Saving the Best for Last

Seattle Slew was by Bold Reasoning, by Boldnesian, by Bold Ruler, by Nasrullah. I concluded my last post with Nasrullah and resume today with Bold Ruler.

The Bold Ruler male line accounts for 2,251 of these 70,714 sales foals of 2003-2007 (NOT including anything through Seattle Slew). Included among these 2,251 foals were two stakes winners with 2,000+ Performance Points: Diamond Stripes (2,278) and Sand Cove (2,030).

Diamond Stripes was by Notebook (by Well Decorated, by Raja Baba, by Bold Ruler) out of Romantic Summer, by On to Glory, and sold for $95,000 as a weanling in 2003 and for $340,000 as a yearling in 2004. Sand Cove was by Bold Executive (by Bold Ruckus, by Boldnesian) out of Mythical Status, by Mythical Ruler, and sold for $54,222 as a yearling in 2006.

These 2,251 foals sold for a maverage of 143.66 (below the overall maverage of 163.11) and a Price Index of 0.88 (1.00 being average). Included among these 2,251 foals were 73 stakes winners (including Diamond Stripes and Sand Cove), which is 3.24%, only slightly below the overall figure of 3.39%. These 71 stakes winners averaged 543 Performance Points apiece, below the overall average of 608.

So these 2,251 foals had a PPI (result) of 0.85, just slightly below their Price Index of 0.88. They sold for prices about 12% below average and produced results about 15% below average. Not quite par for the course.

Another 2,401 foals were from the Seattle Slew male line (NOT including anything through his best son, A.P. Indy). These 2,401 foals were pretty cheap, selling for a maverage of 120.17 and a Price Index of 0.74.

Included among these 2,401 foals were 74 stakes winners (3.08%, a little below the overall figure of 3.39%). These 74 stakes winners (none with 2,000+ Performance Points) were not very good collectively, averaging only 460 Performance Points apiece, well below the overall average of 608.

These 2,401 foals had a PPI (result) of 0.69, a little below their Price Index of 0.74. They sold for prices about 26% below average and produced results about 31% below average, not quite par for the course.

It was noted earlier in this series that the 124 foals by A.P. Indy himself (NOT included in the totals above for Seattle Slew) produced excellent results from high prices. The A.P. Indy male line did the same.

The 2,759 foals from the A.P. Indy male line sold for a maverage of 207.28 and a Price Index of 1.27. Included among these 2,759 foals were eight stakes winners with 2,000+ Performance Points: champion two-year-old filly Stardom Bound (3,862), Life At Ten (2,778), Silver Train (2,659), General Quarters (2,227), Rail Trip (2,217), Flat Out (2,112), Corinthian (2,067), and Careless Jewel (2,013).

Stardom Bound was by Tapit (by Pulpit, by A.P. Indy) out of My White Corvette, by Tarr Road, and sold for $50,000 as a yearling in 2007 and for $375,000 as a two-year-old in 2008. General Quarters was by Sky Mesa (by Pulpit) out of Ecology, by Unbridled’s Song, and sold for $20,000 as a yearling in 2007. Corinthian was by Pulpit out of Multiply, by Easy Goer, and sold for $385,000 as a yearling in 2004. Careless Jewel was by Tapit out of Sweet and Careless, by Hennessy, and sold for $40,000 as a yearling in 2007.

Life At Ten was by Malibu Moon (by A.P. Indy) out of Rahrahsixboombah, by Rahy, and sold for $35,000 as a yearling in 2006. Silver Train was by Old Trieste (by A.P. Indy) out of Ridden in Thestars, by Cormorant, and sold for $140,000 as a yearling in 2003. Rail Trip was by Jump Start (by A.P. Indy) out of Sweet Trip, by Carson City, and sold for $200,000 as a yearling in 2006. Flat Out was by Flatter (by A.P. Indy) out of Cresta Lil, by Cresta Rider, and sold for $11,000 as a weanling in 2006 and for $85,000 as a yearling in 2007.

Including these eight stakes winner, there were 121 stakes winners among these 2,759 foals (4.39%, well above the overall figure of 3.39%). These 121 stakes winners averaged 757 Performance Points apiece, well abovve the overall average of 608.

So these 2,759 foals had a PPI (result) of 1.61, which compares quite favorably with their Price Index of 1.27. They sold for prices about 27% above average and achieved results about 61% above average. That deserves a solid “A” in terms of a letter grade.

It is also by far the best performance by any male line mentioned in this series. So all you bloggers out there who have been saying all along that the A.P. Indy male line is the best one currently in North America, you may now commence your victory laps. It is not the most POPULAR male line by any means, but it did produce the best results, and it surpassed its  prices in doing so. That (NOT popularity) is the definition of success.

If you combine the four groups above (the 124 foals by A.P. Indy himself, the 2,759 foals in the A.P. Indy male line, the 2,251 foals in the Bold Ruler male line, and the 2,401 foals in the Seattle Slew male line), you get a total of 7,535 foals in the Bold Ruler male line. These 7,535 foals sold for a maverage of 172.79 and a Price Index of 1.06.

Included among these 7,535 foals were 282 stakes winners (3.74%, above the overall figure of 3.39%). These 282 stakes winners averaged 626 Performance Points apiece, slightly above the overall average of 608.

So these 7,535 foals had a PPI (result) of 1.14, which compares favorably with their Price Index of 1.06. They sold for prices about 6% above average and produced results about 14% above average. So it was pretty good overall, thanks almost exclusively to A.P. Indy.

Four of the eight stakes winners mentioned above were by Pulpit or sons of Pulpit (two by Tapit). Tapit’s first foals arrived in 2006. Hence he was represented only by weanlings in 2006 and by weanlings and yearlings in 2007. Many of his best stakes winners came along after the chronological scope of this study (sales foals of 2003-2007), including last year’s two-year-old champion, Hansen. That might bode well for the future of Pulpit as a “sire of sires” and for the A.P. Indy male line in general.

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