It’s February! As a loyal reader of a number of Saddlebred publications, that usually means the sire ratings come out in the February issue. As I’m waiting for the results of this year’s tabulations, it’s fun to look back and see who has been at the top in the past.
2003 – On the cover of the magazine was the gorgeous black stallion, Rifles and Roses. Topping the sire rating was Supreme Heir.
Supreme Sultan X CH Supreme Airs BHF
|Rifles and Roses|
Carey's Night of Love X Symbol Song
|CH Sky Watch, CH Buck Rogers & Chubasco|
Fountain of Youth X Tropical Gale
CH Valley View Supreme X Melody O'Lee BHF
CH Wing Commander X The New Moon
1973- on the cover was Colonel Boyle and topping the rating was Stonewall Premier.
|CH Colonel Boyle|
Kalarama Colonel x Abie's Baby BHF
Stonewall King x Our Birdie
1963 – On the cover was Ridgefield Denmark and Starheart Stonewall topped the chart.
Anacacho Denmark X Reverie's Desdemona BHF
|Stonewall King x Queen Anne of Windsor|
1951 – Sorry, I don’t have 1953, this was as close as I could come. On the cover was Leatherwood King and Noble Kalarama was the top ranked sire.
King's Genius x Kate Haines BHF
see his full brother below
Kalarama Rex x Daisy Reed