Sun King's first foals are three year olds of 2012. He has nine winners from thirty four starters with two stakes placed individuals. Sun King is a multiple graded stakes winner of $2.2 million. He was a grade one performer at the ages of two, three, four and five.
Our Sun King colt's dam is Classic Mop, whose daughter, Spirit Of Rose, is stakes placed on the NYRA circuit. Her other foal, Carrot Thief, has been hitting the board consistently over the winter at Aqueduct.
Our Sun King colt is a registered New York bred. NYRA recently announced major purse hikes for the upcoming Belmont and Saratoga meets. Stakes purses during the 56-day Belmont spring meet will increase $1.9 million, or 26.6%, to $9.05 million in 2012, while stakes purses during the 40-day Saratoga meet will increase $2.85 million, or 27%, to $13.35 million in 2012. Purses for overnight races, including overnight stakes, will increase $8.7 million during the Belmont spring meet and $7.7 million during the Saratoga meet, NYRA officials said. Average daily purses"Ã¯Â¿Â½overnights and stakes combined"Ã¯Â¿Â½will be $620,000, up from $430,000, at Belmont, and $930,000, up from $670,000, at Saratoga. The upstate New York racetrack will easily have the highest daily average purse distribution in North America.