First Season Sires for 2012 - Background Information

Article 12_001_1
1st January, 2012

        1. Explanation of Table Information and Links
          1. Links
          2. Table Information
        2. First Season Sires for 2012 - 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 2012 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 Assertive 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 2012 and not in 2009 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 2011-2 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 2011. 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) while Goffs use Euros for their Irish sales and British Pounds for their Kempton Breeze-up Sale..

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2. First Season Sires for 2012 - Summary Table
(YoB, Height)
By : 2yo Race Record Location 2011 Fee 2011 Sales Average in Gns (Number sold) 2011 Sales Median in Gns
(2003, 16.0hh)
B2yoR Page
2yo Picture
Bold Edge Won two of his six starts as a juvenile in a 6f maiden in June on his third run and then a 6f Listed event later that month. Ran in two 6f Group 2 events afterwards with one place when third, as stable second string, in the Gimcrack Stakes to Amadeus Wolf and Red Clubs Throckmorton Court Stud £2,500 Colts, 13,952 (7)
Fills., 4,286 (3)
11,000 (c)
4,286 (f)
(2004, 16.1h)
B2yoR Page
2yo Picture
Danzig As a juvenile won one of his two starts in a 6f maiden at Newbury in August having been second on debut at Naas late in July. Haras de la
€5,000 C, 24,693 (10)
F, 21,981 (11)
27,368 (c)
18,062 (f)
B2yoR Page
2yo Picture
Invincible Spirit As a juvenile won 3 of his 9 starts. Successful in a 5f maiden in May and a 6f Nursery handicap in September off OR95. On his last outing that year won the 6f Group 2 Criterium de Maison-Laffitte from Baby Strange. Ballyhane Stud €3,000 C, 12,520 (17)
F, 4,379 (6)
12,315 (c)
3,079 (f)
(2004, 16.0h)
B2yoR Page
2yo Picture
Danehill As a juvenile won one of his three starts in a 7f maiden at the Curragh in June having been placed in a similar event earlier that month. One later run when placed second, as the 11/4f, in the 7f Group 2 Vintage Stakes at Goodwood in July behind Strategic Prince. Coolmore Ireland €25,000 C, 76,867 (37)
F, 51,353 (33)
57,471 (c)
32,841 (f)
(2005, 16.25h)
Pivotal Ran twice as a juvenile in maidens when unplaced in August over 8f and second in September over 7f. Haras D'Etreham €7,000 C, 17,789 (9)
F, 15,744 (17)
13,136 (c)
13,136 (f)
(2004, 15.25h)
B2yoR Page
2yo Picture
Danzig As a juvenile won one of his 2 starts in a 6f maiden at the Curragh on his August debut. Finished 4th of 15 later in the 7f Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes behind Teofilo, Holy Roman Emperor and Strategic Prince. Derrinstown Stud €4,000
C, 29,889 (10)
F, 6,650 (5)
24,405 (c)
6.979 (f)
(2005, 16.0h)
Anabaa As a juvenile won 2 of his 6 outings beginning with a minor 7f race at Clairefontaine in August on his second run. In September in his fourth start he won a minor 8f race at Maison-Laffittes. Two later starts produced a second in a 9f Group 3 races and the same place in the 10f Group 1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud behind Full Gold. Haras de Bernesq €3,000 C, 17241 (4)
F, 4,379 (3)
16,010 (c)
4,926 (f)
(2005, 16.0h)
B2yoR Page
2yo Picture
Kingmambo As a juvenile won two of his four starts in a 7f maiden in May at Gowran Park followed by the 6f Group Coventry Stakes from Swiss Franc. Placed later in the 6f Group 1 Phoenix Stakes and then third in the 7f Group 2 Futurity Stakes behind New Approach and Curtain Call. Coolmore USA $35,000 C, 97,750 (4)
F, 49,780 (8)
US Total 67,469 (34)
97,500 (c)
36,946 (f)
US Total 42,735
(2002, 15.3h)
2yo Picture
Indian Ridge As a juvenile ran three times, all in 7f Novice events. Placed on debut in August behind later US Grade 1 winner Wilko. Then won two similar events. Haras du Petit Tellier €5,000 C, 16,352 (6)
