Sire Premiership Tables 2014/2015 to 2019/2020 (as at 13/04/2020)

Sire Premiership Tables 2014/2015 to 2019/2020 (as at 13/04/2020)

Acknowledge: https://www.bloodstock.com.au/bloodstock/sire-premiership-table.php

See also: http://sconevetdynasty.com.au/digests-from-world-turf-writers-1950/

See also: http://sconevetdynasty.com.au/shuttle-service-worries-1995/

Prologue

“Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics”. Mark Twain popularized this quote in his autobiography when he wrote: “There are three kinds of untruth: Lies, damned lies and statistics.” Although he attributed the quote to Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, KG, PC, FRS there is no evidence the quote originated with his Lordship. The latter was a British politician of the Conservative Party who twice served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. This is all about statistics; although I’m no Lord Beaconsfield! Another ‘laborious’ aphorism is that ‘all comparisons are odious’? So be it.

It is in excess of 50 years when I first encountered the Thoroughbred Breeding Industry in the Upper Hunter Valley; Tuesday 4th October 1967 to be exact. To say ‘things have changed’ would be the most flagrant of understatements. If I claimed ‘nothing succeeds like excess’ as Oscar Wilde did, then that would be apposite. I much prefer hyperbole. In 1967 it was impossible to imagine the changes which could and would occur. Family farms with one, two, three of four stallions covering no more than 42 mares in a season was the ‘norm’. It might ‘blow out’ to 45 in a few cases. George Ryder was challenging the status quo at ‘Woodlands’ by using ‘Pipe of Peace’ out-of-season to serve mares in order to appease the appetite of his American professional tennis player mates like Jack Kramer. He also wanted to cash in a few US$$; maybe more than a few?

Aside from George Ryder the leading breeders of the era such as Stanley Wootton, A O Ellison, Reg Moses and F K ‘Darby’ Mackay all said the same thing; ‘Don’t overtax the stallion(s)’; especially in their first year. My then employer the late Murray Bain adduced the aphorism; ‘Don’t go too often to the well’. It’s a good job they are not alive today to witness the ‘carnage’ of their overarching personal philosophy(s).

In the late 1960s the state of play at the Australian Stud Book had been constant for about 50 years maintaining a roughly level plateau of 10,000 mares returned. There were about 2,500 thoroughbred stallions; some very widely dispersed with very small numbers of mares and none with >45 per year. With the introduction of TAB betting during the 1960s there was a dramatic escalation in both the numbers of racehorses and also breeding stock fuelled by demand. The pinnacle peaked in the late ‘crazy 80s’at >40,000+ brood mares and consequent foal production. The 1987 recession applied the brakes and it is fair to say there was a ‘glut’ of arguably inferior breeding stock. There had been virtually little or no culling for about 20 years. The gradual reduction in numbers has since reached a potentially stable plateau of c. 20,000 mares with a ‘foal drop’ approaching 13,000 (2017/2018 ARB Facts Book and ASB).

Epilogue

As a fully certified ‘culled-for-age old gelding equivalent’ in ‘the sanguine twilight zone of self-imposed genteel redundancy’ expertly practicing ‘masterly inactivity and vigorous inaction’ I’m a trite alarmed at some of the bald statistics I’m reading today as detailed below. There have been some dramatic changes due to many factors including vast improvements in scientific knowledge, equipment and veterinary techniques. Many traditionalists would argue that these are of questionable merit and dubious benefit?

I think it is fair to claim that there has been a dramatic reduction in heterozygosity with consequent corresponding increase in homozygosity or ‘inbreeding’; linebreeding when it works? This equates to a significant narrowing of the gene pool; or does it?

This is underpinned by the logarithmic reduction in the number of stallions available for service. In 2017/2018 there were 609. In the 10 years since 2008/2009 this number had contracted by 282; from 891 to 609 =/~ 31%. The decline since the 1960s is even more dramatic: from c. 2,500 to 609 =/~ 76%.

In 2018/2019 the 20 top-priced stallions (service fees range $44,000 – $220,000) covered a remarkable 3,309 mares: range 76 – 247 per stallion. The numbers were slightly higher for the top 20 most popular stallions covering 3485 mares: range 167 – 263 mares per stallion. The cumulative figures over time are even more striking. In the nine seasons 2007/2008 – 2015/2016 ‘Snitzel’ produced 1044 foals supplying 744 runners with 535 winners and 82 stakes winners. Total prizemoney amounted to $95,863,682 (‘Stallions’ 2018 by ‘Bluebloods). The comparable totals for ‘I Am Invincible’ for five seasons (2011/2012 – 2015/2016) were 564 foals, 396 runners, 300 winners, 31 stakes winners and $45,085,537. These two pre-potent rivals have dominated in very recent times.

Shuttle stallions have actually been with us over 40 years. I recall Gay Fandango (Lindsay Park SA 1976 and Mount Hagan (Newhaven Park 1976 and Oakleigh Stud 1977). The emergence of CEM ‘put the skids’ under this for some years. Since the electrifying emergence of ‘Danehill’ in the mid-1990s ‘shuttling’ has become a whole new ball game. However their influence has been ‘measured’ ever since although ‘Winx’ (by Street Cry) certainly reignited the spark. In the 20 seasons 2000/2001 – 2017/2018 the number of shuttling sires has fluctuated between a maximum of 69 (2003/4) to the lowest total of 32 (2015/16). They represent variably 3.5% – 6.9% of the stallion population. However, they cover a disproportionately larger percentage of mares; between 10.75% (2000/01) and 23.71% (2014/15).

