A glance at the latest stallion rankings in the United States is instructive, particularly if you’re a reader of the Summerhill Sires Brochure. No fewer than eight of the eleven stallions on this season’s domestic roster carry the blood of Mr. Prospector, and it’s a reassuring thought that, with two-thirds of their season now complete, no fewer than five of the top ten stallions in the most competitive stallion environment in the world, the United States, carry his blood.
Indeed, three of them, including the log leader, Smart Strike, make the top five, where Distorted Humor (a grandson by Forty Niner) is in third place, while Kingmambo (a son in his own right) is fourth. Kingmambo leads all sires by Graded Stakes winners (6), while another son, Chester House (in 9th place) leads all stallions by total number of Stakes winners (14) just ahead of a grandson, Grand Slam (10th).
Smart Strike (by Mr.Prospector) $7,456,059
Tiznow (by Cee’s Tizzy) $5,449,097
Distorted Humor (by Forty Niner) $5,064,189
Kingmambo (by Mr.Prospector) $5,053,186
Giant’s Causeway (by Storm Cat) $5,005,336
Tale Of The Cat (by Storm Cat) $4,829,761
Stormy Atlantic (by Storm Cat) $4,499,757
A.P.Indy (by Seattle Slew) $4,404,834
Chester House (by Mr.Prospector) $4,298,535
Grand Slam (by Gone West) $3,865,050