01/19/2018 12:18PM

Special Edition: Leading Kentucky Stallions

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Barbara D. Livingston
Candy Ride, the sire of likely Horse of the Year Gun Runner, was North America's leading active stallion by earnings, and trailed only the late Unbridled's Song among all stallions.

Daily Racing Form's annual special edition takes an in-depth look at North America's leading sires, based in Kentucky, the Thoroughbred capital of the nation. Read about earnings leaders Candy Ride and Unbridled's Song; examine the latest accomplishments for perennial standouts Tapit and War Front; review Medaglia d'Oro's seven Grade 1 winners; learn more about the breakout freshman sires of 2017; and more. Our staff also looks at leading sires and prominent farms in the surrounding Midwest region.

In addition to traditional earnings lists, this edition also features charts for Daily Racing Form's exclusive stallion metrics, the Beyer Sire Performance Standings. In addition to their features in this edition, the standings are also available as complete, sortable online charts for various divisions.

You can read individual stories from this special edition at the links below - or download the complete edition as a PDF.

Features

Influence of Nerud, Fappiano lives on in leading sires

Bodemeister, Maclean's Music off to classic start

Leading Kentucky stallions

War Front can't be beat on Beyers

Medaglia d'Oro represented by seven Grade 1 winners

Tapit records another historic accomplishment in 2017

Kitten's Joy continues to dominate turf sire ranks

Curlin has breakout year with juveniles

Overanalyze, Violence duked it out among freshmen

Distorted Humor a standout broodmare sire

Regional leading sires and coverage

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Ohio

Beyer Sire Performance Standings

Find charts - along with traditional earnings lists - by downloading the complete PDF of this special edition, or view sortable online lists here.