Maharajah and Ready Cash dominate European sire rankings

Maharajah and Ready Cash dominate European sire rankings

February 6, 2022

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by Thomas Hedlund

Ready Cash continues to dominate French harness racing as sire while the same can be said about the new king in Sweden, Maharajah, who claimed his third consecutive win in the sire league.

Viking Kronos son Maharajah also dominates in more countries than Sweden — Finland, Norway, too — while it’s pretty clear that Ready Cash is starting to let younger stallions conquer shares of the French market, at least regarding the new crops, even if Ready Cash still tops the list among 3-year-olds.

Ready Cash’s importance for the European breeding is indubitable and in Sweden, his son Readly Express is the rookie of the year. Readly Express ranked fourth Sweden and he is the sire of the two dominant trotters in the crop born in 2017: Calgary Games and Honey Mearas.

Sire stats France 2021

Sire – Starts – Wins – Earnings in USD

  1. Ready Cash – 1,970 – 239 – $7,711,711
  2. Prodigious – 1,867 – 219 – $5,190,560
  3. Love You – 1,622 – 192 – $4,444,987
  4. Royal Dream – 1,584 – 187 – $4,196,163
  5. Niky – 1-674 – 151 – $3,612,856

Sire stats Sweden 2021

Sire – Starts – Wins – Earnings in USD

  1. Maharajah – 2,690 – 382 – $4,872,867
  2. Ready Cash – 1,415 – 284 – $3,873,113
  3. Muscle Hill – 1,454 – 235 – $3,844,377
  4. Readly Express – 774 – 177 – $3,442,538
  5. Love You – 1,891 – 237 – $2,445,014

Sire stats Denmark 2021

Sire – Starts – Wins – Earnings in USD

  1. Ens Snapshot – 1,595 – 146 – $662,039
  2. Great Challenger – 1,276 – 133 – $624,792
  3. Wishing Stone – 451 – 54 – $443,289
  4. S.J.’s Caviar – 405 – 55 – $329,916
  5. Love You – 256 – 49 – $240,128

Sire stats Finland 2021

Sire – Starts – Wins – Earnings in USD

  1. Maharajah – 583 – 120 – $1,200,737
  2. Zola Boko – 1,113 – 115 – $668,920
  3. Andover Hall – 683 – 87 – $608,315
  4. Quite Easy – 1,101 – 132 – $603,660
  5. Il Villaggio – 582 – 67 – $592,342

Sire Stats Germany 2021

Sire – Earnings in USD

  1. S.J.’s Caviar – $345,887
  2. Love You – $270,455
  3. Maharajah – $226,223
  4. Pastor Stephen – $203,035
  5. Offshore Dream – $192,244

Sire stats Italy 2021

Sire – Earnings in USD

  1. Varenne – $3,541,358
  2. Nad al Sheba – $1,871,681
  3. Ganymede – $1,754,866
  4. Maharajah – $1,611,653
  5. Love You – $1,466,660

Sire stats The Netherlands 2021

Sire – Earnings in USD

  1. Love You – $162,591
  2. Un Amour d’Haufour – $134,405
  3. Virgill Boko – $106,700
  4. Quick Wood – $88,842
  5. Ufo Kievitshof – $85,251

Sire stats Norway 2021

Sire – Starts – Wins – Earnings in USD

  1. Maharajah – 283 – 66 – $712,269
  2. Orlando Vici – 1,022 – 97 – $690,739
  3. Explosive Matter – 153 – 17 – $483,682
  4. Revenue – 799 – 60 – $481,722
  5. Dream Vacation – 621 – 48 – $412,685

5,000th training win for Robert Bergh

Swedish top trainer Robert Bergh reached a great milestone on Thursday (Feb. 3) afternoon as he claimed his 5,000th win as a trainer.

Bergh has belonged in the top of European trainers basically since he started his professional career in the beginning of the 1990’s.

Horses such as Hilda Zonett, Remington Crown, Simb Zipper, Tsar d’Inverne and Adrian Chip (who was runner up behind Donato Hanover in Hambletonian 2007) have all contributed to Bergh’s successful career and the two latest stars from the Swede’s stable are Googoo Gaagaa sons Power and Hail Mary, winners of the Kriteriet and The Derby, respectively.

Bergh’s 5,000th win came at his “home track” Bergsåker.

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