It’s been a decade of brilliance for the Danzig stallion LANGFUHR, whose residency in the Top 30 active stallions on the U.S.’s Leading Sire List has remained unchanged for 10 straight years now.
Check out LANGFUHR’s resume for 2012:
Top 10 sire by winners (143)
Top 15 Kentucky sire by All-Weather Earnings
Top 20 Kentucky sire by Turf Earnings
Top 25 Kentucky sire by Cumulative Earnings
LANGFUHR was the sire of 6 stakes winners on the season, including a trio of exciting 3yos.
• Spring to the Sky – colt won Belmont’s six-furlong Groovy S. in a blistering 1:07 4/5
• Summer Breeze – colt won a first-level allowance at Keeneland by 10 1/2 lengths, then lived up to 3-5 favoritism by winning Belmont’s seven-furlong Tiller S. in 1:20 3/5
• Madeira Park – filly won the Sonoma H. by 8 1/4 lengths and the Duchess of York H. by 6 lengths
Others by LANGFUHR to impress in 2012 included:
• Ducduc – won G3 Fred W. Hooper S. and Our Dear Peggy S. at Calder
• Harrods Creek – won Saratoga’s John’s Call S., placed in G2 San Juan Capistrano
• Arctic Fern – SW who placed in G2 Connaught Cup S.
• Yield Bogey – placed in G3 Poker S. and G3 Jaipur S.
In all, LANGFUHR 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 65 black-type winners and 130 total stakes horses, including an impressive 19 graded winners. His seven Grade 1 winners include horses such as Imperial Gesture and Euroears, and he has sired no fewer than seven millionaires.
LANGFUHR is also making his mark as a sire of sires, as two of his sons have sired Grade 1 winners. Lawyer Ron got the G1 Del Mar Futurity winner Drill, while Wando was the sire of G1 Woodbine Mile winner Turallure.
At the sales, LANGFUHR yearlings sold for up to $285,000, and were purchased by the likes of Silverton Hill, Hugo Merry Bloodstock, BBA Ireland, etc.
That all makes LANGFUHR look like exceptional value for the 2013. Consider, of the Top 40 stallions on the 2012 Leading Sire List, LANGFUHR is the lone Kentucky stallion to stand for $10,000 or less in 2013. And he’s just one of three to stand for under $20,000.
LANGFUHR – Danzig’s leading active son by nearly every measure.