So, the world sire rankings for 2019 are out, and Grafenstolz is confirmed as world #2 Eventing sire! In the Same year he is made Elite Hengst by the Verband, and after he became world Trakehner of the year and World Trakehner sire of the year.
Now look at the stallions around him in that ranking.
Contendro is number 1, but take a look at the number of offspring listed on horsetelex.......2037. jaguar Mail takes 3rd, but has 732 listed, Quite Easy in 4th has 887. Diardo is 6th with 1782 offspring.
Grafenstolz? Just 207. Yes, Graf has less than one tenth of the offspring of contendro and is only 100 points behind, that’s one 3* horse! Jaguar more than 3 times more and Quite Easy 4 times more.
There it is, on a weighted average, Graf would be the hands down world number 1 Eventing sire.