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Bill's Columns
PROVEN SIRES DOMINATE KEENELAND SEPTEMBER BOOK 1
Date: August 28th, 2018
By Bill Oppenheim
It seems every year the configuration of the first week of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale changes. It’s always four days or three days, but the numbers included in Book 1 (and last year, Book 2, as Book 1 was a short one-day session) have varied fairly dramatically the last few years. In fact, the last time Week 1 had a four-day Book 1 with similar numbers to this year’s 989 catalogued was in 2013, when 875 yearlings were catalogued in a four-day Book 1. The following year the four days shrunk to 762 catalogued, and in 2015 (724 catalogued) and 2016 (607 catalogued) Book 1 was just three days. Last year Keeneland tried out a one-day Book 1 on Monday, followed by a three-day Book 2; the total for the week was a whopping 1,202 catalogued, of which 681 sold (56.7% of those catalogued), for an impressive Week 1 gross of $196,645,000, and an average of $288,759. In 2013, 546 yearlings sold in the first week for an average of $280,925. From 2014-2016 the number sold fell from 473 to 346, though the average was in the 300’s.
Last year 167 were catalogued for the Monday Book 1, followed by 345 a day for Book 2, which buyers and consignors alike found just too many to cope with. Accordingly this year’s sessions, which are alphabetical by dam, starting with ‘H’ on Monday and finishing with ‘G’ on Thursday, have an average of 247 yearlings per session. The challenge is always to balance a manageable number with keeping the class level as high as possible. The one thing we do know is that, with 18% fewer catalogued this year than last, the 2017 week 1 average of $288,759 will probably be easier to match than last year’s $196-million Week 1 gross.
This year 4,538 yearlings are catalogued in six books over 13 days, which is 399 (9%) more than last year, though in 2016 there were 4,479 catalogued. With a drop of over 200 from last year’s first-four-day catalogue of 1,202 this means 3,549 yearlings will be catalogued after Book 1 this year, compared to 2,937 after Book 2 last year. That’s an increase of 612 yearlings (21%) in Week 2, which raises obvious concerns about the clearance rate.
It’s striking that with nearly 1,000 yearlings catalogued in Book 1/Week 1, only 72 sires are represented, and, in fact, just 20 sires, each with 20 or more catalogued, account for 693 yearlings, 70% of Book 1. Moreover, 17 of the 20 are sires with oldest 5-year-olds or older, meaning there isn’t a tremendous amount of room – just under 400 slots, it turns out, for younger sires in the first week. Two of those are the top first-crop sires American Pharoah (Ashford, 66 catalogued in Book 1) and Honor Code (Lane’s End, 41); the other is Declaration of War (Ashford, 23), whose first 3-year-olds this year include French Classic winner Olmedo.
American Pharoah is second by number catalogued in Book 1 only to another Ashford sire, Uncle Mo, who has 67 in Book 1. Besides Honor Code, three other sires have more than 40 in Book 1: Darley’s Medaglia D’Oro (48); Gainesway’s three-time Champion Sire, Tapit (44); and Hill ‘n’ Dale’s Curlin (41). Spendthrift’s Into Mischief has 39; WinStar’s Pioneerof The Nile has 38; and Claiborne’s War Front has 33 in Book 1. It’s a power-packed lineup.
Of the 400 total Book 1 yearlings from the four crops of sires with first foals 2014 (first 4-year-olds) and younger, about half are by 15 first-crop sires represented in Book 1. After American Pharoah’s 66 and Honor Code’s 41, two other Lane’s End first-crop sires have double-digit representation in Book 1, Liam’s Map (19) and Tonalist (12). WinStar’s Carpe Diem has 15 catalogued, and their Constitution has nine. Three Chimneys’ Palace Malice (5), Claiborne’s Lea (4), and Gainesway’s Karakontie (3) round out the group with three or more in Book 1.
Among sires with their first 2-year-olds (F2016), Three Chimneys’ Will Take Charge (17) and Airdrie’s Cairo Prince (14) have the highest representation in Book 1; Ashford’s Verrazano has six. Of those with their first 3-year-olds (F2015), Hill ‘n’ Dale’s Violence has four; Darley’s Animal Kingdom and Claiborne’s Orb have three each. Lane’s End’s Union Rags (12) and WinStar’s Bodemeister (6) have the highest representation among sires with their first 4-year-olds (F2014).
Younger sires are very much to the fore in the nine remaining sessions after Book 1. There are no fewer than 28 sires which have 40 or more yearlings catalogued after Book 1, and 20 of those 28 are from the same four youngest groups of sires. Let’s just run through the names buyers are going to most frequently see.
Not surprisingly, nine of the 20 are first-crop yearling sires (F2017, first foals 2017). In order of the total number catalogued in Books 2-6, these are: Constitution (60); Palace Malice (58); Carpe Diem (57); Darby Dan’s Tapiture (49); Airdrie’s Summer Front (48); Ashford’s Competitive Edge (45); Hill ‘n’ Dale’s Bayern (44); Liam’s Map (43); and Karakontie (43). And that’s just the ones with 40; then there are Tonalist (38), WinStar’s pair of Daredevil (37) and Commissioner (36); and so on.
Three sires with their first 2-year-olds (F2016) have 40 or more catalogued in Books 2-6: Ashford’s Verrazano actually has the most, with 60; Will Take Charge has 44 in Books 2-6, and Spendthrift’s Goldencents, at this writing North America’s leading Freshman sire, has 40 catalogued. Cairo Prince, number two on the Freshman Sire List, is next among this group, with 37.
