The 2022-23 All-Value Sire Team: Part 2

Fri, 12/09/2022 - 11:46

Leaving his runners completely out of the equation, The Factor's own resume as one of the top sprinters during the brief all-weather era in Southern California is enough to merit serious consideration in this category. We don't have a huge sample size to prove that all-weather success is a trait that can be passed along at stud like we do with dirt and turf, but The Factor is perhaps the best example we have.

Fortunately, that notion has played out with The Factor's offspring, making him one of the most consistent sources of synthetic runners over the past couple years. He finished atop all North American sires by wins over all-weather surfaces in 2021, with 42.

From 105 runners over synthetic tracks in 2021 and 2022, The Factor has sired 39 percent winners from starters, which is better than a lot of his Kentucky-based brethren that place highly over that surface.

Beyond the synthetic, The Factor just gets horses out on the track and winning races. He's got an 85 percent rate of starters from foals of racing age on all surfaces, and 64 percent winners. That's tough for any sire in the country to match.

Source: Paulick Report