Commands Becomes The First To Sire 100 Winners This Season

By: Sarah Fortnum
March 9th, 2011

The Darley-based stallion Commands has been the first stallion to sire 100 individual winners this season.

The fourteen-year-old son of Danehill achieved his 100th runner this season after his six-year-old son Gypsy Ruler won at Taree last Friday.

Commands has achieved the big 100 every year since the 2007/2006 season and has cemented himself as one of the most reliable sources of winners, including nine stakes winners this season.

The only stallion to sire more stakes winners so far this season is the impressive Redoute’s Choice, with ten.

Despite being consistent in success, Commands’ 36 yearlings sold so far this year at the major sales have gone for an average of $93,306, a figure that is surprisingly low for such a champion sire.

Command’s most expensive yearling this year sold in New Zealand for $240,000 and was a colt from stakes-placed Arlanda.

The impressive sire charged a cover fee of $66,000 during last spring’s breeding season and covered 118 mares, his smallest amount to date.

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