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Bill's Columns
UNCLE MO, FRANKEL STANDOUTS IN F2013-F2014 SIRE CROPS
Date: January 24th, 2018
By Bill Oppenheim
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In our first 2018 APEX column, dated January 9 on the website and emailed January 11, we ran a graph showing the decline in the number of sires which qualified for APEX ratings at the end of each year since 2007. There were 1,156 sires rated in North America, Europe, and Japan in 2007; there are 735 rated in 2018, a decline of 36% (to review: only sires with 3-year-olds and older of the last year covered [2017 this year] are assigned ratings, and sires must have had 10 or more named 3-year-olds in the last year rated, which eliminates the bottom 30% of sires, who have zero impact on the commercial market).
Consequently, only 72 North American and European 'F2013' sires, which had their first foals in 2013 and their first 4-year-olds in 2017, were assigned APEX ratings, and only 75 F2014 sires, which had their first 3-year-olds in 2017, were rated (we separate out Japanese sires as their racing is 99% domestic); these, we believe, are the lowest number of sires ever rated - there used to be over 100 in each NA/EU sire group. Therefore we're only showing the top ten in four categories for each group: through the end of 2017, the top ten by: A Runner Index; Number of A Runners; ABC Runner Index; and Number of ABC Runners. You'll also find a complete alphabetical list with selected fields for each group at the end of this article, and the full details with all the data for each sire is in the complete alphabetical list in the APEX section of our website, www.billoppenheim.com.
One thing small sire crops do is throw into relief the new World Top 12 sires emerging from each group: in these cases, F2013 Uncle Mo and F2014 Frankel. Let's start with the F2013 sires, which had their first 4-year-olds in 2017, and which now, in 2018, have their first 5-year-olds. Uncle Mo tops three of the four groups, with his seemingly perennial number two, Twirling Candy, edging him by ABC Runner Index.
In true Coolmore tradition, Ashford Stud's Uncle Mo had 423 year-starters by the end of 2017 (remember, for the calculations a horse is counted as a runner each year it starts); Workforce (463) had more, but that was in Japan; he's on this list because he's now a jumps sire standing in Ireland. So for Uncle Mo, in Galileo-like fashion, to lead the list by A Runner Index as well as by total number of year-starters is just in itself very impressive. He doesn't just lead the list, either: his 4.49 A Runner Index is actually second among 633 NA/EU sires only to Galileo, and is miles ahead of all other F2013 sires. Four other sires edge above a 2.00 A Runner Index, though three of them are of the minor/regional variety: Giant Oak (2.35), who stood at Millennium Farms in Kentucky and would have been supported now, but unfortunately died; Adios Charlie (2.26), who stands for just $3,000 at Ocala Stud in Florida; and Court Vision (2.11), who has done well with runners from his Ontario crops, and now stands in Louisiana. Also above 2.00 is Twirling Candy (2.05), who actually scores over 2.00 for A Runners, B Runners, C Runners, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, and 4-year-olds, and for that reason alone has to be considered terrific value for a proven $25,000 sire.
Uncle Mo has 38 A Runners, more than triple the number of second-placed Zoffany (12), a Coolmore sire in Ireland. One horse can be an A Runner in these calculations more than once, for example Nyquist, only the second horse (quiz answer: Street Sense) to win the G1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile and the following year's G1 Kentucky Derby; Nyquist counts as two A Runners, one in 2015, one in 2016. Twirling Candy and Court Vision have 10 A Runners each to tie for third, and Dream Ahead is fifth, with nine; he started out at Ballylinch in Ireland but now stands at Haras de Grandcamp in France.
Twirling Candy backs up his 2.05 A Runner Index with a 2.25 B Index and 2.56 C Index, giving him an ABC Index of 2.36 (1.00=8.00%, so 2.36=18.88% ABC Runners from year-starters). Typically for sires who have such high A Runner indexes, Uncle Mo is not as strong for B Runners (1.77) or C Runners (1.54), so Twirling Candy's 2.36 just edges Uncle Mo (2.33) for top ABC Runner Index among NA/EU F2013 sires. Adios Charlie (1.88) is third in this category, ahead of Girolamo (1.63), a Darley son of A.P. Indy who looks a good buy for Korea. Wootton Bassett, sire of top 2016 European 3-year-old colt Almanzor from a small crop of less than 20, is fifth with a 1.51 ABC Index, which is actually a good sign because there hasn't been much to go on for him and this indicates he really isn't going to be a one-trick pony.
Uncle Mo has a truly massive 79 ABC Runners so far, with Twirling Candy a respectable second (46), well clear of Aracharcharch, a former Spendthrift stallion also sold to Korea (pretty soon we'll have to start looking at their statistics, there are so many ex-American sires there), and Zoffany, tied for third with 30 ABC Runners each. Girolamo and Dream Ahead have 29 each, and Florida's Double Diamond Farm's First Dude, who's doing not too badly, has 28.
F2014: FRANKEL
Much like Uncle Mo among the F2013 sires, Juddmonte's Frankel, arguably the greatest racehorse who's ever lived, dominates this sire crop, which is only marginally bigger (75) than the F2013's. He's the leading sire by A Runner Index, number of A Runners, and number of ABC Runners, and in this case, only an obscure Canadian sire with very few runners (Signature Red, he's called) tops him by ABC Runner Index.
