Captain Crunch

NZ $6,500 + GST

(AU $7,150 incl GST^)

p2, 1:49.2; p3, 1:47.4 $1,725,495 16.1hh

Captaintreacherous - Sweet Paprika by Artiscape

  • The greatest and richest son of Captaintreacherous
  • US 2YO Pacing Colt of the Year
  • North America Cup winner in Canadian record time
  • The only 3YO ever to win three races in 1:48 or better
  • A Breeders Crown Champion
  • Boasts an outstanding maternal pedigree – his dam is a half-sister to world champion pacers Sweet Lou and Bettor Sweet, as well as the dam of star filly Youaremycandygirl
  • First crop yearlings were incredibly well received at the 2023 Australasian yearling sales, selling up to $220,000 and topping multiple sales

*Standing at Alabar Australia
^ Includes HRA stallion tax

Captaintreacherous
Somebeachsomewhere
Worldly Treasure
Mach Three
Wheres The Beach
Matt's Scooter
All Included
Beach Towel
Where's Sarah
Artsplace
World Order
Abercrombie
Miss Elvira
Nihilator
Rodine Hanover
Sweet Paprika
Artiscape
Sweet Future
Artsplace
Delinquent Account
Abercrombie
Miss Elvira
On The Road Again
Al Dente
Falcons Future
Sweet Dahrlin
Falcon Seelster
Margo Laporte
Nero
Fly Fly Dahrlin
Maternal Family
Maggie H

Sire Line

CAPTAINTREACHEROUS p2, 1:49.4; p3, 1:47.4 $3,153,541 by Somebeachsomewhere from Worldly Treasure by Artsplace

A champion racehorse and harness racing’s hottest young sire, Captaintreacherous was the Dan Patch Pacer of the Year at both 2 and 3 years of age, winning 21 of his 26 starts at 2 and 3, including the Metro Stakes, Woodrow Wilson, North America Cup, Meadowlands Pace and Breeders Crown.

His outstanding career on the track saw him inducted into the Living Horse Hall Of Fame in 2019.

As a sire he has been nothing short of sensational, topping the US 2YO Sires List with his first crop in 2018 and then heading both the 2YO and 3YO Pacing Sires Lists in 2019 with his first and second crops.

To date in North America, from just two crops of racing age, he is the sire of 142 winners of over $15.8 million, 33 $100,000 earners (including 2 millionaires) and 14 in sub 1:50.

His best progeny to date include:

CAPTAIN CRUNCH 1:47.4 $1,725,495. As above. 2018 Dan Patch 2YO Pacing Colt of the Year (Artiscape)
TALL DRINK HANOVER (F) 1:48 $1,017,047. At 2, won elim and Final She’s A Great Lady Stakes, Eternal Camnation Pace, div International Stallion Stakes, leg and Final Whenuwishuponastar Series, elim Breeders Crown; 2nd Champlain Stakes. At 3, won Simcoe Stakes, Shady Daisy Pace, Adioo Volo Stakes, leg PASS, elim James Lynch Memorial; 2nd elim and Final Breeders Crown, Mistletoe Shalee Pace. 2018 O’Brien 2YO Pacing Filly of the Year. World Champion. (The Panderosa)
LYONS SENTINEL (F) 1:49.6 $920,262. At 2, won elim and Final She’s A Great Lady Stakes, 3 legs and Final Pennsylvania Sires Stakes, John Simpson Memorial, elim Breeders Crown; 2nd Final Breeders Crown.  (Western Ideal)
TREACHEROUS REIGN (F) 1:48.6 $823,102 At 2, won 3 legs PASS, leg Kindergarten Classic Series; 2nd She’s A Great Lady Stakes Final. At 3, won elim and Final Fan Hanover Stakes, Bluegrass Stakes, elim Jugette; 2nd Final PASS; 3rd Jugette Final. (Dragon Again)
REFLECT WITH ME (F) 1:50.6 $623,378. At 2, won Breeders Crown Final, Eternal Camnation Pace, Champlain Stakes, leg and Final Whenuwishuponastar Series. (Camluck)
DE LOS CIELOS DEO 1:48.8 $468,424.  (Camluck)
WORKIN ONA MYSTERY 1:48.2 $463,591. At 2, won Bluegrass Stakes, International Stallion Stakes, The Standardbred Stakes. At 3, won Bluegrass Stakes, elim North America Cup; 2nd elim Meadowlands Pace; 3rd Final North America Cup, Final Meadowlands Pace. (Dragon Again)