F, 17,241 (5)
11,494 (c)
8,210 (f)
(2004, 15.2h)
Kendor Successful in all his five runs as a juvenile, four at Provincial courses. Won over 6f in May, 7f in July and 8f in August in his first three outings. Won two 8f Listed events in September and November to finish his 2yo season. Darley France €5,000 C, 18,180 (7)
F, 29,557 (4)
10,673 (c)
27,094 (f)
(2005, 16.1h)
Rock Of Gibraltar As a juvenile won two of his three starts. Placed on debut in a 7f maiden in October and won a Curragh 7f maiden later that month. One week later won the 8f Group 1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud from Spirit One. Newsells Park Stud £7,000 C, 31,424 (23)
F, 42,549 (20)
29,000 (c)
29,920 (f)
(2005, 16.2h)
B2yoR Page
2yo Picture
Galileo Won all of his five starts as a juvenile, all over 7f, beginning with a maiden in July and a Group 3 event later that month. Followed up by winning an Irish Group 2 and then the Group 1 National Stakes from Rio De La Plata. Final run that year when successful in the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes from Fast Company and Raven's Pass. Dalham Hall (Darley) £22,500 C, 140,821 (21)
F, 134,167 (13)
110,000 (c)
106,732 (f)
(2003, 16.1h)
B2yoR Page
Montjeu Ran three times as a juvenile winning a 7f maiden on his third start in October having made his debut in September. Coolagawn Stud €5,000 C, 7,694 (11)
F, 8,415 (4)
6,000 (c)
5,337 (f)
(2002, 16.2h)
Martin Alonso Unraced as a juvenile. Kildangan (2009) &
Allevamento di Besnate
€5,000 (both Studs) C, 12,771 (9)
F, 6,897 (3)
5,500 (c)
4,105 (f)
(2005, 16.15hh)
B2yoR Page
2yo Picture
Elusive Quality Ran four times as a juvenile for three wins. Withdrawn from his intended Newbury debut because of fractious behaviour. Made his race debut after that in a 7f maiden at Yarmouth in July as the 20/1 stable third string ridden by his regular work rider, who rarely rode in races. Won a 7f Listed event later that month and the 7f Group 3 Solario Stakes in September. Final run that year when third in the Dewhurst Stakes behind New Approach. Kildangan Stud (Darley) €22,500 C, 132,323 (7)
F, 127,884 (6)
US Total 98,552 (14)
80,000 (c)
145,000 (f)
US Total 88,523
(2004, 16.0h)
B2yoR Page
2yo Picture
Sakhee As a juvenile won one of his three starts in a 6f Windsor maiden in August on his second run having placed in a similar maiden on his debut in July. Finished 4th on his later outing in a 7f Conditions race as the 4/5f. Whitsbury Manor Stud £5,500 C, 28,689 (34)
F, 18,399 (21)
23,405 (c)
15,238 (f)
(2003, 16.0hh)
Galileo Unraced as a juvenile. Norman Court Stud £4,500
C, 23,679 (3)
F, 8,801 (7)
7,800 (c)
6,500 (f)
(2005, 15.35h)
Nayef Successful in both his outings as a juvenile. Won an 8f maiden on his September debut and a conditions event at the same distance in October. Derrinstown Stud €15,000 C, 48,606 (19)
F, 56,279 (15)
36,946 (c)
30,000 (f)
(2004, 16.1h)
B2yoR Page
2yo Picture
Dansili As a juvenile won three of his five races beginning with a 6f maiden on his June debut and a 7f conditions event in July. Followed this by being unplaced in the 7f Group 2 Champagne Stakes before winning a 7f Group 3 event later that month beating Dijeerr. Final run that year when fifth of fourteen in the 8f Group 1 Racing Post Trophy (run at Newbury) behind Authorized. Rathasker Stud €4,500 C, 11,948 (14)
F, 4,038 (12)
8,210 (c)
1,314 (f)
Major US Stallions
(2005, 16.1h)
Boundary Successful in his sole run at 2yo in an 8.5f maiden. Three Chimneys Stud $40,000 (US) C, 67,998 (21)
F, 42,506 (16)
64,103 (c)
35,104 (f)
(2004, 16.2h)
Smart Strike Unraced as a juvenile. Lane's End Stud $40,000
(US) C, 75,271 (17)
F, 92,823 (23)
42,735 (c)
61,050 (f)
(2004, 16.0h)
Street Cry Unraced as a juvenile. Darley Stud, USA $17,500
C, 21,068 (2)
F, 33,711 (2)
US Total 32,954 (48)
21,068 (c)
33,711 (f)
US Total 18,315

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