In 2012, Rocknroll Hanover posted the second biggest season by a pacing sire in the history of harness racing in earnings. His progeny earned $17,055,551, just a few dollars shy of Western Hanover’s $18 million winning record.
Bettors Delight—the defending champion in this category—saw his get fare better in 2012 with $15,402,949 as opposed to $14,830,693 in 2011.
Camluck was the most represented stud in 2012 with 1,694 foals and 448 starters.
World champion Somebeachsomewhere—who had his first crop of 2-year-old performing—was 20th on the list with $4.7million in earnings.
Yankee Cruiser—who cracked the top 20 for the first time with $6.1 million in earnings—good enough for 16th place.
Six sires topped $11 million—one less than in 2011.
Rocknroll Hanoer had the fewest foals of any stallion in the top eight, with 606 to his credit.
In the Trotting Division, Cantab Hall led all stallions with $9.5 million with the fewest foals of the top eight with 484. Kadabra was a close second with $9.4 million.
Angus Hall, in third place, was the most represented trotting stallion, with 1,202 foals.
2011’s champion Credit Winner was fourth in 2012.
Revenue had over 40% of his credit thanks to Market Share, who earned over $2 million. Revenue’s final tally was $4.7 million.
Horse of the Year sire Windsongs Legacy was 20th at $2.5 million—four years after he has passed away. In fact, he died (March 1, 2008) 32 days before his son Chapter Seven, the 2012 Horse of the Year, was foaled (April 2, 2008).