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

When it comes to drumming up excitement amongst breeders, it’s hard for a first-year sire to do much better than Klimt did when he debuted at Darby Dan Farm in 2018.

The son of Quality Road was visited by 222 mares during his first year at stud, which was the third-most of any stallion in North America. On this episode of In The Stud, Darby Dan stallion director Ryan Norton describes just what it is about Klimt that made the breeders pile in to his initial book.

Klimt came out swinging on the racetrack, breaking his maiden in his second career start by 5 ¼ lengths. He then established himself as a leader in the West Coast’s juvenile division with a 2 ¾-length score in the G2 Best Pal Stakes and a 4 ¼-length stomping of the G1 Del Mar Futurity. Klimt added a runner-up effort in the G1 FrontRunner Stakes (now the American Pharoah) before making a start in the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita Park.

At three, Klimt’s campaign was highlighted by a second-place finish in the G3 Los Alamitos Derby and a third in the listed Shared Belief Stakes. He retired with three wins in eight career starts for earnings of $468,960.

Klimt is out of the stakes-placed Dixie Union mare Inventive; whose foals also include the Grade 3-placed West Coast Chick.

The In The Stud series, put together by our friends at EquiSport Photos, features up-and-coming names in the stallion ranks, with a focus on those 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.

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