One of the very elite sires in the world today is the super successful, 1:48 (A world record) and earn $1,455,000..Beautifully bred being by from the great race mare and producer, Leah Almahurst ($1,053,201), he was a nice two year old before being injured. He never raced as a three-year-old but came back as an older horse to win the Breeders Crown and take a time of
It is in the stud barn where he has had such an influence on the standardbred breed worldwide.
To date he has sired nine millionaires including such greats as$3,069,093, $2,162,979, Western Ace $1,924,290, Deal or Nodeal $1,625,819 and $1,544,580.
His stock have earned over $89,857,476 with a staggering 373 going in better than 1:55 and 44 in sub 1:50.
Now he has established himself as the pre-eminent sire of sires in the industry with, and all finishing in the top 10 on the 2013 two year old sires list in North America. finished 7th himself on that list.
So withbeing available at Nevele R via frozen semen since 2009 you would have thought he would have been swamped with mares. It hasn't happened. Maybe it was because his half brother had failed as a sire in NZ . Maybe it was because he was a son of whose sons have had a very mixed bag of results at stud in NZ.
Whatever the reason, he ended up with just 10 live foals from his first year. That crop is now three year olds and with just a third of the season over, Western Ideal has given Kiwi breeders a glimpse of what they have been missing. To date he has had five qualifiers for four winners, all in 1:57:3 or better. Gentle Western 1:55:1 and Jango Felt 1:55:8 both look like genuine derby chances in the autumn while Ideal Power 1;56:4 and Rakasdeal 1:57:2 are already racing the best fillies in Auckland at the moment.
Sohas made a big statement with that small crop and should reap the rewards in the number of mares he serves this season.
With the success ofat stud in NZ , you would expect that sons of would be well received in the marketplace. Again that just hasn't happened.
Two of his best sons were available to NZ breeders last year for the first time.
The outstanding two year old,2: 1:49:1 $1,544,580 served just 76 mares even though he stood at the very reasonable fee of $4,000.
1:48:1 who with $2,162,979 on his card is the second highest earning son of , only served 56 mares ,again at a very reasonable fee of $4000
So whilehas established a siring dynasty through his sons, NZ breeders don't seem to have awoken yet to the potency of this sire line.
This is a series of stallion reviews that Harnesslink are doing with a view to sheading some light on some of the "forgotten"sires in Australasia.