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Power Jam (TB) Moves To Delta Equine Center
Grade 1 second-crop sire Power Jam (TB) will stand the 2022 season at Delta Equine Center in Vinton, Louisiana.

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Power Jam (TB) Moves To Delta Equine Center

VINTON, LA—MARCH 4, 2022—Power Jam (TB), a Grade 1 siring second crop sire and multiple track record holder arrived at Delta Equine Center in Vinton, Louisiana after standing at Jumonville Farms the past three years. The stakes winner remains the property of Ken O'Brien.

"It has been a pleasure to help get this young and upcoming sire started in his breeding career," Jumonville Farms manager Dutch Jumonville said. "We look forward to his continued success at Delta Equine."

Delta Equine Center provides a premier class quality breeding operation. Its reproduction program has recently upgraded the lab to meet SBS "Select Breeders Service" specifications, giving them the highest breeding quality.

"My family and I are forever grateful for Jumonville Farms giving us the opportunity to get Power Jam started with his breeding career. It has been a pleasure working with them and I cannot thank Dutch Jumonville enough for everything he has done for Power Jam", O'Brien said. "Dutch, and I have always wanted what was best for Power Jam and we have agreed that Delta Equine Center being a SBS 'Select Breeders Services' facility would be the best choice," he added.

Delta Equine Center Reproduction has over 35,000 square feet of covered stalls and working facility to provide a first-class service in Equine Reproduction.

"As part of the SBS program we can offer Power Jam breeders' standardized proprietary protocols for shipping semen," O'Brien said.

Each SBS lab uses state of the art equipment and standardized proprietary protocols and maintains a quality control program unique to the industry.

Power Jam (TB), a multiple track record sprinting son of the Tapit stallion Concord Point ($669,260) ended last year as a top 15 first-crop Quarter Horse Racing sire with only five starters, of which four were winners.

Amadeus Mv (inside), under jockey Cruz Mendez, setting the second fastest qualifying time in the Winter Derby trials at Los Alamitos Race Course. © Scott Martinez
In 2022 he kicked off the year with his first Grade 1 finalist Amadeus Mv who qualified for the $212,000 Los Alamitos Winter Derby. He was the #1 first-crop sire of winners by percentage in 2021. From only three starters thus far this season Power Jam is currently the #1 Leading Second-Crop Sire of Money Earners and the #4 General Leading Second-Crop Sire of Money Earners. He has 21 two-year-old's eligible to race in 2022.

The 10-year-old stallion holds current track records at 5 ½ furlongs at both Santa Anita Park and Del Mar Racetrack. A winner of three of five career starts, including the Pirate's Bounty Stakes at Del Mar, he earned $130,240.

Of his career debut at Santa Anita Park, February 14, 2015, Bloodhorse Magazine said "Add another Bob Baffert-trained colt to his already formidable list of Triple Crown hopefuls. Concord Point colt Power Jam joined the Hall of Fame trainer's crowded barn of 3-year-old prospects with an easy 4 ¼ length victory in a six-furlong maiden special weight event."

In his third out at Santa Anita he broke the 5 ½ furlong track record previously held by Kona Gold set in 1999. That track record stood for 17 years. Kona Gold is a Multiple Graded Stakes winner of $2,293,384 and Kona Gold won the 2000 Eclipse Award for Champion Sprinter.

Power Jam, under jockey Stewart Elliott, setting a new 5 ½ furlong track record at Del Mar in the Pirates Bounty Stakes.
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Conditioned by Hall of Fame Thoroughbred trainer Bob Baffert, Power Jam broke the Del Mar 5 ½ furlong track record in his final start, September 5, 2016 winning the Pirate's Bounty Stakes in 1:02.10, erasing the previous mark of 1:02 1/5 set by Ack in 1970.

That track record stood for 46 years. Ack won the 1971 Eclipse Award for Champion Sprinter and Horse of the Year. He was later inducted into the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame in 1986. In a 1986 edition of the Thoroughbred Record, legendary trainer Charles Whittingham said Ack was "the best horse I ever trained.

