Don’t miss Nancy Sexton’s annual round-up of the stallions who command the best charges on the planet – with a few new entries within the Prime Ten for 2023
Having undergone a shake-up forward of 2022, prompted by the dying of Galileo, the record of the world’s costliest stallions has stabilised for 2023. A lot of it appears the identical as in 2022, with Dubawi retaining high spot forward of Frankel to offer Europe the sting over the remainder of the world.
Apparently, nearly all of the horses listed right here have undergone vital price raises, proving that even when the skin world is in turmoil, bloodstock stays in its personal bubble with demand for elite stallions seemingly unaffected.
Dubawi is one in all 4 European-based sires listed alongside Frankel, Sea The Stars and No Nay By no means however it’s the US which might boast the world’s costliest new recruit in Flightline, who retires to Lane’s Finish Farm at a price of $200,000.
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Not listed is Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun Runner, whose price shifts to ‘non-public’ following an excellent begin to his stud profession. The son of Sweet Journey lined 248 mares final season at a price of $125,000 and heads into 2023 nicely established as one of many world’s elite stallions with no fewer than six G1 winners rising out of his first crop.
He ends the 12 months as a high 5 American sire by progeny earnings and the dominant main American sire of three-year-olds – two vital achievements provided that he nonetheless has solely two crops working for him. Had Gun Runner’s price not shifted to ‘non-public’, it’s odds on that he would sit excessive up on this record.
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2002 b Dubai Millennium – Zomaradah (Deploy)
Stands: Dalham Corridor Stud, Newmarket, UK
2023 price: £350,000 (about $423,000)
(lined 165 mares at £250,000 in 2022)
1st on the TRC World Sires Rankings
The shortage of a British and Irish sires’ title would have been an undeserving and obtrusive omission on the stud report of Dubawi. Galileo was unmatched throughout the peak of his powers however whereas he was attracting the headlines for his prolonged championship streak, Dubawi was by no means removed from the dialog as an array of top-notch performers – a few of them bred off charges as little as £15,000 – arrived with clockwork regularity.
Thus a primary British and Irish championship for this Darley stalwart is vastly deserving and does justice for a profession that to this point consists of 367 stakes performers, 248 stakes scorers and 53 G1 winners.
For thus lengthy a key component to the fortunes of Godolphin, Dubawi’s 12 months as soon as once more went hand in hand with Charlie Appleby. Coroebus acquired the ball rolling by profitable the two,000 Guineas – within the course of changing into his sire’s third winner of the race after Makfi and Evening Of Thunder – earlier than following up within the G1 St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot, the identical assembly at which fellow Godolphin runners Naval Crown and Inventive Drive ran one-two within the G1 Platinum Jubilee. In between, stablemate Trendy Video games had landed the G1 Poule d’Essai des Poulains and would later win the G1 Woodbine Mile and G1 Breeders’ Cup Mile.
Dubawi had loved a record-breaking Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita in 2021 when supplying three winners in Yibir (Turf), Trendy Video games (Juvenile Turf) and House Blues (Mile). He got here near repeating the trick once more at Keeneland in November as Trendy Video games’s victory within the Mile was complemented by that of one other Appleby-trained runner Insurgent’s Romance within the Turf.
In Italian, beforehand profitable within the G1 First Woman and G1 Diana Stakes for Peter Brant and Chad Brown, ran a wonderful second within the Filly & Mare Turf, having tried to make all. Inventive Drive additionally ran third within the Turf Dash.
Their performances capped a usually worldwide 12 months for Dubawi that had begun at G1 degree in March with Lord North dead-heating with Panthalassa within the G1 Dubai Turf at Meydan. Along with the ill-fated Coroebus and Trendy Video games, there was additionally a 3rd European Traditional winner in St Leger hero Eldar Eldarov, a colt whose progressive three-year-old profession for Roger Varian had demonstrated all the development and tenacity usually related to Dubawi’s progeny.
The G1 exploits of Coroebus, Eldar Eldarov and Naval Crown have been key in Dubawi touchdown his first British and Irish championship with a haul of near £6.5 million, comfortably forward of his nearest pursuer Frankel. He additionally leads the way in which by variety of stakes winners (23) whereas his winners to runners ratio of 51% is bettered marginally by solely Farhh amongst these horses with 50 runners or extra.
