Philanthropist started his stud career in North America. He won 6 races including the Gr.3 Queen’s County Handicap, placed 5 times from only 14 starts from 1800 – 1900m at 3 and 4 years.
A leading North American sire by ABC Rating and AI Index, Philanthropist is the sire of champion Pender Harbour (earnings of over $1million to date) and Group 1 winner Phil’s Dream from his first crop of foals. He is also the sire of the most expensive yearling sold at public auction in Canada since 1987.
His sire, Kris S. (USA), was a 2 times leading US Sire and son of Derby winner Roberto. Kris S. is the sire of Gr.1 winners of both sexes, leading sire of grass horses in USA, sire of champions, sire-of-sires, sire of 88 stakes winners and over US$77m – 10% stakes winners/foals.
Philanthropist hails from that superb daughter of Mahmoud; Grey Flight – same as National Assembly, What A Pleasure etc. – family of numerous champions. His pedigree is free of Northern Dancer and is bred from the backbone of Claiborne/ Ogden Phipps’s best families.