BRITISH 2yo RACING


First Season Sires for 2016 -
Background Information



Article 16_001_1
1st January, 2016

            1. Explanation of Table Information and Links
              1. Links
              2. Table Information
            2. First Season Sires for 2016 - 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 2016 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 the 2016 Season Page for the Sire from the Sire's Name, along with a link to a Stud Picture of the subject Sire. The Sire Name of the subject sire's own sire in the second column links to the, most recent, B2yoR Season Page for that sire. The 'Stud Name' in the fourth column opens a new, separate, Browser Tab or Window with the Homepage for that Stud.

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 horse's name, Year of Birth and it's height. For example the sire Americain is 16.2 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 subject 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 2015 and not in 2013 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 2010-15 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 2015. 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 Mean 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 in Newmarket) 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 London Sale.

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2. First Season Sires for 2016 - Summary Table

SIRE
(YoB, Height)
By : 2yo Race Record Location 2015 Fee 2015 Sales
Mean in Gns
(Number sold)
2015 Sales
Median in Gns
AMERICAIN
(2005, 16.2hh)

Stud Picture
Dynaformer Ran twice as a juvenile winning a 7f maiden on his late July debut and later placed in an 8f Listed event in August.

Irish National 5,000 $30,183

(12)
$26,000
BATED BREATH
(2007, 16.05hh)

Stud Picture
Dansili Unraced as a juvenile.

Banstead Manor
(Juddmonte)
10,000 46,399

(55 of 75)
30,075
BORN TO SEA
(2009, 16.1hh)

Stud Picture
Invincible Spirit Ran twice as a juvenile beginning with a win in a 6f maiden on September 10th. Followed that with a 3rd in a 7f Group 3 at the end of October.

Gilltown
(Aga Khan)
10,000 37,655

(63 of 81)
21,053
CASAMENTO
(2008, 16.1hh)

Stud Picture
B2yoR Page
Shamardal Won 3 of his 4 starts as a juvenile beginning with a win in a 7f maiden in late August. Placed second in the 7f Group 1 National Stakes after that then successful in the 8f Group 2 Beresford Stakes. Favourite for the 8f Group 1 Racing Post Trophy in late October and won beating Seville.

Kildangan
(Darley)
5,000 33,037

(89 of 119)
20,952
DELEGATOR
(2006, 16.0hh)

Stud Picture
B2yoR Page
2yo Picture
Dansili Ran 3 times as a juvenile starting with a place in a 7f Maiden in early August then won a similar contest later that month. Placed 5th of 13 in the 7f Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes, to Intense Focus, on his final outing that season.

Overbury,
Tewkesbury
4,000 11,399

(33 of 53)
6,667
DONCASTER ROVER
(2006, 16.05hh)

Race Picture
B2yoR Page
War Chant Won 1 of his 4 races as a juvenile. Began that season with a second placed in the Brocklesby Stakes then won the 5f Lily Agnes Stakes on his second start. Came back after a break to finish 6th in the 5f Group 2 Flying Childers Stakes. Unplaced in France on his last run that season.

Hedgeholme,
Darlington
2,000 1,174

(1)
1,174
DRAGON PULSE
(2009, 16.0hh)

Stud Picture
Kyllachy Won 2 of his 4 outings as a juvenile. Began that season with a second in a 6f Maiden on June 3rd then won a similar event in late July. Followed that with success in the 7f Group 2 Futurity Stakes. Closed the season with a second place, to Power, in the 7f Group 1 National Stakes.

Irish National 5,000 25,690

(58 of 76)
19,121
ELZAAM
(2008, 15.3hh)

Stud Picture
B2yoR Page
Redoute's Choice Won 1 of his 4 starts as a juvenile in a 6f Maiden on his debut in mid-May. Caught on the line by Strong Suit in the 6f Group 2 Coventry Stakes next time out. Placed in the July Stakes and the Horris Hill Stakes on later outings.

Ballyhane 3,500 18,036

(53 of 69)
8,859
EXCELEBRATION
(2008 foal)

Stud Picture
B2yoR Page
2yo Picture
Exceed And Excel Won 2 of his 3 starts as a juvenile beginning that season with a 4th in a 6f maiden in mid-May. Succesful in a similar event in early June and then a minor 6f event in July. Missed the 7f Group 3 Horris Hill Stakes in late season due to injury.

