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10th January, 2011.
First Season Sires for 2011 - Background Information
  1. Explanation of Table Information and Links
    1. Links
    2. Table Information
  2. First Season Sires for 2011 - Summary Table

1. Explanation of Table Information and Links

The table in the second section of this article covers the First Season Sires you should expect to see represented by 2yos in the 2011 season. This section provides details on the information in the table and the links from it.

1.1 Table Links

The table provides links to a picture of the Sire from the the Sire's Name and the, most recent, season page for the Sire's Sire from it's name in the second column.

1.2 Table Information

Much of the information in the table is self explanatory but a few items need to be noted. The first column gives the horses name and it's height were available. For example the sire Authorized is 16 hands high as given in the table. See the glossary section on this site if you require an explanation of the use of 'hands' in denoting a horse's height. In some cases the height is given in metres where the horse in at stud outside of the British & Ireland. For comparison 1.60 metres is equivalent to a hands heights of 15.3 (i.e. 160 centimetres is very close to the 63 inches that "15.3hh" represents).

The second column gives the sire's own sire.

The 'Location' column gives the Stud at which the sire stands when in Europe for the most part. Note that many of the Coolmore (Magnier, et al) and Darley (Maktoum family) sires will be 'Shuttle Sires' and will move to the Southern Hemisphere (usually Australia which ranks second only to the USA in the total number of foals produced each year) to cover mares outside of the European (i.e. Northern Hemisphere) breeding season. The thoroughbred horse has a gestation period of around 11 months which means that the covering season in the Northern Hemisphere encompasses the period from February through to June. This means the stallion can then be moved to the Southern Hemisphere to cover during their breeding season which is from August through to December. This six month relative 'shift' between the hemispheres means that a 3yo Australian bred sprinter born in, for example, October will be classed as a 4yo if it came to race in Britain because of our January 1st 'birthday' for all thoroughbreds. The Southern Hemisphere group birthday is on July 1st.

The 'Fee' column usually gives the cost of having a mare covered by the stallion in 2011 and not in 2008 when these sires first went to stud (in the Northern Hemisphere). Note that the widespread economic downturn since 2008 has affected thoroughbred breeding as well and most studs have downgraded all their sire covering fees to reflect the depressed economic market. Therefore a downgrade in covering fee for 2011 may not indicate a sire getting below average results, or getting elderly & unfashionable, as it normally would.

The 'Sales Average/Median' columns give information covering yearlings actually sold at major European sales in 2010. Yearlings which did not reach their reserve price (equals 'Not Sold' and the abbreviation 'ns' used on the B2yoR website) or were bought back by their owners (and therefore 'Retained' with 'rtnd' used as the B2yoR abbreviation) are not included.

For those who do not understand the term 'Median' a short description is useful. The Median figure is produced by ranking all the sire's yearling sales in a list from highest to lowest. The 'middle' figure down this ranking is then chosen as the Median figure. If there are an even number of figures in the list the middle two are chosen, added together and divided by two to get the Median. Why bother with a Median figure? The main reason is that averages can be misleading and distorted by a small number of notably high prices. If a sire has 5 yearlings sold, for example, and four sell for 10,000 gns and one sells for 60,000 gns the average figure is 20,000 gns but 80% of his yearlings made much less than that so it is not a representative figure. The median in the example would be a representative 10,000gns. Comparing the Average and Median figures for the sire gives an indication of how 'consistent' the sales prices were (how small the overall range was).

Note that the averages are given in the archaic 'Guineas' denomination because the major European Auction House (Tattersalls) still sell using them and in Britain this has long been the traditional unit of sale. The 'Guinea' is 'one pound and one shilling' in pre-decimal British currency which equates to £1.05 now. Therefore, a sale at the level of "10,000 guineas" means a pounds sterling value of £10,500 prior to any sales taxes and other costs.

