Scat Daddy Dominates Freshman Sires' List

Scat Daddy Dominates Freshman Sires' List
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Shared Property (Scat Daddy - Yoursmineours by Belong to Me) captured the Arlington-Washington Futurity (gr. III).

Ashford Stud stallion Scat Daddy   not only took the 2011 first-crop sires’ championship with $1,521,410 in progeny earning but also topped the freshman list by winners (29), repeat winners (seven), stakes winners (five), graded/group winners (three), and stakes horses (11).

Scat Daddy (Johannesburg—Love Style, by Mr. Prospector) was represented by a group winner and a graded winner. His son Daddy Long Legs won the Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes (Eng-II), and another son, Shared Property, captured the Arlington-Washington Futurity (gr. III). Scat Daddy’s 2012 fee at Ashford, located near Versailles, Ky., is $17,500.

Hard Spun  , who stands at Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley near Lexington, ranked second on the first-crop sires’ list with $1,510,235 in progeny earnings and was runner-up by number of stakes horses with nine. Hard Spun also sired a group II winner and a graded winner. His son Red Duke captured the 32red.com Superlative Stakes (Eng-II), and a daughter, Inny Minnie, took the Delta Downs Princess Stakes (gr. III). Hard Spun (Danzig—Turkish Tryst, by Turkoman) will stand in 2012 for $40,000.

Deceased Lawyer Ron (Langfuhr  —Donation, by Lord Avie) ranked third on the freshman list with $861,320. His 2011 runners were led by Drill, who won the Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) and ran second in the Norfolk Stakes (gr. I). Lawyer Ron stood at Stonewall Farm near Versailles prior to his death in 2009.

Corinthian   and Hat Trick  , both of whom stand at Antony Beck’s Gainesway Farm near Lexington, occupied the next two spots. Corinthian (Pulpit—Multiply, by Easy Goer) sired the earners of $830,319, and Hat Trick (Sunday Silence—Tricky Code, by Lost Code) was represented by the earners of $805,850, including two-time French group I winner Dabirsim.

Corinthian will stand for $17,500, and Hat Trick, who formerly stood at Walmac Farm near Lexington, will hold court for $15,000.

Rounding out the freshman sires whose runners also earned $500,000-plus are Flashy Bull   ($718,819), Sunriver ($674,702), High Cotton   ($644,743), Master Command ($570,733), Street Sense   ($550,l42), Saint Anddan   ($509,341), and English Channel   ($509,061).
 

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