stallion

Sires Going Preferences

You often here commentators say things like, "He's by Sadlers Wells and they prefer a bit of cut in the ground." But a lot of these views are based on third hand opinions, or the performance of one high profile horse from a particular stallion and are more harm than good.

Below we attempt to give you the actual facts, as to what the going preferences are of particular stallions progeny. See below for detailed instructions but basically the Going Ratio column is the key one. Red indicates a preference for soft ground, Blue for good or better. The higher the number the more pronounced the going preference is.


Sire Going Preferences Table


Name Heavy Soft G/S Good G/F Firm Going Ratio Fibresand Polytrack
Acclamation 11% 11% 12% 8% 11% 7% 1.18 11% 12%
Anabaa 9% 11% 9% 11% 10% 15% 1.12 12% 13%
Alhaarth 18% 11% 8% 9% 8% 9% 1.28 9% 10%
Arcano 14% 8% 8% 10% 14% 14% 1.32 13% 16%
Archipenko 6% 8% 7% 8% 10% 10% 1.19 14% 21%
Aussie Rules 8% 14% 10% 6% 14% 0% 1.19 6% 9%
Avonbridge 7% 7% 9% 9% 7% 13% 1.03 12% 8%
Bahamian Bounty 8% 9% 11% 9% 10% 10% 1.02 10% 8%
Barathea 7% 9% 11% 9% 10% 10% 1.03 13% 7%
Beat Hollow 14% 14% 11% 11% 14% 11% 1.01 11% 7%
Bertolini 17% 7% 7% 8% 8% 13% 1.09 12% 10%
Bold Edge 0% 7% 5% 8% 9% 3% 1.38 13% 10%
Bushranger 8% 9% 8% 7% 8% 8% 1.04 11% 11%
Cadeaux Generoux 12% 13% 11% 12% 11% 9% 1.05 8% 12%
Cape Cross 6% 9% 9% 11% 15% 13% 1.57 10% 13%
Captain Rio 13% 14% 8% 4% 5% 10% 2.27 17% 5%
Champs Elysees 13% 10% 7% 8% 15% 10% 1.28 17% 13%
Choisir 11% 11% 11% 10% 12% 1% 1.03 8% 9%
Compton Place 11% 8% 8% 8% 9% 8% 1.07 5% 10%
Dalakhani 13% 15% 9% 12% 18% 19% 1.21 18% 11%
Dandy Man 17% 9% 8% 7% 10% 9% 1.03 10% 16%
Danehill 13% 13% 16% 15% 14% 17% 1.04 13% 13%
Danehill Dancer 17% 13% 11% 11% 11% 17% 1.14 5% 11%
Danetime 12% 9% 7% 9% 9% 7% 1.04 7% 13%
Dansili 8% 14% 10% 14% 12% 17% 1.18 17% 13%
Dark Angel 11% 11% 12% 11% 13% 13% 1.05 15% 16%
Daylami 4% 9% 11% 8% 12% 18% 1.12 12% 13%
Diktat 9% 9% 8% 8% 6% 10% 1.22 14% 7%
Dr. Fong 8% 10% 11% 8% 10% 7% 1.13 17% 10%
Dubai Destination 11% 10% 10% 12% 10% 18% 1.06 19% 12%
Dubawi 16% 18% 17% 15% 19% 20% 1.00 37% 23%
Dutch Art 11% 17% 13% 13% 14% 10% 1.08 16% 8%
Dynaformer 9% 14% 19% 14% 20% 7% 1.02 38% 13%
Efisio 10% 10% 11% 10% 8% 10% 1.15 14% 11%
Elusive Quality 2% 13% 10% 13% 13% 12% 1.27 15% 16%
Equiano 0% 8% 10% 11% 15% 15% 1.50 25% 28%
Exceed and Excel 8% 7% 10% 11% 12% 24% 1.31 20% 18%
