When you consider the quality of US-bred stallions, not to mention the European-bred stallions, that have been imported for stud duty in Japan over the last 20 years, stallions such as Afleet, Blushing John, Captain Steve, Coronado’s Quest, End Sweep, Ferdinand, French Deputy, Forty Niner, Hawkster, Hector Protector, Housebuster, Mining, Mogambo, Ogygian, Polish Navy, Star … Continue reading The Times, They Are a Changin’ . . . in Japan!
Yes, we make mistakes, too. We own up to them and try to correct them as quickly as possible. On the blog on Kitalpha, I mistakenly wrote that the Goffs summer sale was defunct and that Mr. Lewis Rankin worked for Flaxman Holdings, the Niarchos breeding/racing arm. Mr. Rankin corrected me by email: “The old … Continue reading Mea Culpa
International pedigree writer Sid Fernando, who you may remember as the bloodstock editor of the Daily Racing Farm during the 1990s, has started a new blog, and I give it the thumbs up! Only a week into the blog, he’s already made news with his scoop about Walmac stallion Soto moving to Saudia Arabia in … Continue reading There’s a New Sheriff in Town!
Werk Thoroughbred Consultants announced 10 new quality chefs today. Quality chefs are included in the total dosage points of a pedigree and used in calculating the Werk Quality Rating. However, they have no effect on the calculation of the Roman Dosage D.I. and C.D calculations. (Click here to view the list of Quality chefs and … Continue reading 10 NEW QUALITY CHEFS NAMED, INCLUDING CHEROKEE RUN, PULPIT, & UNBRIDLED’S SONG!
It’s 17 days into the new year and the Juddmonte stallion Mizzen Mast (Cozzene – Kinema, by Graustark) already has two stakes winners – one on each coast! Today Darley’s Barrier Reef won the Evening Attire Stakes at Aqueduct to join Jibboom, who earlier this month won the G3 Monrovia at Santa Anita, in the … Continue reading THE PEDIGREE PATTERNS OF MIZZEN MAST!
Let’s face it; synthetic surfaces are here to stay, despite some recent fatalities in California and Kentucky. One of the best explanations for the fatalities I have seen was an article in Daily Racing Form by foreign correspondent Alan Shuback, written in 2007! Here’s some of what he wrote then: “But the injuries that American … Continue reading SYNTHETICS NOT THE PROBLEM!
For both WTC and eNicks, we keep extensive updated records of stallions and their stud fees, not only in North America, but world-wide. Not surprisingly, most stallions are down from their 2008 fees. This is the reality of today’s market and the global economic climate. You only need to scan the results at Keeneland this … Continue reading WHERE ARE THEY NOW? TURKEY!
Let’s hope the results of the Keeneland January sale, which kicks off today, look more like the 2009 Conrad Jupiters Magic Millions yearling sale on the Gold Coast in Australia than the recently concluded OBS mixed sale in Florida. The select sessions (first four days) at Magic Millions (which is still going on) were down … Continue reading COOLMORE STALLIONS MAKING THE GRADE (1) IN THREE COUNTRIES!