02/16/2012 11:49AM

Leading sires for 2011

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For stallions who stand or have stood in the U.S. based on Northern Hemisphere earnings excluding Japan and Hong Kong from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2011. Source: The Jockey Club Information Systems.

RANK NAME (BORN, SIRE, FARM) 2012 STUD FEE RNRS WNRS SW SWINS CHIEF EARNER, EARNINGS 2011 EARNINGS TOP RUNNER-BEYER AVG. BEYER MED. BEYER
1 Distorted Humor (1993, Forty Niner) WinStar Farm $100,000 249 126 19 23 Drosselmeyer-$2,927,000 $10,357,278 Maclean's Music-114 62 65
2 Smart Strike (1992, Mr. Prospector) Lane's End Farm 85,000 264 133 13 23 My Miss Aurelia-$1,380,000 $9,446,526 Smash-103 59 62
3 Tapit (2001, Pulpit) Gainesway 125,000 228 121 13 19 Hansen-$1,153,305 $9,229,483 Trappe Shot-112 57 61
4 Giant's Causeway (1997, Storm Cat) Ashford Stud 85,000 351 156 19 28 Giant Oak-$528,152 $8,506,849 Giant Oak-105 61 65
5 Malibu Moon (1997, A.P. Indy) Spendthrift Farm 70,000 280 129 14 20 Strike the Moon-$383,570 $7,594,642 Rodman-108 54 59
6 More Than Ready (1997, Southern Halo) Vinery 60,000 324 144 15 23 Regally Ready-$1,072,996 $7,475,761 Custom for Carlos-109 53 58
7 Speightstown (1998, Gone West) WinStar Farm 50,000 215 141 14 19 Essence Hit Man-$284,733 $7,202,265 Bridgetown-103 58 62
8 Empire Maker (2000, Unbridled) Shizunai Stallion Station NA 186 92 11 18 Royal Delta-$1,657,400 $7,022,968 Soaring Empire-106 60 64
9 Medaglia d'Oro (1999, El Prado IRE) Darley 100,000 198 98 12 19 Plum Pretty-$1,333,900 $6,882,615 Plum Pretty-108 57 62
10 Kitten's Joy (2001, El Prado IRE) Ramsey Farm NA 194 104 15 20 Stephanie's Kitten-$817,526 $6,801,569 Dean's Kitten-104 53 58
11 Stormy Atlantic (1994, Storm Cat) Hill 'n' Dale Farms 40,000 272 147 10 16 Get Stormy-$730,236 $6,680,566 Stormy's Majesty-99 51 55
12 Dynaformer (1985, Roberto) Three Chimneys Farm 150,000 200 90 11 20 Blue Bunting-$1,036,970 $6,479,156 Brilliant Speed-102 65 69
13 Awesome Again (1994, Deputy Minister) Adena Springs 50,000 179 100 9 13 Game On Dude-$1,917,400 $6,354,520 Game On Dude-106 54 59
14 Tale of the Cat (1994, Storm Cat) Ashford Stud 30,000 287 148 9 11 Gio Ponti-$1,132,000 $6,214,733 Gio Ponti-102 52 54
15 Include (1997, Broad Brush) Airdrie Stud 12,500 212 123 7 12 St. John's River-$511,000 $6,132,254 Redeemed-96 50 54
16 Indian Charlie (1995, In Excess IRE) Airdrie Stud Died 2011 180 97 15 20 Liaison-$469,560 $6,121,011 Uncle Mo-118 58 61
17 Mineshaft (1999, A.P. Indy) Lane's End 35,000 143 75 6 11 It's Tricky-$1,019,500 $5,775,263 It's Tricky-104 55 59
18 Johannesburg (1999, Hennessy) JBBA Shizunai Stallion Station NA 337 161 8 9 Prince of Johanne (IRE)-$187,135 $5,701,189 Johannesburg Smile-97 49 52
19 Forestry (1996, Storm Cat) Taylor Made Stallions 12,500 195 106 6 8 Shackleford-$1,950,437 $5,682,952 Shackleford-104 55 57
20 Northern Afleet (1993, Afleet) Taylor Made Stallions 15,000 199 108 11 18 Amazombie-$1,327,000 $5,660,755 Amazombie-108 48 51
21 Grand Slam (1995, Gone West) Ashford Stud 12,000 298 152 11 15 Apriority-$302,029 $5,585,030 Apriority-113 50 53
22 Unbridled's Song (1993, Unbridled) Taylor Made Stallions 85,000 193 104 8 16 Mission Impazible-$528,649 $5,564,033 Irrefutable-105 62 65