Five sires with their first 3-year-olds (F2015) have 40 or more in Books 2-6. Darley’s Animal Kingdom has 47; WinStar’s Paynter 46; Ashford’s Shanghai Bobby 45; Claiborne’s Orb 42; and Hill ‘n’ Dale’s Violence has 40. Ashford’s Declaration of War and Calumet’s Oxbow have 38 each. Three sires with their first 4-year-olds (F2014) make this list: WinStar’s Bodemeister (53), and a pair of Lane’s End stallions, The Factor (on loan to Japan,45) and Union Rags (41).
Lane’s End also has the sire with the highest number of yearlings catalogued in Books 2-6, F2013 Twirling Candy (61). Also with 50+ in Books 2-6 are F2007 Kitten’s Joy (57); and F2012 Super Saver and Munnings (50 each). Into Mischief , who has 39 catalogued in Book 1, has another 48 in Books 2-6. It’s a good thing people really like him; and these were sired on a $45,000 stud fee.
In fact, when we add it all up, Into Mischief’s 87 Keeneland September yearlings rank him second in number of yearlings catalogued only to Uncle Mo, who has 67 in Book 1 and 38 in Books 2-6, for a total of 105. American Pharoah has a total of 81, of which 66 are in Book 1. Kitten’s Joy (19+57) and Carpe Diem (15+57) come next, with 76 and 72 respectively. No fewer than 51 different sires have 40 or more Keeneland September yearlings. That’s a whole lot of yearlings, and they weren’t cheap to produce, either.
INTO MISCHIEF, GALILEO TOP 2018 SIRES OF ABC, A RUNNERS
APEX sire ratings, which were developed by my team at Racing Update nearly 30 years ago now, calculate the frequency with which stallions sire runners who rate in the top 2% (A Runners) and top 8% (ABC Runners) by earnings, of all runners in the five jurisdictions (North America, Britain/Ireland, France, Germany, Japan) and three regions (North America, Europe, Japan) which are covered by the figures. When we calculate the figures at a Mid-year point (July 8 this year), The Jockey Club Information systems (TJCIS) does the calculations on earnings to that point of the year. There will be certain cases where horses who are A Runners at mid-year ($88,438+ in North America through July 8) will end up as B Runners, or even C Runners, at year-end; nonetheless, looking at the mid-year figures can be illuminating. So these numbers pertain to 2018 only, through July 8, and we count how many A Runners and ABC Runners each stallion has sired in 2018.
We refer to ABC Runners as ‘break-even or better’ racehorses; these horses should at least pay their way on the racecourse, and of course, the better they are, the more they make up for the inevitable unfortunates who do not pay their way. Spendthrift’s Into Mischief is in some ways a difficult stallion to gauge, because his first four crops averaged just 35 foals each, and his first big crop are now 4-year-olds. In spite of that statistical anomaly, Into Mischief has achieved yet another spectacular feat, in that he is the leading North American or European sire of 2018 ABC Runners, with 47, topping even Tapit (45). Six other NA/EU sires had 30 or more 2018 ABC Runners through July 8: Quality Road (37); Dubawi (33); Galileo (32); Scat Daddy (31); and Candy Ride and War Front (30 each).
Of his 47 ABC Runners, Into Mischief’s 16 A Runners in 2018 are good for second spot behind none other than the amazing Galileo, who had 23 A Runners already in 2018, through July 8. Since ABC Runners are 8% of runners, and A Runners are 2%, it figures that the normal ratio of ABC Runners: A Runners is 4:1. Galileo’s ratio is 1.4:1, which is pretty much unheard of. After Galileo and Into Mischief come Tapit (14), Scat Daddy, and Darley’s Street Sense (13). Dubawi and Curlin have 12 A Runners each in 2018, while Quality Road, Candy Ride, and the resurgent Blame have 11 each. The remarkable Frankel, with only his first 4-year-olds, Speightstown, and More Than Ready have 10 each.
Frankel’s 10 A Runners and 26 ABC Runners is miles clear of all other F2014 sires, with their first 4-year-olds this year, in both categories. The Factor, who stood this season in Japan but is looking a little underrated now, is the top North American F2014 sire, and second to Frankel, by 2018 ABC Runners, with 20; Bodemeister is right behind him, with 19. Union Rags (14) and Creative Cause (13) round out the top five. In terms of 2018 A Runners, four North American sires fill the next four places behind Frankel (10): Creative Cause has 6 A Runners this year; The Factor, Bodemeister, and Stay Thirsty, who exited Kentucky for California, have five each.
Among sires with their first 3-year-olds (first foals 2015, or F2015 sires), Coolmore’s Camelot tops the list with 16 ABC Runners through July 8, followed by WinStar’s Paynter (12) and Spendthrift’s Jimmy Creed (10). Declaration of War has nine, which ties him with Pin Oak Stud’s real surprise package, Alternation, whose four-race win skein as a 4-year-old in 2012 included the Oaklawn series of the Essex, G3 Razorback, and G2 Oaklawn H., followed up by a win in the G3 Pimlico Special. He and Jimmy Creed, who won the G1 Malibu, are both sons of Distorted Humor. As far as 2018 A Runners go, Camelot is tied with Cheveley Park/Haras du Quesnay’s Intello, who’s really come to the fore with his first 3-year-olds, with five A Runners each this year; Jimmy Creed has four, Declaration of War and Alternation three each,
For more about APEX sire ratings, and to see the ratings for 753 sires in North America, Europe, and Japan, please visit www.billoppenheim.com/apex/.
