2013 Leading Turf Sires

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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 April 29, 2014, 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 '13 Earnings (%)
1 Kitten's Joy 
El Prado, 2001
Big Blue Kitten ($902,800) 230 120 22 174 66 19 $8,251,682 75
2 Giant's Causeway 
Storm Cat, 1997
Imagining ($311,400) 238 112 14 154 53 9 $3,763,607 46
3 Dansili (GB) 
Danehill, 1996
Dank (GB) ($1,536,500) 12 7 4 12 7 4 $3,581,488 100
4 Stormy Atlantic 
Storm Cat, 1994
Up With the Birds ($655,190) 212 113 11 137 47 9 $3,559,409 46
5 Unusual Heat 
Nureyev, 1990
Gervinho ($290,140) 124 65 9 94 40 6 $3,390,407 69
6 War Front 
Danzig, 2002
War Dancer ($417,898) 114 57 13 80 30 10 $3,275,213 51
7 English Channel 
Smart Strike, 2002
Optimizer ($429,805) 111 58 7 85 33 6 $3,028,291 71
8 Wiseman's Ferry 
Hennessy, 1999
Wise Dan ($2,601,972) 68 40 2 19 6 2 $2,950,773 73
9 Harlan's Holiday 
Harlan, 1999
Notacatbutallama ($255,000) 246 146 18 128 40 5 $2,931,823 33
10 Lemon Drop Kid 
Kingmambo, 1996
Hangover Kid ($241,850) 201 106 11 135 44 7 $2,929,724 46
11 Medaglia d'Oro 
El Prado, 1999
Rydilluc ($402,100) 190 87 16 111 26 6 $2,747,487 39
12 Smart Strike 
Mr. Prospector, 1992
Centre Court ($313,833) 176 96 10 106 35 4 $2,640,915 42
13 Freud 
Storm Cat, 1998
Effie Trinket ($362,728) 149 81 9 87 26 4 $2,551,458 49
14 Galileo (IRE) 
Sadler's Wells, 1998
Magician (IRE) ($1,650,000) 21 8 3 19 7 3 $2,461,228 99
15 More Than Ready 
Southern Halo, 1997
Pianist ($321,350) 210 98 6 127 38 3 $2,418,626 36
16 Ghostzapper 
Awesome Again, 2000
Za Approval ($889,780) 137 77 15 62 12 4 $2,228,805 32
17 Tapit 
Pulpit, 2001
Tapicat ($157,699) 256 128 10 136 33 1 $2,174,287 24
18 City Zip 
Carson City, 1998
Dayatthespa ($259,000) 250 141 8 110 32 1 $2,149,700 32
19 Dynaformer 
Roberto, 1985
Point of Entry ($660,000) 93 42 5 66 19 2 $2,034,144 67
20 Mizzen Mast 
Cozzene, 1998
Mizdirection ($805,000) 142 74 2 87 25 2 $2,011,912 51
21 Langfuhr 
Danzig, 1992
London Lane ($192,915) 249 142 5 140 45 1 $1,945,462 33
22 Arch 
Kris S., 1995
Temeraine ($413,174) 111 57 5 69 27 3 $1,935,382 49
23 Unbridled's Song 
Unbridled, 1993
Unbridled's Note ($190,506) 171 91 9 84 30 5 $1,925,143 21
24 Artie Schiller 
El Prado, 2001
Dorsett ($192,274) 140 70 8 100 37 5 $1,897,724 48
25 Scat Daddy 
Johannesburg, 2004
Lady of Shamrock ($245,000) 127 76 7 74 26 3 $1,873,054 42
26 Bernstein 
Storm Cat, 1997
Major Marvel ($293,950) 198 107 6 112 40 1 $1,767,720 38
27 Silent Name (JPN) 
Sunday Silence, 2002
Silentio ($461,000) 78 43 6 45 16 5 $1,686,460 49
28 Speightstown 
Gone West, 1998
Seek Again ($150,000) 200 125 21 112 29 7 $1,677,349 18
