|Grandsire||Hail To Reason|
|Breeder||Red Oak Farm|
|Owner||Kris S. Robillard|
|Kris S. is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Sharp Queen by Roberto. He was born around 1977 in the United States, and was bred by Red Oak Farm.|
|Bradbury Stakes (1980)|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on September 11, 2008|
Kris S. (foaled April 25, 1977 - May 7, 2002) was an American Thoroughbred race horse who is best known as a highly successful sire. He was a son of the 1972 Epsom Derby winner Roberto who was a sire of international influence descending from the Hail to Reason branch of the Nearco sire line. Kris S.'s dam was Sharp Queen, a daughter of two-time North American Champion Sire and seven-time Champion Broodmare Sire, Princequillo.
Kris S. was raced by Kris S. Robillard, whose father bought the horse for him and gave it his name. The colt won two races at age two but an injury limited his racing career to just five starts, notably winning the ungraded Bradbury Stakes at age three. In 1982 he was sent to stand at stud at Meadowbrook Farms in Florida where he remained until 1993 when he was moved to Prestonwood Farm (now Winstar Farm) in Versailles, Kentucky.
A highly successful stallion, Kris S. sired 63 stakes winners and had lifetime progeny earnings of over $50 million. Among the horses he sired were five Breeder's Cup winners of which three were voted an Eclipse Award:
- Hollywood Wildcat (b. 1990) - won1993 Breeders' Cup Distaff, 1993 American Champion Three-Year-Old Filly
- Soaring Softly (b. 1995) won1999 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf, 1999 American Champion Female Turf Horse
Kris S. also sired two-time Japanese Horse of the Year, Symboli Kris S and the 2003 Epsom Derby winner, Kris Kin. In addition, he sired major stakes winners Rock Hard Ten, Kissin Kris, Machikane Allegro, Dr Fong, Kudos, You and I, Adonis, Class Kris, Evening Kris, Cheval Volant, Stocks Up, and Arch. He also sired Vertigineux, honored by the association of Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders (KTOB) as "Broodmare of the Year" in April 2009.
Kris S. is the damsire of War Chant, winner of the 2000 Breeders' Cup Mile, and Zenyatta, a mare who has become one of only a few undefeated horses in American Thoroughbred racing history, which include the immortal Colin and the "super filly" Personal Ensign. She's a perfect 16 for 16. On November 7, 2009, Zenyatta became the first female to win the Breeders' Cup Classic and the first horse ever to win two different Breeders' Cup races.
Kris S. died in 2002 and was buried at WinStar Farm. His last crop of foals were born the following year.