Tally-Ho Stud's Kodiac tied the world record for number of 2-year-old winners in a single season Nov. 1 when his Irish-bred son Overcoming won a seven-furlong maiden race at Dundalk.
With two months left in the year and 192 2-year-olds of racing age, the 16-year-old son of Danehill—Rafha (GB), by Kris (GB), seems in a good position to break the record of 51 single-season juvenile winners held by the late Sunday Silence since 2004.
Out of eight crops to race, Kodiac has only one group 1 winner so far in Tiggy Wiggy out of 18 grade/group winners. Still, he's been steadily gaining traction in the marketplace as indicated by his stud fee, which has climbed from €10,000 in 2014 to €50,000 this year. Also, the Goffs UK breeze-up sale saw a record broken in April when Richard O'Gorman went to £360,000 (US$476,500) for a Kodiac colt out of Sodashy (IRE).
Kodiac got his 44th juvenile winner in late September, which broke his personal record for number of single-season juvenile winners, according to Racing Post.
Among his 851 foals of racing age to date, 68% started as 2-year-olds and won at 31% clip. Even if he breaks the record, he may be in a position down the road to exceed it having covered 232 mares in Great Britain and Ireland last year, Racing Post reported.