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Thoroughbred GP Stallion Guides: Sebring-Shea Shea

by Belle Gifft posted 5 weeks 5 days ago

Sebring is a solid enough turf sprint sire, he has 22 runners and 2 stakes winners (9.1%) and an average earning per runner of just over $37k. He stands for 3,000GP, which is decent. His best crosses so far have been to mares by Reckoner, Composer, and As to War. As a dam sire he has only 3 runners, the oldest of whom is a three-year-old, so it is very hard to tell how he will do as a broodmare sire yet.

Secret Circle
Secret Circle is an adequate dirt mile sire who stands for the reasonable price of 1,000GP. He has thrown 3 stakes winners from 58 runners (5.2%) and has an average earning per runner of nearly $28k. As a broodmare sire he has 11 runners and no stakes winners, though of those 11, 3 posted speed figures into the 80’s and 9 of them ran speed figures of 75+. It could be worth while to get a well-bred filly from Secret Circle. He has crossed best to mares from Voracious, California Chrome, and Cat of the Wild. His daughters’ best crosses have been to Why So Quiet, Dubai Awesomeness, and Liam’s Map.

Sepoy is a turf sprint sire who hasn’t done much yet. He has managed to produce one stakes horse from 40 runners (2.5%) and his average earning per runner is just over $22k, which makes his 3,000GP fee feel like a bit of a gamble. Now his redemption could prove to be in siring broodmares, since as a dam sire he has 30 runners and 3 stakes winners (10%) and a multiple graded stakes placed runner.
Sepoy’s highest earning runners came from crossing to mares by Keepmeinthedark, Adjust the Sound, and Beagle. His daughers’ highest earning crosses were to Air Spinel, Meditation, and Orchestral Theme.

Shackleford is one of the old boys who probably won’t be around a whole lot longer. He is a mediocre dirt mile sire with 3 stakes winners from 78 runners (3.8%), and an average earning per runner of just over $18k. All things considered, his 3,000GP stud fee is definitely a gamble. His best crosses have been to mares by Fire Added Starter, Triunfo, and Iron City.
As a dam sire Shackleford has 48 runners and 2 stakes winners (4.2%). His daughters’ highest earning offspring were sired by Oxbow, Touchdown Raiders, and Quality Road.

Shea Shea
Now this guy is interesting. He can throw sprint winners on any surface as well as chase winners. He has a total of 12 stakes winners from only 99 runners (12.1%) and an average earning per runner of over $52k. His offspring include G1 winning chaser Of the Zodiac, the multiple stakes winning broodmare Cloudy, mother of the champion Could Be Gray, and Steward’s Cup Steeplechase third place Sharing Shame. Shea Shea’s 3,000GP stud fee is a pretty good value, I think. His best crosses where to mares by Mine Those Stars, Battle, and Synthetic Speed.
As a dam sire Shea Shea has 60 runners and 8 stakes winners (13.3%) four of whom are graded stakes winners including the aforementioned millionaire G1 winner Could be Gray. His daughters’ best crosses were to Lovely Day, Peridex, and Passion for Action.

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