10/26/2010 11:24AM

Turf Sires to Watch, Some Breeders' Cup Info

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Let's get to some of your questions:

Here is a question for everyone (yes Dan, you too!):
Who are the top 5 (active) turf sires in North America? I am looking for opinions from the trenches
Steve T.

Let's look at some of the numbers:

2010 Leading North American Turf Stallions By Earnings:

1. Dynaformer (107 runners, 34 winners, 4 stakes-winners, $2,974,112 earnings, $6,000 median earnings)
2. *El Prado (79 runners, 28 winners, 3 stakes-winners, $2,705,114 earnings, $9,870 median earnings)
3. City Zip (79 runners, 24 winners, 8 stakes-winners, $2,402,337 earnings, $4,000 median earnings)
4. Stormy Atlantic (130 runners, 39 winners, 6 stakes-winners, $2,344,508 earnings, $2,912 median earnings)
5. Smart Strike  (142 runners, 42 winners, 4 stakes-winners, $2,093,611 earnings, $4,756 median earnings)

2010 Leading North American Turf Stallions by Wins:

1. More Than Ready (127 runners, 45 winners, 5 stakes-winners, $1,852,838 earning, $3,884 median earnings)
2. Smart Strike
3. Stormy Atlantic
4. Distorted Humor (102 runners, 35 winners, 1 stake-winner, $1,707,128 earnings, $5,341 median earnings)
4. Giant's Causeway (117 runners, 35 winners, 2 stakes-winners, $1,998,875 earnings, $4,230 median earnings)

2010 Leading North American Turf Stallions by Median Earnings (out of the top 100 stallions by total earnings):

1. Freud (64 runners, 27 winners, 5 stakes-winners, $1,408,296 earnings, $12,539 median earnings)
2. Theatrical (IRE) (28 runners, 12 winners, 4 stakes-winners, $1,639,688 earnings, $11,820 median earnings)
3. Pure Precision (17 runners, 10 winners, 1 stake-winner, $456,865 earnings, $10,176 median earnings)
4. El Prado
5. Unusual Heat (67 runners, 20 winners, 3 stakes-winners, $1,908,574 earnings, $9,130 median earnings)

2009 Leading North American Turf Stallions by Earnings:

1. Dynaformer (115 runners, 31 winners, 5 stakes-winners, $3,482,322 earnings, $7,825 median earnings)
2. Unusual Heat (92 runners, 32 winners, 5 stakes-winners, $2,737,387 earnings, $6,526 median earnings)
3. Giant's Causeway (109 runners, 36 winners, 5 stakes-winners, $2,544,407 earnings, $5,400 median earnings)
4. Stormy Atlantic (134 runners, 38 winners, 9 stakes-winners, $2,409,558 earnings, $2,066 median earnings)
5. Tale of the Cat (96 runners, 24 winners, 4 stakes-winners, $2,360,198, $2,156 median earnings)

2009 Leading North American Turf Stallions by Wins:

1. Stormy Atlantic
2. Giant's Causeway
3. Smart Strike (136 runners, 35 winners, 3 stakes-winners, $1,897,533 earnings, $3,572 median earnings)
4. Langfuhr (111 runners, 34 winners, 3 stakes-winners, $1,785,985 earnings, $3,939 median earnings)
5. Mizzen Mast (80 runners, 32 winners, 7 stakes-winners, $1,765,391 earnings, $5,528 median earnings)
5. Unusual Heat

2009 Leading North American Turf Stallions by Median Earnings (out of the top 100 stallions by total earnings):

1. Anabaa (8 runners, 2 winners, 1 stakes-winner, $1,260,599 earnings, $22,340 median earnings)
2. Rahy (56 runners, 24 winners, 3 stakes-winners, $1,801,030 earnings, $10,800 median earnings)
3. Johar (37 runners, 19 winners, 1 stakes-winner, $899,332 earnings, $9,720 median earnings)
4. **Diesis (GB) (10 runners, 6 winners, 1 stakes-winner, $854,036 earnings, $9,318 median earnings)
5. Avenue of Flags (3 runners, 2 winners, 1 stakes-winner, $687,420, $9,000 median earnings)

