Leading sire in North America

The list below shows the leading sire of Thoroughbred racehorses in North America for each year since 1830. This is determined by the amount of prize money won by the sire's progeny during the year. It is restricted to stallions which are based in North America, but currently includes earnings from overseas races in Great Britain, Ireland, France, Italy, Germany and the United Arab Emirates as well as domestic earnings.

Prior to 2015, the Leading Sire Lists published by The Blood-Horse excluded earnings from Hong Kong and Japan due to the disparity in purses. Starting in 2015, earnings from Hong Kong and Japan are included on an adjusted basis.[1]

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  1. ^ The leading sire title for 1977 was given to Dr. Fager by the Thoroughbred Daily Times as at the time they counted North American earnings only. Northern Dancer was given the title by The Blood-Horse as they also included international earnings.[2]
Sire lines and selected dam lines of the leading sires, color-coded by sire line
Darley ArabianGodolphin ArabianByerley Turk
Bartlett's Childers
SquirtBlankCadeJigg
MarskeMatchemPartner
EclipseConductorTartar
Pot-8-OsKing FergusMercuryTrumpatorHerod
WaxyHambletonianBeningbroughGohannaPacoletSorcererFlorizelWoodpecker
WhaleboneWhitelockScudOrvilleGolumpusCitizenComusDiomedBuzzard
WaverleySir HerculesCamelBlacklockActaeonMuleyEmiliusCattonJackson's PacoletHumphrey ClinkerSir ArchyDurocSelimCastrel
Don JohnFaugh-a-BallaghBirdcatcherAlbion
1859
Leviathan
1837, 1838
1839, 1843
1848 (tie)
Priam
1842, 1844
1845, 1846
Trustee
1848 (tie)
Monsieur Tonson
1834
Sir Charles
1830, 1831
1832, 1833
1836
Bertrand
1835
TimoleonAmerican EclipsePantaloon
IagoLeamington
1875, 1877
1879, 1881
OxfordThe BaronTouchstoneVoltaireRevenue
1860
Medoc
1840, 1841
SultanThe Libel
Iroquois
1892
Longfellow
1891
SterlingStockwellRataplanOrlandoNewminsterIthurielVoltigeurVedetteMelbourneBoston
1851, 1852
1853
Glencoe I
1847, 1849
1850, 1854
1855, 1856
1857, 1858
Bay MiddletonTraducer
Bonnie Scotland
1880, 1882
IsonomyDoncasterCitadelBlinkhooleyEclipse (II)TrumpeterMarsyasHermitLord ClifdenLongbowBillet
1883
SpeculumWest AustralianLexington
1861, 1862
1863, 1864
1865, 1866
1867, 1868
1869, 1870
1871, 1872
1873, 1874
1876, 1878
VandalThe Flying DutchmanSir Modred
1894
BrambleIsinglassBend OrGlenelg
1884, 1886
1887, 1888
WisdomAlarmPlutusAlbert VictorSt. Blaise
1890
HamptonSir Dixon
1901
RoseberySolonAustralianAeroliteFlorenceVirgil
1885
Dollar
Ben Brush
1909
Star Shoot
1911, 1912
1916, 1917
1919
Ben Strome
1903
OrmondeBona VistaBlair AtholSir HugoHimyar
1893
FlageoletAlbert
1899
Bay RonaldToxophiliteAmphionArbitratorGalopinSpendthriftHindooAndrocles
Broomstick
1913, 1914
1915
Sweep
1918, 1925
John O'GauntOrmeCylleneThe RoverMcGee
1922
DominoPlauditRayon d'Or
1889
BayardoMusketSundridgeKilwarlinSt. SimonHastings
1902, 1908
Kingston
1900, 1910
Hanover
1895, 1896
1897, 1898
Cambyse
The Porter
1937
SwynfordFlying FoxPolymelusSt. GatienCommando
1907
King JamesGainsboroughCarbineSunreighOgdenPersimmonRabelaisFair Play
1920, 1924
1927
Hamburg
1905
Gardefeu
BlandfordChallenger
1939
AjaxPhalarisMeddler
1904, 1906
Celt
1921
UltimusPeter PanColinSpearmintReigh CountThe Finn
1923
Prince PalatineMan o' War
1926
Chance Play
1935, 1944
Chouberski
Blenheim
1941
TeddySickle
1936, 1938
PharosPharamondHigh Time
1928
PennantNeddieHyperionChicle
1929
Count Fleet
1951
Rose PrinceWar Admiral
1945
Bruleur
Mahmoud
1946
Bull Dog
1943
Sir Gallahad
1930, 1933
1934, 1940
UnbreakableNearcoMenowEquipoise
1942
Good GoodsSpurHeliopolis
1950, 1954
StardustPrince RoseHavresacKsar
Bull Lea
1947, 1948
1949, 1952
1953
PolynesianTom FoolStingAlsabStar KingdomPrincequillo
1957, 1958
Cavaliere d'ArpinoTourbillon
Native DancerNasrullah
1955, 1956
1959, 1960
1962
Royal ChargerBuckpasserQuestionnaireArmageddonNoholmeRound Table
1972
BelliniAmbiorix
1961
Raise a NativeNatalmaNearcticBold Ruler
1963, 1964
1965, 1966
1967, 1968
1969, 1973
Grey SovereignIndian HempTurn-ToBuckaroo
1985
Free For AllBattle JoinedNodouble
1981
Tenerani
Mr. Prospector
1987, 1980
Alydar
1990
Exclusive Native
1978, 1979
Northern Dancer
1971, 1977[4]
Raja Baba
1980
What a Pleasure
1975, 1976
BoldnesianT.V. Lark
1974
Hail To Reason
1970
Rough'n TumbleAck AckRibot
GulchThe MinstrelStorm BirdLyphard
1986
Danzig
1991, 1992
1993
Vice RegentBold ReasoningFortinoHalo
1983, 1989
Dr. Fager
1977[4]
His Majesty
1982
Thunder Gulch
2001
Palace Music
1995
Storm Cat
1999, 2000
Sadler's WellsDeputy Minister
1997, 1998
Seattle Slew
1984
CaroBroad Brush
1994
Smart Strike
2007, 2008
Gone WestForty NinerGiant's Causeway
2009, 2010
2012
El Prado
2002
HarlanA.P. Indy
2003, 2006
Cozzene
1996
Saint Ballado
2005
FappianoElusive Quality
2004
Distorted Humor
2011
Kitten's Joy
2013, 2018
Harlan's HolidayPulpit
UnbridledInto Mischief
2019, 2020,
2021
Tapit
2014, 2015
2016
Unbridled's Song
2017

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mitchell, Eric. "Sire List Evolution". cs.bloodhorse.com. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Leading Sires of America". www.tbheritage.com. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  3. ^ "2018 Leading Sires". bloodhorse.com. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  4. ^ a b The leading sire title for 1977 was given to Dr. Fager by the Thoroughbred Daily Times as at the time they counted North American earnings only. Northern Dancer was given the title by The Blood-Horse as they also included international earnings.