Coolmore 17,500 57,748

(54 of 82)
35,437
FAME AND GLORY
(2006 foal)

Race Picture
Montjeu Successful in both his starts as a juvenile. Began with a win in an 8f maiden on October 22nd. Followed that with victory in the 10f Group 1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud in November, bearing Drumbeat and Feels Alright.

Coolmore NH 5,000 15,576

(14 of 26)
9,872
FAMOUS NAME
(2005, 15.3hh)

Stud Picture
Dansili Ran 3 times as a juvenile beginning with a victory in a 6f Maiden on July 11th. Followed that with an unplaced run in the 7f Group 1 National Stakes and finished the year with a 2nd place in an 8f Group 3 event.

Irish National 4,000 19,991

(39 of 52)
9,023
FOXWEDGE
(2008, 16.0hh)

Stud Picture
Stud & Race Video
Fastnet Rock Dual 6f winner as a 2yo and finished that seaon with two unplaced efforts in 6f Grade 1 & Grade 2 races.

Whitsbury Manor,
Hants.
7,000 24,864

(40 of 56)
20,501
FRANKEL
(2008, 16.1hh)

Stud Picture
B2yoR Page
Galileo Began his career as a juvenile with victory in an 8f Maiden on August 13th by just half-a-length from Nathaniel (another early starting son of Galileo). Followed that with a facile victory in a minor 7f event and then won the 8f Group 2 Royal Lodge Stakes. Dropped back to 7f to take the Group 1 Dewhurst stakes on his final run that season.

Banstead Manor
(Juddmonte)
125,000 463,308

(17 of 31)
332,226
HARBOUR WATCH
(2009, 16.15hh)

Stud Picture
B2yoR Page
Acclamation Only raced as a juvenile when successful in all 3 starts. Began with victory in a 6f maiden on 12th June and followed up in a minor 6f event in early July. In his final race he won the 6f Group 2 Richmond Stakes at Goodwood from Bannock and Caspar Netscher.

Tweenhills
Hartpury
7,500 29,643

(87 of 113)
22,055
HELMET
(2008, 16.25hh)

Stud Picture
Exceed And Excel Won 4 of his 5 starts as a 2yo starting with a pair of 6f events. Successful in two Grade 1 events over 7f and 8f later that season.

Dalham Hall
(Darley)
8,000 36,029

(57 of 72)
24,000
MAYSON
(2008, 16.1hh)

Stud Picture
B2yoR Page
Invincible Spirit Successful in 2 of his 6 starts as a juvenile. Placed 2nd in a 5f Maiden in June on debut and won a similar event later that month. Followed that with a 4th in the 5f Group 3 Molecomb stakes and a victory in a minor 6f event at Ripon. Final runs produced a place in a 6f Listed race and an unplaced finish in the 6f Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes.

Cheveley Park 6,000 26,355

(41 of 55)
17,043
NATHANIEL
(2008, 16.15hh)

Stud Picture
B2yoR Page
2yo Picture
Galileo Placed 2nd in 8f maidens on both starts as a juvenile. Lost out in a close finish on Debut on August 13th to Frankel. Inexplicably beaten as the odds-on favourite in the 8f Maiden at the St Leger meeting.

Newsells Park 20,000 104,030

(55 of 81)
50,125
POWER
(2009, 16.0hh)

Stud Picture
B2yoR Page
Oasis Dream Won 4 of his 6 outings as a juvenile starting with a 6f Maiden on May 2nd then a 5f Listed event later that month. Subsequently successful in the 6f Group 2 Coventry Stakes and the 7f Group 1 National Stakes. Runner-up on his other two races in the 6f Group 1 Phoenix Stakes (to La Collina) and the 7f Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes (behind Parish Hall).

