Two Bob Female Line

Two Bob was the second dam of 1958 champion three-year-old Tim Tam (subject of my last post). The female family of Two Bob is the subject of today’s post.

Listed below are all stakes winners among sales foals of 2003-2007 tracing to Two Bob in the female line. I trust that the format is familiar to you by now. Discussion starts after the list.

Stakes Winners, Sales Foals of 2003-2007, Two Bob in Tail Female

Name                        Price               RR               Generation

Pollard’s Vision         03T70,000           2,330                 8th, Twosy

Carson City—Etats Unis, Dixieland Band

Luhuk’s Dancer          04Y16,237              283                  6th, Twosy

Luhuk—Mishawaka, Miswaki

Wildcat Bettie B        04Y42,000            1,605               7th, Miz Clementine

Meadowlake—One Number Short, Katowice

Dominican                 05Y53,500            1,254                 8th, Twosy

El Corredor—First Violin, Dixieland Band

La Conseillante      05Y460,000             160                  7th, Twosy

Elusive Quality—Stormin Winnie, Storm Cat

High Pin                     07Y7,500                 176                  9th, Twosy

Tenpins—Her Highness, Foxhound

Two Bob was a 1933 filly by The Porter out of Blessings, by Chicle. Aside from Two Bob, Blessings also produced the stakes winner Kingfisher (1937 gelding by Halcyon).

Two Bob posted a record on the track of 94-12-14-16, won the Kentucky Oaks, placed in six stakes, and earned $22,170. Not exactly a good example of heavily raced mares allegedly making poor broodmares.

Two Bob produced seven foals, all winners, and three stakes winners (all fillies by Bull Lea): Twosy (1942), Two Lea (1946), and Miz Clementine (1951).

Two Lea was champion three-year-old filly in 1949 and champion handicap female in 1950. She won 15 of 26 starts and earned $309,250. The other two were not bad either. Miz Clementine won 16 of 36 starts and earned $267,100. Twosy won 21 of 52 starts and earned $101,375.

Two Lea produced eight foals, six starters, five winners, and three stakes winners: the aforementioned Tim Tam (1955 colt by Tom Fool), On-and-On (1956 colt by Nasrullah), and Pied d’Or (1957 colt by Nasrullah).

All three were sires. By far the best of Tim Tam’s progeny was multiple champion Tosmah. On-and-On can still be seen in modern pedigrees as the broodmare sire of Alydar. None of the six stakes winners listed above trace to Two Bob through Two Lea.

Five of the six stakes winners listed above trace to Two Bob through Twosy, who produced no stakes winners herself. Four of the five trace to Two Bob through Twice Over (1956 filly by Ponder out of Twosy).

Twice Over posted three seconds from 11 starts for earnings of $2,635. She produced 14 foals, nine starters, eight winners, and two stakes winners: Two Relics (1961 colt by War Relic) and Miss Carmie (1966 filly by T. V. Lark).

The Miss Carmie branch of Two Bob is the one that has really flourished to the present. Miss Carmie produced 11 foals, eight starters, six winners, and two stakes winners: Chris Evert (1971 filly by Swoon’s Son) and All Rainbows (1973 filly by Bold Hour).

Chris Evert was champion three-year-old filly in 1974, when she won the NYRA Filly Triple Crown. She won ten of 15 starts overall and earned $679,475.

Chris Evert produced the stakes winners Six Crowns (1975 filly by Secretariat) and Wimbledon Star (1979 filly by Hoist the Flag). Six Crowns in turn produced champion two-year-old Chief’s Crown (1982 colt by Danzig and a decent sire).

All Rainbows produced Kentucky Derby winner and champion three-year-old filly Winning Colors (1985 filly by Caro). Winning Colors was pretty much a disappointment at stud though.

Luhuk’s Dancer (listed above) traces to Twosy but not through Miss Carmie. His fourth dam is Twice Over, but his third dam is Family Fame (an unraced 1976 filly by Droll Role). Family Fame produced G1 winner Classic Fame (1986 colt by Nijinsky II and an earner of $895,742).

Wildcat Bettie B is the only one of the s1x stakes winners listed above who does not trace through Twosy to Two Bob. Her sixth dam is the aformentioned Miz Clementine (one of Two Bob’s three stakes winners).

Miz Clementine produced no stakes winners herself, but she was the second dam of five-time stakes winner Best Turn (1966 colt by Turn-to). Best Turn sired 1979 champion three-year-old filly (and NYRA Filly Triple Crown winner) Davona Dale and influential sire Cox’s Ridge, among others.

So Miss Carmie is the preeminent branch of Two Bob, but there have been others over the years, and the whole line remains very popular today.

I found 129 foals among sales foal of 2003-2007 tracing to Two Bob in the female line. They ranged from the fifth through ninth generations (Two Bob as their fifth through ninth dams). The six stakes winners ranged from the sixth through ninth generations (Two Bob as the sixth through ninth dams).

Those 129 foals sold for a gross of $11,307,582, an average of $87,656 (well above the overall average of $54,140), and a maverage of 232.96 (well above the overall maverage of 163.11). So they sold for high prices and should have produced good results on the racetrack.

They did produce good results on the racetrack. Six stakes winners from 129 foals is 4.65%, well above the overall figure of 3.36%. Those six stakes winners were pretty good too. The averaged 968 Performance Points apiece, well above the overall average of 603.

So taking both quantity and quality of stakes winners into account, these 129 foals had a PPI (result) of 2.22, well above their corresponding Price Index of 1.43. They sold for prices about 43% above average and produced results about 122% above average.

“The large print giveth, and the small print taketh away.” Here comes the small print. The only fly in this ointment is that without Pollard’s Vision (2,330 Performance Points) the PPI for this group was only 1.33. That is still above the overall average of 1.00 but it is below their Price Index of 1.43. If you look at the results that way, they are much more in line with what prices predicted they would be.

Pollard’s Vision of course has since earned further distinction as the sire of 2010 champion three-year-old filly Blind Luck. (recently retired). So all in all, I would have to say that the female line of Two Bob has been much more successful in recent years than almost all other popular and renowned female lines, including La Troienne.

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