Poseidon’s Warrior, a Grade 1 winner and sire of Grade 1 winner and multi-millionaire Firenze Fire, is relocating from Pennsylvania to Century Acres in Hempstead, Texas, for the upcoming breeding season in a deal brokered by Jamie LaMonica and Brenden Heeney, it was announced today. Poseidon’s Warrior will stand the 2022 season for $3,500 S&N.
Poseidon’s Warrior will be following in the footsteps of Champion Valid Expectations and Too Much Bling who once stood at the farm which was formerly a part of the Lane’s End Texas operation. Campaigned and owned by Tom McGrath’s Swilcan Stable, Poseidon’s Warrior is a son of perennial leading sire and emerging sire of sires Speightstown. He is produced from the multiple stakes-producing Smarten mare Poised to Pounce and is bred on the same cross as Smart Strike. Plans call for Poseidon’s Warrior to be syndicated with limited shares offered to breeders.
Florida’s leading Freshman Sire of 2017, Poseidon’s Warrior is the sire of Grade 1 winner and 9-time Graded stakes winner Firenze Fire. Victorious this year in the Runhappy Stakes (G3) and the True North Stakes (G2) for the second consecutive year, Firenze Fire registered his biggest career victory in the 2017 Champagne Stakes (G2) at two, defeating subsequent 2-Year-Old Champion Good Magic.
Firenze Fire is mere inches away from owning two more additional Grade 1 wins as he finished second by a head to Yaupon in this year’s Forego Stakes (G1) and he was runner-up by a nose to Imperial Hint in the 2019 Vosburgh Stakes (G1). All told, Firenze Fire, his sire’s leading earner, won 14 races and banked $2,730,350 in an outstanding racing career.
In addition to Firenze Fire, Poseidon’s Warrior is also represented in 2021 by multiple stakes winner Warrior’s Pride, and stakes-placed performers Poseidon’s Passion, Advocate Harbor, and Primal Destiny. He is also the sire of stakes winner Navy Commander and multiple stakes-placed Splicethemainbrace.
Winner of Saratoga’s Alfred G. Vanderbilt H. (G1) at four, running a 104 Beyer, Poseidon’s Warrior won seven races, five of them stakes, by a combined 31 lengths. In addition to winning the Vanderbilt, he also captured the NATC Futurity at Monmouth by seven lengths at two, the East Hanover Stakes, and the Le Bagoter Stakes as a 3-year-old, and the Fabulous Strike Handicap at four en route to career earnings of $701,147 for Swilcan Stable.