Sure it is, but let's say you stood A.P. Indy in England instead of the US. How do you think his progeny would have fared in comparison racing on turf? I almost guarantee he'd not have been the success that he was standing here, serving largely dirt bred mares.Ridan_Remembered wrote:Perhaps, but a prepotent sire is a prepotent sire no matter where he stands.Retrospectiv wrote:Ridan_Remembered wrote:Every time I check this thread I am reminded again what a mistake it was to sell Sunday to the Japanese instead of standing him in Kentucky even if breeders at the time were shortsighted. Oh well, at least he was appreciated in his new homeland and has had a massive influence over there.
Another subject: In that last photo of Deep Impact, he seems to have a filling or growth on his just below his right elbow.
With a different mare base, different dominant racing surface and different support level, it's impossible and improbable to speculate what Sunday Silence would have achieved at stud here. He could have easily been a flop and have ended up in Korea, Africa, who knows.
Same theory for Sunday Silence... he bred a large number of Northern Dancer line mares early on who were bred to run on the turf, and he was well supported. Unless he really was a super sire, I can't see how he'd have achieved the same success breeding dirt bred mares (and probably '2nd string' ones at that given the lack of real interest in him...), to run on dirt tracks.