The concentration of the most influential and/or popular stallions on the major stallion stations located mainly in the Upper Hunter Valley of NSW has tended to ‘slew’ the conduct of the industry. ‘Overbooking’ of stallions has become the ‘norm’. All the mares must be located in close geographical proximity so that the allocated ‘time slot’ for covering is readily accessible; perhaps at short notice and an inconvenient schedule. It’s my personal view that some of these practices are preposterous at best; and farcical at worst. Would acceptance of artificial breeding methods alleviate this custom; or contribute further to ‘over-servicing’? We might never know? It’s not allowed; officially! It’ seems ludicrous and absurd to be floating mares around the TB Studs of the Upper Hunter (and elsewhere) seeking to cover mares at midnight because of ‘overbooked’ stallions? Natural mating occurs at dawn and dusk.

The breeding industry is dominated by NSW, Victoria and Queensland; in that order. The same applies to the racing industry which mirrors this statistic. Together they command and control the state of play to the extent of 75% and more. The Hunter Valley (NSW), NE Victoria and the Darling Downs (SE Queensland) are the principle breeding areas with the Upper Hunter Valley the epicentre. In 50 years the relative sales backwater of Queensland has emerged through the phenomenon of the Magic Millions extravaganza as a game changer. There is now a major ‘horse corridor of commerce’ stretching from Victoria through the NE, via the Hunter Valley to the Gold Coast. Some of the stories of the horse transport companies are as heroic and herculean as they are harrowing. Small regional sales such as Scone, Dubbo (Milling & Co) and Tamworth (John Cuncliffe then MM) have tended to diminish or disappear. Although the TBA claims the majority (75%) of broodmare owners own only 1 – 2 mares it is the stallions stations who dictate the action during the stud season. Australia is the only major thoroughbred breeding country where the ‘product sales’ are conducted remotely from the centres of breeding; contrast England (Newmarket), USA (Lexington, Ky), Ireland (Goffs, Kildare), NZ (Karaka) and France (Deauville).

The major ‘casualty’ over 50 years (1970 – 2020) has been South Australia. Major players and inventive entrepreneurs such as Bart Cummings, Colin Hayes, Reg Angel and David Coles (ABCOS) have vacated the scene. Where once there were 4 racetracks in Adelaide now there is one (Morphettville). Total race prizemoney has reduced overall and SA is now a ‘second string state’ where once it was a driver.

Courage Genuine Stout Stamina Quality

Where do these whimsical paradigms fit? All of them have been used abundantly in the unique argot specifically assigned to describing performance in the thoroughbred racehorse. Phil Bull and his ‘Timeform Rating’ was an historical exemplar par excellence. It was a galling experience to sit through the excellent Television coverage of the outstanding program at Randwick ‘The Championships’ on Saturday 11th April 2020. Two of the main Group I races were the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) and the Sydney Cup (3200m).

Australia was represented by only three starters out of 23 acceptors and could not manage a place-getter in either race. In fact we were outclassed (‘humiliated’) by NZ and European imports. It’s no coincidence that the progeny of our two leading sires have difficulty in ‘staying’ much beyond 1400m; more so on heavy going. ‘Can’t run in the wet’ is the usual excusing flimsy patois. Are they ‘stout’ or ‘genuine’; lacking in ‘courage and/or ‘stamina’?

During the great era of thoroughbred breeding by Percy Miller and Bert Riddle at Kia Ora from the 1920s – 1950s many of their champion stallions were ‘stoutly’ bred and performed accordingly. The success of Magpie, Midstream & Co was finally capped off the Delville Wood who was champion sire on five successive seasons in the 1950s. His daughter Evening Peel was successful in the Melbourne Cup which was the yard-ship of success; then. It doesn’t seem very long ago; or does it?

Fisherman (1853) by Heron from Mainbrace was the best stayer of his time in England and the winner of 70 races, including 21 wins from 35 starts in one season. After winning the Ascot Gold Cup on one occasion Fisherman was saddled for the following race, the Queen’s Plate contested over three miles and won that race too. Altogether he won 26 Queen’s Plate trophies and two Ascot Gold Cups. This was a very long time ago; and a totally different era indeed.

Hurtle Fisher purchased Fisherman for 3,000 guineas and imported him to South Australia in November 1860. He later stood at Fisher’s renowned Maribyrnong Stud in Victoria. Fisherman was regarded as one of the best English stayers imported to Australia during the nineteenth century.

In a comparatively short stud career in Australia he proved an outstanding sire. His offspring included 10 Australian stakes-winners that had 27 stakes-wins between them.

Over 150 years on it’s interesting to speculate how much interest a similar staying stallion would attract in the new ‘speed age’ thoroughbred breeding industry? Have we eschewed ‘stoutness’ in our stock in the hell bent ‘race for pace’? I do recall the late George Ryder proclaiming ‘put speed to speed and pray they stay’ plus ‘we need horses that fly around saucers’. The letter referred to the relatively small dimensions of the average Australian racetrack when compared to the equivalent(s) in the UK and Europe. He was considering importing a son of Dr Fager (USA) at the moment in time.

