2009 Leading Turf Sires

  • Updated: December 31, 2009 12:00 AM
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For stallions represented by a runner in North America, the leaders are arranged by earnings in North American grass races through December 31, 2009, as supplied to The Blood-Horse. Statistics reflect North American racing only. *AVERAGE EARNINGS INDEX and COMPARABLE INDEX: The lifetime Average-Earnings Index indicates how much purse money the progeny of one sire has earned, on the average, in relation to the average earnings of all runners in the same years; average earnings of all runners in any year is represented by an index of 1.00. The Comparable Index indicates the average earnings of progeny produced from mares bred to one sire, when these same mares were bred to other sires. Only 32% of all sires have a lifetime AEI higher than their mares’ Comparable Index.

      All Surfaces Turf
# Stallion Chief Earner
(Earnings)
Rnrs Wnrs SWrs Rnrs Wnrs SWrs '09 Earnings (%)
1 Dynaformer 
Roberto, 1985
Gozzip Girl ($690,370) 149 69 12 115 31 5 $3,482,322 59
2 Unusual Heat 
Nureyev, 1990
The Usual Q. T. ($484,760) 140 74 8 92 32 5 $2,737,387 53
3 Giant's Causeway 
Storm Cat, 1997
Straight Story ($348,640) 169 88 15 109 36 5 $2,544,407 31
4 Stormy Atlantic 
Storm Cat, 1994
Get Stormy ($243,884) 274 136 14 134 38 9 $2,409,558 37
5 A.P. Indy 
Seattle Slew, 1989
Just as Well ($906,597) 158 80 17 74 18 5 $2,379,840 27
6 Tale of the Cat 
Storm Cat, 1994
Gio Ponti ($1,428,000) 231 118 10 96 24 4 $2,360,198 33
7 Lemon Drop Kid 
Kingmambo, 1996
Lime Rickey ($200,680) 121 77 14 79 28 5 $1,990,415 37
8 Chester House 
Mr. Prospector, 1995
Ventura ($801,060) 62 34 7 39 17 4 $1,962,708 56
9 Oasis Dream (GB) 
Green Desert, 2000
Midday (GB) ($1,080,000) 7 3 2 7 3 2 $1,926,747 99
10 Smart Strike 
Mr. Prospector, 1992
Pleasant Strike ($120,096) 228 112 12 136 35 3 $1,897,533 21
11 Rahy 
Blushing Groom, 1985
Pounced ($540,000) 81 43 3 56 24 3 $1,801,030 71
12 Langfuhr 
Danzig, 1992
Interpatation ($385,563) 215 122 8 111 34 3 $1,785,985 32
13 Royal Anthem 
Theatrical, 1995
Presious Passion ($1,494,275) 53 21 2 29 11 1 $1,779,733 85
14 Mizzen Mast 
Cozzene, 1998
Midships ($395,860) 125 75 9 80 32 7 $1,765,391 48
15 El Prado (IRE) 
Sadler's Wells, 1989
Spanish Moon ($180,000) 124 52 5 76 23 5 $1,729,421 53
16 Pulpit 
A.P. Indy, 1994
Rutherienne ($377,116) 164 86 10 86 22 4 $1,692,717 31
17 Distorted Humor 
Forty Niner, 1993
Justenuffhumor ($521,400) 250 145 16 99 22 3 $1,660,004 20
18 Danehill 
Danzig, 1986
Champs Elysees (GB) ($1,309,683) 9 4 2 6 3 2 $1,646,194 88
19 Dalakhani (IRE) 
Darshaan, 2000
Conduit (IRE) ($1,620,000) 1 1 1 1 1 1 $1,620,000 100
20 Royal Academy 
Nijinsky II, 1987
Gotta Have Her ($590,585) 160 72 3 88 25 2 $1,615,045 51
21 Storm Cat 
Storm Bird, 1983
