In the previous post we revealed the winners of the first 3 categories of the Pattern Racing World Championships 2015.
Now we’ll reveal the other 3 categories;
Sire, Owner and Breeder.
Below are the top 5 in each category.
Remember – For a G1 placing you get:
Points 1st = 10 pts, 2nd = 7 pts, 3rd = 5 pts.
4. Pattern Racing World Championship Category – Sire
Galileo is the Pattern Racing World Champion.
Photo by Martyn Hayhow courtesy of Getty Images
|2015 Points Won||
|2014 Points Won|
|3||Deep Impact (JPN)||169||2||131|
|5||High Chaparral (IRE)||105||3||102|
Galileo tops the bill for a second year in a row. His dominance isn’t as pronounced as in 2014 where he had a 130 point cushion over the opposition, effectively 13 G1 wins. This year it’s been reduced to 37 points. It’s not that Galileo’s powers have diminished, he’s only 4 point’s off where he was last year. It’s more about the rise of the younger generation. He had 14 G1 wins from 10 individuals with 11 2nd’s and 8 3rd’s.
Dubawi 6th last year jumped to 2nd this year improving his tally by a whopping 132 points. He had 11 G1 wins from 10 individuals with 10 2nd’s and 8 3rd’s.
Deep Impact, Tapit and High Chaparral all bettered their performances of last year with 6, 5 and 4 G1 winners from 5, 4 and 3 individuals.
5. Pattern Racing World Championship Category – Owner
Godolphin are the Pattern Racing World Champion.
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|3||H H Aga Khan||88|
|4||U Carrot Farm||82|
|4||Wertheimer & Frere||82|
Godolphin had 12 trainers in 5 countries contribute to their tally. The star was new recruit John O’Shea in Australia whose scored 120 points for them. They won in total, 16 G1’s with another 16 2nd’s and 20 3rd’s. This was a tight race with Godolphin’s global operations just getting the better of Coolmore, the predominately Irish based operation.
Coolmore had 5 trainers contribute with Aidan O’Brien’s 252 point tally for “the lads” being the loins share. They won 18 G1’s with another 15 2nd’s and 9 3rd’s.
The dominance of the leading pair is apparent by the distance back in 3rd to the Aga Khan. The margin between 2nd and 3rd is 242 points equivalent to 24 G1 wins. The Aga Khan had 3 home based trainer’s provide him with 5 G1 win’s, 4 2nd places and 2 3rd places.
In joint fourth, Japan’s U Carrot Farm had 8 trainer’s provide their total of 3 G1’s, 6 2nd’s and 2 3rd’s including raids in Australia where they hauled a G1 win and 2 places.
The brothers Alain and Gerard Wertheimer matched their Japanese counterparts with 2 trainers amassing their total winning, 6 G1’s (5 courtesy of Solow) placing 2nd once with 2 3rd places.
6. Pattern Racing World Championship Category – Breeder
Darley are the Pattern Racing World Champion.
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|3||Juddmonte Farms Ltd||101|
|4||Wertheimer Et Frere||94|
It’s no surprise that Darley come out on top. The strength behind Godolphin will soon to be subsumed into one operation under the tutelage of John Ferguson, the new head of Godolphin. Darley were breeders to 24 horses who scored points with 9 G1’s winners ,13 2nd’s and 10 3rd’s.
Northern Farm had 11 score for them winning 5 G1’s with 4 animals and recording 6 2nd’s and 3 3rd’s.
Juddmonte had 6 score with 2 individuals winning, 8 2nd’s and 5 3rd’s.
The Wertheimer brothers had 5 score winning 7 G1’s with 3 individuals adding 2 2nd’s and 2 3rd’s.
Northern Racing in Japan had 9 score with 3 winning G1’s, 6 2nd’s and 3 3rd’s.