Note that the majority of European Sales now use the Euro (€) as the sales unit and reporting currency. The second biggest British based Auction House (Doncaster Bloodstock Sales) has recently linked up with the Irish based "Goffs" company and now sell in Pounds Sterling (£GBP).

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2. First Season Sires for 2011 - Summary Table
(YoB, Height)
By : 2yo Race Record Location 2011 Fee  2010 Sales Average in Gns (Number sold) 2010 Sales Median in Gns

B2yoR Page

Mozart Won 3 from 5 in a 6f maiden at Ayr on May 26th, the 6f Group 2 Gimcrack Stakes in August and the 6f Group 1 Middle Park Stakes in September. Beat Red Clubs in the last pair having finished behind that horse in the Coventry Stakes (at York) in June. Beaten in a minor event on his third run when dropped to 5f at Chester. Irish National Stud €6,000 25,377 (Colts, 36)
18,655 (Fills., 22)
23,283 (c)
14,664 (f)
(2004, 16.0h)
B2yoR Page
2yo Picture
Montjeu Won 1 from 2 outings, both at 8f. Third on debut in an 8f conditions race at Newbury in September. Won the Group 1 Racing Post Trophy on his second run from Charlie Farnsbarns & Medecine Path. Dalham Hall Stud
£15,000 48,373 (C, 30)
33,674 (F, 15)
33,713 (c)
20,000 (f)
(2000, 16.0h)
2yo Picture
Danetime Won one from four as a juvenile in a 5f nursery (off OR87) after three runs, with one place, at 6f in maiden and novice events. Tally-Ho Stud €3,000 8,495 (C, 9)
3,569 (F, 7)
8,428 (c)
2,697 (f)
(2004, 16.1h)
B2yoR Page
Val Royal Won 1 from 3 as a 2yo in a 6f maiden on his debut at Newmarket in July. Second in the 6f Doncaster St Leger Sales race in August, dividing Doctor Brown (aka Helene Brilliant in Hong Kong) & Prime Defender. Third in the 7f Group 2 Champagne Stakes on his final run at 2yo, behind Vital Equine & Eagle Mountain. The National Stud £4,500 27,232 (C, 16)
18,559 (F, 8)
20,642 (c)
10,057 (f)
(2005, 16.0h)
B2yoR Page
2yo Picture
Acclamation Only ran as a 2yo when he had 9 outings. Second on debut on 18th April in 5f Newmarket maiden then won a 5f Chester maiden in early May. Unplaced at Royal Ascot in the Windsor Castle Stakes and then in the 6f Group 2 July Stakes on his next two runs. On his fifth run won the Doncaster St Leger Sales race over 6f from Gypsy Baby and unplaced in the 5f Group 2 Flying Childers Stakes in early September. Later that month won the 6f Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes from a weak field and in October successful in the Group 1 MIddle Park Stakes. Beat Strike The Deal in both Group wins with moderate fields behind and winning sub-standard editions of the races. Stepped up to 7f for the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes later in October and finished well beaten. Despite being a Group 1 winner he started at 25/1 for the Dewhurst in a strong edition with real top class horses making the first four there. Morristown Lattin Stud €7,000 34,124 (C, 34)
16,207 (F, 24)
20,535 (c)
8,464 (f)
(2004, 15.3h)
B2yoR Page
2yo Picture
Medicean Won all four outings as a juvenile beginning with success in a 5f novice on June 5th (from 8f Group 1 winning 2yo Simply Perfect). Next time won the 5f Group 2 Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot, from Hoh Mike. Later won two 6f Group 1 events starting with the Prix Morny in August (from Magic America & Excellent Art) followed by the Middle Park Stakes at the end of September (from Wi Dud). Cheveley Park Stud £5,000
29,568 (C, 26)
28,090 (F, 24)
22,614 (c)
22,405 (f)
(2003, 16.3h)
B2yoR Page
Danehill Won two of his four runs as a juvenile, on his first two starts, in a 7f maiden on June 30th and a 7f Irish Breeders' Levy Stakes in September. Placed second in the 8f Group 3 Autumn Stakes at Salisbury and unplaced in the 8f Group 1 Racing Post Trophy when second string to Septimus who finished third to Palace Episode. Coolmore Stud €17,5000 56,634 (C, 34)
42,650 (F, 26)
36,500 (c)
25,642 (f)
(2002, 16.2h)
Dubai Millennium Finished 4th of 8 in a mid-October 8f maiden at Newmarket on his sole run as a juvenile. Kildangan Stud
€3,000 14,827 (C, 11)
10,022 (F, 7)
4,000 (c)
2,000 (f)
(2004, 15.3h)

