DANASINGA AND THE SIRES LIST

25 October 2007

We were sitting around the other day not doing much as it is, after all, October and nothing much happens on a horse stud in October when we started thinking about the sires tables. Traditionally the General sires tables by overall earnings in each individual country is the way a sire is assessed. Now we have previously enthused over other ways; APEX ratings, AEI, group winners to runners etc as being a better way to decide who is actually doing the job as a stallion. We concluded that a regional tally rather than country by country would give a better overall picture of a stallions true worth in this era of Trans Tasman travel, export of great horses in to Hong Kong and the strong support we as an industry have received from South African buyers at our sales. This would help to eliminate distortions by a stand out runner in any given country and get to a stallions true worth.

 

So with the help of Bloodhound we calculated the combined earnings of all runners in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Macau, South Africa and Zimbabwe by all stallions and converted this to Australian dollars (by the way, anyone can do this through stallions.com.au). We then went through the list and highlighted stallions that are available to breeders in Australia in 2007 and the results were quite astounding. As at 19 October Danasinga is the 10th leading active sire in the country for the entire Asia - Pacific and African regions this season, a phenomenal result. We wanted to see if this was an anomaly so we checked last seasons results using the same criteria and he came in 11th at seasons end. This staggered even us, his most ardent admirers so we checked the previous season end figures. You guessed it, another great result with a 15th place finish. Then something else struck us, when compared to his peers Danasinga is actually getting better which is something that has obviously been identified by the buying public and would explain the mammoth 60% increase in yearling average at the majors this year. That's right, a 60% increase at the majors. If you want a list of buyers we can give you that also, it makes great reading.

 

Next on our list of analysis was the positioning of the horses around Danasinga on these tables. The results were surprisingly stable (yes, it's a pun). Encosta de Lago, Redoutes Choice, Flying Spur, Commands, Stravinsky and Testa Rossa finished ahead of him each time. That's fair enough, many had more runners and they average over 130k a service each in 2007, just a little more than Danasinga. What was even more interesting was the stallions who are behind Danasinga on every list, stallions like General Nediym, Red Ransom, More Than Ready, Dehere, Tale Of The Cat, etc and more often than not Anabaa, Royal Academy, Danewin, Fusiachi Pegasus etc. These are the best stallions in the land available to broodmare owners in 2007 and Danasinga is consistently in the mix every year and what's more, climbing up the table and not sliding down it.

 

So what does this mean to you. Simple really. If you want to pay a whole lot more for what is often less simply because you like a studs glossy brochure, they have a good gardener and they do a great lunch at the sale well you go right ahead. We are sure you friends will be very impressed by your excellent judgement. If you are serious about breeding a better racehorse at a better price (correct me if we're wrong but isn't that why we are all here) then you simply have to book a mare to, buy a mare in foal to or purchase a yearling by Danasinga.


Bending Metal
31 March 2009

Randwick Guineas Group I winner for Danasinga
16 March 2009

Another Group Winner for Danasinga
9 February 2009

California Dane Hits The Ground Running
21 July 2008

2YO Winner for Danasinga
4 June 2008

Another GR2 winner for Danasinga
17 March 2008

Danasinga Gr3 winner in the Geelong Cup
25 October 2007

DANASINGA AND THE SIRES LIST
25 October 2007

California Dreaming
19 September 2007

Business Almost As Usual
5 September 2007

When California Dane grabbed the Group 2 Carlyon Stakes
27 June 2007

Another Stakes winner for Danasinga
30 April 2007

Baerami Secures California Dane
23 April 2007

2007 Shines Brightly
26 March 2007

Danasinga Shines at the Sales
2 February 2007

Danasinga does it in all quarters
30 January 2007

Magic Results at Millions (Jan 07)
22 January 2007

Aquatic King Rewards Belief
22 January 2007

Danasinga 20th Stakes Winner
22 January 2007

Bending Metal

Randwick Guineas Group I winner for Danasinga

Another Group Winner for Danasinga


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