The easiest matings to plan come when a mare has already had considerable success with a particular sire or sire-line and there is a suitable similar option to which she can return again — which is exactly the case in sending Waveland to Jump Start for 2019, in a Housatonic Recommended Mating.
Waveland’s first foal was Sailor’s Revenge, a stakes winner of ten races and $477,543, who was sired by Purge, a son of Pulpit (by A.P. Indy). And of her four additional foals of racing age, three have won and two of those (earners of $147k and $92k, respectively) are by other A.P. Indy-line stallions in Ecclesiastic (another son of Pulpit) and Majestic Warrior (by A.P. Indy himself) — so Waveland’s three best foals so far are all bred on this pattern, and Jump Start is far-and-away the best representative of the A.P. Indy-line in the Mid-Atlantic. In fact, Jump Start is the best stallion in the Mid-Atlantic for the last several years, period.
It certainly does not hurt that Waveland also delivered a Jump Start filly in 2018, which is a very impressive foal that we would be more than happy to duplicate.
Jump Start has produced seven foals of racing age out of daughters of Waveland’s sire Woodman, one of which is the Argentine stakes winner Dancera[ARG] — so the cross works from that angle as well. He also has four winners from four foals to race out of mares whose own broodmare sire is Caveat (which is the case with Waveland), so that’s another positive indicator for this mating.
In a breeding industry where folks seem hesitant to duplicate matings more than once, we think it makes all the sense in the world to go right back to what has already worked.
Jump Start’s daughter Sue’s Fortune wins the 2018 G2 Adirondack at Saratoga