PROMISING SIRES 2

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Mar 022019
 

PROMISING SIRES 2

Some Sires I believe are worth serious consideration for the coming season. After

some solid interest shown I decided to expand this series, I hope this has been beneficial

to my fellow breeders, good luck, To any breeder needing help with the mating please feel free to message me.

MUCHO MACHO MAN fee $10000

A sire on the move

MuchoMachoMan

MACHO UNO

b. 1998

HOLY BULL

b. 1991

GREAT ABOVE
SHARON BROWN
PRIMAL FORCE

b. 1987

BLUSHING GROOM
PRIME PROSPECT
PONCHE DE LEONA

b. 1999

PONCHE

b. 1989

TWO PUNCH
STREET BALLET
PERFECT AND PROUD (USA)

b. 1986

NONPARRELL (CAN)
PROUD SAL (USA)

 PRECOCIOUS JUVENILE. CLASSIC 3 YEAR OLD, DOMINANT OLDER HORSE.

  • #2 Second Crop sire in 2019!
  • Sire of MGSW/G1SP Mucho Gusto, a 2019 Kentucky Derby contender!
  • Also the sire of SoCal Stakes winner Mucho Unusual
  • “Mucho Macho Man’s runners are getting good at an alarming rate.” – Joe Nevills 2/18/19
  • Other first crop Stakes runners include Belle Laura (G2SP at Keeneland)
  • Sire of ‘TDN Rising Stars’ in California & New York
  • “Mucho Macho Man was arguably at his most impressive when on the move, with his long stride…Now several of his youngsters have shown that they have inherited plenty of his talent.” – Andrew Caulfield, TDN
  • 2YOs have sold for: $625,000, $575,000, $260,000, etc.
  • Yearlings have sold for: $170,000, $170,000 (session topper), $140,000, $135,000, $120,000 (colt topper), etc.
  • Breeders’ Cup Classic winner over champions Will Take Charge & Declaration of War
  • Half-brother to $2 million yearling Marconi (GSP) & $775,000 yearling Southern Girl (SW)
  • Multiple Grade 1 winner of $5,625,410
  • “He has a tremendous stride…and he’s very athletic” – Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens
  • Precocious: multiple Graded-placed at 2
  • Classic: Graded winner & Classic-placed at 3
  • Tough, sound & durable: SW at 3, 4, 5 & 6; competed in all 3 Triple Crown races before turning 3
  • Defeated 8 G1 winners in Breeders’ Cup Classic triumph
  • By Eclipse Champion Juvenile & leading sire Macho Uno out of a juvenile Stakes-winning mare

 Breeding recommendations

Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man is by champion 2-year-old Macho Uno out of a mare by the Two Punch stallion Ponche. Like his sire, he promises to be effective with a wide array of modern pedigree influences.

A good number of Mucho Macho Man’s early winners are out of Storm Cat-line mares and two of his early blacktype runners – G3W/G1SP Mucho Gusto and GSP Belle Laura – are out of mares by Storm Cat’s best sire son Giant’s Causeway.

Macho Uno’s successes with Storm Cat includes GSW/millionaire Danon Legend and SW Revenant One out of a Storm Cat daughters, SW Hy Riverside (2nd dam by the Storm Cat son Hennessy) and SW Done Deal is out of a mare by Tale of the Cat.

Mucho Macho Man’s SW Mucho Unusual is out of a mare by another Northern Dancer-line stallion Unusual Heat, a son of Nureyev.

Mucho Macho Man’s dam is out of a mare by Nijinsky II, a close relative of Storm Cat’s sire Storm Bird. Reinforcing the Nijinsky II influence may prove beneficial as he’s found in the pedigrees of 12 Macho Uno stakes horses including G2W Overheard. The Fappiano grandson Broken Vow (by Unbridled) is out of a mare by Nijinsky II, who’s also found in the pedigree of the dams of Malibu MoonTapit and Rubiano (by Fappiano), damsire of War Front.

Danzig is another promising Northern Dancer-line influence. From a small group of starters out of mares by the Forty Niner son Distorted Humor (dam by Danzig), Macho Uno has sired a pair of stakes horses including SW Hy Riverside. Macho Uno has sired the additional graded stakes winners Wicked Style (G1W) and Potesta (G2W) out of mares showing Danzig. Mucho Macho Man’s G2SP Belle Laura is out of a mare showing the Danzig son Dayjur.