We require that sires have 200 year-starters before we include them among our overall Leaders' lists. It's very unusual for a sire who's just had his first 3-year-olds to qualify for that list, but Uncle Mo did last year, and actually toppled Galileo as Leading Sire by A Runner Index (Uncle Mo had 23 A Runners/226 year-starters, for a 5.09 A Runner Index). Frankel had 161 year-starters at the end of 2017, which included 18 A Runners, for an 'A Index' of 5.59. The now-veteran top four of Galileo, Tapit, Dubawi, and War Front figures to become a top six here pretty soon, with the addition of Uncle Mo and Frankel. They're that good, so naturally they completely dominate their smaller sire groups.
Spendthrift's Smart Strike horse Dominus (4.31) is off to a really good start and is a horse it makes a lot of sense to bet on; he was full at $7,500 in September, I think. He rates second in this sire group by A Runner Index right now. Two really obscure sires have 4.17 indexes by going 2-for-24: the aforementioned Signature Red, a son of Bernstein who stands in Ontario; and Captain Chop, a son of Indian Rocket (by Indian Ridge) who had a couple of good French-bred 2-year-olds last year. The top North American F2014 sire, Union Rags, comes next with a 2.05 A Runner Index, ahead of Shackleford (1.75).
Frankel has 18 A Runners, which of course is again miles ahead of the opposition. Using Black-Type standards he already has 16 Group winners (GSW). He does still only have two Group One winners, but one reason we try not to jump to conclusions about sires after they've only had 3-year-olds race is simply because many racehorses mature as 4-year-olds, and a horse like Frankel has the right profile to look even better after his first 4-year-olds have run. Union Rags is second with eight A Runners, and gets extra credit because four of them are Grade I winners, which by itself just about makes him an elite sire even though, in strict APEX terms, he isn't yet as consistent a sire of 'break-even-or-better' runners as you'd like to see. However, he does have four G1 winners already, and he also is only just having his first 4-year-olds run; he won the G1 Belmont, remember, so they are more likely to improve with age than some others. Shackleford is third in this category, with six A Runners; his runners improved significantly from two (0.77) to three (1.81), and he is one, at $20,000, who could break out into the public eye this year.
The long Woodbine season with good purse money means Ontario stallions pop up on these lists, which are earnings-based, quite regularly, and Signature Red is the latest. From 24 year-starters he's had five different horses become A Runners or B Runners, which has helped earn him a 3.13 ABC Runner Index, higher even than Frankel's 2.64 index. A son of Bernstein who was a good turf sprinter in Canada, Signature Red was discovered pretty quickly, and moves to Adena Springs North for only C$3,000, so maybe we'll hear more about him in the future. I always liked Caleb's Posse, who defeated Shackleford and a really salty field in the 2011 G1 Breeders' Cup Turf Mile at Churchill Downs; I didn't bet him that day, but I was impressed with him. He stands for only $5,000 at Three Chimneys; he has no A Runners and only one B Runner, but he has 9 C Runners (3.57 C Runner Index), and so ranks third among NA/EU F2014 sires with a 1.98 ABC Runner Index. Dominus (1.94) is fourth, followed by a son of Bernardini I had never heard of, Messner, who is a ¾-brother to Malibu Moon who now stands in Venezuela and has 3 Pennsylvania-bred B Runners (7.50 B Runner Index) from 20 year-starters (the minimum for being rated), and a 1.88 ABC Index. He stood at Penn Ridge Farm in PA, and I'm guessing they'd probably like to have him back.
