2017 Leading Sires by AEI

For active stallions in North America with at least 150 named foals of racing age (excluding stallions exported prior to the 2013 breeding season), arranged by lifetime Average Earnings Index (AEI). Number of foals includes only named Northern Hemisphere foals, which are used to calculate the percentages. Auctions results are for most North American sales and selected foreign sales. Stakes winners are worldwide and follow black type rules. Includes racing results July 23, 2017. *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.

Yearlings (Lifetime)Yearlings
(3-Year)
StakesGradedGrade 1
#Stallion'17 Stud Fee/ FarmCropsFoalsAEICIAvg.SoldAvg.SoldBT
Wnrs
(%)Wnrs(%)Wnrs(%)
1Pioneerof the Nile  
Empire Maker, 2006
$110,000
WinStar Farm LLC, Kentucky
54012.611.88$133,929247$170,4691471649231
2Uncle Mo  
Indian Charlie, 2008
$150,000
Ashford Stud, Kentucky
33432.591.66$119,091349$119,09134928814431
3Curlin  
Smart Strike, 2004
$150,000
Hill 'n' Dale Farms, Kentucky
65222.452.16$134,361257$185,47211134714371
4Tapit  
Pulpit, 2001
$300,000
Gainesway, Kentucky
101,0592.362.13$265,765548$604,015130989616222
5War Front  
Danzig, 2002
$250,000
Claiborne Farm, Kentucky
85462.342.26$297,901245$599,251696211356143
6Ghostzapper  
Awesome Again, 2000
$75,000
Adena Springs Kentucky, Kentucky
96912.232.02$116,925339$141,83312656831491
7Into Mischief  
Harlan's Holiday, 2005
$75,000
Spendthrift Farm, Kentucky
64212.101.55$82,966303$97,6442332351022-
8Medaglia d'Oro  
El Prado, 1999
$150,000
Darley, Kentucky
101,1262.042.30$207,770695$226,005265898424151
9Distorted Humor  
Forty Niner, 1993
$80,000
WinStar Farm LLC, Kentucky
161,3262.042.19$243,510596$240,77010313210534151
10Speightstown  
Gone West, 1998
$100,000
WinStar Farm LLC, Kentucky
108632.022.04$161,783463$224,777138809364132
11Awesome Again  
Deputy Minister, 1994
Private
Adena Springs Kentucky, Kentucky
161,1162.011.91$123,631415$107,68665615333131
12Candy Ride (ARG)  
Ride the Rails, 1999
$60,000
Lane's End, Kentucky
101,0711.901.69$100,822488$141,562164606283111
13Mineshaft  
A.P. Indy, 1999
$25,000
Lane's End, Kentucky
117811.871.96$111,766420$90,51414942518261
14Quality Road  
Elusive Quality, 2006
$35,000
Lane's End, Kentucky
43301.841.69$109,268200$108,99712816511341
15Dialed In  
Mineshaft, 2008
$15,000
Darby Dan Farm, Kentucky
21511.831.08$42,938100$42,9381006411--
16Munnings  
Speightstown, 2006
$25,000
Ashford Stud, Kentucky
42661.811.26$40,284183$37,951112228621-
17Twirling Candy  
Candy Ride, 2007
$20,000
Lane's End, Kentucky
31881.801.45$47,712109$47,71210911621--
18Giant's Causeway  
Storm Cat, 1997
$75,000
Ashford Stud, Kentucky
141,8311.802.36$213,953956$166,4841211448865261
19Kitten's Joy  
El Prado, 2001
$100,000
Ramsey Farm, Inc., Kentucky
91,0741.801.61$98,540337$137,415167787343101
20Kantharos  
Lion Heart, 2008
$15,000
Hill 'n' Dale Farms, Kentucky
42021.761.29$28,684108$24,4568212631--
21Bodemeister  
Empire Maker, 2009
Private
WinStar Farm LLC, Kentucky
22291.742.07$129,145148$129,14514852211-
22City Zip  
Carson City, 1998
$50,000
Lane's End, Kentucky
131,0691.701.43$51,469464$83,85613971726271
23Successful Appeal  
Valid Appeal, 1996
$6,500
Walmac Farm, Kentucky
147091.701.49$48,728359$25,649435071623-
24Lemon Drop Kid  