In Europe, a prize-money whole of just about £8.7m isn’t sufficient to topple Frankel however once more he sits on the high when it comes to stakes winners because of 35 people who between them gained 45 stakes races.
It’s a widely-held opinion that Dubawi’s affect is a particularly good affect on the breed, not simply when it comes to his degree of success however the numerous attributes he tends to impart; the standard Dubawi is a real and sound horse which thrives on racing.
What’s extra, numerous sons look like following swimsuit. Darley’s Evening Of Thunder, now the sire of 18 Group winners whose personal price has risen to €100,000 for 2023, is a working example, as is Ballylinch Stud’s New Bay, now a €75,000 stallion who pulled off an necessary Qipco British Champions Day double courtesy of Bayside Boy and Bay Bridge within the G1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes and G1 Champion Stakes. One other son, Zarak, has additionally emerged as a number one younger sire in France.
All of which should bode nicely for the assorted younger sons ready within the pipeline, notably Darley’s a number of G1 winners Too Darn Sizzling, whose first yearlings offered for as much as 600,000gns, and Ghaiyyath, whose first foals caught the creativeness on the winter breeding inventory gross sales, promoting for a mean of simply over 100,000gns.
Amid all this, Dubawi has additionally emerged as a damsire of notice. A high 5 European broodmare sire of 2022, his daughters have cast a very nice report with Frankel, with the cross accountable for 9 stakes winners led by the Traditional scorers Adayar and Homeless Songs.
Naturally, Dubawi stays extraordinarily sizzling property commercially, with Sheikh Mohammed’s need to gather his progeny key in fuelling a blockbuster Tattersalls October Ebook 1 Sale, at which he was represented by eight million-guinea yearlings and returned a mean of 849,524gns.
It’s a powerful physique of labor and makes that vital price rise to £350,000 considerably comprehensible. It’s a daring assertion from his connections however at 21 years previous, Dubawi is, in spite of everything, getting into the twilight of his stud profession and thus it may very well be that a component of safety is coming by as nicely.
2008 b Galileo – Variety (Danehill)
Stands: Banstead Manor Stud, Newmarket, UK
2023 price: £275,000 ($332,000)
(lined 188 mares at £200,000 in 2022)
2nd on the TRC World Sires Rankings
Frankel, who final 12 months turned the primary British-based sire since Mill Reef in 1987 to be topped champion, got here near repeating the feat in 2022, finally discovering solely Dubawi too good.
Because it was, he sired the winners of roughly £5.3m in Britain and Eire, not far off final 12 months’s haul of £5.35m, and remarkably virtually twice that determine in Europe, the place he did reign as champion.
In what was an excellent 12 months, G1 winners arrived in Europe, the US and Australia. There have been eight of them within the northern hemisphere and collectively they did their bit to showcase the vary of Frankel, consisting of a high 2yo in G1 Dewhurst winner Chaldean and a champion 3yo filly in Inspiral to go along with the Traditional winners Homeless Songs (Irish 1,000 Guineas), Westover (Irish Derby) and Nashwa (Prix de Diane) alongside American filly McKulick and French colt Onesto.
Nevertheless, one of the best of all of them was Kirsten Rausing’s great homebred Alpinista, who capped an eight-race win streak with a victory within the Arc. Superbly dealt with by connections, the gray mare retired with six G1 wins to her credit score, amongst them the 2022 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud and Yorkshire Oaks along with the Arc.
Frankel can be forging a mighty popularity in Australia, the place from a group of underneath 75 runners, he’s the sire of 13 stakes winners together with Converge, winner of the G1 Randwick Guineas final March.
He additionally continues to make his presence felt within the US, as illustrated by the G1 Belmont Oaks Invitational winner McKulick and G2 winner Skims, whereas remaining in style in Japan, the place G1 winners Mozu Ascot, Grenadier Guards and Soul Stirring have represented him to good impact.
Sure, Frankel has been granted distinctive alternative, as befits a horse who ranks as one of many nice runners of current occasions. However he has answered these questions requested of him with a very worldwide roll name that at present consists of 106 stakes winners, 26 of them on the highest degree.
Alongside the way in which, he turned the quickest stallion to hit 50 Group winners and in July notched up one other milestone when Emotion turned his a centesimal stakes winner within the Listed Chalice Stakes at Newmarket. In recording 100 stakes winners over the span of two,402 days, he turned the joint-fastest stallion to realize the feat alongside Danehill.