Frankel has 34 ABC Runners, far ahead of the pack; tied for second, with 19, are Shackleford and Stay Thirsty, who was relocated to California from Kentucky for this year. Union Rags (16) is next, followed by a four-way tie for fifth, with 15: England's Cheveley Park Stud's Mayson, a sprinting son of Invincible Spirit; and three Kentucky stallions - Dialed In, Creative Cause, and Tapizar.
NAEU - 72 F2013 SIRES
F2013
Top 10 Sires by A Runner Index
SIRE YR HIS SIRE 1st Fls STJ Tot A A Index B B Index C C Index ABC ABCi 2yo 3yo 4yo
UNCLE MO 2008 INDIAN CHARLIE 2013 KY 423 38 4.49 15 1.77 26 1.54 79 2.33 2.79 2.34 1.81
GIANT OAK 2006 GIANT'S CAUSEWAY 2013 DEAD 85 4 2.35 4 2.35 1 0.29 9 1.32 1.41 1.48 0.88
ADIOS CHARLIE 2008 INDIAN CHARLIE 2013 FL 133 6 2.26 6 2.26 8 1.50 20 1.88 0.78 2.33 1.99
COURT VISION 2005 GULCH 2013 LA 237 10 2.11 3 0.63 9 0.95 22 1.16 1.83 1.12 0.55
TWIRLING CANDY 2007 CANDY RIDE 2013 KY 244 10 2.05 11 2.25 25 2.56 46 2.36 2.71 2.21 2.10
BOLD CHIEFTAIN 2003 CHIEF SEATTLE 2013 CA 55 2 1.82 0 0.00 1 0.45 3 0.68 0.00 0.92 0.58
COURAGEOUS CAT 2006 STORM CAT 2013 NY 115 4 1.74 2 0.87 6 1.30 12 1.30 1.22 1.47 1.24
ZOFFANY 2008 DANSILI 2013 IRE 371 12 1.62 8 1.08 10 0.67 30 1.01 0.74 1.33 0.84
GIROLAMO 2006 A.P. INDY 2013 KOR 222 7 1.58 9 2.03 13 1.46 29 1.63 1.01 1.82 1.71
VICTOR'S CRY 2005 STREET CRY 2013 IN 99 3 1.52 1 0.51 7 1.77 11 1.39 2.23 1.64 0.00
F2013
Top 10 by Number of A Runners
SIRE YR HIS SIRE 1st Fls STJ Tot A A Index B B Index C C Index ABC ABCi 2yo 3yo 4yo
UNCLE MO 2008 INDIAN CHARLIE 2013 KY 423 38 4.49 15 1.77 26 1.54 79 2.33 2.79 2.34 1.81
ZOFFANY 2008 DANSILI 2013 IRE 371 12 1.62 8 1.08 10 0.67 30 1.01 0.74 1.33 0.84
COURT VISION 2005 GULCH 2013 LA 237 10 2.11 3 0.63 9 0.95 22 1.16 1.83 1.12 0.55
TWIRLING CANDY 2007 CANDY RIDE 2013 KY 244 10 2.05 11 2.25 25 2.56 46 2.36 2.71 2.21 2.10
DREAM AHEAD 2008 DIKTAT 2013 FR 302 9 1.49 9 1.49 11 0.91 29 1.20 1.27 1.14 0.86
GIROLAMO 2006 A.P. INDY 2013 KOR 222 7 1.58 9 2.03 13 1.46 29 1.63 1.01 1.82 1.71
ADIOS CHARLIE 2008 INDIAN CHARLIE 2013 FL 133 6 2.26 6 2.26 8 1.50 20 1.88 0.78 2.33 1.99
FIRST DUDE 2007 STEPHEN GOT EVEN 2013 FL 303 6 0.99 9 1.49 13 1.07 28 1.16 1.07 1.09 1.38
GIO PONTI 2005 TALE OF THE CAT 2013 KY 329 6 0.91 4 0.61 10 0.76 20 0.76 0.53 0.64 1.13
ARCHARCHARCH 2008 ARCH 2013 KOR 354 6 0.85 4 0.56 20 1.41 30 1.06 1.10 1.25 0.56
F2013
Top 10 Sires by ABC Runner Index
SIRE YR HIS SIRE 1st Fls STJ Tot A A Index B B Index C C Index ABC ABCi 2yo 3yo 4yo
TWIRLING CANDY 2007 CANDY RIDE 2013 KY 244 10 2.05 11 2.25 25 2.56 46 2.36 2.71 2.21 2.10
UNCLE MO 2008 INDIAN CHARLIE 2013 KY 423 38 4.49 15 1.77 26 1.54 79 2.33 2.79 2.34 1.81
ADIOS CHARLIE 2008 INDIAN CHARLIE 2013 FL 133 6 2.26 6 2.26 8 1.50 20 1.88 0.78 2.33 1.99
GIROLAMO 2006 A.P. INDY 2013 KOR 222 7 1.58 9 2.03 13 1.46 29 1.63 1.01 1.82 1.71
