Four of the equine Eclipse Award winners of 2014 were NOT bred in Kentucky, which is somewhat unusual. California Chrome (Horse of the Year and champion three-year-old) was bred in California. Dayaatthespa (champion turf female) was bred in New York. Judy the Beauty (champion female sprinter) was bred in Canada. Work All Week (champion male sprinter) was bred in Illinois.
That gave me the idea for the following posts. I decided to go through the sales foals of 2008-2111 and categorize them by where they were bred, ascertaining the prices and results for each qualifying locale.
Before getting into those prices and results though I am presenting another pedigree quiz. The first question is: Does any state (or country) have higher prices than Kentucky? The second question is: Does any state (or country) have better results than Kentucky? If yes to either question, which state or country is it?
In order to help you think about these questions (particularly the latter), listed below are the 13 best stakes winners (those with 2,000+ Performance Points) among sales foals of 2008-2111 NOT bred in Kentucky. These 13 stakes winners are listed in the usual format, except that I have added their place of birth. Listed for each stakes winner is its name, pedigree (place of birth, sire–dam, broodmare sire), sales information, and number of Performance Points earned.
For the record, six of these 13 stakes winners were bred in Canada, three in Florida, two in New York, and one each in California and Pennsylvania.
Dayatthespa (New York, City Zip–M’Lady Doc, Doc’s Leader), 10Y50,000, 4,389 Performance Points.
Marketing Mix (Canada, Medaglia d’Oro–Instant Thought, Kris S.), 09Y150,000, 4,216.
Private Zone (Canada, Macho Uno–Auburn Beauty, Siphon), 10Y15,000, 4,186.
Musical Romance (Florida, Concorde’s Tune–Candlelightdinner, Slew Gin Fizz), 09T22,000, 3,582.
Judy the Beauty (Canada, Ghostzapper–Holy Blitz, Holy Bull), 10Y20,000, 3,321.
Turbulent Descent (Florida, Congrats–Roger’s Sue, Forestry), 10T160,000, 3,312.
Comma to the Top (Florida, Bwana Charlie–Maggies Storm, Stormy Atlantic), 08W5,000, 2,949.
Plum Pretty (Pennsylvania, Medaglia d’Oro–Liszy, A.P. Indy), 10T130,000, 2,889.
Palace (New York, City Zip–Receivership, End Sweep), 11T160,000, 2,862.
Evening Jewel (California, Northern Afleet–Jewel of the Night, Giant’s Causeway), 08Y8,000, 2,821.
Pender Harbour (Canada, Philanthropist–Uproar, Hail the Ruckus), 09Y15,783, 2,782.
Joyful Victory (Canada, Tapit–Wild Lucy Black, Wild Again), 09Y60,000, 2,653.
Irish Mission (Canada, Giant’s Causeway–Misty Mission, Miswaki), 10Y375,000, 2,157.