In The Stud Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: American Freedom, First Crop Weanlings Of 2019

The Paulick Report is pleased to bring back its In The Stud video series, focusing on the up-and-coming names on the North American stallion roster.

The series, put together by our friends at EquiSport Photos, will feature stallions whose first foals are weanlings of 2019. Paulick Report bloodstock editor Joe Nevills interviews farm staff about the stallion’s appealing qualities and what mares might work best with him, while giving viewers and potential breeders a chance to see the stallion on the walk and on the racetrack.

This week’s spotlight stallion is American Freedom, a 6-year-old son of Pulpit who stands at Airdrie Stud in Midway, Ky.

American Freedom started fast, winning three of his first four career starts. After winning on debut, the colt won the Sir Barton Stakes at Pimlico Race Course, then took the Grade 3 Iowa Derby at Prairie Meadows.

His 3-year-old campaign continued with runner-up efforts in the G1 Haskell Invitational Stakes and Travers Stakes. He retired with three wins in eight starts for earnings of $705,100.

American Freedom is out of the multiple stakes-winning Pleasant Tap mare Gottcha Last, making him a half-brother to Grade 3-winner and sire Gottcha Gold. Grade 1 winner Linkage and Grade 2 winner To the Lighthouse are in his extended family.

In this edition of In The Stud, Nevills speaks to Airdrie Stud’s Bret Jones about American Freedom’s brilliant racing career and what he’s imprinted onto his first foals.

We hope you enjoy this feature, and we would once again like to thank our friends at EquiSport Photos.

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