Stallions We're Watching...
All pedigree analysis for LBBS Yearlings and 2yo's is provided by Jessica Tugwell. She is a proficient handicapper and pedigree analyst that has always been fascinated with genetics and bloodlines, and the breeding aspect of the Thoroughbred game, especially the influence of female families. Jessica worked as a racing official with the Maryland Jockey Club in 2019 and two internships with NYRA in the communications department during the Saratoga meets of 2012 and 2013, where she helped to obtain quotes from stakes connections, and assisted with NYRA.com’s “Forbes Firsters” column, among other articles.
Stallions to watch for the Fasig-Tipton NY-Bred Sale at Saratoga:
- Solomini's first foals are 2yos of this year and he has two winners from eight starters so far. They were very popular as 2yos this year, selling for an average of $99,000 and median of $45,000, which suggests there's probably more to come. He has 8 yearlings in the NY-bred sale.
- G1 winning sprinter Volatile's first crop are yearlings this year, and they were pretty hot at the July sale, with an average of $93,813 and median of $67,500. Ten of them are cataloged for this sale.
- Central Banker has been a leading sire in New York for a few years now, and with 11 NY-bred foals selling in this sale, there should be plenty of options to pick up a nice one of his offspring, whose starters earn an average of $6,523 per start.
- G1 winner Global Campaign's first foals are yearlings of this year, and as a half-brother to Bolt d'Oro, expectations are high for him as a sire. His foals might be the type to mature a bit later, like many descendants of Curlin, and his yearling sales prices so far have reflected that, with an average of $63,829 and median of $50,000. He has 11 NY bred foals cataloged for this sale.
- Maclean's Music has 14 NY-bred foals entered in this sale, and he's certainly a stallion who can get high-quality offspring, as the sire of the brilliant Jackie's Warrior and Preakness winner Cloud Computing. His starters earn an average of $6,227 per start.
- Omaha Beach has 4 winners from 13 starters to date, including the impressive Saratoga maiden special weight winner Pirate, a half to this year's Preakness winner National Treasure. There are nine of them cataloged here.
- Breeders' Cup Classic winner Vino Rosso has 13 horses cataloged in this sale, and he's already got a stakes winner among his two-year-olds, which have been more precocious than many people expected. With 4 winners in 16 starters, he's currently second to Mitole on the leading freshman sire list.