WOOTTON BASSETT 2008 IFFRAAJ 2013 FR 83 1 0.60 2 1.20 7 2.11 10 1.51 2.30 1.63 0.00
VICTOR'S CRY 2005 STREET CRY 2013 IN 99 3 1.52 1 0.51 7 1.77 11 1.39 2.23 1.64 0.00
NATIVE RULER 2004 ELUSIVE QUALITY 2013 IA 47 0 0.00 4 4.26 1 0.53 5 1.33 0.00 0.88 3.10
GIANT OAK 2006 GIANT'S CAUSEWAY 2013 DEAD 85 4 2.35 4 2.35 1 0.29 9 1.32 1.41 1.48 0.88
SPANIARD 2006 CANDY RIDE 2013 IA 38 0 0.00 1 1.32 3 1.97 4 1.32 1.92 0.59 1.86
COURAGEOUS CAT 2006 STORM CAT 2013 NY 115 4 1.74 2 0.87 6 1.30 12 1.30 1.22 1.47 1.24
F2013
Top 10 by Number of ABC Runners
SIRE YR HIS SIRE 1st Fls STJ Tot A A Index B B Index C C Index ABC ABCi 2yo 3yo 4yo
UNCLE MO 2008 INDIAN CHARLIE 2013 KY 423 38 4.49 15 1.77 26 1.54 79 2.33 2.79 2.34 1.81
TWIRLING CANDY 2007 CANDY RIDE 2013 KY 244 10 2.05 11 2.25 25 2.56 46 2.36 2.71 2.21 2.10
ARCHARCHARCH 2008 ARCH 2013 KOR 354 6 0.85 4 0.56 20 1.41 30 1.06 1.10 1.25 0.56
ZOFFANY 2008 DANSILI 2013 IRE 371 12 1.62 8 1.08 10 0.67 30 1.01 0.74 1.33 0.84
GIROLAMO 2006 A.P. INDY 2013 KOR 222 7 1.58 9 2.03 13 1.46 29 1.63 1.01 1.82 1.71
DREAM AHEAD 2008 DIKTAT 2013 FR 302 9 1.49 9 1.49 11 0.91 29 1.20 1.27 1.14 0.86
FIRST DUDE 2007 STEPHEN GOT EVEN 2013 FL 303 6 0.99 9 1.49 13 1.07 28 1.16 1.07 1.09 1.38
TRAPPE SHOT 2007 TAPIT 2013 KY 303 5 0.83 7 1.16 13 1.07 25 1.03 1.34 0.91 1.03
CANFORD CLIFFS 2007 TAGULA 2013 SAF 364 5 0.69 5 0.69 15 1.03 25 0.86 1.24 0.67 0.86
TIZWAY 2005 TIZNOW 2013 KOR 294 4 0.68 9 1.53 11 0.94 24 1.02 1.01 0.94 1.43
F2013
Sires Alpha
SIRE YR HIS SIRE 1st Fls STJ Tot A A Index ABC ABCi 2yo 3yo 4yo
ADIOS CHARLIE 2008 INDIAN CHARLIE 2013 FL 133 6 2.26 20 1.88 0.78 2.33 1.99
ALBERTUS MAXIMUS 2004 ALBERT THE GREAT 2013 KY 108 0 0.00 1 0.12 0.66 0.00 0.00
AMERICAN LION 2007 TIZNOW 2013 OK 159 2 0.63 5 0.39 0.76 0.39 0.00
ARCHARCHARCH 2008 ARCH 2013 KOR 354 6 0.85 30 1.06 1.10 1.25 0.56
BACKTALK 2007 SMARTY JONES 2013 FL 46 1 1.09 2 0.54 1.41 0.42 0.00
BIG DRAMA 2006 MONTBROOK 2013 FL 187 2 0.53 9 0.60 0.33 0.74 0.45
BOLD CHIEFTAIN 2003 CHIEF SEATTLE 2013 CA 55 2 1.82 3 0.68 0.00 0.92 0.58
CANFORD CLIFFS 2007 TAGULA 2013 SAF 364 5 0.69 25 0.86 1.24 0.67 0.86
COAST GUARD 2005 STORMY ATLANTIC 2013 WA 37 0 0.00 1 0.34 1.51 0.00 0.00
COURAGEOUS CAT 2006 STORM CAT 2013 NY 115 4 1.74 12 1.30 1.22 1.47 1.24
COURT VISION 2005 GULCH 2013 LA 237 10 2.11 22 1.16 1.83 1.12 0.55
CROWN OF THORNS 2005 REPENT 2013 FL 69 0 0.00 3 0.54 1.41 0.37 0.00
CUSTOM FOR CARLOS 2006 MORE THAN READY 2013 LA 165 3 0.91 8 0.61 1.34 0.28 0.64
D' FUNNYBONE 2007 D'WILDCAT 2013 NY 81 0 0.00 8 1.23 0.00 1.58 1.33
DICK TURPIN 2007 ARAKAN 2013 ENG 118 1 0.42 2 0.21 0.37 0.23 0.00
DREAM AHEAD 2008 DIKTAT 2013 FR 302 9 1.49 29 1.20 1.27 1.14 0.86
DROSSELMEYER 2007 DISTORTED HUMOR 2013 BRZ 216 4 0.93 17 0.98 0.84 0.89 1.22
DUBLIN 2007 AFLEET ALEX 2013 NY 155 4 1.29 14 1.13 0.38 1.11 1.72
DUE DATE 2005 EL PRADO 2013 LA 71 0 0.00 2 0.35 1.11 0.00 0.55
E Z'S GENTLEMAN 2005 YANKEE GENTLEMAN 2013 OH 46 0 0.00 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
ELUSIVE PIMPERNEL 2007 ELUSIVE QUALITY 2013 IRE 64 0 0.00 4 0.78 0.81 1.12 0.00
EUROEARS 2004 LANGFUHR 2013 OK 92 2 1.09 6 0.82 0.78 0.69 0.88
EZ DREAMER 2005 IN EXCESS 2013 AZ 40 0 0.00 1 0.31 1.32 0.00 0.00
FACTUM 2008 STORM CAT 2013 OH 78 0 0.00 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
FIELD COMMISSION 2005 SERVICE STRIPE 2013 FL 45 0 0.00 1 0.28 0.00 0.00 3.10