Kingmambo, 1996
$40,000
Lane's End, Kentucky
141,2301.701.81$104,329647$115,37715784742381
25Lonhro (AUS)  
Octagonal, 1998
N/A
Australia
122351.702.03$114,928543$115,65720110452--
26Tiznow  
Cee's Tizzy, 1997
$60,000
WinStar Farm LLC, Kentucky
131,2461.691.87$158,728598$185,446119635363131
27Lookin At Lucky  
Smart Strike, 2007
$17,500
Ashford Stud, Kentucky
42991.661.90$62,089200$53,44714210341--
28Malibu Moon  
A.P. Indy, 1997
$75,000
Spendthrift Farm, Kentucky
151,4911.631.72$139,506740$216,325168977393111
29Empire Maker  
Unbridled, 2000
$85,000
Gainesway, Kentucky
111,0821.632.13$227,429233$185,40512535293111
30Macho Uno  
Holy Bull, 1998
$15,000
Adena Springs Kentucky, Kentucky
116981.631.43$44,608345$45,9498531413241
31More Than Ready  
Southern Halo, 1997
$60,000
WinStar Farm LLC, Kentucky
141,3091.611.79$129,7641,413$161,4573409773635-
32Awesome of Course  
Awesome Again, 2000
$5,000
Ocala Stud, Florida
112011.611.37$17,57023$20,34416105421-
33Flatter  
A.P. Indy, 1999
$35,000
Claiborne Farm, Kentucky
117601.591.29$56,149376$100,9801384261523-
34First Defence  
Unbridled's Song, 2004
N/A
Kentucky
62791.581.53$31,661103$26,39357934121
35Freud  
Storm Cat, 1998
$10,000
Sequel Stallions New York, New York
137781.581.26$31,411246$30,53175446812-
36Street Sense  
Street Cry, 2004
$45,000
Darley, Kentucky
76131.571.90$102,244409$75,27713237615251
37Blame  
Arch, 2006
$25,000
Claiborne Farm, Kentucky
42991.572.21$135,594154$118,570113114411-
38English Channel  
Smart Strike, 2002
$25,000
Calumet Farm, Kentucky
74841.561.56$34,150197$40,7626128612241
39First Samurai  
Giant's Causeway, 2003
$15,000
Claiborne Farm, Kentucky
84571.561.90$69,034263$60,0569921512331
40Bernardini  
A.P. Indy, 2003
$100,000
Darley, Kentucky
88211.552.62$181,933586$148,872246435324101
41Vronsky  
Danzig, 1999
$6,500
Old English Rancho, California
101911.551.11$11,35317$15,4449953211
42Myfavorite Place  
Runaway Groom, 1995
N/A
Puerto Rico
132111.541.02$--$--105----
43Pure Prize  
Storm Cat, 1998
N/A
116821.541.30$24,238253$27,864283751123-
44Include  
Broad Brush, 1997
$10,000
Airdrie Stud, Kentucky
126971.531.34$45,990348$45,2497738512251
45Smarty Jones  
Elusive Quality, 2001
$7,500
Calumet Farm, Kentucky
104951.521.88$74,711184$15,331162451021-
46Hard Spun  
Danzig, 2004
$45,000
Darley, Kentucky
76671.511.77$83,575478$86,74016543621371
47Great Notion  
Elusive Quality, 2000
$3,500
Northview Stallion Station, Maryland
102801.501.23$17,34831$21,813161551---
48Midnight Lute  
Real Quiet, 2003
$20,000
Hill 'n' Dale Farms, Kentucky
65131.491.61$66,371299$71,375161184922-
49Stormy Atlantic  
Storm Cat, 1994
$15,000
Hill 'n' Dale Farms, Kentucky
161,4411.491.46$53,513670$44,795789673625-
50Street Boss  
Street Cry, 2004
$17,500
Darley, Kentucky
64521.491.33$47,547374$44,0192062458241
51Midshipman  
Unbridled's Song, 2006
$8,500
Darley, Kentucky
42511.491.23$40,343141$39,2179113521--
52Sky Mesa  
Pulpit, 2000
$15,000
Three Chimneys Farm, Kentucky
118521.471.61$68,561494$47,2751186072122-
53Northern Afleet  
Afleet, 1993
$6,500
Taylor Made Stallions, Inc., Kentucky
161,0201.471.29$33,024386$32,0815946516281
54Old Forester  
Forestry, 2001
$4,000 (CAN)
T. C. Westmeath Stud Farm Inc., Canada
83731.461.53$17,372160$23,409461641---
55Majesticperfection  