Perhaps I’m too mired in ‘Kingswood Country’?

Sire Premiership Table 2019/2020 (as at 13/04/2020)

Australia New Zealand 2019/20 2018/19 2017/18 2016/17 2015/16 2014/15 General 1st Season 2nd Season 3rd Season 2YO Sires 3YO Sires Broodmare

Rank Stallion name Runners Winners Wins Stakes
Winners
Stakes
Wins
Earnings Top earner, season earnings
1 Snitzel 295 129 169 14 20 $13,780,335 Away Game, $2,721,800
2 Pierro 195 92 140 8 11 $13,542,818 Regal Power, $3,306,500
3 I Am Invincible 311 141 221 11 15 $12,940,085 Loving Gaby, $1,700,500
4 Not a Single Doubt 199 80 122 7 13 $10,680,897 Farnan, $2,502,200
5 Rubick 92 34 53 2 3 $9,790,060 Yes Yes Yes, $6,823,750
6 Fastnet Rock 220 105 144 6 12 $9,629,141 Dreamforce, $852,650
7 Sebring 311 113 167 5 8 $9,462,002 Nettoyer, $1,236,950
8 Exceed and Excel 189 85 127 9 14 $8,885,760 Bivouac, $1,953,300
9 Zoustar 168 76 109 6 9 $8,859,298 Sunlight, $2,177,000
10 Ocean Park 80 35 53 4 6 $8,518,165 Kolding, $4,953,750

With the concatenated racing season 2019/2020 it appears that ‘Snitzel’ is on track to claim his 4th successive Sires’ Premiership? It’s too early to call but if it happens he will be the first to do so since his illustrious sire ‘Danehill’. Few actually achieve this pinnacle of distinction. Although this is another excellent season for ‘Snitzel’ in point of fact, now rising 18 (Foaled 2002), his period of dominance has essentially diminished. This is to be expected once stallions reach the human equivalent of inchoate ‘old age’ at about 15 – 16 years. The yearling market (sales) does not always reflect this mantra. Optimistic buyers will often pay a premium price for yearlings on the downward slope of the ‘bell curve’ of an ageing career. ‘Snitzel’ peaked in season 2017/2018 with a record total of $29,243,613 admittedly boosted by the exploits of ‘Redzel’ in the inaugural ‘The Everest’. However the grand total of 26 stakes winners of 43 stakes races is truly exceptional.

‘Pierro’ is the major mover improving his position of 10th on the list for both the previous two seasons. Rising 11 years of age (F.2009) ‘Coolmore’ will confidently expect more gains as the maturing stallion reaches his peak performance in years to come. ‘I Am Invincible’ (F. 2004) is two years younger than ‘Snitzel’ at 15 rising 16, and has marginally slipped in the rankings although yet again producing some significant statistics.

However as I write (23/05/2020) it would appear that the ‘quality dominance’ of both sires is waning? The number of stakes winners and stakes races won is significantly diminished from the peak periods for both Sires. For ‘Snitzel’ this was season 2017/2018 with an exceptional 26 stakes winners and 43 stakes wins for earnings of $26,243,613. ‘I Am Invincible’s’ best season was 2017/2018 with 28 stakes winners of 40 stakes wins for $17,754,918.

It’s an established fact that ‘average’ stallion fertility, pre-potency and vitality begin to decline after about 14/15 years of age. It’s known by scientists as a reduction (‘fractionating’) in the quality of DNA from about this time. In simple terms it means that the overall ‘quality’ of the ‘stallion ejaculate’ (service fee) a brood mare owner purchases in any one season gradually diminishes with time from this advanced ‘middle age’ in most stallions. In real terms it translates to the diminution in the quality of the ‘ejaculate package’ purchased by broodmare owners in the twilight years of the careers of successful (‘commercial’) sires. This is often at a high premium price. Admittedly the doctrine of caveat emptor applies. Also you might still breed another ‘Secretariat’? (‘Bold Ruler’ was 15 and ‘Somethingroyal’ 17 when ‘Secretariat’ was conceived by natural mating in 1969; with a very restricted ‘book’ compared to today). Might the dated parameter of ‘not going too often to the well’ still retain some resonance? Many old-time breeders would concur.

Sire Premiership Table 2018/2019

Australia New Zealand 2019/20 2018/19 2017/18 2016/17 2015/16 2014/15 General 1st Season 2nd Season 3rd Season 2YO Sires 3YO Sires Broodmare

Rank Stallion name Runners Winners Wins Stakes
Winners
Stakes
Wins
Earnings Top earner, season earnings
1 Snitzel 346 180 290 12 13 $24,267,820 Redzel, $6,833,250
2 I Am Invincible 336 184 301 28 40 $17,756,948 Invincibella, $1,324,775
3 Street Cry 121 67 122 7 19 $15,985,993 Winx, $7,452,750
4 Fastnet Rock 276 115 178 10 12 $12,733,495 Anaheed, $954,200
5 Not a Single Doubt 228 97 169 15 23 $11,910,713 Kenedna, $1,588,500
6 Sebring 326 154 247 11 16 $11,904,850 Amphitrite, $738,800
7 Written Tycoon 294 150 255 6 10 $10,413,865 Despatch, $680,845
8 High Chaparral 238 120 178 12 15 $9,797,923 Princess Jenni, $520,935
9 Redoute’s Choice 177 86 133 6 15 $9,720,688 The Autumn Sun, $2,997,150
10 Pierro 211 107 174 8 14 $9,522,740 Arcadia Queen, $1,093,435

