It’s official – Linwood Park sire Ekraar has the best strike rate of the top 10 thoroughbred sires in New Zealand this season.
Amazingly Ekraar has a strike rate of 50 per cent winners to runners in New Zealand this season – that is one winner for every two starters.
He had a stellar run last week with three winners in the space of six days. These were Anagram, Slack The Diver and Lady Belle.
Ekraar is notably the sire of this year’s Auckland Cup winner Shez Sinsational who also won the Group 1 Zabeel Classic at Ellerslie this season.
Strike rates for the top 10 sires in New Zealand in 2011/12 are:
1 Ekraar .50
2 Captain Rio .44
3 Savabeel .43
4 Pins .42
5 Pentire .42
6 O’Reilly .41
7 Fastnet Rock .41
8 Volksraad .36
10 Keeper .29
Ekraar stands at Linwood Park again in the 2012 season at a fee of $10,000 plus gst, click here for all details.