Danehill, the top English/Irish stallion the last two years, picked up another sire title this year. The deceased stallion's runners earned 3,546,902 pounds (approximately $7.3 million), according to the Racing Post. His runners were led by Dylan Thomas and Peeping Fawn, each of whom won four group I stakes.
Danehill, by Danzig, stood at John Magnier and partners' Coolmore Stud in Ireland.
Coolmore stallions filled the next five spots. Runner-up Galileo, who was the leading sire of 2-year-olds, sired the earners of 2,850,570 pounds. Following Galileo were Montjeu, Danehill Dancer (by Danehill), Sadler's Wells, and Rock of Gibraltar (by Danehill). Seventh on the general list was Pivotal, who stands at Cheveley Park Stud in England.
Sadler's Wells, sire of Montjeu and Galileo, headed the year's leading English/Irish broodmare sire list.