Bloodlines

Bloodlines Presented By Mill Ridge Farm: Tiz The Law Forwards Constitution’s Bid As Tapit’s Best Son At Stud

When Tiz the Law (by Constitution) put away the competition and strode home a winner in the 2020 Florida Derby, the white-faced bay placed himself at the top of the classic prospects in the East and at the top of all racers for his sire, a son of Tapit whose first crop is three. Now […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Mill Ridge Farm: Bonny South, Chris Evert, And The Sick Mare That Linked Them

The first step in the path that led to Bonny South (by Munnings), the winner of the Grade 2 Fair Grounds Oaks on March 21, came in 1972, when fashion magnate Carl Rosen purchased an athletic chestnut filly by the good, though not widely remembered, stallion Swoon’s Son at the Keeneland July sale. He paid […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Mill Ridge Farm: Ce Ce And The History Of ‘Magical Maiden’

Sometimes, all it takes is one good mare. For Clement Hirsch, businessman and co-founder of the Oak Tree Racing Association, that mare was Magical Maiden (by Lord Avie). First involved in racing back in the 1940s, Hirsch won the 1969 Hollywood Gold Cup with the Argentine import Figonero and raced a successful stable decade after […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Mill Ridge Farm: Can Authentic Grab The Gold For Into Mischief?

Olympic athletes say that “medaling” only makes them want to score higher in the ascent to Olympic gold, and although racehorses get only a single chance at each of the Triple Crown races, their sires do not. Tapit, for instance, has sired a trio of Belmont Stakes winners, and the great classic racer and sire […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Mill Ridge Farm: Remembering The Full Life Of A.P. Indy

The heir of greatness, the ancestor of glory, A.P. Indy died on Friday, Feb. 21, full of years and laden with honors. The grand bay was a son of Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew (by Bold Reasoning) out of the exceptional producer Weekend Surprise, by Triple Crown winner Secretariat (Bold Ruler). Linebred to Bold Ruler […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Mill Ridge Farm: Modernist Shows Traits Of Classic Profile

The victories by Mr. Monomoy (by Palace Malice) and Modernist (Uncle Mo) in the two divisions of the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds racetrack in New Orleans promoted those two colts to the top of the Kentucky Derby point standings for the time being. While Mr. Monomoy is now atop the […]

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Bloodlines Presented By The Virginia Thoroughbred Association: Sole Volante’s Dirt Success Draws ‘Strong Interest’

Had the odds-on favorite Independence Hall (by Constitution) won the Grade 3 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs on Feb. 8 by 11 ¼ lengths, I can guarantee that the saber rattling could have been heard in China. There’s even the possibility that it could have been heard by trainers and owners out […]

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Bloodlines Presented By The Virginia Thoroughbred Association: Mucho Gusto’s Sire-Boosting Win

There have been times when Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man (by Macho Uno) has threatened to break through, but there’s no doubt that he’s barking with the big dogs now. The victory of the young stallion’s first-crop son Mucho Gusto in the Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup Invitational on Saturday has propelled Mucho […]

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Bloodlines Presented By The Virginia Thoroughbred Association: Telling The Story Of Sir Barton

A century ago, the leading 3-year-old of 1919, Sir Barton (by Star Shoot), was in winter quarters at this time of year and pointing toward his 4-year-old season. Owner J.K.L. Ross had high hopes for the successes of that campaign because Sir Barton was the stable’s leading money winner, largely from the purses for the […]

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