The 2009 leading sire in Japan, Manhattan Café

Manhattan Cafe was the leading sire in Japan in 2009. Won in half of his 12 starts but three of those were Grade One Races.

He is by Sunday Silence and he is marked like his super sire stallion. 

He is also from the German "S" Family of Schwarzgold showing us that this great distaff family can work anywhere where there is tough racing. Strangely his name does not begin with "S" but let us say Super does and was JRA Best Older Colt or Horse of 2002 in addition to his leading sire status of 2009.