Thoroughbred breeding

Bloodlines: War Front, Tapit Colts Chase First Kentucky Derby Victory For Sires

The two leading point earners for the 2019 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 4 are Grade 1 Wood Memorial winner Tacitus (by Tapit) and G1 Arkansas Derby winner Omaha Beach (War Front). The unbeaten Tacitus leads with 150 points, and Omaha Beach is a strong second with 137.5. The current points system to […]

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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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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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Bloodlines: Vekoma’s Distinguished Family Roots

Standing stallions is a highly competitive business, and the farms that stand the premium sires rarely have as successful a day as Lane’s End Farm had on April 6, when the 3-year-old colt Roadster (by Lane’s End stallion Quality Road) won his first stakes in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby against odds-on favorite Game […]

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Lassofthemohicans Delivers Candy Ride Filly At Denali Stud On National Museum Of Racing And Hall Of Fame’s Foal Patrol Season 2

Lassofthemohicans, a 7-year-old mare owned by Gretchen and Roy Jackson’s Lael Stables, delivered a filly by Candy Ride at Denali Stud at 10:06 p.m. on April 6 as part of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol Season 2. The delivery went well and both mare and foal are in excellent […]

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Triple Crown Winner Justify Will Shuttle To Coolmore Australia

The 2019 Southern Hemisphere breeding season will see the arrival in the Hunter Valley of the only undefeated U.S. Triple Crown winner. Justify won each of his six career starts including four at Grade 1 level when becoming just the 13th Triple Crown winner in history. “Justify was a phenomenal racehorse who re-wrote the history […]

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Bloodlines: Undefeated Maximum Security Flatters Sire New Year’s Day

Nearly three months after the announcement that the young stallion New Year’s Day (by Street Cry) was sold to Luis Felipe Brandão dos Santos and sent to stand in Brazil at his Stud Eternamente Rio, the stallion’s 3-year-old colt Maximum Security won the Grade 1 Florida Derby at Gulfstream on March 30. Raced and bred […]

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Bloodlines: Rebel Winners Both ‘Take Charge’ Of Derby Opportunity

Few mares are good enough to win the Spinster Stakes at Keeneland, which has been one of the nation’s premier races for decades, and those who can win it twice are extra special. Since Bornastar won the second and third runnings of the race in 1957-58, only three other mares have won a pair of […]

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Bloodlines: Tacitus Honors Ancestors With Road To The Kentucky Derby Win

One of the quotations of the great Roman historian Tacitus is most appropriate to racing: “As you go into battle, remember your ancestors and think upon your descendants.” That sentiment is appropriate to the racehorse Tacitus, a son of three-time leading sire Tapit (by Pulpit) and of champion racemare Close Hatches, by First Defence. If […]

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Bloodlines: Code Of Honor A Surprise Package To Many

The sight of Code of Honor (by Noble Mission) sailing down the stretch at Gulfstream Park on March 2 to win the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes exploded the reputations of some and confounded the expectations of others. As the fifth choice in a field of 11, Code of Honor turned the public choices […]

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