Downunder, Captaintreacherous is making just as much of an impact, with the first crop stallion currently Australia’s leading sire of 2YO Pacers with 20 individual winners at early May, including the Group 1 winner Treachery; and in NZ, in an very abbreviated COVID-19 affected 2yo racing season, the sire of the Group 1 place-getters It’s All About Faith and Platinum Stride.

Dam Line

SWEET PAPRIKA p2, 1:54.4; p3, 1:54.2; p4, 1:51.2f $218,189 by Artiscape from Sweet Future by Falcons Future

A stakes performed filly, Sweet Paprika won the She’s A Great Lady Consolation and placed in a division of the International Stallion Stakes at 2, and then placed in the Tarport Hap Pace and Rose Of Tralee Stakes as a 3-year-old.

She is the dam of 6 winners, 4 in 1:55 including:

CAPTAIN CRUNCH p3, 1:47.4 $1,725,495. 12 wins. At 2, won Breeders Crown Final, Governor’s Cup Final, Nassagaweya Stakes, div. International Stallion Stakes; 2nd elim Breeders Crown; 3rd div Champlain Stakes. Dan Patch 2YO Pacing Colt of the Year.  (Captaintreacherous)
MOONLITEONTHEBEACH p, 1:50.8f $519,102. 26 wins. At 2, won leg Pennsylvania Stallion Series; 3rd Keystone Classic. At 3, won leg Pennsylvania Stallion Series; 2nd Tompkins-Geers Stakes. (Somebeachsomewhere)
SWEET BEACH p, 1:50f $325,912.27 wins to date. At 3, 2nd leg Pennsylvania Stallion Series; 3rd leg Pennsylvania Stallion Series. (Somebeachsomewhere)
SWEETEST EMOTION (f) p3, 1:52.6f $142,460. At 2,3rd Liberty Bell Pace, leg Pennsylvania Stallion Series. At 3, won Liberty Bell Pace, leg Pennsylvania Stallion Series; 2nd Final New Jersey Stbd. Development Fund, Keystone Classic; 3rd John Simpson Memorial, Tompkins-Geers Stakes, leg New Jersey Stbd. Development Fund. (Rocknroll Hanover)

2nd DAM

SWEET FUTURE p3, 1:54.4 $89,061 by Falcons Future out of Sweet Dahrlin by Nero

Recently named the Pacing Broodmare of the Decade by Standardbred Canada, the Hall of Fame and two-time USHWA Broodmare of the Year, Sweet Future excelled in the breeding paddock leaving 10 winners of over $7.2 million in stakes from 11 foals, including:

SWEET LOU p2, 1:49; p3, 1:47.8; p, 1:47f $3,484,251. Dan Patch 2YO Pacing Colt of the Year, Dan Patch Pacer of the Year, Dan Patch Older Pacer of the Year. World Champion.
BETTOR SWEET p3, 1:49.6; p4, 1;47.4 $2,816,687. World Champion.
NUTCRACKER SWEET p2, 1:50.6 $435,823
SWEET PAPRIKA see above
SWEET LADY JANE p3, 1:54f $119,789. Dam of 2017 Dan Patch 2YO Pacing Filly of the Year  Youaremycandgirl p2, 1:50; p3, 1:48.4 $1,647,229.

RaceRecord

 

Age

Starts

1st

2nd

3rd

Money Won

Record Time

2

10

6

1

1

$628,642

1.49.2

3

16

6

3

3

$1,096,853

1.47.4

Total

26

12

4

4

$1,725,495

1.47.4

At 2: Won Breeders Crown Final, Governor’s Cup Final, Nassagaweya Stakes, div. International Stallion Stakes; 2nd elim Breeders Crown; 3rd div Champlain Stakes. Dan Patch 2YO Pacing Colt of the Year.

At 3: Won North America Cup Final (in Canadian record time), Cane Pace, leg Pennsylvania Sires Stakes, elim Meadowlands Pace; 2nd Tattersalls Pace, div Bluegrass Stakes; 3rd elim and Final Breeders Crown, Simcoe Stakes.