B2yoR Page
2yo Picture

Pivotal Won three of his five runs as a juvenile beginning with a pair of 5f successes in a maiden race on April 20th and a Listed event in late May. Three later runs at 6f that season brought places in the Group 2 Railway Stakes in Ireland & the Group 1 Prix Morny. Successful in the Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes in his last run at 2yo. Coolmore Stud €10,000 62,424 (C, 19)
33,728 (F, 27)
48,000 (c)
21,913 (f)
(2003, 16.05h)
Galileo Won one of his two runs as a juvenile when succesful in a 7f maiden at the Curragh on July 17th on his second outing having been second in a similar event in June. Oak Lodge Stud €4,000 9,657 (C, 7)
31,214 (F, 3)
8,428 (c)
42,141 (f)
(2003, 16.05h)

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Danehill Dancer Won one of four runs as a juvenile when successful in a 6f maiden at Windsor on his third run in October. Placed second in his other three races starting with 6f & 7f maidens in August & September. Placed in a Listed race over 6f on his final run as a 2yo. Irish National Stud €6,000 12,893 (C, 16)
24,348 (F, 13)
9,000 (c)
18,542 (f)
(2004, 16.05h)
Zafonic Won his sole outing as a 2yo in an 8f event for unraced horses on November 12th. Ballylinch Stud €15,000 54,546 (C, 30)
54,092 (F, 22)
32,592 (c)
39,612  (f)
(2001, 16.0h)

2yo Picture

Shinko Forest Won one of four runs as a juvenile in a 6f maiden at Windsor on his second outing in August having made an unplaced debut earlier that month. Unplaced in the 6f Group 3 Sirenia Stakes and placed in a 5f Listed event on his other two outings as a 2yo. Rathbarry Stud €4,000 16,325 (C, 28)
7,464 (F, 27)
14,643 (c)
4,571 (f)
(2003, 16.1h)
Danehill Won both starts as a juvenile in a 7f race for unraced horses in July and the 7f Group 3 Prix La Rochette in September (on the disqualification of Yasoodd). Mickley Stud £3,000 9,994 (C, 16)
8,812 (F, 10)
2,903 (c)
2,667 (f)
(2002, 16.1hh)
Inchinor Placed in both outings at 2yo in 7f maiden and Novice races in September. Stanley House Stud £5,000 19,577 (C, 13)
13,953 (F, 11)
18,000 (c)
16,000 (f)
(2003, 16.2h)
Dansili Owner bred by Khalid Abdulla and trained in France by Andre Fabre. Unraced as a juvenile. Banstead Manor Stud
£7,000 22,136 (C, 14)
12,287 (F, 10)
16,057 (c)
4,909 (f)

