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Swiss Yodeler
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Eastern Echo - Drapeau, by Raja Baba
Chestnut • 1994

Precocious Winner Of The G1 Hollywood Futurity
Who Won Or Placed In 12 Graded Stakes
From The Ages Of 2 To 5

Sire Of More Than 75 Stakes Horses,
Including Eclipse Champion Sprinter Thor's Echo
& 2012 California Champion 2YO Female Tilde

Annual Progeny Earnings More Than $1 Million
For 11 Consecutive Years (2003-2013)
& Total Progeny Earnings More Than $25 Million

SWISS YODELER is a Grade 1 winner who has earned a sterling reputation as one of California's preeminent sires. As a son of the Grade 1-winning Damascus stallion Eastern Echo out of a stakes-winning daughter of Raja Baba, he offers a unique, proven breeding opportunity for mare owners.

SWISS YODELER was a precocious runner who exhibited his talent on a national stage. Undefeated in his first five starts at 2, he climaxed his brilliant juvenile season with a wire-to-wire victory in Hollywood Park's Grade 1 Hollywood Futurity. Among all North American colts, his $617,200 in earnings for the year were second only to those of 1996 Eclipse Champion 2-Year-Old Male Boston Harbor. He was weighted at 120 pounds on the Experimental Free Handicap, sixth among all North American juvenile colts and ahead of 1997 Triple Crown contenders Silver Charm (118), Free House (115) and Captain Bodgit (114).

SWISS YODELER continued to perform at the highest levels of competition after his stellar juvenile campaign. Overall, he won or placed in 12 graded stakes races at distances ranging from 4 1/2 furlongs to 1 1/16 miles. He retired sound at the age of 5 after a 24-start career.

SWISS YODELER has stood exclusively in California since 1999, and has remained a prominent force within the state's stallion ranks. He was an immediate leader out of the gate, ranking as the state's leading first-crop sire by progeny earnings in 2002. He remained the top sire of his generation, earning subsequent titles as the state's leading second-crop sire in 2003 and leading third-crop sire in 2004.

SWISS YODELER has achieved annual progeny earnings of more than $1 million each year from 2003 through 2013. He led all California-based sires by progeny earnings in 2006, with $4,880,827 banked by his runners that year. The success of his California-conceived 2-year-old runners has been a major strength; he led all stallions in annual progeny earnings for this category in 2006, 2008 and 2009.

SWISS YODELER boasts more than 380 individual winners, 77 stakes horses (43 black-type) and the collective earners of more than $25 million. He has lifetime average earnings per starter of more than $47,000. His chief earner is the Eclipse Champion Sprinter Thor's Echo ($2,461,490), winner of the 2006 Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1). In 2012, his juvenile filly Tilde won three stakes races and was subsequently named 2012 California Champion 2-Year-Old Female.

SWISS YODELER stands at Lovacres Ranch in Warner Springs, California. His 2014 fee is $3,000, live foal guarantee.

Swiss Yodeler stands at Lovacres Ranch
35490 Highway 79, Warner Springs, California 92086
For inquiries, please contact:
Terry Lovingier, Farm Owner
Phone: (562) 547-9848 • Fax: (562) 988-0094 • Email:

2014 Stud Fee: $3,000 LFG

Registered California Stallion • Nominated to Breeders' Cup

To request a 2014 Breeding Application to Swiss Yodeler, click here

Lovacres Ranch
35490 Highway 79, Warner Springs, California 92086
Terry and Barbara Lovingier, Owners
Phone: (562) 547-9848 • Fax: (562) 988-0094 • Email: