Sadler's Wells Stallion
Sadler's Wells Stallion

Sadler’s Wells

(Painting : Susan Crawford)

SADLER’S WELLS

County Tipperary, Ireland

And living in County Tipperary, Ireland. And by all accounts, he remains the king, despite the fact that it’s several seasons now since he last covered a mare. With sons of the ilk of Galileo, Montjeu and High Chaparral around him (not to mention our own Fort Wood,) his legacy is set to endure for a long time yet. A TDN survey has just announced a list of the leading sires of Group/Grade One winners in the Northern Hemisphere, and Sadler’s Wells stands clear with a remarkable 74 winners (Coolmore claim 76,) at the highest level. The great Danzig is next on 46.

Among active stallions, A.P. Indy remains the “Emperor” with 24, followed by Dynaformer (18) and a remarkable 17 for Giant’s Causeway, who is still a relatively young horse with plenty of large crops to come. With just six crops to represent him, Street Cry already sits on 10, and is another to have put up his hand, particularly as he tops the percentage Grade One winners among American based stallions.

ACTIVE NORTH AMERICAN STALLION LEADERS

BY GRADE 1 WINNERS

Sire

Crops

Named Foals

G1SW

%/Named Foals

A.P. Indy

16

1,054

24

2.28%

Dynaformer

19

1,116

18

1.61%

Giant’s Causeway

8

943

17

1.80%

Unbridled’s Song

12

932

13

1.39%

Awesome Again

10

644

11

1.71%

Distorted Humor

10

764

10

1.31%

Street Cry (IRE)

6

413

10

2.42%

Pulpit

11

620

9

1.45%

Smart Strike

12

846

8

0.95%

ACTIVE EUROPEAN STALLION LEADERS

BY GROUP 1 WINNERS

Sire

Crops

Named Foals

G1SW

%/Named Foals

Galileo (IRE)

7

704

17

2.41%

Pivotal (GB)

12

853

16

1.88%

Montjeu (IRE)

8

712

15

2.11%

Monsun (GER)

13

534

14

2.62%

Danehill Dancer (IRE)

11

1,023

9

0.88%

Statistics courtesy of Thoroughbred Daily News

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