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Stallion Spotlight June II: Demand the Best
« on: June 23, 2018, 08:59:40 pm »
A bit late, but here we go!

Stallion Spotlight: June II

 ICh. Demand the Best
2011 chestnut Thoroughbred stallion, 15.3hh
WCh. Crystal Rainbow x GCh. Go for Glory, by Lonesome Glory

Bred and owned by Cricket Hill, Demand the Best won multiple stakes races during all three years he competed. Winner of G1 races Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, Sussex Stakes, Cigar Breeders’ Stakes, Toorak Handicap, Omaha Breeders’ Stakes, and board placings in major events such as the Dubai Sheema Classic and Breeders’ Cup Mile. During his career he set 2 speed records for 10+ furlongs, banked over $4 million, and won 15 of his 57 starts with an 83% OTB rating. A turf specialist, he won from 5f to 11.5f on the turf but was runner-up in dirt graded stakes races.

During his career he beat stallions Eighteen Karat, Blue Smoke, Dr. Evil, I’m No Fool, Almost Precious, Irish Gold, Carrowmore, One Lucky Soul, and others.

After three seasons on the track, Demand the Best retired completely sound.

His sire, CRYSTAL RAINBOW, had 218 foals, 18 stakes winners and 8 MSW’s including ICh. City Upon a Hill, GCh. Quest for Victory, Ch. Corunda, Ch. Tanzanite, Ch. Inner Light, Ch. Excessive Passion, Ch. Jazz and Cocktails. Crystal Rainbow has produced two silver-ranked daughters. The Rainbow Quest line has produced two gold mares and 37 MSW’s.

His dam GO FOR GLORY, produced 11 foals, 8 winners, and 7 stakes winners, and 6 MSW’s including 5 millionaires. In addition to Demand the Best, she also produced MSW’s WCh. Toast of the Town, NCh. Thank Goodness, GCh. Aziraphale, Ch. Initforthelonghaul, Ch. Meet Your Maker. Go for Glory was a millionaire and SW on the track.

At the time of this post, Demand the Best is BRONZE ranked with his oldest foals being five. Demand the Best has sired 6 crops with 62% starters, 48% winners, and 5% stakes winners. He has sired 4 MSW’s.

Out of 68 current stallions w/ started offspring:
  • 16th in highest winning percentage of offspring
  • 33th in offspring earnings
  • 28th in highest G1-placed offspring
  • 45th in highest G1-winning offspring

Leading Earners
  • CH. UNANIMOUS ($473,850), G2 Dunston Stakes, Ungr. Kings Point Handicap, 3rd G1 Irish Grand National, etc.
  • CH. LABOR OF LOVE ($444,500), G2 San Gorgonio Handicap, G3 Beaugay Handicap, etc.
  • CH. BEST SAYING ($377,000), G2 Bonnie Miss Stakes, G3 Kingston Town Stakes, 2nd G2 Orchid Handicap, G2 Del Mar Oaks, G3 First Lady Handicap, etc.
  • CH. BEST CRYSTAL ($262,700), Ungr. Joseph A. Gimma, 2nd G2 Adirondack Stakes, G2 Del Mar Deputante, 3rd G2 Remsen Stakes, etc.
  • CH. BEST TIME ($168,750), 2nd G3 Asian Beau Staks, G3 Debonair Stakes, etc.

Foals for Thought
With his oldest foals only being four, it’s a little hard to give a full assessment of foal tendencies. However, looking at his 13 SW/SP foals, 6 of his foals scored their first SW or SP at age 4, 5 at age 4 or older, and 2 at age two. Most seem to do better with age, though many who failed to win or place in a stakes until older did manage wins at two. There seems to be a fairly even variety between his dirt, turf, and steeplechase foals so dam may be a heavy influence--or, as Demand the Best was untested at SC, he may throw all three.

Of his 6 MSW/MSP foals, 3 have suffered injuries: 1 bowed a tendon, 1 had limping, and 1 with limping and a cut. However, the dam of all 3 injured foals suffered injuries as well.