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Red Ransom Ran nine times as a juvenile for three wins. Unplaced over 5f on his debut in April at Newmarket. Won his next three starts in a 5f maiden in April, 6f Novice event in May and the 6f Group 2 Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot (at York). 6 later runs at 2yo over 6f to 7f, all in Group races. Placed in the 6f trio of the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes (behind George Washington & Amadeus Wolf), the Gimcrack and the Middle Park Stakes (both to Amadeus Wolf). Unplaced in the 7f Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes on his final run at 2yo (4th at 12/1 to Sir Percy). Tally-Ho Stud to 2010 €6,500 (2010)
18,390 (C, 39)
15,860 (F, 28)
10,957 (c)
10,716 (f)
(2003, 16.0h)
B2yoR Page
3yo Pic
Mark Of Esteem Won all four outings as a juvenile starting in a 6f maiden at Goodwood on May 28th. Successful in a minor Sales Auction race over 6f in June and then the 7f Group 2 Vintage Stakes at Goodwood in late July (beating Cool Creek & Black Charmer). Won the 7f Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes on his final start at 2yo beating Horatio Nelson. Lanwades Stud £6,000 32,643 (C, 13)
19,133 (F, 11)
28,000 (c)
14,000 (f)
(2004, 15.3h)
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2yo Picture
Dansili Ran five times as a juvenile for three wins. Successful in a 5f maiden at Salisbury on his May 18th debut. Unplaced in the 5f Group 2 Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot next time. Followed that by winning the 6f Group 2 July Stakes (from 15 race career maiden Armigerent) and the 7f Group 2 Vintage Stakes from Duke Of Marmalade. Third on his final start at 2yo in the 7f Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes to Teofilo. Coolmore Stud €4,000 24,218 (C, 28)
10,680 (F, 20)
17,024 (c)
3,597 (f)
(2004, 16.2h)
B2yoR Page
2yo Picture
Galileo Only ran five times in his career, all as a juvenile over 7f, and retired before his 3yo season due to injury. At 2yo won all his starts beginning in a 7f maiden on 16th July and follwed by a 7f Listed event at the end of that month. On his third start he won the 7f Group 2 Futurity Stakes (from Eagle Mountain). Successful in the Group 1 pair of the National Stakes and the Dewhurst Stakes to finsih his season. Beating Holy Roman Emperor in both of those events. Kildangan Stud
€15,000 99,670 (C, 25)
92,676 (F, 22)
84,282 (c)
66,213 (f)
(2001, 16.0h)

2yo Picture
3yo Picture

Diesis Ran five times as a juvenile and first past the post in three races. Succesful in a 6f Novice event at Nottingham on his May 16th debut and followed that by winning the 6f Group 2 Coventry Stakes at Ascot (from Botanical). Disappointing next time when only third in the 6f Group 1 Phoenix Stakes in Ireland, as odds-on favourite, behind One Cool Cat & Old Deuteronomy. First past the post in the 6f Group 1 Middle Park Stakes after that (beating Balmont and Holborn). He was subsequently disqualified from the win and placed last because a banned substance was present in the post-race samples. Final run as a 2yo when second in the 7f Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes behind Milk It Mick with Haafhd & Bachelor Duke in third and fourth. Banstead Manor Stud
£5,000 19,833 (C, 18)
15,491 (F, 7)
12,566 (c)
4,762 (f)
(2004, 16.1h)

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2yo Picture

Danetime Ran six times as a juvenile winning the first three of them. Successful in a 6f maiden on his May 10th debut and then won a 6f Novice event in June. Won the 7f Group 2 Champagne Stakes (at York) in September beating Eagle Mountain. Ran in three Group 1 events subsequently starting with a thrid place in the 7f Grand Criterium at Longchamp. Unplaced afterwards in the 7f Dewhurst Stakes and the 8f Criterium Internation at Saint-Cloud. Bearstone Stud
to 2009
18,209 (C, 10)
3,680 (F, 5)
10,000 (c)
800 (f)
(2002, 16.1h)
Pivotal Ran three times as a juvenile winning twice after a fourth place in a 7f maiden at Sandown on his July 21st debut (behind Embossed). Won a 7f Newmarket maiden in early August then returned to Sandown later that month to win the 7f Group 3 Solario Stakes (from Embossed). Rossenarra Stud €3,000
9,990 (C, 7)
7,282 (F, 7)
5,900 (c)
4,214 (f)

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