Thoroughbred sires

Bloodlines: San Vicente Winner Kanthaka Enhances Spotlight On Jimmy Creed

One of the surprise successes of the 2017 sales season for 2-year-olds in training was the depth of quality and athletic ability found among the first-crop juveniles by the Distorted Humor stallion Jimmy Creed. In 2017, Jimmy Creed was an inexpensive stallion standing at Spendthrift Farm in Kentucky. He had been a nice racehorse, had […]

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Bloodlines: Athletic Audible Appears To Have Sound Future

That swishing sound of another ball through the basket was the sire Into Mischief (by Harlan’s Holiday) having another big weekend with his offspring. Chief among them were a pair of colts who finished first and third in the Grade 2 Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Saturday. The winner was the bay colt Audible, […]

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Bloodlines: Gun Runner’s Pedigree History Full Of Twists And Turns

Gun Runner waved goodbye to his legion of fans with a shake of his red tail, and the chestnut son of Candy Ride has arrived in Kentucky to enter stud at Three Chimneys Farm. Bred in Kentucky by Besilu Stables LLC, Gun Runner was foaled and raised at WinStar Farm, then sold privately to Winchell […]

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Bloodlines: Top 2017 Freshman Sires And Their Prospects?

One of the bugbears of contemporary breeding is the extreme attention paid to the results of the first-year sires’ standings. The hyper-focus on immediate, short-term racing success drives the market both for stallion prospects and their offspring. First of all, breeders look at a stallion prospect and ask themselves whether he’ll be a good 2-year-old […]

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Bloodlines: Lecomte Winner Comes With Strong Pedigree, Million-Dollar Price

With his 3 ¾-length victory in the Grade 3 Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds racetrack in New Orleans, the freshly minted 3-year-old Instilled Regard (by Arch) put another stamp on his passport on the Triple Crown trail. Previously second in the G1 Los Alamitos Futurity after the disqualification of Solomini (Curlin), Instilled Regard has now […]

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Bloodlines: New North American Stallions For 2018, Part Two

The horses entering stud in Kentucky for 2018 with fees below $20,000 live foal include some fairly well-known young prospects, as well as others that are flying below the radar. Among the stallion prospects this year, the pair at the top of this sector of the market are Astern (by Medaglia d’Oro) and Bal a […]

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Bloodlines: Quality Road Ascends To Elite Sire Status

One of the positive revelations of the 2017 season was the affirmation – generally believed but now thoroughly proven – that the young sire Quality Road is a member of the stallion elite. On entering stud in 2011, Quality Road was an outstanding prospect. The tall and striking dark horse was one of the very […]

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Bloodlines: Uncle Mo Doubles Up With Weekend Victories

With a pair of stakes winners, both 2-year-old fillies, on Dec. 9, third-crop sire Uncle Mo (by Indian Charlie) had a thoroughly good weekend. Considering that Miss Mo Mentum won the Hut Hut Stakes at Gulfstream at a mile and that Dream Tree won the Grade 1 Starlet at Los Alamitos over their 8 ½ […]

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Bloodlines: Sharp Azteca A Razor In Freud’s Arsenal

Freud, sire of the Nov. 2 Cigar Mile winner Sharp Azteca, is a marvel. For one thing, Sharp Azteca was the third Grade 1 winner in the Northern Hemisphere from the stallion’s lengthy and distinguished sire career, following Giant Ryan (Vosburgh) and Franny Freud (Prioress), plus the Southern Hemisphere champion Alex Rossi (Peruvian 2,000 Guineas). And Freud […]

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Bloodlines: Fipke Finds Success With ‘Soul’ Matings

With a stunning victory in the Grade 1 Clark Handicap, Seeking the Soul became the second G1 winner for his sire, the veteran stallion Perfect Soul (by Sadler’s Wells). The stallion’s previous winner at the premier level is Perfect Shirl, winner of the 2011 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf, and in an ironic turn […]

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