Super Saver

Half-brother to Super Saver among 1st stage entries for 2013 Epsom Derby

Sheikh Mohammed leads the early entries for the 2013 Investec Derby at Epsom Downs with 43 hopefuls, including Superfection, a half-brother to Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver.  The yearling sold for $1.2 million this year at Saratoga. Overall, 442 entries were received – in line with recent years.  The next entry stage won’t take place […]

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WinStar to award seasons in Kentucky Cup Distaff

Each of the first three finishers in the Kentucky Cup Distaff (G3) on the WinStar Kentucky Cup Day of Champions Sept. 24 at Turfway Park will be awarded a complimentary season to a WinStar Farm stallion in addition to purse earnings, it was announced Thursday. The stallions with a 2012 season to be given away […]

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Australia: Super Saver part of new breeding promotion

Last year’s Kentucky Derby winner, Super Saver, will be part of a new promotion next week in Australia.  The WinStar Farm stallion will be one of six first-season sires paraded at Caulfield racecourse as part of “Stallions Come To Town,” a promotion designed to catch the eye of Australian breeders.  The Age writes: “… there […]

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Darley dominates Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale

It wasn’t quite deja vu all over again, but Tuesday night’s second and final session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., was led by a colt sired by a stallion standing at Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley, bringing the highest price of the night, $1.2-million, from the Dubai ruler’s chief bloodstock agent, […]

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Fasig-Tipton Saratoga prices soar

Conventional wisdom said Fasig-Tipton’s select yearling sale at Saratoga would be a cross between a major setback and a bloodbath. Thankfully for Thoroughbred breeders, conventional wisdom isn’t always right. On a day when the New York Stock Exchange fell by 635 points, or 5.6%, and the three-day drop exceeded 9%, the Thoroughbred yearling market showed […]

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Super Saver to stand in Australia

Last year’s Kentucky Derby winner, Super Saver, will shuttle to Australia later this year to stand at Eliza Park Stud for the Southern Hemisphere’s breeding season.  Super Saver stands at WinStar Farm in Kentucky for $20,000 and will be offered for about $17,500 US at Eliza Park near Kerrie, Victoria. “He is represented by a […]

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Brethren looks to stay unbeaten in Tampa Bay Derby

Having won the Sam F. Davis by daylight earlier in the year, Brethren will look to complete a two-race sweep of the major Tampa Bay Downs Derby preps with a win in this Saturday’s Tampa Bay Derby. The half-brother to 2010 Derby winner Super Saver, Brethren will face a field with no other perceived top […]

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First mares checked in foal to Super Saver

Press Release Super Saver, the reigning Kentucky Derby (G1) hero, had his first mares confirmed in foal from his debut book at stud at WinStar Farm. The first was Lunargal, a stakes winner and sister to several important stakes performers. The 8-year-old mare is owned and boarded at WinStar Farm, and she’s one of several […]

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Does PDI #4 Brethren have what it takes to make it two in a row for WinStar, Pletcher?

Brethren made a strong case for him being in the Kentucky Derby conversation with an easy win in the Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs last weekend. But he still has much to go in order to improve on his less-than-stellar speed figures and needs to prove he can beat a little stronger […]

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Brethren and Supercharger

As the dam of consecutive graded stakes winners, including last weekend’s Grade 3 Sam F. Davis Stakes winner Brethren, the broodmare Supercharger (by A.P. Indy out of the Mr. Prospector mare Get Lucky) can be counted as one of the luckiest of broodmares. That would not always have been the case, however. The fall of […]

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