12/11/2014 1:58PM

Kodiac sets single-season record for juvenile winners


Irish sire Kodiac set a record for single-season 2-year-old winners by a North American or European stallion when his son Cry No More won his debut Nov. 30 in Sweden.

Cry No More’s victory gave Kodiac 43 individual juvenile winners for 2014, besting the mark of 42 established by half-brother Invincible Spirit in 2010, and matched by Kheleyf in 2012. American classic winner and champion Sunday Silence, who became a breed-shaping sire in Japan, holds the world record with 51 individual juvenile winners in 2004.

Kodiac, a Group 3-placed winner in England during his own racing career, stands at Tally-Ho Stud in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Ireland. The 13-year-old Danehill horse is represented by 15 career stakes winners from five crops of racing age, with total progeny earnings of more than $7.9 million. His juveniles this year were highlighted by multiple group stakes winner Tiggy Wiggy, who won 6 of 8 starts, with two runner-up efforts, and earned $635,869. Her season was highlighted by a victory in the Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes.

On the heels of his breakthrough season, Kodiac will stand for 25,000 euros (about $30,959) in 2015, up from 10,000 euros in 2014.

Out of the Group 1-winning Kris mare Rafha, Kodiac is a full brother to stakes winner Massarra, whose three stakes horses include Group 1 winner Nayarra. In addition to Group 1 winner Invincible Spirit, Kodiac’s half-siblings include Group 3 winners Sadian and Acts of Grace. It is the family of Group 1 winners Chinese White and Assessor.