Mucho Macho Man’s dam has produced two good ones by Tapit – SW Southern Girl and $2 million yearling/GSP Marconi – making his daughters and granddaughters intriguing. Seattle Slew-influenced mares are promising overall as SP Mucho Unusual’s 2nd dam is by the Slew son General Meeting. Macho Uno has also had good success with mares showing Seattle Slew (12 stakes horses).

Mares from showing the Fappiano influence hold high promise for Mucho Macho Man. Fappiano’s damsire, Dr. Fager, is a half-brother to Ta Wee, dam of Mucho Macho Man’s great grandsire Great Above. Reinforcing their dam, Aspidistra, in the pedigree has been successful over the past few decades in American pedigrees and for Macho Uno in particular. We see this pattern in Macho Uno’s Classic winner Harlem Rocker, G2W Mucho Mas Macho and SW/Sovereign Award finalist Decision Day (dam by Unbridled’s Song), etc.

The Macho Uno/Wild Again cross has yielded G1W Macho Again and G3W Silsita and one of Mucho Macho Man’s early six-figure yearlings is out of a mare by the Wild Again son Vicar.

Given that Macho Uno is a half-brother to Awesome Again (by Deputy Minister) it would be prudent to consider Vice Regent/Deputy Minister-line mares. Vice Regent appears in a total of 15 stakes horses by Macho Uno, including G1W winner Private Zone and MG3W/G1SP Tommy Macho.

Mucho Macho Man hails from the same extended female line as Dynaformer and pedigree expert Avalyn Hunter suggested in a Bloodhorse.com post that: “Given that both Mr. Prospector and Blushing Groom have worked very well with Roberto, daughters and granddaughters of Dynaformer, may be an angle worth considering with Mucho Macho Man.”

Top runners - Mucho Macho Man’s first crop are 3YOs of 2019. He has sired:
MUCHO GUSTO - $234,000
(dam by Giant’s's Causeway)
1st Robert B. Lewis S. G3 (8.5F, Dirt)
1st Bob Hope S. G3 (7F, Dirt)
2nd CashCall Futurity G1 (8.5F, Dirt)

MUCHO UNUSUAL - $200,420
(dam by Unusual Heat)
1st California Cup Oaks (8F, Turf)
2nd Golden State Juvenile Fillies (7F, Dirt)
2nd Generous Portion S. (6F, Dirt)

BELLE LAURA - $64,330 
(dam by Giant’s Causeway)
3rd Jessamine S. G2 (8.5F, Turf)

EXAGGERATOR fee $25000

EXAGGERATOR 

CURLIN

b. 2004

SMART STRIKE

b. 1992

MR PROSPECTOR
CLASSY ‘N SMART
SHERRIFF’S DEPUTY

b. 1994

DEPUTY MINISTER
BARBARIKA
DAWN RAID

b. 2005

VINDICATION

b. 2000

SEATTLE SLEW
STRAWBERRY REASON
EMBUR SUNSHINE

b. 1993

BOLD RUCKUS
VEVILA (GB)

 Bred top and bottom to be an outstanding sire, Exaggerator is the most accomplished son of

2-time Horse of the Year Curlin and is a Graded Stakes Winner over five different racetracks

from 6 1/2 to 9 1/2 furlongs.

Progeny examples

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CARAVAGGIO  fee €35,000

Caravaggio 

SCAT DADDY

b. 2004

JOHANNESBURG

b. 1999

HENNESSY
MYTH
LOVE STYLE

b. 1999

MR PROSPECTOR
LIKEABLE STYLE
MEKKO HOKTE

b. 2000

HOLY BULL

b. 1991

GREAT ABOVE
SHARON BROWN
AEROSILVER

b. 1992

RELAUNCH
SILVER IN FLIGHT (USA)

 Timeform’s highest-rated juvenile colt of 2016 who went unbeaten in his first six starts!

