Many people know that the Minnesota environment, speed favoring racetrack and turf course offer owners of "versatile" horses unique earning potential. With the new MTA bonuses where a "Minnesota Bred conceived and foaled" Maiden Special Weight or Allowance winner gets a $2,000 bonus, several folks are wondering who the best standing sires of Minnesota Breds are. You see, you have to literally breed, thus "conceive", in Minnesota to get the maximum $2,000 bonus.
To answer this question I go to the factual data to determine which sires have been most successful at siring Minnesota Bred horses. This data is public and easy to find on Bloodstock Research.
Our stallion, Stormy Business, has led the way in this regard for three years running with 15 foaled winners and $386,913 in foaled purses. It is however honest to note that other standing sires have excellent earnings in other jurisdictions, though they have not yet demonstrated meaningful "Minnesota Bred" results.
If you want to breed locally and take advantage of the new "conception" $2,000 bonus, the noted sires on the chart have proven capability for "Minnesota Bred and Conceived" results.
Dave Astar is a race horse owner, stallion owner, breeder, 40 year business executive, and 50 year handicapper.