( HONOR CODE – CASTILLA BY AFLEET ALEX )
TB, B, C, Foaled Marched 14, 2019
Always Above is by Honor Code (A.P. Indy / Serena’s Cat, by Storm Cat) who just missed a perfect in-the-money record at the track with six victories, two seconds and two thirds in 11 starts. He won two Gr.1 races – the Metropolitan Handicap (by 3 3/4 lengths over Tonalist, less than one second off the track record) and the Whitney Stakes. He also won two Gr.2 events – the Remsen Stakes and Gulfstream Park Handicap. He was stakes-placed in three graded races, including the final race of his career, the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Classic, in which he finished third behind legendary American Pharoah and Effinex. He retired with earnings of $2,518,260 and an Eclipse Award as 2015’s Champion Older Horse. He stands at Lane’s End Farm for $20,000 and is currently a Leading Third-Crop Sire.
Honor Code’s pedigree is one of the best in the American Stud Book, containing most of the very best influences in the breed. Out of the stakes-winning Storm Cat mare Serena’s Cat, Honor Code is a half-sibling to two-time graded winner Noble Tune and stakes winner Declarationofpeace. His blue-blooded pedigree includes Champion Serena’s Song, Grade I winner Sophisticat and graded winners Vocalised, Vivid Imagination and Grand Reward.
The colt’s dam is the unraced Afleet Alex mare Castilla. She has one other foal, a Hard Spun filly named Sarah Joe, who was a $560,000 Keeneland September yearling.
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