114 Beyer - Highest ever by a first time starter
It took only one start for the racing industry to tune into Stonestreet’s Maclean’s Music, the super-fast son of Distorted Humor out of the Unbridled’s Song mare, Forest Music. Maclean’s Music earned a 114 Beyer Speed Figure in that sizzling six furlongs at Santa Anita Park in March of 2011, the highest figure ever given to a debut winner.
To put this into perspective, in the last six years, only Horses of the Year Curlin and Rachel Alexandra and Champion Uncle Mo have posted higher three-year-old Beyer Speed Figures on dirt.
Out of G2 winner Forest Music, Maclean’s Music is a half-brother to a trio of graded stakes winners: Kentuckian, winner of the G3 Lazaro Barrera Stakes, Electric Forest, winner of the G3 Doubledogdare Stakes, and Uncle Chuck, winner of the G3 Los Alamitos Derby.
In just his first crop, Maclean’s Music produced classic winner Cloud Computing, who won the G1 Preakness Stakes over Two-Year-Old Champion Classic Empire in a grueling stretch duel. After Cloud Computing’s classic success, his fee rose to $25,000.
In 2020, Maclean’s Music colt Jackie’s Warrior burst on the racing scene with a 2 1/2 length debut victory. The wickedly fast colt earned wins in the G1 Champagne Stakes, G1 Hopeful Stakes, and G2 Saratoga Special Stakes. Most recently, he blazed to victory under the twin spires in the G2 Pat Day Mile Stakes.
The 2018 crop produced yet another impressive graded stakes winner when Maclean’s Music sired Drain the Clock romped to victory in the G3 Swale Stakes. Drain the Clock set the pace of the seven furlong contest before kicking away to win by over six lengths. Drain the Clock also prevailed in the Limehouse Stakes prior to his Swale win.
Jackie’s Warrior and Drain the Clock both stepped into the starting gate of the 2021 G1 Woody Stephens. They engaged one another from the start and left the rest of the field in the dust as they dueled throughout the stretch. Drain the Clock prevailed with Jackie’s Warrior finishing just a neck back in second. In their next meeting, Jackie’s Warrior reversed the order and galloped home to win the G2 Amsterdam Stakes with Drain the Clock eight lengths back in second. Jackie’s Warrior amassed four graded stakes victories in 2021, including the G1 H. Allen Jerkens Memorial Stakes and G2 Pat Day Mile. Jackie’s Warrior was named the 2021 Champion Male Sprinter. Jackie’s Warrior returned with a vengeance in 2022, conquering the G1 Churchill Downs Stakes, G1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap, G2 True North, and G2 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap in explosive fashion.
Maclean’s Music’s other top performers to date include G1 winner Complexity, G3 winners Estilo Talentoso and Classic Rock, and multiple stakes winner Share the Upside.