The best Hungarian horse and one of the best Europeans of all time is considered to be the filly Kincsem, who was undefeated in 54 races in the 19th century. Today, the one and only operational racetrack in Hungary is Kincsem Park in Budapest, the capital. If you haven’t heard, one of the great racing … Continue reading NEW YEAR’S EVE OVERDOSE!
If you like Empire Maker as a stallion for $75,000 — which I do — then you gotta love his three-quarter brother First Defence, entering stud in 2009 at $17,500 at Juddmonte Farm. Grade 1 winner First Defence is by Grade 1 winner Unbridled’s Song out of Grade 1 winner Honest Lady, by Grade 1 … Continue reading FIRST DEFENCE: FITS LIKE A GLOVE FOR COMMERCIAL BREEDERS!
Every CME (Commercial Market Evaluation) that I do nowadays on a stallion prospect has to factor in the horse’s race record and perceived sire ability on synthetic surfaces. Simply put, the American racing market now requires racehorses to perform not only on dirt and turf, but also on synthetic surfaces. This year’s Breeders’ Cup “dirt” … Continue reading SUITING UP FOR SYNTHETICS!
By Derby winner Unbridled out of Broodmare of the Year Toussaud, by Irish Derby winner El Grand Senor, Empire Maker was bred in the purple and raced to his pedigree. Now he’s starting to make a name for himself at stud. Pioneer of the Nile, winner of the Grade 1 CashCall Futurity at Hollywood Park … Continue reading EMPIRE MAKER A SERIOUS STALLION IN THE MAKING!
I’ve always liked Cherokee Run, which is why I so often recommend him to breeders. In addition to outstanding stats overall, he seems to get a “big” horse every year, and this is what breeders are looking for. Cherokee Run will stand for $25,000 in 2009, and this is a relative bargain these days considering … Continue reading CHEROKEE RUN IS A BARGAIN THESE DAYS!