Bernardini - Ava Knowsthecode, by Cryptoclearance

bay, 2009, 16.2 hands
Entered Stud 2013

2018 Fee: $7,500
Stands and Nurses

Season Inquiries: Bernie Sams
(859) 987-2330 / (859) 233-4252

  • Undefeated GSW by Bernardini
  • #2 Freshman Sire of 2016 by black-type horses (tied)
  • 12 winners, 2 TDN Rising Stars, and 4 stakes horses in his 1st-crop, incl. Clarendon Stakes winner Vanish & multiple stakes winner Recruiting Ready
  • 2nd-crop yearlings sold up to $220,000
  • 2016 Yearlings averaged $59,399 (8x stud fee)
  • #1 in his crop by rate of return on stud fee (2016 yearlings)



Race Record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
2 2 2 0 0 $61,500
3 1(1) 1(1) 0 0 $240,000
Total: 3(1) 3(1) 0 0 $301,500


Undefeated Graded SW
Won Holy Bull S.-G3 by 5 lengths, defeating champion HANSEN




Top Runners in 2017:
1st Fleet Indian S. @Saratoga; TDN Rising Star
1st Tremont S. @ Belmont
RECRUITING READY: 1st Chick Lang S. @ Pimlico; 1st Bachelor S. @ Oaklawn Park; 3rd Woody Stephens S. -G2
ONE LAST CAST: 2nd Lady Finger S., 3rd Lynbrook S. @ Belmont
MINNIE BLIP: 7 1/2-length winner in debut @ Fair Grounds

Top Runners in 2016:
VANISH: 1st Clarendon Stakes
:  1st MSW @ Belmont by 10 1/4 lengths. Named TDN Rising Star. 2nd Bashford Manor S. -G3, 3rd Iroquois S. -G3, 3rd Buffalo Man S.
SOPHIE GERMAIN: 1st MSW @ Aqueduct by three lengths; named TDN Rising Star.
JUNKET: 2nd Victoria S., Colin S.
BAY NUMBERS: 1st MSW @ Monmouth by 6 1/4 lengths, 2nd Tyro Stakes
HAULANI: impressive maiden winner in England
BRONX SANDMAN: 3rd First Bank Dash S.

2016 Sales include:
$220,000 colt, Keeneland September Sale to Steven W. Young, agent
$200,000 colt, Keeneland September Sale to John Fort
$200,000 colt, Keeneland September Sale to J.J. Crupi
$180,000 colt at Fasig-Tipton Florida Sale to Live Oak Plantation
$180,000 colt at OBS April to L.E.B
$125,000 filly at OBS March to Brushy Hill; Rockbridge Bloodstock, agent

In 2015, 1st Crop Yearling sales include:
$110,000 colt at Keeneland September to Jack Hester, agent
$100,000 colt at Keeneland September to The Racing Advisory

Top Runners, Lifetime

RECRUITING READY: 1st Chick Lang S. @ Pimlico, 1st Bachelor S. @ Oaklawn, 2nd Bashford Manor S. -G3, 3rd Woody Stephens S. -G2, 3rd Iroquois S. -G3, 3rd Buffalo Man S., MSW @ Belmont by 10 1/4 lengths. Named TDN Rising Star.
HE HATE ME: 1st Tremont S. @ Belmont
VANISH: 1st Clarendon Stakes
SUNSET RIDGE: Fleet Indian S. @Saratoga; TDN Rising Star
SOPHIE GERMAIN: MSW @ Aqueduct by three lengths; named TDN Rising Star.
JUNKET: 2nd Victoria S., Colin S.

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