Frank Mitchell

Lane’s End brings you The Weekender Pedigree: Ocala Stud Hits the Jackpot at Delta

The value and success of the Delta Jackpot at Louisiana’s Delta Downs shows, without any qualifying comments, that increased purses bring increased competition and better horses. Just a few years ago, racing at Delta Downs was synonymous with “cheap” racing. There was a massive stigma against horses racing there because they ran for small purses […]

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Lane’s End brings you The Weekender Pedigree: Great Value In Racing Class

By Frank Mitchell If there was a question in anyone’s mind, recent transactions have once again proven that the ultimate arbiter of value is racing performance. Both the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November sale and the opening session of the Keeneland November sale were topped by racehorses and producers with sterling on-course ability. On Sunday at Fasig-Tipton, […]

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Paulick Report Forum brought to you by Breeders’ Cup: Irving Cowan

By Frank Mitchell A Thoroughbred breeder and owner for about 40 years, Irving Cowan built his business success on the ownership and management of hotels in South Florida, and he built his breeding and racing operation on outstanding broodmares. The two foundation mares for his international successes are a pair of unraced Mr. Prospector mares […]

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Lane’s End brings you The Weekender Pedigree: Street Cry

By Frank Mitchell One of America’s leading stallions has contenders in two Breeders’ Cup races on Saturday of different distances, the Dirt Mile, and in the 10-furlong Classic. The sire is Street Cry, who stands at Darley in Lexington at the old Jonabell Farm on Bowman’s Mill Road. Street Cry himself was a top-class juvenile […]

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Lane’s End brings you The Weekender Pedigree: Inglorious

By Frank Mitchell The result of Sunday’s Fanfreluche Stakes at Woodbine in Canada was noteworthy for the owner, trainer, and jockey. The winner was Inglorious, who was anything but in beginning her career with a victory in the stakes. The daughter of juvenile star Hennessy was bred in Ontario by Arosa Farms, is raced by […]

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Lane’s End brings you The Weekender Pedigree: Harmonious

By Frank Mitchell With an impressive victory in the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland on Saturday, Kentucky-bred Harmonious won a race at the premier level for the second time in six starts. That victory emphatically confirms the high ranking of Harmonious among this year’s 3-year-old fillies. And she is, furthermore, one […]

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Lane’s End brings you The Weekender Pedigree: Jaycito

By Frank Mitchell Good horses overcome amazing odds and circumstances to win. We have only to look at the efforts that Zenyatta has produced time and again to remain unbeaten in 19 consecutive races. Other times, horses seem to overcome those kinds of hurdles just to become competitors. In the case of Jaycito, the 2-year-old […]

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Lane’s End brings you The Weekender Pedigree: Frankel

By Frank Mitchell Unbeaten in three starts, the Galileo colt Frankel has soared to the top of the ante-post betting for next year’s English classics with an impressive victory in the Group 2 Royal Lodge Stakes at Ascot on Saturday. Sadly, the 10-length winner of the Royal Lodge over a mile is not likely to […]

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Lane’s End brings you The Weekender Pedigree: Stormin Fever

By Frank Mitchell As the most commercially dominant American sire of the past decade, Storm Cat also had more sons enter stud than any other stallion.   Some were very high-class on the racetrack, such as Tabasco Cat and Giant’s Causeway, others had tremendous presence and speed like Tale of the Cat or Hennessy, but […]

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Lane’s End brings you The Weekender Pedigree: A.P. Indy’s $4.2 Million Colt

By Frank Mitchell Q: What happens if you breed America’s leading classic sire to the Grade 1-winning half-sister to the best racemare in the country? A: You get the sale-topping yearling at Keeneland September. That, at least, is what happened to John and Jerry Amerman, who bred and sold the $4.2-million colt by A.P. Indy […]

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