Frank Mitchell

Bloodlines: Animal Kingdom Emerges, Scat Daddy Lives On

Two stakes over the weekend signalled a coming and going within the Kentucky stallion ranks that bears attending to. On the positive side of the ledger, Animal Kingdom (by Leroidesanimaux), winner of the Kentucky Derby and Dubai World Cup over his preferred 10 furlongs, was represented by his third stakes winner from his first crop […]

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Bloodlines: Value And ‘Upside’ In Embracing Turf?

When breeders come to review potential mates for their mares, the majority of mare owners are looking for the most commercial sires, and that generally means “young, precocious, and dirt-oriented,” if not campaigned entirely on domestic, conventional dirt surfaces. This makes the revelation of “turf form” all the more interesting from the progeny of stallions […]

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Bloodlines: Filly Grade 1 Victories Come In Different Packages

Two talented fillies with radically different sales histories became Grade 1 winners on opposite ends of the country on Sept. 2. A sales ring star with a $650,000 price tag at Fasig-Tipton’s Saratoga Select Yearling Sale, Moonshine Memories (by Malibu Moon) won the Del Mar Debutante. At Saratoga, not only across the country but from […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Merck Animal Health: Flatter ‘Nothing But Good’ For Connections

With a wire-to-wire victory in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes, West Coast defeated each winner of the 2017 classics, as well as the winners of the Haskell and Jim Dandy. Now a winner in five of his seven starts, West Coast never has finished worse than second, and his earnings to date stand at $993,800. […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Merck Animal Health: Elate Carries On Saratoga Tradition

With her victory in the Grade 1 Alabama Stakes on Aug. 19, Elate (by Medaglia d’Oro) became the highest-profile stakes winner at Saratoga for owner-breeders Adele Dilschneider and Claiborne Farm since their champion Blame (Arch) won the G1 Whitney in 2010 over Quality Road. In her previous start, Elate had been a close and controversial […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Merck Animal Health: The Great And Total Eclipse

The most significant event in Kentucky over the coming week is the full solar eclipse, and the Bluegrass State is dead-center for viewing a total eclipse of the sun. The Bluegrass, more than most portions of the Earth, should be eclipse conscious because the pattern and character of the Thoroughbred today is significantly shaped by a […]

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PR Special Fasig-Tipton Saratoga NY-Bred Sale: Big, Bad Dynaformer

This PR Special for the second and final session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-Bred Yearling Sale concludes our series, “Exceeding Beyond Expectations,” focusing on influential stallions who went to stud without great fanfare yet made a significant impact on the breed. The final horse chronicled by Eclipse Award-winning writer Natalie Voss is Dynaformer. Frank Mitchell’s […]

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PR Special Fasig-Tipton Saratoga NY-Bred Sale: Storm Cat’s Rise And Influence On The Breed

This PR Special for the first session of the two-night Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-Bred Yearling Sale chronicles the career of Storm Cat, who has had a major influence on the Thoroughbred breed, including in New York where his son Freud is the leading sire. It’s part of the “Success Beyond Expectations” series authored by Eclipse Award-winning writer Natalie […]

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PR Special Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale: Spotlight On Malibu Moon, Will Take Charge

This PR Special for the second session of the two-night Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale chronicles Spendthrift Farm stallion Malibu Moon, who began his rise toward the top at Maryland’s Country Life Farm with just a maiden win to his credit. It is part of the “Success Beyond Expectations” series by Eclipse Award-winning writer Natalie Voss. Yearling buyers […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Merck Animal Health: Freshman Sire Power

The freshmen sires of 2017, those with their first racers breaking from the gates this season, are gaining momentum and credit. Already, there are 10 sires who have sired a stakes winner from their first crop at the races. Ranked in order of their total earnings, the stallions with first-crop stakes winners already are Violence […]

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