KEENELAND SEPTEMBER - BOOK 1 SIRES
Sire Year His Sire ST 1st Foals 2018 2016 Book 1 2 thru 6 Tot
American Pharoah 2012 Pioneerof the Nile USA 2017 private $200,000 66 15 81
Animal Kingdom 2008 Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) USA 2015 $30,000 $35,000 2 47 49
Awesome Again 1994 Deputy Minister USA 2000 private $75,000 5 14 19
Bayern 2011 Offlee Wild USA 2017 $15,000 $15,000 2 44 46
Bernardini 2003 A.P. Indy USA 2008 $85,000 $100,000 25 25 50
Blame 2006 Arch USA 2012 $12,500 $25,000 7 24 31
Bodemeister 2009 Empire Maker USA 2014 $40,000 $30,000 6 53 59
Cairo Prince 2011 Pioneerof the Nile USA 2016 $25,000 $15,000 14 37 51
Candy Ride (ARG) 1999 Ride the Rails USA 2006 $80,000 $60,000 23 33 56
Carpe Diem 2012 Giant's Causeway USA 2017 $25,000 $25,000 15 57 72
City Zip 1998 Carson City NA 2003 - $40,000 15 30 45
Commissioner 2011 A.P. Indy USA 2017 $7,500 $7,500 2 36 38
Congrats 2000 A.P. Indy USA 2008 $17,500 $20,000 3 40 43
Constitution 2011 Tapit USA 2017 $25,000 $25,000 9 60 69
Creative Cause 2009 Giant's Causeway USA 2014 $20,000 $15,000 2 33 35
Cross Traffic 2009 Unbridled's Song USA 2016 $7,500 $10,000 1 18 19
Curlin 2004 Smart Strike USA 2010 $150,000 $100,000 41 15 56
Daredevil 2012 More Than Ready USA 2017 $7,500 $12,500 2 37 39
Declaration of War 2009 War Front USA 2014 $25,000 $40,000 23 38 61
Distorted Humor 1993 Forty Niner USA 2000 $50,000 $100,000 20 15 35
Elusive Quality 1993 Gone West USA 2000 - $40,000 4 13 17
Empire Maker 2000 Unbridled USA 2005 $85,000 $100,000 30 28 58
English Channel 2002 Smart Strike USA 2009 $25,000 $25,000 1 28 29
Fed Biz 2009 Giant's Causeway USA 2016 $10,000 $12,500 1 34 35
Flat Out 2006 Flatter USA 2015 $7,000 $8,500 1 20 21
Flatter 1999 A.P. Indy USA 2005 $40,000 $30,000 8 33 41
Frankel (GB) 2008 Galileo (IRE) ENG 2014 £175,000 £125,000 1 0 1
Galileo (IRE) 1998 Sadler's Wells IRE 2003 private private 1 0 1
Ghostzapper 2000 Awesome Again USA 2007 $85,000 $60,000 27 16 43
Giant's Causeway 1997 Storm Cat USA 2002 $75,000 $85,000 10 9 19
Gleneagles (IRE) 2012 Galileo (IRE) IRE 2017 € 40,000 € 60,000 1 0 1
Hard Spun 2004 Danzig USA 2009 $40,000 $45,000 18 45 63
Honor Code 2011 A.P. Indy USA 2017 $40,000 $40,000 41 23 64
Into Mischief 2005 Harlan's Holiday USA 2010 $100,000 $45,000 39 48 87
Karakontie (JPN) 2011 Bernstein USA 2017 $10,000 $15,000 2 43 45
Kitten's Joy 2001 El Prado (IRE) USA 2007 $60,000 $100,000 19 57 76
Lea 2009 First Samurai USA 2017 $7,500 $12,500 4 32 36
Lemon Drop Kid 1996 Kingmambo USA 2002 $25,000 $40,000 11 34 45
Liam's Map 2011 Unbridled's Song USA 2017 $25,000 $25,000 19 43 62
Maclean's Music 2008 Distorted Humor USA 2014 $25,000 $6,500 1 15 16
Malibu Moon 1997 A.P. Indy USA 2001 $75,000 $95,000 25 25 50
Medaglia d'Oro 1999 El Prado (IRE) USA 2006 $250,000 $150,000 48 6 54
Midnight Lute 2003 Real Quiet USA 2010 $15,000 $25,000 2 20 22
Mineshaft 1999 A.P. Indy USA 2005 $25,000 $25,000 5 35 40
More Than Ready 1997 Southern Halo USA 2002 $75,000 $50,000 30 21 51
Mr Speaker 2011 Pulpit USA 2017 $10,000 $10,000 1 30 31
Mucho Macho Man 2008 Macho Uno USA 2016 $10,000 $15,000 1 15 16
Munnings 2006 Speightstown USA 2012 $25,000 $25,000 5 50 55
Noble Mission (GB) 2009 Galileo (IRE) USA 2016 $20,000 $25,000 2 14 16
Orb 2010 Malibu Moon USA 2015 $25,000 $25,000 2 42 44
Palace Malice 2010 Curlin USA 2017 $20,000 $20,000 5 58 63
Pioneerof the Nile 2006 Empire Maker USA 2011 $110,000 $125,000 38 17 55
Quality Road 2006 Elusive Quality USA 2012 $70,000 $35,000 24 22 46
Shanghai Bobby 2010 Harlan's Holiday USA 2015 $15,000 $15,000 1 45 46
Speightstown 1998 Gone West USA 2006 $100,000 $100,000 27 16 43
Street Boss 2004 Street Cry (IRE) USA 2010 $20,000 $12,500 2 36 38
Street Sense 2004 Street Cry (IRE) USA 2009 $35,000 $45,000 18 41 59
Summer Front 2009 War Front USA 2017 $10,000 $10,000 1 48 49
Super Saver 2007 Maria's Mon USA 2012 $35,000 $65,000 7 50 57
Take Charge Indy 2009 A.P. Indy KOR 2015 - $17,500 1 18 19
Tale of the Cat 1994 Storm Cat USA 2000 $25,000 $30,000 1 21 22
Tapit 2001 Pulpit USA 2006 $300,000 $300,000 44 4 48
Temple City 2005 Dynaformer USA 2012 $15,000 $15,000 3 35 38
Tiznow 1997 Cee's Tizzy USA 2003 $50,000 $60,000 22 33 55
Tonalist 2011 Tapit USA 2017 $20,000 $30,000 12 38 50