Courageous Cat ($558,150) 96 35 5 43 10 4 $1,565,690 38
22 Belong to Me 
Danzig, 1989
Forever Together ($798,106) 112 64 6 58 15 4 $1,561,273 45
23 Victory Gallop 
Cryptoclearance, 1995
Rendezvous ($264,336) 199 118 10 79 24 4 $1,497,579 28
24 Bernstein 
Storm Cat, 1997
Miss World ($298,865) 173 99 7 90 25 4 $1,456,741 31
25 Street Cry (IRE) 
Machiavellian, 1998
Princess Haya ($338,060) 102 56 9 55 17 3 $1,301,149 17
26 City Zip 
Carson City, 1998
Canadian Ballet ($273,313) 168 103 7 69 18 2 $1,284,394 27
27 Royal Applause (GB) 
Waajib, 1993
Battle of Hastings (GB) ($1,062,717) 13 5 2 12 3 2 $1,278,747 98
28 Anabaa 
Danzig, 1992
Goldikova (IRE) ($1,080,000) 9 4 1 8 2 1 $1,260,599 91
29 Not For Love 
Mr. Prospector, 1990
Blind Date ($157,000) 214 125 16 89 26 6 $1,256,238 21
30 More Than Ready 
Southern Halo, 1997
Mary's Follies ($206,509) 219 95 4 104 26 2 $1,238,886 28
31 Unbridled's Song 
Unbridled, 1993
Thorn Song ($216,575) 188 85 11 84 21 3 $1,237,039 19
32 War Chant 
Danzig, 1997
Chamberlain Bridge ($371,123) 84 44 7 52 19 4 $1,211,325 49
33 Pure Prize 
Storm Cat, 1998
Pure Clan ($935,082) 117 69 5 40 12 1 $1,210,182 38
34 Maria's Mon 
Wavering Monarch, 1993
Well Monied ($332,360) 213 103 9 83 16 2 $1,180,906 23
35 Mr. Greeley 
Gone West, 1992
You Go West Girl ($208,456) 138 69 6 62 18 3 $1,076,124 31
36 Wild Event 
Wild Again, 1993
Wild Promises ($318,000) 73 39 4 41 11 3 $1,054,439 51
37 Gulch 
Mr. Prospector, 1984
Court Vision ($591,030) 121 53 3 59 11 2 $1,037,507 40
38 Empire Maker 
Unbridled, 2000
Mushka ($155,137) 122 58 6 64 18 2 $1,035,743 18
39 Broken Vow 
Unbridled, 1997
Interactif ($239,700) 236 124 11 93 21 2 $1,013,963 19
40 Speightstown 
Gone West, 1998
Bridgetown ($392,198) 108 60 8 31 9 3 $1,011,277 21
41 Tapit 
Pulpit, 2001
Tapitsfly ($584,250) 110 66 10 46 10 3 $995,758 19
42 Grand Slam 
Gone West, 1995
Midnight Crush ($72,528) 233 96 3 122 23 - $992,511 23
43 Orientate 
Mt. Livermore, 1998
Orientate Express ($90,500) 171 100 5 66 19 2 $986,682 23
44 Black Minnaloushe 
Storm Cat, 1998
Black Mamba (NZ) ($318,592) 90 45 7 38 16 4 $984,767 31
45 Sky Classic 
Nijinsky II, 1987
Nowandforevermore ($111,600) 76 42 3 47 20 3 $973,780 50
46 Tiznow 
Cee's Tizzy, 1997
Tizaqueena ($373,156) 146 73 9 55 11 3 $955,661 17
47 Freud 
Storm Cat, 1998
Uncle T Seven ($106,499) 119 64 7 50 13 2 $941,239 27
48 El Corredor 
Mr. Greeley, 1997
El Caballo ($141,396) 212 112 5 79 21 1 $932,477 24
49 Johar 
Gone West, 1999
Keertana ($309,965) 55 31 1 37 19 1 $899,332 66
50 Lost Soldier 
Danzig, 1990
Soldier's Dancer ($545,000) 103 40 2 33 10 2 $878,466 53
51 Johannesburg 
Hennessy, 1999
Diamond Tycoon ($102,600) 166 97 3 84 22 1 $867,288 25
52 Diesis (GB) 
Sharpen Up, 1980
Magical Fantasy ($766,800) 12 6 1 10 6 1 $854,036 92
53 Thunder Gulch 
Gulch, 1992
Winter View ($254,417) 156 62 6 71 17 2 $833,522 30
