Raise a Native, Fourth Generation

Last week was devoted to Raise a Native the racehorse. This week we fast-forward about 40 years to Raise a Native as a name in more current pedigrees, specifically to Raise a Native in the fourth generation of all foals sold as weanlings, yearlings, or two-year-olds in North America in 1999-2002.

Raise a Native was the most popular name in this group in the male line. He appeared 7,796 times at P1 in the fourth generation, followed by Nearctic (7,238), Northern Dancer (5,927), and Native Dancer (5,822). Raise a Native had a Price Index of 0.92 (seventh of the 20 sires) and a PPI (result) of 1.16 (eighth) at P1 in the fourth generation (the male line).

This is a somewhat odd distribution, that 0.92 should be only seventh but 1.16 eighth. Only five of the 20 sires had a Price Index higher than 1.00 at P1 in the fourth generation, but ten of the 20 sires had a PPI (result) of 1.00 or higher at that same position. The market thought that only five male lines warranted above-average prices, but in reality exactly half of the top 20 sires had above-average results. What does that say about male lines???? It says to me that people do not understand male lines nearly as comprehensively as they think they do.

Of those 7,796 foals with Raise a Native at P1 in the fourth generation, 304 (3.90%) were stakes winners. Twenty-four of those 390 stakes winners earned 2,000+ Performance Points: Funny Cide (5,529), Peace Rules (5,484), Flower Alley (3,734), Commentator (3,650), Burning Roma (3,300), Smok’n Frolic (3,135), A Bit O’Gold (3,088), Lady Tak (2,861), Mystic Lady (2,670), Swept Overboard (2,538), Silver Wagon (2,462), Squirtle Squirt (2,412), Lion Tamer (2,401), Western Pride (2,390), Got Koko (2,361), Maryfield (2,334), Limehouse (2,310), Cajun Beat (2,259), Captain Squire (2,204), Randaroo (2,173), Eddington (2,117), Coach Jimi Lee (2,072), Trippi (2,066), and Two Item Limit (2,061).

Only one of those 24 did not include Mr. Prospector (by far the best sire son of Raise a Native) in the male line. Lion Tamer was by Will’s Way, by Easy Goer, by Alydar, by Raise a Native.

Raise a Native had a Price Index of 0.65 (14th) at P2 in the fourth generation and a PPI (result) of 1.35 (fourth). This result was helped by Financingavailable (2,258), by Kiridashi, by Bold Ruckus (by Boldnesian out of a Raise a Native mare). Even without Financingavailable, Raise a Native still had a PPI (result) of 1.19 at P2. He had 36 stakes winners from 613 foals (5.87%) at that position, but Financingavailable was the only one with 2,000+ Performance Points.

At P3 in the fourth generation Raise a Native had a Price Index of 1.12 (second) and a PPI (result) of 1.06 (sixth). He had 130 stakes winners from 3,359 foals (3.87%) there, including seven stakes winners with 2,000+ Performance Points: Roses in May (6,790), Essence of Dubai (3,101), Lion Heart (2,591), Snow Dance (2,239), Badge of Silver (2,048), Ocean Drive (2,004), and My Trusty Cat (2,003). Four of those seven were by sires out of Mr. Prospector mares: Essence of Dubai (Pulpit), Badge of Silver (Silver Deputy), and Lion Heart and My Trusty Cat (both by Tale of the Cat).

At P4 in the fourth generation Raise a Native had a Price Index of 0.70 (13th) and a PPI (result) of 0.48 (15th). He had 315 foals at P4, including eight stakes winners (2.54%), but no stakes winners with 2,000+ Performance Points. Not many good sires in this group with Raise a Native as the sire of their second dams.

At P5 in the fourth generation Raise a Native had a Price Index of 1.13 (third) and a PPI (result) of 1.23 (third). He had 6,131 foals at P5 (highest among all 20 sires), including 273 stakes winners (4.45%), including 14 stakes winners with 2,000+ Performance Points: Pleasantly Perfect (9,890), Harlan’s Holiday (5,533), Honey Ryder (5,384), Artie Schiller (3,989), Flower Alley (3,734), Fleet Indian (3,405), Ten Most Wanted (2,918), Saratoga County (2,747), Madcap Escapade (2,653), Healthy Addiction (2,633), Kicken Kris (2,627), Harmony Lodge (2,351), Pomeroy (2,145), and Snow Ridge (2,112).

Eight of those 14 were out of mares by sons of Mr. Prospector. The top three (Pleasantly Perfect, Harlan’s Holiday, and Honey Ryder) were all out of Affirmed mares. Two were out of mares by sons of Alydar: Ten Most Wanted (Criminal Type) and Madcap Escapade (Saratoga Six). Artie Schiller was out of a Majestic Light mare.

At P6 in the fourth generation Raise a Native had a Price Index of 1.01 (sixth) and a PPI (result) of 0.82 (15th). He had 714 foals at that position, including 22 stakes winners (3.08%), but no stakes winners with 2,000+ Performance Points. It is interesting that he was underrated at P2 (broodmare sire of the sire’s sire) but overrated at P6 (broodmare sire of the broodmare sire).

At P7 in the fourth generation Raise a Native had a Price Index of 1.12 (seventh) and a PPI (result) of 1.25 (fifth). He had 1,993 foals at that position, including 84 stakes winners (4,21%), including nine stakes winners with 2,000+ Performance Points: Stellar Jayne (3,435), A Bit O’Gold (3,088), Johannesburg (3,015), Starrer (2,843), Limehouse (2,310), Champali (2,274), Judiths Wild Rush (2,162), Magistretti (2,064), and Freefourinternet (2,006).

Five of those nine had second dams by Mr. Prospector. The half-sisters Stellar Jayne and Starrer shared a second dam by Majestic Prince. The second dam of A Bit O’Gold was by Red Ryder (a full brother to Mr. Prospector). The second dam of Judiths Wild Rush was by Highland Park.

At P8 in the fourth generation Raise a Native had a Price Index of 1.08 (14th) and a PPI (result) of 0.95 (13th). He had 386 foals at that position, including 18 stakes winners (4.66%), but no stakes winners with 2,000+ Performance Points.

Overall (including all eight possible positions) Raise a Native had a price Index of 1.02 (seventh) and a PPI (result ) of 1.15 (third). He showed up 21,307 times overall, 875 times among stakes winners (4.11%, above the norm of 3.76%). Those 875 stakes winners averaged 655 Performance Points each (also above the norm of 626).

Raise a Native in the fourth generation was a better sire of males than of females in the third generation, and the market recognized this fact. The 2,028 females had a Price Index of 0.87 and a PPI (result) of 0.95. The 19,279 males had a price Index of 1.04 and a PPI (result) of 1.18. Both sexes improved on their prices, but males improved more than females.

Of the 21,307 total foals in the fourth generation, 13,439 were by Mr. Prospector in the third generation. That is about 63% of all foals and about 70% of all male foals in the third generation. The 13,439 Mr. Prospectors in the third generation had a Price Index of 1.06 and a PPI (result) of 1.21. The other 7,868 foals (not by Mr. Prospector in the third generation) had a Price Index of 0.96 and a PPI (result) of 1.05.

To recapitulate, Raise a Native in the fourth generation was a better sire of males than of females in the third generation. About 63% of Raise a Native in the fourth generation is Mr. Prospector in the third generation, including most of the best stakes winners. Even without Mr. Prospector in the third generation, Raise a Native in the fourth generation still improved somewhat on his prices. But 0.96 and 1.05 are mighty close to the norms of 1.00 each. After four generations, that is pretty much par for the course.

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