01/20/2017 12:10PM

Beyer Sire Performance Standings: Medaglia d'Oro leads among triple-digit Beyer percentage

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Barbara D. Livingston
Medaglia d'Oro leads active Kentucky stallions by percentage of individual triple-digit Beyer-earners.

In a year with several outstanding fillies and mares on the track, some of the most brilliant propelled their respective sires atop the rankings of Kentucky stallions by percentage of individual runners earning triple-digit Beyer Speed Figures.

Among stallions who will stand in Kentucky in 2017, Darley’s Medaglia d’Oro was represented by 4.8 percent of his runners with Beyers of 100 or higher, edging Hill ‘n’ Dale resident Curlin at 4.2 percent. Next came Lookin At Lucky at 3.9 percent, Speightstown at 3.4 percent, Flatter at 3.1 percent, Birdstone at 3 percent, and Tapit at 2.9 percent.

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The co-highest Beyer Speed Figure for a filly or mare in 2016 belonged to Curlin’s champion daughter Stellar Wind, who posted a 110 when winning the Grade 1 Zenyatta Stakes at Santa Anita – one of her two Grade 1 victories over multiple Eclipse winner Beholder. Beholder also was given a 110 for the Zenyatta.

Behind those two, the co-third-highest Beyer of the year for a female was the 109 assigned to New York-bred Bar of Gold for her runaway victory in the Empire Distaff at Belmont Park. That was the highest number of the year for Medaglia d’Oro, who also was represented by his champion daughter Songbird, who won four Grade 1 events in 2016. She suffered her first loss when second by a nose to Beholder in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, but earned her top Beyer of the year with a 105.

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