Thoroughbred breeding

Bloodlines: Best Picks Another Impressive Winner With Instagrand

A wide-margin victory in the Grade 2 Best Pal Stakes at Del Mar confirmed the grand-looking bay colt Instagrand (by Into Mischief) is a force of significance among the current 2-year-olds racing on the West Coast, a group which appears freakishly loaded with quality and talent. In both his debut on June 29 and in the Best […]

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The Jockey Club Projects 2019 Foal Crop Of 21,500

The Jockey Club is projecting a 2019 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 21,500. The 21,500 foals estimated for 2019 is the same as the 2018 foal crop projection, which was announced in August 2017. The foal crop projection, traditionally announced in mid-August, is computed by using Reports of Mares Bred (RMBs) received to […]

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Bloodlines: Reflecting On The Green Monkey

A week ago, the activity and interest in the 2018 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky’s two sales obscured the reporting that The Green Monkey had been euthanized earlier in the spring. The record-priced Thoroughbred sold at auction, The Green Monkey has become a footnote in racing history due to his price, and his death was noted because of […]

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Joe Nevills Joins Paulick Report As Bloodstock Editor

Award-winning journalist Joe Nevills has been named bloodstock editor of the Paulick Report. Nevills, who has covered Thoroughbred breeding and sales since 2011 for the Daily Racing Form and Thoroughbred Times, will direct all of the publication’s bloodstock coverage and serve as a liaison between the Paulick Report’s advertising department and bloodstock businesses to assist […]

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Bloodlines: Changing Times For Infertility Insurance On Regional Sires

Stallion farms based outside of Kentucky will no longer easily be able to purchase first-year infertility insurance on stallion prospects that are “lesser-priced horses,” according to well-placed sources with connections to the insurance agencies and stallion operations. Although not something that’s obvious to the general public, insurance against infertility is one of the nearly invisible […]

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Bloodlines: Pedigree And Other Shades Of Pavel

Fans of gray horses have long had the sharp, iron-gray Pavel (by Creative Cause) at the top of their lists among good-looking horses with talent. A winner of the Grade 3 Smarty Jones Stakes at Parx as a 3-year-old, Pavel had next finished third in the G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont. Since then, […]

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Royal Foal Patrol: Queen Elizabeth Watches Mares Foal On IPad, According To Report

If horse lovers needed more proof that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II bears some resemblance to commoners when it comes to her stable, a report on Horse and Hound this week reveals she keeps an eye on her broodmares even in the midst of her hectic schedule. The Queen’s broodmares at Sandringham are monitored by […]

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Bloodlines: Tracing The Origins Of Justify’s Triple Crown Stamina

Fifty years ago, Stage Door Johnny (by Prince John) saved us from having an asterisk-laden Triple Crown. In the Kentucky Derby five weeks earlier, Peter Fuller’s highly talented gray colt Dancer’s Image (Native Dancer) had defeated Calumet’s Forward Pass (On-and-On), then had been disqualified due to the presence of a metabolite of bute in the […]

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Bloodlines: Accelerate Adds Notch For Lookin at Lucky, Smart Strike’s Unexpected Journey

Accelerate (by Lookin at Lucky) won the Gold Cup Handicap to pair with his Santa Anita Handicap, both Grade 1, and those victories make him look like the best older horse on the West Coast at 10 furlongs, at least unless West Coast (Flatter) comes out of hibernation and asserts some of his best form. […]

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Report: After Losing Foal, Zenyatta Will Not Be Bred This Year

Connections of multiple Eclipse Award-winning champion Zenyatta announced on her official website Thursday that the popular mare will not be bred this year. Zenyatta will not be bred this year. She continues to do well and is looking great with her new paddock buddy—even sharing her cookies. We’ll post more photos of them soon! We […]

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