BRITISH 2yo RACING


First Season Sires for 2013 -
Background Information



Article 13_001_1
4th January, 2013

        1. Explanation of Table Information and Links
          1. Links
          2. Table Information
        2. First Season Sires for 2013 - 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 2013 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 where available. For example the sire Aqlaam is 16.1 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 is at stud outside of Britain & 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 2013 and not in 2010 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 during the 2010-3 period 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 2012. 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 for the 'usual' offspring of the sire. The one that made 60,000gns would have almost certainly been a better physical specimen and better than the normal level from an early age. 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 2013 - Summary Table
SIRE
(YoB, Height)
By :
2yo Race Record
Location 2013 Fee 2012 Sales Average in Gns (Number sold) 2012 Sales Median in Gns
AQLAAM
(2005, 16.1hh)
B2yoR Page
2yo Picture
Oasis Dream Ran once when 3rd in a 6f Ascot maiden on July 29th. (Later Career) Nunnery Stud (Shadwell) 7,000 42,338 (23) 36,000
ARCHIPENKO
(2004, 16.0hh)
Kingmambo Ran three times in Ireland, all in 7f maidens. 15th on debut in August at 12/1 and then 2nd at 25/1 in late October before winning a similar event on October 30th. (Later Career.) Lanwades 6,000 21,802 (20) 20,714
ART CONNOISSEUR
(2006, 15.3hh)
B2yoR Page
2yo Picture
Lucky Story Ran 5 times as a juvenile winning the first 3 outings. Successful in a 5f maiden at Leicester on his April 3rd debut followed by a 5f conditions rrace at Newmarket two weeks later. Won the 6f Group 2 Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot next time from Intense Focus. Placed second in the 6f Group 1 Phoenix Stakes in late July (to Mastercraftsman) then ran poorly in the 6f Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes in August. (Later Career.) Irish National 4,000 19,278 (19) 15,873
ARTISTE ROYAL
(2001, 1.64m)
Danehill Unraced as a juvenile. (Later Career.) Not Listed for 2013 (3,500) 12,755 (7) 11,111
BUSHRANGER
(2006, 15.3hh)
B2yoR Page
2yo Picture
Danetime Ran 7 times as a juvenile for 4 wins and 2 places. Successful on debut in a 5f maiden on June 5th then second in the 5f Listed Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot. In July he won an Irish 6f Group 3 and placed 3rd of 5 in the 6f Group 1 Phoenix Stakes (to Mastercraftsman & Art Connoisseur). In August won the 6f Group 1 Prix Morny (beating Gallagher). Final two races in October with a success in the 6f Group 1 Middle Park Stakes (from Sayif). Later unplaced in the 8.5f Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita (on Polytrack). (Later Career.) Tally-Ho Stud 7,500 34,921 (107) 25,397
CAPTAIN GERRARD
(2005, 15.3hh)
B2yoR Page
2yo Picture
Oasis Dream Ran 10 times as a juvenile winning five times. Unplaced on debut in May over 6f in a maiden and placed in two 5f maiden after that and only ran at 5f after his first outing. Successful in two 5f events at Chester on his next two runs in late June and early July. Followed those wins with a 3rd in the 5f Group 3 Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood. Won 3 of his last 4 runs in a pair of 5f Listed events and the Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes on his final run at 2yo. Also placed 4th in the Group 2 Flying Childers Stakes (behind Fleeting Spirit as at Goodwood). (Later Career.) Mickley Stud 3,500 6,993 (46) 5,397
CHAMPS ELYSEE
(2003, 16.0hh)
Danehill Ran once as a juvenile when 3rd in a 7f maiden on November 21st. (Later Career.) Banstead Manor 5,000 (10,000 in 2010) 17.563 (26) 12,849
COASTAL PATH
(2004)
Halling Unraced as a juvenile. (Later Career.) (France) 3,500
CREACHADOIR
(2004, 16.1hh)
King's Best Ran twice as a juvenile finishing 3rd in a 6f maiden on May 28th (to Eagle Mountain) and then 4th of 9, at 9/1, in the 6f Group 2 Railway Stakes in June (behind Holy Roman Emperor). (Later Career) Haras du Logis 3,000 11,720 (13) 9,524
DANDY MAN
(2003, 15.3hh)
Mozart Ran four times as a juvenile winning twice. Unplaced on debut in a 6f maiden at Leopardstown on May 8th. Successful on his next two outings in a 6f maiden in August then a 5f Listed event later that month.Final run that season when unplaced in a 6f Listed race. (Later Career.) Ballyhane 4,000 18,874 (45) 16,000
FASTNET ROCK
(2001, 16.1hh)
