Jan 102017
 

In the first two parts of this series we examined the leading sires in the sim based on the 2011-2015 foal crops.  One of the more interesting aspects of this examination is how often a sire is used and how the number of foals a sire has is directly related to his ranking.  The number of foals produced by major sires has risen significantly since the cap on the number of foals per year has been lifted.  The top twenty five sires who are still active in the game produced 3253 foals in their 2011 foal crops.  The most foals a sire produced that year was 150 sired by Sea the Stars; the least went to More Than Ready who sired only 112 foals.  In 2012 the total number of foals sired by our select group of stallions was 2814; in 2013 it was 4210; 2014 4526; 2015 4817.  To see which sires are the most popular I took the sires who appeared on at least three foal crop sire lists and divided the total number of foals by the number of crops.  The most popular sires are as follows:

 

Sire Name # of Crops Total # of Foals Average # of Foals/Crop
Frankel 3 631 210.3
Giant’s Causeway 5 945 189
Galileo 5 928 185.6
Sea the Stars 5 910 182
Bernardini 5 900 180
War Front 3 534 178
Distorted Humor 5 876 175.2
Awesome Again 5 866 173.2
Medaglia D’oro 5 864 172.8
Empire Maker 4 687 171.8
Tapit 5 836 167.2
Kitten’s Joy 4 645 161.3
Dansili 5 796 159.2
Fastnet Rock 3 474 158
Malibu Moon 5 782 156.4
Oasis Dream 4 624 156
More Than Ready 4 604 151
Ghostzapper 3 451 150.3
Deep Impact 5 744 148.8
Dubawi 5 728 145.6
Redoute’s Choice 5 727 145.4
Speightstown 3 410 136.7
Tiznow 4 544 136
Curlin 3 404 134.7
Pivotal 3 398 132.7

 

Using the same parameters here are the same top sires as listed by the highest percentage of stakes winners

Sire Name # of Swers % of Swers
Dansili 195 24.5
Giant’s Causeway 227 24
Deep Impact 163 21.9
Sea the Stars 193 21.2
Medaglia D’oro 182 21.1
Dubawi 153 21
Distorted Humor 183 20.9
Tapit 171 20.5
Bernardini 180 20
Redoute’s Choice 144 19.8
Tiznow 101 18.6
Galileo 166 17.9
Frankel 112 17.7
Kitten’s Joy 113 17.5
Oasis Dream 107 17.1
Pivotal 67 16.8
Awesome Again 144 16.6
Fastnet Rock 76 16
Malibu Moon 123 15.7
Speightstown 64 15.6
Ghostzapper 64 14.2
War Front 73 13.7
Curlin 50 12.4
More Than Ready 70 11.6
Empire Maker 71 10.3

 

 

And by percentage of graded winners

 

Sire Name # of Gwers % of Gwers
Deep Impact 59 7.9
Sea the Stars 68 7.5
Dubawi 53 7.3
Tapit 61 7.3
Bernardini 63 7
Medaglia D’oro 58 6.7
Giant’s Causeway 62 6.6
Redoute’s Choice 48 6.6
Galileo 61 6.6
Distorted Humor 57 6.5
Frankel 41 6.5
Dansili 51 6.4
Oasis Dream 38 6.1
Awesome Again 49 5.6
Pivotal 22 5.5
Malibu Moon 41 5.2
Kitten’s Joy 33 5.1
Ghostzapper 21 4.7
Speightstown 19 4.6
Tiznow 23 4.2
Fastnet Rock 18 3.8
Empire Maker 26 3.8
War Front 20 3.7
More Than Ready 19 3.1
Curlin 7 1.7

 

 

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  One Response to “Kings of the Sim Part 3 – Foal Crops Explode”

  1. http://www.ownerbreeder.co.uk/columns/reaching-twilight-zone/

    There are a few life mares covered figures for 2016 (not live foals) which helps to put emphasis on the point well raised.