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George Smith Special Course Map.  Please note that the same trail in the middle of the map under 'To Finish' may be occupied at the same time by runners continuing on in Lap 1 or Lap 2 as the runners finishing Lap 1 or Lap 2.  Runners continuing on move to and STAY LEFT on the trail [marked on the map in BLACK] while runners finishing Lap 1 or 2 STAY RIGHT on the trail [marked on the map in RED]

2016 The Lap George Smith Special

The map above is the George Smith Special for my 2016 edition of the race.  The race will take place at 6 pm on September 28th.  There will be random draw prizes awarded after the race to those that stick around.


Coonawarra (Snitzel/Roses 'N' Wine [CAN]) 3yo Colt :

Coonawarra steps up to his strongest assignment so far this Saturday [Septempber 24th, 2016, in Australiia] when contesting the Group 3 Gloaming Stakes over 1800m at Rosehill, with jockey Adam Hyeronimus booked to ride.

This colt just continues to improve in everything he does, he has bounced out of his good run last start in terrific order, he is holding his form beautifully and his work in preparation for the race has been spot on. On Tuesday morning he galloped over 1200m on the Kensington grass for senior trackrider Steve O'Halloran, who reported, "He is ticking over nicely and is ready for Saturday," and he followed that up by cruising around over 1200m this morning, where he looked very bright and well in himself.

Looking at the field for Saturday, it is a good quality event, which is to be expected, and the top chances on paper appear to be James Cummings' Prized Icon, winner of the Group 1 Champagne Stakes as a two-year-old and the Hawkes' Swear, who is unbeaten, was quite impressive when winning the Group 3 Ming Dynasty last start.

Coonawarra's continues to meet each new challenge he is presented with, he is training particularly well and as he steps up in trip he is only going to get better. He meets a strong field at Rosehill but I am confident he will measure up and with luck in running, hopefully we can cheer home a stakes winner on Saturday.

Great Video of Coonawarra


Here is another bit of important information you won't find anywhere else:
The Top 100 Broodmare Sires of the 4th dam of North American runners racing in 2016 are:
[adjusted to the # of 2016 runners / # of producing broodmares in the life of the stallion]

