2013 Stallion Poll
The poll is now open to determine which stallions to follow in 2013.
You can vote for up to 5 horses. I have tried to include all the
stallions that were suggested by readers, with the exception of Pyro. Unfortunately, I do not feel like I can adequately cover a stallion whose offpring will be primarily running in Japan, so I have removed him from consideration. Also, there are a few stallions on this list whose offspring will probably run mostly in Europe. I'm willing to cover these, but the coverage will not be as complete as North American-standing sires. If I have forgotten someone,
if there is someone else that you would like to add, or if any of the stallions are out of alphabetical order, please let me
know in the comments. Also feel free to list your choices with reasons
in the comments, and to lobby others to vote. If you need
additional information about the horses, the Stallion Register is an excellence reference. The poll will remain open for approximately a week, maybe longer if there is close voting for some spots.
January 6 Result
Lord of the Realm (colt; Curlin - Danceroftherealm (GB) by King of Kings (IRE)) was scratched from Race 8 at Fair Grounds, as it came off of the turf and was run on the sloppy main track. Favorite Animal Style (Spanish Steps - Seeking the Sky by Storm Cat) was the winner. Watch the Replay.
January 7 Result
The Pink Monkey (filly; The Green Monkey - Senorina Valentina by Flying Victor) dueled for much of Race 6 at Parx, a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $22,500), but tired and finished 7th. One Smart Philly (Smarty Jones - Philly Gal by Doneraile Court) came from off the pace for the victory. Watch the Replay.
January 9 Entries
Midnightinpositano (filly; Midnight Lute - Janeian (NZ) by The Jogger) breaks from the rail in Race 3 at Aqueduct, a mile and 70 yard Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $16,000). Post time is 1:26 PM ET. Midnightinpositano finished 6th in her only start, a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming Race at Aqueduct on December 16. She last worked on December 31, going 4 furlongs in :51.27 at Aqueduct. She was purchased for $8,000 as a yearling, and for $9,000 at 2, and is out of grade III winner Janeian, who earned $393,184. Janeian is the dam of 2 winners.
Midnight Officer (colt; Midnight Lute - Against the Law by Officer) runs in race 7 at Turf Paradise, a 5.5 furlong Maiden Optional Claiming Race. Post time is 5:26 PM ET, and Midnight Officer is on the rail. Midnight Officer has run once, finishing 2nd in a 5.5 furlong Maiden Optional Claiming Race at Turf Paradise on December 30. He is the first foal out of stakes winner Against the Law, who earned $106,780 overall. Against the Law is a half sister to 2 winners, including stakes winner Sunday Geisha, who earned $242,640.