I mean they gave him a chance. He got decent size books most years. He didn't have great fertility averaging about 57%. His first year, which was his biggest book, he had 46% fertility.BaroqueAgain1 wrote: ↑Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:56 pmIt kills me that Einstein wasn't loved by breeders. He was a really good racehorse on any surface, raced through (IIRC) his seventh year and retired sound, handsome as heck and had a good temperament. Also provided an interesting outcross with his Spend a Buck bloodline.
I think he's only 16 or 17, but I guess his yearlings just didn't wow at the sales, and he didn't sire precocious speedsters.
Perhaps his fertility got worse and they decided to just retire him. Or they just looked at his sire stats and decided he doesn't need to sire anything else. Because let's be honest, he got 2 stakes winners. One was a Canterbury Downs and the other was over jumps. Breeders want to use a stallion that at least gives them a chance at a stakes winner maybe.