54 Medaglia d'Oro 
El Prado, 1999
Al Khali ($144,050) 126 60 9 60 9 3 $831,923 11
55 Partner's Hero 
Danzig, 1994
Heros Reward ($158,530) 110 48 4 41 11 4 $830,053 38
56 Mutakddim 
Seeking the Gold, 1991
Lady Attack ($111,724) 219 141 9 84 19 5 $821,571 16
57 Elusive Quality 
Gone West, 1993
Elision ($116,432) 132 63 11 66 11 3 $817,548 19
58 Malibu Moon 
A.P. Indy, 1997
Baltimore Bob ($64,345) 246 130 14 90 20 1 $801,087 12
59 Tiger Ridge 
Storm Cat, 1996
Little Nick ($146,226) 176 106 8 68 20 3 $800,944 21
60 Theatrical (IRE) 
Nureyev, 1982
Lady Shakespeare ($201,215) 44 21 2 34 14 2 $800,295 74
61 Northern Afleet 
Afleet, 1993
Blue Sailor ($122,400) 233 149 10 77 16 2 $788,927 12
62 Hold That Tiger 
Storm Cat, 2000
Jungle Wave ($300,266) 155 90 5 65 11 2 $778,129 20
63 Dixie Union 
Dixieland Band, 1997
Dixie Chatter ($132,410) 159 79 9 62 16 2 $765,395 16
64 Gone West 
Mr. Prospector, 1984
Marsh Side ($240,164) 104 43 1 60 14 1 $765,327 38
65 Forest Wildcat 
Storm Cat, 1991
Forest Uproar ($116,076) 168 100 8 64 16 1 $752,724 19
66 Petionville 
Seeking the Gold, 1992
Kristi With a K ($136,280) 167 96 4 45 13 - $749,282 19
67 Cactus Ridge 
Hennessy, 2001
Hot Cha Cha ($463,811) 130 82 6 26 8 3 $744,915 21
68 Proud Citizen 
Gone West, 1999
Proud Lisa ($80,380) 131 82 3 51 18 - $731,920 22
69 Awesome Again 
Deputy Minister, 1994
Awesome Gem ($110,800) 139 78 5 57 16 1 $717,847 18
70 Go for Gin 
Cormorant, 1991
Banrock ($347,027) 63 31 2 20 5 2 $710,999 51
71 Rock of Gibraltar (IRE) 
Danehill, 1999
Diamondrella (GB) ($578,000) 15 6 1 15 4 1 $706,701 93
72 Perfect Soul (IRE) 
Sadler's Wells, 1998
Perfect Shower ($278,577) 70 37 2 32 7 2 $705,717 44
73 Danehill Dancer (IRE) 
Danehill, 1993
Carribean Sunset (IRE) ($285,800) 18 8 1 13 5 1 $701,071 86
74 Sligo Bay (IRE) 
Sadler's Wells, 1998
Bay to Bay ($89,826) 95 50 3 51 19 1 $693,448 34
75 Alphabet Soup 
Cozzene, 1991
Sal the Barber ($163,500) 177 90 2 68 17 1 $687,780 23
76 Avenue of Flags 
Seattle Slew, 1988
California Flag ($669,780) 30 13 1 3 2 1 $687,420 68
77 Mineshaft 
A.P. Indy, 1999
Patricia's Gem ($182,000) 108 56 8 47 10 1 $680,866 21
78 Point Given 
Thunder Gulch, 1998
Points of Grace ($328,610) 106 51 3 44 10 2 $674,693 32
79 Aptitude 
A.P. Indy, 1997
Out At Night ($135,550) 128 64 4 48 13 1 $669,390 24
80 Fusaichi Pegasus 
Mr. Prospector, 1997
Separatist ($73,700) 190 89 5 76 13 - $656,710 15
81 Horse Chestnut (SAF) 
Fort Wood, 1995
Smart Enough ($158,774) 103 48 1 50 16 1 $652,962 42
82 Bertrando 
Skywalker, 1989
Karelian ($121,127) 133 59 3 41 11 1 $651,454 28
83 Atticus 
Nureyev, 1992
Strawberry Tart ($145,965) 77 30 2 29 12 2 $638,688 55
84 Even the Score 
Unbridled's Song, 1998
Take the Points ($458,400) 91 46 4 29 7 1 $636,525 25
85 Storm Boot 
Storm Cat, 1989
Delta Storm ($121,615) 163 89 6 53 15 2 $620,228 22
