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Bill's Columns
FIRST-CROP SIRES BRING NOVEMBER INTRIGUE 
Date: November 12th, 2017
This article originally appeared in BloodHorse Daily.
By Bill Oppenheim
Through the first five days of the Kentucky November sales—Fasig-Tipton November and Keeneland Books 1 and 2—exactly 1,400 horses were cataloged, 203 at Fasig-Tipton Nov. 6 (14.5%), and 1,197 at Keeneland 1-2 (85.5%), which ended Nov. 10.
Revenues for the first five days totaled $218,297,000, and the extent to which Fasig-Tipton is punching above its weight for this sale is illustrated by their grossing $74, 200,000, which was a $20 million gain over last year and 34% of the five-day total. Keeneland, on the other hand, was down $11.7 million from last year. The combined sales were up only about $8 million, or 4%, from last year, and pretty clearly most of the difference was Songbird ($9.5 million) and Tepin ($8 million) selling at Fasig-Tipton, and adding $17. 5 million to the gross between them.
There's nothing more interesting and intriguing to breeders than seeing how the first crops of the respective sire groups sell when they come up for auction. Admittedly the pricier sires have bigger representation in the first five days, whereas sires standing for $15,000 and under tend to feature more in the "back books. " No fewer than 12 sires with their first foals in 2017 (I designate them as F2017) with three or more sold in the first five days figured among the top 50 sires by weanling average, and four of the top six by av erage are $7,500-$15,000 sires, which had three or four each sell. Their averages will inev itably tumble, as they have far more representatives later in the sale. Nonetheless the fact that top-rung youngsters by these sires commanded averages around the $160,000 mark shows right off the bat they are capable of throwing really nice individuals.
Much like Frankel when his first foals came on the market in 2014, Ashford's 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah dominated proceedings among first-crop weanling sires. In a market where 55.4% of all horses cataloged were sold, and 47.2% of weanlings cataloged were sold, American Pharoah suffered a spate of withdrawals, with more than half (14 of 27) of those originally cataloged withdrawn before going through the ring. Ten of the 13 offered did sell (37% of those cataloged), and they averaged $445,500, behind only Gainesway's three-time champion sire Tapit (three sold, $616,667 average, from nine cataloged) by weanling average for all sires with three or more weanlings sold. Hill 'n' Dale's Curlin (five sold, $419,000, average from six cataloged) and Darley's Medaglia d'Oro (four sold, $412,500 average, from six cataloged) also averaged over $400,000.
Lane's End's Honor Code was a clear second by average among first-crop weanling sires, with eight sold from 15 cataloged (53.3%) for an average of $199,375. The judges liked them. Then came this group of four sires, which stand for $7,500- $15,000 with three or four sold each: Darby Dan's Tapiture (2016 stud fee: $7,500), who had three sell from four cataloged for a $166,667 average, including a $300,000 colt Nov. 9 (Book 2, Day 1); Hill 'n' Dale's Bayern ($15, 000), who had four sell from seven cataloged, for an average of $163, 750; Gainesway's Karakontie ($15,000), who had three sell from three cataloged for an average of $163,333, including a $250, 000 colt bought by the Niarchos Family's Flaxman Holdings, which I was assured is for racing, not pinhooking; and Airdrie's Summer Front ($10,000), who had three sell from six cataloged for an average of $155,000.
Six other first-crop sires with three or more sold figured among the top 50 sires by weanling av erage: Lane's End's Liam's Map (10 sold/22 cataloged, average $149,500); WinStar's Carpe Diem (8/19, average $144,375); Three Chimneys' Palace Malice (3/9, average $121,667); Lane's End's Tonalist (8/17, average $117,500); WinStar's Daredevil (3/4, average $116,667); and the same farm's Constitution (7/15, average $96,429).
Interesting and significant, too, was that of the nine first-crop sires with six or more cataloged, only 44.5% (61/137) of their weanlings cataloged were actually listed as sold, with only Bayern (57.1%) and Honor Code (53. 3%) achieving a clearance rate from the catalog of over 50%. It's not like you just walk them ov er and they hand you the money, is it?
Five covering sires averaged more than $800,000 for in - foal mares in the first five days. War Front had five mares sold in foal for an average of $1.3 million; Curlin averaged $1,241,667 for 15 mares cataloged in foal, including Tepin for $8 million; Medaglia d'Oro had ten in-foal mares average $941,000; Tapit had three av erage $895,000; and WinStar's Pioneerof the Nile had seven mares in foal average $817, 143.
Among sires who covered their first mares this year and will have their first foals in 2018 (I designate them as F2018 sires), five had first - fiv edays in - foal averages over $175,000. Darley had the one - two finishers . Nyquist led the way, with nine mares in foal averaging $308, 889, while Frosted was second, with 12 mares av eraging $245,000. Claiborne's Runhappy had eight mares in foal average $238,125, and two Taylor Made sires with three in - foal mares each were California Chrome ($183,333) and Not This Time($178, 333).
To read all Bill Oppenheim's columns and the Weekly Sales Tickers, including details of the first five days, please visit www.billoppenheim.com.
2017 LEADING SIRES OF WEANLINGS
Leading sires of weanlings by average from Fasig-Tipton and Kenneland (Book 1 and 2) November Sales.
