Unraced at two and winner of a six-furlong Belmont Park maiden on his only start at three, Emcee won the Grade 1 Forego Stakes over seven furlongs at Saratoga at four. He stands at Sequel Stallions in New York, he covered 66 mares in his first season, but just 28 in his second. He may not have many runners in Europe, if any, but he should be capable of getting some stakes winners at home.
He is a son of leading sire Unbridled's Song (by Unbridled) and he is out of the six-times scorer Surf Club (by Ocean Crest), which makes him a half-brother to the Dubai Group 2 winner Surfer (by Distorted Humor), to listed scorer Spring Party (by Smart Strike), and to Baffled (by Distorted Humor).
The latter was third in the Group 3 Albany Stakes at Ascot as a juvenile and she is the dam of the Grade 1 Florida Derby and Grade 1 Donn Handicap star Constitution (by Pulpit), who has completed his first season at WinStar Farm in Kentucky. His half-sister Jacaranda (by Congrats) won the Grade 3 Tempted Stakes over a mile at Aqueduct in 2014.
Baffled is also the dam of Boynton (by More Than Ready), one the leading European juveniles of 2016. Godolphin's chestnut was bred by Twin Creeks Farm, he is trained by Charlie Appleby, and after winning the Group 2 Superlative Stakes over seven furlongs at Newmarket in July, he finished third to War Decree in the Group 2 Vintage Stakes at Goodwood.
EMCEE (USA) – b/br.2008 – Unbridled's Song – Surf Club, 4 wins inc Forego Stakes (Gr1), 3rd Alfred G Vanderbilt Handicap (Gr1), Tom Fool Handicap (Gr3). Sire in USA. First foals in 2015.
YEARLINGS CATALOGUED (updated)
f - Annie Roe (by Lightnin N Thunder) Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Oct $16,000
f – Back In The Shade (by Put It Back) Fasig-Tipton NY Aug withdrawn
f - Back In The Shade (by Put It Back) Fasig-Tipton KY Oct withdrawn
f – Cayman Style (by Scat Daddy) Fasig-Tipton NY Aug $17,000
c – Desired Trait (by E Dubai) Fasig-Tipton NY Aug not sold
c – Donna Mira (by Diesis) Keeneland Sept $20,000
f – Forever Valentine (by Silver Deputy) Ocala Breeders' Sales Co Aug $5,000
f – Holiday Peace (by Harlan's Holiday) Ocala Breeders' Sales Co Aug $9,000
c – Ibis (by Empire Maker) Ocala Breeders' Sales Co Aug $4,000
f – Last Oasis (by Tale Of The Cat) Ocala Breeders' Sales Co Aug not sold
f – Life's A Dance (by Gone West) Fasig-Tipton NY Aug not sold
c – Meadow Vista (by Meadowlake) Fasig-Tipton NY Aug not sold
f – Mosaico (by City Zip) Ocala Breeders' Sales Co Aug $1,700
f – National Pastime (by Polish Numbers) Ocala Breeders' Sales Co Aug $19,000
f – Peg's Prayer (by Rodeo) Keeneland Sept $10,000
f – Picketline (by Street Cry) Fasig-Tipton NY Aug $110,000
c – Pretty Reason (by Fly So Free) Fasig-Tipton NY Aug not sold
Sires of Stallions