Updated January 3, 2021
Society’s Chairman is a grandson of the legendary Sadler’s Wells, whose other successful North American grandsons include Medaglia d’Oro and Kitten’s Joy.
Society’s Chairman has sired SW Preferred Guest out of a mare by the Forty Niner son Gold Fever. This cross figured to be worthwhile considering Medaglia d’Oro’s tremendous success with mares from the Forty Niner broodmare line. All-time greats Rachel Alexandra (dam by Roar) and Songbird (West Acre) are among his 12 stakes winners and nine Graded winners out of Forty Niner-line dams. Distorted Humor is the damsire of seven of those, including the Grade 1 winners Elate, Golden Sixty and New Money Honey. Other sources of Distorted Humor include his sons Flower Alley, Sharp Humor, Any Given Saturday, Jimmy Creed and Maclean’s Music. Kitten’s Joy has also sired a Grade 2 winner out of a mare by the Forty Niner son Ide.
El Prado-line stallions have had exceptional success with mares from another Mr. Prospector branch, that of Gone West – 18 stakes winners & 12 Graded winners in North America alone. Kitten’s Joy is the sire of nine stakes winners on the cross, five Graded winners and two Grade 1 winners, both out of daughters of Grand Slam. He’s also sired a pair of stakes winners out of mares by Proud Citizen. Medaglia d’Oro’s multiple Graded winner Valid is also out of a Grand Slam mare and he’s sired three stakes winners out of Gone West daughters, including Grade 1 winner Violence (who has sired his own stakes winner out of Gone West granddaughter). Worldwide, the Sadler’s Wells/Gone West cross has produced over 60 stakes winners, with other important Group 1 winners like Motivator and Toronado in evidence.
Mares form the Danzig broodmare line are squarely in the crosshairs for Society’s Chairman as well. His SW Gun Society is out of a mare by the Danzig son Langfuhr. The Sadler’s Wells/Danzig cross has produced over 400 stakes winners around the planet and around half of those are out of Danehill-line dams. North American/Canadian sources of Danehill include North Light (a Danehill son) and Silent Name (out of a Danehill mare).
Society’s Chairman’s Horse of the Year Caren is out of a daughter of Vilzak, by the Nijinsky II stallion Green Dancer. She is one of over 75 worldwide stakes winners bred Sadler’s Wells over Nijinsky II and 11 of those are winners at the highest level. We also find Nijinsky II in the pedigree of SW Gun Society (2nd dam by Sky Classic). Other sources of Nijinsky II include son Royal Academy Broken Vow (out of a Nijinsky II mare) and Quality Road (a Gone West grandson out of a Nijinsky II granddaughter).
Storm Cat’s sire Storm Bird is bred along similar lines as Nijinsky II (Northern Dancer over Bull Page) and mares from this broodmare line have also done well with Sadler’s Wells-line stallions. The Sadler’s Wells/Storm Cat cross has yielded over 85 stakes winners (19 Grade/Group 1 winners). Fourteen of those are by Kitten’s Joy, including three each out of mares by Forestry and Giant’s Causeway. This makes dams by the Canadian-based Storm Cat grandsons Old Forester (by Forestry) and Giant Gizmo (Giant’s Causeway) especially interesting for Society’s Chairman.
Society’s Chairman has sired multiple Graded winner Code Warrior out of a daughter of the Blushing Groom stallion Runaway Groom. The larger Sadler’s Wells/Blushing Groom cross has produced over 145 stakes winners and 21 Group/Grade 1 winners.
The Roberto grandson Kris S. is the second damsire of Code Warrior and, in North America, El Prado, Medaglia d’Oro and Kitten’s Joy have all sired two or more Graded winners out of Roberto-line mares. The larger Sadler’s Wells/Roberto cross is responsible for over 115 stakes winners.
The Society’s Chairman SW Keep on Truckin is out of a mare by the A. P. Indy grandson Silver Train (by Old Trieste).
Another Society’s Chairman SW, Sparkle’s Girl, is out of a mare by the Buckpasser-line stallion Trust N Luck, a son of Montbrook. Other sources of Buckpasser include Silver Charm, Einstein, A. P. Indy (his second dam) and the stallions bred Mr. Prospector over Buckpasser – Seeking the Gold, Woodman, Mining and Miswaki. Legendary stallion Galileo is among the stakes winners bred on the Sadler’s Wells/Miswaki cross.