Thoroughbred sires

Merck Animal Health Presents Foals Of 2015: Snow Scenes

The 2015 foaling season is well underway, and especially in the social media age, one of the staples this time of year in the Thoroughbred industry is sharing foal photos. Thanks to our sponsor, Merck Animal Health, in the coming weeks we’ll be bringing you foal photos from across the Bluegrass and elsewhere. This week’s group […]

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Pin Oak Stud Presents Bloodlines: On Stamina And Stride

As the 3-year-olds progress toward the classics, one of the factors that comes to the fore is staying capacity. It is one of the primary qualities that separates the classic contenders from the pretenders, along with mental and physical toughness, consistency, and enthusiasm for racing. But especially coming down the long stretch at Churchill Downs […]

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Pin Oak Stud Presents Bloodlines: Son Of Derby Winner On Course For Louisville

With a solid success in the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds on Saturday, International Star proved that he is consistent and game. Only once the favorite in his eight starts, International Star has nonetheless won half of them, including the Lecomte Stakes in January and the Grey Stakes last October, both […]

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Pin Oak Stud Presents Bloodlines: Getting Better With Age

If the rich get richer in human affairs, then the best stallions get bester. And few have enjoyed as good a 2015 as leading sire Medaglia d’Oro (by El Prado), who has at least nine stakes winners in the last six weeks. On Feb. 14, Golden Lad won the Essex Handicap at Oaklawn Park, defeating […]

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Bloodlines: Tapit Line Proves Popular at November Sales

One of the strong currents swirling within the sales in Kentucky this month is the identity and assessment of future stars. Those peak performers are found not only in the sessions at Fasig-Tipton’s one-day auction or in Book 1 of Keeneland’s November sale, which runs through six books — good horses are found throughout the […]

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Woodbine presents Bloodlines: Pulpit’s Lasting Impression

Twenty years ago at Claiborne Farm in Bourbon County, Kentucky, a muscular bay colt who had been foaled earlier that year was bounding and prancing across the rolling pastures of a farm known around to the world to breeders and racing fans. Now, that colt is known ’round the world as well. His name was […]

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Pleasantly Perfect Headed to Taylor Made for 2015

Pleasantly Perfect, one of the few Breeders’ Cup winners at stud to sire a Breeders’ Cup winner, will stand the 2015 breeding season at Taylor Made Stallions in Nicholasville, KY. A fee will be announced at a later date. Pleasantly Perfect has sired 16 stakes winners, 5 graded stakes winners, and 2 champions to date, […]

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Bloodlines: A.P. Indy, Hear Him Roar

The old lion in the bush gave another growl over the weekend. Champion racehorse and leading sire A.P. Indy had two graded stakes winners with Majestic River winning the Grade 2 Molly Pitcher at Monmouth and Antipathy winning the G3 Shuvee at Saratoga. Few stallions get weekend doubles with graded winners. So it is a […]

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Bloodlines: Tonalist Further Classic Proof for Tapit, A.P. Indy

In this most memorable of years for leading sire Tapit, the gray son of Pulpit gained further accolades on Saturday when his lightly raced son Tonalist won the classic Belmont Stakes at a mile and a half. Getting the lead in the shadow of the wire, Tonalist pipped his kinsman Commissioner (by A.P. Indy) in […]

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At the OBS 2-year-old sales last April in Ocala, the stallion who rocked buyers back on their heels was the little-heralded Two Step Salsa, a son of Petionville. After seeing just a few of them breeze and noticing the stats they were putting up, I asked myself, “Where did these guys come from?” Although I […]

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