14 to win from 39 to race is 35.8% winners from starters. 12 to win from 30 to race is 40% winners from starters.Horsebagger wrote:12 out of 30 is 'a far better percentage' than 14 from 39?Ridan_Remembered wrote:This thread seems like a good place to add that this year's leading first crop sire by earnings is Dunkirk. He has 126 2-year-olds, 39 to race and 14 to win. Pioneerof the Nile, who is second on the first crop list, has a far better percentage of winners to runners. He has 94 2-year-olds with 30 to race and 12 winners.
39 to race from 126 foals is 30.9%. 30 to race from 94 foals is 31.9%.
So in percentage terms, both of these stallions had only a one percentage point difference in the number of foals from their first crop to make it to the races, but Pioneerof the Nile has about 4% more winners than Dunkirk. Use of the term "far better" depends on one's point of view, but it's a fair description in my opinion.