FIRST DUDE 2007 STEPHEN GOT EVEN 2013 FL 303 6 0.99 28 1.16 1.07 1.09 1.38
FRIESAN FIRE 2006 A.P. INDY 2013 MD 200 3 0.75 19 1.19 0.66 1.36 0.99
FROZEN POWER 2007 OASIS DREAM 2013 ITY 172 1 0.29 6 0.44 0.58 0.30 0.60
GAYEGO 2005 GILDED TIME 2013 AB 62 0 0.00 1 0.20 0.76 0.00 0.00
GENERAL QUARTERS 2006 SKY MESA 2013 TUR 98 2 1.02 3 0.38 0.00 0.46 0.71
GIANT OAK 2006 GIANT'S CAUSEWAY 2013 DEAD 85 4 2.35 9 1.32 1.41 1.48 0.88
GIO PONTI 2005 TALE OF THE CAT 2013 KY 329 6 0.91 20 0.76 0.53 0.64 1.13
GIROLAMO 2006 A.P. INDY 2013 KOR 222 7 1.58 29 1.63 1.01 1.82 1.71
GONE ASTRAY 2006 DIXIE UNION 2013 FL 232 5 1.08 11 0.59 1.07 0.50 0.28
HAYNESFIELD 2006 SPEIGHTSTOWN 2013 KSA 244 4 0.82 16 0.82 0.41 0.93 1.08
HERE COMES BEN 2006 STREET CRY 2013 NY 96 0 0.00 3 0.39 0.00 0.45 0.49
HUNT CROSSING 2009 CORINTHIAN 2013 IN 64 0 0.00 1 0.20 0.00 0.00 0.93
ICE BOX 2007 PULPIT 2013 KY 196 0 0.00 2 0.13 0.00 0.21 0.00
INFORMED 2004 TIZNOW 2013 CA 48 0 0.00 1 0.26 1.18 0.00 0.00
INTERACTIF 2007 BROKEN VOW 2013 LA 86 0 0.00 2 0.29 0.71 0.26 0.00
J P'S GUSTO 2008 SUCCESSFUL APPEAL 2013 FL 64 0 0.00 2 0.39 1.01 0.35 0.00
KENNEDY 2008 A.P. INDY 2013 OK 47 0 0.00 1 0.27 0.00 0.50 0.00
LILBOURNE LAD 2009 ACCLAMATION 2013 IRE 249 0 0.00 5 0.25 0.17 0.33 0.27
MISREMEMBERED 2006 CANDY RIDE 2013 CA 103 1 0.49 5 0.61 0.00 0.84 0.39
NATIVE RULER 2004 ELUSIVE QUALITY 2013 IA 47 0 0.00 5 1.33 0.00 0.88 3.10
NEVER ON SUNDAY 2005 SUNDAY BREAK 2013 FR 51 1 0.98 4 0.98 1.84 0.96 0.00
PADDY O'PRADO 2007 EL PRADO 2013 TUR 370 3 0.41 17 0.57 0.54 0.71 0.33
POET'S VOICE 2007 DUBAWI 2013 ENG 349 3 0.43 15 0.54 0.49 0.51 0.98
POUR MOI 2008 MONTJEU 2013 IRE 182 3 0.82 9 0.62 0.34 0.57 0.90
PROUDINSKY 2003 SILVANO 2013 LA 31 0 0.00 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
REGAL RANSOM 2006 DISTORTED HUMOR 2013 DEAD 178 3 0.84 10 0.70 0.00 0.86 0.93
RODERIC O'CONNOR 2008 GALILEO 2013 ENG 195 0 0.00 10 0.64 1.37 0.51 0.27
SCHRAMSBERG 2006 STORM CAT 2013 AB 72 0 0.00 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
SHAKESPEAREAN 2007 SHAMARDAL 2013 FR 78 0 0.00 2 0.32 0.00 0.25 0.93
SIDNEY'S CANDY 2007 CANDY RIDE 2013 ARG 276 3 0.54 17 0.77 0.37 0.61 1.62
SIERRA SUNSET 2005 BERTRANDO 2013 CA 55 0 0.00 3 0.68 1.01 0.40 1.03
SLEW'S TIZNOW 2005 TIZNOW 2013 CA 65 0 0.00 5 0.96 0.00 1.04 1.69
SOUL CITY 2006 ELUSIVE CITY 2013 FR 65 1 0.77 3 0.58 0.81 0.61 0.00
SPANIARD 2006 CANDY RIDE 2013 IA 38 0 0.00 4 1.32 1.92 0.59 1.86
TELLING 2004 A.P. INDY 2013 FL 57 0 0.00 2 0.44 0.00 0.78 0.00
TIZ THE ONE 2007 TIZNOW 2013 LA 97 0 0.00 2 0.26 0.00 0.45 0.00
TIZWAY 2005 TIZNOW 2013 KOR 294 4 0.68 24 1.02 1.01 0.94 1.43
TRAPPE SHOT 2007 TAPIT 2013 KY 303 5 0.83 25 1.03 1.34 0.91 1.03
TWIRLING CANDY 2007 CANDY RIDE 2013 KY 244 10 2.05 46 2.36 2.71 2.21 2.10
UNCLE MO 2008 INDIAN CHARLIE 2013 KY 423 38 4.49 79 2.33 2.79 2.34 1.81
VICTOR'S CRY 2005 STREET CRY 2013 IN 99 3 1.52 11 1.39 2.23 1.64 0.00
VINEYARD HAVEN 2006 LIDO PALACE 2013 FL 30 0 0.00 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
WIENER WALZER 2006 DYNAFORMER 2013 GER 50 0 0.00 2 0.50 0.00 0.40 1.03
WILBURN 2008 BERNARDINI 2013 OK 311 5 0.80 14 0.56 0.17 0.74 0.53
WOOTTON BASSETT 2008 IFFRAAJ 2013 FR 83 1 0.60 10 1.51 2.30 1.63 0.00
WORKFORCE 2007 KING'S BEST 2013 IRE 463 3 0.32 18 0.49 0.38 0.46 0.64