Excellent Art 15% 12% 11% 9% 11% 10% 1.18 10% 13%
Fantastic Light 8% 9% 9% 8% 10% 9% 1.01 21% 12%
Fasilyav 8% 8% 7% 7% 9% 10% 1.14 19% 10%
Fastnet Rock 20% 12% 10% 15% 13% 10% 1.14 19% 10%
Footstepsinthesand 12% 11% 9% 10% 11% 11% 1.02 15% 10%
Galileo 15% 15% 16% 15% 16% 20% 1.04 15% 15%
Giants Causeway 14% 9% 7% 14% 14% 19% 1.60 24% 10%
Gone West 6% 13% 9% 4% 13% 14% 1.07 19% 8%
Green Desert 8% 8% 9% 11% 14% 13% 1.49 7% 15%
Haafhd 0% 3% 16% 11% 10% 10% 1.14 16% 17%
Halling 11% 11% 13% 13% 12% 12% 1.02 17% 13%
Hawk Wing 9% 10% 9% 7% 7% 9% 1.35 13% 10%
Hernando 15% 11% 12% 10% 15% 12% 1.00 17% 10%
High Chaparal 16% 12% 8% 10% 10% 13% 1.15 14% 11%
Holy Roman Emperor 9% 11% 10% 13% 14% 33% 1.33 11% 18%
Iffraaj 10% 9% 11% 10% 12% 0% 1.08 16% 9%
Inchinor 8% 10% 12% 10% 10% 9% 1.09 5% 7%
Indian Ridge 12% 11% 8% 12% 10% 13% 1.11 11% 11%
Intikhab 7% 20% 17% 8% 13% 12% 1.50 9% 14%
Invincible Spirit 12% 9% 11% 11% 12% 16% 1.11 13% 11%
Ishiguru 23% 9% 11% 9% 11% 7% 1.13 14% 9%
Johannesburg 6% 9% 7% 13% 9% 9% 1.35 16% 9%
Key of Luck 6% 6% 8% 7% 8% 5% 1.08 17% 9%
Kheleyf 9% 3% 9% 8% 9% 11% 1.38 11% 7%
King Mambo 15% 14% 11% 14% 18% 28% 1.37 17% 13%
Kings Best 11% 13% 12% 10% 10% 10% 1.23 10% 13%
Kodiac 11% 10% 11% 11% 13% 0% 1.13 10% 12%
Komaite 6% 7% 8% 6% 7% 8% 1.08 10% 9%
Kyllachy 16% 12% 9% 9% 10% 11% 1.15 7% 9%
Lomitas 7% 8% 8% 10% 14% 28% 1.74 0% 10%
Lope de Vega 22% 20% 12% 18% 15% 10% 1.03 18% 12%
Makfi 4% 9% 15% 14% 21% 10% 1.37 17% 14%
Mark of Esteem 14% 9% 11% 8% 9% 11% 1.17 11% 11%
Marju 6% 9% 11% 10% 10% 11% 1.09 16% 11%
Mastercraftsman 12% 14% 11% 14% 9% 5% 1.05 6% 11%
Medicean 9% 13% 9% 10% 13% 17% 1.08 19% 8%
Monsieur Bond 10% 6% 13% 9% 10% 8% 1.02 13% 5%
Montjeu 18% 13% 11% 13% 14% 15% 1.06 18% 11%
Motivator 0% 13% 9% 12% 15% 40% 1.36 0% 11%
Mujadil 6% 9% 6% 6% 10% 16% 1.19 7% 8%
Mr Greeley 8% 8% 11% 8% 10% 8% 1.02 9% 12%
Namid 5% 9% 8% 8% 10% 14% 1.16 13% 8%
New Approach 8% 14% 18% 14% 17% 14% 1.01 15% 0%
Noverre 8% 8% 13% 11% 14% 15% 1.22 15% 8%
Oasis Dream 14% 10% 11% 12% 15% 11% 1.24 13% 16%
Observatory 8% 11% 7% 11% 9% 4% 1.11 1% 8%
One Cool Cat 11% 10% 10% 6% 10% 7% 1.22 16% 10%
Oratorio 11% 8% 7% 10% 8% 7% 1.08 24% 13%
Orpen 14% 9% 8% 8% 9% 9% 1.15 14% 9%
Paco Boy 0% 12% 13% 12% 11% 0% 1.02 5% 11%
Pastoral Pursuits 18% 11% 8% 11% 11% 10% 1.04 10% 14%
Piccolo 9% 7% 6% 6% 7% 12% 1.09 11% 10%
Pivotal 19% 15% 14% 13% 14% 16% 1.12 12% 15%
