Sire Metrics are What Matters

Tara Madgwick - Monday February 12

With the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale in full swing and a run of sales to follow the demand for information that can narrow the search for buyers and enhance their chances of success is at a premium so we’re taking a look at overall stats for proven active sires.

Below is a list featuring lifetime worldwide stats for many of the sires whose progeny are being offered at sales this year, although no first, second or third crop sires are included as in this context their stats are not going to be meaningful unless compared to each other.

Also of the sires whose oldest progeny are four year-olds, such as Hellbent, Russian Revolution and Supido, you need to take into account they are very much a work in progress and their winner to runner stat will improve over time as their oldest horses reach their full potential.

Sorted by Winner to Runner

I Am Invincible

No surprises to see I Am Invincible on top ahead of Snitzel and Written Tycoon, but what is surprising is Star Turn sticking his head in there. A fast Group winning son of Star Witness, he gets winners and ultimately that’s the name of the game.

 

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Sire

Winner/Runner

SW/ Runner

I Am Invincible

79%

9.40%

Snitzel

77%

9.30%

Written Tycoon

76%

5.30%

Star Turn

75%

3.80%

Savabeel

73%

10.80%

Extreme Choice

72%

13%

Nicconi

72%

3.60%

Spirit of Boom

71%

4.60%

Exceed and Excel

70%

8.30%

Fastnet Rock

70%

9%

Street Boss (USA)

70%

5.20%

All Too Hard

69%

3.60%

Zoustar

69%

6%

Playing God

69%

9.60%

Pierro

68%

5.40%

Smart Missile

66%

3%

So You Think

66%

6.10%

Foxwedge

66%

3.60%

Star Witness

66%

3%

Vancouver

66%

2.60%

Better Than Ready

65%

2.10%

Per Incanto (USA)

65%

5%

Capitalist

64%

4.50%

Toronado (IRE)

64%

5%

Proisir

63%

6.50%

Maurice (Jpn)

62%

3.80%

Starspangledbanner

62%

5.80%

Shamus Award

62%

6.60%

Ocean Park

62%

4.80%

Dundeel

61%

4.90%

Brazen Beau

59%

5.30%

Headwater

57%

2%

Russian Revolution

57%

4%

Pride of Dubai

56%

5%

Flying Artie

56%

3.70%

Shalaa (IRE)

56%

2.70%

Astern

55%

3.50%

Rubick

55%

1.80%

Supido

54%

2.40%

Kermadec

54%

4.30%

Hellbent

53%

2.20%

Churchill (IRE)

52%

4.10%

Almanzor (FR)

48%

3.30%

 

Sorted by SW to Runner

Extreme Choice

With fertility issues restricting his opportunity, Extreme Choice has certainly made his mark and has achieved impressive stats from OK to good mares, but certainly not great ones so what he does as time goes on will be interesting. As the sire of a Golden Slipper winner and an Oaks winner, he’s versatile and that’s a precious quality in a landscape slanted heavily to speed.

Savabeel is his father’s son and we live in hope he’ll get the right colt to carry on his legacy, while Playing God is the ‘best in the West’ and his yearlings will draw plenty of buyers to Perth later this month.

 

Sire

Winner/Runner

SW/ Runner

Extreme Choice

72%

13%

Savabeel

73%

10.80%

Playing God

69%

9.60%

I Am Invincible

79%

9.40%

Snitzel

77%

9.30%

Fastnet Rock

70%

9%

Exceed and Excel

70%

8.30%

Shamus Award

62%

6.60%

Proisir

63%

6.50%

So You Think

66%

6.10%

Zoustar

69%

6%

Starspangledbanner

62%

5.80%

Pierro

68%

5.40%

Written Tycoon

76%

5.30%

Brazen Beau

59%

5.30%

Street Boss (USA)

70%

5.20%

Per Incanto (USA)

65%

5%

Toronado (IRE)

64%

5%

Pride of Dubai

56%

5%

Dundeel

61%

4.90%

Ocean Park

62%

4.80%

Spirit of Boom

71%

4.60%

Capitalist

64%

4.50%

Kermadec

54%

4.30%

Churchill (IRE)

52%

4.10%

Russian Revolution

57%

4%

Star Turn

75%

3.80%

Maurice (Jpn)

62%

3.80%

Flying Artie

56%

3.70%

Nicconi

72%

3.60%

All Too Hard

69%

3.60%

Foxwedge

66%

3.60%

Astern

55%

3.50%

Almanzor (FR)

48%

3.30%

Smart Missile

66%

3%

Star Witness

66%

3%

Shalaa (IRE)

56%

2.70%

Vancouver

66%

2.60%

Supido

54%

2.40%

Hellbent

53%

2.20%

Better Than Ready

65%

2.10%

Headwater

57%

2%

Rubick

55%

1.80%

 

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