Commercially, he additionally hit the headlines, notably as sire of the highest 4 tons at Ebook 1 of the Tattersalls October Sale led by the two,800,000gns colt out of So Mi Dar, purchased by Godolphin.
The 2021 champion sires’ title gained’t be the final one which Frankel wins. Chaldean is priced at round 6-1 for subsequent 12 months’s 2,000 Guineas whereas Inspiral, Westover, Nashwa and Homeless Songs are all because of keep in coaching.
With that in thoughts, it will take a courageous individual to again in opposition to him touchdown one other championship in 2023 and it’s not exhausting to see how Juddmonte arrived on the choice to extend his price for 2023.
Along with his ever-improving stud report, there may be his rising legacy to contemplate. His first son to stud, Cracksman, was one of many success tales among the many European first-crop stallions as sire of two stakes-winning fillies, Aloa and Dance In The Grass.
As well as, Frankel can be making his mark as a broodmare sire (as maybe to be anticipated from a horse who has lined high-class mares all through his profession). He had solely 27 runners in that division in Britain and Eire throughout 2022 however with stakes winners Noble Fact (by Kingman), Juncture (by Darkish Angel) and Eydon (by Olden Occasions) amongst them, they went on to win over £600,000.
3. INTO MISCHIEF
2005 b Harlan’s Vacation – Leslie’s Woman (Tough Creek)
Stands: Spendthrift Farm, Kentucky, USA
2023 price: $250,000
(lined 202 mares at a price of $250,000 in 2022)
third on the TRC World Sires Rankings
Into Mischief ends 2022 as North America’s champion sire for the fourth consecutive 12 months with a prize-money whole of roughly $27.75m, thereby smashing his personal earlier report of $24,411,267 set in 2021.
As in 2021, Into Mischief leads the way in which once more when it comes to particular person winners (and runners, for that matter), black-type winners and Graded stakes winners. For the report, he’s closing in on 240 winners for the 12 months, over 70 greater than his nearest rival Munnings, is out on his personal when it comes to black-type winners on 26, dominates by black-type runners on 62 (Uncle Mo subsequent finest on 40) and leads by Graded stakes winners on 15. The one record not in his grasp is that of G1 winners, during which he sits behind Curlin (6), American Pharoah (4) and Gun Runner (4).
That’s to not say Into Mischief had a lukewarm 12 months on the high degree, nonetheless. Flamboyant front-runner Life Is Good, one in all no fewer than 19 stakes winners from his 2018 crop, captured three G1 occasions, the Pegasus World Cup, Woodward and Whitney Stakes.
Gina Romantica was the spotlight of his three-year-old crop by advantage of her win within the G1 Queen Elizabeth II Problem Cup on the turf whereas among the many two-year-olds Surprise Wheel closed her season with victories within the G1 Spinaway Stakes and G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies.
With Surprise Wheel’s Breeders’ Cup success within the bag, Into Mischief nailed his fifth champion North American two-year-old sires’ title, and with a complete of over $4.6m – $2m forward of the second horse Bolt D’Oro. Into Mischief’s skill to throw good two-year-olds is consistent with the Storm Cat sire line and certainly, it wasn’t all about Surprise Wheel in 2022 since different juvenile daughters Hoosier Philly and Naughty Gal gained the G2 Golden Rod and G3 Adirondack Stakes respectively.
Into Mischief may be very a lot a mud sire and the area of American breeders. However as Gina Romantica confirmed once more final 12 months, he’s able to throwing efficient grass horses; certainly, he additionally ended 2022 as a high 5 sire by turf earnings.
Equally, one of many highlights of the 12 months for his sire son Goldencents arrived on turf with the victory of his daughter Going To Vegas within the G1 Rodeo Drive Stakes. Goldencents, who stands alongside his sire at Spendthrift Farm, boasts 19 stakes winners and stays one of many dependable troopers of the Kentucky center market.
The youthful Sensible Joke, who stands for Coolmore at Ashford Stud, additionally sits behind solely Gun Runner amongst Kentucky’s second-crop sires following a 12 months highlighted by the G1 Frizette Stakes winner Chocolate Gelato.
Different G1-winning sons Audible and Genuine are additionally within the pipeline in addition to new additions akin to Life Is Good and Mandaloun, so there may be actual momentum behind Into Mischief’s sire line.
