Sittin On Go Profile

Name Sittin On Go
Born Jan 11, 2018
Age 3 years

Dale Romans' 2020 Iroquois Stakes winner failed to live up to that early potential, dropping out of contention for the 2021 Kentucky Derby.

Albaugh Family Stables' Sittin On Go is one of the leading runners on the 2021 Road to the Kentucky Derby. The three-year-old Brody's Cause colt is trained by Dale Romans.

2021 Road to the Kentucky Derby

Sittin On Go has picked up 10 qualifying points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby.

The colt won the first race of the 35-race series, taking the September 5 Iroquois Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs. He put in an impressive performance, upsetting the field as he came in at odds of 24/1.

In that outing, Sittin On Go rallied from far off the pace. He crossed the line ahead of names such as Midnight Bourbon, a leader on the road to the Derby, and Super Stock. With the victory, Sittin On Go became the first stakes winner for Brody's Cause.

Sittin On Go's career performances

Sittin On Go has run in other top races, both on and off the Road to the Kentucky Derby. He debuted with a maiden special weight victory on August 16, 2020, at Ellis Park, the race before his Iroquois win.

Following the Iroquois, he ran ninth in the November 6 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) at Keeneland. That race included some of the other Road to the Kentucky Derby names. Essential Quality, one of the current front-runners, crossed the line first. He was followed by Hot Rod Charlie, Keepmeinmind, Jackie's Warrior and Rombauer.

Sittin On Go's next race was a sixth-place run in the November 28 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs. He saved ground off the pace and tried to rally on the rail through the lane, but he was never able to threaten the leaders. The Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes was won by Keepmeinmind, followed by Smiley Sobotka in second, Arabian Prince in third and Swill in fourth.

Sittin On Go finished a disappointing sixth once again in the January 30 Holy Bull Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The race was another offering qualifying points towards the Derby. The runner struggled as he stumbled out of the gate and trailed the field, sitting far off the pace around the far turn. He never threatened throughout the race.

Two further disappointments followed - finishing seventh in the Tampa Bay Derby and sixth in the Blue Grass Stakes. This ended his prospects of qualifying for the Kentucky Derby.

Sittin On Go's connections

Sittin On Go is surrounded by a group of highly-talented connections, starting with his trainer. Dale Romans has had a long and successful career, winning more than 2,000 races. His total earnings sit above $112million.

Romans was awarded the 2012 Eclipse Award for Outstanding Trainer and he has consistently won some of the sport's top races with his runners. His most notable victories include the 2011 Preakness Stakes, the 2012 Breeders' Cup Turf, the 2011 Breeders' Cup Mile and the 2009 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.

Besides Sittin On Go, he trains leading horses like Promises Fulfilled and Mr. Freeze.

Sittin On Go's owners, Albaugh Family Stables, have more than 85 wins from 500-plus races, with earnings of more than $6million.

The owners have been responsible for some impressive horses, with some of their top performances including second in the 2016 Breeders' Cup Juvenile with Not This Time, third in the 2020 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies with Girl Daddy, and third in the 2015 Juvenile with Brody's Cause.

Brody's Cause, the sire of Sittin On Go, is the owners' top horse. They have also been responsible for other graded winners like Free Drop Billy, Not This Time and Cozzetti.

Sittin On Go's regular rider is jockey Corey Lanerie, who has more than 4,800 career wins from 32,000-plus starts. His career earnings sit north of $144million.

Corey Lanerie regularly rides Sittin On Go

Lanerie was the one who guided Sittin On Go to his Iroquois win, which provided qualifying points for the Derby. The jockey has suffered some agonising near-misses in big races, including finishing second in the 2017 Kentucky Derby on Lookin At Lee, second in the 2016 Preakness Stakes with Cherry Wine, and third in the 2020 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint on Bell's the One.

Sittin On Go's pedigree

The three-year-old was bred in Kentucky by Wynnstay LLC. He is the son of sire Brody's Cause and mare Set'n On Ready.

Also owned by Albaugh Family Stables, Brody's Cause was a top-level runner. The son of Giant's Causeway was trained by Dale Romans and retired with a career record of 3-0-1 from eight races. His earnings sit at $1.17million.

His last race before retirement was a sixth-place finish in the 2016 Belmont Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park. His last win was in the 2016 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) at Keeneland. One of the runner's top performances was a third-place finish in the 2015 Breeders' Cup Juvenile.

Brody's Cause's other leading progeny includes names like Kalypso, BC Glory Days, Amity Island and Love is Strong.

Tom Ramsey's Set'n On Ready was the daughter of More Than Ready. Trained by Molly Pearson, she retired with a career record of 3-2-1 from 13 races, and her final purse earnings sit at $58,148. She had participated in a few different stakes races. Her top performances included a runner-up effort in the 2012 Juan Gonzalez Memorial Stakes, first in the 2012 Arizona Juvenile Fillies Stakes, and fourth in the 2013 Arizona Oaks.