Overriding numbers are more a sign of fashion than success, but, as we often hear, this is a “game with numbers”, it is worth taking a closer look at the Flat stallions in England and Ireland, who were given three books. data for this year. We’ll also take a closer look at France’s coverage numbers in the coming days.
According to recent statistics published annually by Weatherbys Return of Mares, have 62 stallions including 100 mares or more by 2022 and that doesn’t take into account stallions like Crystal Ocean (GB) who have included 338 mares and can be considered a single stallion legitimately resembles Flat (as well as many of the ones in his frame) but is advertised on the Coolmore National Hunt list.
As the accompanying table (below) shows, that none of the Flats crossed the 300 mark, but the four busiest, all standing in Ireland, hit around 250. In the UK, last year’s top first season boars in that country, Ardad (Ire), was the only horse to surpass 200. He insured 205 mares at Overbury Stud, sending only 26 mares in 2020. His first set of ponies was agile enough to he has a spike in pre-orders for 2021, when his book is numbered 146.
But how do these numbers divide up the mare lines within the sire lines? Of course, it’s hard to get rid of the Northern Dancer, whose sons have become so dominant that they now have their own strong branches in that division. Of these tabulated males, and of course other representatives with smaller records, only 10 of the 62 without Northern Dancer were male ancestry.
The Mr Prospector line, which has always been much more celebrated in America, has been heavily promoted in this part of the world thanks in large part to his great grandson Dubawi (Ire), who will become a male for the first time. champion in the UK and Ireland in 2022 and features on this list alongside his six sons – Time Test (GB), Night Of Thunder (Ire), New Bay (GB), Ghaiyyath (Ire), Too Darn Hot (GB) and Space Blues (Ire). It is Mr Prospector’s son Seeking The Gold who is responsible for the Dubawi boss’s Dubai Millennium (GB), while Mr P’s other two sons, Machiavellian and Gone West, lead us, in the end, to the two. name near the top of this list, newcomer Starman (GB) – a sprinter who interestingly has Montjeu (Ire) as his assassin – and Wootton Bassett (GB), who stood at Tally-Ho Stud and Coolmore respectively.
The only exception in group 62 is Saxon Warrior (Jpn), who along with Study Of Man (Ire), is one of only two sons of Deep Impact (Jpn) standing in the UK and Ireland. That number has now increased by one with the news that Tosen Stardom (Jpn) will shuttle from Australia to stand at Ireland’s Lemongrove Stud. Saxon Warrior he was recently represented by a 1st place winner in the first bout at the Breeders’ Cup in Victoria Road (Ire) and Deep Impact’s son Auguste Rodin (Ire) has coach Aidan O’Brien and the media exploded after his win in G1 Future Vertem. The Sunday Order of Silence, so dominant in Japan, may not have taken root in Europe yet.
To mask the influence of the Northern Dancer, at least in this group, we must divide into his five sons: Danzig, Sadler’s Wells, Try My Best, Storm Bird and Nureyev.
Among them, the most influential name was Danzig, mainly through his two dominant sons, Green Desert and Danehill. Sixteen of the busy males listed here originate from Green Desert and 11 from Danehill.
Notably, from each spring of the two veteran half-brothers Invincible Spirit (Ire), who has six sons and one grandson on this list, and Kodiac (GB), who has four children. male. Arguably, their extraordinary Classical victory dam Rafha (GB) must get a lot of credit for this pairing, along with a dynasty that includes Sumbe’s new Mishriff (GB), but their longevity. is also notable, with Invincible Spirit listed as having protected 106 mares at the age of 25 this year, while the 21-year-old Kodiac covers 63.
Think of Danzig and your mind is often on speed, but he’s also responsible for Derby winners star sea (Ire) and Golden Horn (GB), the two best sons of his late grandson Cape Cross (Ire), who was of course also the son of the recently brilliant Oaks double winner who passed away Ouija Board (GB). That fact makes Cape Cross the killer of another Derby winner, Australia (GB). All three of them number in excess of 150, although Golden Horn has a strong National Hunt team in his 2022 book and he has since moved from Dalham Hall Stud to Overbury Stud, where That trend will continue.
