to see back of hat
"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 stallions pedigree, prominently reflecting
the breeding genius of Hall of Fame Trainer John Nerud.
Real Quiets 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 Quiets three-year-old season showcased his high
intensity and racing brilliance. In an outstanding crop
of three-year-olds which included Coronados 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 historys 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 Quiets 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 Neruds
bloodlines have been responsible for a host of first-class
leading sires, from Fappiano to Cozzene to Unbridled.
Real Quiets 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 Quiets 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 Quiets pedigree undoubtedly shows he
was bred to run and win the way he did.
As a freshman sire in 2002 Real Quiets 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