November's issue reviews the 2010 book quality of North American stallions. To accompany The Blood-Horse MarketWatch's standard Quality of Mares Bred charts and leading-sire lists, Eric Mitchell takes a closer look at first-season stallions (cover story). Scot Gillies discuss the implications of young and maiden mares in a short analysis (also on the cover) of the new chart "Leading Sires by CPI of Young/Maiden Mares" (pg. 11).
Would you expect restricted stakes on turf to be run at a longer or shorter average distance than grade II contests on dirt? How many graded stakes are run on all-weather tracks each year? What are the average purses of each stakes type? Answers to questions like these, along with lists of the top sires and broodmare sires by stakes distance, are found in a special section (pgs. 11-12) identifying North American stakes races by number, type, and restrictions.
International buyers, a lower price ceiling, and the ongoing economic downturn all affected the November mixed sales' opening sessions. In her column "The Big Picture: Market Analysis," Rachel Pagones analyzes the Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland select sales.
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