29 Exchange Rate 
Danzig, 1997
Slew's Exchange ($110,470) 183 117 5 105 35 1 $1,644,373 32
30 Distorted Humor 
Forty Niner, 1993
Boisterous ($508,049) 172 88 7 81 21 2 $1,631,603 28
31 Hard Spun 
Danzig, 2004
Hardest Core ($189,360) 138 71 5 74 21 2 $1,614,098 35
32 Rock Hard Ten 
Kris S., 2001
Rock Me Baby ($188,094) 172 82 5 114 32 2 $1,609,152 41
33 Broken Vow 
Unbridled, 1997
Ivanho ($146,330) 224 133 8 112 32 2 $1,531,883 24
34 Street Sense 
Street Cry, 2004
Silverette ($185,000) 140 80 11 78 22 4 $1,480,236 24
35 Empire Maker 
Unbridled, 2000
Emollient ($332,000) 158 77 9 82 20 1 $1,420,229 21
36 Tribal Rule 
Storm Cat, 1996
Ethnic Dance ($237,800) 199 105 7 73 17 2 $1,417,106 28
37 First Samurai 
Giant's Causeway, 2003
Swift Warrior ($396,010) 138 74 9 64 19 3 $1,414,341 25
38 Discreet Cat 
Forestry, 2003
Discreet Marq ($657,500) 147 79 11 51 15 4 $1,400,944 28
39 Street Cry (IRE) 
Machiavellian, 1998
Plainview ($211,784) 132 68 4 77 24 1 $1,320,846 26
40 Johannesburg 
Hennessy, 1999
River Seven ($246,905) 158 94 8 82 22 3 $1,319,197 30
41 Purim 
Dynaformer, 2002
Twilight Eclipse ($370,500) 89 54 2 60 23 2 $1,310,485 53
42 Macho Uno 
Holy Bull, 1998
Overheard ($220,079) 178 100 7 75 15 3 $1,295,088 16
43 Tale of the Cat 
Storm Cat, 1994
Tale of a Champion ($165,218) 233 119 9 108 23 3 $1,242,280 17
44 Sky Mesa 
Pulpit, 2000
Llanarmon ($146,108) 148 77 11 72 20 4 $1,222,046 26
45 Elusive Quality 
Gone West, 1993
Reflecting ($131,000) 153 78 5 80 20 2 $1,217,171 30
46 Badge of Silver 
Silver Deputy, 2000
Silver Max ($389,773) 119 72 4 46 19 1 $1,190,330 34
47 War Chant 
Danzig, 1997
Miceli ($116,052) 83 42 1 58 22 1 $1,158,064 57
48 Malibu Moon 
A.P. Indy, 1997
Matador ($168,997) 260 139 13 117 25 1 $1,140,659 11
49 Put It Back 
Honour and Glory, 1998
Back Away ($164,872) 175 107 5 79 22 2 $1,140,524 28
50 Pulpit 
A.P. Indy, 1994
Mr Speaker ($119,880) 150 80 14 72 20 3 $1,132,783 18
51 Shakespeare 
Theatrical, 2001
Et Tu Walker ($169,930) 51 34 - 35 19 - $1,084,371 68
52 Street Boss 
Street Cry, 2004
Street Gem ($113,270) 89 59 4 41 20 2 $1,068,344 35
53 Candy Ride (ARG) 
Ride the Rails, 1999
Red Vine ($102,050) 229 125 13 108 22 2 $1,040,598 14
54 Mr. Greeley 
Gone West, 1992
Heiko ($119,780) 134 63 5 80 22 2 $1,033,604 30
55 Pure Prize 
Storm Cat, 1998
Ultimo Trago ($82,160) 176 104 6 73 20 3 $1,029,176 23
56 Indian Charlie 
In Excess, 1995
Wishing Gate ($241,594) 170 88 14 58 12 3 $1,015,371 19
57 Corinthian 
Pulpit, 2003
Mariel N Kathy ($121,500) 187 97 1 88 24 - $1,001,864 28
58 Johar 
Gone West, 1999
Joha ($140,429) 81 41 3 51 20 3 $993,472 61
59 Sharp Humor 
Distorted Humor, 2003
Five Iron ($183,118) 163 108 7 63 18 4 $976,039 22
