He's Watching

1:46.8 - $1,129,215. Bay Horse foaled 2011. 15 Hands

Retired as the equal fastest horse of all time (in a race).

As a two year old, He’s Watching went undefeated and was awarded US 2yo Colt of the Year. In eight starts he set five track records and two World Records.

He returned as a three year old and became the equal fastest horse of all time when he demolished a strong field in the Meadowlands Pace.

He is superbly bred and carries no fewer than four strains of the outstanding mare K Nora.

  • Unbeaten US Two Year Old of the Year - Won 8 for 8 as a 2yo including 5 track records and 2 world records.
  • Became the fastest ever 2yo on both a half-mile and five-eighths track – winning by over 6 lengths both times.
  • Brilliantly won the Meadowlands Pace as a 3yo in a world record equalling 1:46.8.
  • The fastest 3yo ever at the Meadowlands and the youngest ever winner of the Meadowlands Pace.
  • Beautifully bred with duplications of the champion mares Leah Almahurst and Three Diamonds in his pedigree.

 

AUS Pay On Pos Test: TBA
NZ Pay On Pos Test: TBA
Standing in New Zealand
 
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In the Southern Hemisphere He's Watching stood his debut season in 2015/16.

In the Northern Hemisphere He's Watching is standing his debut season in 2016.

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings Time
2 8 8 0 0 $291,722 1:50f
3 13 5 3 1 $837,493 1:46.8
Total 21 13 3 1 $1,129,215 1:46.8
At 2 US 2yo Pacing Colt or Gelding of the Year. At 2, won 7 divs and Final NYSS.
At 3 Won elim and Final Meadowlands Pace, div Somebeachsomewhere, elim and Final Empire Breeders Classic; 2nd Cane Pace, div Bluegrass Stakes, elim North America Cup; 3rd Final North America Cup.
American Ideal
2002
Western Ideal
1995
Western Hanover
1989
NO NUKES
1979
Oil Burner
Gidget Lobell
Wendymae Hanover
1983
ALBATROSS
Wendy Sue Hanover
LEAH ALMAHURST
1985
ABERCROMBIE
1975
Silent Majority
Bergdorf
Liberated Angel
1978
Meadow Skipper
Angel Hair
Lifetime Success
1992
Matt's Scooter
1985
Direct Scooter
1976
Sampson Direct
Noble Claire
Ellens Glory
1978
Meadow Skipper
Gloria Barmin
THREE DIAMONDS
1979
ALBATROSS
1968
Meadow Skipper
Voodoo Hanover
Ambiguity
1972
Bret Hanover
K Nora
Baberhood
2007
Real Desire
1998
Life Sign
1990
ABERCROMBIE
1975
Silent Majority
Bergdorf
THREE DIAMONDS
1979
ALBATROSS
Ambiguity
Deadly Desire
1989
Troublemaker
1981
Most Happy Fella
Brets Dream
Mystical Mood
1985
Trenton
Whispering Sands
Babe Watching
1998
Jenna's Beach Boy
1992
Beach Towel
1987
French Chef
Sunburn
Five O'Clock Cindy
1987
Cam Fella
Eye Wash
Cheer Me Up
1992
NO NUKES
1979
Oil Burner
Gidget Lobell
LEAH ALMAHURST
1985
ABERCROMBIE
Liberated Angel


View Catalogue Style Pedigree

He’s Watching not only brings blistering speed and sensational gait to the equation, but also an incredible pedigree.

His sire American Ideal is by a son of the champion mare Leah Almahurst and is out of a daughter another champion mare in Three Diamonds. These two outstanding mares are closely related having their third and second dam respectively as the great K Nora.

Remarkably, the dam of He’s Watching carries the same cross. His own fourth dam is Leah Almahurst and the dam of his maternal grandsire is Three Diamonds.

So four strains of a dominant mare in K Nora via sex-balanced duplications of two champion mares – a pedigree enthusiasts paradise.

To round off a great pedigree he also has eight daughters of Tar Heel (six of them unique) in his sixth generation.

He’s Watching’s sire American Ideal is well proven and has shown to cross with mares by a variety of sirelines.

Perhaps the two most prevalent sirelines he has crossed with to date have been Cam Fella and Abercrombie.

Three of American Ideal’s top ten earners, including the top one, are out of Cam Fella line mares.

So we believe He’s Watching will cross well with mares by stallions such as Bettors Delight, Fake Left, Armbro Operative, Presidential Ball, Washington VC, Precious Bunny, Four Starzzz Shark, Blissfull Hall, Pacific Fella, Camtastic, Cameleon, Brioso Hanover, Exotic Earl, etc.

Abercrombie line mares have also produced three of American Ideal’s top ten earners, so look for He’s Watching to cross well with mares by such stallions as Art Major, Artsplace, GrinfromeartoearArtiscape, Astreos, Modern Art, Albert Albert, Life Sign, Dream Away, Pacific Rocket, Fully Loaded, Peace Of ArtPanorama, etc.

With He’s Watching being out of a Real Desire mare, matching up an Abercrombie line mare with him duplicates this tremendous sireline. The duplication of Abercrombie does appear in the pedigree of a lot of top horses.

Direct Scooter line mares have worked well with a variety of Western Hanover line stallions and this is certainly the case with Western Ideal and his sons Rocknroll Hanover and American Ideal.

Of particular note, both Rocknroll Hanover and American Ideal themselves are a product of the Western Ideal / Direct Scooter mare cross. Reinforcing this excellent cross by breeding them back to Direct Scooter line mares has proven to be highly successful - with Rocknroll Hanover siring the likes of Tatijana Bromac ($215,000) and Rocknroll Arden ($161,095) and American Ideal siring the likes of the Gr.1 winner Besotted.

We believe He’s Watching, as a son of American Ideal and a grandson of Western Ideal, presents a very attractive option for Direct Scooter line mares.

Downunder Direct Scooter line stallions include In The PocketChristian CullenMach ThreeCourage Under Fire, Stoneridge ScooterOk ByeDeal DirectDirect Flight, etc.

The cross with Mach Three mares will present a 4x3 sex-balanced duplication of Matt’s Scooter.

In recent times the doubling up of No Nukes has become more prevalent and produced some very good horses. Western Ideal and American Ideal have both left very good horses out of No Nukes line mares.

The three-time NZ Cup winner Terror To Love, the Miracle Mile winner Baby Bling and the brilliant Bling It On are examples of top racehorses bred on the cross of a No Nukes line stallion over a No Nukes line mare. Bling It On is especially relevant as he is by American Ideal.

No Nukes line stallions include Live Or DieBadlands HanoverSafely Kept, Village Jasper, Jereme's JetCaprockTicket To Heavenetc.

It is also worth noting that He’s Watching’s third dam is by No Nukes so most No Nukes line mares will also introduce an attractive sex-balance to the pedigree of the resulting foal.

Falcon Seelster mares are terrific broodmares and cross with a variety of different sirelines including the Western Ideal line.

Look for He’s Watching to also sire some very good horses out of mares by Falcon Seelster and his sons Elsu, McArdle and Million To One.

Of note, He’s Watching has only one strain of Albatross in his first four generations so he should also be a sound option for a lot of mares, especially those in New Zealand, that carry a strong Albatross presence.