Almost half of the stallions on this list – 28 in total – come from Danzig, and that is certainly due to the speed and agility often associated with this breed, which is in great demand among breeders. breeders today. These include newcomers to Palace Pier (GB), A’Ali (Ire), Soldier’s Call (GB), Mohaather (GB), Alkumait (GB) and Nando Parrado (GB).
In contrast, the Sadler’s Wells/Galileo axis is more commonly associated with mid-distance performers, although we do now have a notable exception in this regard being the top first season male. Europe, G1 Flying Five Havana Gray (GB) winner, father of 42 winners and 5 bet winners this year and great-grandson of Galileo. In total, seven of the 10 representatives of the Sadler’s Wells line tabulated here go through Galileo, with the remaining three including Kameko, son of Kitten’s Joy.
The expanding influence of the Storm Bird/Storm Cat series in this part of the world, primarily through his later sons Giant’s Causeway and Hennessy, is accentuated by the fact that there are nine shortlisted, with Lope De Vega (Ire), Lucky Vega (Ire), Lope Y Fernandez (Ire), Pinatubo (Ire) and Blue Point (Ire) all representing the Giant’s Causeway through Shamardal. (Earthlight just bubbled under book 92). No Now Neverby Scat Daddy, son of Hennessy, is becoming more and more widely represented, but Scat Daddy’s Sioux Country Almost the busiest this year. No Now Never will have six sons going to school in Europe by 2023, including Ten Sovereigns. Sergei Prokofiev, the only Scat Daddy stallion in the UK, was greatly supported and accompanied by Havana Gray at Whitsbury Manor Stud.
Nureyev’s line is hanging there through Pivotal (GB), whose son Farhh (GB) has fertility affected, which is a shame as he looks as if he could go deeper much into the stallion table if he can cover up the numbers needed to compete these days. His son Far Above (GB) had a book worth three figures in his first year, while of course, Pivotal’s oldest son, Siyouni (Fr), arguably the most popular stallion in France. Because of his position, his full book is not listed in Return of Mares for England and Ireland, but as reported by Aga Khan Studs, he has raised 132 mares this year, while his two sons are at Coolmore sottsass (Fr) and St Mark’s Basilica (Fr) covers 126 and 176, respectively.
Finally, the Try My Best branch, through the perhaps unlikely source of former Coolmore resident then Waajib (Ire) and his son Royal Applause (GB), began to grow through Acclamation (GB). Although the latter, now 23 years old, is only 100 mares this year, his sons Mehmas (Ire) and Dark Angel (Ire) have included 249 and 193 mares, while the foal has included 249 and 193 mares, respectively. Mehmas Supremacy’s son (Ire) also topped the list with 187.
As the record-breaking first-season sire of 2020 and having supported that last year by leading the list of second-season boars, Mehmas’ popularity continues to grow, not just through through its male. In the past few weeks, his daughter Malavath (Ire) has topped the Arqana Livestock Stock Sale for 3.2 million euros, while another, the Class I winner Going Global (Ire), sold for $2.5 million at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale in Kentucky.
With Supremacy a year ahead of them, three more of Mehmas’ young sons join the ranks for 2023: G1 Haydock Sprint Cup winner Minzaal (Ire) is on Shadwell’s Derrinstown roster, with Force Persia (Ire) retired to stand with his father at Tally- Ho Stud, and Caturra (Ire) became the first to stand in England, at Overbury Stud.
As we have seen in the recent past with notable examples such as Kendargent (Fr) and Wootton Bassett, starting with mares pamphlets doesn’t prevent success, and in fact, owning one of the stallion’s many stallions could be a breeder’s worst nightmare if the market is fickle. suddenly turned back. But as a guide to knowing who’s hot and who hasn’t caught the eye of the commercial sector, the figures in Return of the Mares are always fascinating to study. And for breeders who just keep an eye on the racecourse with no regard for the auction round, there are still plenty of options when it comes to well-bred and well-recorded stallions, This just takes the courage of your own belief. Blood will come out.