2004 ch Sensible Strike – Sheriff’s Deputy (Deputy Minister)
Stands: Hill ’n’ Dale Farm, Kentucky, USA
2023 price: $225,000
(lined 135 mares at a price of $175,000 in 2022)
seventh on the TRC World Sires Rankings
Curlin’s price has been raised for 2023 following a 12 months underpinned by actual high quality. Effectively established as one in all Kentucky’s elite, he sired six G1 winners in 2022, greater than every other North American stallion.
His season got here to a head on the Breeders’ Cup in November the place on a single afternoon he was represented by the Grime Mile winner Cody’s Want, Dash hero Elite Energy and Malathaat, who narrowly got here out on high within the Distaff over Blue Stripe and fellow Curlin filly Clairiere in a race for the ages. In fourth was one other Curlin daughter within the form of Nest, a three-time G1 winner in 2022 whose high-flying sweep had included a 12¼-length win within the Teaching Membership American Oaks.
The Breeders’ Cup helped hoist his earnings for the 12 months near $20m and positioned an exclamation level on a season that additionally included G1 wins for Compulsory (Derby Metropolis Distaff) and Clairiere (Ogden Phipps) amid ten Graded stakes winners total.
Now the sire of 20 G1 winners, one in all Curlin’s strengths lies in his skill to throw Traditional-type horses with regularity. They’re powerful and sound horses who may be efficient at two however usually come into their very own when older, very often round two turns.
Curlin has already had a variety of sons retire to stud, some extra efficiently than others. Hill ’n’ Dale Farm, which has been Curlin’s dwelling since his change from Lane’s Finish Farm in 2016, appears to have hit the proper notice with champion 2yo Good Magic, who’s at present in a three-way battle for main first-crop sire honours with Bolt D’Oro and Justify.
No matter how the championship falls, a primary crop that consists of six stakes scorers, amongst them G1 Champagne Stakes winner Blazing Sevens alongside the G2 winners Dubyuhnell and Vegas Magic, is a particularly robust begin by any measure.
Curlin additionally featured because the paternal grandsire of Kentucky Derby hero Wealthy Strike, a member of the primary crop belonging to Eager Ice, whereas the primary crop sired by Lane’s Finish Farm’s Join was highlighted by G1 winner Rattle N Roll.
2018 b Tapit – Feathered (Indian Charlie)
Stands: Lane’s Finish Farm, Kentucky, USA
2023 price: $200,000
(retires to stud for 2023)
Flightline is because of begin his stud profession at $200,000, the identical degree set for Triple Crown winner American Pharoah at Ashford Stud in 2016, champion Ghostzapper at Adena Springs in 2006 and champion two-year-old Satan’s Bag at Claiborne Farm in 1985. It’s a hefty outlay for a brand new stallion however then Flightline is essentially the most thrilling prospect to retire for a while.
The world’s highest-rated horse ran simply six occasions however such was his brilliance underneath the care of John Sadler that he swiftly drew comparisons to varied American iconic champions of the previous.
A $1m Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling, knocked right down to West Level Thoroughbreds, his debut was delayed to April of his three-year-old season because of a superficial hindquarter damage (suffered when he hit a stall latch).
However his expertise was by no means unsure, with a wide-margin debut win adopted an equally eye-opening win in a Del Mar allowance non-compulsory claimer some months later. Flightline saved G1 firm thereafter, profitable the Malibu (by 11½ lengths), Metropolitan Handicap (by six lengths), Pacific Traditional (by virtually 20 lengths) and Breeders’ Cup Traditional, during which he put away the G1 winners Life Is Good, Wealthy Strike, Olympiad and Pleased Saver with ease by over eight.
Flightline is a kind of uncommon horses who has lived as much as expectations each step of the way in which. He was bred to be good as a son of champion sire Tapit and the G1-placed Feathered, whose sire Indian Charlie continues to exert a constructive affect on the breed. Whereas horses by no means stop to shock, he has loads of the playing cards stacked in his favour to achieve his second function.
The regard during which he’s held throughout the trade was nicely on present throughout the Keeneland November Sale simply days after his Breeders’ Cup romp when a 2.5% fractional curiosity got here underneath the hammer.
