Only two stallions were represented by more than 100 yearlings in the sales ring in Europe in 2019 - Kodiac and Zoffany, who had 115 and 104 lots sold respectively.
Not surprisingly, Galileo’s progeny amassed the highest overall sales in 2019, totalling £21,194,890.
However, a relative newcomer to the stallion ranks, with only his third crop of yearlings going through the ring in 2019 took second place. With yearling earnings totalling £19,218,195, Kingman’s progeny amassed more than other well-known stallions such as Frankel, Dubawi, Sea The Stars and Dark Angel.
Shalaa’s first crop of yearlings were very well received, totalling £5,941,588 from 61 lots sold and he was the leading sire with first yearlings in 2019.
Le Havre’s progeny have had excellent results on the track this year, which has in turn seen the demand for his progeny increase at the sales. Conceived off his highest fee to date at €60,000 in 2017, his top-selling yearling sold for £825,000, over 13 times his stud fee.
Dubawi claimed the most expensive yearling title again this year, when the colt out of Alina was knocked down for 3,600,000 gns at Tattersalls October Book 1. There were only five other stallions to produce a seven-figure lot in 2019 with Frankel, Galileo, Kingman, Siyouni and Dark Angel following suit.
These are just a few of the headline facts contained in the Weatherbys Bloodstock Sales Review 2019 Part 1, which features European yearling sale results and is out now.
In total, there were 385 stallions represented in the Part 1 review, with progeny selling in 33 different yearling sales around the world.
Part 2 covers all horses sold throughout the year (including foals and mares) and is published in January. The two reviews together offer extensive editorial and statistics and feature the sale details of over 14,000 horses.
Available to order here, the publication is priced at £18 (including postage and packing).