The familiar pattern of the previous season has been maintained. ‘I Am Invincible’ produced the most impressive total of 28 stakes winners of 40 stakes races from very similar numbers of runners, winners and races won. Champion ‘Winx’ accounted for half the total earnings of the progeny of ‘Street Cry’. ‘Not A Single Doubt’ sustained his prominent position.

Both ‘Snitzel’ and ‘I Am Invincible’ produced their winning progeny from remarkable numbers of mares covered, foals conceived and born. In the 9 seasons 2007/2008 – 2015/2016 ‘Snitzel’ was represented by 1010 foals, 744 runners with 535 winners of 82 stakes races. In the 5 years 2011/2012 – 2015/2016 ‘I Am Invincible’ produced 564 foals, 396 runners, 300 winners and 31 stakes races won. The vast majority of the progeny of the latter (c.90%) won races between 1000m – 1400m. There were no stakes winners beyond 1600m. The offspring of ‘Snitzel’ were a little ‘stouter’ (‘genuine’) with a few stakes winners beyond 1600m and even up to 2200m. Even so the majority win races 1000m – 1400m. This could also reflect overall race programming in Australia?

Sire Premiership Table 2017/2018

Australia New Zealand 2019/20 2018/19 2017/18 2016/17 2015/16 2014/15 General 1st Season 2nd Season 3rd Season 2YO Sires 3YO Sires Broodmare

Rank Stallion name Runners Winners Wins Stakes
Winners
Stakes
Wins
Earnings Top earner, season earnings
1 Snitzel 328 173 307 26 43 $29,243,613 Redzel, $7,532,300
2 I Am Invincible 275 158 273 19 26 $15,908,940 Viddora, $1,372,700
3 Fastnet Rock 253 136 220 18 31 $15,550,518 Shoals, $1,437,620
4 High Chaparral 271 122 197 8 11 $14,735,494 Rekindling, $3,850,000
5 Street Cry 191 103 187 7 14 $12,849,160 Winx, $6,105,000
6 Not a Single Doubt 219 106 171 16 19 $11,056,022 Mighty Boss, $1,247,100
7 Sebring 325 147 232 13 14 $11,025,776 Sedanzer, $693,046
8 Written Tycoon 287 153 255 8 13 $9,966,077 Written By, $1,409,000
9 Lonhro 208 103 174 5 8 $8,573,938 Kementari, $1,404,250
10 Pierro 131 64 101 8 12 $8,529,586 Pierata, $2,182,200

 

Sire Premiership Table 2015/2016

Australia New Zealand 2019/20 2018/19 2017/18 2016/17 2015/16 2014/15 General 1st Season 2nd Season 3rd Season 2YO Sires 3YO Sires Broodmare

Rank Stallion name Runners Winners Wins Stakes
Winners
Stakes
Wins
Earnings Top earner, season earnings
1 Street Cry 173 85 144 12 22 $12,975,554 Winx, $5,627,500
2 Not a Single Doubt 286 154 257 12 21 $12,501,196 Extreme Choice, $1,349,750
3 Written Tycoon 256 130 223 7 11 $10,107,231 Capitalist, $3,508,700
4 Fastnet Rock 271 124 202 12 18 $9,795,580 Missrock, $500,500
5 Lonhro 304 141 236 9 12 $9,236,600 Exosphere, $966,650
6 Encosta de Lago 175 90 144 6 14 $8,942,727 Chautauqua, $3,117,500
7 Redoute’s Choice 208 106 177 13 18 $8,641,506 Peeping, $707,300
8 Snitzel 265 130 204 5 7 $8,559,962 Spill the Beans, $474,700
9 Sebring 261 120 186 7 7 $8,499,031 Criterion, $1,207,750
10 Choisir 291 123 201 8 10 $7,640,601 Japonisme, $1,094,250

All-time legend ‘Winx’ catapulted her sire ‘Street Cry’ to the top position from 7th the previous year. This was considered a good result for a ‘Shuttle Stallion’ who’s influence had been challenged by the locals since the remarkable 9-year hegemony established by ‘Danehill’.

‘Not a Single Doubt’ significantly improved his credentials to finish a credible 2nd placing rising from 9th the previous year. This marked the harbinger of things to come although it appears the illustrious sire will not now make top placing? However his success adds further cachet to the immutable imperial march of ‘Danehill’ and his sire sons such as ‘Redoute’s Choice’. Only Star Kingdom compares in Australia.

