The big topic of conversation at Inglis Easter 2016 was about the second season sires; those stallions that had been hot last year when they were freshman sires.  It was perceived by breeders and vendors that buyers had dropped those stallions from their buying list too early.  Vendors felt that buyers took a knee-jerk reaction by seeming to steer clear of these horses, before anyone could say yah or nah to them.  While vendors with yearlings to sell have a good reason for asking buyers to be cautious in their judgement; buyers want to see results for the big prices they spent last year.

The fascinating conversations around this topic all lead to one question.

Is it possible to quantify WHEN to judge a stallion as a failure?