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Thoroughbred GP Stallion Guides: Joshua Tree-Kementari

by Belle Gifft posted 5 months 1 week ago

Joshua Tree
Joshua Tree is a little-used but promising turf route stallion. He has only 25 runners but one stakes horse, who is a G3 winner and G1 placed. His average runner brings in over $22k. He is a Montjeu son, making him half-brother to my beloved yet pensioned Hurricane Run, as well as Authorized, Camelot, and several other old time GP stallions. At 2,000GP he is a decent prospect.
Joshua Tree has crossed best with mares by Clockwork, Andre, and Too Much Pride. He is the dam sire of only 2 runners and no stakes winners. His half brother Hurricane Run’s daughters produced stakes horses from Pax Britannica, Dark Implications, and Vernacular, so those lines would be worth considering for Joshua Tree’s daughters, though by now you will only find great-great-grandsons at stud.

Just a Way
Just a Way is another promising but underused sire. From 14 runners he has one stakes horse, a G3 winner, and an average earning of over $33k per runner. He mostly throws all-weather route horses but is half-brother to two good turf stallions. At 3,000GP he is a decent deal.
Personally, I see potential as a broodmare sire. He only has seven runners and no stakes winners, but three of those runners proved they could hit speed figures in the high 70’s and one repeatedly in the mid 80’s.
Just a Way is by Heart’s Cry, making him half-brother to One and Only and Yoshida, both successful turf sires. While Just a Way’s best runners have been from mares by Widdo, Del Mar Derby, and D’s Hercules, It might be worth trying a Trafalgar line or a Magic I or even Guinea Saurus Rex, since his half-brothers have done so well with those lines.

Karakontie is a nice turf sprint stud with 96 runners and a respectable 7 stakes winners. While he has no millionaires his average runner brings in over $47k, making his 3,000GP stud fee more than reasonable.
Where Karakontie begins to get interesting is as a broodmare sire, where he has 25 runners from 12 mares and 5 stakes horses from 4 different dams. That’s a 20% stakes from runners and 33.3% of his daughters turning out to be stakes producers. Two of said runners are even graded stakes winners. If there was any GP stallion you want to get a filly from, it’s Karakontie.
The best crosses to Karakontie so far are Reach for the Moon, Camcorder, and Lord Kanaloa. His daughers have crossed extremely well with See You Monday as well as Exterminate and Aerovelocity.

Kementari is the youngest GP stallion available, only 7 years old in the SIM. But he will be a turf route monster. He only has 36 runners, the oldest of which are three-year-olds, and he has 5 stakes winners including the multiple G1 placed Navy Ships who took second in the Steward’s Cup Bunbury, the G2 winner White Gold Studs, and the undefeated Steward Bred beast colt Vegard. At his age, with such young foals, throwing 13.9% stakes and his average runner bringing in over $54k is phenominal. He is worth his stud fee of 4,000GP. Send him your blue hen Two Toned, Kaiju, Gleneagles, or Stallingrad mares with confidence.

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