Thoroughbred sires

Bloodlines Presented By Mill Ridge Farm: Can Authentic Grab The Gold For Into Mischief?

Olympic athletes say that “medaling” only makes them want to score higher in the ascent to Olympic gold, and although racehorses get only a single chance at each of the Triple Crown races, their sires do not. Tapit, for instance, has sired a trio of Belmont Stakes winners, and the great classic racer and sire […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Mill Ridge Farm: Remembering The Full Life Of A.P. Indy

The heir of greatness, the ancestor of glory, A.P. Indy died on Friday, Feb. 21, full of years and laden with honors. The grand bay was a son of Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew (by Bold Reasoning) out of the exceptional producer Weekend Surprise, by Triple Crown winner Secretariat (Bold Ruler). Linebred to Bold Ruler […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Mill Ridge Farm: Modernist Shows Traits Of Classic Profile

The victories by Mr. Monomoy (by Palace Malice) and Modernist (Uncle Mo) in the two divisions of the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds racetrack in New Orleans promoted those two colts to the top of the Kentucky Derby point standings for the time being. While Mr. Monomoy is now atop the […]

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Bloodlines Presented By The Virginia Thoroughbred Association: Sole Volante’s Dirt Success Draws ‘Strong Interest’

Had the odds-on favorite Independence Hall (by Constitution) won the Grade 3 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs on Feb. 8 by 11 ¼ lengths, I can guarantee that the saber rattling could have been heard in China. There’s even the possibility that it could have been heard by trainers and owners out […]

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Bloodlines Presented By The Virginia Thoroughbred Association: Mucho Gusto’s Sire-Boosting Win

There have been times when Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man (by Macho Uno) has threatened to break through, but there’s no doubt that he’s barking with the big dogs now. The victory of the young stallion’s first-crop son Mucho Gusto in the Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup Invitational on Saturday has propelled Mucho […]

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‘He May Be Able To Save Horses’ Lives’: The Mysterious Disease That Claimed Empire Maker

For many people, Empire Maker was an appropriately-named horse whose legacy as a stallion will live on well after his death this week at the age of 20. His veterinarians, Dr. Lauren Javernick and Dr. Nathan Slovis also hope the Gainesway stallion may also one day be remembered for helping other horses suffering from a […]

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Bloodlines Presented By The Virginia Thoroughbred Association: Telling The Story Of Sir Barton

A century ago, the leading 3-year-old of 1919, Sir Barton (by Star Shoot), was in winter quarters at this time of year and pointing toward his 4-year-old season. Owner J.K.L. Ross had high hopes for the successes of that campaign because Sir Barton was the stable’s leading money winner, largely from the purses for the […]

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Bloodlines Presented By The Virginia Thoroughbred Association: Racing Class Usually Wins Out In Breeding

As we see once more in the winner of the Grade 3 Marshua’s River Stakes at Gulfstream, better racemares make better broodmares. This was proven nearly a century ago through the august researches of Joe Estes, the first editor of The Blood-Horse magazine when it became a weekly publication, and one of the first undertakings […]

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Bloodlines Presented By The Virginia Thoroughbred Association: American Pharoah Off To Soaring Start

What seemed a certainty in the last weeks of the 2019 racing season is now official: Triple Crown winner American Pharoah (by Pioneerof the Nile) is the leading freshman sire in North America. The bay champion is also ranked second overall among all sires of 2-year-olds behind only the overall leading sire of 2019, Into […]

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