Sire
Farm
2017 Stud Fee
Cataloged
Offered
Sold
Gross Average High Colts
Sold
Colts
Average
Fillies
Sold
Fillies
Average
Conception
Stud Fee
Tapit
Gainesway (USA)
$300,000
9
5 (56%)
3 (33%)
$1,850,000
€1,595,292
£1,404,787
$616,667
€531,764
£468,262
$775,000
€667,528
£588,414
0 $0
€0
£0
3 $616,667
€531,764
£468,262
$300,000
American Pharoah
Ashford Stud (USA)
private
27
13 (48%)
10 (37%)
$4,455,000
€3,835,129
£3,398,256
$445,500
€383,513
£339,826
$1,000,000
€861,326
£764,818
6 $392,500
€337,724
£299,154
4 $525,000
€452,196
£400,833
$200,000
Curlin
Hill 'n' Dale Farms (USA)
$150,000
6
5 (83%)
5 (83%)
$2,095,000
€1,806,345
£1,596,526
$419,000
€361,269
£319,305
$1,000,000
€863,036
£759,417
2 $575,000
€496,196
£436,886
3 $315,000
€271,318
£240,918
$100,000
Medaglia d'Oro
Darley (USA)
$150,000
6
5 (83%)
4 (67%)
$1,650,000
€1,422,300
£1,256,488
$412,500
€355,575
£314,122
$650,000
€559,862
£497,132
2 $350,000
€301,763
£265,766
2 $475,000
€409,387
£362,478
$150,000
Speightstown
WinStar Farm LLC (USA)
$100,000
9
6 (67%)
4 (44%)
$1,425,000
€1,228,557
£1,085,037
$356,250
€307,139
£271,259
$500,000
€431,518
£379,708
1 $300,000
€258,710
£228,711
3 $375,000
€323,282
£285,442
$100,000
Empire Maker
Gainesway (USA)
$85,000
8
3 (38%)
3 (38%)
$1,030,000
€888,927
£782,199
$343,333
€296,309
£260,733
$425,000
€366,790
£322,752
1 $320,000
€276,172
£243,013
2 $355,000
€306,378
£269,593
$100,000
War Front
Claiborne Farm (USA)
$250,000
6
5 (83%)
2 (33%)
$675,000
€582,036
£512,554
$337,500
€291,018
£256,277
$375,000
€323,639
£284,781
0 $0
€0
£0
2 $337,500
€291,018
£256,277
$200,000
Street Sense
Darley (USA)
$45,000
6
4 (67%)
4 (67%)
$1,315,000
€1,132,747
£1,004,223
$328,750
€283,187
£251,056
$1,000,000
€861,326
£764,818
3 $105,000
€90,474
£79,801
1 $1,000,000
€861,326
£764,818
$45,000
Pioneerof the Nile
WinStar Farm LLC (USA)
$110,000
15
11 (73%)
10 (67%)
$2,955,000
€2,547,955
£2,248,312
$295,500
€254,796
£224,831
$550,000
€474,301
£419,303
7 $344,286
€296,840
£261,884
3 $181,667
€156,691
£138,374
$125,000
Giant's Causeway
Ashford Stud (USA)
$75,000
5
2 (40%)
2 (40%)
$510,000
€439,276
£387,214
$255,000
€219,638
£193,607
$300,000
€258,398
£227,773
2 $255,000
€219,638
£193,607
0 $0
€0
£0
$85,000
More Than Ready
WinStar Farm LLC (USA)
$60,000
9
9 (100%)
7 (78%)
$1,660,000
€1,429,367
£1,263,669
$237,143
€204,195
£180,524
$360,000
€310,693
£273,390
3 $240,000
€206,620
£182,853
4 $235,000
€202,377
£178,778
$50,000
Bernardini
Darley (USA)
$100,000
7
6 (86%)
6 (86%)
$1,365,000
€1,176,788
£1,039,067
$227,500
€196,131
£173,178
$340,000
€292,851
£260,038
3 $230,000
€198,384
£174,654
3 $225,000
€193,878
£171,701
$100,000
Into Mischief
Spendthrift Farm (USA)
$75,000
22
13 (59%)
11 (50%)
$2,495,000
€2,150,129
£1,899,626
$226,818
€195,466
£172,693
$320,000
€275,624
£242,958
7 $245,714
€211,726
£186,874
4 $193,750
€167,012
£147,877
$45,000
Violence
Hill 'n' Dale Farms (USA)
$15,000
5
4 (80%)
4 (80%)
$875,000
€752,777
£667,132
$218,750
€188,194
£166,783
$235,000
€202,412
£179,732
2 $235,000
€202,125
£179,308
2 $202,500
€174,264
£154,258
$15,000
Malibu Moon
Spendthrift Farm (USA)
$75,000
6
2 (33%)
2 (33%)
$415,000
€357,221
£316,163
$207,500
€178,610
£158,081
$225,000
€194,032
£171,533
2 $207,500
€178,610
£158,081
0 $0
€0
£0
$95,000
Honor Code
Lane's End (USA)
$40,000
15
11 (73%)
8 (53%)
$1,595,000
€1,374,854
£1,214,880
$199,375
€171,857
£151,860
$370,000
€319,323
£280,984
4 $226,250
€195,120
£172,057
4 $172,500
€148,593
£131,663
$40,000
Quality Road
Lane's End (USA)
$35,000
11
6 (55%)
6 (55%)
$1,135,000
€978,053
£864,809
$189,167
€163,009
£144,135
$330,000
€284,581
£251,582
5 $193,000
€166,290
£147,041
1 $170,000
€146,602
£129,603
$35,000
Ghostzapper
Adena Springs Kentucky (USA)
$75,000
9
6 (67%)
5 (56%)
$917,000
€790,035
£697,388
$183,400
€158,007
£139,478
$335,000
€289,117
£254,405
2 $172,500
€148,249
£131,235
3 $190,667
€164,512
£144,973
$60,000
Uncle Mo
Ashford Stud (USA)
$150,000
17
10 (59%)
6 (35%)
$1,080,000
€930,137
£820,829
$180,000
€155,023
£136,805
$275,000
€236,865
£208,792
3 $208,333
€179,301
£158,290
3 $151,667
€130,745
£115,319
