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The son of Gone West, who stands at WinStar Farm, had a memorable year, siring 148 winners, 20 of whom won at stakes level, including the Grade 1 winners Poseidon's Warrior and Golden Ticket.
The pair are two of the most sought after stallions in the world - Galileo (98, Sadler's Wells) on account of siring 31 Group/Grade 1 winners and Sea The Stars (06, Cape Cross) as one of the greatest racehorses of recent years - but breeders with a smaller budget have access to another sibling in Born To Sea (09, Invincible Spirit), who stands at Rathasker Stud for [euro]10,000.
Essence Of Dubai was later exported to Venezuela but Sky Mesa made up for a quiet first crop by siring two Grade 1 winners in his second.
The concluding weeks illustrated the importance of big-race success in the leading sires' list, with Presenting and Oscar siring the first and second past the post in the Grand National and resultantly overtaking King's Theatre, who was long-time leader by prize-money.
Iffraaj's northern hemisphere feat of siring a record 38 individual winners provided his first New Zealand-bred crop of yearlings with the perfect fillip and they sold like hot cakes at Karaka.
Cristina Patino's homebred son of Bob Back has covered mares belonging almost exclusively to his owner for the past six seasons at Islanmore Stud and is on the move after siring half a dozen stakes runners, including Group 3 winner Berg Bahn, from two small first crops.