Whispers throughout the summer time had positioned his worth north of $50m and whereas the Breeders’ Cup efficiency propelled that determine additional, it’s debatable what number of anticipated to see the curiosity promote for $4.6m (to an undisclosed purchaser appearing by Fred Seitz), thereby inserting the horse’s worth at $184m.
After all, proudly owning a bit of Flightline is laden with status, in the same vein to proudly owning a bit of nice artwork. Even so, the racehorse and bloodstock market comes with a heightened component of threat – as with all younger stallion prospect, Flightline isn’t proof against that.
Working in his favour is the apparent incontrovertible fact that he will probably be granted alternative with a few of the world’s most achieved mares. That a lot was plain to see on the Keeneland November Sale, the place recent off the excitement generated by the fractional curiosity sale, breeders have been busy stocking up on mares to ship to the horse.
As an illustration, his breeder, Jane Lyon of Summer time Wind Farm, signed at $1.7m for the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Dash runner-up Edgeway, at $1.45m for stakes winner Park Avenue and at $1m for G3 winner Proud Emma. Co-owner West Level Thoroughbreds was additionally busy sourcing inventory, notably by paying $2m for the well-related High quality Highway mare Salty As Can Be in partnership with Decided Stud.
So far as his debut e book goes, that record will solely be the tip of the iceberg for a horse who has undoubtedly caught the creativeness of a few of the world’s main breeders.
5= QUALITY ROAD
2006 b Elusive High quality – Kobla (Strawberry Highway)
Stands: Lane’s Finish Farm, Kentucky, USA
2023 price: $200,000
(lined 156 mares at a price of $150,000 in 2022)
thirty second on the TRC World Sires Rankings
Whereas Lane’s Finish welcomes Flightline, the confirmed a part of its roster stays led by High quality Highway, whose price rises from $150,000 to $200,000. The son of Elusive High quality turns 17 with a stud report led by 65 stakes winners, 14 of them at G1 degree.
2022 was highlighted by Saudi-trained Emblem Highway, whose dwelling win within the G1 Saudi Cup added round $9m to his sire’s total prize-money whole of roughly $20.6 million. Nearer to dwelling, he was additionally represented by the G1 New York Stakes winner Bleecker Avenue and G2 winners Astronaut and Friar’s Highway amongst 13 stakes winners.
For all that High quality Highway is primarily a mud sire, the likes of Bleecker Avenue and Astronaut as soon as once more proved that he’s completely able to throwing efficient grass horses as nicely. And there may be loads of cause to suppose that he’s on the cusp of actually making his presence felt in Europe provided that the handful of two-year-olds housed at Ballydoyle embrace G3 Killavullan Stakes winner Cairo, Leopardstown maiden winner Mohawk Chief and Dundalk maiden winner Carracci.
It was after Carracci’s win that jockey Seamie Heffernan remarked: “I’d say he has a bit of sophistication and I am a giant fan of the High quality Roads. It’s good that they’re profitable as two-year-olds.”
High quality Highway’s 12 months within the ring was highlighted by the Keeneland September Sale-topper, a colt out of True Emotions who offered for $2.5m to Talla Racing/Woodford Racing/West Level Thoroughbreds, L.E.B.
He’s additionally making some inroads as a sire of sires, notably by Metropolis Of Mild, whose first crop incorporates three stakes-winning juveniles led by the G1-placed Lights Of Broadway.
7. SEA THE STARS
2006 b Cape Cross – City Sea (Miswaki)
Stands: Gilltown Stud, Eire
2023 price: €180,000 ($193,000)
(lined 161 mares at a price of €150,000 in 2022)
eighth on the TRC World Sires Rankings
Chargeable for a real champion in Baaeed, Sea The Stars has understandably acquired a price rise for 2023. Baaeed’s G1 sweep of the Lockinge, Queen Anne, Sussex Stakes and Juddmonte Worldwide contributed to a 12 months that ended with simply over £5.1m in British and Irish earnings, sufficient to position him in third behind Dubawi and Frankel.
Nevertheless, it wasn’t a 12 months that revolved round only one horse. Baaeed’s brother Hukum took the G1 Coronation Cup and possibly would have added additional to his report had damage not intervened.
That very same afternoon at Epsom, Emily Upjohn ran an agonisingly shut second within the G1 Oaks and later signed off her 12 months with a convincing success within the G1 British Champions Fillies/Mares Stakes at Ascot.