$75,000
Tapiture
Darby Dan Farm (USA)
$7,500
4
3 (75%)
3 (75%)
$500,000
€431,183
£381,185
$166,667
€143,728
£127,062
$300,000
€258,710
£228,711
1 $300,000
€258,710
£228,711
2 $100,000
€86,237
£76,237
$7,500
Bayern
Hill 'n' Dale Farms (USA)
$15,000
7
4 (57%)
4 (57%)
$655,000
€562,900
£498,702
$163,750
€140,725
£124,676
$220,000
€188,955
£167,466
3 $171,667
€147,552
£130,711
1 $140,000
€120,244
£106,569
$15,000
Karakontie (JPN)
Gainesway (USA)
$15,000
3
3 (100%)
3 (100%)
$490,000
€421,122
£373,389
$163,333
€140,374
£124,463
$250,000
€214,721
£190,302
2 $190,000
€163,188
£144,630
1 $110,000
€94,746
£84,130
$15,000
Summer Front
Airdrie Stud (USA)
$10,000
6
3 (50%)
3 (50%)
$465,000
€399,382
£353,962
$155,000
€133,127
£117,987
$200,000
€171,777
£152,242
2 $165,000
€141,716
£125,599
1 $135,000
€115,949
£102,763
$10,000
Fed Biz
WinStar Farm LLC (USA)
$10,000
4
2 (50%)
1 (25%)
$150,000
€129,355
£114,355
$150,000
€129,355
£114,355
$150,000
€129,355
£114,355
0 $0
€0
£0
1 $150,000
€129,355
£114,355
$12,500
Liam's Map
Lane's End (USA)
$25,000
22
16 (73%)
10 (46%)
$1,495,000
€1,286,406
£1,137,994
$149,500
€128,641
£113,799
$310,000
€266,254
£235,975
5 $201,000
€172,898
£152,990
5 $98,000
€84,383
£74,609
$25,000
Carpe Diem
WinStar Farm LLC (USA)
$25,000
19
11 (58%)
8 (42%)
$1,155,000
€995,414
£879,965
$144,375
€124,427
£109,996
$320,000
€275,957
£243,958
4 $203,750
€175,594
£155,295
4 $85,000
€73,259
£64,696
$25,000
Palace
Spendthrift Farm (USA)
$6,000
1
1 (100%)
1 (100%)
$140,000
€120,586
£107,075
$140,000
€120,586
£107,075
$140,000
€120,586
£107,075
0 $0
€0
£0
1 $140,000
€120,586
£107,075
$6,000
Awesome Again
Adena Springs Kentucky (USA)
private
3
2 (67%)
2 (67%)
$280,000
€241,327
£213,057
$140,000
€120,664
£106,529
$150,000
€129,355
£114,355
1 $130,000
€111,972
£98,702
1 $150,000
€129,355
£114,355
$75,000
Charm Spirit (IRE)
Tweenhills Farm & Stud (ENG)
£20,000
1
1 (100%)
1 (100%)
$140,000
€120,825
£106,318
$140,000
€120,825
£106,318
$140,000
€120,825
£106,318
1 $140,000
€120,825
£106,318
0 $0
€0
£0
€27,500
Distorted Humor
WinStar Farm LLC (USA)
$80,000
5
5 (100%)
4 (80%)
$540,000
€465,393
£410,217
$135,000
€116,348
£102,554
$235,000
€202,412
£178,422
3 $161,667
€139,385
£122,783
1 $55,000
€47,239
£41,866
$100,000
Candy Ride (ARG)
Lane's End (USA)
$60,000
9
5 (56%)
4 (44%)
$512,000
€441,686
£389,654
$128,000
€110,421
£97,414
$185,000
€159,538
£141,038
2 $172,500
€148,812
£131,273
2 $83,500
€72,031
£63,555
$60,000
Union Rags
Lane's End (USA)
$50,000
10
6 (60%)
6 (60%)
$755,000
€650,418
£574,066
$125,833
€108,403
£95,678
$230,000
€198,498
£174,666
5 $142,000
€122,322
£107,952
1 $45,000
€38,806
£34,307
$35,000
Invincible Spirit (IRE)
Irish National Stud (IRE)
€120,000
1
1 (100%)
1 (100%)
$125,000
€107,666
£94,905
$125,000
€107,666
£94,905
$125,000
€107,666
£94,905
1 $125,000
€107,666
£94,905
0 $0
€0
£0
€120,000
Palace Malice
Three Chimneys Farm (USA)
$20,000
9
5 (56%)
3 (33%)
$365,000
€314,888
£277,719
$121,667
€104,963
£92,573
$185,000
€159,662
£140,492
1 $185,000
€159,662
£140,492
2 $90,000
€77,613
£68,613
$20,000
Tiznow
WinStar Farm LLC (USA)
$60,000
10
8 (80%)
8 (80%)
$965,000
€830,228
£734,914
$120,625
€103,778
£91,864
$220,000
€189,492
£167,034
3 $136,667
€117,715
£103,949
5 $111,000
€95,417
£84,613
$60,000
Flatter
Claiborne Farm (USA)
$35,000
6
2 (33%)
1 (17%)
$120,000
€103,066
£91,345
$120,000
€103,066
£91,345
$120,000
€103,066
£91,345
0 $0
€0
£0
1 $120,000
€103,066
£91,345
$30,000
Tonalist
Lane's End (USA)
$30,000
17
11 (65%)
8 (47%)
$940,000
€809,164
£716,089
$117,500
€101,146
£89,511
$260,000
€223,945
£197,403
5 $113,000
€97,331
£86,001
3 $125,000
€107,503
£95,362
$30,000
Daredevil
WinStar Farm LLC (USA)
$7,500
4
3 (75%)
3 (75%)
$350,000
€301,766
£266,976
$116,667
€100,589
£88,992
$150,000
€129,355
£114,355
1 $60,000
€51,680
£45,889
2 $145,000
€125,043
£110,544
$12,500
Cairo Prince
Airdrie Stud (USA)
$15,000
17
12 (71%)
10 (59%)
$1,105,000
€952,291
£843,330
$110,500
€95,229
£84,333
$225,000
€193,798
£172,084
6 $97,500
€83,994
£74,535
4 $130,000
€112,082
£99,030
$15,000
Elusive Quality
Darley (USA)
$30,000
