Freshman sires

The 2019 Freshman Sire Yearbook: The Best Of A Deep Class

From the time the freshman sire class of 2019 first hit the breeding shed in 2016, it was clear it had the potential to be a group with historic depth. There was a superstar at the top, in the form of 2015 Triple Crown winner and Horse of the Year American Pharoah, but the list […]

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Bloodlines: A First Look At New 2020 Sires Catholic Boy, Audible

In the first article on the new sires entering stud in Kentucky at the top end of the stud fee rankings, one point of interest was the large group of well-performed 3-year-olds in 2019 who will remain in training for 2020. This generates increased competition and produces more excitement and anticipation at the racetrack, all […]

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Honor Code’s First Winner Comes At Laurel Park

The first winner for champion and freshman sire Honor Code came on July 11, when Night Code won a Laurel Park maiden special weight by a half-length. Night Code, a colt out of the winning Unbridled’s Song mare Unenchantedevening, won on debut in the 5 1/2-furlong race for owners St. Elias Stables and West Point […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Editorial, A Climax Stallion: Top Freshman Sires Of 2018

The leading freshmen sires of 2018 were notable on a couple of counts, and not the least of these is that the leader is the Unbridled’s Song stallion Cross Traffic, sire of the likely juvenile champion filly Jaywalk and the first son of his fabled sire to lead a national sire list in North America. […]

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Goldencents, Cairo Prince Keep Freshman Sire Race Close Heading Into Fall

The freshman sire class of 2018 has been an evenly-matched group reaching back to when their first weanlings entered the sale ring. Heading into the fall slate of the 2-year-old stakes calendar, the group once again appears primed for another close finish by first-crop earnings. Heading into mid-September, the race has become especially tight between […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Stallion-Making Races

With Scott Jagow taking a well-deserved vacation, Ray Paulick is joined in this week’s edition of The Friday Show by Joe Nevills, who recently joined the Paulick Report team as bloodstock editor. Ray and Joe discuss Sunday’s Grade 1 Haskell Invitational and how the race fits with other major stakes for 3-year-olds as races that […]

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First Winner For Goldencents As Pickett Charges To Victory At Evangeline Downs

Spendthrift Farm’s two-time Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Goldencents sired his first winner on May 30 at Evangeline Downs in Louisiana when first-time starter Pickett rolled to a 6 1/2-length win in a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight race for accredited Louisiana-bred 2-year-olds. Running in the colors of Charles Carlton and trained by […]

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In The Stud Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Mohaymen, New For 2018

Our spotlight on new sires for 2018 shines this week on Mohaymen, standing at Shadwell Farm’s Nashwan Stud in Kentucky. Bred in Kentucky by Clearsky Farms, Mohaymen is a son of Tapit out of the Dixie Union mare, Justwhistledixie. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Shadwell Estate purchased the colt for $2.2. million at the […]

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In The Stud Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Tom’s Ready, New At Spendthrift For 2018

Our spotlight on new stallions for 2018 shifts to Spendthrift Farm, where Tom’s Ready took up stud duty this year. On the track, the 5-year-old son of More Than Ready was a multiple graded stakes winner who won the Grade 2 Woody Stephens in one of the fastest times in recent memory. During his sophomore […]

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