British and Irish stallions with triple digits in 2022
Name No. Mares (Sire)
Sioux Country 255 (Cat Dad)
Starman (GB) 254 (Dutch Art (GB))
Mehmas (Ire) 249 (Acclaim (GB))
Wootton Bassett (GB) 249 (Iffraaj (GB))
Ardad (Ire) 205 (Kodiac (GB))
Sparkling banner (Aus) 202 (Choisir (Aus))
Saxon Warrior (Jpn) 199 (Deep Impact (Jpn))
Kodi Bear (Ire) 194 (Kodiac (GB))
Dark Angel (Ire) 193 (Acclamation (GB))
New Bay (GB) 193 (Dubawi (Ire))
Frankel (GB) 188 (Galileo (Ire))
Sovereignty (Ire) 187 (Mehmas (Ire))
Test Time (GB) 181 (Dubawi (Ire))
Night of Thunder (Ire) (180 Dubawi (Ire))
No Now Never 178 (Cat Dad)
Cotai Glory (GB) 176 (Exceed And Excel (Aus))
Australia (GB 173 (Galileo (Ire)))
Lope De Vega (Ire) 168 (Shamardal)
Havana Gray (GB) 166 (Havana Gold (Ire))
Dubawi (Ire) 165 (Dubai Millennium (GB))
Too Hot (GB) 164 (Dubawi (Ire))
Galileo Gold (GB) 163 (Paco Boy (Ire))
star sea (Ire) 161 (Cape Cross (Ire))
Ghaiyyath (Ire) 161 (Dubawi (Ire))
Space Blues (Ire) 160 (Dubawi (Ire))
camel (GB) 159 (Montjeu (Ire))
Pinatubo (Ire) 159 (Shamardal)
Coulsty (Ire) 158 (Kodiac (GB))
Gleneagles (Ire) 155 (Galileo (Ire))
Palace Pier (GB) 154 (King (GB))
Elzaam (Aus) 153 (Redoute’s Choice (Aus))
Golden Horn (GB) 152 (Cape Cross (Ire))
Lucky Vega (Ire) 152 (Lope De Vega (Ire))
Moon Sea (Ger) 152 (star sea (Ire))
King (GB) 150 (Invincible Spirit (Ire))
Display (GB) 150 (oasis dream (GB))
Sergei Prokofiev 150 (Scat Daddy)
Ulysses (Ire) 143 (Galileo (Ire))
Blue Score (Ire) 142 (Shamardal)
Inns Of Court (Ire) 141 (Invincible Soul (Ire))
Invincible Army (Ire) 138 (Invincible Spirit (Ire))
The Good Man (Ire) 137 (Mozart (Ire))
Lope Y Fernandez (Ire) 134 (Lope De Vega (Ire))
Nathaniel (Ire) 133 (Galileo (Ire))
Nando Parrado (GB) 130 (Kodiac (GB))
oasis dream (GB) 125 (Green Desert)
Greek Magna (Ire) 120 (God Invincible (Ire))
Profitable (Ire) 118 (Invincible Spirit (Ire))
Remote (GB) 117 (Farhh (GB))
rhythmic breathing (GB) 115 (Dansili (GB))
Bungle Inthejungle (GB) 115 (Exceed And Excel (Aus))
Waldgeist (GB) 115 (Galileo (Ire))
A’Ali (Ire) 114 (Society Rock (Ire))
Soldier’s Call (GB) 112 (On display (GB))
Churchill (Ire) 108 (Galileo (Ire))
Mohaather (GB) 108 (On display (GB))
Invincible Spirit (Ire) 106 (Blue Desert)
Alkumait 105 (Exhibit (GB))
Kameko 102 (Kitten Joy)