Thoroughbred sires

Bloodlines: The Staying Power is Right Here

To whatever reason you assign the absence of distance racing in American racing, do not blame the horses. Grumble about racing secretaries, fuss over the monocular view of super-trainers, or diss the Derby fixation of owners, but do not suspect the Thoroughbred of being ill-made for the job of racing over any distance at all. […]

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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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In The Stud Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Mohaymen, New For 2018

Our spotlight on new sires for 2018 shines this week on Mohaymen, standing at Shadwell Farm’s Nashwan Stud in Kentucky. Bred in Kentucky by Clearsky Farms, Mohaymen is a son of Tapit out of the Dixie Union mare, Justwhistledixie. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Shadwell Estate purchased the colt for $2.2. million at 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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In The Stud Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Tom’s Ready, New At Spendthrift For 2018

Our spotlight on new stallions for 2018 shifts to Spendthrift Farm, where Tom’s Ready took up stud duty this year. On the track, the 5-year-old son of More Than Ready was a multiple graded stakes winner who won the Grade 2 Woody Stephens in one of the fastest times in recent memory. During his sophomore […]

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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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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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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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Bloodlines: War Front’s Future As A Sire Of Sires?

The next step in the evolution of a stallion’s reputation, from becoming a leading freshman sire to a leading sire, is to become a leading sire of stallions. Each step in a stallion’s rise to prominence is challenging, the barriers to success increase in difficulty, and the outcome is not easily evaluated till years have […]

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