 

Sire Premiership Table 2014/2015

Australia New Zealand 2019/20 2018/19 2017/18 2016/17 2015/16 2014/15 General 1st Season 2nd Season 3rd Season 2YO Sires 3YO Sires Broodmare

Rank Stallion name Runners Winners Wins Stakes
Winners
Stakes
Wins
Earnings Top earner, season earnings
1 Fastnet Rock 309 146 217 15 20 $10,303,516 First Seal, $833,175
2 Exceed and Excel 226 112 182 13 15 $9,020,801 Le Chef, $1,199,200
3 Sebring 200 88 137 7 11 $8,694,657 Criterion, $2,992,000
4 Encosta de Lago 210 101 163 6 11 $8,528,148 Chautauqua, $2,219,750
5 Redoute’s Choice 195 86 140 11 18 $8,404,345 Lankan Rupee, $1,144,500
6 Lonhro 346 155 250 7 10 $8,067,110 Sweynesse, $590,650
7 Street Cry 172 83 133 11 17 $7,768,815 Pride of Dubai, $1,336,100
8 Snitzel 209 106 161 11 16 $7,756,725 Sweet Idea, $654,700
9 Not a Single Doubt 302 144 218 4 6 $7,014,757 Miracles of Life, $620,700
10 Northern Meteor 193 90 160 8 11 $6,911,269 Shooting to Win, $945,950

‘Fastnet Rock’ further underpinned the influence of his illustrious sire ‘Danehill’ by reaching the top spot. His best offspring ‘First Seal’ achieved distinction by defeating ‘Winx’ in some of her early races. She became the dam of the top priced yearling ($1.8 million) at the unique inaugural online Inglis Easter Yearling Sale in 2020

Sire Premiership Table 2YO 2019/2020 (as at 13/04/2020)

Australia New Zealand 2019/20 2018/19 2017/18 2016/17 2015/16 2014/15 General 1st Season 2nd Season 3rd Season 2YO Sires 3YO Sires Broodmare

Rank Stallion name Runners Winners Wins Stakes
Winners
Stakes
Wins
Earnings Top earner, season earnings
1 Snitzel 33 16 20 3 6 $3,943,020 Away Game, $2,721,800
2 Not a Single Doubt 29 5 12 2 5 $3,818,585 Farnan, $2,502,200
3 I Am Invincible 41 14 19 4 4 $2,308,123 Dame Giselle, $862,200
4 Starspangledbanner 9 1 1 1 1 $1,242,675 Prime Star, $1,209,000
5 Lord Kanaloa 2 1 2 1 1 $1,240,850 Tagaloa, $1,237,150
6 Brazen Beau 22 6 6 2 2 $1,223,375 Larimer Street, $361,500
7 Redoute’s Choice 8 2 5 2 4 $1,138,535 King’s Legacy, $651,500
8 Pride of Dubai 24 6 7 1 1 $965,700 Bella Nipotina, $550,975
9 Fastnet Rock 23 6 7 1 1 $839,965 Personal, $210,050
10 Street Boss 17 4 6 1 3 $821,692 Hanseatic, $644,500

‘Away Game’ has proved to be the ‘iron’2YO of the current crop. Although defeated by ‘Farnan’ in the Golden Slipper (running 2nd.) many informed pundits rate her as the best in the land for this year. Starting with a dominant win in the ‘Magic Millions’ in January the filly has raced successfully in the three major Eastern States during her long preparation of 3 – 4 months duration.

 

Sire Premiership Table 2YO 2018/2019

Australia New Zealand 2019/20 2018/19 2017/18 2016/17 2015/16 2014/15 General 1st Season 2nd Season 3rd Season 2YO Sires 3YO Sires Broodmare

Rank Stallion name Runners Winners Wins Stakes
Winners
Stakes
Wins
Earnings Top earner, season earnings
1 I Am Invincible 67 27 36 8 10 $3,646,215 Loving Gaby, $580,750
2 Snitzel 65 23 29 3 3 $3,317,385 Exhilarates, $1,370,150
3 Exceed and Excel 39 12 17 3 6 $2,566,625 Microphone, $1,588,600
4 Sidestep 21 6 10 1 2 $2,557,890 Kiamichi, $2,324,350
5 Fastnet Rock 49 17 22 2 3 $2,426,615 Anaheed, $954,200
6 Lonhro 24 8 11 3 4 $2,180,025 Lyre, $1,381,400
7 Better Than Ready 47 23 38 3 3 $2,032,420 The Odyssey, $557,550
8 Not a Single Doubt 49 13 20 3 4 $1,964,075 Dubious, $1,032,650
9 Dundeel 16 6 9 1 2 $1,829,125 Castelvecchio, $1,608,000
10 Rubick 51 15 19 1 1 $1,446,245 Yes Yes Yes, $350,700

The 2YO Sires Table had a familiar look which has since endured. ‘I Am Invincible’ dramatically declared himself as a top sire of 2YOs having been leading first season sire 2015/2016. 27 winners provided 8 stakes winners of 10 stakes races; this is an outstanding result by any measurement.

