Lemon Drop Kid
|Lemon Drop Kid|
|Breeder||William S. Farish III & William S. Kilroy|
|Owner||Milton "Laddie" Dance and Jeanne G. Vance|
Triple Crown race wins:
Belmont Stakes (1999)
|United States Champion Older Male Horse (2000)|
|Last updated on June 26, 2007|
He is among many stakes-winning Thoroughbreds to be descended from Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew. Lemon Drop Kid is out of the mare Charming Lassie. Kingmambo is his sire, himself a son of Champion sire Mr. Prospector and out of the great mare Miesque.
Lemon Drop Kid played the spoiler to Charismatic's 1999 U.S. Triple Crown run, winning the Belmont Stakes that year by catching the frontrunning Charismatic in the homestretch. Lemon Drop Kid followed up with a win in the important Grade I Travers Stakes. In 2000, he won several major Grade I races and earned U.S. Champion Older Male Horse honors.
Lemon Drop Kid currently stands at stud at Lane's End Farm in Versailles, Kentucky, where he commands US $35,000 for a live cover breeding resulting in a foal standing & nursing. His first crop of foals in 2005 produced three stakes winners. His second crop in 2006 produced three more stakes winners, including the filly Lemons Forever, the longshot winner of the 2006 Kentucky Oaks. In 2009, his daughter Santa Teresita (horse) won the Grade I Santa Maria Handicap.
- Lemon Drop Kid's pedigree, with photo
- Belmont winners
- Lemon Drop Kid profile at Lane's End Farms
- Lemon Drop Kid profile on the Stallion Register
- Video at YouTube of Lemon Drop Kid's win in the 1999 Belmont Stakes