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sire

(sīr)
n.
1. A biological father.
2.
a. The male parent of an animal, especially a domesticated mammal.
b. The plant or gamete responsible for fertilizing an ovule that develops into a seed.
tr.v. sired, siring, sires
1. To be the biological father of (a child).
2. To be the male individual or gamete producing (an animal's offspring or a plant's seed) through sexual reproduction: the boar that sired the litter; pollen grains siring seeds.

sire

male parent.

confirmed sire
one that has been proven to have good fertility.
sire evaluation
in farm animals, the estimation of the breeding value of a male by progeny testing.
sire-family average
the average performance of the half-sib family of which the individual is a member.
sire line
characteristics contributed to the offspring of a cross mating by the sire.
sire verification
verifying that a stated sire is indeed a parent by the use of a paternity testing technique.
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Despite the lack of a race record Fairy King became a notable sire in his own right, siring 14 Group 1 winners including Helissio, Oath and Falbrav.
The fact Cape Blanco is a half-brother to Mr Commons, a dual Grade 2 winner on the US turf, coupled with the presence of Secretariat in the pedigree as the grandsire of Laurel Delight's sire Presidium, probably also helped endear him to US breeders.
The youngest sire in the top ten of both lists is Holy Roman Emperor, who covered his first mares in 2007 at a fee listed as private but likely to have been around EUR35,000 compared to EUR12,500 this year.
The son of Sadler's Wells, who died at Sunnyhill Stud last year, supplied winners Comply Or Die and Don't Push It, who led home a one-two for the sire when beating Black Apalachi in 2010.
Between them they have yet to sire a winner above Group 2 level, the status achieved by Motivator's first-crop daughter Pollenator in the 2009 May Hill Stakes, but Hurricane Run ended last season as the leading second-crop sire by number of stakes winners with ten to his credit.
Big Bad Bob's best runners, namely Berg Bahn, Bible Belt and Bob Le Beau, are progressive but as the stats show their sire is developing into a useful source of two-year-olds, a group that includes Listed winner Bible Black, who made his racecourse debut in March.