The Breeders’ Cup has traditionally been a popular destination for stallions standing outside of North America to test their progeny’s mettle against our best, but an ever-growing interest from U.S. owners to buy racing stock at European sales and bring them home to race has changed that dynamic. Today, the […]
The Stat: Dubawi Leads International Sires By North American Graded Stakes Wins
The Stat: How Many Mares Did Kentucky Derby Graduates Breed In 2022?
Success in the Kentucky Derby practically assures a future at stud, but a poor performance isn’t necessarily a life sentence to obscurity. With the recent release of The Jockey Club’s 2022 Report of Mares Bred, we combed through the records to see how many mares every horse that ever competed […]
The Stat: Which Stallion Has Dominated The Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Breeze Show?
The Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Selected Sale of 2-Year-Olds In Training is known for its glitzy prices and successful graduates, but it’s not as well-known for producing blazing times during its under-tack show. Since Fasig-Tipton’s marquee sale for juveniles in South Florida moved to Gulfstream Park in 2015, only six horses have […]
The Stat: Leading Sires Of Breeders’ Cup Winners
The Breeders’ Cup is a complete test of a sire’s abilities at his vocation, offering championship-level races at practically every significant division of North American racing. Stallions can certainly forge their place in Breeders’ Cup lore by planting their flag in a certain racing surface or distance, but the ones […]
The Stat Presented By New York Thoroughbred Breeders Inc.: Leading Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearling Sale Graduates By Earnings
Even with its average sale price skyrocketing over the past decade, the Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearling Sale remains one of the best “bang for your buck” Thoroughbred auctions in the country. For a relatively low entry price, a buyer can see a sizable return on investment if they never leave […]
The Stat: Leading California Sires By Average Earnings Per Runner Over Synthetic In 2021
California is somewhat unique in U.S. racing, in that it features two relatively self-contained circuits, wherein one of those is contested primarily over a synthetic main track. The Golden State was once the center of all-weather racing in North America, when the major tracks were mandated to install synthetic racing […]
The Stat: Florida’s Leading Freshman Sires, 2010 To 2020
As the center of trade for the 2-year-olds in training portion of the bloodstock market, it’s practically a requirement that a stallion starting his career in Florida is able to get out fast with his first runners. Just like any other freshman sire race, leading the class after the first […]
The Stat: Leading Maryland Sires By Increase In Mares Bred From 2019 To 2020
The Jockey Club’s Report of Mares Bred is the closest thing the bloodstock market gets to a public approval poll, and it’s always a good thing to see the numbers trending upward. Using that metric, public opinion surged for young stallion Bourbon Courage among Maryland breeders in 2020. The resident […]
The Stat Presented By Gainesway: Which Sires Mattered Most On The Kentucky Derby Trail?
Whether it’s said out loud or not, the goal of any Thoroughbred stallion that enters the breeding shed is to get a horse capable of running in the Kentucky Derby. Now that we’re at the end of the trail for the 2021 Derby, we can see which stallions’ runners most […]
The Stat Presented By Pleasant Acres Stallions: Leading Florida Sires By :10-Flat And Faster Breeze Show Times, 2015-2021
The trajectory of Florida’s bloodstock market operates differently from most. Where commercial breeding programs typically aim their product to sell as weanlings or yearlings, members of the Florida program also breed with the 2-year-old market in mind. As the largest juvenile sale in North America, the OBS Spring Sale is […]