 

Sire Premiership Table 2YO 2017/2018

Australia New Zealand 2019/20 2018/19 2017/18 2016/17 2015/16 2014/15 General 1st Season 2nd Season 3rd Season 2YO Sires 3YO Sires Broodmare

Rank Stallion name Runners Winners Wins Stakes
Winners
Stakes
Wins
Earnings Top earner, season earnings
1 Snitzel 56 13 17 4 6 $3,648,965 Estijaab, $2,335,075
2 I Am Invincible 61 25 30 4 4 $3,446,175 Oohood, $996,100
3 Zoustar 34 10 18 3 5 $3,208,694 Sunlight, $2,182,450
4 Written Tycoon 31 10 15 1 3 $2,021,479 Written By, $1,409,000
5 Spirit of Boom 52 18 28 5 5 $1,942,370 Outback Barbie, $309,350
6 Not a Single Doubt 36 20 26 4 5 $1,587,378 Fundamentalist, $199,760
7 Hinchinbrook 49 18 23 1 2 $1,393,221 Seabrook, $556,300
8 Sebring 50 16 20 5 5 $1,350,061 Futooh, $191,950
9 Exceed and Excel 47 16 17 1 2 $1,022,950 Performer, $192,000
10 Sepoy 26 9 13 1 1 $957,775 Fullazaboot, $421,000

Sire Premiership Table 2YO 2015/2016

Australia New Zealand 2019/20 2018/19 2017/18 2016/17 2015/16 2014/15 General 1st Season 2nd Season 3rd Season 2YO Sires 3YO Sires Broodmare

Rank Stallion name Runners Winners Wins Stakes
Winners
Stakes
Wins
Earnings Top earner, season earnings
1 Written Tycoon 24 10 21 3 6 $4,337,706 Capitalist, $3,508,700
2 Snitzel 72 29 38 2 2 $2,469,790 Nikitas, $451,600
3 Not a Single Doubt 30 13 16 3 5 $2,252,615 Extreme Choice, $1,349,750
4 All American 19 7 9 1 1 $1,705,690 Yankee Rose, $1,511,700
5 Hinchinbrook 37 12 19 4 7 $1,497,871 Whispering Brook, $635,350
6 Artie Schiller 30 10 16 2 2 $1,489,400 Flying Artie, $739,000
7 More Than Ready 42 14 18 2 3 $1,181,535 Prized Icon, $500,850
8 Sebring 57 15 19 1 1 $1,161,010 Candika, $280,700
9 Redoute’s Choice 32 10 12 3 3 $915,775 Honesty Prevails, $236,000
10 Fastnet Rock 34 5 6 1 2 $845,015 Missrock, $500,500

Sire Premiership Table 2YO 2014/2015

Australia New Zealand 2019/20 2018/19 2017/18 2016/17 2015/16 2014/15 General 1st Season 2nd Season 3rd Season 2YO Sires 3YO Sires Broodmare

Rank Stallion name Runners Winners Wins Stakes
Winners
Stakes
Wins
Earnings Top earner, season earnings
1 Exceed and Excel 48 15 21 5 5 $3,412,760 Le Chef, $1,199,200
2 Medaglia d’Oro 25 7 10 1 4 $2,775,265 Vancouver, $2,362,000
3 Street Cry 32 5 6 1 2 $1,825,690 Pride of Dubai, $1,336,100
4 Snitzel 51 21 22 3 3 $1,638,895 Odyssey Moon, $435,250
5 Not a Single Doubt 63 23 25 1 1 $1,414,187 Single Gaze, $341,750
6 I Am Invincible 42 20 26 1 1 $1,139,890 Look to the Stars, $289,400
7 Hinchinbrook 25 8 14 2 3 $1,057,035 Press Statement, $492,775
8 Encosta de Lago 21 4 5 1 1 $973,835 English, $828,950
9 More Than Ready 48 11 13 3 3 $864,690 Ready for Victory, $272,000
10 Lonhro 35 8 11 3 4 $856,140 Calaverite, $237,250

Sire Premiership Table 1st Season 2019/2020 (as at 13/04/2020)

Australia New Zealand 2019/20 2018/19 2017/18 2016/17 2015/16 2014/15 General 1st Season 2nd Season 3rd Season 2YO Sires 3YO Sires Broodmare

Rank Stallion name Runners Winners Wins Stakes
Winners
Stakes
Wins
Earnings Top earner, season earnings
1 Pride of Dubai 24 6 7 1 1 $965,700 Bella Nipotina, $550,975
2 Spill the Beans 26 6 9 0 0 $606,890 Tumbler Ridge, $162,375
3 Night of Thunder 7 3 4 2 2 $428,867 A Beautiful Night, $223,450
4 Vancouver 13 3 3 0 0 $417,115 Vangelic, $161,650
5 I’m All the Talk 11 2 3 0 0 $349,700 Watch Me Dance, $266,700
6 Headwater 14 3 3 0 0 $293,655 Wisdom of Water, $176,000
7 Jabali 6 3 3 0 0 $201,250 Jabali Ridge, $136,250
8 Exosphere 8 1 2 1 1 $190,355 Thermosphere, $128,165
9 Outreach 11 4 5 0 0 $157,875 Pee Dee, $54,110
10 Bull Point 4 1 1 0 0 $157,800 Encountabull, $136,500

 

Sire Premiership Table 1st Season 2018/2019

Australia New Zealand 2019/20 2018/19 2017/18 2016/17 2015/16 2014/15 General 1st Season 2nd Season 3rd Season 2YO Sires 3YO Sires Broodmare