3
3 (100%)
1 (33%)
$110,000
€94,746
£84,130
$110,000
€94,746
£84,130
$110,000
€94,746
£84,130
0 $0
€0
£0
1 $110,000
€94,746
£84,130
$40,000
Lea
Claiborne Farm (USA)
$12,500
3
2 (67%)
1 (33%)
$110,000
€94,860
£83,861
$110,000
€94,860
£83,861
$110,000
€94,860
£83,861
0 $0
€0
£0
1 $110,000
€94,860
£83,861
$12,500
Tale of the Cat
Ashford Stud (USA)
$30,000
2
2 (100%)
2 (100%)
$210,000
€180,586
£160,179
$105,000
€90,293
£80,089
$120,000
€103,066
£91,345
0 $0
€0
£0
2 $105,000
€90,293
£80,089
$30,000
First Defence
Juddmonte Farms (USA)
-
1
1 (100%)
1 (100%)
$100,000
€85,889
£76,121
$100,000
€85,889
£76,121
$100,000
€85,889
£76,121
0 $0
€0
£0
1 $100,000
€85,889
£76,121
$7,500
City Zip
Lane's End (USA)
$50,000
15
7 (47%)
6 (40%)
$587,000
€506,006
£446,726
$97,833
€84,334
£74,454
$170,000
€146,716
£129,101
3 $104,000
€89,693
£79,193
3 $91,667
€78,976
£69,716
$40,000
Orb
Claiborne Farm (USA)
$25,000
15
9 (60%)
2 (13%)
$195,000
€167,849
£148,141
$97,500
€83,924
£74,070
$150,000
€129,199
£113,887
1 $150,000
€129,199
£113,887
1 $45,000
€38,650
£34,254
$25,000
Constitution
WinStar Farm LLC (USA)
$25,000
15
9 (60%)
7 (47%)
$675,000
€580,803
£513,727
$96,429
€82,972
£73,390
$185,000
€158,894
£140,824
2 $95,000
€81,594
£72,315
5 $97,000
€83,523
£73,820
$25,000
Munnings
Ashford Stud (USA)
$25,000
4
2 (50%)
1 (25%)
$95,000
€81,826
£72,658
$95,000
€81,826
£72,658
$95,000
€81,826
£72,658
1 $95,000
€81,826
£72,658
0 $0
€0
£0
$25,000
Kitten's Joy
Hill 'n' Dale Farms (USA)
$100,000
16
12 (75%)
10 (63%)
$950,000
€817,622
£722,835
$95,000
€81,762
£72,284
$275,000
€237,335
£208,840
7 $99,143
€85,392
£75,424
3 $85,333
€73,292
£64,956
$100,000
Hard Spun
Darley (USA)
$45,000
9
6 (67%)
4 (44%)
$365,000
€313,908
£277,662
$91,250
€78,477
£69,416
$110,000
€94,477
£83,733
2 $105,000
€90,390
£79,837
2 $77,500
€66,564
£58,994
$45,000
Animal Kingdom
Darley (USA)
$30,000
7
7 (100%)
6 (86%)
$542,000
€466,984
£412,501
$90,333
€77,831
£68,750
$160,000
€138,086
£121,507
3 $98,333
€84,818
£74,803
3 $82,333
€70,844
£62,697
$35,000
Lookin At Lucky
Ashford Stud (USA)
$17,500
1
1 (100%)
1 (100%)
$85,000
€73,005
£64,703
$85,000
€73,005
£64,703
$85,000
€73,005
£64,703
1 $85,000
€73,005
£64,703
0 $0
€0
£0
$20,000
Lemon Drop Kid
Lane's End (USA)
$40,000
4
4 (100%)
3 (75%)
$250,000
€215,472
£190,874
$83,333
€71,824
£63,625
$130,000
€112,108
£99,108
2 $60,000
€51,682
£45,883
1 $130,000
€112,108
£99,108
$40,000
Temple City
Spendthrift Farm (USA)
$15,000
2
1 (50%)
1 (50%)
$80,000
€68,711
£60,897
$80,000
€68,711
£60,897
$80,000
€68,711
£60,897
1 $80,000
€68,711
£60,897
0 $0
€0
£0
$15,000
Will Take Charge
Three Chimneys Farm (USA)
$30,000
12
8 (67%)
7 (58%)
$547,000
€470,461
£416,598
$78,143
€67,209
£59,514
$115,000
€98,772
£87,539
3 $98,333
€84,457
£74,852
4 $63,000
€54,273
£48,010
$30,000
Verrazano
Ashford Stud (USA)
$17,500
13
11 (85%)
6 (46%)
$468,000
€402,620
£356,466
$78,000
€67,103
£59,411
$115,000
€99,172
£87,672
5 $89,000
€76,573
£67,792
1 $23,000
€19,754
£17,508
$20,000
Blame
Claiborne Farm (USA)
$25,000
6
3 (50%)
2 (33%)
$150,000
€128,833
£114,181
$75,000
€64,416
£57,091
$115,000
€98,772
£87,539
0 $0
€0
£0
2 $75,000
€64,416
£57,091
$25,000
Oxbow
Calumet Farm (USA)
$20,000
2
2 (100%)
1 (50%)
$75,000
€64,599
£57,361
$75,000
€64,599
£57,361
$75,000
€64,599
£57,361
1 $75,000
€64,599
£57,361
0 $0
€0
£0
$17,500
Congrats
WinStar Farm LLC (USA)
$20,000
1
1 (100%)
1 (100%)
$75,000
€64,416
£57,091
$75,000
€64,416
£57,091
$75,000
€64,416
£57,091
0 $0
€0
£0
1 $75,000
€64,416
£57,091
$20,000
Mineshaft
Lane's End (USA)
$25,000
3
2 (67%)
2 (67%)
$140,000
€120,731
£106,732
$70,000
€60,366
£53,366
$90,000
€77,613
£68,613
0 $0
€0
£0
2 $70,000
€60,366
£53,366
$25,000
Super Saver
WinStar Farm LLC (USA)
$50,000
10
6 (60%)
3 (30%)
$187,000
€161,080
£142,246
$62,333
€53,693
£47,415
$100,000
€86,304
£75,942
0 $0
€0
£0
3 $62,333
€53,693
£47,415
$65,000
Shanghai Bobby
Ashford Stud (USA)
$25,000
5
3 (60%)
2 (40%)
$120,000
€103,249
£91,616
$60,000
€51,625
£45,808
$75,000
€64,599
£57,361
0 $0
€0
£0
2 $60,000
€51,625
£45,808
$15,000
Twirling Candy
Lane's End (USA)
$20,000
2
