Gutaifan the busiest sire of 2016’s new boys

Gutaifan: stands alongside his sire Dark Angel at Yeomanstown Stud

PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos) Gutaifan is busiest of this year's intake of new boys
By Martin Stevens 12:40PM 27 SEP 2016

GUTAIFAN was the busiest of this year's new intake of sires in Britain and Ireland, having covered 203 mares in his debut season at Yeomanstown Stud in County Kildare according to figures available on Weatherbys Bloodstock Reports.

The three-year-old, who was retired to stand alongside his extremely popular sire Dark Angel, won the Prix Robert Papin and Flying Childers Stakes and finished second in the Prix Morny to be rewarded with 203 mares.

Gutaifan covered ten stakes winners, while among the better-known mares listed as having visited him are Chiang Mai, the dam of Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes winner Chinese White; Danish Gem, the dam of Listed scorers Artistic Jewel and Ponty Rossa; and Masai Queen, the dam of Vintage Stakes winner Chandlery.

Rathasker Stud resident Anjaal was the second most in-demand new sire this year with a book of 194 mares.

The son of Bahamian Bounty won the July Stakes at two and, at a fee of just €5,000, has evidently won over breeders as a potential source of commercial speed. With no Sadler's Wells or Danzig in his pedigree, he may also have appealed as an outcross option.

Another July Stakes winner, Ivawood – who also won the Richmond Stakes, was a nose second in the Middle Park Stakes and finished third in the Newmarket and Curragh 2,000 Guineas – covered 160 mares in his first season at Coolmore, including seven who had won at stakes level.

Highclere Stud sire Cable Bay was the busiest new recruit to the British stallion ranks, having covered 152 mares in early 2016, just ahead of Dalham Hall Stud sire Outstrip – a Darley Club stallion for which breeders were entitled to a breeding right for a one-off sum – on 150.

Classic heroes Gleneagles (at Coolmore) and Golden Horn (Dalham Hall Stud) each covered star-studded debut books of mares.

Gleneagles covered 150 mares, 45 of whom were stakes winners including celebrities Banimpire, Intercontinental, Peeping Fawn, Pipalong and Snow Fairy; Golden Horn received 145 mares, 56 of them stakes winners with Baltic Baroness, Banks Hill, Casual Look, Molly Malone and Rosanara, all of whom struck at the highest level, among their number.

The figures underline just what an outstanding book champion sprinter Muhaarar covered – 129 mares, 53 of them (a huge 41 per cent) stakes winners.

NEW SIRES OF 2016

Covering statistics from Weatherbys Bloodstock Reports

Gutaifan
Stud: Yeomanstown, Ire
No covered: 203
Black-type winners covered: 10

Anjaal
Rathasker, Ire
194
2

Ivawood
Coolmore, Ire
160
7

Cable Bay
Highclere, UK
152
12

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Gleneagles
Coolmore, Ire
150
45

Outstrip
Dalham Hall, UK
150
5

Kingston Hill
Coolmore, Ire
147
6

Golden Horn
Dalham Hall, UK
145
56

Night Of Thunder
Kildangan, Ire
144
17

Telescope
Shade Oak, UK
130
11

Muhaarar
Nunnery, UK
129
53

Due Diligence
Whitsbury Manor, UK
124
4

Make Believe
Ballylinch, Ire
120
13

Hallowed Crown
Kildangan, Ire
115
3

Free Eagle
Irish National, Ire
112
14

Brazen Beau
Dalham Hall, UK
109
4

Cappella Sansevero
Bridge, Ire
102
1

Hot Streak
Tweenhills, UK
96
2

Fountain Of Youth
Bearstone, UK
85
2

Hillstar
Garryrichard, Ire
75
1

French Navy
Kildangan, Ire
68
1

Lucky Speed
Sunnyhill, Ire
61
0

Snow Sky
Ballycurragh, Ire
58
1

Fulbright
Kildangan, Ire
56
4

Sea Moon
Burgage, Ire
55
3

Shooting To Win
Kildangan, Ire
40
0

Intrinsic
Hedgeholme, UK
39
1

Mustajeeb
Overbury, UK
35
1

Retirement Plan
Tullaghansleek, Ire
31
0

Supplicant
Petches Farm, UK
13
1

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