Rank Stallion name Runners Winners Wins Stakes
Winners
Stakes
Wins
Earnings Top earner, season earnings
1 Sidestep 21 6 10 1 2 $2,557,890 Kiamichi, $2,324,350
2 Better Than Ready 47 23 38 3 3 $2,032,420 The Odyssey, $557,550
3 Rubick 51 15 19 1 1 $1,446,245 Yes Yes Yes, $350,700
4 Deep Field 57 21 26 2 2 $1,403,605 Dig Deep, $315,735
5 Brazen Beau 33 7 8 1 1 $1,378,490 Accession, $867,300
6 Toronado 20 5 7 0 0 $895,780 Prince of Sussex, $681,250
7 Safeguard 12 2 5 0 0 $662,930 Specialism, $345,500
8 Shooting to Win 33 12 13 0 0 $626,480 Kubrick, $216,150
9 Time for War 14 4 7 1 1 $534,195 Time to Reign, $423,700
10 Wandjina 34 7 9 0 0 $446,785 Hearty Lass, $68,000

 

Sire Premiership Table 1st Season 2017/2018

Australia New Zealand 2019/20 2018/19 2017/18 2016/17 2015/16 2014/15 General 1st Season 2nd Season 3rd Season 2YO Sires 3YO Sires Broodmare

Rank Stallion name Runners Winners Wins Stakes
Winners
Stakes
Wins
Earnings Top earner, season earnings
1 Zoustar 34 10 18 3 5 $3,208,694 Sunlight, $2,182,450
2 Spirit of Boom 52 18 28 5 5 $1,942,370 Outback Barbie, $309,350
3 Sizzling 45 9 14 0 0 $897,897 Sizzling Belle, $226,785
4 Epaulette 26 6 6 2 2 $542,654 Meryl, $180,250
5 Fighting Sun 29 5 7 1 1 $402,005 Chess Star, $98,650
6 Dawn Approach 18 4 5 0 0 $376,805 Gongs, $173,320
7 Playing God 8 1 2 1 1 $363,289 Lordhelpmerun, $262,800
8 Akeed Mofeed 15 4 6 0 0 $289,280 Assertive Play, $105,000
9 Shamus Award 22 6 7 0 0 $257,555 Malahide, $119,550
10 Dundeel 18 4 4 1 1 $245,395 Irukandji, $118,025

 

Sire Premiership Table 1st Season 2014/2015

Australia New Zealand 2019/20 2018/19 2017/18 2016/17 2015/16 2014/15 General 1st Season 2nd Season 3rd Season 2YO Sires 3YO Sires Broodmare

Rank Stallion name Runners Winners Wins Stakes
Winners
Stakes
Wins
Earnings Top earner, season earnings
1 Hinchinbrook 25 8 14 2 3 $1,057,035 Press Statement, $492,775
2 Beneteau 27 12 15 2 2 $814,725 Lady Jivago, $192,750
3 Star Witness 35 8 10 2 2 $663,025 The Barrister, $165,510
4 Rothesay 41 14 20 0 0 $653,360 Shotacross the Bow, $149,800
5 War Chant 17 4 7 1 1 $472,580 Chantski, $296,600
6 Reward for Effort 29 9 11 0 0 $439,257 Take Pride, $128,000
7 Starspangledbanner 14 5 9 1 2 $386,785 Of the Brave, $177,250
8 Alfred Nobel 6 2 3 1 1 $374,850 Showy Chloe, $197,500
9 Captain Sonador 35 5 7 0 0 $240,625 Dream Finnish, $89,300
10 Stryker 19 5 5 1 1 $210,870 Strykum, $55,300

 

Sire Premiership Table Broodmare 2019/2020 (as at 13/04/2020)

Australia New Zealand 2019/20 2018/19 2017/18 2016/17 2015/16 2014/15 General 1st Season 2nd Season 3rd Season 2YO Sires 3YO Sires Broodmare

Rank Stallion name Runners Winners Wins Stakes
Winners
Stakes
Wins
Earnings Top earner, season earnings
1 Redoute’s Choice 534 228 355 18 25 $22,716,916 Regal Power, $3,306,500
2 Encosta de Lago 670 274 395 12 20 $19,963,987 Alligator Blood, $2,825,934
3 Flying Spur 455 167 246 4 4 $11,475,757 Pierata, $2,401,400
4 Fastnet Rock 332 121 175 7 7 $11,136,365 Santa Ana Lane, $2,486,500
5 More Than Ready 368 151 213 5 9 $10,688,106 Bivouac, $1,953,300
6 Testa Rossa 197 73 100 4 6 $9,935,171 Vow and Declare, $5,522,500
7 Galileo 204 83 127 5 9 $8,266,187 Warning, $1,436,450
8 Danehill 291 103 154 7 11 $8,086,058 Funstar, $747,950
9 Fantastic Light 80 29 42 0 0 $7,922,156 Yes Yes Yes, $6,823,750
10 Zabeel 391 135 190 3 6 $7,889,873 Tuscan Queen, $580,750

 

Sire Premiership Table Broodmare 2018/2019

Australia New Zealand 2019/20 2018/19 2017/18 2016/17 2015/16 2014/15 General 1st Season 2nd Season 3rd Season 2YO Sires 3YO Sires Broodmare