  • Unbeaten Group 1 winning 2YO – with sensational victories in the G1 Phoenix Stakes & the G2 Coventry Stakes
  • Top-class sprinter at 3 – bolted up in the G1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot defeating Harry Angel & Blue Point

By SCAT DADDY - Grade 1 winner at 2 & 3, and the ultimate Royal Ascot sire

Out of MEKKO HOKTE - stakes winner over 6½ furlongs at 2

Dam sire is HOLY BULL - unbeaten Grade 1 winner at 2 and Horse Of The Year at 3

Half-sister is MY JEN - unbeaten in 3 starts over 5½f. and 6f. at 2 and a Grade 2 winner over 6½f. at 3

“Ryan Moore said afterwards that he was the best 2YO he’d sat on.” Racing Post, 14/06/2016 following the Coventry Stakes

“his Ferrari engine kicked in and he surged past the entire field” Racing Post Weekender on Caravaggio’s Commonwealth Cup-Gr.1 success

“The number of black-type winners sent to a stallion each year provides a useful yardstick as to the regard in which he is held, and the figure of 34 belonging to Caravaggio illustrates he is highly respected indeed… It is evident that the four-year-old has been identified by Coolmore and other breeders as a worthy outcross for Galileo mares, as his book contained 33 daughters and 10 granddaughters of the phenomenal sire.” Martin Stevens, Racing Post

First in-foal mares sold for 380,000gns280,000gns270,000gns etc.

Breeding recommendations

Caravaggio embodies all that was good about his sire Scat Daddy. Like Scat Daddy, he became a Gr.1 winner at two, but Caravaggio outperformed his sire by remaining unbeaten in four juvenile starts, including the Gr.2 Coventry Stakes and Gr.1 Phoenix Stakes. Caravaggio also followed his sire’s example by becoming a top Gr.1 winner at three. He was winning for the sixth time in six starts when he defeated Harry Angel in the Commonwealth Cup. Like Scat Daddy’s flying daughter Lady Aurelia, Caravaggio has a pedigree containing the fast Great Above.

Caravaggio ranks alongside Lady Aurelia, No Nay Never, Sioux Nation, Acapulco, Seahenge, Skitter Scatter, Van Beethoven, So Perfect, Sergei Prokofiev and Daddy Long Legs among Scat Daddy’s 11 2yo Group winners in Europe. Between them they collected five of Royal Ascot’s 2yo Group races, in addition to two editions of both the Prix Morny and the Phoenix Stakes. Scat Daddy was once represented by as many as nine 2yo stakes winners in a single crop, with six scoring at Graded/Group level. This suggests strongly that Caravaggio has the perfect background to become a leading sire of fast and precocious juveniles. No Nay Never is similarly qualified and he ran out a comfortable winner of the 2018 first-crop sires’ championship.

Other members of the Storm Cat male line have sired Gr.1 winners from daughters of DANEHILLDANSILI and FASTNET ROCK. This is a route to follow with Caravaggio, judging by No Nay Never’s impressive results. No Nay Never owes much of his early success to mares by sons of DANEHILL, including EXCEED AND EXCEL (Gr.1 winner Ten Sovereigns), ROCK OF GIBRALTAR (Gr.2 scorer Land Force), ORATORIO (Listed winner Servalan), FASTNET ROCK (Gr.2-placed Neverland Rock) and DANEHILL DANCER (Gr.1-placed The Irish Rover and Gr.3-placed We Go. Mares by KODIACCAMACHODANSILIDUKE OF MARMALADEDYLAN THOMASCLODOVILDANETIME and HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR all merit a chance with Caravaggio, as do mares by CHOISIRMASTERCRAFTSMAN and ZOFFANY.

The GREEN DESERT branch of the DANZIG line is also showing promise with No Nay Never. CAPE CROSS is the broodmare sire of No Nay Never’s Listed winner No Needs Never, whose yearling sister sold for 525,000gns. A €700,000 second-crop No Nay Never yearling has a dam by Cape Cross’s son SEA THE STARS. Mares by INVINCIBLE SPIRIT and OASIS DREAM have obvious appeal with a top sprinter like Caravaggio, especially when Scat Daddy sired a Gr.1-winning 2yo from an OASIS DREAM mare. Mares by DESERT STYLE and KHELEYF are other options.

Fast horses from the NUREYEV line could suit, such as daughters of PIVOTALEXCELLENT ARTCAPTAIN RIO and KYLLACHYSIYOUNI, with his dam by DANEHILL, could be especially suitable. No Nay Never has a Listed winner with a dam by PEINTRE CELEBRE.

