Whether you use "damsire" or "broodmare sire" or "maternal grandsire" or "family sire" -- and each term holds shades of meaning -- the goal of bloodstock buyers is to find mares by stallions that shine in this role.
We all can name stallions whose names we love to see in that spot on a five-cross pedigree. Secretariat, Deputy Minister, Blue Larkspur, Buckpasser, Princequillo, ... the list is long and distinguished. But if you're like me, most of the stallions on your list are pretty well recognized as strong damsires, and are long since retired from service -- and since the secret's out, the advantages to this knowledge are limited.
But most of us also have ideas about which younger stallions are likely candidates to be top broodmare sires of coming years. Sometimes it's just intuition. I'm convinced that Point Given (SRO) and Tiznow (SRO) and Real Quiet (SRO) are destined for greatness through their daughters. Check back in about 20 years to see if I hit the mark!
The team at TrueNicks put aside gut feelings and instead hit the books -- specifically, some detailed data provided by The Blood-Horse MarketWatch -- to see if they could identify emerging broodmare sires based on early successes. To make it interesting, TrueNicks limited the study to young broodmare sires represented at the Keeneland November sale -- meaning that their daughters are available for purchase right now!
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