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PLEASANTON, TXFEBRUARY 2, 2017—Blessed River Ranch Ltd. announced today their Grade 3 winner and AQHA Racing Champion sire Desirio SI 116 will stand the 2017 season at Zerlotti Genetics Ltd. h near Pleasanton, Texas. His fee has been reduced to $2,000 to introduce him to Texas breeders.
From a limited number of starters in eight crops to race, Desirio has sired 83 winners, two grade 1 winners, 12 stakes horses and 1 champion with earnings of nearly $3.4 million. His starters have average earnings per starter of over $22,800.
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Desirio is out of the G1 winner and multiple stakes producer Lady Tenaya SI 105 ($280,375), by Sixarun. She is the dam of 21 ROM, three stakes horses including Hobbs America Derby(G2) winner Corona For The Lady SI 104 ($125,894) and stakes winner No Ordinary Love SI 96 ($70,153), G3 finalist My Ladys Eyes SI 94 ($17,977), etc. Lady Tenaya is also the granddam of 2016 2-year-old This Is A Deal SI 98 (2 wins, $154,191, 2nd Sam Houston Futurity-G2, etc. ).
The second dam is the G1 finalist Alethia, by Dash For Cash, who is a sister to champion and former Broodmare of the Year Florentine SI 108 ($1,123,102), champion Calyx SI 117 ($164,468), stakes winner's Stamen SI 114 ($105,997), Stylus SI 109 ($50,424), Shillings ($34,42) and a half-sister to champion Ive Been Blessed SI 102 ($94,877) and stakes winner Royal Miracle Dip Si 97 ($112,1117).
Desirio is nominated to various stallion programs including Black Gold Futurity.
For additional information or breeding contracts call Dr. Mario Zerlotti at 830-569-8913.