2 (100%)
1 (50%)
$60,000
€51,742
£45,742
$60,000
€51,742
£45,742
$60,000
€51,742
£45,742
0 $0
€0
£0
1 $60,000
€51,742
£45,742
$15,000
Competitive Edge
Ashford Stud (USA)
$10,000
4
4 (100%)
4 (100%)
$230,000
€197,959
£175,357
$57,500
€49,490
£43,839
$65,000
€55,986
£49,713
2 $60,000
€51,606
£45,614
2 $55,000
€47,373
£42,065
$12,500
Street Boss
Darley (USA)
$17,500
2
2 (100%)
2 (100%)
$105,000
€90,281
£80,071
$52,500
€45,140
£40,036
$65,000
€55,828
£49,479
1 $65,000
€55,828
£49,479
1 $40,000
€34,453
£30,593
$12,500
Mucho Macho Man
Adena Springs Kentucky (USA)
$10,000
1
1 (100%)
1 (100%)
$52,000
€44,789
£39,771
$52,000
€44,789
£39,771
$52,000
€44,789
£39,771
0 $0
€0
£0
1 $52,000
€44,789
£39,771
$15,000
Bodemeister
WinStar Farm LLC (USA)
private
23
13 (57%)
4 (17%)
$205,000
€176,707
£156,051
$51,250
€44,177
£39,013
$80,000
€68,989
£60,990
4 $51,250
€44,177
£39,013
0 $0
€0
£0
$30,000
Gemologist
WinStar Farm LLC (USA)
$25,000
4
3 (75%)
1 (25%)
$50,000
€43,066
£38,241
$50,000
€43,066
£38,241
$50,000
€43,066
£38,241
1 $50,000
€43,066
£38,241
0 $0
€0
£0
$15,000
Midnight Lute
Hill 'n' Dale Farms (USA)
$20,000
1
1 (100%)
1 (100%)
$50,000
€43,066
£38,241
$50,000
€43,066
£38,241
$50,000
€43,066
£38,241
1 $50,000
€43,066
£38,241
0 $0
€0
£0
$25,000
Mr Speaker
Lane's End (USA)
$10,000
2
2 (100%)
1 (50%)
$50,000
€43,118
£38,118
$50,000
€43,118
£38,118
$50,000
€43,118
£38,118
1 $50,000
€43,118
£38,118
0 $0
€0
£0
$10,000
Strong Mandate
Three Chimneys Farm (USA)
$10,000
4
3 (75%)
2 (50%)
$95,000
€81,826
£72,658
$47,500
€40,913
£36,329
$70,000
€60,293
£53,537
0 $0
€0
£0
2 $47,500
€40,913
£36,329
$10,000
Stormy Atlantic
Hill 'n' Dale Farms (USA)
$15,000
1
1 (100%)
1 (100%)
$45,000
€38,837
£34,174
$45,000
€38,837
£34,174
$45,000
€38,837
£34,174
0 $0
€0
£0
1 $45,000
€38,837
£34,174
$25,000
Uncaptured
Ocala Stud (USA)
$6,000
1
1 (100%)
1 (100%)
$37,000
€31,869
£28,298
$37,000
€31,869
£28,298
$37,000
€31,869
£28,298
0 $0
€0
£0
1 $37,000
€31,869
£28,298
$6,000
Declaration of War
Ashford Stud (USA)
$35,000
16
11 (69%)
5 (31%)
$165,000
€142,261
£125,376
$33,000
€28,452
£25,075
$60,000
€51,680
£45,555
3 $38,333
€33,043
£29,132
2 $25,000
€21,566
£18,990
$40,000
Shackleford
Darby Dan Farm (USA)
$15,000
3
3 (100%)
3 (100%)
$87,000
€74,880
£66,277
$29,000
€24,960
£22,092
$42,000
€36,073
£31,971
0 $0
€0
£0
3 $29,000
€24,960
£22,092
$20,000
The Factor
Lane's End (USA)
$25,000
4
4 (100%)
2 (50%)
$56,000
€48,293
£42,693
$28,000
€24,146
£21,346
$52,000
€44,843
£39,643
2 $28,000
€24,146
£21,346
0 $0
€0
£0
$25,000
Jimmy Creed
Spendthrift Farm (USA)
$5,000
2
1 (50%)
1 (50%)
$22,000
€18,972
£16,772
$22,000
€18,972
£16,772
$22,000
€18,972
£16,772
0 $0
€0
£0
1 $22,000
€18,972
£16,772
$7,500
Run Away and Hide
Darby Dan Farm (USA)
$5,000
1
1 (100%)
1 (100%)
$20,000
€17,178
£15,224
$20,000
€17,178
£15,224
$20,000
€17,178
£15,224
0 $0
€0
£0
1 $20,000
€17,178
£15,224
$7,500
Magician (IRE)
Ashford Stud (USA)
$7,500
1
1 (100%)
1 (100%)
$20,000
€17,178
£15,224
$20,000
€17,178
£15,224
$20,000
€17,178
£15,224
1 $20,000
€17,178
£15,224
0 $0
€0
£0
$10,000
Sky Mesa
Three Chimneys Farm (USA)
$15,000
2
1 (50%)
1 (50%)
$20,000
€17,247
£15,247
$20,000
€17,247
£15,247
$20,000
€17,247
£15,247
1 $20,000
€17,247
£15,247
0 $0
€0
£0
$20,000
Tapizar
Gainesway (USA)
$15,000
2
2 (100%)
1 (50%)
$17,000
€14,643
£12,907
$17,000
€14,643
£12,907
$17,000
€14,643
£12,907
1 $17,000
€14,643
£12,907
0 $0
€0
£0
$15,000
Data Link
Claiborne Farm (USA)
$7,500
1
1 (100%)
1 (100%)
$15,000
€12,883
£11,418
$15,000
€12,883
£11,418
$15,000
€12,883
£11,418
1 $15,000
€12,883
£11,418
0 $0
€0
£0
$7,500
Algorithms
Claiborne Farm (USA)
$7,500
2
2 (100%)
2 (100%)
$23,000
€19,754
£17,508
$11,500
€9,877
£8,754
$15,000
€12,883
£11,418
2 $11,500
€9,877
£8,754
0 $0
€0
£0
$5,000
Power Broker
Hill 'n' Dale Farms (USA)
$3,500
1
1 (100%)
1 (100%)
$10,000
€8,589
£7,612
$10,000
€8,589
£7,612
$10,000
€8,589
£7,612
0 $0
€0
£0
1 $10,000
€8,589
£7,612
$5,000
2017 LEADING COVERING SIRES
Leading Covering Sires by average
from Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland (Book 1 and 2) November Sales.
