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Suances (GB)
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Most Welcome (GB) - Prayer Wheel (GB), by High Line (GB)
Bay • 1997

A Champion In Europe
& Graded Stakes Winner On Two Continents

Sire of G2-Placed Stakes Winner Feisty Suances
& Course Record-Setter Adam Suances

Average Earnings/Starter More Than $38,000:
More Than 25 Times His Stud Fee!

SUANCES (GB) was a high-weighted 3-year-old in France at seven to 9 1/2 furlongs, a distance highly predictive of sire success. He scored a six-length victory in the prestigious Emirates Airline Prix Jean Prat (G1), one of France's most important races for 3-year-olds, and also won the Prix de Guiche (G3), both at about 1 1/8 miles. He was undefeated in four starts at 3 in France and Spain.

SUANCES moved to the United States to race at 5. Although he was unplaced in his first start in new surroundings, in the Grade 2 Explosive Bid Breeders' Cup Handicap at Fair Grounds, he never again finished off the board, earning nearly $300,000 in the four races that followed.

SUANCES captured the Grade 2 San Francisco Breeders' Cup Mile Handicap at Bay Meadows and the $250,000 Dallas Turf Cup Handicap at Lone Star Park, placed third in the Wickerr Handicap at Del Mar and ran fourth in the Grade 1 United Nations Handicap at Monmouth Park while posting a 103 Beyer Speed Figure. (For a turf writer's comments about his U.S. campaign, click here.)

SUANCES was a model of consistency. He retired with eight wins and two placings from 12 starts in Spain, France and the U.S., total earnings of $402,559 and championship laurels in France. In his Bay Meadows victory, he posted a 105 Beyer while beating the Grade 1-winning millionaires Sarafan and The Tin Man and the Grade 2 winner Decarchy.

SUANCES is a son of the champion racehorse Most Welcome (GB), a recently deceased grandson of Northern Dancer who is little known in this country but who is regarded as a major sire in Europe, where his offspring include champions in eight different countries. In North America, his runners include the graded stakes winners Eccentric (GB), Prize Giving (GB) and Call Me (GB).

SUANCES is represented by the classy Golden Gate Fields stakes winner Feisty Suances ($222,234), who ran second against the best West Coast sophomores of his generation in Santa Anita Park's 2009 San Felipe Stakes (G2). He is also the sire of the multiple winner Adam Suances ($155,680), who set a course record of 1:36.21 in a one-mile turf victory at Parx Racing.

SUANCES has overall progeny earnings of more than $2 million and average earnings per starter of more than $38,000.

SUANCES stands at Rancho Temescal in Piru, California as the property of Red Baron's Barn LLC; for directions to the farm, click here. His 2014 fee is $1,500, live foal guarantee, or no fee for approved mares with shared breeders' awards.

Read about Suances (GB) and Rancho Temescal
in the April 2011 issue of "California Thoroughbred"

Suances (GB) stands at Rancho Temescal
3700 Piru Canyon Road, Piru, California 93040
For inquiries, please contact:
Tim Cohen or Ted Pearce Sr.
Phone: (805) 521-0511 • Fax: (805) 521-0559 • Email:

2014 Stud Fee: $1,500 LFG
No Fee For Approved Mares With Shared Breeders' Awards

Registered California Stallion • Nominated to Breeders' Cup

To request a 2014 Breeding Application to Suances (GB), click here.

Rancho Temescal

3700 Piru Canyon Road, Piru, California 93040
Tim Cohen and Ted Pearce Sr., Farm Managers
Phone: (805) 521-0511 • Fax: (805) 521-0559 • Email: