Sportswriter's oldest progeny in the Southern Hemisphere are 4yo's in 2015/16. To date he is the sire of:
OUR UNCLE SAM 1:52.3 - $608,925. At 2, won Vicbred Silver (L). At 4, 2nd Paleface Adios Stakes (Gr.3). As Aged, won Bohemia Crystal (Gr.1), Platinum Projex FFA (Gr.1); 2nd Inter Dominion Final (Gr.1), Hunter Cup (Gr.1), Ht Inter Dominion (Gr.3), Kevin Robinson FFA (Gr.3). (Village Jasper) (pedigree)
SPORTY SPOOK 1:51.6 - $388,739. At 2, won Ht Bathurst Gold Crown (3rd in Final (Gr.1)), Ht NSW Breeders Challenge (2nd in Final (Gr.1)). At 3, 3rd Ht and Final NSW Derby (Gr.1). (Village Jasper) (pedigree)
MITCH MAGUIRE 1:54.3 - $327,204. At 2, won WA Golden Slipper (Gr.1) ; 3rd Ht NZ Sires Stakes. At 3, won Western Gateway (Gr.2). At 4, 2nd Schrader Final (L). As Aged, 3rd RWWA Cup (Gr.2). (Christian Cullen) (pedigree)
NIKI NO NO (M) 1:57.5 - $294,455. At 2, won Semi and Final Vicbred (Gr.1), Ht Australasian Breeders Crown. At 3, won Vic Oaks (Gr.1) , Ht Vicbred (2nd in Final (Gr.1)). At 4, won Vicbred Platinum Pace (Gr.3). (Vintner) (pedigree)
SHEZALLAPPLES (M) 1:51.6 - $298,905. At 2, won NSW Breeders Challenge (Gr.1), Ready To Run Sales Stakes (Gr.3). At 3, won Ht NSW Breeders Challenge (3rd in Final (Gr.1)). (Fake Left) (pedigree)
EGODAN 1:51.3 - $290,421. At 3, won Repechage Australasian Breeders Crown. At 4, 2nd NSW Breeders Challenge Final (Gr.1); 3rd Mount Eden 4yo Stakes (Gr.3). (Armbro Operative) (pedigree)
LUMINEER 1:52.5 - $258,440. At 2, won Ht, Semi and Final APG (Gr.1) . At 3, won Ht Vic Derby. (Rocknroll Hanover) (pedigree)
WHITTAKER 1:50 - $196,067. At 4, won Paleface Adios Stakes (Gr.3). (Holmes Hanover) (pedigree)
STAR WRITER 1:51.1 - $195,020. At 4 won Ht and Final Country Series (L). (Jennas Beach Boy) (pedigree)
MISTER BRAZIL 1:52.2 - $194,080. At 2, 2nd Semi Final APG (3rd in Final (Gr.1)). At 3, 2nd Simpson Memorial (Gr.3). (Mach Three) (pedigree)
TANGOINGWITHSIERRA (M) 1:53.1 - $174,130. At 2, won Tatlow Stakes (Gr.2); 3rd Vicbred (Gr.1). At 3, won Gold Chalice (Gr.3), Ht NSW Oaks (2nd in Final (Gr.1)); 3rd Ht Vic Oaks. (Village Jasper) (pedigree)
WESLEY 1:55.2 - $163,186. At 2, won Champagne Classic (Gr.2) , Ht Pearl Classic (2nd in Final (Gr.1)). (Bettors Delight) (pedigree)
READ ABOUT LEXY (M) 1:53.5 - $153,718. At 2, won Ht NSW Breeders Challenge; 3rd Tatlow Stakes (Gr.2). At 3, won Raith Memorial (Gr.3) , Ht and Final Bathurst Gold Bracelet (Gr.3), Ht Vic Oaks. (Grinfromeartoear) (pedigree)
In the Northern Hemisphere Sportswriter is the sire of 394 winners, 95 $100,000 winners, incl:
JIMMY FREIGHT 1:48.6 - $1,188,146. At 2, won leg ONSS Gold (twice); 2nd ONSS Super Final. At 3, won div Somebeachsomewhere, leg ONSS Gold. At 3, won ONSS Super Final, elim Messenger (2nd in Final), elim Progress Pace (2nd in Final); 2nd Millstein Pace; 3rd Matron Pace. At 4, won Mohawk Gold Cup; 2nd Confederation Cup. (Western Ideal) (pedigree)
VORACITY 1:49.6 - $654,738. At 2, won leg ONSS Gold (twice), elim Metro Pace (3rd in Final); 2nd leg ONSS Gold; 3rd ONSS Super Final. (McArdle) (pedigree)
REVEREND HANOVER 1:48.6 - $551,213. At 2, won ONSS Super Final, leg ONSS Gold (twice). At 3, won leg ONSS Super Final, leg ONSS Gold; 2nd Simcoe Stakes. (Cams Card Shark) (pedigree)
