10/30/2010 7:55PM

Breeders' Cup Breeding: Sires and States


The 184 Thoroughbreds pre-entered for the Breeders' Cup were sired by a surprisingly egalitarian 126 different stallions. Among the sires with multiple entrants, 1992 Classic winner A. P. Indy (by Seattle Slew)and his sons are a recurring theme.

Here is a complete list of the sires of the pre-entrants. The four sires of four or more entrants include A. P. Indy himself, with six entrants, and his sons Bernardini and Malibu Moon with four apiece. Another son, Mineshaft, has three and five others -- Congrats, Flatter, Friends Lake, Indy King and Stephen Got Even -- have one each. That's 22 runners -- 11.9 percent of all 2010 BC entrants -- sired by A. P. Indy and eight sons.

For good measure you can throw in grandson Tapit (through Pulpit), with two Juvenile Fillies entrants.



Here's a breakdown of where the 184 were bred, led of course by Kentucky, the official birthplace of 63.5 percent of them:



 --Only three horses were uncovered in the last leg of Saturday's Belmont pick-6, but two of them fought it out to the wire (31-1 Loyal Shadow headed 19-1 In Your Dreams) so there's a $50,668 carryover into Sunday's closing-day card, with a mandatory Pick-6 payout. Like 2-year-olds? You better if you're playing, because all nine closing-day races are for juveniles.

Reminder: After tomorrow, NYRA racing  takes a brief holiday until Friday's opener at Aqueduct, which is also Breeders' Cup Friday.


Bernard Downes More than 1 year ago
Steve, although mine is an oft repeated point, I hope that in the interests of fairness you will allow me to respond to Qev. I, too, am gutted that the Euros have wimped out in not contesting the BC Classic. At 8 furlongs and up, Euro bloodlines ARE superior, and we should take every opportunity to prove it. Similarly, US horses are far superior at 5 to 6 furlongs, and ditto the training of starting gate techniques...
fort marcy More than 1 year ago
Steve, Good Luck with your Giants tonight. This franchise sure has paid their dues. The drinks will be mighty tasty if they can pull it off. Hope all the good karma is with them.
ejs More than 1 year ago
Is Sixty Minutes to be followed by The Amazing Race?
Dave or Divot80 More than 1 year ago
Steve, Thank you for publishing the list of sires. Now that we are back on real dirt the breeding info becomes another relevant handicapping factor again. The sire's sire portion is even more helpful for analyzing the less familiar sires. ie: I don't know Montzeu but his sire Sadler Wells immediately gives me a grass clue. Incurabl;e Optimist by Cure the Blues gives me an off track clue. Your list goes on and is highly apprecated. Divot80
george quinn More than 1 year ago
Hey Steve, What is dropping quicker, the forecast or the ticket prices on ebay.? 29 degrees Saturday morning at Churchill Downs. Not getting past 50! My 50 inch toshiba and my tvg account never looked so good. That is what they get for selling anywhere worth sitting in blocks of 6. I am beginning to look at Breeders Cup Limited like the Olympic Committee Cannot stand either group. George in Tampa
AndyScoggin More than 1 year ago
slew77, Mike Welsch of the DRF does the same thing in only takes 5-10 minutes. Mike is respected among horsemen, too. Mike's insight has produced some big payouts in the past.
nyc More than 1 year ago
pretty useless information if you ask me... just like your tasteless article about Zenyatta having to earn her title... all horse players and enthusiast know that horse of the year title should have been given to zen but was not , given that fact kind of made owners to keep her racing to somewhat have something to prove to the racing industry. she beat the best and she will be racing against lesser quality horses this year compared to last year.
g More than 1 year ago
saturdays 7th race exata payout of $411 involving a 7-1 & 71-1 shot in an 10 horse field came back a bit light' what do you think?
Qev More than 1 year ago
Speaking of Breeders’ Cup bloodlines and geography, where are all of the Euros at in this year’s classic? I would hope that they wouldn’t have let a little ‘dirt’ scare them off. Especially not after all that talk about the results (U.S. dirt horses vs. Euro turf/poly-turf horses) of the last two BCC renewals being solely attributable to all of that ‘superior’ European bloodstock and horsemanship and having nothing, at all, to do with the surface.
Secret Triple More than 1 year ago
I take it Slew 77 , is a Slew fan, and rightly so , but ! How people forget the one and ONLY because he didn't produce himself . SECRETARIAT, appears in 58 of the horses mentioned above, unless I missed a few. And, that doesn't count the mares he may be in, thats only the Sires .