Uncle Mo 2008 Indian Charlie USA 2013 $125,000 $75,000 67 38 105
Union Rags 2009 Dixie Union USA 2014 $60,000 $35,000 12 41 53
Verrazano 2010 More Than Ready USA 2016 $17,500 $20,000 6 60 66
Violence 2010 Medaglia d'Oro USA 2015 $25,000 $15,000 4 40 44
War Front 2002 Danzig USA 2008 $250,000 $200,000 33 1 34
Will Take Charge 2010 Unbridled's Song USA 2016 $30,000 $30,000 17 44 61
Zoffany (IRE) 2008 Dansili (GB) IRE 2013 € 35,000 € 45,000 1 1 2
KEENELAND SEPTEMBER SIRES - ALL NOOKS
Sire, yr foaled, His Sire 1st Foals 2018 2016 1 2 3 4 5 6 2 thru 6 Tot
Afleet Alex (2002), Northern Afleet 2007 $8,500 $12,500 0 0 0 2 2 4 8 8
Aikenite (2007), Yes It's True 2014 $5,000 $7,500 0 0 0 0 1 11 12 12
Albertus Maximus (2004), Albert the Great 2013 $2,500 private 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Algorithms (2009), Bernardini 2014 $7,500 $5,000 0 0 2 8 4 6 20 20
Alpha (2009), Bernardini 2016 $5,000 $8,500 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Alternation (2008), Distorted Humor 2015 $6,000 $7,500 0 0 1 1 2 2 6 6
Americain (2005), Dynaformer 2014 $7,500 $7,500 0 0 0 0 0 13 13 13
American Pharoah (2012), Pioneerof the Nile 2017 private $200,000 66 10 4 0 0 1 15 81
Animal Kingdom (2008), Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) 2015 $30,000 $35,000 2 5 20 14 4 4 47 49
Archarcharch (2008), Arch 2013 - $7,500 0 0 0 3 1 10 14 14
Artie Schiller (2001), El Prado (IRE) 2008 - $10,000 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2
Astrology (2008), A.P. Indy 2014 $4,000 $6,500 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 3
Atreides (2011), Medaglia d'Oro 2016 $5,000 $5,000 0 0 0 4 4 7 15 15
Awesome Again (1994), Deputy Minister 2000 private $75,000 5 4 4 4 1 1 14 19
Awesome of Course (2000), Awesome Again 2005 $4,000 $5,000 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Awesome Patriot (2008), Awesome Again 2015 $2,500 $3,500 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Backtalk (2007), Smarty Jones 2013 $2,250 $3,000 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Bayern (2011), Offlee Wild 2017 $15,000 $15,000 2 13 13 16 2 0 44 46
Bellamy Road (2002), Concerto 2008 $6,000 $7,500 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Bernardini (2003), A.P. Indy 2008 $85,000 $100,000 25 13 10 2 0 0 25 50
Big Brown (2005), Boundary 2010 $6,000 $10,000 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 3
Birdstone (2001), Grindstone 2006 $5,000 $5,000 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Blame (2006), Arch 2012 $12,500 $25,000 7 11 6 5 1 1 24 31
Blueskiesnrainbows (2009), English Channel 2017 $2,500 $3,500 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2
Bodemeister (2009), Empire Maker 2014 $40,000 $30,000 6 11 17 17 3 5 53 59
Broken Vow (1997), Unbridled 2003 $25,000 $25,000 0 3 7 10 0 0 20 20
Cairo Prince (2011), Pioneerof the Nile 2016 $25,000 $15,000 14 11 11 10 5 0 37 51
Caleb's Posse (2008), Posse 2014 $3,500 $5,000 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Can the Man (2011), Into Mischief 2016 $3,500 $3,500 0 0 0 0 1 5 6 6
Candy Ride (ARG) (1999), Ride the Rails 2006 $80,000 $60,000 23 16 10 5 1 1 33 56
Capo Bastone (2010), Street Boss 2016 $4,000 $4,000 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2
Carpe Diem (2012), Giant's Causeway 2017 $25,000 $25,000 15 20 25 8 2 2 57 72
Central Banker (2010), Speightstown 2016 $7,500 $7,500 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 3
Chitu (2011), Henny Hughes 2017 $4,500 $3,000 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
City Zip (1998), Carson City 2003 - $40,000 15 9 10 8 1 2 30 45
Colonel John (2005), Tiznow 2011 - $7,500 0 1 0 2 1 8 12 12
Commissioner (2011), A.P. Indy 2017 $7,500 $7,500 2 2 3 16 7 8 36 38
Competitive Edge (2012), Super Saver 2017 $7,500 $12,500 0 3 10 17 6 9 45 45
Congrats (2000), A.P. Indy 2008 $17,500 $20,000 3 6 12 15 2 5 40 43
Conquest Curlinate (2012), Curlin 2017 $5,000 CAN $5,000 CAN 0 1 0 1 0 5 7 7
Constitution (2011), Tapit 2017 $25,000 $25,000 9 21 30 8 1 0 60 69
Conveyance (2007), Indian Charlie 2017 $5,000 $5,000 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 4