23 Trippi (1997, End Sweep) Drakenstein Stud Farm R100,000 210 124 9 15 Trip for A. J.-$361,063 $5,533,723 Travelin Man-106 50 55
24 Bernardini (2003, A.P. Indy) Darley 150,000 131 52 8 14 Stay Thirsty-$1,325,000 $5,498,500 Stay Thirsty-106 60 61
25 Roman Ruler (2002, Fusaichi Pegasus) Hill 'N' Dale Farms 15,000 166 94 5 7 Ruler On Ice-$1,596,001 $5,492,451 Rule-106 53 56
26 Maria's Mon (1993, Wavering Monarch) Died 2007 223 122 8 14 Awesome Maria-$390,000 $5,408,662 Upperline-102 54 59
27 Tiznow (1997, Cee's Tizzy) Winstar Farm 75,000 231 101 10 13 Tizway-$876,000 $5,401,385 Tizway-113 55 58
28 City Zip (1998, Carson City) Lane's End 20,000 196 109 8 13 Unzip Me-$309,715 $5,375,821 Unzip Me-99 51 52
29 Harlan's Holiday (1999, Harlan) WinStar Farm 25,000 215 117 10 15 Mendip-$340,000 $5,372,439 Silver Reunion-100 52 55
30 Flatter (1999, A.P. Indy) Claiborne Farm 15,000 150 96 7 13 Flat Out-$1,195,283 $5,360,349 Flat Out-113 50 53
31 Candy Ride (ARG) (1999, Ride the Rails) Lane's End 50,000 147 87 16 21 Twirling Candy-$485,000 $5,354,818 Twirling Candy-106 55 60
32 Langfuhr (1992, Danzig) Lane's End 15,000 262 126 5 6 Euroears-$648,332 $5,353,132 Euroears-107 52 56
33 Ghostzapper (2000, Awesome Again) Adena Springs 20,000 140 96 8 11 Arena Elvira-$334,236 $5,292,462 Pacific Ocean-108 61 63
34 Elusive Quality (1993, Gone West) Darley 50,000 255 110 14 22 Elusive Kate-$332,597 $5,248,194 Parent's Honor-99 57 60
35 Songandaprayer (1998, Unbridled's Song) Walmac Farm 6,500 270 156 5 10 Say a Novena-$211,250 $5,244,369 Quiet Invader-100 49 52
36 Lion Heart (2001, Tale of the Cat) Turkey Jockey Club L10,000 267 137 4 5 Gran Lioness-$199,091 $5,214,250 Gran Lioness-97 49 52
37 Jump Start (1999, A.P. Indy) Northview 10,000 140 92 8 14 Prayer for Relief-$982,425 $5,180,712 Rail Trip-103 55 57
38 Lemon Drop Kid (1996, Kingmambo) Lane's End 35,000 205 105 8 12 Wilkinson-$198,948 $5,155,371 Dreamy Kid-96 56 58
39 Broken Vow (1997, Unbridled) Pin Oak Stud 25,000 232 119 8 10 Sassy Image-$497,747 $5,069,819 Sassy Image-105 52 55
40 Bernstein (1997, Storm Cat) Died 2011 207 124 17 23 Signature Red-$247,810 $5,032,913 Signature Red-100 52 54
41 Posse (2000, Silver Deputy) Vinery 10,000 208 112 5 10 Caleb's Posse-$1,030,909 $4,998,699 Caleb's Posse-111 50 53
42 E Dubai (1998, Mr. Prospector) Northview 9,000 209 115 9 11 Skysurfers (GB)-$705,000 $4,949,248 Aggie Engineer-98 48 52
43 Pure Prize (1998, Storm Cat) Vinery 7,500 185 107 14 20 Now I Know-$416,721 $4,897,768 Be Bullish-102 49 52
44 Wildcat Heir (2000, Forest Wildcat) Journeyman Stud 10,000 181 110 8 13 John Johny Jak-$215,061 $4,828,734 John Johny Jak-101 51 55
45 Orientate (1998, Mt. Livermore) Gainesway 7,500 224 133 7 9 Great Hot (BRZ)-$323,435 $4,741,483 Viscount-98 50 52
46 Street Cry (IRE) (1998, Machiavellian) Darley 150,000 225 105 12 13 Carlton House-$413,574 $4,690,161 Street Game-102 59 63
47 Successful Appeal (1996, Valid Appeal) Walmac Farm 15,000 155 98 8 11 Twice the Appeal-$419,800 $4,610,013 Successful Mission-108 55 57
48 Officer (1999, Bertrando) KRA Jeju Stud Farm NA 187 111 6 11 Compliance Officer-$305,050 $4,530,127 Boys At Tosconova-98 53 54
49 Unusual Heat (1990, Nureyev) Harris Farms 20,000 120 57 3 8 Acclamation-$1,126,000 $4,495,713 Acclamation-106 59 63
50 Arch (1995, Kris S.) Claiborne Farm 30,000 160 80 9 12 Archarcharch-$785,000 $4,477,278 Hymn Book-104 58 61