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Tempting Dash to Granada Farms

Champion to stand at Granada Farms.
November 26, 2013

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Tempting Dash. PHOTO: Don Shugart

Racing champion Tempting Dash SI-112 will stand the 2014 season at Granada Farms, near Wheelock, Texas. His fee has been set at $5,000.

John Simmons purchased the undefeated son of all-time leading sire First Down Dash for $1.7 million at the recently completed Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale. The price was a Quarter Horse auction record.

“It is truly an honor to manage Tempting Dash for Simmons Racing," Granada Farms' Jimmy Eller said over the weekend. "This stallion was a tremendous racehorse and has all the potential in the world to be an exceptional sire."

Undefeated in four starts at 2, Tempting Dash won the Texas Classic Futurity (G1) and the Dash For Cash Futurity (G1) in 2009. He earned $673,970 and broke the 400 yard track record twice at Lone Star Park, still holding the current record of :19.205.

From a limited number of starters in his first crop to race this year, Tempting Dash has sired 3 winners (75 percent) from four starters, including Sonny D a finalist to the $82,450 Rocky Mountain Futurity at Arapahoe Park.

"Tempting Dash has bred some of the industry’s greatest mares. The foals and yearlings we’ve seen by him are outstanding individuals and we look forward to watching his first full crop go to the track next year,” Eller added. 

Out of stakes-placed former broodmare of the year A Tempting Chick SI-99 ($36.953), by Chicks Beduino, Tempting Dash is a full sibling to Grade 1 winner A Tempting Dash SI-104 ($541,959), Grade 2 finalist Natalie Dash SI-91 ($52,681), track record holder A First Down Chick SI-94, etc.

The second dam is the stakes winning and producing Sir Alibi mare Tempt Me Not SI-98 ($34,33), a half-sister to stakes-placed Tempted By Titles SI-91. This is the family of stakes winner Blushing Bug SI-108 ($185,573), multiple Grade 1 sire Leaving Memories SI-111 ($112,121), stakes winner and sire Kingdom Key SI-101 ($148,348), etc.

For additional information or breeding contracts to Tempting Dash, call Jimmy Eller at 979-828-5167.