Sire
Farm
2017 Stud Fee
Cataloged
Offered
Sold
Gross Average High
War Front
Claiborne Farm (USA)
$250,000
8
7 (88%)
5 (63%)
$6,500,000
€5,599,733
£4,958,610
$1,300,000
€1,119,947
£991,722
$2,000,000
€1,722,653
£1,529,637
Curlin
Hill 'n' Dale Farms (USA)
$150,000
20
19 (95%)
15 (75%)
$18,625,000
€16,048,926
£14,204,696
$1,241,667
€1,069,928
£946,980
$8,000,000
€6,890,612
£6,118,547
Medaglia d'Oro
Darley (USA)
$150,000
13
12 (92%)
10 (77%)
$9,410,000
€8,111,365
£7,153,482
$941,000
€811,137
£715,348
$1,500,000
€1,291,990
£1,147,228
Tapit
Gainesway (USA)
$300,000
7
5 (71%)
3 (43%)
$2,685,000
€2,314,004
£2,038,705
$895,000
€771,335
£679,568
$1,900,000
€1,636,520
£1,442,563
Pioneerof the Nile
WinStar Farm LLC (USA)
$110,000
15
9 (60%)
7 (47%)
$5,720,000
€4,927,762
£4,342,973
$817,143
€703,966
£620,425
$2,300,000
€1,981,051
£1,746,261
Speightstown
WinStar Farm LLC (USA)
$100,000
8
7 (88%)
4 (50%)
$2,285,000
€1,971,847
£1,736,109
$571,250
€492,962
£434,027
$825,000
€712,005
£626,519
Shackleford
Darby Dan Farm (USA)
$15,000
2
2 (100%)
1 (50%)
$550,000
€473,730
£417,584
$550,000
€473,730
£417,584
$550,000
€473,730
£417,584
Uncle Mo
Ashford Stud (USA)
$150,000
20
16 (80%)
11 (55%)
$4,825,000
€4,161,770
£3,664,882
$438,636
€378,343
£333,171
$1,250,000
€1,078,795
£949,271
American Pharoah
Ashford Stud (USA)
private
15
13 (87%)
11 (73%)
$4,785,000
€4,118,754
£3,636,524
$435,000
€374,432
£330,593
$1,250,000
€1,076,658
£949,055
Bernardini
Darley (USA)
$100,000
13
11 (85%)
11 (85%)
$4,197,000
€3,618,303
£3,188,737
$381,545
€328,937
£289,885
$2,100,000
€1,812,376
£1,594,775
Karakontie (JPN)
Gainesway (USA)
$15,000
1
1 (100%)
1 (100%)
$360,000
€310,452
£274,453
$360,000
€310,452
£274,453
$360,000
€310,452
£274,453
More Than Ready
WinStar Farm LLC (USA)
$60,000
17
15 (88%)
11 (65%)
$3,840,000
€3,309,886
£2,919,454
$349,091
€300,899
£265,405
$2,000,000
€1,726,072
£1,518,834
Nyquist
Darley (USA)
$40,000
16
13 (81%)
9 (56%)
$2,780,000
€2,392,924
£2,120,947
$308,889
€265,880
£235,661
$1,300,000
€1,119,724
£994,264
Candy Ride (ARG)
Lane's End (USA)
$60,000
18
16 (89%)
13 (72%)
$3,989,000
€3,437,841
£3,031,603
$306,846
€264,449
£233,200
$650,000
€560,974
£493,621
Union Rags
Lane's End (USA)
$50,000
16
15 (94%)
13 (81%)
$3,845,000
€3,312,350
£2,925,998
$295,769
€254,796
£225,077
$1,500,000
€1,294,554
£1,139,125
Malibu Moon
Spendthrift Farm (USA)
$75,000
13
9 (69%)
7 (54%)
$2,035,000
€1,752,967
£1,551,611
$290,714
€250,424
£221,659
$800,000
€689,893
£609,896
Empire Maker
Gainesway (USA)
$85,000
6
6 (100%)
6 (100%)
$1,675,000
€1,441,477
£1,273,200
$279,167
€240,246
£212,200
$575,000
€495,263
£436,565
Goldencents
Spendthrift Farm (USA)
$15,000
1
1 (100%)
1 (100%)
$250,000
€215,332
£191,205
$250,000
€215,332
£191,205
$250,000
€215,332
£191,205
Frosted
Darley (USA)
$50,000
16
15 (94%)
12 (75%)
$2,940,000
€2,532,396
£2,237,876
$245,000
€211,033
£186,490
$425,000
€366,064
£322,679
Runhappy
Claiborne Farm (USA)
$25,000
12
11 (92%)
8 (67%)
$1,905,000
€1,639,640
£1,451,258
$238,125
€204,955
£181,407
$425,000
€365,026
£323,514
Into Mischief
Spendthrift Farm (USA)
$75,000
15
13 (87%)
9 (60%)
$2,065,000
€1,777,307
£1,573,622
$229,444
€197,479
£174,847
$425,000
€366,064
£325,048
Quality Road
Lane's End (USA)
$35,000
15
13 (87%)
10 (67%)
$2,075,000
€1,788,656
£1,579,650
$207,500
€178,866
£157,965
$725,000
€624,462
£550,452
Flatter
Claiborne Farm (USA)
$35,000
5
4 (80%)
3 (60%)
$550,000
€474,127
£419,245
$183,333
€158,042
£139,748
$290,000
€250,086
£221,087
California Chrome
Taylor Made Stallions, Inc. (USA)
$40,000
7
5 (71%)
3 (43%)
$550,000
€474,313
£418,096
$183,333
€158,104
£139,365
$250,000
€215,759
£189,854
Ghostzapper
Adena Springs Kentucky (USA)
$75,000
8
7 (88%)
4 (50%)
$715,000
€616,186
£545,269
$178,750
€154,047
