News Top of the Crops - Number 3

Top of the Crops - Number 3

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To mark the publication of the 56th edition of the Bloodstock Sales Review, Martin Stevens has compiled a top ten of the most profitable British and Irish-based yearling sires of last year. He have worked out each sires’ profitability index by dividing their 2020 yearling average by their covering fee of 2018, when the offspring in question were conceived. Here's who’s at Number 3.

In third place...
2020 yearling ave: 35,500gns/€43,984
2018 covering fee: €7,500
Profitability index: 5.86

Clodovil has been a grand servant to Maurice Burns and his clients since he retired to Rathasker Stud in 2004, siring high-class performers such as Es Que Love, Gregorian, Laugh Out Loud, Moriarty and Nahoodh. He may be approaching his twilight years but he enjoyed one of his best seasons ever in 2020, when he was represented by Prix Marcel Boussac heroine Tiger Tanaka, Molecomb Stakes winner Steel Bull and Strensall Stakes scorer Certain Lad.

Clodovil’s three sole yearlings offered at auction last autumn, bred off a €7,500 fee, were consequently popular. Two sold at Tattersalls October Book 2 — a colt out of Top Act sold by Kildaragh Stud to Kilbride Equine for 50,000gns and another colt out of Lily’s Rainbow sold by Rathasker to Hamish Macauley and Kilbrew Stables for 21,000gns.

Check back tomorrow to see which stallion is at Number 2.

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