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Apollitical Jess

QH, SOR, H, foaled April 17, 2007

(Mr Jess Perry - Apollitical Time, by Apollo)

2021 Stud Fee: $26,000

  • 2018 #1 Sire of Graded Stakes Winners

  • 2018 #1 Sire of Stakes Winners

  • 2018 #1 Sire of Money Earners of over $8 Million

  • 2018 #1 Sire of 2yr old Graded Stakes Winners  

  • 2018 #1 Sire of 2yr old Money Earners of over $4.1 Million

  • 2018 #1 Sire of Winners

  • With only 5 crops to race, he had 3 of the top richest years ever

  • #1 Freshman Sire in 2014

  • #1 Sophomore Sire in 2015

  • #1   3rd year Sire in 2016

  • #1 Sire in 2017


1st Stallion Ever with Three Consecutive Seasons of $5 Million + in Earnings

Multiple Champion Sire of $22.8 Million in earnings from ONLY 5 Crops to Race

$53,739 Lifetime Average Earnings Per Starter

$28,576 Average Earnings Per Starter in 2018

39 Total Stakes Blacktype Earners in 2018


Sire of $3,000,000 2018 ALL AMERICAN FUTURITY – G1 WINNER


2018 #1 Sire of Graded Stakes Winners

2018 #1 Sire of Stakes Winners

2018 #1 Sire of Money Earners of over $8 Million

2018 #1 Sire of 2yr old Graded Stakes Winners  

2018 #1 Sire of 2yr old Money Earners of over $4.1 Million

2018 #1 Sire of Winners

Property of: Rancho El Cabresto, Inc.

2018's Leading Sire Apollitical Jess Smashes Single-Season Earnings Mark

DALLAS, TX—JANUARY 1, 2019—Milestones in Apollitical Jess' stud career are accumulating to the point where his own bar of success will be his biggest hurdle.

To that end, James Ranch's flagship stallion broke all-time leading sire First Down Dash's 12-year-old single season progeny earnings record last October when he topped $6.56 million dollars in the middle of the month.

Rancho El Cabresto, Inc.'s son of leading sire Mr Jess Perry has since shattered that record by more than $1.5 million. In 2018 Apollitical Jess has sired 20 stakes winners (9 graded) and 126 winners of $8,081,679.

The 12-year-old stallion led these 2018 sire's lists:

  • #1 Sire of Money Earners ($8,081,679)

  • Sire of 2-Year-Old Money Earners ($4,157,575)

  • #1 Sire of Graded Stakes Winners (9)

  • #1 Sire of 2-Year-Old Graded Stakes Winners (3)*

  • #1 Sire of Winners (129)
    * Tied with first-crop sire Five Bar Cartel


Apocalyptical Jess winning the 2018 $3 million Grade 1 All American Futurity on Labor Day at Ruidoso Downs. 
© Ernesto Salinas / StallioneSearch

Apollitical Jess' top performers in 2018 were led by All American Futurity(G1) winner Apocalyptical Jess SI 96 ($1,540,140 at 2), Texas Classic Futurity(G1) winner Flying Cowboy 123 SI 101 ($644,423 at 2), Rainbow Derby-G1 winner Political Attraction SI 103 ($692,563 to 3), Ruidoso Derby-G1 winner Jess Move You SI 97 ($488,751 to 3), Remington Park Oklahoma-Bred Futurity-RG2 winner Lynnder 16 SI 105 ($461,146 at 2), Dash For Cash Derby-G3 winner Eos A Political Win SI 102 ($309,520 to 3), Sooner State Stakes-RG1 winner Hold Air Hostage SI 108 ($1,369,551 to 4), La Primera Del Ano Derby-G3 winner A Political Lady SI ($386,685 to 3) and Junos Request Stakes-G2 winner Apollitical Scout SI 105 ($380,100 to 4).


Flying Cowboy 123 drives to victory in the 2018 Grade 1 $1,014,657 Texas Classic Futurity at Lone Star Park.
© Dustin Orona Photography

He also sired runner-up's in the Rainbow Futurity(G1), Remington Park Invitational(G1), Sooner State Stakes(G1), Golden State Derby(G2), Eastex Stakes (G2), Heritage Place Derby(G3), Los Alamitos Championship Challenge (G2), James Isaac Hobbs Stakes (G2), Higheasterjet Handicap (G3)/

In five crops to race, Apollitical Jess is the sire of 284 winners(68%), 99 black type (24%), 2 champions, earners of $23.85 million with average earnings per starter of nearly $56,790.

He is also the sire AQHA Racing Champion 3-Year-Old Colt Apollitical Blood SI 99 ($1,519,800, All American Derby-G1, etc.), AQHA Racing Champion 3-Year-Old and Champion 3-Year-Old Gelding Hold Air Hostage SI 108 ($1, 369,800, All American Derby-G1, etc.), multiple Grade 1 winner Apolltical Chad SI 97 ($930,290, Ruidoso Futurity-G1, etc.), multiple grade 1 winner AJs High SI 106 ($852,211, AQHA Challenge Championship-G1, etc.), etc.


Political Attraction winning the 2018 Grade 1 $801,564 Rainbow Derby at Ruidoso Downs. © Ernesto Salinas

A phenomenal race horse, Apollitical Jess won or placed in 12 of 14 career starts and earned $1,399,831. He was named the AQHA World Champion, Champion 3-Year-Old and Champion 3-Year-Old Colt in 2010 after winning the Champion of Champions(G1), Los Alamitos Super Derby(G1) and finishing second in the All American Derby(G1). He was also second in the Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity(G1) at 2.


Jess Move You winning the 2018 $796,197 Ruidoso Derby(G1) at Ruidoso Downs.© Ernesto Salinas

Apollitical Jess is out of three-time AQHA Racing champion and former Broodmare of the Year Apollitical Time SI 104 (14 wins, $904,242). The daughter of the Thoroughbred sire Apollo won the Los Alamitos Super Derby(G1), Mildred N Vessels Memorial(G1), Los Alamitos Invitational Championship(G1), Governor's Cup Derby(RG1), California Challenge Championship(G2), California Breeders' Matron Stakes(RG2), Town Policy Handicap(G3) and La Pacifica Handicap.

She is the dam of 6 ROM winners including world champion Apollitical Jess(see above), stakes-placed grade 2 finalist Rocket And Roll SI 99 ($50,885) and the granddam of Grade 2 Southern California Derby winner Mr Apollitical DashSI 94 ($216,811) and G1-placed Oneapolliticalflight SI 93 ($196,808), etc.

The second dam is the G3-placed First Down Dash mare Half Time Attraction SI96 ($14,734), dam of 11 ROM, 3 black-type. This is the immediate family of stakes winners Political Option SI 109 ($286,180), Sizzlin Cartel SI 105 ($233,446), Louisiana Blue Dream SI 103 ($102,332), etc.

Apollitical Jess was also the #3 Leading Yearling Sale Sire of 2018 by gross and average, with 47 yearlings grossing $2,572,000 for a $50,431 average.

With his commercial demand still at a peak, Apollitical Jess will command an advertised fee of $22,000 in 2019.

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