£136,317
$250,000
€215,592
£191,205
Not This Time
Taylor Made Stallions, Inc. (USA)
$15,000
6
3 (50%)
3 (50%)
$535,000
€461,366
£407,868
$178,333
€153,789
£135,956
$280,000
€241,463
£213,463
Broken Vow
Pin Oak Stud (USA)
$25,000
2
2 (100%)
2 (100%)
$355,000
€305,976
£269,552
$177,500
€152,988
£134,776
$235,000
€202,412
£178,422
Honor Code
Lane's End (USA)
$40,000
6
6 (100%)
6 (100%)
$1,045,000
€900,270
£795,124
$174,167
€150,045
£132,521
$450,000
€387,597
£341,660
Orb
Claiborne Farm (USA)
$25,000
14
14 (100%)
7 (50%)
$1,172,000
€1,009,696
£893,209
$167,429
€144,242
£127,601
$300,000
€258,398
£229,446
Tonalist
Lane's End (USA)
$30,000
4
2 (50%)
2 (50%)
$320,000
€275,515
£244,579
$160,000
€137,757
£122,290
$275,000
€236,865
£210,325
Dialed In
Darby Dan Farm (USA)
$15,000
4
4 (100%)
3 (75%)
$465,000
€400,704
£355,200
$155,000
€133,568
£118,400
$250,000
€215,332
£191,205
Giant's Causeway
Ashford Stud (USA)
$75,000
2
2 (100%)
2 (100%)
$295,000
€254,164
£225,450
$147,500
€127,082
£112,725
$225,000
€193,798
£172,084
Declaration of War
Ashford Stud (USA)
$35,000
7
6 (86%)
4 (57%)
$535,000
€461,247
£406,494
$133,750
€115,312
£101,624
$350,000
€302,063
£265,796
Maclean's Music
Hill 'n' Dale Farms (USA)
$8,500
2
1 (50%)
1 (50%)
$125,000
€107,796
£95,296
$125,000
€107,796
£95,296
$125,000
€107,796
£95,296
Data Link
Claiborne Farm (USA)
$7,500
1
1 (100%)
1 (100%)
$125,000
€107,796
£95,296
$125,000
€107,796
£95,296
$125,000
€107,796
£95,296
Bodemeister
WinStar Farm LLC (USA)
private
27
21 (78%)
14 (52%)
$1,702,000
€1,465,499
£1,296,393
$121,571
€104,679
£92,600
$500,000
€430,663
£379,622
Distorted Humor
WinStar Farm LLC (USA)
$80,000
12
12 (100%)
10 (83%)
$1,195,000
€1,028,761
£910,179
$119,500
€102,876
£91,018
$270,000
€231,899
£205,526
Carpe Diem
WinStar Farm LLC (USA)
$25,000
4
4 (100%)
4 (100%)
$477,000
€411,098
£363,567
$119,250
€102,775
£90,892
$255,000
€219,903
£194,404
Awesome Again
Adena Springs Kentucky (USA)
private
4
4 (100%)
2 (50%)
$230,000
€198,344
£175,345
$115,000
€99,172
£87,672
$210,000
€181,097
£160,098
Street Boss
Darley (USA)
$17,500
9
7 (78%)
6 (67%)
$670,000
€576,559
£509,753
$111,667
€96,093
£84,959
$225,000
€193,798
£170,830
Constitution
WinStar Farm LLC (USA)
$25,000
5
4 (80%)
2 (40%)
$210,000
€180,540
£159,912
$105,000
€90,270
£79,956
$160,000
€137,422
£121,793
Will Take Charge
Three Chimneys Farm (USA)
$30,000
8
6 (75%)
2 (25%)
$210,000
€180,905
£160,034
$105,000
€90,453
£80,017
$155,000
€133,667
£118,167
Street Sense
Darley (USA)
$45,000
16
12 (75%)
9 (56%)
$910,000
€783,297
£692,747
$101,111
€87,033
£76,972
$180,000
€154,599
£137,018
Tiznow
WinStar Farm LLC (USA)
$60,000
9
8 (89%)
7 (78%)
$694,000
€597,033
£528,678
$99,143
€85,290
£75,525
$175,000
€150,732
£133,843
Super Saver
WinStar Farm LLC (USA)
$50,000
6
4 (67%)
3 (50%)
$293,000
€251,827
£223,092
$97,667
€83,942
£74,364
$225,000
€193,249
£171,272
Mshawish
Taylor Made Stallions, Inc. (USA)
$20,000
2
2 (100%)
2 (100%)
$195,000
€167,848
£148,558
$97,500
€83,924
£74,279
$105,000
€90,548
£80,049
Mineshaft
Lane's End (USA)
$25,000
4
1 (25%)
1 (25%)
$95,000
€81,925
£72,425
$95,000
€81,925
£72,425
$95,000
€81,925
£72,425
Gemologist
WinStar Farm LLC (USA)
$25,000
5
4 (80%)
3 (60%)
$260,000
€223,989
£198,141
$86,667
€74,663
£66,047
$150,000
€129,355
£114,355
Mucho Macho Man
Adena Springs Kentucky (USA)
$10,000
1
1 (100%)
1 (100%)
$85,000
€73,301
£64,801
$85,000
€73,301
£64,801
$85,000
€73,301
£64,801
Point of Entry
Adena Springs Kentucky (USA)
$20,000
2
2 (100%)
2 (100%)
$160,000
€137,979
£121,979
$80,000
€68,989
£60,990
$150,000
€129,355
£114,355
Exaggerator
WinStar Farm LLC (USA)
$30,000
12
10 (83%)
8 (67%)
$627,000
€539,165
£477,493
$78,375
€67,396
£59,687
$140,000
€120,244
£106,569
Sky Mesa
Three Chimneys Farm (USA)
