-old Beyer of any Kentucky Derby winner.

Real Quiet’s three-year-old season showcased his high intensity and racing brilliance. In an outstanding crop of three-year-olds which included Coronado’s Quest, Victory Gallop, Artax, Grand Slam, Old Trieste, Cape Town, Favorite Trick and Indian Charlie, Real Quiet represented the class of his class. He valiantly overcame the relentless attack of Victory Gallop in the shadow of the twin spires to become the winner of the 124th Kentucky Derby. He then went on to sail under the wire with 2 1/2 lengths to spare while winning the Preakness Stakes. At the Belmont Stakes, in front of a crowd of 80,162 cheering fans and millions of viewers worldwide, Real Quiet was denied the final jewel of the Triple Crown by the bob of a head in a photo finish. Just one jump beyond the wire, Real Quiet surged forward and stuck his nose in front of Victory Gallop again. Were the Belmont Stakes a mile-and-a-half and 11 inches, Champion Real Quiet would be history’s 12th Triple Crown winner. His dual classic winning season earned him the Eclipse award for three-year-old colt.

As a four-year-old, Real Quiet won the Grade 1 Hollywood Gold Cup, defeating Breeders’ Cup Classic runner-up and $2.8 million earner, Budroyale. He defeated Grade 1 winners Free House and Precocity while winning the Grade 1 Pimlico Special. He retired to stud with career earnings of $3,271,802. Real Quiet’s pedigree suggests he has every right to be a leading sire. He hails from the Fappiano sire line, one of the hottest paternal lines in racing today, out of an In Reality line mare. You could say he is bred ‘Nerud on Nerud.’ Hall of Famer John Nerud’s bloodlines have been responsible for a host of first-class leading sires, from Fappiano to Cozzene to Unbridled.

Real Quiet’s sire, Quiet American, is by sire of sires and exceptional miler, Fappiano. Quiet American is in-bred two-by-three to the fastest miler of all time, Dr. Fager. Dr. Fager set the world mark for the mile in 1:32:01. True to his genetic parentage, Quiet American ran the mile in 1:32:04 while winning the Grade 1 NYRA Mile.

Real Quiet’s dam hails from the In Reality sire line, another branch of the Nerud Dynasty. His third dam, Gay Hostess, is the dam of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, Majestic Prince. In addition, his third dam produced a two-year-old champion. Real Quiet’s pedigree undoubtedly shows he was bred to run and win the way he did.

As a freshman sire in 2002 Real Quiet’s performance in the sales ring has had several highlights. After having a colt go for $200,000 at the Fasig-Tipton July sale he lit up the board at Keeneland September with a $320,000 filly signed for by Buzz Chace. He soon topped that sale with a filly bought by S. David Plummer fetching $450,000 .

Five time Grade 1 Winner and Kentucky Derby Champion Real Quiet stands at Penn Ridge Farm in Harrisburg, PA. He stands for $10,000.

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