A stallion making race is, logically, defined by the winning colts translating their racing success into successful careers at stud. The Golden Slipper is one of those races that seems to provide more successes than failures, and winning colts are hugely sought after by stud farms. With names like Flying Spur (90 stakes winners), Rory’s Jester (75), Marscay (67), Canny Lad (54) and Vain (46) among the 23 winning colts, it comes as no surprise that this race attracts more than its fair share of ‘stallion-making’ excitement. But what about the placegetters? How do the other runners stack up at stud?
Published in Breeding & Racing in 2014.