SPORTS COLUMN 1:49.2 - $536,307. At 2, won Elim and Final Battle Of Waterloo, leg ONSS Gold (twice). At 3, won leg ONSS Gold (twice); 2nd Jennas Beach Boy; 3rd ONSS Super Final, Little Brown Jug Preview. (Walton Hanover) (pedigree)
SPORTSKEEPER 1:50 - $411,100. At 2, won ONSS Gold leg. At 3, won ONSS Gold leg. (Nuclear Flash) (pedigree)
SPORTS BETTOR 1:50.6 - $446,262. At 2, won div Nassagaweya. (Bettor's Delight) (pedigree)
YARIS BAYAMA (M) 1:51.4 - $375,965. At 2, won ONSS Gold Super Final, leg ONSS Gold. At 3, won leg ONSS Gold. (Aces Up) (pedigree)
YOGA PANTS (M) 1:53.4 - $350,124. At 2, won Betty Millbank Memorial. At 3, won Mary Murphy Breeders Stakes, Lady Luck Final, Penny Bath Memorial. (Northern Luck) (pedigree)
OK HEAVENLY (M) 1:49.8 - $347,992. At 2, won div ONSS Grassroots. At 3, won div ONSS Grassroots. (Albert Albert) (pedigree)
MOONWRITER 1:50.2 - $343,221. At 3, 3rd leg ONSS Gold. (Rustler Hanover) (pedigree)
Won elim and Final Metro Pace, Champlain Stakes, Nassagaweya Stakes; 2nd Breeders Crown Final.
Won North America Cup; 3rd elim North America Cup.
Sportswriter was a star on the racetrack and has developed into a leading stallion both here and in North America.
He is crossing with similar pedigree patterns to other sons of Artsplace.
In North America if you look at his top ten progeny, three are out of Cam Fella line mares, three are out of No Nukes line mares and then there is one each out of Falcon Seelster, Most Happy Fella and Beach Towel line mares.
Cam Fella line stallions include Bettors Delight, Fake Left, Armbro Operative, Presidential Ball, Washington VC, Precious Bunny, Four Starzzz Shark, Blissfull Hall, Pacific Fella, Camtastic, Cameleon, Brioso Hanover, Exotic Earl, etc.
No Nukes line stallions include Live Or Die, Badlands Hanover, Safely Kept,Village Jasper, Jereme's Jet, American Ideal, Caprock, Ticket To Heaven, etc.
We have seen similar results in Australia and New Zealand. However the Abercrombie and Direct Scooter influence is also strong.
Two of Sportswriter top ten progeny in Australia are out of Direct Scooter line mares and Mitch Maguire (Christian Cullen mare) is his richest in New Zealand.
Direct Scooter line stallions include In The Pocket, Christian Cullen, Mach Three, Courage Under Fire, Stoneridge Scooter, Julius Caesar, Ok Bye, Deal Direct and Direct Flight.
Plus we have seen the likes of Read About Lexy (Grinfromeartoear mare), Jodan (Albert Albert mare) and Perfectly Written (Perfect Art mare) demonstrate Sportswriter’s ability to cross positively with Abercrombie line mares in Australia.
Abercrombie line stallions include Art Major, Astreos, Grinfromeartoear, Artiscape, Albert Albert, Real Desire, Perfect Art, Modern Art, Life Sign, Dream Away, Pacific Rocket, Fully Loaded, Peace Of Art, Panorama, Fitch II, Crouch, Orange Sovereign, etc.
One interesting cross in Australia is with Stature (Big Towner) mares. There hasn’t been a large amount of foals bred on this cross, but it is producing winners at a good percentage and the winners include the stakeswinner Sport Report and the Group One placed Fastestgirlintown.
Duplicating Big Towner has proven to be successful with a number of stallions and it looks like this is the case with Sportswriter as well.