Bloodlines

Bloodlines Presented By Curlin To Mischief, A Climax Stallion: Sparky Ville Set For Triple Crown ‘Ride’

At the finish of the Grade 2 San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita, Sparky Ville (by Candy Ride) was the upset winner, fourth choice in a field of five, but he wasn’t a wild longshot, starting in the race at odds of only 7.4-1. The chestnut’s form was respectable, with two victories from seven starts […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Editorial, A Climax Stallion: Future Looks Bright For New Zealand’s Historic Cambridge Stud

One of the primary goals for Brendan and Jo Lindsay when they purchased the Cambridge Stud from Sir Patrick Hogan in 2018 was to continue the legacy of the historic establishment. At the conclusion of Book 1 at last week’s Karaka yearling sales, the torch seems to have passed without a flicker. The leading breeder […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Curlin To Mischief, A Climax Stallion: City Of Light Offers Diverse Traits

When the slop settled at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, City of Light (by Quality Road) took home the gold and glory after bolting home by 5 ¾ lengths over a talented outsider in Seeking the Soul (Perfect Soul) and race favorite Accelerate (Lookin at Lucky). And just like that, the first and third horses in […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Editorial, A Climax Stallion: Pride Of Mexico Comes To Pegasus

There actually are two colts who were foaled in 2015 and named Kukulkan. The Florida-bred by that name is a son of Corfu, and from 16 starts, he has finished second in 6 but has never won a race. The other Kukulkan was foaled on Jan. 30 in Mexico and has never lost a race. […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Curlin To Mischief, A Climax Stallion: Escape Clause Elevates Pedigree

A sales catalog pedigree is a physical image of accomplishments on the racetrack, and sales catalog pages emphasize racing success by using black type for stakes and grading numbers that roughly correspond to stakes of greater or lesser import. For instance, in the pedigree of Escape Clause, winner of the Grade 3 La Canada Stakes […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Editorial, A Climax Stallion: Top Freshman Sires Of 2018

The leading freshmen sires of 2018 were notable on a couple of counts, and not the least of these is that the leader is the Unbridled’s Song stallion Cross Traffic, sire of the likely juvenile champion filly Jaywalk and the first son of his fabled sire to lead a national sire list in North America. […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Indiana Horse Racing: California Eyes Are ‘Smiling’

With a victory in the Dec. 26 La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita, Spiced Perfection became the first Grade 1 stakes winner for her sire Smiling Tiger (Hold That Tiger). The fast bay filly also is from the stallion’s first crop of runners, which propelled him into 19th place among freshman sires in 2017, and the […]

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Bloodlines: Sir Anthony Has Some ‘Chrome’ To Him

Racing up the rail as swift and slick as a greased pig through a chute, Sir Anthony (by Mineshaft) won the Grade 3 Harlan’s Holiday Handicap at Gulfstream Park on Dec. 15 under a gifted ride by jockey Brian Hernandez and defeated the odds-on favorite Audible (Into Mischief) by a half-length. Sir Anthony created the […]

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Bloodlines: Pedigree Suggests Good Things Lie Ahead For Chasing Yesterday

The victory by Chasing Yesterday (by Tapit) in the Grade 1 Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos on Dec. 8 brings up an interesting point of reference from earlier this summer at Saratoga. The Spa’s leading race for juvenile fillies, the G1 Spinaway Stakes, was won by Sippican Harbor (Orb), and behind her that day were […]

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Bloodlines: Winter Sunset Follows A Silver Trail To Darby Dan Blue Hen Mare

Those terrific Tapit 2-year-olds! America’s three-time leading sire is setting up a deep bench of impressive young prospects who appear to have great potential to excel over the coming months and further enrich their sire’s legacy as the leading active sire of classic quality here in the States. Over the long Thanksgiving weekend, Winter Sunset […]

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