ZOFFANY 2008 DANSILI 2013 IRE 371 12 1.62 30 1.01 0.74 1.33 0.84
NAEU - 72 F2014 SIRES
F2014
Top 10 by A Runner Index
SIRE YR HIS SIRE 1st Fls STJ Tot A A Index B B Index C C Index ABC ABCi 2yo 3yo
FRANKEL 2008 GALILEO 2014 ENG 161 18 5.59 5 1.55 11 1.71 34 2.64 3.06 2.92
DOMINUS 2008 SMART STRIKE 2014 KY 58 5 4.31 2 1.72 2 0.86 9 1.94 2.44 1.89
SIGNATURE RED 2006 BERNSTEIN 2014 ON 24 2 4.17 3 6.25 1 1.04 6 3.13 4.70 2.69
CAPTAIN CHOP 2008 INDIAN ROCKET 2014 FR 24 2 4.17 1 2.08 0 0.00 3 1.56 4.53 0.00
UNION RAGS 2009 DIXIE UNION 2014 KY 195 8 2.05 4 1.03 4 0.51 16 1.03 1.54 0.95
SHACKLEFORD 2008 FORESTRY 2014 KY 171 6 1.75 3 0.88 10 1.46 19 1.39 0.77 1.81
DELEGATOR 2006 DANSILI 2014 DEAD 90 3 1.67 1 0.56 2 0.56 6 0.83 0.94 0.92
MISSION IMPAZIBLE 2007 UNBRIDLED'S SONG 2014 NY 91 3 1.65 2 1.10 3 0.82 8 1.10 2.35 0.55
CAL NATION 2008 DISTORTED HUMOR 2014 PA 31 1 1.61 2 3.23 0 0.00 3 1.21 0.00 1.89
CAMPANOLOGIST 2005 KINGMAMBO 2014 DEAD 62 2 1.61 1 0.81 1 0.40 4 0.81 0.78 0.89
F2014
Top 10 Sires by Number of A Runners
SIRE YR HIS SIRE 1st Fls STJ Tot A A Index B B Index C C Index ABC ABCi 2yo 3yo
FRANKEL 2008 GALILEO 2014 ENG 161 18 5.59 5 1.55 11 1.71 34 2.64 3.06 2.92
UNION RAGS 2009 DIXIE UNION 2014 KY 195 8 2.05 4 1.03 4 0.51 16 1.03 1.54 0.95
SHACKLEFORD 2008 FORESTRY 2014 KY 171 6 1.75 3 0.88 10 1.46 19 1.39 0.77 1.81
DOMINUS 2008 SMART STRIKE 2014 KY 58 5 4.31 2 1.72 2 0.86 9 1.94 2.44 1.89
CREATIVE CAUSE 2009 GIANT'S CAUSEWAY 2014 KY 163 5 1.53 4 1.23 6 0.92 15 1.15 1.45 1.32
DIALED IN 2008 MINESHAFT 2014 KY 136 4 1.47 4 1.47 7 1.29 15 1.38 1.19 1.71
BODEMEISTER 2009 EMPIRE MAKER 2014 KY 197 4 1.02 4 1.02 1 0.13 9 0.57 0.62 0.64
F2014
Top 10 Sires by ABC Runner Index
SIRE YR HIS SIRE 1st Fls STJ Tot A A Index B B Index C C Index ABC ABCi 2yo 3yo
SIGNATURE RED 2006 BERNSTEIN 2014 ON 24 2 4.17 3 6.25 1 1.04 6 3.13 4.70 2.69
FRANKEL 2008 GALILEO 2014 ENG 161 18 5.59 5 1.55 11 1.71 34 2.64 3.06 2.92
CALEB'S POSSE 2008 POSSE 2014 KY 63 0 0.00 1 0.79 9 3.57 10 1.98 1.32 2.60
DOMINUS 2008 SMART STRIKE 2014 KY 58 5 4.31 2 1.72 2 0.86 9 1.94 2.44 1.89
MESSNER 2008 BERNARDINI 2014 VEN 20 0 0.00 3 7.50 0 0.00 3 1.88 0.00 2.75
CAPTAIN CHOP 2008 INDIAN ROCKET 2014 FR 24 2 4.17 1 2.08 0 0.00 3 1.56 4.53 0.00
MACLEAN'S MUSIC 2008 DISTORTED HUMOR 2014 KY 114 3 1.32 4 1.75 6 1.32 13 1.43 1.15 1.71
STAY THIRSTY 2008 BERNARDINI 2014 CA 166 3 0.90 4 1.20 12 1.81 19 1.43 0.67 2.31
SHACKLEFORD 2008 FORESTRY 2014 KY 171 6 1.75 3 0.88 10 1.46 19 1.39 0.77 1.81
MAYSON 2008 INVINCIBLE SPIRIT 2014 ENG 135 3 1.11 3 1.11 9 1.67 15 1.39 2.77 0.81
F2014
Top 10 Sires by Number of ABC Runners
SIRE YR HIS SIRE 1st Fls STJ Tot A A Index B B Index C C Index ABC ABCi 2yo 3yo
FRANKEL 2008 GALILEO 2014 ENG 161 18 5.59 5 1.55 11 1.71 34 2.64 3.06 2.92
STAY THIRSTY 2008 BERNARDINI 2014 CA 166 3 0.90 4 1.20 12 1.81 19 1.43 0.67 2.31
SHACKLEFORD 2008 FORESTRY 2014 KY 171 6 1.75 3 0.88 10 1.46 19 1.39 0.77 1.81
UNION RAGS 2009 DIXIE UNION 2014 KY 195 8 2.05 4 1.03 4 0.51 16 1.03 1.54 0.95
MAYSON 2008 INVINCIBLE SPIRIT 2014 ENG 135 3 1.11 3 1.11 9 1.67 15 1.39 2.77 0.81
DIALED IN 2008 MINESHAFT 2014 KY 136 4 1.47 4 1.47 7 1.29 15 1.38 1.19 1.71
CREATIVE CAUSE 2009 GIANT'S CAUSEWAY 2014 KY 163 5 1.53 4 1.23 6 0.92 15 1.15 1.45 1.32
TAPIZAR 2008 TAPIT 2014 KY 171 3 0.88 3 0.88 9 1.32 15 1.10 1.32 1.21