2008 Leading North American Turf Stallions By Earnings:

1. ***Chester House (56 runners, 28 winners, 10 stakes-winners, $2,970,617 earnings, $18,549 median earnings)
2. Unusual Heat (91 runners, 29 winners, 4 stakes-winners, $2,894,189 earnings, $8,942 median earnings)
3. Stormy Atlantic (108 runners, 37 winners, 8 stakes-winners, $2,816,767 earnings, $2,622 median earnings)
4. Belong to Me (58 runners, 23 winners, 5 stakes-winners, $2,785,301 earnings, $3,290 median earnings)
5. Dynaformer (115 runners, 34 winners, 6 stakes-winners, $2,710,115 earnings, $5,350 median earnings)

2008 Leading North American Turf Stallions by Wins:

1. Stormy Atlantic
1. Smart Strike (121 runners, 37 winners, 5 stakes-winners, $2,438,808 earnings, $4,700 median earnings)
3. Dynaformer
4. Lemon Drop Kid (90 runners, 35 winners, 6 stakes-winners, $2,013,336 earnings, $6,308 median earnings)
5. Royal Academy (98 runners, 32 winners, 2 stakes-winners, $1,765,957 earnings, $5,698 median earnings)
5. Giant's Causeway (110 runners, 32 winners, 6 stakes-winners, $2,489,621 earnings, $5,576 median earnings)

2008 Leading North American Turf Stallions by Median Earnings (out of the top 100 stallions by total earnings):

1. Chester House
2. Kingmambo (30 runners, 11 winners, 2 stakes-winners, $1,046,933 earnings, $11,120 median earnings)
3. ****Lear Fan (32 runners, 9 winners, 2 stakes-winners, $987,632 earnings, $10,458 median earnings)
4. *****Sahm (26 runners, 13 winners, 2 stakes-winners, $1,214,472 earnings, $9,415 median earnings)
5. Glitterman (26 runners, 10 winners, 1 stakes-winners, $630,559 earnings, $9,360 median earnings)

*El Prado died in 2009.
**Diesis died in 2006.
***Chester House died in 2003
****Lear Fan died in 2008
*****Sahm died in 2007

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Is Formulator the only option for me if I want the times displayed in 1/100's?
Thanks,
Yogi

That's correct.  The PDF version of the past performances will display times in fifths of a second while the Formulator will do both fifths and hundreths.

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Dan could you please find the PPS for two horses I remember running at Saratoga in 1969. Sun Cross was my first big thrill, while Point Gammon was my first big realization that this was not an easy game. Thanks
gordon

Gordon, I wish I could, but the system I use to generate past performances can't locate them.  I'm guessing they're too old for the system.  Sorry about that.

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Mr. Illman,
first time pp'er long time reader. Could you please list the track records for CD at the BC distances and also the pp's for the BC record holders at the distance. Records are made to be broken, looking for some fine equine performances in nov.
TIA.
primo

Churchill Downs Track Records:

Filly and Mare Sprint - 7 Furlongs:  1:20.50
Juvenile Fillies/Juvenile - 1 1/16 Miles:  1:41.27
Ladies' Classic - 1 1/8 Miles:  1:47.28
Turf Sprint - 5 Furlongs (Turf):  55.45
Juvenile Filies Turf/Juvenile Turf/Mile - 1 Mile (Turf): 1:33.78
Filly and Mare Turf - 1 3/8 Miles (Turf): 2:13.00
Marathon - 1 3/4 Miles:  2:59.64
Dirt Mile - 1 Mile:  1:33.57
Sprint - 6 Furlongs:  1:07.55
Classic - 1 1/4 Miles:  1:59.40
Turf - 1 1/2 Miles: 

Past Performances for Fastest BC winners are available at the bottom of this blog posting:

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Congrats to David H. for finishing first in last week's HandiGambling exercise.  For this week's race, he chooses Thursday's sixth race at Charles Town.

***PAST PERFORMANCES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS BLOG POSTING***

Remember that you have a mythical $100 with which to wager on the race, and the entrant with the highest money total will receive a "Monthly Enhanced 60-Card Past Performance Plan." Anyone going over the $100 limit will be disqualified. Please post your plays and analysis to the blog.  In the event of a tie, the earliest post gets first preference. One entry per person please. I reserve the right to approve or deny any entries.

I know that there is a time issue for some of you, but let's remember why we began the HandiGambling races in the first place. The goal was to share ideas on why we like these horses, and why we're betting them the way we are. I'm not asking for a novel, but if you could spare a sentence or two outlining your handicapping angles, and thought processes about wagering, it would be appreciated.

Best of luck to all.

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