distorted humor

The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Brethren and Supercharger

As the dam of consecutive graded stakes winners, including last weekend’s Grade 3 Sam F. Davis Stakes winner Brethren, the broodmare Supercharger (by A.P. Indy out of the Mr. Prospector mare Get Lucky) can be counted as one of the luckiest of broodmares. That would not always have been the case, however. The fall of […]

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Brethren to make stakes debut in Sam F. Davis

The much-anticipated stakes debut of Super Saver’s half brother Brethren will be this Saturday in Tampa Bay Downs’ Sam F. Davis Stakes. Facing a field of nine other rivals, all eyes will be on the son of Distorted Humor.

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Not Lost in Translation: Azeri’s new life in Japan

Mating plans have been announced for Rachel Alexandra (Curlin) and Zenyatta (Bernardini) — voted Horse of the Year in 2009 and 2010, respectively — but what’s up with Azeri, the third living member of the exclusive club of female Thoroughbreds that have won racing’s top honor? Azeri, the 2002 Horse of the Year and three-time […]

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A. P. Indy leading sire of sale yearlings; Distorted Humor of 2-year-olds; Dynaformer of weanlings

Lane’s End’s A. P Indy led all sires in sale yearlings based on average price according to Deirdre Biles of the Blood-Horse. His 19 offspring found an average price of $544,737. WinStar Farm’s Distorted Humor averaged $706,250 for 2-year-olds and Three Chimneys Farm’s Dynaformer sold his five sale weanlings for an average of $237,000.

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By Frank Mitchell With his victory in the Belmont Stakes, Drosselmeyer gave owner WinStar Farm an uncommon distinction of winning two Triple Crown races in the same year with different colts. (Fourteen years ago, Overbrook did so with Grindstone and Editor’s Note.) There was an added bonus for WinStar in Drosselmeyer’s victory because the […]

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I’ve always been surprised at the habits of many buyers at yearling sales…they sometimes remind me of lemmings marching to the sea, making decisions without logic or rationality. I once asked a leading buyer why he often spent so much money on yearlings by unproven first-year sires, a practice that is common enough to inflate […]

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