In the recently released annual listing of stallions based on the criteria of durability and soundness developed by the Durability Committee of the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summits underwritten by The Jockey Club, Stonewall Phoenix stallion Greatness ranks among the leading qualifiers.
Based on the report from progeny earnings of 2013, Greatness ranks near the top (29th) of the standings in siring durable racehorses. His offspring average 17.71 starts, placing him among the superior minority of stallions whose offspring sire runners who make more starts than the average racehorse (16). Among his stakes-winning progeny in 2013 were millionaire Immortal Eyes (48 starts), track-record setter Good Lord (55 starts) and Great Attack (24 starts).
The report states: “The aim of the study is to highlight stallions which are commercially viable and produce sire statistics which reveal above average sire performance. To qualify for the list, a stallion must have ranked within the first 200 sires by progeny earnings for the calendar year 2013. This assures a modicum of success and relevance to the commercial breeding and sales market.”
It’s evident that Greatness sires speed—his runners win early and often, both sprinting and routing; versatility—runners by Greatness win over all surfaces, traditional dirt, synthetic and turf; as the report indicates, durability—his aforementioned leading three runners have 127 starts between them.
Greatness, clearly one of the most productive contemporary stallions standing at stud today, offers breeders access to the tremendously influential Mr. Prospector sire line, and he is one of only three advertised sons of the famed Mr. Prospector standing in Kentucky.