Dialed In

Dialed In

THE PERFECT COMBINATION


Mineshaft / Miss Doolittle, by Storm Cat, 2008, DK B
Dialed In

THE PERFECT COMBINATION

  • 2020 racing: PRINCESS CADEY, winner of the Beyond the Wire S. and placed in the Delaware Oaks (G3) & Charles Town Oaks (G3); 6-time stakes winner CHALON, winner of the Incredible Revenge S. and Dashing Beauty S.; 2YO colt SUPER STOCK, winner of the Texas Thoroughbred Futurity and placed in the Iroquois S. (G3); BOURBON CALLING, winner of the Russell Road S.; MY OPINION (IND), winner of the South India St. Leger (G2); Finnick the Fierce, placed in the $500,000 Arkansas Derby (G1); Answer In, placed in the $750,000 Southwest S. (G3); etc.
  • 2020 sales: 2YOs sold for $310,000, $275,000, etc.
  • A leading fourth-crop sire by BTWs and BTHs in 2019: MUGARITZ, winner of the Berkeley H. (G3), G2-placed CHALON, winner of the Skipat S. and Roamin Rachel S., 2YO filly ONYX, winner of the Sharp Susan S. and Our Dear Peggy S., MS LOCUST POINT, winner of the Primonetta S., 2YO colt STRIVE FOR GLORY, winner of the Tipperary S. in Ireland, G2 winner/G1-placed MY OPINION (IND), Dubai World Cup (G1)-placed GUNNEVERA, Kentucky Jockey Club S. (G2) runner-up Finnick the Fierce, G3-placed Na Pali Spirit, Vantastic, Verb, What’sontheagenda, etc.
  • A leading third-crop sire of 2018 by BTWs, GSHs, G1SHs, and earnings; #1 Second-Crop Sire in 2017 with 12 BTHs; Champion First-Crop Sire of 2016
  • Lifetime: 32 BTHs, 16 GSHs, 14 BTWs, and over $18 million in progeny earnings
  • Winner of the stallion-making $1,000,000 Florida Derby (G1) and the $400,000 Holy Bull (G3) in just his second start
  • $475,000 Select yearling at Saratoga: "Dialed In was a beautifully balanced yearling, and he still is great looking.  That's why he was our catalog cover horse in 2011."—Bill Graves
  • By A.P. Indy’s Horse of the Year MINESHAFT, out of multiple stakes-producing dam, Miss Doolittle (by Storm Cat); second dam is Eclipse Champion 2-year-old ELIZA
  • Named a 2020 Proven Value Sire by TDN: "And remember that we’re talking about a really flamboyant individual—whether standing up or running. And, in terms of pedigree, he has a flawless 'stairwell' through his third generation: besides the familiar interplay of Secretariat’s daughters Weekend Surprise and Terlingua, respectively with Seattle Slew and Storm Bird, we have Mr Prospector with matriarch Up The Flagpole; and Mt. Livermore with Daring Bidder, who was responsible for GI Santa Anita Derby winner Dinard (Strawberry Road) as well as Dialed In’s champion second dam Eliza. Whatever percolates can only be class... this could prove a smart moment to get involved."TDN, 2/21/20

By Alan Porter

A spectacular winner over 6½ furlongs at Churchill Downs on his only start at two, and victorious in a vintage edition of the Florida Derby at three, A.P. Indy grandson Dialed In has rapidly established himself as an outstanding young sire.

Dialed In is out of a mare by Storm Cat, and is doing extremely well when crossed back over Storm Cat line mares. He already has graded stakes winning two-year-old The Tabulator out of a mare by Giant’s Causeway, and grade two winner Ms Locust Point out of mare by Giant’s Causeway son, First Samurai, which suggests trying mares by Giant’s Causeway son, Eskendereya, and by Freud, a brother to Giant’s Causeway. Dialed In also has multiple stakes winner Ruffenuff out of a mare by Storm Cat son, Forestry (sire of Discreet Cat and Shackleford), and stakes winning and graded placed Chalon out of a mare by Menifee (by Harlan, also sire of Harlan’s Holiday, and grandsire of Into Mischief). We can also note that Dialed In’s sire, Mineshaft, is responsible for the outstanding runner, It’s Tricky, out of a mare by Tale of the Cat (sire of Lion Heart), and other Storm Cat sons that appeal here are Hennessy (sire of Johannesburg, Henny Hughes, Cactus Ridge and Wiseman’s Ferry; grandsire of Scat Daddy), Bluegrass Cat, Bernstein, Catienus, Tabasco Cat, Cat Thief, Forest Wildcat (sire Wildcat Heir), High Yield, Sir Cat, Storm Boot, Storm Creek , Stormin Fever, Stormy Atlantic and Tactical Cat, all of whom have supplied the dams of A.P. Indy line stakes winners.