Court Vision (2005), Gulch 2013 $3,500 $3,500 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Creative Cause (2009), Giant's Causeway 2014 $20,000 $15,000 2 9 7 9 4 4 33 35
Cross Traffic (2009), Unbridled's Song 2016 $7,500 $10,000 1 0 3 4 4 7 18 19
Curlin (2004), Smart Strike 2010 $150,000 $100,000 41 12 0 1 1 1 15 56
Custom for Carlos (2006), More Than Ready 2013 $3,500 $3,500 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Daaher (2004), Awesome Again 2009 $5,000 $5,000 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 3
Daddy Long Legs (2009), Scat Daddy 2017 - $4,000 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Danza (2011), Street Boss 2017 $4,000 $4,000 0 0 1 3 2 7 13 13
Daredevil (2012), More Than Ready 2017 $7,500 $12,500 2 2 5 14 6 10 37 39
Data Link (2008), War Front 2015 $5,000 $7,500 0 0 2 2 5 6 15 15
Declaration of War (2009), War Front 2014 $25,000 $40,000 23 23 6 3 3 3 38 61
Dialed In (2008), Mineshaft 2014 $25,000 $7,500 0 4 9 8 3 4 28 28
Discreet Cat (2003), Forestry 2009 0 Yen $7,500 0 0 0 1 2 10 13 13
Distorted Humor (1993), Forty Niner 2000 $50,000 $100,000 20 7 4 2 1 1 15 35
Dominus (2008), Smart Strike 2014 $10,000 $3,500 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 3
Dunkerque (FR) (2005), Highest Honor (FR) 2011 - - 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Dunkirk (2006), Unbridled's Song 2011 0 Yen 1,500,000 Yen 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Elusive Quality (1993), Gone West 2000 - $40,000 4 5 2 4 1 1 13 17
Empire Maker (2000), Unbridled 2005 $85,000 $100,000 30 20 3 1 0 4 28 58
English Channel (2002), Smart Strike 2009 $25,000 $25,000 1 5 3 9 5 6 28 29
Even the Score (1998), Unbridled's Song 2006 $5,000 $7,500 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Fast Anna (2011), Medaglia d'Oro 2017 $7,500 $7,500 0 1 3 8 4 5 21 21
Fed Biz (2009), Giant's Causeway 2016 $10,000 $12,500 1 10 6 9 4 5 34 35
First Defence (2004), Unbridled's Song 2010 - $7,500 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 3
First Samurai (2003), Giant's Causeway 2008 $15,000 $15,000 0 3 10 4 2 4 23 23
Flashback (2010), Tapit 2016 $5,000 $7,500 0 0 0 5 5 15 25 25
Flat Out (2006), Flatter 2015 $7,000 $8,500 1 0 0 4 4 12 20 21
Flatter (1999), A.P. Indy 2005 $40,000 $30,000 8 20 11 2 0 0 33 41
Fort Larned (2008), E Dubai 2015 $7,500 $7,500 0 1 0 0 0 4 5 5
Frac Daddy (2010), Scat Daddy 2017 $4,000 CAN $4,000 CAN 0 0 4 0 2 0 6 6
Frankel (GB) (2008), Galileo (IRE) 2014 £175,000 £125,000 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Galileo (IRE) (1998), Sadler's Wells 2003 private private 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Gauntlet (2011), Pulpit 2016 - - 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Gemologist (2009), Tiznow 2014 $15,000 $15,000 0 0 5 6 7 14 32 32
General Quarters (2006), Sky Mesa 2013 - $5,000 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Get Stormy (2006), Stormy Atlantic 2014 $5,000 $5,000 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
Ghostzapper (2000), Awesome Again 2007 $85,000 $60,000 27 11 3 1 1 0 16 43
Giacomo (2002), Holy Bull 2008 $2,500 $2,500 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2
Giant's Causeway (1997), Storm Cat 2002 $75,000 $85,000 10 7 0 1 1 0 9 19
Gio Ponti (2005), Tale of the Cat 2013 $5,000 $12,500 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Girolamo (2006), A.P. Indy 2013 private $15,000 0 0 0 1 2 5 8 8
Gleneagles (IRE) (2012), Galileo (IRE) 2017 €40,000 €60,000 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Golden Ticket (2009), Speightstown 2017 $6,000 $7,500 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Goldencents (2010), Into Mischief 2016 $12,500 $15,000 0 3 5 18 5 9 40 40
Grasshopper (2004), Dixie Union 2012 $3,500 $3,500 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Graydar (2009), Unbridled's Song 2015 $7,500 $15,000 0 1 2 5 6 8 22 22
Grey Swallow (IRE) (2001), Daylami (IRE) 2016 $5,000 $7,500 0 0 0 0 0 10 10 10
Hakassan (CHI) (2009), Sir Cat 2017 private private 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 3
Hampton Court (AUS) (2011), Redoute's Choice (AUS) 2017 - $6,000 0 0 0 0 1 10 11 11
Handsome Mike (2009), Scat Daddy 2016 $5,000 $5,000 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Hard Spun (2004), Danzig 2009 $40,000 $45,000 18 23 13 7 1 1 45 63
