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Get to Know the Leading 2-Year-Old Sires

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July 17th, 2015

In Quarter Horse racing, the lion's share of purse money is dedicated to the 2-year-olds. Talented juveniles can compete in several million dollar stakes, known as futurities.

Remington Park ran the $1.1 million Heritage Place Futurity in May; Los Alamitos hosted the $980,000 Ed Burke Million Futurity last month and this weekend the final of the $1 Million Rainbow Futurity will be contested at Ruidoso Downs.  The New Mexico track is also the home of the richest futurity in the country, the  All American Futurity which is run on Labor Day. Officials at Ruidoso Downs announced earlier this year that the 2015 purse will be a record $3 million dollars!

Handicapping the futurities can be a challenge, as many of the entrants are just beginning their racing careers and don't have extensive past performance information. That's why knowledge of top 2-year-old sires will pay big dividends in handicapping these races. The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) updates the lists of leading sires of racehorses, by the wins of their offspring as well as money earned.  Currently, the top five sires, by earnings are:

2015 Leading Two Year Old Sires
  1. Walk Thru Fire
  2. Corona Cartel
  3. Ivory James
  4. Jess Louisiana Blue
  5. Pyc Paint Your Wagon
 

Each of the sires listed above have continue to produce top-caliber runners and are well-respected in regions throughout North America. Learning some of the "first crop" sires; those producing racehorses for the first time, can result in cashing some nice winning tickets. Here are the five top in this category:

2015 First Crop Leading Two Year Old Sires
  1. Freighttrain B
  2. Good Reason Sa
  3. The Louisiana Cartel
  4. Dominyun
  5. One Sweet Jess
Freighttrain B, a son of Pyc Paint Your Wagon, was a star on the Oklahoma racing circuit as both a 2 and 3-year-old. Retired to stud at the end of 2011, his top performer to date is Bv Midnite Express, winner of the 2015 Heritage Place Futurity (G1).

Information on Quarter Horse sires is easy to access and FREE on StallioneSearch.com.  Check it out to give yourself the edge in handicapping the remaining futurities of 2015!

 

Photo of Bv Midnite Express courtesy of Dustin Orono Photography

 

 
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