Keyword: Leading sires

  • Leading Sires of 2009: Offlee Wild

    Offlee Wild, leading first-crop sire and leading sire of 2-year-olds for 2009, at Darley with commentary by Darley COO Oliver Tait. Sire of Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies winner She Be Wild.

  • Storm Cat

    Storm Cat on Top of Keeneland Sire List

    After three days of the Keeneland September yearling sale, pensioned Overbrook Farm stallion Storm Cat was the leading sire of yearlings by average, among those with three or more sold.

  • Storm Forecast: Evaluating Storm Cat as a Sire of Sires

    Few stallions have fit the modern commercial market better than Storm Cat. Seven times the leading sire of juveniles, he regularly gets quick, precocious runners, yet has demonstrated that with the right mare, he can throw a horse capable of getting the American classic distance of 10 furlongs. What can we say about the future as it pertains to Storm Cat as a sire of sires?

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Sire Power

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Ashford Stud, the Kentucky division of Coolmore, the massive worldwide bloodstock operation that has a dominating presence in Australia and its home base of Ireland, has transformed the stallion business, here and throughout the world, in a major way.

  • Forty Niner Leaving Mark on Sire Ranks

    Forty Niner left behind more than just memories of his dominating racing days before heading to Japan to continue his stallion career. The champion son of Mr. Prospector left behind a slew of sons who are making a mark on North America's sire lists. Four of the top 20 first-crop stallions by progeny earnings in 2002, including the runner-up, Distorted Humor, are sons of Forty Niner.

  • Halo, the two-time leading sire who died Tuesday, pictured at Stone Farm in 1998.

    Former Leading Sire Halo Dies at Age 31

    Halo, the leading North American sire in 1983 and 1989, died of an apparent heart attack Tuesday morning at Arthur Hancock's Stone Farm near Paris, Ky. The horse, pensioned since 1997, was 31 years old. Among the 62 stakes winners sired by Halo were 1989 Horse of the Year Sunday Silence and 1983 Kentucky Derby winner Sunny's Halo.

  • Deceased stallion Halo, at Stone Farm in 1998.

    Former Leading Sire Halo Dies at Age 31

    Halo, the leading North American sire in 1983 and 1989, died Tuesday morning at Arthur Hancock's Stone Farm near Paris, Ky. The horse, pensioned since 1997, was 31 years old. Among the 62 stakes winners sired by Halo were 1989 Horse of the Year Sunday Silence and 1983 Kentucky Derby winner Sunny's Halo.

  • Deceased stallion Halo, at Stone Farm in 1998.

    Former Leading Sire Halo Dies at Age 31

    Halo, the leading North American sire in 1983 and 1989, died Tuesday morning at Arthur Hancock's Stone Farm near Paris, Ky. The horse, pensioned since 1997, was 31 years old. Among the 62 stakes winners sired by Halo were 1989 Horse of the Year Sunday Silence and 1983 Kentucky Derby winner Sunny's Halo.

  • Deceased stallion Halo, at Stone Farm in 1998.

    Former Leading Sire Halo Dies at Age 31

    Halo, the leading North American sire in 1983 and 1989, died Tuesday morning at Arthur Hancock's Stone Farm near Paris, Ky. The horse, pensioned since 1997, was 31 years old. Among the 62 stakes winners sired by Halo were 1989 Horse of the Year Sunday Silence and 1983 Kentucky Derby winner Sunny's Halo.