Saturday, April 7, 2012

Triple Crown Race Winners After Their Racing Careers

I'll admit that the whole horse breeding business intrigues me. There's nothing that moves me more than a foal standing for the first time and since it's Triple Crown season, I decided to take a look at some stats for stallions going to the shed after their racing career. These stats date back to 1985 and only include stallions that are in the shed right now or spent time in the shed (so no Barbaro, Funny Cide, etc). It also only lists where stallions started and ended their careers, some went to different countries or states in between.

Kentucky Derby winners

YearHorse Started Ended
1985Spend A BuckKentuckyBrazil
1986FerdinandKentuckyJapan
1987AlyshebaKentuckySaudi Arabia
1989Sunday SilenceJapanJapan
1990UnbridledKentuckyKentucky
1991Strike The GoldKentuckyTurkey
1992Lil E. TeeKentuckyKentucky
1993Sea HeroKentuckyTurkey
1994Go For GinKentuckyMaryland
1995Thunder GulchKentuckyKentucky
1996GrindstoneKentuckyOregon
1997Silver CharmKentucky Japan
1998Real QuietKentucky Pennsylvania
1999CharismaticKentucky Japan
2000Fusaichi PegasusKentucky Kentucky
2001MonarchosKentucky Kentucky
2002War EmblemJapanJapan
2004Smarty JonesKentucky Pennsylvania
2005GiacomoKentucky California
2007Street SenseKentucky Kentucky
2008Big Brown 2Kentucky Kentucky
2010Super SaverKentucky Kentucky

Preakness Stakes
YearHorse Started Ended
1985Tank’s Prospect*Kentucky Texas
1986Snow ChiefCaliforniaCalifornia
1987AlyshebaKentuckySaudi Arabia
1988Risen StarKentucky Kentucky
1989Sunday SilenceJapan Japan
1990Summer SquallKentuckyKentucky
1991HanselKentuckyVirginia
1992Pine BluffKentuckyTexas
1994Tabasco CatKentuckyJapan
1995Timber CountryJapanJapan
1996Louis QuatorzeKentuckyMaryland
1997Silver CharmKentucky Japan
1998Real QuietKentucky Pennsylvania
1999CharismaticKentucky Japan
2000Red BulletFlorida Kentucky
2001Point GivenKentucky Kentucky
2002War EmblemJapanJapan
2004Smarty JonesKentucky Pennsylvania
2005Afleet AlexKentucky Kentucky
2007CurlinKentucky Kentucky
2008Big Brown 2Kentucky Kentucky
2010Lookin At LuckyKentucky Kentucky

*Tank’s Prospect starting location was guessed by where multiple first crop foals were born.

Belmont Stakes
YearHorse Started Ended
1985Crème FraichePennsylvania Pennsylvania
1986Danzig ConnectionKentucky Italty
1987Bet TwiceMarylandMaryland
1988Risen StarKentucky Kentucky
1989Easy GoerKentucky Kentucky
1990Go And GoNew YorkNew York
1991HanselKentuckyVirginia
1992A.P. IndyKentuckyKentucky
1994Tabasco CatKentuckyJapan
1995Thunder GulchJapanJapan
1996Editor’s NoteKentuckyArgentina
1997Touch GoldKentucky New York
1998Victory GallopKentucky Turkey
1999Lemon Drop KidKentucky Kentucky
2000CommendableKentucky South Korea
2001Point GivenKentucky Kentucky
2002SaravaFloridaFlorida
2004BirdstoneKentucky Kentucky
2005Afleet AlexKentucky Kentucky
2009SummerbirdKentucky Kentucky
2010Lookin At LuckyKentucky Kentucky


Overall it seems the the consensus is that if you want to stay in Kentucky, you need to win the Belmont as it has 11 horses that finished their career (or are still standing) in Kentucky compared to 8 Derby winners and 9 Preakness winners.

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