Stallions

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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Triple Crown Winner Justify Attracts Star-Studded First Book Of Mares

When a Triple Crown winner retires to stud, the expectation is that his debut book of mares will be one of the strongest of the season. The first class of mares bred to 2018 Horse of the Year and Triple Crown winner Justify has lived up to that expectation, per an advertisement released by Coolmore […]

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‘He’s Still Got A Whole Lot Of Spunk In Him’: A.P. Indy Turns 30

There’s not much about A.P. Indy’s three decades of life that hasn’t been thoroughly documented. When a horse sells for $2.9 million as a yearling, wins a Triple Crown race, a Breeders’ Cup Classic, and a Horse of the Year title, then becomes a breed-shaping stallion, people tend to take notice. What’s almost as impressive […]

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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 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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