Cross Traffic, winner of a strong edition of the nine-furlong Grade 1 Whitney Invitational Handicap, clocked Beyer figures of 116 and 110 during his brief career, one that spanned just six starts and all of them at the age of four.
His two blacktype seconds were defeats by just a nose and a head, in the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap and Grade 3 Westchester Stakes respectively – both over a mile – and it is no surprise that he has been such a popular member of the team at Spendthrift Farm in Kentucky, where he covered 123 mares in his first season and 106 in his second.
The son of leading sire Unbridled's Song (by Unbridled) is out of the prolific Stop Traffic (by Cure The Blues), a mare whose dozen wins featured the Grade 1 Ballerina Handicap and Grade 1 Santa Monica Handicap.
His siblings include the stakes winners Exodus (by Medaglia d'Oro) and Thirteen Arrows (by Indian Charlie), and his grandam is Save My Soul (by I'ma Hell Raiser) whose six successful offspring also included the Grade 3-placed dual stakes winning filly and blacktype producer Bionic Soul (by Bionic Light).
There are other stakes winners to be found in branches of the second and fourth generations of his family, but nothing approaching the talent of Cross Traffic or of his dam.
Although he did not race until the age of four, there is no reason why he should not be capable of getting some talented juveniles along with the notable three-year-olds and older horses that look likely to feature among his early crops.
CROSS TRAFFIC (USA) - gr/ro.2009 - Unbridled's Song - Stop Traffic, 3 wins inc Whitney Invitational Handicap (Gr1), 2nd Metropolitan Handicap (Gr1), Westchester Stakes (Gr3). Sire in USA. First foals in 2016.
c - A. P. Andrea (by Notional) Keeneland Sept withdrawn
f - Agilion (by Lion Heart) Fasig-Tipton NY Aug $75,000
f - Alaska Miss (by Officer) Fasig-Tipton NY Aug $18,000
f - Alaska Miss (by Officer) Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Oct $3,000
f - Alluvial Gold (by Danehill Dancer) Keeneland Sept $65,000
f - Among The Willows (by Brahms) Fasig-Tipton NY Aug $25,000
f - Ante Up Annie (by Majestic Warrior) Equine Sales LTBA Aug not sold
c - Blue Moon (by Lomitas) Keeneland Sept $80,000
f - Can't Catch Fire (by Cat Thief) Keeneland Sept withdrawn
f - Cayllano (by Bluegrass Cat) Fasig-Tipton NY Aug $30,000
f - Doremifasolatido (by Bernstein) Keeneland Sept not sold
f - Dream Affair (by Touch Gold) Keeneland Sept $35,000
f - Earthly Reserves (by Smart Strike) Fasig-Tipton NY Aug withdrawn
f - Elusive Lady (by Van Nistelrooy) Keeneland Sept not sold
c - Extraordinary Lady (by Charismatic) Fasig-Tipton KY July $20,000
f - First Manassas (by Yankee Gentleman) Equine Sales LTBA Aug $5,500
f - Flashy Gray (by Flashy Bull) Keeneland Sept $20,000
f - Follow My Luck (by Elusive Quality) Keeneland Sept $45,000
c - Forestelle (by Forestry) Keeneland Sept $42,000
c - Ghoul (by Stormy Atlantic) Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Oct $1,500
c - Great Morning (by Galileo) Keeneland Sept withdrawn
c - Handwoven (by Indian Charlie) Fasig-Tipton KY July $65,000
c - Holy Bridle (by Pulpit) Keeneland Sept $20,000
f - Ibetyouwishyouknew (by Mr. Greeley) Fasig-Tipton NY Aug $175,000
c - Lady Giacomo (by Giacomo) Fasig-Tipton NY Aug withdrawn
f - Lady Pewitt (by Orientate) Keeneland Sept $190,000
c - Light Of Dubai (by Gone West) Keeneland Sept withdrawn
c - Lioness Lahr (by Lion Heart) Keeneland Sept $40,000
c - Madrilena (by Stormy Atlantic) Keeneland Sept $105,000
f - Misty Sixes (by Summer Squall) Keeneland Sept not sold
f - Moontune Missy (by Forest Wildcat) Keeneland Sept withdrawn
f - Patientoftheheart (by Lion Heart) Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Oct not sold
c - Shake Baby Shake (by El Corredor) Barretts Aug not sold
f - Shakin Sugar (by Stroll) Keeneland Sept withdrawn
f - She'll Heir (by Wildcat Heir) Keeneland Sept $250,000
c - Shotgun Persuasion (by Steven Got Even) Fasig-Tipton KY July not sold
c - Shotgun Persuasion (by Steven Got Even) Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Oct $97,000
c - Special Dancer (by Tapit) Keeneland Sept $50,000
c - Stephan's Angel (by Crypto Star) Keeneland Sept $35,000
c - Whey Sauce (by Kurofune) Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Oct $25,000
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