With Bernardini's own tremendous success on the dirt when winning races like the G1 Preakness, G1 Travers and G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup, it should come as no big surprise that the next generations of "Bernardinis" should excel on the main track just like their father. Runners like 2016's multiple G1 winner and Eclipse nominated Cavorting and nine additional G2 and G3 winners have elevated him once again to sit alongside other leading sires in North America. Only Tapit had more Graded winners on the dirt in 2016 than Bernardini:
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In addition to Cavorting, who captured the G1 Ogden Phipps and G1 Personal Ensign last year, Bernardini's ten Graded Stakes winners on dirt in 2016 included G2 Gazelle winner Lewis Bay, G2 Nashua winner Hemsworth, and G2 Royal Delta winner Penwith.