Coolmore 8,000 35,488

(56 of 74)
28,424
REQUINTO
(2009, 15.2hh)

Stud Picture
B2yoR Page
Dansili Only raced as a juvenile when successful in 4 of his 8 starts. First win on his second run in a 5f maiden in April then in July won a minor 5f Listed race and the 5f Group 3 Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood. Later won the 5f Group 2 Flying Childers and ran in all-aged 5f Group 1 races either side of that victory. Well beaten in the Nunthorpe Stakes at York and 6th (of 15) in the Prix De L'Abbaye at Longchamp. Unplaced on his two runs at 2yo beyond 5f which were both over 6f

Coolmore 5,000 25,602

(45 of 56)
11,812
RIO DE LA PLATA
(2005, 16.15hh)

Stud Picture
B2yoR Page
2yo Picture
Rahy Ran 6 times as a juvenile for 3 wins and two places. Placed 3rd on debut in a 6f Maiden on June 22nd then won a 7f Maiden in early July. Followed that with success in the 7f Group 2 Vintage Stakes and a second place in the 7f Group 1 National Stakes (to New Approach). Then he won the 7f Group 1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at the 'Arc' meeting. Ended that season with a 4th in the Dewhurst Stakes again behind winner New Approach.

Haras du Logis
(Darley)
5,500 29,657

(23 of 38)
18,457
SAYIF
(2006, 16.0hh)

Stud Picture
B2yoR Page
2yo Picture
Kheleyf Ran 6 times as a juvenile without winning but achieving places in 4 Group races. Placed 2nd on debut in a 5f Conditions event on May 19th. Followed that with placed runs in the 6f Group 2 pair of the July & Mill Reef Stakes, 7f Group 2 Vintage Stakes and the 6f Group 1 Middle Park Stakes (to Bushranger). Closed that season with a poor run in a 6f Listed contest.

Llety Farms 3,000 15,760

(15 of 26)
10,476
SEPOY
(2008, 16.0hh)

Stud Picture
Race Videos
Elusive Quality A star in Australia as a 2yo winning 5 of his 6 starts beggining with a 5f Listed event. Later successes included a pair of 6f Grade 1s culminating with victory in the Golden Slipper (worth 1.326M).

Dalham Hall
(Darley)
15,000 73,495

(53 of 69)
50,125
SIR PRANCEALOT
(2010, 16.0hh)

Stud Picture
B2yoR Page
Tamayuz Only raced as a juvenile with 3 of his 6 starts. Began that season with wins in May in a 6f maiden and a 5f Listed event. Followed that with a 4th of 22 in the Coventry Stakes and runner-up in the 5.5f Group 2 Prix Robert Papin. Next time 4th of 11 runners in the 6f Group 1 Prix Morny (again behind Reckless Abandon in France). Final career start brought a victory in the 5f Group 2 Flying Childers Stakes from Bungle Inthejungle and Sound Of Guns.

Tally-ho 6,000 23,407

(75 of 104)
14,766
SO YOU THINK
(2006, 16.3hh)

Stud Picture
High Chaparral Successful in a 7f handicap as a 2yo in Australia.

Coolmore 12,500 36,727

(31 of 37)
31,008
YORGUNNABELUCKY
(2006, 16.1hh)

Stud Picture
B2yoR Page
Giant's Causeway Ran twice as a juvenile starting with a place in a 7f Redcar maiden in June. Unplaced in a York 7f Maiden the following month.

Mickley,
Shropshire
1,500 25,877

(2 of 2)
25,877
Selected US Sires :-

SIRE
(YoB, Height)
By : 2yo Race Record Location 2015 Fee 2015 Sales
Mean in $US
(Number sold)
2015 Sales
Median in $US
BODEMEISTER
(2009, 16.2hh)

Stud Picture
Empire Maker Unraced as a juvenile.

WinStar, KY $30,000 $169,806

(80)
$120,000
SHACKLEFORD
(2008, 16.3hh)

Stud Picture
Forestry Ran twice as a juvenile for one success in a 7f Maiden race.

Darby Dan, KY $20,000 $65,819

(68)
$35,500
UNION RAGS
(2009, 16.25hh)

Stud Picture
Dixie Union Successful in 3 of his 4 outings as a juvenile beginning with a 5f Maiden on July 12th. Later won the 6.5f Grade 2 Saratoga Special Stakes and the 8f Grade 1 Champagne Stakes. Closed that season with a second in the 8.5f Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile.

Lane's End Farm, KY $35,000 $132,410

(61)
$82,500

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