Haynesfield (2006), Speightstown 2013 private $5,000 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
He's Had Enough (2010), Tapit 2016 $5,000 $5,000 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Holiday Promise (2009), Harlan's Holiday 2015 private - 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2
Honor Code (2011), A.P. Indy 2017 $40,000 $40,000 41 14 7 2 0 0 23 64
I Want Revenge (2006), Stephen Got Even 2015 $5,000 $5,000 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Include (1997), Broad Brush 2004 $7,500 $10,000 0 2 2 7 1 4 16 16
Into Mischief (2005), Harlan's Holiday 2010 $100,000 $45,000 39 33 10 3 1 1 48 87
Istan (2002), Gone West 2009 - $6,000 0 0 0 4 0 3 7 7
Itsmyluckyday (2010), Lawyer Ron 2016 $5,000 $6,500 0 0 1 1 0 5 7 7
Jack Milton (2010), War Front 2017 $6,500 $6,500 0 0 1 7 6 8 22 22
Japan (2012), Medaglia d'Oro 2017 $1,500 $7,500 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2
Jersey Town (2006), Speightstown 2014 $2,000 CAN $10,000 0 0 0 1 0 5 6 6
Jimmy Creed (2009), Distorted Humor 2015 $15,000 $7,500 0 0 2 8 5 2 17 17
Justin Phillip (2008), First Samurai 2015 $5,000 $5,000 0 0 1 3 0 6 10 10
Kantharos (2008), Lion Heart 2012 $15,000 $5,000 0 2 3 4 0 0 9 9
Karakontie (JPN) (2011), Bernstein 2017 $10,000 $15,000 2 4 7 12 15 5 43 45
Kettle Corn (2007), Candy Ride (ARG) 2015 $2,500 $2,500 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Kitten's Joy (2001), El Prado (IRE) 2007 $60,000 $100,000 19 17 23 11 5 1 57 76
Langfuhr (1992), Danzig 1999 $5,000 $5,000 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Lea (2009), First Samurai 2017 $7,500 $12,500 4 5 9 9 5 4 32 36
Lemon Drop Kid (1996), Kingmambo 2002 $25,000 $40,000 11 13 6 10 1 4 34 45
Liaison (2009), Indian Charlie 2015 $5,000 $6,500 0 0 0 3 2 9 14 14
Liam's Map (2011), Unbridled's Song 2017 $25,000 $25,000 19 26 8 6 0 3 43 62
Line of David (2007), Lion Heart 2012 $2,500 $3,500 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Lookin At Lucky (2007), Smart Strike 2012 $17,500 $20,000 0 4 9 4 3 2 22 22
Macho Uno (1998), Holy Bull 2005 $15,000 $15,000 0 1 3 5 1 4 14 14
Maclean's Music (2008), Distorted Humor 2014 $25,000 $6,500 1 2 4 4 3 2 15 16
Magician (IRE) (2010), Galileo (IRE) 2016 €7,500 $10,000 0 0 0 1 1 4 6 6
Magna Graduate (2002), Honor Grades 2010 $2,500 $2,500 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Majestic City (2009), City Zip 2017 $3,500 $3,500 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Majesticperfection (2006), Harlan's Holiday 2012 $10,000 $20,000 0 0 6 7 2 2 17 17
Malibu Moon (1997), A.P. Indy 2001 $75,000 $95,000 25 14 11 0 0 0 25 50
Mark Valeski (2009), Proud Citizen 2016 private $2,500 0 0 0 2 0 6 8 8
Medaglia d'Oro (1999), El Prado (IRE) 2006 $250,000 $150,000 48 4 1 1 0 0 6 54
Medal Count (2011), Dynaformer 2017 $3,500 $5,000 0 0 2 3 4 4 13 13
Micromanage (2010), Medaglia d'Oro 2017 $4,000 $5,000 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Midnight Lute (2003), Real Quiet 2010 $15,000 $25,000 2 5 7 6 1 1 20 22
Midshipman (2006), Unbridled's Song 2012 $8,500 $8,500 0 1 3 4 7 1 16 16
Mineshaft (1999), A.P. Indy 2005 $25,000 $25,000 5 11 13 6 4 1 35 40
Mission Impazible (2007), Unbridled's Song 2014 $7,500 $7,500 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 2
Mizzen Mast (1998), Cozzene 2004 $10,000 $12,500 0 0 4 5 3 2 14 14
More Than Ready (1997), Southern Halo 2002 $75,000 $50,000 30 14 6 0 0 1 21 51
Morning Line (2007), Tiznow 2015 $7,500 $10,000 0 0 0 2 1 4 7 7
Mr Speaker (2011), Pulpit 2017 $10,000 $10,000 1 1 5 12 3 9 30 31
Mr. Sidney (2004), Storm Cat 2011 $6,500 $6,500 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Mucho Macho Man (2008), Macho Uno 2016 $10,000 $15,000 1 0 3 6 2 4 15 16
Munnings (2006), Speightstown 2012 $25,000 $25,000 5 10 22 11 2 5 50 55
Musketier (GER) (2002), Acatenango (GER) 2014 $5,000 $7,500 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 3
New Year's Day (2011), Street Cry (IRE) 2015 $5,000 $5,000 0 0 0 0 3 2 5 5
Noble Mission (GB) (2009), Galileo (IRE) 2016 $20,000 $25,000 2 1 6 1 6 0 14 16
Normandy Invasion (2010), Tapit 2017 $3,500 $5,000 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2