Storm Cat is a Northern Dancer line horse, and Dialed In is sire of stakes winner Montu out of a mare by Deputy Commander, from the Deputy Minister branch of that line. Mineshaft is sire of graded stakes winners from daughters of Deputy Minister and his son Silver Deputy (sire of Posse, Badge of Silver and Spring At Last), which also invites mares by such as Dehere (who has already worked well under A.P. Indy) as well as Touch Gold, Awesome Again (sire of Ghostzapper, Daaher, Toccet and Awesome of Course), French Deputy, Salt Lake and Forest Camp. Mineshaft also has a graded stakes winner out of a mare by Zilzal (a son of Nureyev, also sire of Theatrical, Stravinsky and Atticus) and a stakes winner out of a mare by Dixieland Band (sire of Dixie Union).

Out of mares from the Fappiano branch of Mr. Prospector, Dialed In is sire of Gunnevera, a multiple graded stakes winner of almost $3,000,000, out of a mare by Unbridled, and stakes winning and graded placed It’s Your Nickel out of a mare by Quiet American (sire of Real Quiet; grandsire of Midnight Lute). Unbridled sources include Unbridled’s Song (sire of Songandaprayer, Rockport HarborFirst DefenceMidshipman, Old FashionedHalf Ours, Zensational, Dunkirk and Even The Score), Broken Vow, Empire Maker (sire of Pioneerof the Nile and Bodemeister, who gives inbreeding to Storm Cat and A.P. Indy), Saarland (broodmare sire of graded stakes winner by a son of Dialed In’s sire, Mineshaft), Grindstone, Birdstone and Summer Bird (who would be very interesting). There is also a graded stakes winner by Mineshaft, out of a mare by Fappiano son, Rubiano (sire of Too Much Bling and Burning Roma).

>Mineshaft also crossed successfully with Mr. Prospector through several other branches, including getting grade one winner Effinex out of a mare by E Dubai; a graded winner out of a mare by Smart Strike (sire of Curlin, Lookin At Lucky and English Channel); stakes winners out of mares by Mr. Greeley and Came Home, sons of Gone West, also sire of Speightstown (who would give inbreeding to Storm Cat), Elusive Quality (sire of Smarty Jones and Quality Road) and Grand Slam; from daughters of Mutakddim and Petitionville, and his sire, Seeking the Gold (also sire of Cape Town); from Hansel and his sire, Woodman (with Not For Love, a three-quarters relative to Woodman also appealing); from Editor’s Note (a son of Forty Niner, who looks particularly good here, could also be brought in through Distorted Humor, Coronado’s Quest, End Sweep, Gold Fever, Jules, Roar, Tactical Advantage, Trippi and Twining); and from Afleet Alex (by Northern Afleet, whose sire Afleet is also broodmare sire of Mineshaft’s Kentucky Derby second Nehro).

Minehaft and sons have done well over mares from the Roberto branch of the Hail to Reason/Turn-to line, and he already has two stakes winners, one graded, out of mares by Kris S. (sire of Arch, You and I and Prized, himself broodmare sire of a Mineshaft line stakes winner) and a stakes winner out of a mare by Red Ransom, and a stakes winner out of a mare by Dynaformer.

MINESHAFT (USA)
dkb/br. 1999
A.P. INDY (USA)
dkb/br. 1989 [IC]
SEATTLE SLEW (USA)
br. 1974 [BC]
BOLD REASONING (USA)
MY CHARMER (USA)
WEEKEND SURPRISE (USA)*
b. 1980
SECRETARIAT (USA)  
LASSIE DEAR (USA)
PROSPECTORS DELITE (USA)*
ch. 1989
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
RAISE A NATIVE (USA)
GOLD DIGGER (USA)
UP THE FLAGPOLE (USA)*
dkb/br. 1978
HOIST THE FLAG (USA)
THE GARDEN CLUB (USA)
MISS DOOLITTLE (USA)
dkb/br. 1998
STORM CAT (USA)
br. 1983
STORM BIRD (CAN)
b. 1978
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
SOUTH OCEAN (CAN)
TERLINGUA (USA)
ch. 1976
SECRETARIAT (USA)  
CRIMSON SAINT (USA)
ELIZA (USA)
b. 1990
MT LIVERMORE (USA)
ch. 1981
BLUSHING GROOM (FR)
FLAMA ARDIENTE (USA)
DARING BIDDER (USA)
dkb/br. 1982
BOLD BIDDER (USA)
DARING STEP (USA)

