thoroughbred pedigrees

Bloodlines: Code Of Honor A Surprise Package To Many

The sight of Code of Honor (by Noble Mission) sailing down the stretch at Gulfstream Park on March 2 to win the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes exploded the reputations of some and confounded the expectations of others. As the fifth choice in a field of 11, Code of Honor turned the public choices […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Curlin To Mischief, A Climax Stallion: Out Of The Claiming Ranks, Into The Limelight

With her victory in the Grade 2 Buena Vista Stakes at Santa Anita on Feb. 23, Vasilika (by Skipshot) now has won 12 of her last 14 starts, with earnings of $938,595, and that enviable record is made all the more remarkable by the fact that the first two of those victories came in claiming […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Editorial, A Climax Stallion: War Of Will’s Rich Pedigree

Unbeaten in 2019 after winning the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds on Feb. 16, War of Will (by War Front) has pushed some buttons for handicappers in search of challengers for the division leaders Game Winner (Candy Ride), Improbable (City Zip), Instagrand (Into Mischief), and Mucho Gusto (Mucho Macho Man). Only […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Curlin To Mischief, A Climax Stallion: Sparky Ville Set For Triple Crown ‘Ride’

At the finish of the Grade 2 San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita, Sparky Ville (by Candy Ride) was the upset winner, fourth choice in a field of five, but he wasn’t a wild longshot, starting in the race at odds of only 7.4-1. The chestnut’s form was respectable, with two victories from seven starts […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Editorial, A Climax Stallion: Future Looks Bright For New Zealand’s Historic Cambridge Stud

One of the primary goals for Brendan and Jo Lindsay when they purchased the Cambridge Stud from Sir Patrick Hogan in 2018 was to continue the legacy of the historic establishment. At the conclusion of Book 1 at last week’s Karaka yearling sales, the torch seems to have passed without a flicker. The leading breeder […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Curlin To Mischief, A Climax Stallion: City Of Light Offers Diverse Traits

When the slop settled at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, City of Light (by Quality Road) took home the gold and glory after bolting home by 5 ¾ lengths over a talented outsider in Seeking the Soul (Perfect Soul) and race favorite Accelerate (Lookin at Lucky). And just like that, the first and third horses in […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Editorial, A Climax Stallion: Pride Of Mexico Comes To Pegasus

There actually are two colts who were foaled in 2015 and named Kukulkan. The Florida-bred by that name is a son of Corfu, and from 16 starts, he has finished second in 6 but has never won a race. The other Kukulkan was foaled on Jan. 30 in Mexico and has never lost a race. […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Curlin To Mischief, A Climax Stallion: Escape Clause Elevates Pedigree

A sales catalog pedigree is a physical image of accomplishments on the racetrack, and sales catalog pages emphasize racing success by using black type for stakes and grading numbers that roughly correspond to stakes of greater or lesser import. For instance, in the pedigree of Escape Clause, winner of the Grade 3 La Canada Stakes […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Editorial, A Climax Stallion: Top Freshman Sires Of 2018

The leading freshmen sires of 2018 were notable on a couple of counts, and not the least of these is that the leader is the Unbridled’s Song stallion Cross Traffic, sire of the likely juvenile champion filly Jaywalk and the first son of his fabled sire to lead a national sire list in North America. […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Indiana Horse Racing: California Eyes Are ‘Smiling’

With a victory in the Dec. 26 La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita, Spiced Perfection became the first Grade 1 stakes winner for her sire Smiling Tiger (Hold That Tiger). The fast bay filly also is from the stallion’s first crop of runners, which propelled him into 19th place among freshman sires in 2017, and the […]

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