86 Van Nistelrooy 
Storm Cat, 2000
Elusive Lady ($162,776) 113 53 2 53 9 1 $609,534 28
87 E Dubai 
Mr. Prospector, 1998
Dubai Review ($72,998) 140 88 5 48 13 1 $608,626 16
88 Arch 
Kris S., 1995
Gloria Goodbody ($94,620) 92 46 3 45 14 1 $604,544 23
89 Forestry 
Storm Cat, 1996
Good Time Sally ($87,920) 168 86 5 61 14 1 $589,542 16
90 Vindication 
Seattle Slew, 2000
Bear Always ($73,300) 145 76 2 67 15 - $586,012 19
91 Redback (GB) 
Mark of Esteem, 1999
Lahaleeb (IRE) ($577,920) 2 1 1 2 1 1 $578,103 100
92 Touch Gold 
Deputy Minister, 1994
Schleprock ($59,434) 195 106 3 69 17 - $569,133 13
93 Singspiel (IRE) 
In the Wings, 1992
Dar Re Mi (GB) ($297,000) 12 5 1 9 5 1 $568,208 88
94 Indian Charlie 
In Excess, 1995
Mr. Nightlinger ($145,852) 174 94 10 53 10 3 $564,795 13
95 Harlan's Holiday 
Harlan, 1999
Radical Sabbatical ($118,120) 144 87 6 51 10 1 $564,229 15
96 Trippi 
End Sweep, 1997
St. Joe ($77,603) 212 127 6 72 18 - $556,764 11
97 Cherokee Run 
Runaway Groom, 1990
Run It ($63,400) 165 100 6 56 14 1 $556,335 14
98 Kitten's Joy 
El Prado, 2001
Lisa's Kitten ($91,694) 43 19 5 30 11 3 $556,307 48
99 Exchange Rate 
Danzig, 1997
Becky's Exchange ($97,010) 128 69 11 47 11 3 $555,238 18
100 Candy Ride (ARG) 
Ride the Rails, 1999
Pleasure to Ride ($118,580) 113 63 9 42 11 1 $544,277 12
101 Pleasantly Perfect 
Pleasant Colony, 1998
Shared Account ($285,900) 64 30 2 29 3 1 $542,426 34
102 Runaway Groom 
Blushing Groom, 1979
Sterwins ($317,873) 79 43 3 33 6 1 $530,827 23
103 Repriced 
Roberto, 1988
No Inflation ($304,943) 28 13 3 10 5 2 $524,652 78
104 Western Expression 
Gone West, 1996
I Lost My Choo ($166,600) 83 45 1 38 7 1 $519,162 36
105 With Approval 
Caro, 1986
Mission Approved ($56,415) 99 49 3 51 17 1 $517,819 37
106 Crown Attorney 
Silver Deputy, 1993
Rahy's Attorney ($464,902) 18 5 2 8 2 2 $515,684 62
107 Concorde's Tune 
Concorde Bound, 1989
Schill ($76,280) 124 63 1 63 14 - $509,634 28
108 Machiavellian 
Mr. Prospector, 1987
Criticism (GB) ($470,000) 9 7 1 6 3 1 $508,600 71
109 Cat Thief 
Storm Cat, 1996
Kitty Cat Express ($92,285) 137 78 3 49 14 1 $505,748 19
110 Service Stripe 
Deputy Minister, 1991
Field Commission ($415,331) 101 56 1 24 4 1 $505,599 28
111 Silver Deputy 
Deputy Minister, 1985
Quiet Harbor ($174,830) 129 71 5 42 7 1 $499,421 16
112 Leestown 
Seattle Slew, 1994
Lee City Slew ($73,780) 182 61 2 62 12 1 $489,474 22
113 Yes It's True 
Is It True, 1996
Wicked Rich ($60,608) 242 146 5 77 16 - $483,646 9
114 Catienus 
Storm Cat, 1994
Cannonball ($188,179) 153 94 5 44 9 1 $475,391 16
115 High Yield 
Storm Cat, 1997
Inside Zone ($89,356) 138 74 - 49 9 - $472,844 21
116 Montjeu (IRE) 
Sadler's Wells, 1996
Jukebox Jury (IRE) ($385,280) 10 2 - 8 1 - $460,588 92
117 Stravinsky 
Nureyev, 1996
Symphony of Psalm ($58,175) 64 36 2 37 9 1 $459,225 39
118 Came Home 
Gone West, 1999
