This week we are back to looking at value sires. I have found two very promising sires that have shown the ability to produce very well if given the right mare. Both these sires also have the potential to improve in the near future. Bradbury’s Luck is going to be an interesting sire to follow. He is a fine example of a sire that you should be keeping a keen eye on in the next few years. Foxhound has great bargain breeding potential, and may be just the ticket for landing a fine runner in the Bargain Bred Series. Both of these sires are definitely worth a look and will cost little investment. Good luck to all sim racers, and remember to enjoy Equinics next week!
Bradbury’s Luck (Redoute’s Choice x At Talaq x Danehill)
Bio: Bradbury’s Luck earned over $600k in earnings with a meager six starts. He won the 2004 Canonbury Stakes with blazing record time, and the 2005 MRC Blue Diamond Prelude Stakes for colts and geldings. Bradbury’s Luck has exceptional pedigree from Redoute’s Choice, and his mare Skating sired by Al Talaq who was one of the elite sprinter/miler mares in recent decades. Glen Logan Stud says, “A breathtaking individual who has almost faultless conformation, Bradbury’s Luck has the potential and breeding to become one of the major sire influences of his era.” Those are some very confident words and it will be interesting to see if Bradbury’s Luck will live up to the hype. Right now Bradybury’s Luck has a stud fee of $13,500 (AUD). The price may be a bargain considering the bloodlines tracing back to Northern Dancer and Hail to Reason.
In The Sim: In 2007 the Bradbury’s Luck produced 10 runners and of those ten only two were winners. One of those winners was a horse named Luck who has already earned over 100k, and has been an excellent three year old. Recently Luck ran a 100 speed figure.
This year Bradbury’s Luck only has four runners. Two of those runners have shown real good potential and broke maidens on turf. The best one so far this year has been Clover who has run 67 and 76 on turf respectively. Clearly Bradbury’s Luck is showing his potential to be a very good sire in the sim.
Suggested Breeding: Bradbury’s Luck x Spinning World x Mining
Nureyev bloodlines should work nice with Bradbury, as the nick has worked very well with Redoute’s Choice. I always like any solid Mr. P. option for the back end. Nijinsky II would probably be even better if you can afford it, as the ND/Nijinsky II nick is always a very good choice. I liked Mining who has Mr. P. and Buckpasser in his pedigree here, but try exploring some alternate options and you can probably find better.
Foxhound (Danzig x Buckpasser x Northern Dancer)
Bio: Foxhound started 11 races and finished with three wins, two places, and two shows. He finished third in the Prix Du Bois in 1993, a Graded three race. He also won Prix La Fleche stakes that year at 1100 meters. His racing career was short but solid. All of his stakes success came at 1400 meters or less.
He entered stud at Ireland in 1996 before being moved to the United States, then Chile in 1998. Since 2000 Foxhound has been in Australia at stud. He out produced such notable sires as Giant’s Causeway in his first year at stud in Ireland as he was the leading European first crop sire (winners). Of his 430 progeny to race 255 have been winners with earnings over $17 million. He has sired 16 stakes winners and 17 stakes place getters. His current stud fee is $5.5k (AUD).
In The Sim: Foxhound has only 34 runners in the sim with 32.4% of those being winners. This year Foxhound has just six runners with three of those having broke maidens. Foxhound has a three year old named Good Energy that has placed or better in five of six starts. His last three races he has been progressing nicely with speeds 91, 94, and 98.
Out of this years two year old crop he has three of six runners with 14k or better in earnings. Hearty Hound broke maidens in her first start then ran two more respectable races on turf before being switched to dirt. The dirt switch seems to have worked as she ran a very solid 70 speed last time out finishing fourth, though she still may like turf yet. Baby Gorilla has looked solid in three turf starts and may like dirt better as well. Overall Foxhound has under produced in the sim, but that may be about to change in the near future. Foxhound does show nice potential for producing a very good bargain horse.
Suggested Breeding: Foxhound x Wolf Power x Icecapade
Northern Dancer lines have absolutely loved Round Table bloodlines, and Wolf Power brings in those coveted Round Table bloodlines. Icecapade adds a little more speed on to the backend. For those of you who enjoy looking at dosage for fun, the DI is 1.82, and the CD is .45. Keep in mind I used the povs.net sim dosage tool, so it may not entirely be accurate. That is very good dosage nonetheless. If you don’t want to try a cheap DS in Wolf Power, you could try another Round Table option, or a Nijinsky II option.
and as always the sim!