Jockey Club in North America have released their Report of Mares Bred (RMB)
statistics for the 2012 breeding season with shuttle stallions among the
busiest sires led by multiple Group I winning Sadlers Wells son Cape Blanco
(IRE), who is currently in New Zealand for Cambridge Stud.
The Coolmore owned sire(pictured) , who stands his Northern Hemisphere season at Ashford Stud in Kentucky led all stallions with 220 mares bred and is standing at a fee of $22,000 in New Zealand.
Rounding out the top five were Scat Daddy (also from Coolmore), 217; Kitten's Joy, 213; Uncle Mo (now in Australia for Coolmore), 211; and Bernardini's young son Wilburn, 169.
Based on RMBs received through Oct. 14, 2012, The Jockey Club reports that 1,861 stallions covered 35,391 mares in North America during 2012.
The annual statistics include the number of mares reported bred to each stallion and represent approximately 90% of the mares that eventually will be reported as bred in 2012.
According to historical trends, The Jockey Club expects to receive RMBs representing an additional 3,500 to 4,500 mares bred during the 2012 breeding season.
The number of stallions declined 3.8% from the 1,935 reported at this time in 2011, and the number of mares bred fell 3.0% from the 36,504 reported at this time last year.
RMB statistics for all reported stallions in 2012 are available through the Publications & Resources section of The Jockey Club's website at jockeyclub.com.