Welcome to a new season, of course Sim Magic will take a look at what everyone will look at, as we move on for a new year, the new sires, with a lot of question marks, 3 years away from having their first runners in real life racing, those stallions have produced lots of success in the sim. Just think of Dylan Thomas in 2008, while IRL standing at Coolmore Stud for 35,000 Euros, and his real life progeny now turning 2, he has had 3 Graded Winners and 6 Stakes Winners in the Sim. 2nd in Dollar Earned came Street Sense followed by Corinthians.
The question now is, who is 2009s Dylan Thomas, who, please remember went way better at the age of 3 and 4 IRL. So a 2yo success may not need a Champion 2yo IRL, now as Dylan Thomas stands at Coolmore Stud, let’s look, what Coolmore Stud offers in 2009:
Duke of Marmalade ( Danehill x Kingmambo)
2009 Fee: 40,000 Euros
15 Races – 6 Wins – 1,388,454 Pounds
Not sure, if he will really be like Dylan Thomas, he only had 1 win until the age of 4, being always beaten as a 3yo, if that reflects in breeding, he will get late developers.
As I’d stay away from him early, here is a look at mostly American Sires, that may have an impact:
Big Brown (Boundary x Nureyev)
2009 Fee: 65,000$
8 Races – 7 Wins – 3,614,500$
Winner of the Kenntucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, later had to retire because of an injury after the Belmont Stakes, the big question mark related to breeding is his sire Boundary, who is known for prducing races horses, but so far has not produced any stallion of note.
Curlin (Smart Strike x Deputy Minister)
2009 Fee: 75,000$
16 Races – 11 Wins – 10,501,800$
Winner of the Preakness Stakes 2007 and the Breeders Cup Classic 2007 alongside the Dubai World Cup 2008. Standing at Lane’s End Farm, home of major sires as A.P. Indy and Kingmambo, he is unraced as a 2yo, so very likely a great sire, but the question will be how good his 2yos will be, likely one to breed10f horses maturing early to mid 3yos.
HenrytheNavigator (Kingmambo x Sadler’s Wells)
2009 Fee: 65,000$
11 Races – 6 Wins – 2,750,538$
2nd in the Breeders Cup Classic, he was the leading turf miler 2008, he won the 2000 Guines in Ireland and England, the Sussex Stakes and the St. James Palace Stakes, being a 2yo Stakes winner he could have the most impact for 2yos, his progeny could likely be versatile, as he proofed in the BC Classic. But will be more to the turf side, likely ranging from 6-10f.
New Approach (Galileo – Anahoora)
2009 Fee: 30,000 pounds
11 Races – 8 Wins – 3,885,308$
Won the Epsom Derby and Irish Champion Stakes at 3, but somehow more impressive, was 2nd in both the 2000 Guineas Races, he won all 5 races as a 2yo over 7f, including a Grade 1.
Major Breeding impact as he has won from 7f to 12f, all on the turf, not your typical English Derby Sire, could produce great 2yos.
Raven’s Pass (Elusive Quality x Lord of War)
2009 Fee: 40,000 Euro
12 Races – 6 Wins – 3,658,556$
Another major European Contender, who highlighted his career in the States, by winning his only race on dirt, the BC Classic, won the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, beating HenrytheNavigator in that race, just like in the BC Classic, but finished 2nd to him in the Sussex and the St. James Palace Stakes. Won 3 of his 4 2yo starts including a Grade 3 over 7f.
Would rate him a little behind the other 2 European Horses, but the BC Classic win may proof him a great dirt option to breed.
War Pass (Cherokee Run x Mr. Prospector)
2009 Fee: 30,000 $
7 Races – 5 Wins – 1,583,400$
Won the BC Juvenile 2007 on a sloppy track, plus the Champagne Stakes, no impact as a 3yo, may be a colt to breed some nice 2yos, but his 2008 flops may hurt his sire ratings.
Street Boss (Street Cry x Ogygian)
2009 Fee: 25,000$
13 Races – 7 Wins – 831,800$
A special late developer, unraced as a 2yo, he won 2 Grade 1 sprints at the age of 4, Street Cry has produced some nice sim sire quality, like Street Sense last year. May be a chance to get a late developing sprinter.
Midnight Lute (Real Quiet x Dehere)
2009 Fee: 20,000$
13 Starts – 6 Wins – 2,690,600$
Already a winner at 2 and 3, he won the BC Sprint at the age of 4 and 5, his Pedigree may be the doubt, when it comes to breeding, but should be a nice sprinter option.
Majestic Warrior (A.P. Indy x Seeking the Gold)
2009 Fee: 20,000$
7 Races – 2 Wins – 239,229$
A Champion Pedigree, that got him nowhere on the track, winner of Hopeful Stakes as a 2yo, well Hope is the only thing for his breeding success.
Other sires of note, all standing for 17,500$:
Divine Park (Chester House x Ascot Knight), First Defence (Unbridled’s Song x Seattle Slew), Student Council (Kingmambo x Kris S.)