Sire TF4thSire YOB YOD #Foals #Mares 4thGen/#Mares Age First FoalsColor
Code

Buckpasser 1223 1963 1978 320 148 8.26 15 1969In A Class By Himself
Round Table 1236 1954 1987 404 177 6.98 33 1961Superior
Hail To Reason 1000 1958 1976 319 153 6.54 18 1962
Native Dancer 1008 1950 1967 304 155 6.50 17 1956
New Providence 237 1956 1981 116 37 6.41 25 1964
Better Self 464 1945 1968 174 75 6.19 23 1952
Bold Ruler 1129 1954 1971 366 183 6.17 17 1960
Amerigo 394 1955 1965 127 65 6.06 10 1962
Princequillo 1283 1940 1964 480 214 6.00 24 1946
Never Bend 897 1960 1977 370 155 5.79 17 1965Excellent
Tom Fool 728 1949 1976 280 126 5.78 27 1955
Dr. Fager 631 1964 1976 255 117 5.39 12 1970
Rasper II 106 1952 1965 57 20 5.30 13 1960
Nasrullah 964 1940 1959 426 182 5.30 19 1945
Hoist The Flag 531 1968 1980 255 102 5.21 12 1972
Dedicate 317 1952 1973 135 62 5.11 21 1959
Nearctic 779 1954 1973 345 157 4.96 19 1961
Thinking Cap 297 1952 1976 173 61 4.87 24 1959
Olympia 715 1946 1974 324 147 4.86 28 1952
Double Jay 907 1944 1972 453 201 4.51 28 1952
Swaps 815 1953 1972 430 191 4.27 19 1958
Northern Dancer 1251 1961 1990 646 294 4.26 29 1966
Prince John 1074 1953 1979 564 260 4.13 26 1958
Jaipur 285 1959 1974 162 71 4.01 15 1964
Jet Action 148 1951 1964 80 37 4.00 13 1959
Nantallah 334 1953 1972 201 85 3.93 19 1958
Traffic Judge 466 1952 1972 313 120 3.88 20 1957
Sir Gaylord 818 1959 1981 464 221 3.70 22 1963
Cohoes 349 1954 1974 231 95 3.67 20 1961
Sea-Bird 304 1962 1973 175 83 3.66 11 1967
Turn-To 567 1951 1973 344 156 3.63 22 1956
My Babu 665 1945 1970 365 183 3.63 25 1951
Summer Tan 378 1952 1962 239 106 3.57 10 1959
Warfare 335 1957 1971 244 95 3.53 14 1962
Reviewer 277 1966 1977 182 79 3.51 11 1972
War Admiral 561 1934 1959 371 163 3.44 25 1941
Hill Prince 486 1947 1970 344 155 3.14 23 1953
Spy Song 529 1943 1973 349 170 3.11 30 1950
Swoon's Son 448 1953 1977 330 148 3.03 24 1960
Victoria Park 461 1957 1985 351 160 2.88 28 1962Very Good
Fleet Nasrullah 772 1955 1979 589 268 2.88 24 1961
Tim Tam 377 1955 1982 281 132 2.86 27 1960
Ruritania 147 1969 1978 124 52 2.83 9 1975
Tatan 302 1952 1967 212 108 2.80 15 1958
Sailor 451 1952 1973 351 166 2.72 21 1958
Reneged 237 1953 1969 230 88 2.69 16 1960
Nashua 718 1952 1982 649 267 2.69 30 1958
Francis S. 354 1957 1975 282 133 2.66 18 1963
Ambiorix 481 1946 1975 423 183 2.63 29 1951
Count Fleet 539 1940 1973 433 207 2.60 33 1945
Mahmoud 503 1933 1962 408 194 2.59 29 1937
Crafty Admiral 393 1948 1972 364 152 2.59 24 1957
Intentionally 204 1956 1970 189 79 2.58 14 1964
Hasty Road 492 1951 1978 409 193 2.55 27 1957
Polynesian 351 1942 1959 298 138 2.54 17 1949
T.V. Lark 405 1957 1975 383 160 2.53 18 1964
Your Host 156 1947 1961 139 62 2.52 14 1953
Correlation 166 1951 1969 176 66 2.52 18 1959
On-And-On 236 1956 1970 208 96 2.46 14 1963
Rough'n Tumble 234 1948 1968 209 96 2.44 20 1955
Alibhai 424 1938 1960 395 178 2.38 22 1943
Battlefield 164 1948 1964 132 69 2.38 16 1957
Chop Chop 190 1940 1963 202 80 2.38 23 1946
Quadrangle 326 1961 1978 309 138 2.36 17 1965
Johns Joy 425 1946 1972 432 186 2.28 26 1953
Clandestine 198 1955 1978 226 87 2.28 23 1963
Graustark 587 1963 1988 631 261 2.25 25 1967
Gallant Man 462 1954 1988 498 206 2.24 34 1960
Eight Thirty 280 1936 1965 299 126 2.22 29 1943
Crozier 340 1958 1985 379 154 2.21 27 1965
Tudor Minstrel 466 1944 1971 486 214 2.18 27 1950
Herbager 457 1956 1976 433 212 2.16 20 1963
Ribot 443 1952 1972 428 206 2.15 20 1958
Cyane 362 1959 1983 424 172 2.10 24 1965
Creme Dela Creme 231 1963 1977 230 111 2.08 14 1968
Nijinsky II 783 1967 1992 862 378 2.07 25 1972
Jet Pilot 232 1944 1967 264 113 2.05 23 1949
Mr. Busher 246 1946 1971 294 121 2.03 25 1951
First Landing 384 1956 1987 438 189 2.03 31 1962
Ambehaving 234 1954 1976 272 116 2.02 22 1954
Dark Star 260 1950 1972 309 129 2.02 22 1955
Boldnesian 240 1963 1975 253 120 2.00 12 1969
To Market 275 1948 1975 320 138 1.99 27 1956
Royal Coinage 161 1952 1964 182 81 1.99 12 1957
Sword Dancer 221 1956 1984 295 112 1.97 28 1962
Tulyar 258 1949 1972 301 131 1.97 23 1954
Hitting Away 166 1958 1977 187 86 1.93 19 1965
Royal Note 291 1952 1971 352 151 1.93 19 1957
Pia Star 258 1961 1978 302 136 1.90 17 1967
Raise A Native 742 1961 1988 863 393 1.89 27 1965
Cornish Prince 418 1962 1985 505 222 1.88 23 1967
Jester 181 1955 1969 244 98 1.85 14 1961
Crimson Satan 382 1959 1982 467 207 1.85 23 1966
Restless Native 321 1960 1988 403 175 1.83 28 1965
Hillary 207 1952 1982 230 113 1.83 30 1959
Bold Bidder 402 1962 1982 515 220 1.83 20 1967
Iron Ruler 310 1965 1984 416 172 1.80 19 1971
Revoked 321 1943 1968 420 180 1.78 25 1948
Tentam 174 1969 1981 217 98 1.78 12 1975
The Axe II 320 1958 1982 424 181 1.77 24 1965

Interpreting the above table:
1.  Buckpasser is easily the most influential thoroughbred sire in today's pedigrees when attached to the female line.  There are 1223 foals racing in the ten major tracks [Santa Anita, Del Mar, Fair Grounds, Churchill Downs, Keeneland, Gulfstream Park, Aqueduct, Saratoga, Belmont and Woodbine] today that have Buckpasser as the broodmare sire of the 4th dam in their pedigree.  While Round Table has slightly more, he lived to 33 with 177 producing mares and Buckpasser lived only until age 15 with 148 producing mares.  Both easily top the list with Hail To Reason, Native Dancer, Better Self [only 75 producing mares], Bold Ruler, Amerigo [only 65 producing mares] and Princequillo all 6.0 and above.
2.  While Northern Dancer has a high ratio at 4.26 and is represented by 1251 foals racing today as the broodmare sire of the 3rd dam, he also has 294 producing mares.  Northern Dancer has 28 more foals racing while having more than twice as many producing mares.  Despite being a great sire of sires, along the bottom line [tail-female] Northern Dancer is clearly inferior to Buckpasser and those above him in today's pedigrees. Never Bend [ratio is 5.79], whose first foals to race were 1 crop before Northern Dancer's [4.26], is also superior to Northern Dancer, which does explain the European love of the blood of Never Bend.
3.  War Admiral is rated as "Superior" because his first crop was 1941 and yet still has 561 foals racing today as the broodmare sire of the 4th dam.  Clearly, he is now further back in today's pedigrees because he was foaled in 1934, which is 27 years before Northern Dancer in 1961.  This tells me that we have to be careful with the results above taking into consideration how close to today they were foaled to understand their true impact.  For example, Mr. Prospector's first foals hit the ground in 1976.  His ratio is only 0.70 with 372 foals from 533 producing mares.  A lot of his mares have not reached that far back in lots of pedigrees.  However, since Buckpasser's foals hit the ground only 7 years earlier, this does indicate that Mr. Prospector's outlook for superiority along the bottom half of the pedigree is highly unlikely and not probable.


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