The everyday Sea The Stars progresses nicely with time – look no additional than Sea La Rosa, a Listed winner at three who gained the G1 Prix de Royallieu at 4 in 2022 – all of which bodes extraordinarily nicely for the prospects of Emily Upjohn’s four-year-old marketing campaign.
Three-year-old Deauville Legend additionally took the G2 Nice Voltigeur Stakes previous to operating an admirable fourth within the Melbourne Cup whereas among the many two-year-olds, Flying Honours appeals as a possible Derby colt for Godolphin following wins within the Listed Stonehenge Stakes and G3 Zetland Stakes.
Aided by the presence of 19 European stakes winners in 2022, Sea The Stars’s report at present consists of 102 black-type scorers headed by 19 on the high degree. They’re usually powerful, sound horses, Stradivarius being a working example. With these attributes in thoughts, it’s in all probability no shock that his sons are being very nicely acquired within the jumps market.
Nevertheless, his line can be deservedly nicely represented on the Flat notably by Baaeed, who’s standing his first season for Shadwell at Nunnery Stud for £80,000, Stradivarius, who’s new to the Nationwide Stud, and Zelzal, final season’s busiest sire in France.
Sea The Stars can be creating into an necessary broodmare sire, as illustrated additional this 12 months by the G1 achievements of Onesto (by Frankel and subsequently inbred to City Sea) and Eldar Eldarov.
8. NO NAY NEVER
2012 b Scat Daddy – Cat’s Eye Witness (Elusive High quality)
Stands: Coolmore, Eire
2023 price: €175,000 ($187,000)
(lined 178 mares at a price of €125,000 in 2022)
twenty first on the TRC World Sires Rankings
Along with his first €100,000 crop hitting the observe, 2022 was crunch time for No Nay By no means. However with six stakes-winning two-year-olds to his credit score, he actually delivered – and to the extent that his price has jumped to €175,000 for 2023.
The Hennessy department of the Storm Cat line is famend for throwing sharp two-year-olds and within the case of No Nay By no means, every of his stakes-winning juvenile sextet have been out by mid-summer.
A number of have been essential to the fortunes of Ballydoyle’s two-year-olds, notably champion Blackbeard, whose April debut success was adopted by a collection of stakes wins capped by the G1 Prix Morny and G1 Center Park Stakes. Stablemate Little Massive Bear turned in arguably the juvenile efficiency of the season, nonetheless, when thrashing Persian Drive and Shartash by a widening seven lengths within the G1 Phoenix Stakes.
Then there was Meditate, whose season for Aidan O’Brien stretched from an April debut win on the Curragh to victory within the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, in addition to Aesop’s Fables, winner of the G2 Futurity Stakes.
Away from Ballydoyle, Rockcliffe Stud’s homebred Trillium gained the G2 Flying Childers and the Richard Fahey-trained Midnight Mile gained the G3 Oh So Sharp Stakes.
Amid all of the juvenile success, which secured No Nay By no means’s place as Europe’s main two-year-old sire of 2022, it’s straightforward to overlook that his 12 months additionally featured Alcohol Free, whose four-year-old season was highlighted by a win within the G1 July Cup.
A G1 winner at two, three and 4, she subsequently offered for a sale-topping 5.4 million guineas on the Tattersalls December Mares Sale to proceed her profession in Australia for a partnership that features Yulong Investments.
No Nay By no means may be very a lot an affect for precocity and in that respect, it can actually assist his popularity ought to these key two-year-olds from 2022 progress within the method of Alcohol Free.
As it’s, damage has already prompted the retirement of Blackbeard to stud. However there stays Little Massive Bear, one of many favourites for the two,000 Guineas, to look ahead to. Equally, Meditate and Midnight Mile assume distinguished positions throughout the 1,000 Guineas market.
Trying past these three-year-olds, subsequent 12 months marks the debut of his first €175,000 crop, a bunch which incorporates Blackbeard’s youthful sister, a €2.6 million yearling. Along with his sons Ten Sovereigns and Land Drive additionally represented by their first runners, 2023 has the potential to be an important in his profession up to now.
