Midlantic stallions account for 6.3% of mares bred

by | Oct 25, 2019 | Breaking, Breeding, Regionwide, Top Stories

Hoppertunity stands at Northview-PA. Photo courtesy of Northview Stallion Station.

Of the more than 29,000 mares reported bred nationwide, 1,844 of them were bred to stallions standing in the Mid-Atlantic, according to data released Thursday by The Jockey Club.

The Jockey Club said that it expects the total number of mares bred grow by about 10 percent when all reports are received. The number reported through mid-October 2019 is about 3.5 percent lower than the early reports of 2018.

Mid-Atlantic stallions account for about 6.3% of the early reports. That compares favorably with the 6.1% of all mares bred in 2018 that were bred to stallions standing regionally.

Maryland, with 780 mares bred to its stallions, accounted for the region’s largest share, though its early reporting figures were down from the 867 in the state last year in the early reporting period.

Pennsylvania, by contrast, saw the number of mares bred to its stallions grow from 610 to 686.

And in West Virginia, the number of mares bred rose from 198 to 325, but the bulk of that growth appears to come from a reporting glitch last year. None of Taylor Mountain Farm’s four stallions – including two, Juba and Windsor Castle, who are among the state’s most popular – appeared in the early report in 2018.

A pair of Pennsylvania-based stallions led the region in number of mares bred. Hoppertunity, who entered stud this year and stands at Northview-PA, bred a Midlantic-leading 129 mares this season. And Warrior’s Reward, a veteran stallion who this year relocated to WynOaks Farm, saw 115.

Those two were followed by a trio of sires standing at Northview-Maryland. Golden Lad, whose oldest are two-year-olds this year, saw 89 mares. First-year sire Irish War Cry saw 83, and veteran Great Notion, the region’s fourth-leading sire thus far in 2019, was bred to 76 mares, the same as Northview-PA’s Uncle Lino.

The busiest stallion in West Virginia in 2019 was Juba, who saw 49 mares. Juba, a son of Tapit who is from the family of Luftikus, entered stud in 2017 and will have runners on the track in 2020.

The top sire by mares bred in New Jersey was Sea Wizard (12), while in Virginia, Friend or Foe led the way with eight.

STALLIONS STANDING IN THE MID-ATLANTIC

Stallion
Mares
Bred
State
Hoppertunity129PA
Warrior's Reward115PA
Golden Lad89MD
Irish War Cry83MD
Great Notion76MD
Uncle Lino76PA
Madefromlucky58MD
Peace and Justice53PA
Juba49WV
Imagining48MD
Divining Rod45MD
Mosler42MD
Aldrin41WV
Weigelia41PA
Windsor Castle41WV
Social Inclusion40PA
Long River38MD
Fiber Sonde37WV
Jump Start37PA
Holy Boss35MD
Blofeld33MD
Smarty Jones33PA
Friesan Fire32MD
Winchill30PA
Bandbox27MD
Bourbon Courage27MD
Limehouse25WV
Lord Shanakill24PA
Flashback22PA
Golden Years22WV
Dortmund17MD
Gattopardo17WV
Kobe's Back17MD
No Never No More17MD
Denis of Cork16WV
Exclusive Quality15WV
Well Spelled14PA
Eastwood13PA
Talent Search13PA
Sea Wizard12NJ
Street Magician12MD
Alliance11MD
Baltimore Bob11MD
Barbados10MD
Hey Chub10NJ
Saratoga Syndicate10WV
Editorial9MD
Medallist9PA
Buffum8MD
Declan's Warrior8WV
Friend Or Foe8VA
Got the Last Laugh8PA
Our Entourage8WV
Redeemed8MD
Stormy's Majesty7WV
Super Ninety Nine7MD
Il Postino6NJ
J J's Lucky Train6VA
Weave It to Me6WV
Petionville5MD
Ballado's Gold4WV
Bullsbay4PA
Cozar4PA
Crown of Thorns4PA
Gandhi4WV
Not Abroad4MD
Outflanker4MD
Show Tune4PA
Swiss Yodeler4WV
Freedom Child3MD
Mr. Prankster3WV
Power by Far3PA
Coronet of a Baron2PA
Fierce Wind2VA
Hangover Kid2MD
Master Rick2WV
Maximus Gold2VA
Musical Marque2VA
National Anthem (GB)2PA
Snowy River2VA
True to the Moon2PA
Tup Take' Please2WV
Cage Fighter1MD
Cullasaja King1PA
During1WV
Fun and Fancy Free1VA
Love Who1NJ
Lulu Rocks1WV
Perusal1VA
Runnintothealter1PA
Siente El Trueno1WV
T F Classic Twist1WV
Thunder Brew1PA
Uptowncharlybrown1PA
Writer1MD