DISTORTED HUMOR PENSIONED

19 Oct 2021 09:28


 

Former champion US sire Distorted Humor, whose G1 winners include Cape stallions Flower Alley and Pathfork, has been retired from stud duties.Distorted Humor, a champion freshman sire and a champion general sire, served an instrumental role in helping WinStar scale new heights as a breeding operation, and the esteemed stallion has sired a plethora of big-name horses in a spectacular career at stud. Numbered among his top runners are grade 1 winners Drosselmeyer , Funny Cide , Commentator , Any Given Saturday , Flower Alley , Hystericalady, Boisterous , Awesome Humor , Restless Rider , and many others.
Over the last decade, Distorted Humor has also emerged as one of the leading and most influential broodmare sires in recent memory, being represented by such horses as racing’s all-time leading earner Arrogate ($17,422,600), Elate , Practical Joke  , New Money Honey , and Constitution  . This year, he is represented as a broodmare sire by Woodward Stakes (G1) winner Art Collector , a leading candidate for the $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) Nov. 6 at Del Mar.
Distorted Humor entered stud in 1999 and has provided many seminal moments during his remarkable and lengthy career as a stallion. He topped all freshman sires in 2002 and he was North America’s leading general sire in 2011, the same year, his son and leading earner, Drosselmeyer ($3,728,170) captured the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Drosselmeyer was also a classic winner, having won the 2010 Belmont Stakes (G1). In 2003, Distorted Humor’s Funny Cide, bred by WinStar and campaigned by Sackatoga Stable, won the Kentucky Derby (G1) and the Preakness Stakes (G1) on his way to a career bankroll of $3,529,412.A son of champion Forty Niner out of Danzig’s Beauty, by Danzig, Distorted Humor is the sire of 163 black-type winners and 71 graded stakes winners with more than $152 million in total progeny earnings.



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