2017 Freshmen Sires Review

The 2017 First-Crop Sires have begun the division between very good, ok, and ehhh.  Naturally, the more precocious types are at the top of the list.  As these young stallions’ offspring mature, the list will change as more crops race and define the legacy of the stallion.

The Class of 2017 includes 163 young stallions who stood their first year at stud in the U.S. and Canada in 2014.  They’re a mixed bag of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Champs, Classic winners, and a strong selection of stallions who did their best work on the turf.


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Whose offspring are showing ability over all surfaces?  Which ones are a great turf or mud play?  Which ones should love longer distances?

Below are lists of sires whose offspring are winning predominately over dirt, mud, turf, or are multi-talented over all surfaces. This isn’t an exhaustive list of all stallions who have runners. I reviewed the top 30 and selected those who showed a predominance of winners over specific surfaces.


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