Sire: Kitten's Joy
Dam: Reachfortheheavens, by Pulpit
Breeder: Ken and Sarah Ramsey (Pa.)
Bred in the United States, the Ramseys sent homebred Real Solution to Rome to start his career. The bay colt won his first three races, including a stakes race by five lengths. Real Solution made two more starts in Italy before returning back to the United States as a 4-year-old where he finished second to multiple Grade 1 winner Point of Entry and the consistent Optimizer in the Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap in his second American start.
Real Solution earned a breakthrough victory when he dueled The Apache through the stretch of the Grade 1 Arlington Million and won via disqualificaton when The Apache bumped him several times in the final furlong. Heading to Belmont Park, he placed third in the Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational Stakes.
By champion Kitten's Joy, Real Solution is the first winner for his dam Reachfortheheavens. Out of a half sister to stakes placed Map, Reachfortheheavens is from the family of champion Slew o' Gold.