Poets Voice 13% 10% 11% 11% 15% 10% 1.20 12% 0%
Rainbow Quest 10% 10% 10% 11% 13% 17% 1.25 21% 12%
Ravens Pass 14% 13% 13% 12% 13% 12% 1.o4 18% 15%
Red Clubs 5% 14% 12% 7% 9% 6% 1.51 18% 13%
Red Ransom 0% 8% 10% 12% 11% 16% 1.55 14% 17%
Refuse to Bend 9% 11% 8% 9% 8% 12% 1.18 23% 8%
Rock of Gibraltor 11% 10% 12% 11% 12% 14% 1.06 10% 9%
Royal Applause 7% 10% 10% 8% 10% 10% 1.05 10% 9%
Sadlers Wells 13% 15% 16% 14% 14% 20% 1.02 10% 10%
Sakhee 8% 12% 14% 14% 13% 12% 1.06 12% 11%
Sakhees Secret 11% 10% 11% 7% 10% 8% 1.06 11% 9%
Sea the Stars 18% 11% 14% 23% 21% 15% 1.66 12% 30%
Selkirk 6% 13% 11% 13% 12% 14% 1.13 11% 9%
Shamardal 22% 16% 20% 13% 13% 14% 1.34 29% 20%
Showcasing 8% 14% 17% 14% 10% 10% 1.23 13% 16%
Sinndar 9% 6% 11% 9% 14% 32% 1.57 0% 8%
Singspiel 6% 8% 6% 12% 14% 26% 2.10 16% 14%
Sir Percy 21% 11% 10% 10% 14% 12% 1.02 15% 9%
Sleeping Indian 6% 8% 7% 8% 10% 11% 1.27 10% 15%
Street Cry 5% 10% 10% 11% 13% 11% 1.32 27% 9%
Tagula 6% 6% 8% 9% 11% 5% 1.39 10% 11%
Teofilio 12% 11% 12% 15% 16% 0% 1.32 16% 16%
Tiger Hill 13% 15% 10% 7% 11% 17% 1.54 14% 11%
Verglas 9% 9% 11% 9% 11% 11% 1.05 8% 10%
War Chant 25% 11% 8% 9% 11% 12% 1.11 17% 11%
War Front 50% 11% 21% 26% 22% 15% 1.29 17% 11%
Wolfhound 5% 2% 3% 7% 6% 8% 2.22 9% 4%
Zamindar 7% 13% 13% 13% 9% 11% 1.06 8% 11%
Zebedee 14% 9% 9% 8% 13% 13% 1.09 12% 10%
Zoffany 25% 23% 10% 13% 10% 10% 1.38 14% 10%


The Going Ratio column is calculated by comparing the number of winners on good to soft or worse ground, with the number of winners on good and firmer ground. Red indicates a preference for soft ground, Blue for good or better

A going ratio of 1 would indicate that a sires progeny have absolutely no preference with regard to going. Sadlers Wells at 1.02 is a good example of this. The higher the number the greater the preference. So a ratio of 2 which was blue would indicate that, that particular sire has twice as many winners percentage wise on good ground as it does on soft.

The Fibresand and Polytrack columns on the far right indicate the percentage of winners a particular stallion has had on either of these surfaces.

These stats have now been recalculated and are correct up to August 2016, and unlike the draw bias stats will not be updated throughout the season as the overall trends should not change.

Click here to access the above results sorted by ground conditions rather than alphabetically.