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.