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Champion Sire Ivory James to Cox Stalion Station In Louisiana

Champion sire Ivory James will stand the 2022 season at Cox Stallion Station in Kaplan, Louisiana.

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KAPLAN, LA—SEPTEMBER 29, 2021—Champion sire Ivory James SI 103 will stand the 2022 season at Cox Stallion Station in Kaplan, Louisiana. A son of leading sire Corona Cartel and a full brother to leading sire Pyc Paint Your Wagon, Ivory James is owned by Bobby D. Cox, Sylvia Shaw Pitman and E.H. Pitman.

According to Cox Stallion Station manager Jerome Bellard, his 2002 fee will be announced shortly.

Bill Melson, long-time manager for Bobby D. Cox's horse and cattle operations thanked Laura Erickson and Royal Vista Ranches for the quality job they did standing Ivory James. Since Cox Stallion Station begin operations in 2019, several stallions in which Cox owns an interest have moved to Louisiana to take advantage of the lucrative Louisiana-Bred program.

From 11 crops to race, Ivory James has sired 538 winners (62%), 127 black type (15%), earners of more than $19.5 million with average earnings per starter in excess of $22,750. He is ranked second in the nation in money earners in 2021 among sons of "sire of sires" Corona Cartel.

Instygator, under jockey Juan Pulido, winning the Grade 1 $929,465 All American Derby on Sunday at Ruidoso Downs. © Ernesto Salinas / StallioneSearch
His top performers include recent All American Derby(G1) winner Instygator SI 107 (7 wins to 3, 2021 $1,258,239), 2-time AQHA Canadian Racing Champion Had To Be Ivory SI 110 (15 wins to 6, 2021 $198,370), Remington Park Oklahoma Bred Futurity-RG2 winner La Vencedora SI 97 ($516,296 to 3), Sam Houston Futurity-G2 winner Ivan James SI 103 ($481,562 to 3), Remington Park Oklahoma Bred Futurity-RG1 winner San Lorenzo Tay ($392,482 at 2), Keokuk Stakes(G3) winner Ferrari James SI 97 (14 wins to 8, 2021, $350,679), Texas Classic Futurity(G1) runner-up Algorithmic SI 99 ($319,408 to 5), AQHA Challenge Championship(G1) winner Sf Hot Pass SI 107 (10 wins to 6, 2021 $275,599), Rocky Mountain Futurity winner Bout Tree Fiddy SI 103 ($210,916 to 6), etc.

Ivory James won or placed in seven of 11 career starts and earned $220,026. He was second in the Heritage Place Futurity(G1) and a finalist in the Texas Classic Futurity(G1), Remington Park Futurity(G1) and All American Derby(G1).

His dam is the "blue-hen" Strawfly Special mare, Dashin Follies, dam of 5 black type winners include Texas Classic Futurity(G1) winner Pyc Paint Your Wagon SI 107 ($889,581), stakes winner Mi Angela SI 107 ($137,723), stakes winner Folly N Dash SI 98 ($32,522), G1-placed Ivory James SI 103 (see above), G3-placed Eye Follies SI 101 (RG3-$101,315), etc.

She is also the granddam of stakes horses Im Jess Special V SI 93 ($523,962, 2nd All American Futurity-G1), Jess Paint Your Lips SI 105 94(G1-$158,952), Jess Master Angel SI 98 ($122,117), Ziegield Follies SI 90 ($37,516), etc.

The second dam is world champion Dashing Folly SI 108 ($535,841) by leading sire First Down Dash. The 5-time champion won the Champion of Champions(G1), Los Alamitos Derby(G1), Vessels Maturity-(G1), Mildred N Vessels Memorial H. (G1)-twice, etc.

For additional information or breeding contacts call Jerome Bellard at 337-643-3255.

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