Stallions

Exaggerator is Curlin's all-time leading earner
In The Stud Presented By KERx: Exaggerator, New For 2017

The spotlight stallion in this week’s edition of In the Stud is Exaggerator, a 4-year-old son of Curlin standing his first season at WinStar Farm. Exaggerator, out of the Vindication mare, Dawn Raid, is Curlin’s only 2-year-old graded stakes winner currently at stud. As a juvenile, Exaggerator triumphed in the Grade 2 Saratoga Special Stakes […]

Continue reading
Selectivity of yearling buyers has led to a challenging market for stallions entering stud at the lower end of the stud fee scale
Bloodlines Presented By Merck Animal Health: Challenging Market For New Stallions On Lower Tier

In an earlier article, I assessed the top tier of entering stallions for 2017, which are led by Horse of the Year California Chrome (by Lucky Pulpit), Grade 1 winner Frosted (Tapit), Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist (Uncle Mo), and Preakness winner Exaggerator (Curlin). In a rational scheme or market, a breeder would expect an upper […]

Continue reading
Iliad, a 3-year-old son of Ghostzapper, wins the San Vicente
Bloodlines Presented By Merck Animal Health: Ghostzapper Continues To Deliver

When a stallion goes to stud amid great expectations and does not deliver – and deliver right now – the stampede away from him is emphatic. For a stallion to reverse the trend, to overturn the “disconfirmation of expectations,” as a noted breeder phases it, requires some seriously good results and consistency in them also. […]

Continue reading
Irish War Cry scores an impressive victory in the Holy Bull
Bloodlines Presented By Merck Animal Health: Curlin In Classic Demand

At the end of January, chestnut champion California Chrome closed out a career, and a week later, a fresh classic prospect with a touch of ‘chrome’ upended the form in the toughest 3-year-old contest of the new season with a victory in the G2 Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The winner of the Holy Bull […]

Continue reading
By winning the Pegasus World Cup, Arrogate topped $11 million in earnings
Bloodlines: Arrogate Quickly Building The Riches

With victory in Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 28, champion Arrogate took a giant leap toward becoming the leading money winner in the States, perhaps even the world. The current leading American money winner is California Chrome, who has earned $14,752,650 with 16 victories from 27 starts, racing from 2 to 6. Now retired to […]

Continue reading
Lockdown wins the Busanda to earn 10 points toward the Kentucky Oaks
Bloodlines: Lockdown’s Future Appears Wide Open

The 2017 Busanda Stakes at Aqueduct is named for a mare who was born 70 years ago. By Triple Crown winner War Admiral (by Man o’ War) and out of the Blue Larkspur mare Businesslike, Busanda was bred by Ogden Phipps from some of the exceptional stock that he acquired from the estate of E.R. […]

Continue reading
10 of the last 13 winners of the Golden Slipper juvenile race were sold at Magic Millions
Bloodlines: Magic Millions Formula A Proven Success In Australia

The Magic Millions is a fascinating concept. And dead simple. One of the horses in this sale is going to win a race worth $1 million. As a means of selling horses and promoting racing, the Magic Millions has come a long way since its inception in 1986. From that first catalog came the following […]

Continue reading
UFC star Conor McGregor is promoting the Pegasus World Cup to his millions of followers
The Friday Show: Bringing Trash Talk To The Pegasus World Cup

The first Pegasus World Cup Invitational, now just three weeks away, has solicited as its spokesman one of the most popular athletes on the planet. To say he’s a talker is an understatement. In this week’s Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the choice of Ultimate Fighting Championship star Conor McGregor as the […]

Continue reading
How much appeal will Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist have as a new stallion prospect?
Bloodlines: Which New Sires Will Attract Most Attention In 2017?

The entering group of stallion prospects for 2017 is not large, nor should it be. There are nine new boys for the upper tier of the stallion market, and by stud fee, these are Frosted (by Tapit; $50,000), California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit; $40,000), Nyquist (Uncle Mo; $40,000), Exaggerator (Curlin; $30,000), Air Force Blue (War Front; […]

Continue reading
Frankel-sired Soul Stirring (#3) is unbeaten in four starts and gave Frankel his first crop's initial G1 victory.
Bloodlines: Frankel Destined For Greatness At Stud, Too?

Frankel. They called him the greatest ever. Judges as time-tested as Timeform rated Frankel as the absolute best, and writers with decades of experience in watching races and racehorses were bowled over by the bay colt’s pace and class. Even Tony Morris, who saw Sea-Bird win the 1965 Derby at Epsom and never had seen […]

Continue reading
Twitter Twitter
Paulick Report on Instagram