New to Prestige Stallions for 2017 is Classic racehorse and sire EMPIRE MAKER’s son SUNS OUT GUNS OUT, winner of $327,451. Bred by Creston Farm the 2009 colt brought $75,000 at the Keeneland September yearling sale after selling to Hoby Kight, Hoby and Layna Kight resold SUNS OUT GUNS OUT at the Fasig-Tipton Florida Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training for $325,000 to Buzz Chace, agent for West Point Thoroughbreds.
Placed at 2, SUNS OUT GUNS OUT broke his maiden at Saratoga at 3 in a 1 1/8 mile dirt race, an $85,000 maiden special weight. His next start was the Oklahoma Derby where he was less than 2 lengths from the winner. On the board in all five of his next starts, SUNS OUT GUNS OUT returned to the winner’s circle at in a 1 mile 70 yard allowance at Indiana Grand.
Fourth to Eldaafer, Indian Jones and Pool Play in the Grade 3 Greenwood Cup Stakes at Parx, trainer Dale Romans wheeled him back to allowance company where he won by 4 ¾ lengths. The Breeders’ Cup Marathon S.-G2 was the next test at Santa Anita. Finishing fourth by 2 ½ lengths from the winner SUNS OUT GUNS OUT was able to turn the tables on Indian Jones and Pool Play, where the European invader London Bridge won by a length.
SUNS OUT GUNS OUT made his last career start a winning one at Gulfstream in March of his 5-year-old season, defeating the very fast Stormin Monarcho by 3 ¼ lengths in 1:34.61 for the mile race. From 26 starts SUNS OUT GUNS OUT was on the board 19 times.
Race and (Stakes) Record
Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 3 0 0 1
3 10 1 2 1
4 11 2 2 2
5 2 1 1 0
Totals: 26 4 5 4
4th Breeders’ Cup Marathon-G2 (dftg. Indian Jones, Old Time Hockey, Pool Play, Commander, Cease, Ever Rider (ARG))
4th Greenwood Cup Stakes-G3 (dftg. Sky Venture, Charlie Bull, Chief Energy)
4th Oklahoma Derby (dftg. Prospective, Daddy Nose Best, Master Rick, Ted’s Folly, Speightscity, Diamond Joe)
EMPIRE MAKER returned to the U.S. from Japan and entered stud at Gainesway in 2016 for $100,000. While initially standing at Juddmonte Farm in Kentucky he sired champion ROYAL DELTA ($4,811,126, Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic-G1, twice, etc.), Santa Anita Derby-G1 winner PIONEEROF THE NILE (sire of Triple Crown Winner AMERICAN PHAROAH, etc.), Arkansas Derby-G1 winner BODEMEISTER, etc.
Out of the ARCH mare ANGLE ARCH, SUNS OUT GUNS OUT’s second dam is the successful DEPUTYMINISTER broodmare MAID’S BROOM, dam of multiple graded stakes winning millionaire and sire TENPINS, multiple stakes winners IT’S A SWEEP and OVERRIDE BATTLE and stakes winning filly DUST AROUND. Third dam OVERREACTION was the graded stakes placed daughter of NODOUBLE and BAMBEE T. T., by BETTER BEE.
SUNS OUT GUNS OUT entered stud in 2016. New to Prestige for the 2017 season, this gorgeous son of EMPIRE MAKER is his sire’s only son standing in the Sunshine State.
SUNS OUT GUNS OUT
Empire Maker–Angel Arch, by Smart Strike
2017 Fee: $2,500
2017 Fee: 2,500 S&N