B B Frank ($70,520) 127 84 4 32 13 2 $456,814 16
119 In Excess (IRE) 
Siberian Express, 1987
Excessive Blend ($76,575) 130 68 7 45 12 1 $453,727 18
120 Montbrook 
Buckaroo, 1990
Oilgonewile ($90,000) 143 79 7 38 10 2 $453,021 12
121 Tactical Cat 
Storm Cat, 1996
Acquired Cat ($109,859) 136 71 3 33 10 - $452,313 20
122 Brahms 
Danzig, 1997
Bad Action ($88,095) 133 86 4 50 7 - $451,092 16
123 Out of Place 
Cox's Ridge, 1987
Free Fighter ($137,202) 108 65 3 46 11 2 $450,356 20
124 Najran 
Runaway Groom, 1999
Wasted Tears ($140,100) 97 48 1 33 10 1 $449,803 28
125 Doneraile Court 
Seattle Slew, 1996
Court Band ($63,420) 152 81 4 47 8 2 $447,424 17
126 Aldebaran 
Mr. Prospector, 1998
Eye of Taurus ($135,680) 85 47 3 35 8 1 $442,668 22
127 Silvano (GER) 
Lomitas, 1996
Proudinsky (GER) ($435,576) 1 1 1 1 1 1 $435,576 100
128 Cozzene 
Caro, 1980
Sheraton Park ($150,167) 50 16 - 33 5 - $435,011 53
129 Deputy Commander 
Deputy Minister, 1994
Elusive Commander ($50,670) 149 70 1 50 13 - $429,102 19
130 Monarchos 
Maria's Mon, 1998
Bingham ($85,610) 101 46 4 29 11 1 $421,781 13
131 Acatenango (GER) 
Surumu, 1982
Musketier (GER) ($239,986) 3 1 1 3 1 1 $420,660 100
132 Successful Appeal 
Valid Appeal, 1996
Dawn After Dawn ($141,101) 124 86 7 32 9 1 $420,575 11
133 Songandaprayer 
Unbridled's Song, 1998
Entertaining ($107,150) 184 99 3 59 11 - $419,222 13
134 Milwaukee Brew 
Wild Again, 1997
Ginger Brew ($73,859) 141 80 5 44 11 1 $418,649 11
135 Put It Back 
Honour and Glory, 1998
Our Friend Harvey ($71,101) 137 80 6 49 10 3 $413,512 15
136 Texas Glitter 
Glitterman, 1996
Kissamee Glitter ($78,230) 67 38 1 23 11 1 $409,778 38
137 Straight Man 
Saint Ballado, 1996
Pop Panebianco ($65,455) 81 47 2 32 9 1 $407,492 25
138 Lion Heart 
Tale of the Cat, 2001
Jungle Tale ($101,632) 153 86 7 65 11 - $406,936 9
139 Quiet American 
Fappiano, 1986
Scolara ($141,205) 126 63 6 53 10 1 $403,431 11
140 Macho Uno 
Holy Bull, 1998
Pursue a Dream ($87,966) 119 62 4 35 11 - $402,148 11
141 Whiskey Wisdom 
Wild Again, 1993
Double Malt ($137,281) 63 31 3 18 6 3 $390,050 24
142 Forest Camp 
Deputy Minister, 1997
Go Go Pink ($50,386) 165 86 1 47 11 - $389,345 15
143 Ishiguru 
Danzig, 1998
Ferneley (IRE) ($359,457) 3 3 1 3 2 1 $389,007 92
144 Pleasant Tap 
Pleasant Colony, 1987
Leamington ($123,312) 132 49 5 55 8 2 $387,578 20
145 Hennessy 
Storm Cat, 1993
Itsagimme ($44,224) 138 52 2 53 12 - $386,662 17
146 Military 
Danzig, 1994
Meadow Saffron ($120,119) 64 27 3 26 5 2 $385,878 44
147 Sky Mesa 
Pulpit, 2000
Cavanal ($65,920) 141 74 8 53 10 - $384,176 8
148 King Cugat 
Kingmambo, 1997
Mambo Meister ($108,930) 61 32 2 34 8 1 $383,756 35
149 Bold Executive 
Bold Ruckus, 1984
Krz Exec ($54,669) 132 72 4 34 8 - $374,994 10
150 Jade Hunter 
Mr. Prospector, 1984
Global Hunter (ARG) ($261,000) 59 24 1 16 5 1 $370,120 43