Frank Mitchell

Bloodlines: Bricks And Mortar’s Pedigreed Courage Shines Through

Winner of the Grade 1 Pegasus Turf Invitational in his previous start, Bricks and Mortar was odds-on to win the G2 Muniz Memorial at the Fair Grounds on March 23, and the dark bay son of Giant’s Causeway (by Storm Cat) prevailed by the narrowest margin over a fellow 5-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway, Markitoff. […]

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Bloodlines: Rebel Winners Both ‘Take Charge’ Of Derby Opportunity

Few mares are good enough to win the Spinster Stakes at Keeneland, which has been one of the nation’s premier races for decades, and those who can win it twice are extra special. Since Bornastar won the second and third runnings of the race in 1957-58, only three other mares have won a pair of […]

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Bloodlines: Tacitus Honors Ancestors With Road To The Kentucky Derby Win

One of the quotations of the great Roman historian Tacitus is most appropriate to racing: “As you go into battle, remember your ancestors and think upon your descendants.” That sentiment is appropriate to the racehorse Tacitus, a son of three-time leading sire Tapit (by Pulpit) and of champion racemare Close Hatches, by First Defence. If […]

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Bloodlines: Code Of Honor A Surprise Package To Many

The sight of Code of Honor (by Noble Mission) sailing down the stretch at Gulfstream Park on March 2 to win the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes exploded the reputations of some and confounded the expectations of others. As the fifth choice in a field of 11, Code of Honor turned the public choices […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Editorial, A Climax Stallion: War Of Will’s Rich Pedigree

Unbeaten in 2019 after winning the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds on Feb. 16, War of Will (by War Front) has pushed some buttons for handicappers in search of challengers for the division leaders Game Winner (Candy Ride), Improbable (City Zip), Instagrand (Into Mischief), and Mucho Gusto (Mucho Macho Man). Only […]

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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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