The Versatility of The Factor

The Versatility of The Factor


The Factor is a stallion with a really interesting
profile: he was the star of the first crop of War Front and he’s worked his way through
a tough group to become the champion third-crop sire and then the champion fourth-crop sire,
he’s also had a year in Japan. So let’s see what Bill Farish of Lane’s
End can tell us about his future. I mean The Factor, he’s the most, one of the
most underappreciated stallions in Kentucky. He had 13 stakes winners last year. That’s more than More Than Ready, Ghostzapper,
Blame, lots of very popular stallions. His best two crops are two-year-olds and three-year-olds
of 2020, both very solid books and at 25,000 which is a highest fee that he’s stood for
so far. So I think it’s a great time to breed to him
and his results speak for themselves. He was number one third crop sire in 2018. He’s just a very, very good stallion and
I think very underappreciated. The Factor, you know, never ran on turf. He was, he was all dirt. And he’s getting horses that do both, which
is a tremendous advantage nowadays. They seem to perform on any surface and they’re
not purely sprinters. They’re milers, which I think really was what
he was best at as well. Very solid book last year and interest
so far this year has been very high. We won’t breed them to more than 120 mares
this year, which I think is again a huge advantage for commercial breeders because there are
going to be other stallions in his price range and in that, in his performance range that
are bred to 200 plus mares and that just won’t be the case with him. His pedigree is one of the things that attracted
us to him the most. I mean, you know, being a son of War Front,
Northern Dancer line with Mr. Prospector on the bottom, you just can’t get a better cross
in that. Historically speaking. I mean he’s just, he’s bred in the pink as
they say. And we were very involved with bringing Miswaki
over many years ago and so he’s a son of Mr. Prospector, that’s dirt and turf, and so again,
we’re seeing that with The Factor and he’s just, he’s one of the top sons of War Front
and deserves to be recognized as that. There’s interestingly enough in his book so
far this year is a tremendous number of the sort of savvy Florida breeders that are breeding
to him. Not just for the two-year-old sales, but because
they know they’re durable and they’ll stand training. He’s really emerged from a good crop of young
sires as, as the top sire in that crop. Tremendously consistent with the number of
stakes winners that he gets and to be priced at where he is a little bit of a result of
being gone for a year in Japan. And I think it gives breeders a real chance
to get into him now at a very reasonable fee.

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