There is a pervading belief among industry pundits that Bel Esprit’s fillies are superior to his colts. And, to a point, they are right: out of Bel Esprit’s nine stakes winners to date, Group One winner Bel Mer and the unbeaten Black Caviar – both of the female variety – are his two best horses.
However, a quick look at Bloodhound reveals that Bel Esprit has had 76 winning males (62%) and 67 winning females (58%) with the stakes winners split 4 (males), 5 (females).
What’s more, of the $9,081,647 Bel Esprit’s progeny have accumulated, $5,199,728 has been won by males (57%), while females have dragged in $3,881,919.
In other words, Bel Esprit fillies make up 48% of the runners for 43% of the stakes.
So, what does it all prove? Breed or buy yourself a Bel Esprit – colt OR filly!