January 20, 2014

Five champions. Twenty-one graded stakes winners. Sixty-nine stakes winners. Over 140 Northern Hemisphere stakes horses. A top 15 sire on the General Sires List for seven years.

It’s safe to say there are few sires that stand for less that $25,000 who can match these numbers, much less a stallion who stands for just $7,500. The stallion who can boast of those numbers, of course, is LANGFUHR. One of the primary torchbearers of the Danzig line in North America, LANGFUHR has sired the Grade 1 winner and champion Lawyer Ron, the Triple Crown winner Wando, and the Grade 1 winners Jambalaya, Interpatation, Imperial Gesture, Euroears and Lang Field.

A top 25 active North American sire once again in 2013, LANGFUHR could claim seasonal progeny earnings of $6,097,320—better than Arch ($40,000), Scat Daddy ($30,000), First Samurai ($15,000), Exchange Rate ($20,000), etc, each of whom stand for at least twice as much as LANGFUHR.

Here’s a look at LANGFUHR’s 2013 by the numbers:

  • #21 General Sire List (by North American earnings)
  • #15 Turf Sire (among active Kentucky sires)
  • #15 All-Weather Sire (among active Kentucky sires)
  • Lifetime AEI of 1.48, better than Congrats ($35,000), Broken Vow ($25,000), Discreet Cat ($20,000), Mizzen Mast ($20,000), Proud Citizen ($15,000), etc.
  • Emerging broodmare sire with 7 SWs in 2013
  • Yearlings sold for up to $185,000 (almost 25x stud fee)
  • 2yos-in-training sold for up to $130,000

LANGFUHR’s 2013 standouts include:

  • LONDON LANE – 6yo, g – G2 Colonial Turf Cup S.
  • MADEIRA PARK – 4yo, f – G3 Ballerina S.
  • ULLAPOOL – 4yo, f – Garland of Roses S., etc.
  • SUPER ABILITY – 5yo, g – Grey Memo S.
  • UNCLE DAVE – 3yo, g – Luke Kruytbosch S.
  • TEARRA (TUR) – 3yo, c, – G1SP
  • SPRING TO THE SKY – 4yo, c – GSP
  • MR MUZZARE – GSP
  • MIDNIGHT TABOO – 3yo, c – SP
  • STRATOCRUISER – 3yo, c – SP

LANGFUHR also had a number of 2013 juveniles who won impressively in maiden special company to keep an eye out for this season. They included:

  • ANGRY MOON – 2yo, c – $285,000 KEESEP grad beat 10 others in a  six-furlong dash over the Churchill Downs dirt
  • SWELL – 2yo, c – Rallied from last in a $60,000, 5 1/2-furlong Msw on the dirt at Belmont in career opener
  • ZIGGY THE GREAT – 2yo, c – Got up to win a 5 1/2-furlong turf sprint at Saratoga in his debut
  • FORFEIT – 2yo, g – Romped by nearly 5 lengths in a 6-furlong event at Turfway as 3-2 pick

Proven, world-class performance and a bright outlook for 2014? It’s LANGFUHR – standing for $7,500 in 2014.

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