CARAVAGGIO should suit STORM CAT line mares by the likes of FOOTSTEPSINTHESANDSHAMARDAL and LOPE DE VEGA. Scat Daddy’s flying daughter Lady Aurelia is inbred 4×3 to STORM CAT and another of his Gr.1 winners, Harmonize, is inbred 4×4.

MR PROSPECTOR will be back in the fourth generation of Caravaggio’s foals. Another line could be added by sending him daughters of RAVEN’S PASSIFFRAAJTAMAYUZ and DUTCH ART.

As Scat Daddy sired several good winners at around a mile and a quarter, headed by his magnificent 2018 American Triple Crown winner Justify, it is worth trying Caravaggio with mares by leading middle-distance performers, such as Montjeu and HIGH CHAPARRALHIGH CHAPARRAL mares produced second-crop No Nay Never yearlings which sold for €350,000 and €240,000. GALILEO mares could also work well with Caravaggio, as Galileo is excelling with mares by Storm Cat and Johannesburg.

Expect to see Caravaggio make his mark with mares from the quick-maturing ROYAL APPLAUSE line, including those by his son and grandson ACCLAMATION and DARK ANGEL.

 

DURAMENTE fee Private

duramente 

KING KAMEHAMEHA

b. 2001

KINGMAMBO

b. 1990

MR PROSPECTOR
MIESQUE
MANFATH

b. 1991

LAST TYCOON
PILOT BIRD
ADMIRE GROOVE (JPN)

b. 2000

SUNDAY SILENCE

b. 1986

HALO
WISHING WELL
AIR GROOVE (JPN)

b. 1993

TONY BIN (IRE)
DYNA CARLE (JPN)

Duramente (Jpn) (King Kamehameha {Jpn}–Admire Groove {Jpn}, by Sunday Silence), whom many thought represented Japan’s best-ever hopes at winning the heretofore-elusive G1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, has been retired to stand at Northern Farm after injuring his near-fore just past the wire in last Sunday’s G1 Takarazuka Kinen at Hanshin Racecourse.

“I’m shocked. Duramente’s the strongest horse I’ve ever ridden and I was sure he would succeed on the biggest stage in the world,” jockey Mirco Demuro told Racing Post. “I’m very sad his challenge the Arc would not come true. I hope he will become a monster as a sire instead.”

Bred by Northern Farm from their dual Group 1 winner and 2004 champion older mare Admire Groove, the Noriyuki Hori-trained Duramente registered the first of his three black-type wins with a 1 1/2-length defeat of future G1 Dubai Turf hero Real Steel (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) in last year’s G1 Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas) before validating odds-on favoritism with a 1 3/4-length tally in the G1 Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby). Though he missed the rest of the season via injury, he had done enough to be named Japan’s champion 3-year-old of 2015.

With an eye on Dubai World Cup night, Duramente returned to action in style, pegging back Ambitious (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) and Real Steel in a highly productive renewal of the G2 Nakayama Kinen Feb. 28 and it was on to the G1 Dubai Sheema Classic. Despite casting a plate in the preliminaries and ultimately running with just three shoes, he finished ahead of all in a high-quality field bar Postponed (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}). Favored at odds-on in the Takarazuka Kinen, Duramente weaved his way through traffic and was gaining late, but was outfinished by the classy mare Marialite (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn)  then appeared to take an awkward step, was pulled up by Mirco Demuro and was vanned off.

Duramente’s second dam is 1997 Japanese Horse of the Year Air Groove (Jpn) (Tony Bin {Ire}), winner of the 1996 Japanese Oaks and twice runner-up in the G1 Japan Cup. Among her produce is G1SW Rulership (Jpn) (King Kamehameha {Jpn}), while third dam Dyna Carle (Jpn) (Northern Taste) was champion of her generation in 1982 and 1983.

Duramente retires with a record of 8-5-3-0 and earnings of ¥516,607,000 (US$4,374,742). A stud fee will be announced at a later date.

 

LORD KANALOA  fee  ¥8,000,000

lord_kanaloa 

KING KAMEHAMEHA

b. 2001

KINGMAMBO

b. 1990

MR PROSPECTOR
MIESQUE
MANFATH

b. 1991

LAST TYCOON
PILOT BIRD
LADY BLOSSOM (JPN)

b. 1996

STORM CAT

b. 1983

STORM BIRD
TERLINGUA
SARATOGA DEW

b. 1989

CORMORANT
SUPER LUNA

 Lord Kanaloa was born in 2008. He is by King Kamehameha out of Lady Blossom by Storm Cat.