Harlan's Holiday, 2006
$15,000
Airdrie Stud, Kentucky
42511.461.42$63,229160$64,17111294211-
56Jump Start  
A.P. Indy, 1999
$10,000
Northview PA, Pennsylvania
127721.451.31$29,760330$25,906484151011-
57Eskendereya  
Giant's Causeway, 2007
N/A
Japan
43291.451.83$71,902172$50,156123134311-
58Afleet Alex  
Northern Afleet, 2002
$10,000
Gainesway, Kentucky
97491.451.84$62,116420$35,3437530413261
59Broken Vow  
Unbridled, 1997
$25,000
Pin Oak Stud, Kentucky
131,1221.451.48$57,133582$65,1541096462225-
60Philanthropist  
Kris S., 2001
N/A
South Africa
62581.441.45$21,658231$22,1821581251-1-
61Langfuhr  
Danzig, 1992
$5,000
Lane's End, Kentucky
171,3211.421.35$37,486523$15,4012364520271
62Silent Name (JPN)  
Sunday Silence, 2002
$10,000 (CAN)
Adena Springs North, Canada
72791.421.24$15,24296$16,7194315531--
63Whiskey Wisdom  
Wild Again, 1993
N/A
Canada
173801.421.40$16,187130$3,518918521--
64Flower Alley  
Distorted Humor, 2002
N/A
South Africa
84631.411.30$27,101206$24,312531748231
65City Place  
Storm Cat, 2000
8,800 (AUS$)
Yarradale Stud, Australia
102631.411.02$20,032101$13,01215114311-
66Girolamo  
A.P. Indy, 2006
$10,000
Darley, Kentucky
31801.401.53$42,24371$42,243716311--
67War Chant  
Danzig, 1997
N/A
Australia
146111.401.90$80,547330$35,082993151322-
68Forestry  
Storm Cat, 1996
10,000 (Sols)
Haras Sao Jose da Serra, Brazil
151,0251.401.90$141,596468$31,126425251514-
69Tale of the Cat  
Storm Cat, 1994
$30,000
Ashford Stud, Kentucky
161,6211.401.64$94,8111,239$82,3601037652627-
70Union Rags  
Dixie Union, 2009
$50,000
Lane's End, Kentucky
21931.402.02$110,025134$110,025134634232
71Put It Back  
Honour and Glory, 1998
N/A
126361.391.32$22,065193$27,183302951023-
72Mizzen Mast  
Cozzene, 1998
$10,000
Juddmonte Farms, Kentucky
128891.381.46$37,619381$45,7829243520281
73Don Guido  
Dixieland Brass, 1994
N/A
Puerto Rico
161571.381.10$--$--128----
74Birdstone  
Grindstone, 2001
$5,000
Gainesway, Kentucky
105201.371.37$46,940209$38,115412049231
75Bustin Stones  
City Zip, 2004
$5,000
Waldorf Farm, New York
61621.361.41$24,65023$19,782134211--
76Outflanker  
Danzig, 1994
$3,000
Shamrock Farm, Maryland
175501.361.13$11,646149$9,000921431--
77Posse  
Silver Deputy, 2000
N/A
Haras Rapetti, Uruguay
117151.351.32$34,470301$19,492483247141
78Pleasantly Perfect  
Pleasant Colony, 1998
N/A
Turkish National Stud, Turkey
104761.351.63$40,058183$15,63027163511-
79Graeme Hall  
Dehere, 1997
Private
Almusaadiyah Stud, Saudi Arabia
125091.341.18$20,552156$19,9001325582--
80Divine Park  
Chester House, 2004
N/A
Republic of Korea
62271.341.44$43,790125$25,89357631-1-
81Drosselmeyer  
Distorted Humor, 2007
N/A
Kentucky
32291.341.35$32,650146$32,65014642----
82Tiz Wonderful  
Tiznow, 2004
N/A
Republic of Korea
65571.341.25$36,668326$30,513152234611-
83D'wildcat  
Forest Wildcat, 1998
$2,500
Whispering Oaks Farm, Louisiana
114451.341.23$27,002175$13,1131516451--
84Where's the Ring  
Seeking the Gold, 1999
$3,000 (CAN)
Colebrook Farms Stallion Station, Canada
103361.341.37$18,133129$20,18420931---
85Tale of Ekati  
Tale of the Cat, 2005
$7,500
Darby Dan Farm, Kentucky
42181.341.48$37,386127$28,792828431--
86Read the Footnotes  
Smoke Glacken, 2001
$2,500
River Oaks Farms, Inc., Oklahoma
103281.341.18$18,69099$2,75061751-1-
87Wagon Limit  
Conquistador Cielo, 1994
