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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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Runner-up to Henrythenavigator was WinStar Farm stallion Spring At Last, who sired 13 winners, including four at stakes level.
No two-year-old sires' list would be complete without Acclamation, who sired eight juvenile stakes winners in 2011.
Chaparral on a roll SHOOT OUT, one of seven Group 1 winners sired worldwide by High Chaparral, confirmed he is one of the most versatile horses in training by taking the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes over in Australia.
Glenview resident Robin Des Champs bids to build on his flawless 2011 festival record - he sired two winners from two runners, the Willie Mullins-trained duo Quevega and Sir Des Champs.
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.