On the distaff side, Subconscious represents the family of Stick to Beauty who did much to revive an American branch of Bruce Lowe family 1-g. One of just six stakes winners sired by the stakes-winning Round Table horse Illustrious and produced from the unraced Hail to Reason mare Hail to Beauty, Stick to Beauty produced five stakes winners. Neither her Grade 2-winning son The Prime Minister (by Deputy Minister) or Grade 2-placed stakes winner Majestic Venture (by Majestic Prince) amounted to much at stud, but Stick to Beauty has bred on in good style through her daughters.
Gold Beauty, Stick to Beauty's 1979 filly by Mr. Prospector), was much the best of her daughters on the track and in the breeding shed. The American champion sprinter of 1982, she produced only five foals but nonetheless came up with 1990 English Horse of the Year Dayjur (by Danzig) and multiple Grade 1 winner Maplejinsky (by Nijinsky II). Maplejinsky, in turn, produced 1994 American champion older female Sky Beauty (by Blushing Groom) and is the second dam of 2005 Breeders' Cup Distaff (USA-G1) winner Pleasant Home and multiple Grade 1 winner Tale of Ekati, the third dam of multiple Grade 1 winners Pine Island and Point of Entry, and the fourth dam of multiple Grade 1 winner Guarana.
Two other daughters of Stick to Beauty, Miraloma (by Deputy Minister) and Storm Beauty (by Storm Cat) were listed stakes winners, and while Miraloma was a disappointment in the paddocks, Storm Beauty did better. She produced 2012 Bold Ruler Handicap (USA-G3) winner Buffum (by Bernardini) and multiple stakes winner Stormy West (by Gone West) and is the second dam of 2018 Tempted Stakes (USA-G3) winner Oxy Lady.
Among Stick to Beauty's lesser daughters, both the Codex mare Poster Beauty (dam of multiple Irish listed stakes winner Ailleacht, by Chief's Crown) and the Alydar mare Raise a Beauty (dam of 2000 Prix d'Arenberg, FR-G3, winner Iron Mask, by Danzig) became stakes producers, and Sticky Prospect (by Mr. Prospector), although not herself a stakes producer, is the second dam of 2003 Gran Premio San Isidro (ARG-G1) winner Question. Subconscious traces his descent back through yet another daughter, Misconduct (by 1990 American Horse of the Year Criminal Type), whose best runner was Grade 2-placed listed stakes winner Cat Charmer (by Storm Cat). Cat Charmer, in turn, produced 2016 Woodford Reserve Ballston Spa Stakes (USA-G2) winner Strike Charmer (by Smart Strike) as her first foal, and her third foal, multiple listed-placed Sweet Dreams (by Candy Ride), produced Subconscious as her third foal. Sweet Dreams' 2-year-old Tapit colt Moment of Peace has yet to race, and the mare has since produced a yearling colt by Quality Road and a weanling filly by Justify; she was bred to Mendelssohn for 2022.
With numerous well-bred descendants of Stick to Beauty either still in production or due to enter their breeding careers soon, the persistence of her family at the upper levels of racing and breeding appears almost certain. As for Subconscious, now that he has figured out his game, there seems a good chance that this promising gelding will be keeping up awareness of his lineage for some time to come.