Fun with 2016 Triple Crown Nominations: Derby Breeding

Just like last year, Jessica Chapel has created sortable, usable, downloadable versions of the 2016 Triple Crown nominations. They’re available as a Google doc, csv and xsls at Horse Racing Datasets.

Also just like last year, the @DerbyMedia account tweeted plenty of tidbits, such as most nominations by sire, owner, trainer and breeders as well as counts by state, sex
and non-North American location as well as other categories (go look at the account!).

And again, just like last year, we decided to breakdown the nominations by Derby-related breeding. Who’s sire has already produced a Kentucky Derby winner? Who’s sired by a Kentucky Derby winner? Who’s sired by a 2nd or 3rd place Kentucky Derby runner? Unlike last year, there were nominees out of dams that had previously produced a Kentucky Derby winner.

Last year’s Triple Crown winner was on the list as his sire, Pioneerof the Nile finished 2nd in the 2009 Kentucky Derby. Is this a reliable Kentucky Derby angle? No. Is this an mildly interesting momentary diversion? Perhaps. Is the 2016 Kentucky Derby winner listed below? We’ll find out soon enough!

In the meantime, feel free to grab the nominations and see what you can make of them, have fun!

 

Nominees by sires who have sired Kentucky Derby winners

By Malibu Moon sire of Orb (2013):
Cadeyrn
Butler Field
Donegal Moon
Luna de Loco
Singleton
Somesville
Time Will Tell

By Flower Alley sire of I’ll Have Another (2012):
Crescent Drive

By Birdstone sire of Mine That Bird (2009):
Avast Matey
Bird of Trey
Classy Bird
Swipe
Thirdhalf

By Street Cry sire of Street Sense (2007):
Blue Creek (GB)
Conquest Streetwar
Trojan Nation
Zulu Alpha

By Holy Bull sire of Giacomo (2005):
Sunny Ridge

By Elusive Quality sire of Smarty Jones (2004):
Star Hill

By Distorted Humor sire of Funny Cide (2003):
Airman’s Creed
Miles of Humor
Semper Fortis
Vorticity

By Quiet American sire of Real Quiet (1998):
Collective Wisdom

24 total

 

Nominees by Kentucky Derby winners

By Super Saver (2010):
Coach Q
Danebury
Inside Straight
Latest Craze

By Big Brown (2008):
Hard Study
Molasses Brown

By Street Sense (2007):
Aztec Sense
Doctor Mounty
Thunder Pass
Street Vision
The Lieutenant
That Makes Sense

By Fusaichi Pegasus (2000):
Classic Ride
Hawk

14 total

 

Nominees by broodmare sires who have sired Kentucky Derby winners

Malibu Moon sire of Orb (2013):
Attraction
Cocked and Loaded

Maria’s Mon sire of Super Saver (2010) and Monarchos (2001):
Air Force Blue
Hawk

Boundry sire of Big Brown (2009):
Curlin Rules

Street Cry sire of Street Sense (2007):
Cotton Town
Forever Bernardini
Memories of Winter
Safe Passage
Uncle Guy
Ziconic

Dynaformer sire of Barbaro (2006):
Alpha Team
Blue Creek (GB)
Speed Check

Holy Bull sire of Giacomo (2005):
It’s The Ice (GB)
Marty Montana
Quijote

Elusive Quality sire of Smarty Jones (2004):
Discreetness
Dressed in Hermes
Patton Proud

Distorted Humor sire of Funny Cide (2003):
Arrogate
Bombard

Summer Squall sire of Charismatic (1999):
Trojan Nation
Zulu

Mr. Prospector sire of Fusaichi Pegasus (2000):
Commend
Enroute

Quiet American sire of Real Quiet (1998):
Economic Model
Saint Ignatius

Unbridled sire of Grindstone (1996):
The Last Rep

29 total

 

Nominees by 2nd Place Kentucky Derby runners

By Pioneerof the Nile (2009):
Gettysburg
Southern Pharaoh
Unnamed (’13)

By Hard Spun (2007):
Black Ops
Hardly Home
Its All Relevant
Memories of Winter

By Bluegrass Cat (2006):
Flexibility

By Proud Citizen (2002):
Decorated Soldier
John Q. Public

10 total

 

Nominees by 3rd place Kentucky Derby runners

By Paddy O’Prado (2010):
Cherry Wine
Irish
Let Me Go First

By Curlin (2007):
All World
Curlin Rules
Exaggerator
Walk Out

7 total

 
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