Retired to Keene's Castleton Farm, Sweep was the leading sire by earnings in 1918 and again in 1925. He was not only a great sire but a great broodmare sire, with three daughters that produced Kentucky Derby winners. They were Beaming Beauty, dam of Bubbling Over; Brushup, dam of War Admiral; and Dust Whirl, dam of Whirlaway. Both War Admiral and Whirlaway became Triple Crown champions.
His daughter Washoe Belle became the foundation mare to whom trace Forward Pass, Alydar, Princess Turia, T.V. Lark., etc.
Another daughter, La Chica, became the foundation mare to whom trace Grey Flight and Native Dancer, which brings us the Northern Dancer and Mr. Prospector lines.
Other successful progeny include Eternal, General Thatcher, The Porter, Leonardo, Bon Homme, and Pen Rose.
Sweep died in 1936.
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