$2,000
Bridlewood Farm, Florida
151981.321.10$9,14060$--742111
88Henny Hughes  
Hennessy, 2003
N/A
Japan
84801.321.57$48,580354$83,6525929611231
89Kodiak Kowboy  
Posse, 2005
N/A
Brazil
52171.311.23$17,278121$7,5944973421-
90Good Journey  
Nureyev, 1996
N/A
Australia
122811.311.02$24,214138$23,57444621---
91Point Given  
Thunder Gulch, 1998
$5,000
Calumet Farm, Kentucky
135161.311.56$49,288247$5,131262048231
92Temple City  
Dynaformer, 2005
$15,000
Spendthrift Farm, Kentucky
42671.311.24$23,366144$25,09996835221
93Greatness  
Mr. Prospector, 1999
$3,500
Stonewall's Prestige Stallions, LLC, Florida
112571.311.01$11,92574$9,364117321--
94Mobil  
Langfuhr, 2000
$2,500
Mapleton Thoroughbred Farm, Ohio
91801.291.28$10,39859$1,000142----
95Bold n' Flashy  
Bold Ruckus, 1989
N/A
Canada
193551.291.22$16,254144$8,095171651---
96First Dude  
Stephen Got Even, 2007
$10,000
Double Diamond Farm, Florida
32591.281.30$21,94893$21,948934221--
97E Dubai  
Mr. Prospector, 1998
N/A
Argentina
126801.281.19$31,924343$8,727223151011-
98Majestic Warrior  
A.P. Indy, 2005
N/A
Japan
65861.281.35$44,419303$40,588167142411-
99Petionville  
Seeking the Gold, 1992
$5,000
Murmur Farm, Maryland
187321.281.26$33,704149$13,21474261011-
100Super Saver  
Maria's Mon, 2007
$50,000
WinStar Farm LLC, Kentucky
43491.281.71$85,155260$82,6241871237231
101Fusaichi Pegasus  
Mr. Prospector, 1997
$7,500
Ashford Stud, Kentucky
141,1681.272.04$140,922761$19,114144441214-
102Congaree  
Arazi, 1998
$3,000
Valor Farm, Texas
103731.261.39$33,725132$7,700111336231
103Hat Trick (JPN)  
Sunday Silence, 2001
$5,000
Gainesway, Kentucky
73871.261.40$25,194179$24,6251161546221
104Trappe Shot  
Tapit, 2007
$7,500
Claiborne Farm, Kentucky
32511.261.51$62,805192$62,8051924221--
105Pollard's Vision  
Carson City, 2001
$3,000
Mighty Acres, Oklahoma
93991.261.21$12,306151$6,00071951-1-
106Medallist  
Touch Gold, 2001
$2,000
Northview PA, Pennsylvania
91971.261.37$20,11338$--74----
107Fiber Sonde  
Unbridled's Song, 2005
$1,000
Beau Ridge Farm, West Virginia
71721.250.81$--$--74----
108Orientate  
Mt. Livermore, 1998
$5,000
Northview Stallion Station, Maryland
127431.251.62$44,722438$21,27311324713-
109Zensational  
Unbridled's Song, 2006
N/A
Kentucky
52001.241.43$44,340111$23,520317411--
110Run Away and Hide  
City Zip, 2006
$5,000
Darby Dan Farm, Kentucky
62621.241.11$22,28993$20,7346012552--
111Eddington  
Unbridled, 2001
$3,500
Ballena Vista Farm, California
94181.241.46$31,842203$11,37227102311-
112Discreet Cat  
Forestry, 2003
1,500,000 (Yen)
Darley Japan Stallion Complex, Japan
75661.241.39$34,023306$34,81512124410231
113Roaring Fever  
Storm Cat, 2000
N/A
Saudi Arabia
102091.231.00$8,26330$5,000173----
114Closing Argument  
Successful Appeal, 2002
$3,000
Whispering Oaks Farm, Louisiana
94421.231.15$25,444156$15,900818431--
115Spanish Steps  
Unbridled, 2001
N/A
Saudi Arabia
102751.231.26$25,11769$9,5006731-1-
116Any Given Saturday  
Distorted Humor, 2004
N/A
Republic of Korea
74471.231.42$32,924258$20,10441174412-
117Frost Giant  
Giant's Causeway, 2003
$5,000
Keane Stud, New York
62521.221.19$21,33284$20,0456473----
118Lite the Fuse  
Buckaroo, 1991
N/A
Pennsylvania
185571.211.17$13,896144$3,50012241---
119Limehouse  
Grand Slam, 2001
$3,500
O'Sullivan Farms LLC, West Virginia
