“Successful on his debut over 6f in May, and ranked the best in Britain at two and three, Sir Percy emulated outstanding sires Hyperion, Nijinsky and Mill Reef as winner of both the Dewhurst and the Derby. He ran true to his heritage, showing speed and middle-distance merit of a high order, and his pedigree makes him a suitable match for most British and Irish mares. His sire, grandsires and great-grandsires were all Group 1 winners who sired Group 1 winners, and he comes from an exceptional female line. It should be obvious to all breeders that he has the credentials to succeed at stud.”
Making his career debut, Percy Jackson scored a clear win in the fourth race at Bath on Monday to become the first winner for English classic winner and Britain-based freshman sire Sir Percy.
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Brain International Ltd
Breeders have become used to viewing stallions in terms of their commerciality, or fashionability, for want of a better word. But when a stallion is in the position of sire of a broodmare, he is no longer subject to the fickleness and irrationality of breeders, and his pedigree characteristics are given an opportunity to show through, perhaps regardless of a mediocre performance as a stallion.