Classy & Versatile Multiple G2 Winner of $821,693
- Undefeated at 3, winning the Robert Lewis S. (G2) in Stakes Record time of 1:40.76 to become the early favorite for the Kentucky Derby (G1).
- Grade 1 performer at 4, 5, and 6; Top-class from 6 furlongs to 1 1/8 miles.
- First or second in six Graded stakes, including runner-up by a nose in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1).
- #1 Older Male on Watchmaker Watch in 2011 after soundly defeating Sidney’s Candy in the Mervyn LeRoy H. (G2).
- $300,000 2-year-old in training purchase; Out of a half-sister to Eclipse Champion and Grade 1 sire SMOKE GLACKEN.
“He’s a special horse. Just a very classy horse to be around, very nice mind. Ton of talent.”
— Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella
Friday, March 09, 2012
Record-setting multiple graded stakes winner Crown of Thorns had the first mare checked in foal from his introductory book at stud. Crown of Thorns retired to CloverLeaf Farms II in Reddick, FL for 2012.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Crown of Thorns , a multiple graded stakes winner, will enter stud in 2012 at John and Susan Sykes’ Cloverleaf Farms II near Reddick, Fla.
- Age 2
- Broke maiden in 2nd start
- Age 3
- Won the Robert B. Lewis S. (G2)
- Age 4
- 2nd in the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1)
- 2nd in the Ancient Title S. (G1)
- Age 5
- 2nd in the Pat O'Brien S. (G1)
- 2nd in the Goodwod S. (G1)
- Age 6
- Won the Mervyn LeRoy H. (G1)
- 3rd in the Pat O'Brien S. (G1)