60 Any Given Saturday 
Distorted Humor, 2004
Richies Party Girl ($131,400) 140 79 3 63 17 1 $973,915 24
61 Tiznow 
Cee's Tizzy, 1997
Tiz Teresa ($78,980) 209 104 5 103 18 - $957,254 16
62 Good Journey 
Nureyev, 1996
Dancingtothestars ($141,000) 54 26 1 31 14 1 $947,963 59
63 Bluegrass Cat 
Storm Cat, 2003
E B Ryder ($114,631) 203 111 9 97 16 2 $947,755 17
64 Lion Heart 
Tale of the Cat, 2001
Comes the Dream ($126,767) 217 128 8 77 17 2 $945,237 16
65 Hat Trick (JPN) 
Sunday Silence, 2001
Bright Thought ($149,650) 56 31 3 35 15 2 $938,436 59
66 Victory Gallop 
Cryptoclearance, 1995
Hyper ($519,725) 68 31 4 32 7 2 $923,462 48
67 North Light (IRE) 
Danehill, 2001
Chips All In ($176,604) 81 33 1 58 17 1 $856,700 59
68 After Market 
Storm Cat, 2003
Spring Bloom ($143,352) 88 54 2 40 17 1 $847,175 39
69 Tizbud 
Cee's Tizzy, 1999
Tiz Flirtatious ($505,000) 51 28 1 28 9 1 $819,625 51
70 Perfect Soul (IRE) 
Sadler's Wells, 1998
Perfect Timber ($136,513) 111 53 2 64 20 1 $806,994 34
71 Orientate 
Mt. Livermore, 1998
Grandma's Rules ($115,069) 171 92 7 63 15 3 $795,434 23
72 Heatseeker (IRE) 
Giant's Causeway, 2003
Surtsey ($113,025) 55 34 2 34 17 2 $790,744 54
73 Spanish Steps 
Unbridled, 2001
Little Mike ($408,600) 56 26 2 29 12 2 $779,834 54
74 Yes It's True 
Is It True, 1996
Yes I'm Lucky ($101,000) 193 115 9 67 11 2 $768,828 14
75 Rahy 
Blushing Groom, 1985
Rahystrada ($151,780) 36 17 2 28 12 2 $767,839 78
76 Sligo Bay (IRE) 
Sadler's Wells, 1998
Regalo Mia ($211,334) 96 47 4 40 12 1 $764,288 27
77 Northern Afleet 
Afleet, 1993
Teaks North ($281,900) 158 89 3 51 13 1 $762,821 23
78 Awesome Again 
Deputy Minister, 1994
Dance Again ($147,346) 152 92 9 59 16 2 $761,303 9
79 Milwaukee Brew 
Wild Again, 1997
Procurement ($204,819) 128 64 7 42 17 3 $760,581 31
80 Indygo Shiner 
A.P. Indy, 1998
Indy Point (ARG) ($456,580) 92 45 3 35 6 1 $739,143 33
81 Utopia (JPN) 
Forty Niner, 2000
Sally's Dream ($271,062) 116 51 2 45 8 - $733,532 28
82 Kitalpha 
Mr. Prospector, 1999
Kharafa ($252,267) 65 29 3 38 15 2 $719,473 50
83 Decarchy 
Distant View, 1997
Stoney Fleece ($92,676) 95 43 1 54 14 - $714,790 41
84 Grand Slam 
Gone West, 1995
Leigh Court ($107,057) 223 125 3 77 13 1 $699,290 16
85 Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) 
Candy Stripes, 2000
Chulula ($80,930) 67 34 1 48 16 1 $694,199 49
86 Smarty Jones 
Elusive Quality, 2001
Nikkis Smartypants ($105,084) 108 65 8 49 19 3 $691,797 21
87 Big Brown 
Boundary, 2005
Bella Castani ($103,420) 81 34 2 50 12 1 $676,680 32
88 Grand Reward 
Storm Cat, 2001
Bad Debt ($173,025) 91 52 2 35 12 1 $674,323 27
89 Whywhywhy 
Mr. Greeley, 2000
Why Katherine ($135,095) 127 67 2 47 13 1 $673,134 28
