TU BRUTUS (CHI)

STUD FEE: $5,000 LFSN

  • The only son of SCAT DADDY standing in Kentucky!
  • GSW with a blistering fast 118 beyer!
  • SCAT DADDY:
    • Leading sire of 2YOs in 2017 by worldwide earnings and G1-winners
      • Ahead of Curlin, Into Mischief, More than Ready, Galileo (Ire), Malibu Moon, Quality Road, Medaglia d’Oro, etc.\
    • Leading general sire in 2017 by GSW’s, GSH’s, BTW’s and BTH’s
  • EXCEPTIONAL CONFORMATION!
  • Tu Brutus ran a 118 beyer
    • Third highest beyer of 2017
      • Arrogate – 119 (*broke track record in G1 Pegasus World Cup)
      • Send It In – 119
      • Tu Brutus – 118
      • Gun Runner – 117
      • Mor Spirit – 117
      • Collected – 115
      • Sharp Azteca – 115
      • Etc.
    • His first 13 starts in Chile were on turf, he won four races between 6 and 9 furlongs; including a win in a G3, and a third in a G1. When switched to dirt, he won four of four by a combined 26-1/4 lengths!
    • He was purchased privately and sent to the U.S. where he made his first NA start after 4 months off in the G3 Excelsior S. at Aqueduct:
      • “(Tu Brutus) Set a blistering pace for the slow track and 10-furlong distance of :23.40, :47.20, and 1:11.19, he held on gamely to be 14 lengths clear of third, posting a 118 beyer of his own.Many scoffed at these monster numbers, maintaining that they were aberrations and neither horse could actually hold a candle to Arrogate … No one’s laughing now though. Not after Tu Brutus returned to post a front-running, 11-length romp in Sunday’s Flat Out S. at Belmont, earning a 109 Beyer with speed to spare and stamping himself as a major player in the older male division.” TDN, 5/10/17
    • Pedigree notes by Alan Porter:
      • “Although Tu Brutus was foaled in Chile, much of his pedigree will be familiar to North Americans. He is a son of the late Scat Daddy, who in addition to having a considerable degree of success with his North American and European runners, was a dominant shuttle sire in Chile, where his first three crops supplied 13 grade/group 1 winners …. Tu Brutus is out of Bresca, a daughter of the Canadian-bred Gone West horse Seeker’s Reward, who took third in the Clasico Mil Guineas (G1). The cross of Scat Daddy with mares by Seeker’s Reward has been remarkably successful, producing 10 stakes winners from 26 starters, including not only Tu Brutus and grade 1 winner Dacita, but also El Bromista, a full brother to Tu Brutus, who was champion 2-year-old turf colt and champion older horse in Chile. The Scat Daddy/Seeker’s Reward cross gives an interesting pattern, as Scat Daddy is by a son of Hennessy – a Norther Dancer/Hawaii cross – and out of a Mr. Prospector mare, where Seeker’s Reward is by a son of Mr. Prospector out of a mare bred on a Norther Dancer/Hawaii cross … Tu Brutus is also a half-brother to the dams of graded stakes winner Benelli (Scat Daddy) and of Cumpleanos Feliz, champion 2-year-old dirt colt in Chile. The sixth dam of Tu Brutus, Trevisa, is famed as the dam of Forli, a Horse of the Year in Argentina, who became a major international sire while standing in the U.S., and is best remembered through his three-time Horse of the Year Forego.