(Kitten's Joy - Taxable Deduction, by Prized)
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A well balanced graded stakes winning son of the phenomenal North American turf sire Kitten’s Joy, North America’s Leading General Sire of 2013 and Leading Turf Sire every year 2013-2018. Suntracer is out of the multiple stakes-winning Prized mare Taxable Deduction.
Suntracer won 4 stakes races on the turf from one mile to 1 1/8 miles. His style of running mirrors that of his sire Kitten's Joy, displaying tremendous SPEED and it earned him over $800,000 in lifetime earnings.
As a May foal, Suntracer ran four times late in his 2-year-old year, winning a maiden special weight at the Fair Grounds and finishing third in an allowance race.
At three, he had nine starts, winning an allowance race at Gulfstream and Keeneland before taking on stakes competition. He placed second in three stakes races, including the Grade 2 American Derby and Grade 3 Hawthorne Derby and closed the year with a win in the Woodchopper Stakes at the Fair Grounds.
In his first start at 4, Suntracer finished fourth in the Col. E.R. Bradley Handicap-G3 despite suffering a scratched cornea from debris during the race and stepping on a screw. Fitted with an eye protecting cup, he took part of the year off. He came back to finish second in the Black Tie Affair and third in the Stars and Stripes Stakes-G3 at Arlington. Suntracer went on to win the Illinois Owners Stakes at Arlington and Hawthorne’s Robert F. Carey Memorial Handicap.
Making seven starts in the last eight months of his 5-year-old season, Suntracer lit the board six times. He raced with many of the best that season, including The Pizza Man, Dark Cove and Ioya Bigtime.
Eight more starts at 6, over nine months with the tenacity that had become distinctly Suntracer, he won the Grade 3 Kentucky Cup Turf Stakes after four on the board performances in graded stakes at four different tracks. In the 1 1/2 miles over Kentucky Downs’ undulating turf course, Suntracer “was all heart, coming from last on the sweeping final turn while closing eight paths wide in the stretch to strike the front.” Suntracer’s final start, the Grade I Pattison Canadian International Stakes at Woodbine where he rallied belatedly to finish fifth.
Soon after he finished his last race, we discovered Suntracer was suffering from pneumonia and again his will and heart would pull him through.
Suntracer entered stud in 2016 at Stonewalls Prestige Stallions, his first foals are yearlings in 2018. He is now available to the Quarter Horse industry. His strength and durability backed by elite pedigree will cross well on your Quarter mares.