Progeny

Captain Crunch stands his fourth season down-under in 2023/24. His oldest Southern Hemisphere progeny are yearlings in 2023.

In North America, Captain Crunchʻs oldest crop are 2-year-olds in 2023. 

As at October 2023 he is the sire of 23 winners of $1,285,000, including:

GEM QUALITY
p2, 1:50 - $442,710. 4 wins to date. At 2, won Breeders Crown Final, 2x div PA Sires Stakes, leg PA Stallion Series; 2nd elim Breeders Crown; 3rd elim Metro Pace. (Bettorʻs Delight)
BEANTOWN ACE (
f) p2, 1:55.8 - $102,560. 1 win to date. At 2, 2nd Massachusetts Stakes. (Cams Card Shark)
Seeuontheotherside
(f) $90,690. At 2, 3rd Kentucky Sires Stakes Championship Final. (Shadow Play)
CAPTAIN FEAR NOT
p2, 1:51.4 - $74,803. At 2, won 2x divs PA Sires Stakes, div Keystone Classic; 3rd div PA Sires Stakes. (Ponder)
SYED ALI K
p2, 1:52.6f - $56,251. 4 wins to date. At 2, won 4 legs PA Stallion Series; 2nd Keystone Classic. (Bettorʻs Delight)
WATERLOO p2, 1:53.8f - $51,899. 3 wins to date. (Rocknroll Hanover)
T H TYSON
p2, 1:52.6f - $37,365. 2 wins from 3 starts to date. At 2, won leg PA Stallion Series; 2nd div PA Sires Stakes. (Sportswriter)
DUFFYS OPINION
(f) p2, 1:54.8f $37,122. 3 wins from 3 starts to date. At 2, won 2 legs PA Stallion Series. (Well Said)
STONEBRIDGE HALO
(f) p2, 1:52.6 - $32,932. (Bettorʻs Delight)
SINGLE ACTION p2, 1:52.2 - $31,408. 2 wins to date. At 2, won leg PA Stallion Series; 3rd Keystone Classic. (Bettorʻs Delight)
DANDYS MERCY
(f) p2, 1:52.6 - $29,049. 4 wins to date. (Richess Hanover)
NUMBER CRUNCHER p2, 1:53 - $25,180. 1 win to date. At 2, 3rd Bluegrass Stakes. (Real Desire)
BLOOD BOND p2, 1:52 - $23,536. At 2, won leg KY Golden Rod Series. (Western Ideal)
LEITER p2, 1:52.8 - $22,500. 1 win to date. At 2, won leg Kentucky Commonwealth Series. (Art Major)

HYPOTHETICAL MATING

Mating Hints

As the best son of Captaintreacherous, Captain Crunch is a truly exciting stallion prospect.

In the US Captaintreacherous has crossed very well with mares from the Western Hanover line including Tall Drink Hanover $1.0 million (The Panderosa) and Lyons Sentinel $920k (Western Ideal).

So we believe that mares from this sireline will cross extremely well with Captain Crunch.

Of course the Cam Fella line has always crossed well with Direct Scooter line stallions and we see no reason why this shouldn’t be the same with Captain Crunch.

Cam Fella line stallions include include Bettor’s Delight, Fake Left, Armbro Operative, Presidential Ball, Washington VC, Precious Bunny, Four Starzzz Shark, Blissfull Hall, Pacific Fella, etc.

Captain Crunch is out of an Artiscape (Artsplace) mare and history has shown us that duplicating Artsplace in the middle of the pedigree has resulted in some outstanding horses (Anything For Love, Heavens Trend, etc)

Abercrombie line stallions include Art Major, Artsplace, Grinfromeartoear, Modern Art, Albert Albert, Life Sign, Dream Away, etc.

Captain Crunch’s maternal line includes Falcon Seelster blood and we believe that duplicating this could be advantageous. Sweet Lou’s richest Australian bred filly Double Expresso is bred this way.

Falcon Seelster line stallions include McArdle, Tintin In America, Elsu, Million To One, Rich And Spoilt, Ultimate Falcon, Trump Casino, etc.