Frank Mitchell

The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Buying The Factor

With his powerful victory in the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park, The Factor put the spotlight on himself in the run-up to the Kentucky Derby. The colt’s success is further gratification for trainer Bob Baffert and owners George Bolton and Fog City Stable. The good-looking gray is also the second son of the […]

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bloodstock in the bluegrass: New Kentucky stallion Desert Party

The next chapter in Frank Mitchell’s new Kentucky stallion series in 2011 is a look at Darley’s newest stallion Desert Party who is standing Jonabell for $10,000.

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Bernardini

One of the signal events of the past two years or so has been the continued advance of young sires taking prominence in breeding, from now-established stars like Street Cry, Medaglia d’Oro, and Tapit, to a growing crowd of promising new contenders like Congrats, War Front, Pomeroy, and Bernardini. The latter, in particular, has attracted […]

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bloodstock in the bluegrass: New Kentucky stallion Majesticperfection

In a continuing series by Frank Mitchell, Airdrie Stud’s Majesticperfection is given a strong and complimentary look by the experienced pedigree analyst.

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bloodstock in the bluegrass: Munnings a new Kentucky stallion for 2011

Next in his series on new Kentucky stallions for 2011, Frank Mitchell takes a look at Coolmore stallion Munnings.

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bloodstock in the bluegrass: Line of David

Next in the series of new Kentucky stallions for Frank Mitchell’s bloodstock in the bluegrass? Son of Lionheart, Spendthrift Farm’s Line of David.

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bloodstock in the bluegrass: Afleet Express

In a continuing series on new stallions in Kentucky, Frank Mitchell centers his focus on Gainesway Farm’s Travers-winning Afleet Express.

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bloodstock in the bluegrass: Warrior’s Reward

Frank Mitchell in his bloodstock in the bluegrass blog is doing a series of new Kentucky stallions and focuses on Spendthrift Farm’s Warrior’s Reward today.

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Miesque

Very few top-class racemares equal their acclaim on the racecourse with their success as producers. One of those who did, however, was the great Nureyev mare Miesque, who was euthanized due to infirmities of old age on Jan. 20 at the Oak Tree division of Lane’s End outside Lexington. So this week, rather than focusing on […]

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