Stallions

Bloodlines: McKinzie Building Plenty Of ‘Street’ Credibility For Stallion Career

A three-time winner at the Grade 1 level (Los Alamitos Futurity at 2, the Pennsylvania Derby and Malibu Stakes at 3), McKinzie added a fourth G1 to his record with a smart-looking victory in the Aug. 3 Whitney Stakes at Saratoga. As a highly regarded member of his crop at 2 and 3, McKinzie was […]

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Bloodlines: A Shackleford Colt Fulfilling His Promise

When it comes to pure eye candy with hooves, it is not easy to surpass Preakness Stakes winner Shackleford (by Forestry), and his Grade 1-winning son Promises Fulfilled might be even fancier. Surely, when pulling away to win the Grade 2 John A. Nerud Stakes at Belmont on July 6, Promises Fulfilled not only filled […]

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Bloodlines: Plenty Of Momentum For Uncle Mo

Uncle Mo’s offspring earned more headlines than money over the weekend with victories by Miss Mo Mentum in the Grade 3 Trillium Stakes at Woodbine and by King for a Day in the $150,000 Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth. The latter race, in particular, made headlines across all media because a son from the fourth of […]

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Bloodlines: Living In Galileo’s World

Another day, another Galileo classic winner. With 12 of the 13 racers in the 2019 Derby Stakes at Epsom tracing to Galileo as a son, grandson, or great-grandson, there was little doubt that more good news was brewing for the sire in the English classic. This year’s Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck is by Coolmore’s […]

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Mid-Atlantic Powerhouse Sire Jump Start Dies At Age 20

Jump Start, the leading sire in the Mid-Atlantic region for the past five years, was euthanized the morning of Sunday, May 19 at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center due to complications from colitis. The dark bay son of A.P. Indy was 20. Standing at Northview PA in Peach Bottom, Penn., for $10,000, the […]

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Bloodlines: Global Campaign Furthers Curlin’s Still-Growing Legacy

Cue the pulsing base rhythm. First one, then a second, golden lamp-like eye opens in the dark. Then the leviathan stretches itself in the darkness with a sound like the gentle rustling of a tide, and a soft and deep nicker fills the stall. Wait, that’s not a shark sound. No, it’s far worse; it’s […]

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Ask Your Insurer: Insuring A New Stallion

Equine insurance experts answer your questions about insuring Thoroughbreds for the breeding and auction realms. Email us at [email protected] if you have a question for an insurer. QUESTION: What is the process to insure a new stallion, and what are some of the coverages available for him? BRYCE BURTON: When the stallion prospect is still […]

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‘This Is Our Market Down Here’: Stallion Operations Support Their Own As Consignors At Juvenile Sales

When a filly from the debut crop of The Big Beast sold for $850,000 at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. March Sale of 2-Year-Olds In Training, it was a coup for consignor Ocala Stud. Perhaps more importantly, it was an establishing moment for a young member of Ocala Stud’s stallion roster. The yearling and weanling […]

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Bloodlines: War Front Sends A Pair Of Derby Contenders Into Battle Again

Six months ago, some Thoroughbred owners and buyers would have wavered on the question of buying a young prospect by the distinguished Claiborne Farm sire War Front (by Danzig) due to the misperception that he was a “turf sire.” The versatile sire had more recently had major successes with numerous racers in Europe, where the […]

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First Winner For Competitive Edge Comes At Gulfstream Park

Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes winner Competitive Edge sired his first juvenile winner on April 11 when the Mark Casse-trained Reiterate, bred by John B. Penn, scored on debut in a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight at Gulfstream Park. Gabe Grossberg owns the Florida-bred filly. “When they sent her from the training center in Ocala, they […]

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