90 Alphabet Soup 
Cozzene, 1991
Egg Drop ($394,200) 93 49 5 39 8 1 $661,898 32
91 Mutakddim 
Seeking the Gold, 1991
Big Feat ($85,600) 112 61 3 41 13 2 $661,764 24
92 E Dubai 
Mr. Prospector, 1998
Caberneigh ($78,459) 180 97 3 73 11 - $656,378 14
93 With Distinction 
Storm Cat, 2001
Too Clever by Half ($109,500) 181 103 5 70 10 - $644,419 14
94 Dylan Thomas (IRE) 
Danehill, 2003
Tannery (IRE) ($587,872) 2 2 1 2 2 1 $632,422 98
95 Montjeu (IRE) 
Sadler's Wells, 1996
Joshua Tree (IRE) ($574,080) 5 3 1 5 2 1 $628,148 99
96 Proud Citizen 
Gone West, 1999
Miz Ida ($171,432) 139 81 5 63 9 1 $623,816 16
97 Iffraaj (GB) 
Zafonic, 2001
Chriselliam (IRE) ($550,000) 3 2 1 3 2 1 $594,930 100
98 Include 
Broad Brush, 1997
Summer of Fun ($138,710) 135 76 7 57 11 2 $593,159 20
99 Successful Appeal 
Valid Appeal, 1996
Solid Appeal ($257,916) 128 71 5 42 11 1 $592,540 15
100 Congaree 
Arazi, 1998
Jeranimo ($293,464) 83 46 4 28 5 1 $592,149 28
101 Holy Bull 
Great Above, 1991
This Ain't No Bull ($102,000) 159 94 2 57 14 1 $592,035 17
102 El Prado (IRE) 
Sadler's Wells, 1989
El Commodore ($140,730) 58 26 1 37 12 - $587,085 42
103 Literato (FR) 
Kendor, 2004
Alterite (FR) ($580,000) 1 1 1 1 1 1 $580,000 100
104 Bernardini 
A.P. Indy, 2003
Parnelli ($82,948) 150 72 5 68 10 1 $575,266 13
105 Exceed And Excel (AUS) 
Danehill, 2000
Outstrip (GB) ($550,000) 4 2 1 3 1 1 $570,940 99
106 Van Nistelrooy 
Storm Cat, 2000
S S Skittles ($65,700) 94 46 1 41 16 - $568,115 37
107 Rockport Harbor 
Unbridled's Song, 2002
Harbingerofthings ($98,032) 206 120 11 80 14 - $561,979 8
108 Henny Hughes 
Hennessy, 2003
Burns Turn ($70,800) 156 99 7 66 13 - $557,833 9
109 Belong to Me 
Danzig, 1989
Philippis ($73,570) 82 40 3 43 13 - $557,742 25
110 Songandaprayer 
Unbridled's Song, 1998
Miracle in May ($53,630) 234 144 9 85 11 - $552,748 10
111 Wildcat Heir 
Forest Wildcat, 2000
Starship Wildcat ($81,460) 173 105 4 74 15 1 $550,974 13
112 Posse 
Silver Deputy, 2000
Lawless Miss ($72,458) 163 104 4 45 15 - $547,608 14
113 Disco Rico 
Citidancer, 1997
Captain Gaughen ($110,990) 62 28 1 31 6 - $542,195 36
114 Concorde's Tune 
Concorde Bound, 1989
Wicked Tune ($136,825) 64 38 2 31 6 1 $535,099 41
115 King Cugat 
Kingmambo, 1997
King Kreesa ($413,000) 23 14 1 13 4 1 $534,911 66
116 Ministers Wild Cat 
Deputy Minister, 2000
Could Be Trouble ($74,520) 121 82 7 30 13 1 $529,476 15
117 Officer 
Bertrando, 1999
Night Officer ($90,755) 147 84 6 52 12 2 $526,282 16
118 Powerscourt (GB) 
Sadler's Wells, 2000
Finnegans Wake ($156,900) 66 35 - 45 11 - $522,426 43
119 Limehouse 
Grand Slam, 2001
Sneakin Away ($85,850) 119 68 7 44 11 2 $518,505 19
120 Flower Alley 
