Fri, 06/14/2019 - 09:24

The Lane’s End duo of The Factor and Union Rags are the top two leading fourth-crop sires in America by every major category. Combined, they are responsible for almost $30 million in cumulative earnings, which is even more impressive considering neither has sired a millionaire, unlike Bodemeister, Dialed In, Shackleford and Tapizar, who are ranked behind them on the earnings list. 
The Factor, who stands for a fee of $15,000 in 2019, leads the way by cumulative black-type winners (15), black-type horses (35), winners, wins and earnings ($14,200,000). He has been responsible for multiple graded winners, including Noted and Quoted (G1), Cistron (G2) and Bound for Nowhere (G2), who will contend the G1 Diamond Jubilee S. at Royal Ascot next week. In 2019 alone, The Factor has produced 13 black-type horses, which is more than prominent sires Ghostzapper, Kitten’s Joy, More Than Ready, Flatter, and Bernardini.
Fellow Lane’s End stallion Union Rags leads all fourth-crop sires by graded stakes winners (8), graded stakes horses (13), grade 1 winners (4) and grade 1 horses (7). He has amassed over $13 million in earnings, which puts him in the number two spot on the leading fourth-crop sire list. Recent graded stakes winners include the impressive Catalina Cruiser, who dominated the True North Stakes (G2) at Belmont over the weekend. Union Rags stands for $60,000.

View the TDN Fourth-Crop Sire List