94141.211.18$30,050168$8,125821561--
120Defrere  
Deputy Minister, 1992
N/A
New Jersey
185931.211.18$22,424162$--2242---
121Bluegrass Cat  
Storm Cat, 2003
$7,500
Ballena Vista Farm, California
86361.201.71$40,163321$19,4916131561--
122Rock Hard Ten  
Kris S., 2001
N/A
Republic of Korea
94911.201.37$76,880237$21,033142351331-
123Shackleford  
Forestry, 2008
$15,000
Darby Dan Farm, Kentucky
21861.201.72$57,468129$57,4681293232--
124Badge of Silver  
Silver Deputy, 2000
N/A
Haras Los Azahares, Peru
83261.201.34$19,872161$6,150101033121
125Five Star Day  
Carson City, 1996
N/A
Kentucky
135231.201.29$36,771249$5,750826561--
126Sligo Bay (IRE)  
Sadler's Wells, 1998
$5,000 (CAN)
Adena Springs North, Canada
113931.201.38$10,526141$27,3411612362--
127Big Brown  
Boundary, 2005
$7,500
Dutchess Views Farm, New York
63901.201.61$41,767355$22,799167174511-
128Congrats  
A.P. Indy, 2000
$20,000
WinStar Farm LLC, Kentucky
87061.191.59$52,268507$51,4703042749141
129Milwaukee Brew  
Wild Again, 1997
$5,000 (CAN)
Adena Springs North, Canada
115451.191.46$16,318199$15,53024244311-
130Bellamy Road  
Concerto, 2002
$7,500
Dutchess Views Farm, New York
85491.191.30$37,581298$35,921139275812-
131Attila's Storm  
Forest Wildcat, 2002
$4,000
A & A Ranch, New Mexico
72021.190.79$13,78432$28,4405168----
132Horse Greeley  
Mr. Greeley, 2004
N/A
Kentucky
61761.191.25$19,524101$9,575325342--
133Partner's Hero  
Danzig, 1994
$1,500
Castle Rock Farm, Pennsylvania
164631.191.31$15,670105$--15341--
134El Corredor  
Mr. Greeley, 1997
N/A
Turkey
138711.181.42$58,618482$10,42711293814-
135Lord Shanakill  
Speightstown, 2006
$4,000
Pin Oak Lane Farm, Pennsylvania
41631.170.92$26,622122$13,00770211111
136Too Much Bling  
Rubiano, 2003
$4,500
Valor Farm, Texas
82061.171.09$12,46954$18,538132412----
137The Factor  
War Front, 2008
$25,000
Lane's End, Kentucky
21901.161.64$96,148193$96,148193632111
138Billions  
Deputy Minister, 1997
N/A
Puerto Rico
131571.161.14$--$--53----
139Artie Schiller  
El Prado, 2001
$10,000
WinStar Farm LLC, Kentucky
85751.161.31$33,164435$35,230213234612-
140Spring At Last  
Silver Deputy, 2003
N/A
Saudi Arabia
63441.161.31$17,402161$15,69381154311-
141Street Hero  
Street Cry, 2006
N/A
California
61761.150.98$22,91073$12,85223532111
142Service Stripe  
Deputy Minister, 1991
$1,000
Caines Stallion Station, Oklahoma
183921.150.99$10,16479$4,3405185211-
143Cat Thief  
Storm Cat, 1996
Private
Almusaadiyah Stud, Saudi Arabia
145031.141.54$62,789231$15,00011432---
144Songandaprayer  
Unbridled's Song, 1998
$4,500
The Stallion Station @ Copper Crowne, Louisiana
139571.141.45$54,522506$12,2515735471--
145Louis Quatorze  
Sovereign Dancer, 1993
$2,500
Murmur Farm, Maryland
177691.141.31$30,441259$3,9176213511-
146Cowtown Cat  
Distorted Humor, 2004
$3,000
Mapleton Thoroughbred Farm, Ohio
61911.131.26$13,56177$7,181263211--
147Court Vision  
Gulch, 2005
$3,500
Acadiana Equine@Copper Crowne, Louisiana
31661.131.61$22,34285$22,3428532----
148Gemologist  
Tiznow, 2009
$25,000
WinStar Farm LLC, Kentucky
21821.121.45$51,390148$51,390148532111
149Lucky Lionel  
Mt. Livermore, 1993
N/A
Oklahoma
153641.121.19$6,751100$3,000192211-
150Even the Score  
Unbridled's Song, 1998
$5,000
Millennium Farms, Kentucky
104121.111.13$23,387187$17,64233123412-