Bill Oppenheim’s Top 12 points to shift in balance of power

7 thoughts on “Bill Oppenheim’s Top 12 points to shift in balance of power”

  1. A tremendous list of stallions and in at number 12 is a stallion, Dubawi, who has had only 2 crops of racing age! That has to be encouraging. Dubawi certainly looks a most exciting stallion prospect along with his fellow Darley stallion Shamardal, who has also got off to a more than promising start at Stud.

    Next year, hopefully, Bernardini (whose progeny should be better at 3 than 2) may be included in the list!

    Tremendous to see A P Indy at number1! Not only does he sire great racehorses but also tremendous stallions and broodmares. Just as his sire Seattle Slew did!

    Have subscribed to TDN for sometime now and would thoroughly recommend it! A brilliant website and their TDN news flashes are great!

  2. Great article, but there is one stallion i really miss and that’s Monsun. His stats are unbelievable given his opportunities. He only received brilliant books for the last 3 or 4 years.

  3. thanks, sid for the head’s up on this piece about top sires. If these are in ranking order i think the list is upside down, i’ll take 6-12.

  4. Once again the top 12 sires world wide have come from three sire lines; Northern Dancer (7).Mr. Prospector (4) and (1) from Bold Ruler.

    Some time ago Jack Werk penned an article on finding the Sire of Sires. At that time Northern Dancer & Mr Prospector lines had won 60% of the Graded Races run. This appears to not have changed in over a decade.

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