Poll Question: Freshman Sires
Written by Ian Tapp | Jun 07, 2010 |
Last year, when Offlee Wild (TrueNicks,SRO)
emerged as Champion Freshman Sire, his credentials fit an interesting profile:
His biggest win came as a 5-year-old in the 10-furlong Suburban H. (gr. I)
His sire line is not known for precocious two-year-olds
His first crop had only 72 two-year-olds
His initial stud fee was a moderate $15,000
High-priced stallions with their first runners on the track in 2010 include Bernardini (TrueNicks,SRO), First Samurai (TrueNicks,SRO), Bluegrass Cat (TrueNicks,SRO), and Henny Hughes (TrueNicks,SRO).
Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) and Met Mile (gr. I) winner Silver Train (TrueNicks,SRO) leads all first crop stallions with 125 two-year-olds.
The following stallions have less than 90 two-year-olds of 2010, and each stood their initial stud season for a fee between $10,000 and $20,000.
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||2YOs of 2010
||2007 Stud Fee
|Good Reward (TrueNicks,SRO)
|Unbridled Energy (TrueNicks,SRO)
|War Front (TrueNicks,SRO)