That's because people think just because they have a name in their pedigree means the horse should be bred. You breed a horse like All Time Fancy to a hundred mares, one maybe two or three would be good enough as stallions. I don't care who's name is first in the pedigree, I have seen some butt ugly horses coming from Zippos Sensation that I wouldn't touch, and then you see some amazing horses.
The big secret is, big name stallion owners breed their stallions to a lot of their own nice mares - and they keep the best prospects. Any horse you get from the Simon's ranch isn't going to be the next world champion, because they keep the best picks to make money. If I see a "stallion prospect" for sale anywhere, I would be highly suspicious unless someone got really lucky with their mare.
EDIT: Please realize this is me being jaded and that this information is probably not 100% true, lol xD
Last edited by oh vair oh; 04-13-2012 at 04:11 PM.