Lord Kanaloa was awarded Horse of the Year in Japan in 2013 and Best Sprinter or Miler in Japan in 2012 and 2013. He became the first Japanese-trained winner of the Group 1 Hong Kong Sprint at 4 and put up a sensational performance to claim the race for the second year running by an emphatic five lengths from the subsequent European Champion Sprinter Sole Power at 5. In addition to the two victories in Hong Kong, he dominated the Japanese sprint division by capturing the Grade 1 Sprinters Stakes two years in a row and the Grade 1 Takamatsunomiya Kinen. He also showed his capability of performing to win over 1600 meters by winning the Grade 1 Yasuda Kinen.
Lord Kanaloa entered stud in Japan in 2014. In 2018 his superstar 3-year-old filly Almond Eye became the fifth filly to complete the Japanese Filly Triple Crown by winning the Grade 1 Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas), the Grade 1 Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks), and the Grade 1 Shuka Sho. Then she went on to win the Grade 1 Japan Cup in world-record time of 2:20.6 over 2400m, and awarded Horse of the Year and Best Three-Year-Old Filly in Japan in 2018. Also in 2018, Saturnalia easily won the Grade 1 Hopeful stakes, and Stelvio captured the Grade 1 Mile Championship.
Among his other best progeny are Fantasist, who won the Grade 2 Keio Hai Nisai Stakes, and Grade 3 winners Danon Smash, Val d’Isere, and Cadence Call.

 

CONSTITUTION fee $15000

CONSTITUTION

TAPIT

b. 2001

PULPIT

b. 1994

AP INDY
PREACH
TAP YOUR HEELS

b. 1996

UNBRIDLED
RUBY SLIPPERS
BAFFLED (USA)

b. 2005

DISTORTED HUMOR

b. 1993

FORTY NINER
DANZIG’S BEAUTY
SURF CLUB

b. 1998

OCEAN CREST
HORNS GRAY

BLUE-BLOODED MULTIPLE G1 WINNER BY TAPIT

Constitution possesses all of the attributes to be the best son at stud by the world’s current leading sire, Tapit: elite cruising speed, tremendous efficiency of stride, ability to carry his speed over a route of ground, eye-grabbing looks and conformation, a red-hot female family, and the class that comes with being a multiple Grade 1 winner.

Not only was Constitution the first son of Tapit to win Grade 1 events in back-to-back seasons, he remains the fastest racehorse around two turns ever sired by Tapit. After becoming an undefeated Florida Derby-G1 winner as a 3-year-old in just his third start, Constitution returned at four to win the Donn Handicap-G1 – earning a giant 111 Beyer speed figure.

  • First-crop yearlings of $400,000$240,000$210,000$200,000$200,000$200,000$190,000, $185,000$165,000$150,000, etc.
  • First weanling fillies sold up to $185,000, colts up to $170,000 in 2017
  • No. 1 Freshman Covering Sire in 2016 — $508,142 Avg.from in-foal mares sold – higher than American Pharoah, including a $2,200,000 i/f mare at KEENOV
  • Won the $1,000,000 Florida Derby [G1] at 3, $500,000 Donn Handicap [G1] at 4 – the first son of TAPIT to win Grade 1s in consecutive years
  • At 3: Dominant 3 1⁄4-length winner of a loaded Allowance race in his second start, defeating multiple G1 winner TONALIST
  • Undefeated Florida Derby winner in just his third start, bravely darting through a small hole at the rail to prove best
  • Named a TDN Rising Star after an impressive debut win, sprinting 7f in 1:23 1⁄5
  • At 4: Wire-to-wire winner of the Donn H. in his first start of the year, defeating defending Donn winner LEA, earning a 111 Beyer — the fastest performance around two turns ever sired by TAPIT
  • Blue-Blooded Pedigree: A $400,000 Select yearling, out of multiple Graded producer BAFFLED — a $3,500,000 sale-topping DISTORTED HUMOR mare, & 3/4-brother to JACARANDA — $2,000,000
  • ​Bred 425 mares in his first three books — First 2-year-olds race in 2019.

