Thoroughbred breeding

Bloodlines: Magnum Moon Heads To Derby An Undefeated Millionaire

Victory in the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby brought the winner, Magnum Moon, to the top of the tree among Kentucky Derby prospects by classic points with 150. The handsome bay is bred to be a classic colt, with the 1992 Kentucky Derby early favorite A.P. Indy being his male-line grandsire. In addition to winning the […]

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Bloodlines: The ‘Hardest-Working Classic Sire In America’

Over the past 50 years, American racing has become increasingly more compartmentalized, with “turf horses” and “classic horses” and “2-year-old speed horses,” as if horses do not transcend categories. And the most intense emphasis has come to be placed on the small cohort of classic horses, especially classic colts, because those have the potential to […]

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Bloodlines: Pricey Mendelssohn ‘Getting Better All The Time’

If you threw a bucket of mud in my face, perhaps I’d run bucking down the stretch at Churchill Downs, like Thunder Snow (by Helmet) in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby last year, but the handsome colt cast those memories aside as he raced to victory in the G1 Dubai World Cup on March 31. […]

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Coolmore: Stellar Wind In Ireland, Will Be Bred To Galileo

Multiple Grade 1 winner Stellar Wind has been sent to Ireland and will be bred to top sire Galileo, Coolmore told the Blood-Horse this week. The 6-year-old daughter of Curlin was purchased by M.V. Magnier at the 2017 Keeneland November Sale for $6 million. Out of the Malibu Moon mare, Evening Star, Stellar Wind was […]

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Bloodlines: Take Charge Indy Comes Into His Own

March 24 was a smashing day for the A.P. Indy tribe, and it was most exceptional for the A.P. Indy son Take Charge Indy, a winner of the Grade 1 Florida Derby during his racing career who went to stud at WinStar Farm in Kentucky but who is now standing in Korea. The Pulpit set […]

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Is Vitamin D The Key For Maintaining Foal Health?

Horses are big, strong creatures that produce offspring capable of standing within an hour of birth. Mother Nature gave them this ability so even newborn foals would be able to flee with their dams if the herd was attacked by predators. This sometimes causes horsemen to believe neonatal foals are tougher than they really are. […]

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Bloodlines: A Set Of Deep And Impressive ‘Fault’ Lines

With a victory in the Grade 1 Santa Margarita Stakes at Santa Anita on March 17, Fault became the second G1 winner from the third crop of racers by champion Blame (by Arch). Last year, 3-year-old Senga won the G1 Prix de Diane at Chantilly racecourse in France and pointed out the principal pedigree line […]

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Strong Mandate Colt, Uncle Mo Filly Bring $775,000 On Final Day Of OBS March, Average Down, Median Up

A Strong Mandate colt and filly by Uncle Mo each brought $775,000 to top the second and final session of the 2018 OBS March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. Carolyn Wilson purchased Hip No. 447, a son of Strong Mandate consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent. The bay colt, whose eighth in :9 […]

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Peace And Justice Foal Gets ‘Super’ Name From Contest

The first foal by Peace And Justice has been named following a successful promotion on Facebook. Of the 412 names submitted via the stallion’s social media page, one was the clear winner, Super Starlet. In fact, seven people submitted the name and thus will receive the prize: a framed photo of the foal, as well […]

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Bloodlines: Sons Of Medaglia d’Oro Loom Large For The Classics

Coming up with the victors in both the Grade 3 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct and the G2 San Felipe at Santa Anita, Medaglia d’Oro (by El Prado) had his most impressive showing to date as a sire of classic colts. Already a star as a sire of champion fillies, Medaglia d’Oro has gotten colts who […]

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