$15,000
3
2 (67%)
2 (67%)
$152,000
€130,551
£115,704
$76,000
€65,275
£57,852
$90,000
€77,300
£68,509
Kantharos
Hill 'n' Dale Farms (USA)
$15,000
4
2 (50%)
1 (25%)
$75,000
€64,416
£57,091
$75,000
€64,416
£57,091
$75,000
€64,416
£57,091
Flintshire (GB)
Hill 'n' Dale Farms (USA)
$20,000
4
2 (50%)
2 (50%)
$145,000
€125,043
£110,544
$72,500
€62,522
£55,272
$125,000
€107,796
£95,296
Liam's Map
Lane's End (USA)
$25,000
11
10 (91%)
8 (73%)
$572,000
€491,951
£435,634
$71,500
€61,494
£54,454
$100,000
€85,889
£76,121
Bayern
Hill 'n' Dale Farms (USA)
$15,000
1
1 (100%)
1 (100%)
$70,000
€60,122
£53,285
$70,000
€60,122
£53,285
$70,000
€60,122
£53,285
Lemon Drop Kid
Lane's End (USA)
$40,000
4
4 (100%)
4 (100%)
$267,000
€229,960
£203,066
$66,750
€57,490
£50,767
$140,000
€120,586
£106,294
Congrats
WinStar Farm LLC (USA)
$20,000
2
2 (100%)
2 (100%)
$132,000
€113,582
£100,549
$66,000
€56,791
£50,275
$72,000
€61,840
£54,807
Hard Spun
Darley (USA)
$45,000
25
24 (96%)
13 (52%)
$854,000
€734,692
£649,553
$65,692
€56,515
£49,966
$100,000
€86,304
£76,121
Twirling Candy
Lane's End (USA)
$20,000
6
3 (50%)
3 (50%)
$197,000
€169,712
£150,129
$65,667
€56,571
£50,043
$115,000
€99,172
£87,672
Violence
Hill 'n' Dale Farms (USA)
$15,000
12
10 (83%)
7 (58%)
$455,000
€391,559
£346,605
$65,000
€55,937
£49,515
$125,000
€107,796
£95,296
Creative Cause
Airdrie Stud (USA)
$15,000
1
1 (100%)
1 (100%)
$65,000
€56,054
£49,554
$65,000
€56,054
£49,554
$65,000
€56,054
£49,554
Outwork
WinStar Farm LLC (USA)
$15,000
1
1 (100%)
1 (100%)
$60,000
€51,533
£45,673
$60,000
€51,533
£45,673
$60,000
€51,533
£45,673
Cairo Prince
Airdrie Stud (USA)
$15,000
4
4 (100%)
4 (100%)
$220,000
€189,564
£167,669
$55,000
€47,391
£41,917
$75,000
€64,677
£57,178
Speightster
WinStar Farm LLC (USA)
$10,000
1
1 (100%)
1 (100%)
$50,000
€43,066
£38,241
$50,000
€43,066
£38,241
$50,000
€43,066
£38,241
Temple City
Spendthrift Farm (USA)
$15,000
4
3 (75%)
2 (50%)
$85,000
€73,201
£64,546
$42,500
€36,600
£32,273
$80,000
€68,906
£60,740
Tale of the Cat
Ashford Stud (USA)
$30,000
2
1 (50%)
1 (50%)
$42,000
€36,176
£32,122
$42,000
€36,176
£32,122
$42,000
€36,176
£32,122
Air Force Blue
Ashford Stud (USA)
$25,000
6
6 (100%)
1 (17%)
$40,000
€34,521
£30,377
$40,000
€34,521
£30,377
$40,000
€34,521
£30,377
Noble Mission (GB)
Lane's End (USA)
$25,000
4
3 (75%)
1 (25%)
$40,000
€34,495
£30,495
$40,000
€34,495
£30,495
$40,000
€34,495
£30,495
Anchor Down
Gainesway (USA)
$10,000
1
1 (100%)
1 (100%)
$40,000
€34,355
£30,448
$40,000
€34,355
£30,448
$40,000
€34,355
£30,448
Blame
Claiborne Farm (USA)
$25,000
1
1 (100%)
1 (100%)
$37,000
€31,869
£28,298
$37,000
€31,869
£28,298
$37,000
€31,869
£28,298
Kitten's Joy
Hill 'n' Dale Farms (USA)
$100,000
23
21 (91%)
14 (61%)
$517,000
€444,850
£393,523
$36,929
€31,775
£28,109
$80,000
€68,906
£60,740
Sir Prancealot (IRE)
Tally-Ho Stud (IRE)
€8,000
1
1 (100%)
1 (100%)
$35,000
€30,183
£26,683
$35,000
€30,183
£26,683
$35,000
€30,183
£26,683
Munnings
Ashford Stud (USA)
$25,000
2
2 (100%)
1 (50%)
$30,000
€25,871
£22,871
$30,000
€25,871
£22,871
$30,000
€25,871
£22,871
Macho Uno
Adena Springs Kentucky (USA)
$15,000
1
1 (100%)
1 (100%)
$30,000
€25,871
£22,871
$30,000
€25,871
£22,871
$30,000
€25,871
£22,871
Animal Kingdom
Darley (USA)
$30,000
5
5 (100%)
3 (60%)
$73,000
€62,890
£55,632
$24,333
€20,963
£18,544
$30,000
€25,871
£22,871
Lookin At Lucky
Ashford Stud (USA)
$17,500
2
2 (100%)
1 (50%)
$20,000
€17,247
£15,247
$20,000
€17,247
£15,247
$20,000
€17,247
£15,247
Oxbow
Calumet Farm (USA)
$20,000
1
1 (100%)
1 (100%)
$15,000
€12,935
£11,436
$15,000
€12,935
£11,436
$15,000
€12,935
£11,436
The Factor
Lane's End (USA)
$25,000
2
2 (100%)
1 (50%)
$6,000
€5,174
£4,574
$6,000
€5,174
£4,574
$6,000
€5,174
£4,574
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