Bernardini’s success as sire does not include California yet

It’s possible that the harder tracks out west don’t suit the progeny of Bernardini, one of the best young sires at stud today. His offspring have won on eastern dirt, all variations of all weather, and turf, but it’s notable that he has few winners in California, especially at Santa Anita, and none of his 12 stakes winners (including four Grade 1 winners, two Grade 2 winners, and three Grade 3 winners) have had their black type photos snapped in a California winner’s circle. Add to this that his nine other stakes-placed runners did not get their black type in California either, except for NY Grade 1 winner A Z Warrior.

Coincidence? Statistical aberration? Possible. But here are Bernardini’s stakes horses (with California races noted):

Stay Thirsty: G1 winner on dirt in NY

To Honor and Serve: G1 winner in NY

Biondetti: G1 winner in Italy

A Z Warrior: G1 winner in NY (G3-placed at Del Mar, won Hollywood Park MSW)

Wilburn: G2 winner in IN (won MSW at Santa Anita, fifth in AOC)

Gamilati: G2 winner in UK

Alpha: G3 winner in NY

Theyskens’ Theory: G3 winner in UK

Algorithms: G3 winner in FLA

Hammers Bullet: LR winner in CAN

R Gypsy Gold: LR winner in NY

Exclusive Diva: LR winner in WA

Arthur’s Tale: G1-placed in NY

Genten: G2-placed JPN

Meidung: G2-placed AUS

Casual Trick: SP in FLA

Gallant Dreams: SP in NY

My Assets: SP in NY

Treasury Devil: SP in UK

Crossbow: SP in NY

Bold Warrior: SP in FLA

Bernardini’s success as sire does not include California yet

2 thoughts on “Bernardini’s success as sire does not include California yet

  1. Ever since I was a kid I always wanted to know why some horses get Californian racing and some don’t. Could it simply be that the configuration of
    the tracks benefit certain horses more than others? Either way you might be on to something Sid because Mineshaft wins more on the east coast too.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s