Danehill Placed in Graded races over 6f & 7f as a juvenile. (Later Career.) Has been Champion Sire in Australia but first Northern Hemisphere bred 2yos will run in 2013. Coolmore Private 90,964 (23) 60,000
INTENSE FOCUS
(2004, 16.0hh)
B2yoR Page
2yo Picture
Giant's Causeway Ran eight times as a juvenile winning his first and last starts. Successful in a 6f maiden on debut on May 25th then 2nd in the 6f Group 2 Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot next time (behind Art Connoisseur). Ran in 5 Group races plus the Goffs Million Sales race afterward. Placed in the 7f Goffs race (to Soul City) and 3rd of 7 in a 7f Group 1 in France in October (to Naaqoos). Successful in the 7f Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes, at 20/1, later that month in a four way photo with Lord Shanakill, Finjaan & Shaweel. (Later Career.) Ballylinch 5,500 21,323 (47) 8,730
MAJOR CADEAUX
(2004, 16.1hh)
B2yoR Page
2yo Picture
Cadeaux Genereux Trained by Richard Hannon. Ran twice as a juvenile starting with the early 6f maiden in May at Newbury that his trainer often targets with his high class 2yos. Second in the 6f Group 2 Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot subsequently (to Hellvelyn). (Later Career.) Bearstone 3,500 12,492 (20) 11,714
MASTERCRAFTSMAN
(2006, 16,05hh)
Danehill Dancer Ran five times as a juvenile winning the first four starts, all at the Curragh. Successful in a 6f maiden on May 5th then won the 6f Group 2 Railway Stakes and the 6f Group 1 Phoenix Stakes (from Art Connoisseur) in July. Won the 7f Group 1 National Stakes in September then 4th on his last 2yo outing in a 7f Group 1 race in France (behind Naaqoos). (Later Career.) Coolmore 12,500 47,539 (78) 30,079
MYBOYCHARLIE
(2005, 16.1hh)
Danetime Ran 4 times as a juvenile winning the first three. Successful in a 6f maiden on his June 30th debut. Followed that by taking the 6f Group 3 Anglesey Stakes and then the 6f Group Prix Morny in August (beating Natagora). 3rd on his final run at 2yo in the 7f Group 1 National Stakes behind New Approach & Rio De La Plata. (Later Career.) Haras du Mezeray
(National Stud in 2010)
6,500 32,855 (43) 19,841
NAAQOOS
(2006, 1.65m)
Oasis Dream Won three of his four outings as a juvenile beginning with a 7f maiden on his August 2nd debut. 5th of 14 in the 6f Group 1 Prix Morny later that month to Bushranger. Successful afterwards in a 7f minor event in September and a 7f Group 1 race on October 5th. (Later Career.) Haras du Mezeray 4,500 23,715 (25) 14,286
PALACE EPISODE
(2003, 1.62m)
B2yoR Page
Machiavellian Ran five times as a juvenile winning three times beginning with successes in his first two races in a 6f Catterick maiden on July 20th and the Listed 7f Acomb Stakes in August. Followed those runs with a 3rd in the 8f Group 2 Royal Lodge and unplaced in the 7f Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes (behind Sir Percy). 20/1 winner of the 8f Group 1 Racing Post Trophy on October 22nd from Winged Cupid. (Later Career.) Haras du Logis 4,500 3,175 (1) 3,175
SEA THE STARS
(2006, 16.2hh)
Cape Cross Ran three times as a juvenile starting with a 4th of 18 in a 7f maiden at the Curragh on July 13th. Successful in a 7f maiden on August 17th followed by a win in the 8f Group 2 Beresford Stakes on September 28th. (Later Career.) Gilltown 85,000 250,392 (31) 170,000
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE
(2004, 1.66m)
Galileo Ran three times as a juvenile beginning with a 2nd in an 8f maiden at Gowran Park on October 6th. Successful in a Navan maiden later that month then placed 2nd in the 10f Group 1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud (to Passage Of Time) in November. (Later Career.) Haras du Logis 10,000 30,041 (37) 26,984
THEWAYYOUARE
(2005, 16.05hh)
Kingmambo Ran 5 times as a juvenile winning the final four starts. Unplaced in a 7f maiden on his July 11th debut then won an 8f maiden in August. Listed victor over 8f in September followed by wins in an 8f Group 3 then the 8f Group 1 Criterium International at Saint-Cloud in November. (Later Career.) Coolmore 5,000 15,046 (11) 18,433
VIRTUAL
(2005, 16.3hh)
B2yoR Page
Pivotal Ran twice as a juvenile and second on both outings in 7f maidens at Newmarket in late September and early October. (Later Career.) Cheveley Park 3.500 8,850 (15) 7,143
WINKER WATSON
(2005, 16.1hh)
B2yoR Page
2yo Picture
Piccolo Ran three times as a juvenile winning all three. Successful in a 5f maiden at Newbury on debut on April 20th April followed by the 5f Group 2 Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot. Final 2yo run when winning the 6f Group 2 July Stakes at Newmarket. (Later Career.) Norman Court 2,500 13,960 (4) 14,048

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