Distorted Humor, 2002
Annabird ($74,054) 123 65 5 51 19 - $513,847 17
121 Benchmark 
Alydar, 1991
Field Report ($88,200) 112 64 8 35 9 2 $506,666 18
122 Bob and John 
Seeking the Gold, 2003
Jonrah ($101,087) 96 60 3 34 8 1 $501,693 21
123 Pleasantly Perfect 
Pleasant Colony, 1998
Splendiferous ($65,821) 106 61 - 54 14 - $500,818 24
124 Afleet Alex 
Northern Afleet, 2002
Neolexia ($47,250) 172 89 4 67 12 - $499,092 12
125 Pleasant Tap 
Pleasant Colony, 1987
Colonial Flag ($101,138) 110 58 5 49 11 1 $497,819 17
126 Eddington 
Unbridled, 2001
Edie ($79,950) 120 79 1 53 12 - $496,537 14
127 Great Notion 
Elusive Quality, 2000
Havelock ($154,023) 56 29 3 28 8 1 $491,254 31
128 Stonesider 
Giant's Causeway, 2003
Stock Fund ($165,200) 47 19 2 19 4 1 $489,829 36
129 Sunriver 
Saint Ballado, 2003
Sun Worshipper ($75,943) 55 26 - 35 8 - $489,593 45
130 El Corredor 
Mr. Greeley, 1997
Forever Sure ($86,902) 153 71 4 56 10 - $487,860 19
131 Aragorn (IRE) 
Giant's Causeway, 2002
Shining Copper ($60,329) 94 57 2 43 11 - $485,269 25
132 Pure Precision 
Montbrook, 1999
Tightend Touchdown ($382,200) 32 14 1 16 3 1 $484,349 59
133 Master Command 
A.P. Indy, 2002
Miss Pippa ($168,882) 97 59 2 43 7 1 $484,105 16
134 Dehere 
Deputy Minister, 1991
Funny Money ($131,445) 99 55 - 43 9 - $481,408 22
135 Choisir (AUS) 
Danehill Dancer, 1999
Obviously (IRE) ($479,000) 3 1 1 3 1 1 $479,250 99
136 Mineshaft 
A.P. Indy, 1999
Nellie Cashman ($169,951) 118 65 5 51 12 1 $478,871 15
137 Curlin 
Smart Strike, 2004
Miss Frost ($64,667) 95 43 5 42 8 - $463,863 11
138 Not For Love 
Mr. Prospector, 1990
Target Sighted ($70,660) 130 60 2 53 7 - $458,155 16
139 Maria's Mon 
Wavering Monarch, 1993
Inimitable Romanee ($202,200) 47 32 1 21 7 1 $445,687 34
140 Atticus 
Nureyev, 1992
Atta Girl Alma ($131,730) 43 22 1 22 9 - $437,574 53
141 Forestry 
Storm Cat, 1996
Sirocco Strike ($128,340) 143 82 3 49 9 1 $436,314 16
142 Bowman's Band 
Dixieland Band, 1998
Roadhog ($154,930) 54 37 2 20 8 1 $436,017 18
143 Latent Heat 
Maria's Mon, 2003
Hot Squeeze ($77,000) 100 49 1 42 11 - $433,742 23
144 Bertrando 
Skywalker, 1989
Summer Hit ($124,088) 103 52 4 38 8 1 $432,568 18
145 Danehill Dancer (IRE) 
Danehill, 1993
Maximova ($161,200) 15 6 2 13 4 1 $428,328 80
146 Philanthropist 
Kris S., 2001
Phil's Dream ($241,554) 62 36 1 29 4 1 $426,236 18
147 Dance With Ravens 
A.P. Indy, 2002
Relay Bill ($73,780) 117 57 1 42 8 - $425,486 17
148 Parker's Storm Cat 
Storm Cat, 2000
Ben's Cat ($363,350) 53 26 1 11 2 1 $419,152 38
149 Selkirk 
Sharpen Up, 1988
Forte Dei Marmi (GB) ($385,159) 5 4 1 4 2 1 $416,839 91
150 Easing Along 
Storm Cat, 1998
Suggestive Boy (ARG) ($270,000) 17 6 2 8 2 2 $410,421 76