thoroughbred stallions

Master Juba Becomes First Winner For Rancho San Miguel’s Typhoon Slew

Rancho San Miguel stallion Typhoon Slew sired his first career winner when Master Juba won on Saturday at Santa Anita by over five lengths. Master Juba, from the first crop of Typhoon Slew, is only his sire’s second runner. He’s started twice and has earned $19,551. The 3-year-old gelding was bred by Woodstock Racing Stable […]

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Bloodlines: War Front Sends A Pair Of Derby Contenders Into Battle Again

Six months ago, some Thoroughbred owners and buyers would have wavered on the question of buying a young prospect by the distinguished Claiborne Farm sire War Front (by Danzig) due to the misperception that he was a “turf sire.” The versatile sire had more recently had major successes with numerous racers in Europe, where the […]

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Bloodlines: Bricks And Mortar’s Pedigreed Courage Shines Through

Winner of the Grade 1 Pegasus Turf Invitational in his previous start, Bricks and Mortar was odds-on to win the G2 Muniz Memorial at the Fair Grounds on March 23, and the dark bay son of Giant’s Causeway (by Storm Cat) prevailed by the narrowest margin over a fellow 5-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway, Markitoff. […]

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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: 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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Two-Time Grade 1 Winner Bolt d’Oro Retired To Spendthrift Farm

Bolt d’Oro, the multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire and leading 2-year-old of 2017, has been retired from racing and will take up stud duty in 2019 at B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, KY. The son of Medaglia d’Oro will stand for a fee of $25,000 S&N. “We felt like the best thing is, it […]

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Accelerate To Stand At Lane’s End Upon Retirement

Three-time Grade 1-winning multi-millionaire Accelerate (Lookin At Lucky—Issues, by Awesome Again) will stand at Lane’s End Farm upon retirement. “Accelerate has proven to be the best mile and a quarter horse in training in America,” said Bill Farish. “In his five starts this year, he’s won four, including three Grade 1s and has run three […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Stallion-Making Races

With Scott Jagow taking a well-deserved vacation, Ray Paulick is joined in this week’s edition of The Friday Show by Joe Nevills, who recently joined the Paulick Report team as bloodstock editor. Ray and Joe discuss Sunday’s Grade 1 Haskell Invitational and how the race fits with other major stakes for 3-year-olds as races that […]

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Coolmore: Merchant Navy Retired To Stallion Career

Merchant Navy, who proved himself to be one of the best sprinters in the world when winning the Diamond Jubilee Stakes-Gr.1 at Royal Ascot, has been retired to stud. An unbeaten Stakes winner at two and a Gr.1 winner over 6f in Australia before transferring to be trained in Ballydoyle by Aidan O’Brien Merchant Navy […]

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Bloodlines: On Sire Lists And Stallion Earnings

“I don’t need to know nothing ’bout no stinking stallion stats” is the too-frequent response of horse folk to comments about statistics attempting to evaluate stallion performance. There are, however, a serious cadre of breeders and racing fans, even handicappers, who do appreciate the insights that can be derived from stallion stats, and racing has […]

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