Northern Afleet (1993), Afleet 2000 $5,000 $6,500 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 2
Notional (2004), In Excess (IRE) 2010 $2,000 $3,000 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 3
Orb (2010), Malibu Moon 2015 $25,000 $25,000 2 9 18 11 2 2 42 44
Overanalyze (2010), Dixie Union 2015 $15,000 $10,000 0 0 1 4 2 2 9 9
Oxbow (2010), Awesome Again 2015 $20,000 $17,500 0 0 5 8 10 15 38 38
Paddy O'Prado (2007), El Prado (IRE) 2013 private $5,000 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Palace (2009), City Zip 2017 $6,000 $6,000 0 1 4 3 6 4 18 18
Palace Malice (2010), Curlin 2017 $20,000 $20,000 5 15 23 13 4 3 58 63
Paynter (2009), Awesome Again 2015 $12,500 $20,000 0 2 11 10 14 9 46 46
Perfect Soul (IRE) (1998), Sadler's Wells 2006 $2,000 $7,500 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 4
Pioneerof the Nile (2006), Empire Maker 2011 $110,000 $125,000 38 12 4 1 0 0 17 55
Point of Entry (2008), Dynaformer 2015 $20,000 $25,000 0 1 2 5 0 3 11 11
Power Broker (2010), Pulpit 2015 0 Riyals $5,000 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Proud Citizen (1999), Gone West 2005 - $7,500 0 0 4 1 1 3 9 9
Quality Road (2006), Elusive Quality 2012 $70,000 $35,000 24 11 10 0 0 1 22 46
Race Day (2011), Tapit 2017 $6,000 $7,000 0 0 2 8 5 6 21 21
Raison d'Etat (2008), A.P. Indy 2015 $5,000 $7,500 0 0 0 0 1 23 24 24
Ready's Image (2005), More Than Ready 2010 $2,000 $7,500 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2
Real Solution (2009), Kitten's Joy 2016 $5,000 $7,500 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4
Red Rocks (IRE) (2003), Galileo (IRE) 2011 $10,000 $12,500 0 0 0 0 1 4 5 5
Revolutionary (2010), War Pass 2016 $5,000 $7,500 0 1 2 5 1 6 15 15
Revolving (2009), A.P. Indy 2014 $0 private 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Run Away and Hide (2006), City Zip 2010 $7,500 $7,500 0 0 1 0 0 3 4 4
Secret Circle (2009), Eddington 2017 $5,000 $5,000 0 0 1 3 2 4 10 10
Seek Again (2010), Speightstown 2017 - $5,000 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Shackleford (2008), Forestry 2014 $20,000 $20,000 0 3 14 5 3 8 33 33
Shakin It Up (2010), Midnight Lute 2016 $5,000 $10,000 0 0 0 2 0 4 6 6
Shanghai Bobby (2010), Harlan's Holiday 2015 $15,000 $15,000 1 4 12 13 8 8 45 46
Sidney's Candy (2007), Candy Ride (ARG) 2013 private $10,000 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Silver Max (2009), Badge of Silver 2017 $4,000 CAN $4,000 CAN 0 0 0 2 0 5 7 7
Skipshot (2007), Skip Away 2014 private $7,500 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Sky Kingdom (2009), Empire Maker 2017 $5,000 $5,000 0 0 0 2 2 2 6 6
Sky Mesa (2000), Pulpit 2005 $15,000 $20,000 0 2 3 9 5 5 24 24
Slew's Tiznow (2005), Tiznow 2013 $3,000 $2,500 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Smarty Jones (2001), Elusive Quality 2006 $7,500 $7,500 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2
Snapy Halo (ARG) (2004), Southern Halo 2015 $2,500 $7,500 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Society's Chairman (2003), Not Impossible (IRE) 2013 $5,000 CAN $5,000 CAN 0 0 2 3 0 1 6 6
Soldat (2008), War Front 2015 $5,000 $5,000 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Speightstown (1998), Gone West 2006 $100,000 $100,000 27 9 6 0 0 1 16 43
Stay Thirsty (2008), Bernardini 2014 $5,000 $10,000 0 0 1 2 3 10 16 16
Stormy Atlantic (1994), Storm Cat 2000 $15,000 $25,000 0 0 4 4 2 1 11 11
Street Boss (2004), Street Cry (IRE) 2010 $20,000 $12,500 2 5 13 12 3 3 36 38
Street Sense (2004), Street Cry (IRE) 2009 $35,000 $45,000 18 21 14 4 2 0 41 59
Stroll (2000), Pulpit 2006 $2,000 $5,000 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Strong Mandate (2011), Tiznow 2016 $10,000 $10,000 0 7 6 6 2 2 23 23
Successful Appeal (1996), Valid Appeal 2002 $6,500 $10,000 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 3
Summer Front (2009), War Front 2017 $10,000 $10,000 1 10 13 9 10 6 48 49
Super Saver (2007), Maria's Mon 2012 $35,000 $65,000 7 13 19 13 3 2 50 57
Take Charge Indy (2009), A.P. Indy 2015 - $17,500 1 1 5 7 3 2 18 19
Tale of Ekati (2005), Tale of the Cat 2012 $7,500 $15,000 0 2 0 1 0 4 7 7
Tale of the Cat (1994), Storm Cat 2000 $25,000 $30,000 1 6 5 6 2 2 21 22
