Stallion Update

As at 18 February 2019

Welcome to the latest Stallion Update for the 2018/2019 season. We are now over halfway through the current racing season, so the various stallion premierships are now very well established.

Snitzelcontinues to lead the sires premiership by earnings from I Am Invincible, Street Cry, Teofilo and Fastnet Rock. The first five remain unchanged from last month.

Similarly, by winners, the first five remain unchanged. I Am Invincible (133) continues as a dominant leader over Snitzel(109), Written Tycoon (101), Sebring (93) and Smart Missile (90).

By stakes winners, I Am Invincible (22) continues to dominate from High Chaparral and Not A Single Doubt (both 9), followed by Exceed And Excel (8), and Snitzeland Sebring (both 7), with Zoustar (6) next, which is remarkable for a stallion whose oldest progeny are only 3yos.

By 3yo sires earnings, Zoustar’s advantage has been narrowed to a marginal lead over I Am Invincible, followed by Snitzel, Redoute’s Choice, Spirit Of Boom, Pierro and Sebring. By 3yo winners the first four remain unchanged, with Snitzel(49) leading from I Am Invincible (44),Zoustar (41), and Pierro (33) followed bySmart Missile and All Too Hard (both 31).

By 3yo stakes winners, Zoustar (5) continues to lead from Sebring, I Am Invincible andEpaulette (all 4).

Our “predictor for the future” category, the second-season sires premiership, sees Zoustarcontinuingto lead by earnings fromSpirit Of Boom, Dundeel, Epaulette, andUnencumbered. By winners, Zoustar (42) now leads from Spirit Of Boom (30), Unencumbered (28), Epaulette (26) and Dundeel (21).

The only second-season sires to produce stakes winners so far are Zoustar, (6)Epaulette (4), Spirit Of Boom (3), Dundeeland Fiorente (2 each), and Declaration Of War (1).

In the first-season sires premiership by earnings Brazen Beau has now gone to the lead from Better Than Ready, followed by Rubick, Safeguard and Deep Field. By winners, Better Than Ready (9) continues to dominate, from Rubick,Deep Field and Whittington (all 3), followed by Brazen Beau, Safeguard,Time For War, Sidestep and Cluster (all 2).