Rank Stallion name Runners Winners Wins Stakes
Winners
Stakes
Wins
Earnings Top earner, season earnings
1 Redoute’s Choice 573 259 455 19 33 $23,239,217 Extra Brut, $1,602,620
2 Encosta de Lago 733 347 559 15 16 $21,941,123 Classique Legend, $773,500
3 Flying Spur 533 247 389 10 13 $16,131,786 Pierata, $1,064,450
4 Zabeel 456 205 337 12 14 $13,934,559 Humidor, $1,153,500
5 More Than Ready 362 181 303 10 14 $13,300,893 Exhilarates, $1,370,150
6 Galileo 232 103 179 9 18 $12,353,446 The Autumn Sun, $2,997,150
7 Lonhro 255 117 196 13 16 $11,582,911 Osborne Bulls, $2,555,000
8 Fastnet Rock 296 134 217 8 10 $10,849,984 Santa Ana Lane, $2,841,000
9 Anabaa 210 118 194 8 10 $10,805,242 Hartnell, $2,184,500
10 Danehill 393 163 283 10 13 $10,517,392 Steel Prince, $562,800

 

Sire Premiership Table Broodmare 2017/2018

Australia New Zealand 2019/20 2018/19 2017/18 2016/17 2015/16 2014/15 General 1st Season 2nd Season 3rd Season 2YO Sires 3YO Sires Broodmare

Rank Stallion name Runners Winners Wins Stakes
Winners
Stakes
Wins
Earnings Top earner, season earnings
1 Encosta de Lago 682 325 539 10 16 $23,079,332 Happy Clapper, $4,107,050
2 Redoute’s Choice 520 233 385 13 20 $18,506,167 Ace High, $1,770,150
3 Zabeel 473 203 322 9 15 $14,840,154 Humidor, $1,415,500
4 Flying Spur 499 217 352 9 11 $13,680,289 Pierata, $2,182,200
5 Danehill 424 189 293 11 15 $11,066,841 Youngstar, $541,562
6 Rubiton 155 66 117 1 4 $10,294,634 Redzel, $7,532,300
7 Galileo 203 96 176 8 12 $8,932,920 Unforgotten, $1,089,270
8 More Than Ready 312 142 236 3 4 $8,261,350 Stellar Collision, $298,800
9 General Nediym 282 130 211 10 13 $8,172,191 Hey Doc, $766,500
10 Hussonet 191 80 138 5 12 $7,700,964 Shoals, $1,437,620

 

Sire Premiership Table Broodmare 2015/2016

Australia New Zealand 2019/20 2018/19 2017/18 2016/17 2015/16 2014/15 General 1st Season 2nd Season 3rd Season 2YO Sires 3YO Sires Broodmare

Rank Stallion name Runners Winners Wins Stakes
Winners
Stakes
Wins
Earnings Top earner, season earnings
1 Encosta de Lago 599 248 400 15 19 $16,725,854 Happy Clapper, $1,164,500
2 Zabeel 453 207 342 16 22 $14,936,644 Mahuta, $1,701,960
3 Danehill 517 218 356 10 16 $13,195,585 Turn Me Loose, $1,177,100
4 Flying Spur 470 195 307 9 15 $11,765,906 Preferment, $2,285,700
5 Redoute’s Choice 401 178 266 13 16 $10,095,674 Arcadia Dream, $589,000
6 Fusaichi Pegasus 209 90 134 3 6 $7,014,527 Capitalist, $3,508,700
7 General Nediym 226 105 167 4 6 $6,995,693 Jameka, $1,407,300
8 Anabaa 201 89 135 7 10 $6,941,065 Buffering, $1,564,000
9 Royal Academy 312 137 221 5 6 $6,773,071 Husson Eagle, $628,018
10 Stravinsky 176 98 152 8 10 $6,277,366 Tavago, $1,331,000

 

Sire Premiership Table Broodmare 2014/2015

Australia New Zealand 2019/20 2018/19 2017/18 2016/17 2015/16 2014/15 General 1st Season 2nd Season 3rd Season 2YO Sires 3YO Sires Broodmare

Rank Stallion name Runners Winners Wins Stakes
Winners
Stakes
Wins
Earnings Top earner, season earnings
1 Danehill 537 252 402 17 24 $16,249,487 Vancouver, $2,362,000
2 Zabeel 459 193 311 18 18 $11,846,573 Plucky Belle, $403,750
3 Encosta de Lago 524 230 360 10 10 $9,853,931 Malice, $252,075
4 Flying Spur 445 189 307 8 8 $9,540,673 Preferment, $1,075,335
5 Peintre Celebre 106 49 83 1 1 $7,597,905 Protectionist, $3,915,500
6 Redoute’s Choice 322 141 217 8 11 $7,549,149 Pasadena Girl, $458,500
7 Anabaa 170 83 127 7 11 $6,652,855 Hartnell, $1,179,500
8 Scenic 276 110 190 4 12 $6,495,657 Delicacy, $1,417,320
9 Royal Academy 321 132 222 5 8 $5,760,016 Sabatini, $412,800
10 Snippets 290 130 195 5 6 $5,513,999 Dawn Approach, $389,020