Pentire is New Zealand’s leading active sire of Group I winners (14), with a total of 46 stakes winners and 75 stakes performers...
The inlfuence of Tudor Minstrel cannot be over looked, (King) Mufhasa, Rangirangdoo and Devastating are all line bred to him.
Legendary sire NORTHERN DANCER'S bloodlines feature in 55 of Pentire's 75 stakes performers.
Mares with STAR KINGDOM in their pedigree have shown a remarkable affinity also with 16 of Pentire's stakes winners carrying the great Australian sire's bloodlines. BISCAY is present in Pentire's Group 1 winners RANGIRANGDOO, PANTANI, FERLAX, and PENNY GEM.
MR PROSPECTOR line mares are attractive breeding options for Pentire. This season's Melbourne Cup winner PRINCE OF PENZANCE is out of a Mr Prospector mare, and 15 of Pentire's stakes performers also feature him in their pedigree including: ZARITA, PENTASTIC, and INTRANSIGENT .
CENTAINE crosses well with XTRAVAGANT, HE'S REMARKABLE, and ATACAMA all Group 1 Pentire horses featuring this sire. Centaine's pedigree contains that wonderful Australian sire VAIN, 15 of Pentire's stakes horses carry Vain's bloodlines in their pedigree.
13 of Pentire's stakes winners carry SIR TRISTRAM'S bloodlines, including champion racehorse XCELLENT and also SIR PENTIRE. Champion broodmare sire ZABEEL is dam-sire of four Pentire Group 1 performers including: XTRAVAGANT, ART SUCCESS, HE'S REMARKABLE, and LARRY'S NEVER LATE. Crossed with a GROSVENOR mare, Pentire has produced top stayers PENTATHON and PENTATHLON; and to KAAPSTAD mares ENTIRELY PLATINUM and KINCAPLE.
Line-breeding to MILL REEF and his relatives has been successful. The Group 1 winner MARKUS MAXIMUS is out of a LAST TYCOON mare, while the Japanese Group winners CRAFT WORK and ONE MORE CHATTER both feature Mill Reef on their dam's side. O'REILLY mares offer breeders this opportunity, one recent example being the exciting Cup's prospect CHENILLE. On the reverse, stakes winner PRESIDENT LINCOLN is an example of O'Reilly being bred to a Pentire mare.
Pentire's longevity reinforces his ability to cross with many different bloodlines. Among the dam-sires he has also sired stakes winners to are: CATBIRD, CENTRO, CRESTED WAVE, DANASINGA, DANCE FLOOR, DANZERO, DEFENSIVE PLAY, GOLD BROSE, HIGH CHAPARRAL, ROYAL ACADEMY, SINGSPIEL, and VELOSO.