“It’s a testament to the quality of horse he is—to go from a maiden to an allowance to a Grade One and to show a different running style and get some dirt in his face and put in an effort like that against much more seasoned horses.”
-Todd Pletcher after 2014 Florida Derby

“I told Mr. Walden and Mr. Pletcher, ‘That’s a super horse.’ I’ve never seen a horse like that, a first-time starter, do that the way he did it. It was impressive.”
-Javier Castellano after maiden win

“The more people I talk to about this horse the more special he looks, as everyone who has been in contact with him has nothing but glowing things to say about him, from his physical and mental attributes to the extraordinary things he’s done on the racetrack.” - Steve Haskin 

 

ZOUSTAR fee $60500

zoustar

 With the tragic loss of Sebring I can see Widden Stud throwing their weight behind Zoustar for

the coming season, big things ahead I think. Funny how things go sometimes. 

  • Sire of 2018 $2,000,000 MAGIC MILLIONS 2YO CLASSIC WINNER SUNLIGHT!
  • Champion 3yo Sprinter & only dual Group One winning son of Champion young sire NORTHERN METEOR.
  • First crop yearlings averaged astonishing $250k+ in main sessions of both 2017 major ylg sales (from 45 sold). Sired a $1million yearling at the 2017 Inglis Easter Sale.
  • Sired 17 yearlings sell for $250k or more at the 2017 Magic Millions (only Snitzel & I Am Invincible with more).
  • Group 2 winning, Group 1 runner-up at Two & equal highest rated 2yo colt ever by Northern Meteor.
  • His scintillating win in the sire-making Coolmore Stud Stakes was the 2nd fastest 1200m Group 1 race run all season in Australia (2013/14).

“He was that good, I could of prepared him for the Golden Slipper however given I thought he was bred to be at his best at three we were happy to wait. What he did achieve at Two was just a glimpse of his natural ability. An equine machine.” Chris Waller.

 

Good luck

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  8 Responses to “PROMISING SIRES 2”

  1. Great Picks cliff..

  2. THE PICTURESARE NICE TOO! LOL

  3. Thanks for the very nice article.

  4. Thanks for the time, effort, and expertise you show for us simmers. Great game and some awesome people that contribute to it.

  5. Great write up Greg. Well done.

  6. Hi gcliffo:

    Thanks for putting in the time to present the stats and information on the various sires. Its interesting to me because your analysis is obviously “real world” and actually has more value in that world than it does in the world of simulatedsports. It isn’t always the case that the two are aligned! I remember many years ago, noticing that Pivotal was off to a fantastic start as a sire. In the sim, his breeding shares were rock bottom. I bought them and bred them, with frustrating results. In the real world his progeny were just tearing up the track. In the sim, maybe I got one decent winner.

    I even named one of my sim horses “Wake Up To Pivotal” to try to give Mike a heads up. It was definitely snarky on my part, but I don’t know Mike personally. When Pivotal’s breeding prices in the Sim eventually skyrocketed, the progeny got much better. In real life, of course, Pivotal was the same awesome stallion. Nowadays, I think Mike starts the new sires collectively with high expectations and lets the prices fall as they fail to produce noteworthy runners.

    But it is fun to speculate on which colts might be great sires. The real life breeders seem like they run in herds, although the sharp ones are way ahead of the others and spend their money judiciously! When selecting a stallion, Speed on the sire side and class (lots of stakes winners) on the dam side is a good place to start. If the colt was best at a mile, thats probably a good sire, at least for America.

    Anyhow, I enjoyed your write-ups!

    • I hear you mate. These opinions are always tempered with the possibility of Sim rating in mind. When I first started I was amazed at how close to real life it was. It has changed a bit but still pretty close. I put my money where my mouth is and usually I have tested the sires I write about. I hope Mike reads the articles as well, may give him some insight to help with his ratings. Pretty hard to get it right every time but he generally does a great job considering he covers world wide Sires and Dam’s. A lot of the time I may be stating the obvious as there are many astute horsemen and women playing the game but there are many that need a little help, hence my offering these type of articles. Since retirement, after 40 years in the industry, I enjoy passing on information that I believe may be helpful or insightful. Bart Cummings (Legend Trainer) once told me, never stop listening, you never stop learning. I always keep in the back of my mind Tanino Gimlet regarding Sim breeding. Good luck my friend.

  7. Greg you’ve done you homework. This is great stuff you give us. I appreciate when you write articles like this. Thank you!!! keep them coming!!