Our mare, Very Funny, is a daughter of Two Time Leading Sire, Distorted Humor. Distorted Humor has been passing along superior racing genes for a decade. We are excited to have our breeding and racing program carry his genes.
Distorted Humor was a good racehorse, winning eight races and earning $769,964. This amount of earnings was good for his racing connections, but is considered ordinary for a new stallion. As such, Distorted Humor began his career as a stallion with a stud fee of $10,000. This garnered him a rather unspectacular book of mares and, in spite of this, he became one of the most successful stallions in the U.S. and the world. His offspring were so successful at the racetrack that his stud fee peaked at $300,000 before settling down to $100,000 in 2010. The stud fee for Distorted Humor continues at $100,000 in 2015.
What did Distorted Humor accomplish to reach such heights? Well, he started off with the Kentucky Derby winner, Funny Cide. We can probably all remember the Sackatoga Stable partners riding a bright yellow school bus to Funny Cide’s races. And the clothes some of them wore? Enough said about that. Funny Cide was a great story and a good example of how a small partnership with a well-bred horse can win the big races.
Distorted Humor followed up Funny Cide with a string of Graded Stakes Winners:
Flower Alley, Drosselmeyer, Commentator, Any Given Saturday, Hystericalady, Cowtown Cat, Awesome Humor, Justenuffhumor, Fourty Niners Son, Regal Ransom, Boisterous, Distorted Legacy, Unbridled Humor, Alternation, Ironicus, Dramedy.
There have been an astounding 134 Stakes Winners, and counting. Of the 2,000+ sires in the U.S., Distorted Humor was the leading sire by number of Stakes Winners in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2011 being the only horse other than Danzig to do this in the last 30 years.
On the Bloodhorse Magazine’s Leading Sire List, here is how Distorted Humor ranked over an amazing 7 year span.:
Distorted Humor has also done very well in the sales ring, consistently being in the highest sales category. In February, 2010, the connections of Rachel Alexandra paid $2.3 million for one of his 2 year olds-in-training. In March 2012, Distorted Humor had another 2 year-old-in-training sell for $1.2 Million. Sales have continued strong through the first half of 2015 keeping him at the top of U.S. sales stallions.
For top level racehorses and consistency, Distorted Humor is at the head of the class. We love having his blood in our program.