2001 gr Pulpit – Faucet Your Heels (Unbridled)
Stands: Gainesway Farm, Kentucky, USA
2023 price: $185,000
(lined 98 mares at a price of $185,000 in 2022)
ninth on the TRC World Sires Rankings
Flightline’s sire instructions $185,000 for the third consecutive 12 months. As soon as priced at $300,000 as his American sires’ championships amassed, Tapit now sits within the twilight of his stud profession with a report of 157 stakes winners behind him, amongst them 30 G1 winners and eight champions.
The unbeaten Flightline, the world’s highest-rated horse of 2022, is Tapit’s masterpiece however take him out of 2022 and it will have nonetheless been a extremely profitable 12 months because of the extra G1 wins of Proxy within the Clark and Pauline’s Pearl within the La Troienne. In all, there have been 32 black-type horses and ten black-type winners throughout 2022, which in flip helped him attain seventh place on the North American sires’ record – his thirteenth high eight spot since 2010.
From an early price of $12,500 to his former excessive of $300,000, Tapit has remained a continuing presence inside America’s high echelon of sires for nicely over a decade. As such, he has a variety of sons at stud led by Structure, now thought to be one in all Kentucky’s brightest names, alongside the favored however unproven Important High quality and Tacitus along with Flightline.
His daughters additionally did his legacy proud in 2022 by producing 26 stakes winners between them led by the G1 Breeders’ Cup Grime Mile winner Cody’s Want and G1 Cotillion Stakes heroine Society. With earnings of $22.7m gained over the 12 months in that division, Tapit reigns as North America’s main energetic broodmare sire of 2022.
9= EXTREME CHOICE
2013 ch Not A Single Doubt – Extraordinarily (Hussonet)
Stands: Newgate Farm, Australia
2023 price: A$275,000 ($185,000)
(lined 76 mares at a personal price in 2021)
377th on the TRC World Sires Rankings
Australia’s costliest sire is sadly restricted by well-documented fertility points, a facet that was influential in his new price for the not too long ago handed 2022 southern hemisphere season.
“We labored out that at that price, for the variety of bookings out there, there can be an oversupply of mares apply,” mentioned Newgate’s Henry Subject when revealing the elevate. “On condition that he’s acquired solely restricted bookings out there, he’ll be nicely and really lined up. There’s been loads of curiosity, he’s been priced very nicely and there’s no query that in case you breed to him and also you get a dwell foal you’re sitting fairly.”
That’s as a result of regardless of a scarcity of illustration, G1 Blue Diamond Stakes winner Excessive Selection has made an excellent begin at stud. Out of a primary crop of 46 foals bred off A$38,500, there have been seven stakes winners topped by champion two-year-old Keep Inside whereas a second crop of 26 incorporates twin G1 winner She’s Excessive. He was the champion first-crop sire of his era and the main second season sire by variety of stakes winners.
Newgate already stand two sons of Excessive Selection in Keep Inside and G2-winning two-year-old Tiger Of Malay whereas the farm plans to supply the horse himself to northern hemisphere time subsequent 12 months, permitting for the intriguing chance of seeing a variety of his inventory in Europe and the US.
On the cusp…
Haras du Bonneval’s Siyouni is France’s costliest sire at €150,000 (about $102,000) and deservedly so given his two French sires’ titles. Though Frankel beat him to the 2022 French championship, Siyouni completed in second to finish the 12 months because the main French-based sire for the seventh time in eight years.
A haul of 11 stakes winners was topped by Aga Khan’s extremely spectacular G1 Moyglare Stud Stakes heroine Tahiyra whereas he’s additionally gaining momentum in Australia, the place regardless of choose illustration he has hit G1 heights courtesy of the Northerly Stakes winner Amelia’s Jewel.
We are going to know extra on his potential legacy as a sire of sires subsequent 12 months when the primary crops by his sons Metropolis Mild and Le Brivido hit the observe however it’s noteworthy how nicely he’s faring as a broodmare sire, particularly for a horse whose early crops have been bred off an marketed price of simply €7,000. To this point, his daughters have produced 5 stakes winners together with the G2 Prix Daniel Wildenstein scorer Erevann, out of his top-class first-crop daughter Ervedya, and G1-placed Occasions Sq..
In Japan, the standing of costliest sire stays with Epiphaneia, who sits on the high of the Shadai Stallion Station roster at Y18,000,000 ($137,000). The 2014 Japan Cup hero sired Japanese champion Daring Tact in his first crop, Japanese Horse of the 12 months Efforia in his second and Japanese champion two-year-old filly Circle Of Life in his third.
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