Thoroughbred sires

Bloodlines: Mongolian Groom Defies His Odds, Not Pedigree

When Mongolian Groom overturned the applecart in the Grade 1 Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita, the dark bay gelding produced a proper upset. The son of Hightail (by Mineshaft) started at odds of 25.4-1, the second-longest in the field, and longershot Isotherm finished last. Mongolian Groom, in contrast, finished 2 ¼ lengths in front […]

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Bloodlines: Performers Start Adding Up For Algorithms

Maybe it’s something in the water at Claiborne. But over the weekend, freshman sire Lea (First Samurai) had his first stakes winner when Vast won the Hollywood Wildcat Stakes at Monmouth by two and three-quarter lengths, and Algorithms got his first Grade 1 winner when Math Wizard won the Pennsylvania Derby at 31-1. In fact, […]

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Bloodlines: Strong ‘Storm’ Lines Produce International Victories

The Storm Cat line isn’t half as dead as some would have you believe. For instance, on Sunday at the Curragh in Ireland, the Shamardal colt Pinatubo, now unbeaten in five starts, added the Group 1 National Stakes to his record and is one of his sire’s best performers ever. A top-class racehorse, Shamardal has […]

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Bloodlines: Sky’s The Limit For Spinaway Winner Perfect Alibi

Sky Mesa (by Pulpit) got his third U.S. Grade 1 winner from 13 crops of racing age when Perfect Alibi won the Spinaway Stakes at Saratoga on Sept. 1 after a game contest with the Into Mischief fillies Frank’s Rockette and Figure of Speech. On the same day, Sky Mesa’s juvenile daughter Sky Kitten finished […]

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Bloodlines: Code Of Honor Stakes Out New Territory For Sire Line

Victory in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes at Saratoga made Code of Honor (by Noble Mission) the seventh colt of 2019 to win a G1 stakes in the States at nine furlongs or farther on dirt. The others are Maximum Security (Florida Derby, Haskell), Roadster (Santa Anita Derby), Omaha Beach (Arkansas Derby), Country House (Kentucky […]

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Bloodlines: McKinzie Building Plenty Of ‘Street’ Credibility For Stallion Career

A three-time winner at the Grade 1 level (Los Alamitos Futurity at 2, the Pennsylvania Derby and Malibu Stakes at 3), McKinzie added a fourth G1 to his record with a smart-looking victory in the Aug. 3 Whitney Stakes at Saratoga. As a highly regarded member of his crop at 2 and 3, McKinzie was […]

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Bloodlines: Deep Dive On Saratoga Juvenile Stakes Winners

The first 2-year-old stakes races at the 2019 Saratoga meeting went to bright, unbeaten young things sired by a first-year stallion and by a proven sire of the highest order. In the meet’s opening day Grade 3 Schuylerville Stakes on July 11, Comical (by Into Mischief) won the six-furlong dash by a neck in 1:11.66 […]

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Bloodlines: A Shackleford Colt Fulfilling His Promise

When it comes to pure eye candy with hooves, it is not easy to surpass Preakness Stakes winner Shackleford (by Forestry), and his Grade 1-winning son Promises Fulfilled might be even fancier. Surely, when pulling away to win the Grade 2 John A. Nerud Stakes at Belmont on July 6, Promises Fulfilled not only filled […]

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Bloodlines: Maven Likely The First Of Many Stakes Winners For American Pharoah

Victory in the Group 3 Prix du Bois on June 29 at Chantilly made Maven the first stakes winner from the first crop of racers by 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah (by Pioneerof the Nile). A champion at both 2 and 3, American Pharoah became the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed (Exclusive Native) […]

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