Power Jam's sire Concord Point, a son of leading Thoroughbred sire Tapit, is a Grade 1 winner of $669,260. From only seven crops to race he has sired nine black-type winners with earnings more than $7.5 million including Grade 1 winner American Gal ($912,480), who sold for $3,000,000 as a broodmare prospect in the Fasig Tipton Select Sale.

His paternal grandsire Tapit (by Pulpit) is world-renowned and stands at Gainsway Farms for a. fee of $185,000. The three-time champion sire is North America's leading sire of grade 1 winners (27), grade 1 performers (58), graded stakes winners (92), graded stakes horses (177), and stakes performers (284).

Tapit continued to add to his resume throughout 2021, becoming the first stallion to sire four Belmont Stakes (G1) winners when Essential Quality took the third leg of the Triple Crown last year. Shortly thereafter, Tapit took over as the all-time leading North American sire by progeny earnings.

Power Jam is one of three winners from four starters out of his dam Musical Rhythm, a stake producing unraced daughter of Smart Strike (by Mr. Prospector). The second dam is the unraced A.P. Indy daughter Day Lily, a multiple stakes producer of six winners including stakes-placed Kingsville ($211,471), G2-placed Attempted Humor ($182,779), and G3-placed Mr. Champ ($145,731).

The third dam is the Champion 2-Year-Old Filly Eliza, by Mt. Livermore, winner of $1,095,315 including the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies [G1], Santa Anita Oaks [G1], Arlington-Washington Lassie S. [G2], Alcibiades S.[G2], 2nd Kentucky Oaks [G1], etc.

The dam of 8 winners, four black type horses, Eliza is a half-sister to Santa Anita Derby(G1) winner Dinard ($590,250), stakes winner Power Bidder ($88,91), stakes-placed Ojai ($160,885), etc.

Eliza is the dam or grandam of Florida Derby (G1) winner Dialed In ($941,936), Golden Lad ($645,420-G3), Broadway Alibi ($521,500-G2), =Samuel Morse ($507,41 USA), R Gypsy Gold ($271,417-G1), =Foxplay (Aus $1,078013-G1), etc.

Bob Baffert, the former leading Quarter Horse trainer and presently one of the leading thoroughbred trainers in the world who trained both Triple Crown winners American Pharoah and Justify said "Power Jam's speed and the way he carried it against the best sprinters in the world, it's a pretty big deal. When you break two track records that's a huge accomplishment." Baffert went on to say "Power Jam was about as fast…the quickest horse I've ever trained."

Baffert continued, "He has the bone and the body to cross with Quarter Horse mares…he does look like a Quarter Horse."

"Being from the background of Quarter Horse racing as I am, it's definitely a no-brainer that Power Jam will cross with Quarter Horse mares."

For additional information or breeding contracts to Power Jam contact Ken O'Brien (714) 319-6692 or Caleb Findley at (337) 589-3078. Additional information on Power Jam can be found at PowerJam.com.

About Delta Equine Center
Delta Equine Center provides a premier class quality breeding operation. Clients experience a turnkey equine breeding program for their mares. We are located in Southwest Louisiana. Our reproduction program has recently upgraded the lab to meet SBS "Select Breeders Service" specifications, giving us the highest breeding quality.

With the construction of a new facility in 2008, Delta Equine Center provides a wider variety of horse health services. Using medical imagery from ultrasound, x-ray, and our very own "the 4th in the country" rotating MRI, our skilled veterinarians can quickly diagnose and effectively treat even the most specialized cases.

The facility features an equine surgical suite with two induction rooms, as well as two treatment exam rooms. Whether you have a high-performance racehorse requiring Arthroscopic joint surgery or your beloved backyard companion needs immediate colic surgery, Delta Equine Center is equipped to handle your animal care needs.