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Trotting sire ahead on broodmare sires list

04:13 PM 07 Apr 2015 NZST
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Sundon- Leading trotting sire and leading overall broodmare sire
Sundon- Leading trotting sire and leading overall broodmare sire

With two thirds of the New Zealand harness racing season over, we thought it was a good time to take a look at how some of our siring charts were tracking.

The one that immediately caught our eye was this season's broodmares sires list which is currently headed by the outstanding trotting sire and now broodmare sire in Sundon.

Second last year to champion broodmare sire In The Pocket, Sundon has established a healthy lead over his pacing rivals this season and is going to be hard to head off.

As of today Sundon holds an advantage of $314,494 over reigning premiership winner In The Pocket  with Holmes Hanover and Christian Cullen close behind.

There are few major changes to the list this season below the top handful with the exception being Live Or Die who has dropped down a few places after finishing fifth last year and the emergence of Mach Three whose mares have only left 84 foals old enough to race yet he presently sits in 20th place after finishing 41st last year and is obviously a broodmare sire on the rise.

The ability of Sundon to lead the broodmare list is quite a stunning achievement as generally the trotting component  of most meetings is only three races on average yet he is heading off pacing broodmare sires who have at least double that number of races at most meetings.

Armbro Invasion is making steady progress as a broodmare sire and has overtaken Chiola Hanover as number two on the trotting only side of things but is well over a million behind Sundon still.

On the pacing side of things nothing else is really standing out but Bettors Delight is just starting out as a broodmare sire and after finishing 90th last year, is presently sitting in 62nd place.

With Bettors Delight being widely recognized as the best filly sire worldwide by a lot of breeders and with the huge number of  his well performed mares heading off to stud in the next few years, it would seem only a matter of time before he tops the broodmare sires list as well.  

Harnesslink Media

 

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