Power Jam (TB)
(Concord Point x Musical Rhythm, Smart Strike)
2019 Fee: $2,500
Power Jam (TB) Stakes Winner and Multiple Track Record Holder to Louisiana for 2019!
VENTRESS, LA—DECEMBER 3, 2018—Power Jam (TB), a multiple track record sprinting son of the Tapit stallion Concord Point ($669,260) will stand his first full season in 2019 at Jumonville Farms in Ventress, Louisiana after his successful 2018 test breeding season in California. His fee has been set at $2,500 with consideration to approved mares and multiple mares discount.
Owned by Ken O'Brien, the 6-year-old stallion holds the current track records at 5 ½ furlongs at both Santa Anita Park and Del Mar Race Track. A winner of three of five career starts, including the Pirate's Bounty Stakes at Del Mar, he earned $130,240.
Of his career debut at Santa Anita Park, February 14, 2015, Bloodhorse Magazine said "Add another Bob Baffert-trained colt to his already formidable list of Triple Crown hopefuls. Concord Point colt Power Jam joined the Hall of Fame trainer's crowded barn of 3-year-old prospects with an easy 4 ¼ length victory in a six-furlong maiden special weight event."
In his third out at Santa Anita he broke the 5 ½ furlong track record previously held by Kona Gold set in 1999. That track record stood for 17 years. Kona Gold is a Multiple Graded Stakes winner of $2,293,384 and Kona Gold won the 2000 Eclipse Award for Champion Sprinter.
Conditioned by Hall of Fame Thoroughbred trainer Bob Baffert, Power Jam broke the Del Mar 5 ½ furlong track record in his final start, September 5, 2016 winning the Pirate’s Bounty Stakes in 1:02.10, erasing the previous mark of 1:02 1/5 set by Ack Ack in 1970. That track record stood for 46 years. Ack Ack won the 1971 Eclipse Award for Champion Sprinter and Horse of the Year. He was later inducted into the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame in 1986. In a 1986 edition of the Thoroughbred Record, legendary trainer Charles Whittingham said Ack Ack was “the best horse I ever trained.
Power Jam's sire Concord Point, a son of leading Thoroughbred sire Tapit, is a Grade 1 winner of $669,260. From only five crops to race he has sired eight stakes winners with earnings in excess of $5.5 million including Grade 1 winner American Gal ($912,480), who recently sold for $3,000,000 as a broodmare prospect in the 2018 Fasig Tipton Select Sale.
His paternal grandsire Tapit (by Pulpit) is the dominant Thoroughbred sire of his era ranking at the top of the Leading Sire lists in 2014, 2015 and 2016. He has 24 Grade 1 winners and stands for a 2019 fee of $225,000. Tapit's 2018 sale yearlings averaged $536,923.
Power Jam is one of two winners from three starters out of his dam Musical Rhythm, a stakes producing unraced daughter of Smart Strike (by Mr. Prospector). The second dam is the unraced A.P. Indy daughter Day Lily, a multiple stakes producer of six winners including Grade 2-placed Attempted Humor ($182,770), Grade 3-placed Mr. Champ ($145,731) and stakes-placed Kingsville ($80,517 at 2).
The third dam is the Champion 2-Year-Old Filly Eliza, by Mt. Livermore, winner of $1,095,315 including the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies [G1], Santa Anita Oaks [G1], Arlington-Washington Lassie S. [G2], Alcibiades S.[G2], 2nd Kentucky Oaks [G1], etc.
Eliza is the dam of 8 winners, four black type horses including Florida Derby (G1) winner Dialed In ($941,936), and stakes winner Broadway Gold ($166,645). She is the granddam of Golden Lad ($645,420-G3), Broadway Alibi ($521,500-G2), R Gypsy Gold ($271,417-G1), =Foxplay (Aus $1,078013-G1), etc.
Bob Baffert, the former leading Quarter Horse trainer and presently one of the leading thoroughbred trainers in the world who trained both Triple Crown winners American Pharoah and Justify said "Power Jam's speed and the way he carried it against the best sprinters in the world, it's a pretty big deal. When you break two track records that's a huge accomplishment." Baffert went on to say "Power Jam was about as fast…the quickest horse I've ever trained.”
Baffert continued, "He has the bone and the body to cross with Quarter Horse mares…he does look like a Quarter Horse."
"Being from the background of Quarter Horse racing as I am, it's definitely a no-brainer that Power Jam will cross with Quarter Horse mares."