Reliance Ranches, LLC of Guthrie, Oklahoma announces the purchase of American Anthem, by Arkansas Derby winner and Classic-placed sire Bodemeister. American Anthem, a multiple Graded stakes winner, began his career by winning his first start at 2 and following up with a successful 3-year-old season posting back-to-back Graded victories in the Lazaro Barrera Stakes-G3 at Santa Anita and the Woody Stephens Stakes-G2 at Belmont. He followed his Graded wins with 3rd place finishes in the Grade 1 H. Allen Jerkens Stakes at Saratoga and the Grade 1 Santa Anita Sprint Championship. As a 4-year-old he won the Grade 2 San Carlos Stakes and raced into his 6-year-old year, finishing 3rd in the G1 Runhappy Carter Stakes in 2020. American Anthem finished on the board in 16 of 21 starts and earned a total of $848,490.00.
Bred in Kentucky by Winstar Farm, American Anthem won his stakes races wearing the silks of China Horse Club and Winstar Farm, et al.
The sale of American Anthem for stud duty was brokered by Patrick Morell of Morell Bloodstock, LLC.
He will stand at Sierra Blanca Equine in Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico. Contact Kim Saunders at Sierra Blanca for stud fee pricing.
For more information contact, Patrick Morell at (502)689-8179 or Kim Saunders (575)430-7084.