The last time LANGFUHR wasn’t a top 30 active sire in the United States, George W. Bush was completing his second year in office. Since 2002, the perennial leading son of Danzig has built up a hugely successful career. He has sired five champions, including the brilliant but ill-fated Lawyer Ron, as well Triple Crown winner and Horse of the Year Wando. He has sired 60 black-type winners and 119 stakes horses, including an impressive 18 graded winners. His seven Grade 1 winners include horses of the ilk of Imperial Gesture, and he has sired no fewer than seven millionaires.
LANGFUHR’s newest seven-figure earner is the 2011 standout Euroears, a six-time stakes winner of $1,049,894. The wickedly fast Bob Baffert trainee established a new track record in the G1 Bing Crosby H. at Del Mar, which he sped in 1:08.17 over the Polytrack, and also annexed the G2 Palos Verdes S. and ran second in the G1 Dubai Golden Shaheen in 2011.
LANGFUHR is also the sire of the 2011 graded horses Harrods Creek, Bourbonstreetgirl, Lil Bit O’Fun, The Rectifier, and Yield Bogey, while his five stakes winners on the year included Artic Fern and Ducduc.
LANGFUHR is also making his mark as a sire of sires, as two of his sons sired Grade 1 winners in 2011. Lawyer Ron was represented by G1 Del Mar Futurity winner Drill, while Wando was the sire of G1 Woodbine Mile winner Turallure.
At the sales, LANGFUHR continues to be popular. His yearlings brought up to $240,000 (From Repole Stable rep Jim Crupi), and individuals also sold for $125,000 (Live Oak), $120,000 (Mt. Brilliant), $100,000 (Marc Keller/Nicoma, agent), etc. Mares in foal to LANGFUHR included the $150,000 Dalmiya (Ire), a half-sister to Daylami (Ire) and Dalakhani (Ire), while his weanlings sold for up to $100,000 and his juveniles-in-training for up to $210,000.
Now, LANGFUHR sits poised for a huge 2012, having bred 155 of some of his very best mares in 2008 (3yos of ’12) and 136 mares in 2009 (2yos of ’12).
Want to look smart? Breed to LANGFUHR in 2012 at a fee of $15,000.