Posted on 18 Nov 2019 by Nathalie De Martin
The WBFSH announced last week that Chacco-Blue, Diamant de Semilly and Casall ASK are the best stallions in the world for 2019. Also in the Hippomundo Stallion ranking this trio has a firm grip on the reins. But will that change if we look at the % Black Type Offspring?
Black Type (BT)
For our stallion ranking, we look at the prize money that the offspring of the stallion has collected in 2019. As a breeder you can also see how many horses contribute to this amount, as well as how often the offspring compete, win and are placed. With our Sires according to% Black Type Offspring Ranking we take a more nuanced look: What percentage of the offspring competes at 1m45 level or higher? Here we get some more insight…
If we look at stallions with at least 100 offspring from all ages, we see that Chacco-Blue is also here indisputably the number 1. With 46.8% BT, he has no fewer than 459 of the 980 offspring (who are 8 years or older) who jump 1m45 or higher.
We now see Stolzenberg in a perhaps more surprising second place. This son of Stakkato has only 140 offspring who are 8 years or older, but 59 of them have a Black Type pedigree, which makes 42.1%. Some of his famous descendants are Hello Shelby (Scott Brash), Salomon (Maikel van der Vleuten) and Gain Line (Abdullah Waleed Alsharbatly).
The third place is reserved for Cornet Obolensky who, with 226 of the 539 offspring, can present a percentage of 41.9%.
Arpeggio is in fourth place, thanks to a percentage of 40.8%. Lord Pezi takes fifth place with a percentage of 40.6%.
Better than Chacco-Blue?
Fanatic breeders are always in favor of using young(er) stallions, because that would help genetics advance faster and so we have also briefly examined the stallions with at least 50 offspring of all ages.
This time it is the genetic gem Comme Il Faut who firmly takes the lead. 36 of his 63 descendants of 8 years or older compete at 1m45 level or higher, which gives him a Black Type percentage of 57.1%. That is even more than 10 percent more than Chacco-Blue! Marcus Ehning’s other asset, and also a son of Cornet Obolensky, Cornado NRW, scores high as well in this ranking. With a BT% of 53.6%, the grey easily takes second place. Contagio (by Colman) follows in third place. He achieves exactly a percentage of 50 percent thanks to 26 of the 52 offspring who jump 1m45 or higher.
This time, fourth place is for Stakkato Gold with 48.2%, followed by Chacco-Blue with 46.8%.
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