Frank Mitchell

The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Ave, Wickedly Perfect and Negligee

Editor’s Note: If you would like to watch today’s session of the Keeneland January sale, click here. Follow the results here. At the opening session of Keeneland’s 2011 January Horses of All Ages Sale, those horses with racing performances at the highest level once again led the prices as Grade 1 winners Ave, Wickedly Perfect, […]

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bloodstock in the bluegrass: Mr. Greeley doubled down with international successes at the highest level

In his bloodstock in the bluegrass blog, Frank Mitchell gives a fitting tribute to the great son of Gone West who died on Tuesday and will buried at Gainesway farm.

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Lane’s End brings you The Weekender Pedigree: Jersey Town

Owner-breeder Charles Fipke is the luckiest man in the world. As a professional geologist and entrepreneur, he literally finds mountains of gold and gems. And as a hobby, he breeds Grade 1 racehorses. Even there, Fipke is lucky. Two years ago, his homebred Tale of Ekati (by Tale of the Cat) won the Cigar Mile […]

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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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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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