WAYNE, OK—OCTOBER 27, 2021—Royal Vista Ranch, LLC announced today that AQHA Racing's leading sire Apollitical Jess will have a duel fee schedule for 2023. His fee will be $35,000 and breeders who choose ICSI procedure can breed for $26,000.
The AQHA's Racing World Champion of 2010, and industry's leading sire of money earners five of the last six years, is owned by Rancho El Cabresto, Inc.
Apollitical Jess is also the industry's leading yearling sale sire in 2022 (by average with two or more sold) at $111,056 and the median was $100,00. 82 of 89 yearling offered at public auction grossed $9,884,00.
In 2022 he sired 41 six-figures or above sale yearlings and seven of the top 10 high-sellers at the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, including the $460,000 sale-topper Goodtyme.
From eight crops to race, Apollitical Jess is the sire of 565 winners, 205 black type (25%), 10 champions, earners of over $54.6 million with average earnings per started of more than $64,100 through October 25.
The current year he has sired 123 winners, 58 black type and earners of over $7.4 million.
Apollitical Jess got his third All American Derby(G1) winner in 2022 when A Pollitical Candy V won the industry's top race for 3-year-olds. Additional Apollitical Jess winners at Ruidoso Downs over the Labor Day weekend also included $460,963 All American Oaks(G1) winner Political Rose, $200,000 All American Juvenile winner Roc A Jess V and $100,000 All American Invitational Stakes winner Political Thinker.
In the aged horse category this season Apollitical Jess' Apolitical Pence SI 125 ($1,623,033) will be looking in December to become the first hoses since world champion Refrigerator to win his third consecutive Champion of Champions(G1).
Among Champion of Champions contenders will be last year's AQHA Racing Champion 3-Year-old Empressum SI 110 ($1,235,025), also a son of Apollitical Jess.
Apollitical Jess' champion performers include Apocalyptical Jess SI 103 (3-time champion, $ 2,251,556 [G1]), Apollitical Blood SI 99 (champion, $1,519,800 [G1]), Hold Air Hostage SI 108 (champion, $1,415,551 [G1]), Empressum SI 110 ($1,235,025), Apollitical Pence SI 106 ($1,623,235 [G1]), Apollitical Gold SI 96 (champion, $1,001,075 [G1]), Flying Cowboy 123 SI 101 (champion, $965,811 [G1]), As And Js SI 106 (champion, $531,134), Ratification SI 98 (champion, $397,246), A Political Lady SI 97 (champion, $396,685).
He has sired eight millionaires and two earners of more than $2 million.
His other top performers include All American Futurity(G1) winner Kj Desparado SI 104 ($2,516,510 to 3, 2022), All American Futurity(G1) winner Mr Jess Jenkins SI 104 ($1,631,033), Rainbow Derby(G1) winner Political Attraction SI 104 ($972,289), Ruidoso Futurity(G1) winner Apollitical Chad ($930,730), Sooner State Stakes(G1) winner Ajs High SI 106 ($854,328), AQHA Distaff Challenge(G1) winner Lynnder 16 SI 105 ($$831,967to 6, 2022), Ruidoso Derby(G1) winner Tough To Bee SI 105 ($741,938), etc.
Apollitical Jess is quickly becoming a broodmare sire and a "sire of sires".
FDD Scout ($656,281 at 3, 2022), runner-up in the All American Futurity(G1), is first foal out of the Apollitical Jess mare Apollitical Scout ($380,952). Rainbow QH Oaks (G1) winner Miss Beth Dutton ($314,877 to 3, 2022) is the first foal from Grade 1 winning Apollitical Jess mare Apollitical Time ($904,242). His champion son Apollitical Blood has already sired earners of over $10.4 million in four crops to race, including champion Trump My Record ($979,068), Grade 1 winner Apollitical Patty ($1,089,542), multiple RG1 winner Blood Money ($1,123,142 at 2), etc.
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Royal Vista Ranch, LLC also announced Mr Apollitical Dash's fee for 2023 will remain $2,000. Stakes winners can breed for $1,500.
Mr Apollitical Dash is also owned by Rancho El Cabresto, Inc.
From a limited number of starters in his first crop to race, the son of leading sire Mr Jess Perry is a top-15 first-crop sire of money earners in 2022.
His top performers include Grade 2 Oklahoma Futurity finalist Cartels Dasher ($24,157) and stakes-placed Wb Dashin Brat, etc.