Wednesday, 8 February 2012

First Season Sires for 2012

If you enjoy your two-year-old horse racing, then you may well have heard of British 2yo Racing website. It is absolutely jam packed with data. Of particular importance to all those breeding fans are the first season sires for 2012. As a taster here is a favourite of mine.

Raven's Pass

Ran four times as a juvenile for three wins. Withdrawn from his intended Newbury debut because of fractious behaviour. Made his race debut after that in a 7f maiden at Yarmouth in July as the 20/1 stable third string ridden by his regular work rider, who rarely rode in races. Won a 7f Listed event later that month and the 7f Group 3 Solario Stakes in September. Final run that year when third in the Dewhurst Stakes behind New Approach.

To learn about the best of this year's first season sires click the British 2yo Racing icon


Neil said...

Hi Jason

Obviously speed and stamina play a part in breeding credentials; these characteristics being passed onto the offspring. But what about temperament? Is a flighty beast likely to produce a similar foal?


HCE said...

Hi Neil,

I can't say I really know horse breeding as well as I should. A lot of people talk about juveniles of Hawk Wing as being indifferent. I guess - as with all biology - it is a matter of nature/nurture. Trainers are often quoted as saying that a certain breeding line does this, that or the other...but whether it is objective or they see what they want to see is a matter of opinion, I guess. It would make sense that certain horses have a tendency to be difficult but not sure if there has been any objective testing/significance to this. Interesting topic for others to give their opinion.

Anonymous said...

The most important factor with breeding is that the sire imparts he produces winners. Many sires are very poor. It takes a certain type of sire to produce 2year old winners.once you have a shortlist of proven 2year old sires your half way there.temperament can arise in any horse and i think you should pay close attention to all horses on every run as regards to regressing mentally.