June 3, 2014
The Lane’s End name is synonymous with quality, and in racing, there’s no better way to judge quality than by stakes winners. In 2014, Lane’s End stallions have dominated their North American peers by this measure.
As of June 3, Lane’s End stallions have sired 43 stakes winners, which easily puts Lane’s End as the #1 farm by stakes winners. The second-ranked farm has 35 stakes winners (with five more stallions); the third-ranked 26.
Looked at another way, Lane’s End has a remarkable SIX sires with five or more stakes winners on the year. They are led by CITY ZIP (9), CANDY RIDE (ARG) (7), SMART STRIKE (7), ENGLISH CHANNEL (6), LEMON DROP KID (6), and CURLIN (5).
How good are Lane’s End sires? Only one other Kentucky nursery has two stallions who have sired 6 SWs on the year, and no farm stands three or more sires who can claim the feat. No farm, except for Lane’s End, which has five stallions with 6 or more SWs. That’s an incredible concentration of sire prowess under the Lane’s End banner.
One of the reasons for the success of Lane’s End sires the direct support of our broodmare band. In 2013, standouts like Palace Malice (CURLIN), Revolutionary (WAR PASS), Top Billing (CURLIN) and Class Leader (SMART STRIKE) were bred by Lane’s End. The other key to the success of Lane’s End’s stallions, of course, is the loyal support of a talented group of breeders. A big thank you to those breeders who have helped make Lane’s End North America’s premier stallion operation.