Astar Thoroughbreds Believe It or Not, Two of the Top Three 2014 Sires of Minnesota Bred runners stand in Turkey!
We just came across a crazy fact when updating our thoroughbred data. Two of the current top three 2014 sires of Minnesota bred runners stand in Turkey! Yonaguska is rated first in earnings while Lion Heart is rated third, and both stand at the Jockey Club of Turkey Stud Farms, according to Bloodstock Research.
Yonaguska is the sire of Talkin Bout, the leading MN bred so far this year with $54,180 in 2014 earnings. She’s also a rare MN bred that can beat non-MN bred horses. (Must be time for the local data point boys to say she’s the best ever MN bred, eh?)
Talking Bout is owned by Cam Casby and trained by Gary Scherer. We rank them as some of the best MN owners and trainers due to their exceptional stable earnings per start profitability. (Here’s a link to our 2011 – 2013 MN Rankings.)
Who would have guessed that sires that now stand in Turkey would be the early leaders of MN bred horses in 2014? What a funny fact.
Dave Astar is a race horse owner, stallion owner, breeder, 40 year business executive, and 50 year handicapper.