Tapit (2001), Pulpit 2006 $300,000 $300,000 44 3 0 0 1 0 4 48
Tapiture (2011), Tapit 2017 $7,500 $7,500 0 7 9 16 9 8 49 49
Tapizar (2008), Tapit 2014 $12,500 $15,000 0 1 5 8 10 6 30 30
Temple City (2005), Dynaformer 2012 $15,000 $15,000 3 6 8 9 7 5 35 38
The Big Beast (2011), Yes It's True 2017 $6,000 $6,000 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
The Factor (2008), War Front 2014 0 Yen $25,000 0 5 11 14 7 8 45 45
Tiznow (1997), Cee's Tizzy 2003 $50,000 $60,000 22 14 11 6 1 1 33 55
Tizway (2005), Tiznow 2013 - $7,500 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2
To Honor and Serve (2008), Bernardini 2014 private $15,000 0 0 0 2 1 5 8 8
Tonalist (2011), Tapit 2017 $20,000 $30,000 12 17 9 9 0 3 38 50
Trappe Shot (2007), Tapit 2013 $7,500 $10,000 0 0 0 1 3 2 6 6
Twirling Candy (2007), Candy Ride (ARG) 2013 $25,000 $15,000 0 7 12 27 10 5 61 61
Uncaptured (2010), Lion Heart 2016 $6,000 $6,000 0 0 0 0 2 3 5 5
Uncle Mo (2008), Indian Charlie 2013 $125,000 $75,000 67 29 5 2 1 1 38 105
Union Rags (2009), Dixie Union 2014 $60,000 $35,000 12 26 8 5 0 2 41 53
Verrazano (2010), More Than Ready 2016 $17,500 $20,000 6 18 16 15 4 7 60 66
Violence (2010), Medaglia d'Oro 2015 $25,000 $15,000 4 19 10 9 1 1 40 44
War Command (2011), War Front 2016 €8,000 €15,000 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
War Front (2002), Danzig 2008 $250,000 $200,000 33 1 0 0 0 0 1 34
Warrior's Reward (2006), Medaglia d'Oro 2012 $5,000 $10,000 0 0 1 2 2 9 14 14
Wicked Strong (2011), Hard Spun 2017 $10,000 $10,000 0 3 6 11 4 11 35 35
Will Take Charge (2010), Unbridled's Song 2016 $30,000 $30,000 17 23 15 2 4 0 44 61
Zoffany (IRE) (2008), Dansili (GB) 2013 €35,000 €45,000 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
LEADING NA-EU SIRES with 25+ 2018 MIDYEAR APEX ABC RUNNERS
SIRE 1st Fls ST 2012 A Index 2018 ABC Index 2018 A's 2018 ABC
INTO MISCHIEF 2010 KY 3.08 2.08 16 47
TAPIT 2006 KY 3.04 2.19 14 45
QUALITY ROAD 2012 KY 2.76 2.10 11 37
DUBAWI 2007 ENG 4.68 2.70 12 33
GALILEO 2003 IRE 5.66 2.66 23 32
SCAT DADDY 2009 DEAD 2.78 1.72 13 31
CANDY RIDE 2006 KY 2.26 1.82 11 30
WAR FRONT 2008 KY 4.63 2.68 9 30
CURLIN 2010 KY 2.82 2.25 12 28
MALIBU MOON 2001 KY 1.88 1.45 9 28
GHOSTZAPPER 2007 KY 3.25 2.15 8 28
INVINCIBLE SPIRIT 2004 IRE 2.30 1.68 8 28
BLAME 2012 KY 2.12 1.72 11 27
FRANKEL 2014 ENG 5.93 2.96 10 26
KITTEN'S JOY 2007 KY 2.67 1.74 9 25
UNCLE MO 2013 KY 3.93 2.21 7 25
LEADING NA-EU SIRES with 10+ 2018 MIDYEAR APEX A RUNNERS
SIRE 1st Fls ST 2012 A Index 2018 ABC Index 2018 A's 2018 ABC
GALILEO 2003 IRE 5.66 2.66 23 32
INTO MISCHIEF 2010 KY 3.08 2.08 16 47
TAPIT 2006 KY 3.04 2.19 14 45
SCAT DADDY 2009 DEAD 2.78 1.72 13 31
STREET SENSE 2009 KY 2.19 1.74 13 22
DUBAWI 2007 ENG 4.68 2.70 12 33
CURLIN 2010 KY 2.82 2.25 12 28
QUALITY ROAD 2012 KY 2.76 2.10 11 37
CANDY RIDE 2006 KY 2.26 1.82 11 30
BLAME 2012 KY 2.12 1.72 11 27
FRANKEL 2014 ENG 5.93 2.96 10 26
SPEIGHTSTOWN 2006 KY 2.75 2.07 10 24
MORE THAN READY 2002 KY 1.95 1.49 10 23
LEADING F2014 NA-EU SIRES with 13+ MIDYEAR 2018 APEX ABC RUNNERS
SIRE 1st Fls ST 2012 A Index 2018 ABC Index 2018 A's 2018 ABC
FRANKEL 2014 ENG 5.93 2.96 10 26
THE FACTOR 2014 JPN 1.61 1.17 5 20
BODEMEISTER 2014 KY 1.31 1.02 5 19
UNION RAGS 2014 KY 1.36 1.14 1 14
CREATIVE CAUSE 2014 KY 2.09 1.33 6 13
LEADING F2014 NA-EU SIRES with 5+ MIDYER 2018 APEX A RUNNERS
SIRE 1st Fls ST 2012 A Index 2018 ABC Index 2018 A's 2018 ABC
FRANKEL 2014 ENG 5.93 2.96 10 26
CREATIVE CAUSE 2014 KY 2.09 1.33 6 13
THE FACTOR 2014 JPN 1.61 1.17 5 20
BODEMEISTER 2014 KY 1.31 1.02 5 19
STAY THIRSTY 2014 CA 1.45 1.36 5 11
LEADING F2015 NA-EU SIRES with 9+ MIDYEAR 2018 APEX ABC RUNNERS
SIRE 1st Fls ST 2012 A Index 2018 ABC Index 2018 A's 2018 ABC
CAMELOT 2015 IRE 2.27 1.35 5 16
PAYNTER 2015 KY 0.87 1.52 1 12
JIMMY CREED 2015 KY 2.50 1.63 4 10
DECLARATION OF WAR 2015 KY 1.88 1.22 3 9
ALTERNATION 2015 KY 1.65 1.24 3 9
LEADING F2015 NA-EU SIRES with 3+ MIDYEAR 2018 APEX A RUNNERS
SIRE 1st Fls ST 2012 A Index 2018 ABC Index 2018 A's 2018 ABC
CAMELOT 2015 IRE 2.27 1.35 5 16
INTELLO 2015 ENG 3.00 1.38 5 8
JIMMY CREED 2015 KY 2.50 1.63 4 10
DECLARATION OF WAR 2015 KY 1.88 1.22 3 9
ALTERNATION 2015 KY 1.65 1.24 3 9
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