Everyone knows who La Troienne was. Almost everyone worships at her throne. I thought it might be amusing to find all the foals tracing to LT in the direct female line (LT as the fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, or tenth dam of the foal) among all weanlings, yearlings, and two-year-olds sold at public auction in North America in 2003-2007.
I found 56 stakes winners (black-type rules only) answering that description. They are listed in the chart below. Price needs a bit of explanation. Listed is the year sold, the type (W for weanling, Y for yearling, and T for two-year-old). Hence Master Command, the first stakes winner, is listed as 03Y650,000. That means he was sold as a yearling in 2003 for $650,000. PPI is Performance Points Index, a measure of the quality of the stakes winner. Pedigree is sire–dam. Your perusal of the 56 stakes winners below is cordially invited.
Stakes Winners Tracing in Direct Tail Female to La Troienne
Among all Weanlings, Yearlings, and Two-Year-Olds Sold
at Public Auction in North America in 2003-2007
Name Price PPI Pedigree
Master Command 03Y650,000 2,337 A.P. Indy–Lady Lochinvar
Combo Royale 05Y1,500 181 Midnight Royalty–Winning Combination
Cuentmelotoo 06Y9,000 444 Devil His Due–Legal Miss
Dubai Distinction 06Y175,000 192 E Dubai–Darlin
Endymion 06W210,000 324 Tapit–Forever Young
Icon Project 06Y775,000 1,261 Empire Maker–La Gueriere
Aurora Lights 07Y800,000 677 Pulpit–Lady Lochinvar
Bearcatt 07Y190,000 290 Tapit-Nascat
Dangerous Midge 07Y120,000 2,390 Lion Heart–Adored Slew
Double Espresso 07Y160,000 429 Medaglia d’Oro–Second Strike
Rob Roy 03Y300,000 1,066 Lear Fan–Camanoe
Bosskiri 03Y32,328 817 Kiridashi–Bossy Boots
Kristali 03Y200,000 246 Kris S.–Alligator Allie
Random Memo 03T40,000 279 Memo–Fort Silver
Special Heather 03T4,000 235 Truckee–Hawk’s Heather
Chetten County 04Y42,000 180 Giant’s Causeway–Lovat’s Lady
City Number 04Y17,000 357 Polish Numbers–Grove City
Nite Light 04W190,000 1,047 Thunder Gulch–Lite Light
Cigar Man 05W20,000 620 Drewman–Foxey’s Last Key
Lear’s Princess 05Y60,000 992 Lear Fan–Pretty City
Sprung 05Y55,000 487 Grand Slam–Springhurst
Eight Belles 06Y375,000 1,309 Unbridled’s Song–Away
Grace and Power 06Y115,000 349 More Than Ready–Lady in Power
No Advantage 06Y43,500 1,198 Posse–Prime Advantage
Green Vegas 06T70,000 811 Trippi–Wa Ka Ridge
Roman Emperor 06Y7,000 269 Empire Maker–Lady Melesi
Munnings 07Y150,000 1,643 Speightstown–La Comete
Smoke’n Coal 07T550,000 221 Smoke Glacken–Cherokyfrolicflash
Air Julie 03Y1,500 204 Mountain Bike–Julie Nanna
If It’s Meant to B 03Y20,000 231 David–Roving Eyes
In the Gold 03Y250,000 1,446 Golden Missile–Incinerate
Black Giant 04Y7,000 130 Fast Play–Becomes a Rose
Fantastic Shirl 04Y170,000 352 Fantastic Light–Lady Shirl
Harborage 04Y100,000 218 Monarchos–Get Lucky
Premier Dance 04Y6,500 777 Premiership–Vilshedance
Sweet Belle 04Y52,000 408 Deputy Commander–Sanibel Sole
Awesome Gambler 05Y50,000 199 Coronado’s Quest–Wedding March
Lomaki 05Y425,000 427 A.P. Indy–Debit Account
Skewing 05Y4,500 164 Skimming–Batanda
Izzy Speaking 06Y15,000 285 Partner’s Hero–Moonshine Run
The Leopard 06Y1,000,000 474 Storm Cat–Moon Safari
Lightlightlight 07Y9,000 434 Whywhywhy–Cigarlighter
Snazzyboy 07Y10,504 171 Petersburg–Batanda
Frost Giant 04Y600,000 1,255 Giant’s Causeway–Takesmybreathaway
Molto Grande 05Y140,000 509 War Chant–New Dice
Mongoose Gold 05Y10,000 366 Mongoose–A Golden Rose
Mr. Sidney 05Y3,900,000 1,187 Storm Cat–Tomisue’s Delight
Sonoma Cat 05Y625,000 232 Storm Cat–She’s a Winner
Woozy 05Y6,700 223 Ide–Miniature Magic
All of Her Twist 07Y77,000 223 Forest Wildcat–Zia Philomena
Wicked Diva 07Y125,000 206 Jump Start–Wicked Mama
Zlatan 07W2,200 330 Olmodavor–Spinalong
Valid Lil 04Y55,000 370 Valid Expectations–Western Lil
Be a Resident 05Y10,000 382 Open Forum–Western Lil
Amazing Tale 06Y72,000 174 Tale of the Cat–Svea Dahl
Lindsey’s Wish 06Y62,000 189 Trippi–Rahy’s Wish
There were zero stakes winners with LT as their fifth dams, 11 with LT as their sixth dams, 17 with LT as their seventh dams, 15 with LT as their eighth dams, nine with LT as their ninth dams, and four with LT as their tenth dams.
There were some pretty good pedigrees among these 56 stakes winners, including three by Storm Cat (Mr. Sidney for $3,900,000, The Leopard for $1,000,000, and Sonoma Cat for $625,000) and two by A.P. Indy (Master Command for $650,000 and Lomaki for $425,000).
There were some pretty obscure pedigrees as well, including a Mountain Bike for $1,500 and a Midnight Royalty for $1,500.
The best of these stakes winners by PPI were BC Turf winner Dangerous Midge (2,390) and Master Command (2,337). Others of note included top sprinter Munnings (1,643) and the ill-fated Eight Belles (1,309).
Those 56 stakes winners look pretty good if you consider that Bourtai had only 13 stakes winners of the same description, Rough Shod II only ten, Grey Flight only nine, and Almahmoud only five. Those four mares were all younger than LT (some considerably younger). For that reason it makes sense that they had fewer stakes winners in this category than LT did. They had fewer foals as well.
Foals!!!!!!!!!!! The missing ingredient!!!!!! The one factor that usually gets left out of the equation.
If LT had about 1,000 foals among these sales foals of 2003-2007, her results were indeed pretty good. If she had about 1,500 foals, her results were just slightly above average. If she had about 2,000 foals, her results were well below average.
In the days to come I will tell you exactly how many foals LT had answering this description among sale foals of 2003-2007. Eventually I will do the same for Bourtai, Rough Shod II, Grey Flight, Almahmoud, and many others. It should be very entertaining.