thoroughbred pedigrees

Dubai World Cup winner Arrogate has 23 presences of Man o' War in his pedigree
Bloodlines Presented By Climax Stallions: Man o’ War’s Century Of Influence

A classic winner and unbeaten at 3 in 1920, Man o’ War closed out his historic career with an emphatic victory over the previous year’s star Sir Barton, who is recognized as the first winner of the Triple Crown. Such is Man o’ War’s renown as a racer that some fans do not know his […]

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Malagacy wins the Rebel in his two-turn and stakes debut for trainer Todd Pletcher
Bloodlines Presented By Climax Stallions: Malagacy Shines For Shackleford

With a victory in the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn, Malagacy (by Shackleford) remained unbeaten in three starts, put himself squarely in contention for the classics, and became the third Triple Crown candidate this year by a sire standing at Darby Dan Farm. Darby Dan owner John Phillips has been in the horse business […]

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Bal A Bali defeats What A View on the wire in the G1 Frank E. Kilroe Mile
Bloodlines Presented By At The Sale: Bal a Bali Represents Long Line Of Success

In Reality’s grand gray son Relaunch has tried single-handedly to resurrect the male line of Man o’ War – Fair Play and their male-line ancestors Matchem and the Godolphin Arabian. In reality, Relaunch has done a damned good job, and the victory of Brazilian-bred Bal a Bali in the Grade 1 Kilroe Mile at Santa […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Guest Suite splashes home first in the Lecomte, prior to his fourth-place finish in the Risen Star
Bloodlines: Guest Suite Shows Off Family’s ‘Quality’

The leading third-crop sire of 2016, when his oldest foals were 4, Quality Road (by Elusive Quality) has made a good start to 2017 with Guest Suite, winner of the Grade 3 Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds racecourse. Quality Road had a cracking year with his top runners in 2016, which included a trio who […]

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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. […]

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Midnight Storm and jockey Rafael Bejarano win the Grade II, $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes, Sunday, January 1, 2017 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.© BENOIT PHOTO
Bloodlines: Pioneerof the Nile On The Rise

The leading sire in America for 2017 is Pioneerof the Nile. The sire of 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah had a good year with runners in 2016, but anyone counting crops, like me, knew that the stallion’s third-crop 3-year-olds were on deck last year, with the 2-year-olds coming from Pioneerof the Nile’s fourth crop. […]

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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; […]

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