No Never No More, a 3-year-old son of the highly-successful Scat Daddy from a family of sires, including Europe’s 2018 leading first-crop sire, No Nay Never, will stand his first season at Faith and Brad Leatherman’s Winding Creek Farm in Union Bridge. He is offered free to approved mares, with a $350 booking fee payable in advance.
“We are locating No Never No More in Maryland so he will be able to participate in the lucrative Maryland incentive program for state-breds and have access to quality mares,” said Irwin Olian, the 2017 TOBA Breeder of the Year in Louisiana. Olian’s Tigertail Ranch operation has bred and campaigned the likes of two-time Louisiana Horse of the Year Mobile Bay. “As a first-year incentive to attract a large volume of mares, we are offering to breed to him for free.”
No Never No More is the only son of the late Scat Daddy to stand in the Mid-Atlantic region in 2019. Scat Daddy is the sire of eight crops, the youngest current 2-year-olds, and has 18 stakes winners in the U.S. this year, including Triple Crown winner Justify. With crops in both hemispheres (after shuttling to South America for three seasons), Scat Daddy is represented by 112 stakes winners, 15 champions, and was the leading sire in Chile four consecutive years.
No Never No More is out of Whosetheclownnow (by Tiznow), a half-sister to the dam of No Nay Never, thus making him three-quarter in blood to the stallion who has dominated the first-year sires in Europe in 2018, with double the earnings of any other sire. No Nay Never’s first crop has 26 winners, and his five stakes winners include undefeated Ten Sovereigns, winner of the Middle Park Stakes-G1 and Round Tower Stakes-G3.
Bred in the U.S., No Nay Never was France’s champion 2-year-old after winning the Prix Morny-G1, won the Group 2 Norfolk Stakes in his only start in England, and was a graded stakes winner and second in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint-G1 and Swale Stakes-G2 in the U.S.
No Never No More’s second dam, graded stakes-placed Comical Cat, is also the dam of Ack Ack Handicap-G3 winner and sire Cat’s Career and stakes winner and sire Al’s River Cat. Others found in the family are English champion miler and sire Half a Year, millionaire and sire Event of the Year, and Del Mar Futurity winners Tamarando and Winning Pact.
“We are very excited about the prospects for No Never No More,” said Olian, who notes that the 3-year-old “was struck with EPM at an early age” which prevented him from racing. “He is a handsome, athletic individual with a lovely head and kind eye, exuding class as his pedigree would suggest.”