How do a decade of Minnesota Auction Sale Toppers compare to the top Stormy Business sired yearlings?
This was the question I was recently asked by an owner looking to privately buy one of our 2015 Stormy Business yearlings. It was such a good question I decided to take my database of Minnesota Thoroughbred information and answer it as honestly as I could. Thus I went to the data to create this chart and guess what? Our stallion Stormy Business compares pretty darn well!
In fact based upon actual earnings, the 3 top Stormy sired horses out rank 70% of the sale toppers, and he has only had 24 runners as of today! Considering near 500 yearlings were consigned to the Minnesota sale during the last decade of possible runners from 2005 through 2014, and the 10 listed sale toppers received the highest bids in each of their respective years, the Stormy results might be considered somewhat remarkable. Stormy has also had 16 of his 24 runners earn more than the bottom 5 sale toppers on this list! How crazy is that?
So here you go my friends. Here's exactly how Stormy's best compare to the "publicly" most expensive horses sold in Minnesota over the last decade. Oh, and these expensive sale toppers also had an "average" sale price of $35,850.
Isn't it fascinating how public data, turned into information, sheds light on the truth. I was also fascinated that the question was one I had never even asked myself. Oh well, fact's are indeed stubborn things so if you are looking to buy a new runner, or looking to breed to a stallion that stands for only $1,500, visit or call the Osborne Farm in Cambridge Minnesota at 763-689-3661.
Dave Astar is a race horse owner, stallion owner, breeder, 40 year business executive, and 50 year handicapper.