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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.
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Runner-up to Henrythenavigator was WinStar Farm stallion Spring At Last, who sired 13 winners, including four at stakes level.
Hard Spun, meanwhile, sired his 27th winner when Midnight Transfer was successful at Santa Anita on December 26 and received a stroke of luck when his final 2011 runner, Spun Clear, was promoted from third to second in a maiden at Turfway Park.
As his race record and pedigree suggested, Green Desert developed primarily into a speed influence; in addition to Sheikh Albadou he sired two winners of the July Cup (Owington and Oasis Dream), four other winners of the Haydock Sprint Cup (Invincible Spirit, Oasis Dream, Tamarisk and Markab) and one winner of the Prix de l'Abbaye (Desert Lord).
The following season he rose to third thanks mainly to his top-class son Denman and this time around he sired 14 stakes winners headed by Beaded and Benfica.
Now 15, Slicky has sired eight stakes winners, including Gris De Gris, a Group 2 winner now based at the French National Stud who sits in third behind Dalakhani on the leading French sires' list.
The late Ishiguru sired the winners of pounds 1,011,479, enough to place him in seventh.
Mtoto sired 329 winners on the Flat from 645 foals of racing age, including 27 black-type winners.