03/02/2018 12:12PM

Freshman class spread the wealth in Beyer Sire Performance Standings

Barbara D. Livingston
Violence was among the leading freshman sires of 2017 by various metrics.

The freshman sire race came down to the line in 2017, with traditional earnings lists and winners lists decided by narrow margins. The class also spread the wealth when it came to the Beyer Sire Performance Standings, with a handful of stallions making an impact.

Violence, who stands at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm, was represented by the most individuals from his first crop to meet or exceed the threshold figure of 80, with four. That group was led by Peace, who earned an 88 when finishing second in a maiden race at Del Mar. The colt came back to win his next outing.

Violence, a Grade 1-winning juvenile himself, led the freshman sire list by individual winners in 2017. The young stallion is by Medaglia d’Oro, who also is coming off a solid season with his juveniles.

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Fellow freshmen Animal Kingdom (Darley), earnings leader Overanalyze (WinStar Farm), and Shanghai Bobby (Coolmore’s Ashford Stud) each were represented by multiple individuals to record Beyers of 80 or above. Juvenile champion Shanghai Bobby, by Harlan’s Holiday, was one of three individual freshmen to have a runner break through with a 90, as Shivermetimbers earned that figure for his maiden win over Peace.

Point of Entry (Adena Springs), the sire of unbeaten Grade 3 winner Analyze It, and Poseidon’s Warrior (Pleasant Acres), sire of Grade 1 winner Firenze Fire, joined Shanghai Bobby to round out that trio.