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Dunn Ranch Purchases Half-Interest In Second-Crop Sire Power Jam, Standing In Oklahoma For 2023
Grade 1 second-crop sire Power Jam (TB) will stand the 2023 season at Dunn Ranch in Wynnewood, Oklahoma.

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Dunn Ranch Purchases Half-Interest In Second-Crop Sire Power Jam, Standing In Oklahoma For 2023

WYNNEWOOD, OK–SEPTEMBER 15, 2022—Dunn Ranch has purchased half-interest in Power Jam (TB), a Grade 1 siring second crop Quarter Horse sire and multiple track record holder, from owner Ken O'Brien. 

The stakes winning stallion will stand the 2023 season at Dunn Ranch in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. His fee will be $1,750.

"I have seen quite a few of Power Jam's foals born at the ranch and have had an interest in acquiring him for three years," Matt Dunn said. "We came to an agreement that is good for both of us and the horse and we have already picked out a stall in our new stallion barn for Power Jam."

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

"Matt has shown an interest in Power Jam for the past three years and I have truly found someone who believes in this horse like I do," O'Brien said Thursday. "Dunn Ranch has a great broodmare band which they indicated they plan to breed to Power Jam."

"Oklahoma breeders have always supported Power Jam and I nominated him to the Black Gold program earlier this year which should be great for all the owners who participate in this longtime race series."

"I want to say "thank you" to Jumonville Farms, Delta Equine and LQHBA for giving us the opportunity to stand this horse in the state of Louisiana," O'Brien said. "We have made many new friends in the state over the last three years."

"I have had mares at Dunn Ranch for the past three years and had nothing but a great experience with Matt, Bendi, Abbi and their staff," O'Brien concluded. "Dunn Ranch is a first-class operation."

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. 

In 2022 Power Jam (TB) 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. He is currently a top 15 second-crop sire of money earners for 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.
© Courtesy James Ortega Bloodstock

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 (29), grade 1 performers (58), graded stakes winners (96), blacktype winners (153), and blacktype placers (144).

Tapit continues to add to his resume throughout 2022, 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 Matt Dunn at (580) 279-6666. Additional information on Power Jam can be found at PowerJam.com.