Race Record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
2 1 1 0 0 $28,800
3 5 2 1 0 $910,406
4 1 0 0 0 $2,730
Totals 7 3 1 0 $941,936
Won at 2
  • MSW AT CHURCHILL DOWNS (6 ½F, DEFEATING NINJA BLADE, KRIEGSPEIL, THE FREAK, PHILIPPE, ETC.).
Won at 3
  • FLORIDA DERBY AT GULFSTREAM PARK (G1, 9F, DEFEATING SHACKLEFORD, TO HONOR AND SERVE, FLASHPOINT, SOLDAT, STAY THIRSTY, ETC.).
  • HOLY BULL S. AT GULFSTREAM PARK (G3, 8F IN 1:35.19, DEFEATING MUCHO MACHO MAN, GOURMET DINNER, BLACK AND BEAUTY, LEAVE OF ABSENCE, PRINTING PRESS, MAJOR GAIN, ETC.).
2ND AT 3
  • ALLOWANCE AT GULFSTREAM PARK (9F, TO EQUESTRIO; DEFEATING WILLIAM’S KITTEN, ETC.).

Dialed In News

Finnick the Fierce draws inside post for Kentucky Derby (G1)

Dialed In, who has had three stakes winners in the past month, will be represented in this year’s Kentucky Derby (G1) by Finnick the Fierce…

Bourbon Calling the latest stakes winner for Dialed In

Bourbon Calling became Dialed In’s 32nd lifetime stakes winner on Aug. 28 in the $100,000 Russell Road S. at Charles Town…

Chalon wins second straight stakes

Dialed In’s classy mare Chalon won her second consecutive stakes race of the summer on Sunday at Monmouth Park with a front-running victory in the Incredible Revenge S…

Dialed In 2yo breaks maiden in stakes debut

Super Stock lived up to his connections’ expectations with a 3 1/2-length victory in the $100,000 Texas Thoroughbred Futurity Aug. 11 at Lone Star Park…

Dialed In’s Chalon back to stakes-winning ways

Chalon inched closer to millionaire status with a comfortable victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Dashing Beauty S. at Delaware Park…

$350,000 filly for Dialed in at F-T Midlantic sale

Dialed In closed out the June 29-30 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in Training Sale with a $350,000 purchased by Lauren Carlisle, agent…

Dialed In colt brings $275,000 during OBS 2yo sale opener

Perennial leading sire Dialed In had one of the top 10 lots during Tuesday’s opening session of the OBS March Sale…

Dialed In filly rolls by 7 in first stakes win

Princess Cadey ran away from the competition to win Saturday’s $100,000 Beyond the Wire S. at Laurel Park by seven lengths. The victory was the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Dialed In filly, who was second in last month’s Wide Country S., also at Laurel. She is one of four stakes horses this year […]

Dialed In colt fires bullet at OBS

A colt by Dialed In recorded the fastest quarter-mile breeze during Thursday’s opening session of the Under Tack show for next week’s OBS March 2-year-old Sale, which is scheduled for March 17-18. The bay colt, hip No. 141, is consigned by Ciaran Dunne’s Wavertree Stables, Inc. He stopped the timer in :20 3/5. The Kentucky-bred […]

Mugaritz keeps rolling, wins $100,000 Berkeley H. (G3)

Dialed In’s Mugaritz won his third straight stakes in Saturday’s Berkeley H. (G3), the first graded win for the 4-year-old, who now has won six races in a row dating back to New Year’s Eve. Ridden by Ricky Gonzalez, Mugaritz came out of the gate very well and took up a spot in third along […]

Darby Dan Farm sets 2020 stallion roster and fees

Darby Dan Farm has set 2020 stud fees for its roster of nine stallions that will stand the upcoming breeding season, led by Dialed In, who will stand for $20,000 S&N. The roster also features Shackleford and Klimt who will each stand for $10,000 S&N; Tapiture, a leading freshman sire of 2019, will stand for […]

Mugaritz runs winning streak to five

Dailed In’s 4-year-old son Mugaritz won his second straight stakes in Saturday’s Joseph T. Grace S. at Golden Gate Fields and upped his overall win streak to five, which 10 months ago on New Year’s Eve. Owned by Mercardo Alejandro, Mugaritz has won seven of 12 lifetime starts and earned $167,125. He is one of […]