Bloodlines

Bloodlines: Rachel Alexandra Winner Drums Up Hopeful Beat For Sire

A young stallion with his future on the brink and an older, proven star of the stallion ranks sired the winners of the two important 3-year-old preps at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans on Saturday, Feb. 17. The once-beaten Monomoy Girl is a second-crop daughter of the Tapit stallion Tapizar, whose offspring so invigorated […]

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Bloodlines: San Vicente Winner Kanthaka Enhances Spotlight On Jimmy Creed

One of the surprise successes of the 2017 sales season for 2-year-olds in training was the depth of quality and athletic ability found among the first-crop juveniles by the Distorted Humor stallion Jimmy Creed. In 2017, Jimmy Creed was an inexpensive stallion standing at Spendthrift Farm in Kentucky. He had been a nice racehorse, had […]

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Bloodlines: Athletic Audible Appears To Have Sound Future

That swishing sound of another ball through the basket was the sire Into Mischief (by Harlan’s Holiday) having another big weekend with his offspring. Chief among them were a pair of colts who finished first and third in the Grade 2 Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Saturday. The winner was the bay colt Audible, […]

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Bloodlines: Gun Runner’s Pedigree History Full Of Twists And Turns

Gun Runner waved goodbye to his legion of fans with a shake of his red tail, and the chestnut son of Candy Ride has arrived in Kentucky to enter stud at Three Chimneys Farm. Bred in Kentucky by Besilu Stables LLC, Gun Runner was foaled and raised at WinStar Farm, then sold privately to Winchell […]

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Bloodlines: Top 2017 Freshman Sires And Their Prospects?

One of the bugbears of contemporary breeding is the extreme attention paid to the results of the first-year sires’ standings. The hyper-focus on immediate, short-term racing success drives the market both for stallion prospects and their offspring. First of all, breeders look at a stallion prospect and ask themselves whether he’ll be a good 2-year-old […]

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Bloodlines: Lecomte Winner Comes With Strong Pedigree, Million-Dollar Price

With his 3 ¾-length victory in the Grade 3 Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds racetrack in New Orleans, the freshly minted 3-year-old Instilled Regard (by Arch) put another stamp on his passport on the Triple Crown trail. Previously second in the G1 Los Alamitos Futurity after the disqualification of Solomini (Curlin), Instilled Regard has now […]

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Bloodlines: New North American Stallions For 2018, Part Two

The horses entering stud in Kentucky for 2018 with fees below $20,000 live foal include some fairly well-known young prospects, as well as others that are flying below the radar. Among the stallion prospects this year, the pair at the top of this sector of the market are Astern (by Medaglia d’Oro) and Bal a […]

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Bloodlines: New North American Stallions For 2018

The breeding market is increasingly segmented between the “in-demand” set of stallions who will be covering large books of select mares during the 2018 breeding season and the “rest.” The breakover point in stallion pricing between those heavily in demand is approximately $15,000, and the stallion prospects for 2018 who are priced at $20,000 and […]

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Bloodlines: A Cowboy And His Students

The victory of Fear the Cowboy (by Cowboy Cal) in the Dec. 16 Harlan’s Holiday Stakes at Gulfstream Park poked holes in the aspirations of some horses looking at next month’s $12 million Pegasus World Cup. But the 5-year-old’s victory brought cheers from fans and partisans as far apart as Kentucky and South Korea. Fear […]

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Bloodlines: Uncle Mo Doubles Up With Weekend Victories

With a pair of stakes winners, both 2-year-old fillies, on Dec. 9, third-crop sire Uncle Mo (by Indian Charlie) had a thoroughly good weekend. Considering that Miss Mo Mentum won the Hut Hut Stakes at Gulfstream at a mile and that Dream Tree won the Grade 1 Starlet at Los Alamitos over their 8 ½ […]

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