MACLEAN'S MUSIC 2008 DISTORTED HUMOR 2014 KY 114 3 1.32 4 1.75 6 1.32 13 1.43 1.15 1.71
FOXWEDGE 2008 FASTNET ROCK 2014 AUS 125 2 0.80 3 1.20 7 1.40 12 1.20 1.72 1.19
ALGORITHMS 2009 BERNARDINI 2014 KY 130 3 1.15 4 1.54 5 0.96 12 1.15 1.95 0.93
NATHANIEL 2008 GALILEO 2014 ENG 170 2 0.59 5 1.47 5 0.74 12 0.88 0.25 1.32
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SIRE YR HIS SIRE 1st Fls STJ Tot A A Index ABC ABCi 2yo 3yo
ACCLAMATION 2006 UNUSUAL HEAT 2014 CA 31 0 0.00 2 0.81 1.32 0.67
ALGORITHMS 2009 BERNARDINI 2014 KY 130 3 1.15 12 1.15 1.95 0.93
AMERICAIN 2005 DYNAFORMER 2014 KY 49 0 0.00 2 0.51 0.00 0.78
ASTROLOGY 2008 A.P. INDY 2014 LA 118 2 0.85 6 0.64 0.34 0.90
ATTA BOY ROY 2005 TRIBUNAL 2014 WA 32 0 0.00 1 0.39 1.32 0.00
BATED BREATH 2007 DANSILI 2014 ENG 162 3 0.93 11 0.85 1.13 0.76
BIONDETTI 2008 BERNARDINI 2014 FL 88 0 0.00 3 0.43 0.50 0.44
BODEMEISTER 2009 EMPIRE MAKER 2014 KY 197 4 1.02 9 0.57 0.62 0.64
BOLD WARRIOR 2008 BERNARDINI 2014 KY 33 0 0.00 1 0.38 1.11 0.00
BORN TO SEA 2009 INVINCIBLE SPIRIT 2014 IRE 118 1 0.42 6 0.64 0.34 0.90
BOYS AT TOSCONOVA 2008 OFFICER 2014 NY 29 0 0.00 2 0.86 0.00 1.84
BRILLIANT SPEED 2008 DYNAFORMER 2014 DEAD 38 0 0.00 1 0.33 0.00 0.67
BULLET TRAIN 2007 SADLER'S WELLS 2014 IRE 66 0 0.00 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
CAL NATION 2008 DISTORTED HUMOR 2014 PA 31 1 1.61 3 1.21 0.00 1.89
CALEB'S POSSE 2008 POSSE 2014 KY 63 0 0.00 10 1.98 1.32 2.60
CALIBRACHOA 2007 SOUTHERN IMAGE 2014 LA 23 0 0.00 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
CALIMONCO 2006 STORM CAT 2014 CA 35 0 0.00 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
CAMPANOLOGIST 2005 KINGMAMBO 2014 DEAD 62 2 1.61 4 0.81 0.78 0.89
CAPTAIN CHOP 2008 INDIAN ROCKET 2014 FR 24 2 4.17 3 1.56 4.53 0.00
CASAMENTO 2008 SHAMARDAL 2014 SWE 158 0 0.00 8 0.63 0.48 0.88
COIL 2008 POINT GIVEN 2014 CA 50 0 0.00 2 0.50 0.00 0.67
COUNTRY DAY 2006 SPEIGHTSTOWN 2014 KY 35 0 0.00 2 0.71 1.11 0.63
CREATIVE CAUSE 2009 GIANT'S CAUSEWAY 2014 KY 163 5 1.53 15 1.15 1.45 1.32
DELEGATOR 2006 DANSILI 2014 DEAD 90 3 1.67 6 0.83 0.94 0.92
DIALED IN 2008 MINESHAFT 2014 KY 136 4 1.47 15 1.38 1.19 1.71
DOMINUS 2008 SMART STRIKE 2014 KY 58 5 4.31 9 1.94 2.44 1.89
DRAGON PULSE 2009 KYLLACHY 2014 IRE 113 0 0.00 8 0.88 1.56 0.70
ELZAAM 2008 REDOUTE'S CHOICE 2014 IRE 89 2 1.12 5 0.70 1.57 0.29
EMPIRE WAY 2009 EMPIRE MAKER 2014 CA 44 0 0.00 1 0.28 0.66 0.00
EXCELEBRATION 2008 EXCEED AND EXCEL 2014 IRE 177 2 0.56 11 0.78 0.81 0.98
EYE OF THE LEOPARD 2006 A.P. INDY 2014 KY 33 0 0.00 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
FAMOUS NAME 2005 DANSILI 2014 IRE 49 0 0.00 3 0.77 1.63 0.44
FOXWEDGE 2008 FASTNET ROCK 2014 AUS 125 2 0.80 12 1.20 1.72 1.19
FRANKEL 2008 GALILEO 2014 ENG 161 18 5.59 34 2.64 3.06 2.92
GEMOLOGIST 2009 TIZNOW 2014 KY 162 3 0.93 10 0.77 1.29 0.63
GET STORMY 2006 STORMY ATLANTIC 2014 KY 118 2 0.85 4 0.42 0.73 0.34
HANSEN 2009 TAPIT 2014 KOR 128 1 0.39 9 0.88 0.85 0.91
HARBOUR WATCH 2009 ACCLAMATION 2014 ENG 188 2 0.53 8 0.53 0.76 0.54
HELMET 2008 EXCEED AND EXCEL 2014 ENG 160 3 0.94 8 0.63 0.60 0.93
INDIAN FIREWATER 2007 INDIAN CHARLIE 2014 DEAD 47 0 0.00 3 0.80 1.92 0.00
JERSEY TOWN 2006 SPEIGHTSTOWN 2014 BC 63 1 0.79 3 0.60 0.57 0.78
JUKEBOX JURY 2006 MONTJEU 2014 IRE 64 0 0.00 2 0.39 0.68 0.31
