His broodmare sire, Deputy Minister, was and still is a very influential stallion. His dam was bred by Bill Farish, owner of Lane's End Farm, which is one of the premier TB breeding farms in the world. His female line is very, very strong. Looks like his 2nd, 3rd, and 4th dams were all graded stakes-level horses, and it appears his dam never raced. I think its really awesome that your boy was third in the Withers, and that his picture on pedigreequery.com was taken by Barbara Livingston - she's an incredible photographer.