Famous Stallions for 2025?

Some are already making breeding plans for their mares, so I found some new real life stallions which we could maybe consider.

Oscar Performance
(Kitten’s Joy x Devine Actress)
4x4 inbred to Northern Dancer, 4x5 inbred to Special (dam of Nureyev and Sadler’s Wells), 5x5 inbred to Hail to Reason

15 Starts: 8 - 0 - 1, $2,345,696

At 2:
Won Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1,SA,8fT), Pilgrim S. (G3,Bel,8½fT)

At 3:
Won Belmont Derby Invitational S. (G1,Bel,10fT), Secretariat S. (G1,AP,10fT), Pennine Ridge S. (G3,Bel,9fT)
3rd Joe Hirsch Turf Classic S. (G1,Bel,12fT)

At 4:
Won Woodbine Mile S. (G1,Wo,8fT), Poker S. (G3,Bel,8fT)

“At 4, Oscar Performance broke a 20-year course record at Belmont Park when he completed a mile in 1:31.23 in capturing the Poker Stakes (G3T). He would follow that victory with another top-level score two starts later in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile (G1T).” - Mill Ridge Announces 2021 Fee for Oscar Performance

(Dubawi x Nighttime)
4x5 inbred to Northern Dancer and Mr. Prospector

He would qualify for stud in Final Furlong. We already have his sire Dubawi in the game, so we would have to choose between them.

13 Starts: 9 - 1 - 2, £879,923

At 2: 1st Autumn Stakes (Nmk,G3,2yo,8fT) At 3: 1st Prix du Prince d’Orange (Lon,G3,3yo,10fT) At 4: 1st Grosser Preis von Baden (Bad,G1,12fT), 1st Prix d’Harcourt (Lon,G2,10fT); 3rd Prix Ganay (Lon,G1,10.5fT)
At 5: 1st Coronation Cup (Nmk,G1,12fT), 1st Eclipse Stakes (San,G1,10fT) 1st International Stakes (Yor,G1,10.5fT) 1st Dubai Millennium Stakes (Mey,G3,10fT) 2nd Irish Champion Stakes (Leo,G1,10fT)

“The son of the outstanding Dubawi won the Masar Godolphin Autumn Stakes (G3) as a juvenile in 2017, struck in the Prix du Prince d’Orange (G3) at 3, and opened his group 1 account in sensational fashion in the Longines Grosser Preis von Baden (G1) at 4.
Ghaiyyath took his form to another level this year when starting off the campaign with a wide-margin win in the Dubai Millennium Stakes Sponsored by Jaguar (G3) at Meydan, before defeating 2019 Investec Derby (G1) hero Anthony Van Dyck in the Hurworth Bloodstock Coronation Cup (G1) at Newmarket.”
- Ghaiyyath Retired to Stand at Kildangan Stud

(First Defence x Bird Flown)
4x5 inbred to Sir Ivor, 5x5 inbred to Northern Dancer and Mr. Prospector

Some of his ancestors are in the game, but retired; such as Unbridled, or Seattle Slew.

7 Starts: 5 - 0 - 1, £426,904

At 2: 1st Phoenix Stakes (Ire-G1,6fT,Cur), Railway Stakes (Ire-G2,6fT,Cur), Marble Hill Stakes (Ire-L,6fT,Cur)
At 3: 1st Irish 2000 Guineas (Ire-G1,8fT,Cur); 3rd Sussex Stakes (GB-G1,8fT,Goo); 4th Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (Fr-G1,8fT,Lon)

“The Juddmonte homebred was unbeaten in a striking juvenile campaign, which culminated in victory in the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (G1) at the Curragh.” - Siskin to Stand Stud in Japan After Breeders’ Cup Bid

I looked for a dirt runner… maybe this one?

(Eskendereya x Indian Miss)
5x5 inbred to Northern Dancer

His grandsire Giant’s Causeway is in the game, now retired. Eclipse Champion Male Sprinter, 2019. I think he would qualify for stud in Final Furlong, too. Or almost.

14 Starts: 10 - 2 - 2, $3,104,910

At 3:
Won Bachelor S. (OP,6f), Chick Lang S. (Pim,6f)
2nd Gazebo S. (OP,6f)

At 4:
Won Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1,SA,6), Metropolitan H. (G1,Bel,8f), Forego S. (G1,Sar,7f)[NSR], Churchill Downs S. (G1,CD,7f), Count Fleet Sprint H. (G3,OP,6f)
3rd Alfred G. Vanderbilt H. (G1,Sar,6f)

“His six-for-seven campaign, incorporating four Grade Is, is absolutely Horse of the Year material and even before the summer Bill Landes, long-serving manager at Hermitage, was already able to identify Mitole as the fastest horse ever raised on the farm. That seasoned judgement was vindicated by brilliant scores in races of such stallion-making resonance as the GI Met Mile and the GI Breeders’ Cup Sprint, not to mention a new stakes record in the storied GI Forego S.” - Kentucky Value Sires 2020, Part 1: New Stallions

For a dirt sire, I will nominate Into Mischief:

2005 bay stallion
Harlan’s Holiday - Leslie’s Lady, by Tricky Creek

No FF relations until 4th generation, via Storm Cat and Affirmed in his topline.

Race Record
6 Starts: 3 - 3 - 0, $592,080

At 2: 1st Cashcall Futurity (G1, 8.5f); 2nd Hollywood Prevue S. (G3, 7f)
At 3: 1st Damascus S. (7f); 2nd Malibu S. (G1, 7f), San Vincente S. (G2, 7f)

Sire highlights:
2019 Leading Sire in N. America
2018 Leading Sire of Juveniles in N. America

Sire of Authentic (G1 Kentucky Derby, G1 Haskell S), Goldencents (G1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (x2), G1 Santa Anita Derby), Audible (G1 Florida Derby, G2 Holy Bull S), Practical Joke (G1 Champagne S, G1 H. Allen Jerkens S), Mia Mischief (G1 Humana Distaff S, G2 Eight Belles S), Covfefe (G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint G1 Test S), Gamine (G1 Acorn, G1 Test S), Kid Molave (Philippines Triple Crown winner), and others.

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