Here we go! The boutique summer racing season kicks off on Wednesday, July 18 when Del Mar opens its gates. In our continuing effort to provide Betmix users unique handicapping data we dove into some sire performance trends for the seaside track.
The chart below shows the top 20 national sires by 2017 runners and the top 10 California sires, ranked by Win Return on the Del Mar dirt course.
With a limited sample Stay Thirsty leads the way with a $68.40 Win Return. The Travers/Cigar Mile winner stood his first season in California in 2018 and it will be interesting to see how his numbers hold up when his Cal-bred crops hit the races in the coming years.
California veteran sire Tribal Rule shows a much larger sample and his $27.20 Win Return indicates his runners should be given extra consideration.
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