Bloodlines

Bloodlines Presented By Mill Ridge Farm: Kimari Builds The Legend Of Gone West, Speightstown Sire Line

The past couple of months have been uncommonly successful demonstrations of the sire talent belonging to the Ashford Stud stallion Munnings (by Speightstown), and on April 4, the horse added another stakes victory with Kimari in the Purple Martin Stakes at Oaklawn Park. The success for that 3-year-old filly comes on the heels of graded […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Mill Ridge Farm: Tiz The Law Forwards Constitution’s Bid As Tapit’s Best Son At Stud

When Tiz the Law (by Constitution) put away the competition and strode home a winner in the 2020 Florida Derby, the white-faced bay placed himself at the top of the classic prospects in the East and at the top of all racers for his sire, a son of Tapit whose first crop is three. Now […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Mill Ridge Farm: Bonny South, Chris Evert, And The Sick Mare That Linked Them

The first step in the path that led to Bonny South (by Munnings), the winner of the Grade 2 Fair Grounds Oaks on March 21, came in 1972, when fashion magnate Carl Rosen purchased an athletic chestnut filly by the good, though not widely remembered, stallion Swoon’s Son at the Keeneland July sale. He paid […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Mill Ridge Farm: Ce Ce And The History Of ‘Magical Maiden’

Sometimes, all it takes is one good mare. For Clement Hirsch, businessman and co-founder of the Oak Tree Racing Association, that mare was Magical Maiden (by Lord Avie). First involved in racing back in the 1940s, Hirsch won the 1969 Hollywood Gold Cup with the Argentine import Figonero and raced a successful stable decade after […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Mill Ridge Farm: Maximum Security’s Pedigree Like Fine Wine

Some pedigrees are like wine and improve with age. Taking that analogy in the context of the winner of the inaugural Saudi Cup on Feb. 29, Maximum Security has a pedigree akin to aged Burgundy. The bay son of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner New Year’s Day (by Street Cry) isn’t that old himself, of course, […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Mill Ridge Farm: Remembering The Full Life Of A.P. Indy

The heir of greatness, the ancestor of glory, A.P. Indy died on Friday, Feb. 21, full of years and laden with honors. The grand bay was a son of Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew (by Bold Reasoning) out of the exceptional producer Weekend Surprise, by Triple Crown winner Secretariat (Bold Ruler). Linebred to Bold Ruler […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Mill Ridge Farm: Modernist Shows Traits Of Classic Profile

The victories by Mr. Monomoy (by Palace Malice) and Modernist (Uncle Mo) in the two divisions of the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds racetrack in New Orleans promoted those two colts to the top of the Kentucky Derby point standings for the time being. While Mr. Monomoy is now atop the […]

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Bloodlines Presented By The Virginia Thoroughbred Association: Sole Volante’s Dirt Success Draws ‘Strong Interest’

Had the odds-on favorite Independence Hall (by Constitution) won the Grade 3 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs on Feb. 8 by 11 ¼ lengths, I can guarantee that the saber rattling could have been heard in China. There’s even the possibility that it could have been heard by trainers and owners out […]

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Bloodlines Presented By The Virginia Thoroughbred Association: Max Player Adds To Honor Code’s Growing Resume

When he rolled down the stretch to win the Grade 3 Withers Stakes at Aqueduct on Feb. 1, Max Player became the first stakes winner and first graded stakes winner for his sire, champion older horse Honor Code (by A.P. Indy). Now a winner in two of his three starts, Max Player has promoted himself […]

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