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Stallion Spotlight March II: Edinburgh
« on: March 15, 2018, 01:56:26 pm »

Stallion Spotlight: March II

GCh. Edinburgh
2009 dark bay Thoroughbred stallion, 16.3hh
NCh. Slew O’Scots x GCh. Cigarette – Cigar
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CAREER
Bred by KindleHope Farm, Edinburgh exchanged hands a few times before being purchased by Stillwater Farm in 2017. He had raced fairly lightly for a stallion, exceeding no more than 10 starts a year over a 5 year span. From 38 starts he won 11 races, including G1 events such as the Whitney Handicap, Victoria Racing Club Stakes, Dubai Golden Shaheen, Cantala Stakes, and Railway Stakes. He earned just over $3.5 million with an affinity for dirt sprint races, but flashed ability to win over a mile with stakes wins going 9-10 furlongs. His best years of racing came later at four and five, when he won 8 of his 19 starts when he finished off the board just 3 times in 18 starts during that time.

During his career he beat stallions Conflagration, Spock, Celtic Star, Golden Text, Almost Precious, Silver Wizard, I’m No Fool, Ace of Hearts, Formal Occasion, and others.

INJURY HISTORY
In five years of racing he suffered one injury: heat at the end of his 3yo season.

LINEAGE
His sire, SLEW O’ SCOTS, had 181 foals, 21 stakes winners and 15 MSW’s including 5 stallions currently at stud. These MSW’s include ICh. To Die For, NCh. Painted Raven, NCh. Away The Lads, GCh. Mantle of Power, GCh. St Kilda, GCh. Silver Slew, and GCh. ScottyDoesntKnow. He has 4 silver-ranked daughters with a few bronze, but most are still unranked with his oldest crop having just turned 13 years old. His 5 standing sons, aside from Edinburgh, are GCh. Mantle of Power (Bronze, 11 SW’s), ICh. To Die For (Unranked, 58% winners), NCh. Painted Raven (Unranked, 30% winners), and NCh. Away the Lads (Unranked, first crop hits the track this year).

His dam CIGARETTE, produced 9 foals, 8 winners, and 3 stakes winners. In additional to her sole MSW, Edinburgh, she produced stakes winners Ch. Silk Cat, Ch. Wacko Tobacco, and stakes placed Ch. A.P. Cigar and Ch. Remembrance. Two of her three daughters are still unranked, having only produced 4 foals between them. Her third daughter, Second Explosion, is bronze-ranked with 7 winners from 9 runners including 3 SP’s.

The combination of Slew O’Scots/Cigar has produced ICh. To Die For, stakes-placed Bronzewing, and multi-winner Monarch O'The Glen. Going back further, the Seattle Slew/Cigar cross has produced NCh. Guess What (Gold). He is only one of three stallions at stud with Cigar in the damline.

SIRE RECORD
At the time of this post, he is still unranked with his oldest foals having just turned three. Edinburgh has sired 4 crops with 26% starters, 12% winners. Please note he will be pretty low-ranked below, as he’s still fairly new!

Out of 57 current stallions w/ started offspring:
  • 55th in highest winning percentage of offspring
  • 54th in offspring earnings
  • 55th in highest G1-placed offspring

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Foals for Thought

At the moment it’s too early to say what his foals prefer, as most have been restricted to short 2yo races. He does seem to throw both dirt and turf horses, however, so he may be a solid sprint and classic sire on the flat. Might be best to suspect his foals will improve with age, just like him.

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Edinburgh currently stands in Kentucky at Stillwater Farm for $10,000
He is BC nominated and he not does require approval to breed to.

Please share your own foals and successful crosses below.
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Offline Shanthi

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Re: Stallion Spotlight March II: Edinburgh
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2018, 02:01:31 pm »
Yay, Eddie! :) Thanks for the writeup on our boy.

FYI to anyone interested in breeding to him: at the moment his only free booking this year is a single Aug 2 booking.

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Re: Stallion Spotlight March II: Edinburgh
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2018, 06:10:47 pm »
I currently have one Edinburgh runner, 3YO Towering Clover. Of 3 starts (all on dirt so far), she has yet to hit the board, but she does seem to be running decent times overall, with her best times being under 8f so far. It'll be interesting to see how she matures.

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Re: Stallion Spotlight March II: Edinburgh
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2018, 06:17:08 pm »
Right now my only Edinburgh foal is 2yo Hogmanay, who is half to MSW Ch. Cherries Jubilee and SW Ch. Get the Axe. He was a super late June baby so probably won't start training until July.
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Re: Stallion Spotlight March II: Edinburgh
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2018, 07:23:09 am »
Ooh he is a lovely horse. I remember spotting him when I searched for Freshman Sires in 2017. He was still a racehorse, but stud qualified, and owned by an inactive stable. Then he went under FF ownership and was consigned in the 2017 Annual Select Auction. I lost the bid on him but I won two nice broodmares then, who introduced great damlines in my herd. At the moment, Clicker Lab owns two homebreds by Edinburgh: 2yo Lazy Afternoon and a yearling Béthune. The filly was born early April and still has a lot to grow, so at the moment we're not expecting much from her 2yo career. The yearling colt is already much taller, but so is his dam. This year we'll be breeding Ch. Love Signal to Edinburgh.