Good news for breeders! His 6 MSW/MSP foals all had different damsires, so there is a very good chance he makes for an excellent outcross for a variety of mares. But, for your reference, those six broodmare sires are Twin Oaks, Magic Man, Cigar, What’s It Worth, Irish River, and Who Says.

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Demand the Best currently stands in New York at Cricket Hill for $6,000

He is BC nominated and he does not require approval to breed to.
Please share your own foals and successful crosses below.
Home of stallions ICh. Blue Smoke, NCH. French Ruby, NCh. Nobly Regal

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Re: Stallion Spotlight June II: Demand the Best
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2018, 05:22:22 am »
I bred two colts by him; one is retired Te Come El Coco. He never seemed to grow up to his estimated height, which seems typical for his siblings too. Perhaps I should retire the dam, but she is my foundation mare so I'd like to continue her line somehow... with decent offspring. The other is Don Quixote, now owned by DJ Racing & Stud and looking quite successful with four wins from five starts last year.

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Re: Stallion Spotlight June II: Demand the Best
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2018, 01:36:54 pm »
Currently own 3 foals by Demand the Best, though one is slated for the Mixed Auction as I cannot seem to figure him out, and a second was recently acquired as a project and has gone unraced this year as he rests up (hadn't been home in over a year when we purchased him). The third is Vampris who finished 3rd in an ungraded last April.
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Re: Stallion Spotlight June II: Demand the Best
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2018, 11:50:06 pm »
Thanks for the write up, Shelbie!

We have a number of Demand the Best foals, but we're still trying to figure them out.

I do think you're spot on about his foals doing better as they get older -- that jives with what I've seen.

With regards to the steeplechase question --his dam was a steeplechaser and Lonesome Glory (grandsire on his dam's side)  is a steeplechase sire. He's sired ICh. Magic Glory and NCh. Camelot (both SCers).

Here are the runners we have in our barn.

Cherry on Top (4yo m. out of Cherry Flavoured)
2yo: 3 0-0-1-1
3yo: 6 1-2-2-0
4yo: 6 0-0-0-1

Chimney Swift (2yo f. out of Swan Song by What's It Worth)
2yo: 3 1-0-0-1

Demand A Copy (3yo c. out of Carbon Copy by Cross Roads)
2yo: 6(1) 2-1-2-0
3yo: 6(3) 0-0-0-0

Gone Fishin' (4yo S. out of Final Tour by Captain Jack)
2yo: 2 0-0-2-0
3yo: 6 0-2-3-1
4yo: 6 1-1-1-0

Helen of Troy (3yo f. out of Forbidden City by King David)
2yo: 4 1-1-1-0
3yo: 6(3) 1-2(1)-0-2(1)

In High Demand (2yo c. out of Say It Right by Secretary)
2yo: 3 1-0-0-0

Labor of Love (5yo m. out of Lonely River by Irish River)
2yo: 19(1) 0-3-6-4
3yo: 12(2) 3-4-0-2(1)
4yo: 6(4) 2(1)-0-1-1(1)
5yo: 6(6) 2(2)-0-1(1)-1(1)

Myoko (4yo m. out of Sacred Hill by Highland Wizard)
2yo: 5 0-3-0-0
3yo: 6(2) 3-1(1)-1
4yo: 5(2) 0-0-1-2(1)

Nightcrawler (3yo f. out of Nighttime Strider by Strider)
2yo: 4 0-0-0-0
3yo: 6 0-1-0-2

Polychrome (3yo c. out of Spinning Hill by AP Indy)
2yo: 6 2-1-2-1
3yo: 5(4) 1-1(1)-0-0

Seduction (4yo s. out of Fleeting Beauty by Forget It)
2yo: 2 0-0-1-0
3yo: 7 2-2-1-0
4yo: 5 0-0-1-1

Stranger Danger (3yo c out of Daytona Beach by What's Debatable)
2yo: 4 0-0-1-1
3yo: 5(2) 1-1-2(1)-0

« Last Edit: June 28, 2018, 11:55:44 pm by CricketHill »