Joe Nevills

How A Cancelled Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale Changed The Bloodstock Industry’s Playing Field

Fasig-Tipton’s decision to consolidate its 2020 select yearling sales into a single Kentucky auction and forego trade in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., due to the COVID-19 pandemic is historic, but it’s not wholly unprecedented. In fact, this summer’s re-shuffled auction schedule connects the circle for one of the bloodstock industry’s most seismic flashpoints. The Fasig-Tipton yearling […]

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Stallion Spotlight: Airdrie Stud’s Cormac Breathnach On Upstart

Stallion Spotlight offers stud farm representatives a chance to address breeders and answer questions as they finalize their mating decisions for the 2020 breeding season. In this edition, Airdrie Stud director of stallion nominations Cormac Breathnach discusses Upstart, a Grade 2 winner whose first foals are 2-year-olds of 2020. Upstart Dk. b. or br. r., 2012, […]

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Stallion Spotlight: Shadwell Farm’s Kent Barnes On Qurbaan

Stallion Spotlight offers stud farm representatives a chance to address breeders and answer questions as they finalize their mating decisions for the 2020 breeding season. This time around, Shadwell Farm stallion manager Kent Barnes discusses Qurbaan, a newcomer for 2020 who won two editions of the G2 Bernard Baruch Handicap at Saratoga. Qurbaan Ch. h., […]

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Stallion Spotlight: Claiborne Farm’s Walker Hancock and Bernie Sams On Algorithms

Stallion Spotlight offers stud farm representatives a chance to address breeders and answer questions as they finalize their mating decisions for the 2020 breeding season. In this edition, Claiborne Farm president Walker Hancock and stallion seasons and bloodstock manager Bernie Sams discuss Algorithms, the sire of Grade 1 winner Math Wizard. Algorithms B. h., 2009, […]

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Stallion Spotlight: Tom Hamm Of Three Chimneys On Will Take Charge

Stallion Spotlight offers stud farm representatives a chance to address breeders and answer questions as they finalize their mating decisions for the 2020 breeding season. Today, Three Chimneys’ director of stallion seasons Tom Hamm talks about Will Take Charge, an Eclipse Award winner whose best runners include Grade 1-placed Manny Wah, Grade 2-placed Lightscameraaction, and […]

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Stallion Spotlight: Spendthrift Farm’s Mark Toothaker On Cross Traffic

Stallion Spotlight offers stud farm representatives a chance to address breeders and answer questions as they finalize their mating decisions for the 2020 breeding season. In this edition, Spendthrift Farm stallion sales manager Mark Toothaker talks about Cross Traffic, the leading freshman sire of 2018 and sire of champion Jaywalk. Cross Traffic Gr. or ro. […]

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Stallion Spotlight: Darley’s Darren Fox On Midshipman

Stallion Spotlight offers stud farm representatives a chance to address breeders and answer questions as they finalize their mating decisions for the 2020 breeding season. In this edition, Darren Fox, sales manager for Darley America, discusses Midshipman, the champion 2-year-old male of 2008 and sire of runners including Group 1 winners Royal Ship and Tweet, as […]

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Daddy Long Legs Leads Argentina’s Most Active U.S.-Born Stallions In 2019

The influence of Thoroughbreds born and raced in the U.S. is apparent throughout the bloodlines of South America’s breeding programs, but Argentina’s 2019 report of mares bred provides a snapshot of precisely how an increasingly global stallion market has touched the country. Of the 9,381 total mares bred during the most recent Southern Hemisphere breeding […]

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Stallion Spotlight: Adena Springs’ Ken Wilkins On Shaman Ghost

Stallion Spotlight offers stud farm representatives a chance to address breeders and answer questions as they finalize their mating decisions for the 2020 breeding season. Today, Adena Springs stallion sales manager Ken Wilkins discusses Shaman Ghost, a multiple Grade 1 winner whose first foals are yearlings of 2020. Shaman Ghost B. h., 2012, Ghostzapper x […]

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