MACLEAN'S MUSIC 2008 DISTORTED HUMOR 2014 KY 114 3 1.32 13 1.43 1.15 1.71
MAD FLATTER 2005 FLATTER 2014 DEAD 20 0 0.00 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
MAYSON 2008 INVINCIBLE SPIRIT 2014 ENG 135 3 1.11 15 1.39 2.77 0.81
MESSNER 2008 BERNARDINI 2014 VEN 20 0 0.00 3 1.88 0.00 2.75
MISSION IMPAZIBLE 2007 UNBRIDLED'S SONG 2014 NY 91 3 1.65 8 1.10 2.35 0.55
MR. GOLD MOVER 2008 MR. GREELEY 2014 NM 23 0 0.00 2 1.09 1.76 0.92
NATHANIEL 2008 GALILEO 2014 ENG 170 2 0.59 12 0.88 0.25 1.32
OVERDRIVEN 2009 TALE OF THE CAT 2014 FL 87 1 0.57 6 0.86 0.00 1.59
POWER 2009 OASIS DREAM 2014 NZ 113 1 0.44 5 0.55 1.01 0.20
RAJSAMAN 2007 LINAMIX 2014 FR 175 2 0.57 6 0.43 0.42 0.54
REDDING COLLIERY 2006 MINESHAFT 2014 LA 64 0 0.00 2 0.39 0.59 0.36
REDEEMED 2008 INCLUDE 2014 MD 45 0 0.00 3 0.83 1.06 0.81
REQUINTO 2009 DANSILI 2014 IRE 78 0 0.00 5 0.80 1.92 0.30
REVOLVING 2009 A.P. INDY 2014 FL 23 0 0.00 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
RIO DE LA PLATA 2005 RAHY 2014 FR 68 2 1.47 6 1.10 1.09 1.44
RULE 2007 ROMAN RULER 2014 KY 24 0 0.00 1 0.52 0.00 0.72
SANGAREE 2005 AWESOME AGAIN 2014 IN 20 0 0.00 1 0.63 0.00 1.26
SAYIF 2006 KHELEYF 2014 ENG 45 0 0.00 4 1.11 1.51 1.19
SCALO 2007 LANDO 2014 FR 21 0 0.00 1 0.60 1.92 0.00
SEPOY 2008 ELUSIVE QUALITY 2014 ENG 160 1 0.31 4 0.31 0.23 0.31
SHACKLEFORD 2008 FORESTRY 2014 KY 171 6 1.75 19 1.39 0.77 1.81
SIGNATURE RED 2006 BERNSTEIN 2014 ON 24 2 4.17 6 3.13 4.70 2.69
SIMMARD 2005 DIXIELAND BAND 2014 KY 43 0 0.00 2 0.58 0.00 0.92
SIR PRANCEALOT 2010 TAMAYUZ 2014 IRE 169 3 0.89 10 0.74 0.63 1.09
SKIPSHOT 2007 SKIP AWAY 2014 KY 32 0 0.00 1 0.39 0.00 0.72
SO YOU THINK 2006 HIGH CHAPARRAL 2014 NZ 74 0 0.00 1 0.17 0.50 0.00
SOARING EMPIRE 2007 EMPIRE MAKER 2014 NY 29 0 0.00 2 0.86 0.00 1.19
STAR GUITAR 2005 QUIET AMERICAN 2014 LA 68 1 0.74 7 1.29 2.65 0.72
STAY THIRSTY 2008 BERNARDINI 2014 CA 166 3 0.90 19 1.43 0.67 2.31
TAPIZAR 2008 TAPIT 2014 KY 171 3 0.88 15 1.10 1.32 1.21
TIN HORSE 2008 SAKHEE 2014 FR 74 1 0.68 3 0.51 0.54 0.58
TO HONOR AND SERVE 2008 BERNARDINI 2014 KY 138 2 0.72 10 0.91 0.57 1.26
UNION RAGS 2009 DIXIE UNION 2014 KY 195 8 2.05 16 1.03 1.54 0.95
APEX EARNINGS THRESHOLDS 2011-2017 (US$)
APEX EARNINGS THRESHOLDS 2011-2017 (US$)
A RUNNERS Top 2%
NA GB/IR FR GER JPN
2017 135,185 84,416 79,693 58,610 315,974
2016 133,000 88,103 75,614 61,743 330,784
2015 134,280 97,770 79,466 54,014 289,558
2014 134,655 98,055 91,375 65,259 325,293
2013 131,410 85,511 92,160 61,617 348,782
2012 121,200 76,204 88,961 58,096 425,698
2011 113,114 74,070 91,784 61,095 424,320
APEX EARNINGS THRESHOLDS 2011-2017 (US$)
B RUNNERS Next 2%
NA GB/IR FR GER JPN
2017 94,440 50,450 57,002 39,484 205,964
2016 93,200 49,596 55,601 36,477 205,862
2015 93,610 56,191 58,942 34,336 187,633
2014 92,290 57,337 68,833 39,845 210,376
2013 90,760 50,997 65,405 41,680 224,614
2012 87,750 43,663 64,593 33,775 264,781
2011 78,578 40,998 65,450 35,712 274,450
APEX EARNINGS THRESHOLDS 2011-2017 (US$)
C RUNNERS Next 4%
NA GB/IR FR GER JPN
2017 64,025 27,672 40,786 21,001 122,094
2016 63,590 27,259 40,185 18,726 122,275
2015 63,420 30,380 41,167 20,957 111,357
2014 63,525 31,916 47,385 23,307 124,053
2013 62,256 27,684 46,386 21,246 129,200
2012 59,420 23,459 44,582 19,104 159,750
2011 53,400 22,250 44,914 19,986 161,191
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