Thoroughbred sires

Bloodlines: Undrafted An Unexpected Top-Class Sprinter

With a powerful finish, Kentucky-bred Undrafted (by Purim) won the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes over six furlongs at Royal Ascot. With that victory, the powerful chestnut earned his first G1 success and pushed his earnings past $1 million, with five wins in 20 starts, plus two seconds and eight thirds. One of the gelding’s […]

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Bloodlines: Best $5,000 Stallion In the World?

Who’s the best $5,000 stallion on the planet? Judging by the quality of his top racers, classic winner Birdstone (by Kentucky Derby winner Grindstone) would surely ring the bell. Sire of Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird and Belmont Stakes winner Summer Bird, Birdstone started like a rocket at stud, with that pair of classic […]

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The First Foals Of San Pablo, Sponsored By Phoenix Farm

Tough, consistent, genuine, and sound are words that best describe Grade 3 stakes winner San Pablo. His trainer Todd Pletcher would add “great heart” to the list of attributes. These characteristics are reflected in San Pablo’s race record, which shows 10 wins, including seven stakes races, and six placings from 19 starts, with earnings of […]

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Bloodlines: Only One Test Of The Champion In American Racing

The Derbys of France and Japan are in the record books as of this weekend, and male-line descendants of Mr. Prospector won each race. In Japan, Duramente (by the Kingmambo stallion King Kamehameha) added the Tokyo Yushun (Japan Derby) to his victory in Japan’s 2,000 Guineas equivalent, the Satsuki Sho. He now may attempt the […]

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Bloodlines: American Pharoah A Coming Attraction For ‘Coolmore Plan’

With the announcement that Coolmore has acquired the breeding rights to this year’s Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner American Pharoah, that means five of the last six Eclipse Award winners as the best juvenile colt or gelding will have gone to Coolmore and stood at Ashford. The only exception is 2013 Eclipse Award winner […]

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Bloodlines: Classic Winners In American Pharoah’s Family

There are at least eight classic winners in the first five generations of the pedigree of American Pharoah, who won the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago and added the Preakness Stakes on Saturday to his nearly unbeaten record. The scopy bay colt has won all the important races he has contested, missing the winner’s circle […]

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Pin Oak Stud Presents Bloodlines: Lucky And Good

Victory in the Grade 2 Peter Pan was a big step forward for Madefromlucky, who scored his first stakes victory in the nine-furlong race at Belmont Saturday. A sharp-looking chestnut, Madefromlucky showed good form as he kept improving through the spring, winning a maiden special at Gulfstream in late December and then an allowance in early February […]

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Merck Animal Health Presents Foals Of 2015: Town And Country

Our theme is “Town and Country” this week, as we are pleased to bring you another crop of foal photos, made possible by Merck Animal Health. This week’s group features colts and fillies from the Darby Dan stallion Jersey Town, as well as foals born at Country Life Farm in Maryland, where Cal Nation and […]

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Merck Animal Health Presents Foals Of 2015: Happy Derby Week

We celebrate Derby week with another group of foal photos from the Bluegrass and elsewhere, made possible by Merck Animal Health. This week’s batch of foals features fillies and colts by Take Charge Indy, Paynter, Declaration of War, Midnight Lute, Soldat, Currency Swap, Stately Victor, Point of Entry, Kettle Korn, and Run Away and Hide. […]

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Pin Oak Stud Presents Bloodlines: A.P. Indy’s Derby Influence

Among the points of contention in the 2015 Kentucky Derby is which sire line will deliver the winner. Through the 1970s, the Bold Ruler line was eminent, and in the 1980s, Raise a Native’s descendants took a leading role, with Northern Dancer also in the ascendant, while Bold Ruler took a plunge in classic success. […]

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