Friday, May 22, 2015
American Lion’s first-time starter Golden Ray became the first winner for the Darby Dan stallion April 22 at Gulfstream Park...
Monday, May 18, 2015
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Friday, May 15, 2015
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Perfect Soul: KY’s Leading ROI Sire at Woodbine in ‘09
RSS Feeds Monday, January 18, 2010
Champion Perfect Soul (Ire) has enjoyed immense success from his first two crops to race, including some stunning accomplishments at Canada’s finest racetrack – Woodbine. The Grade 1-winning son of Sadler’s Wells sired Canadian Classic winner Perfect Shower, winner of the $500,000 Breeders’ Futurity at Woodbine, and he proved to be the most profitable among the top-performing Kentucky-based stallions at the lucrative race meet.

Based on Return On Investment (ROI), Perfect Soul’s 2.7 ROI index from Woodbine during all meets in 2009 was best among the top Kentucky stallions represented by progeny. His starters averaged $40,702 in earnings at Woodbine, which is over 2 ½ times Perfect Soul’s 2010 stud fee of $15,000. His stellar 2.7 ROI showed profitability with his progeny over other leading Woodbine stallions such as Langfuhr (2.3), Stormy Atlantic (1.1), A.P. Indy (1.0) and Smart Strike (0.5) – whom rounded out the Top 5.

A Sovereign Award winner himself in Canada, Perfect Soul also had more winners at Woodbine than all of those stallions, with 14 of his runners reaching the winner’s circle at the Toronto-based track in 2009. Perfect Soul also had local black-type winner Soul of Nataka, and his runners excelled equally on both Polytrack and turf.