One of the more interesting stakes results from last weekend came at Aqueduct in New York on February 22 in the Busher Stakes, in an ungraded race that didn’t even carry Listed race status because the added money in it totaled about $70,000 (Listed races need at least $75,000). Still, it was open black type … Continue reading What a Pear for E Dubai
The legendary filly Miesque was one of the best European milers of all time. A daughter of the outstanding stallion Nureyev, Miesque was a Group 1 winner at 2, 3 and 4, and won 12 of 16 starts lifetime, including the Breeders’ Cup Mile twice. She was also a classic winner in two countries over … Continue reading Miesque’s Last Stand!
In a recent blog, I wrote about Canadian breeder and diamond man Chuck Fipke’s desire to win the Melbourne Cup (click here to see the blog). Years ago Chuck wanted to win his country’s biggest race, the Queen’s Plate, so he sent his Secretariat mare Ball Chairman to Coolmore Stud in Ireland and kept her … Continue reading A Man With A Plan!
Every year around the start of the breeding season, I make a mental note to remind breeders who call in that the Werk nick rating — as important a tool as it is — is just one piece of information in breeding decisions. Now, with this blog going at full steam, I can actually get … Continue reading Our Nicks and Your Common Sense!
I’m going to stay on topic of A.P. Indy sons for another blog because there’s one particular son of his that I think – as the English would say – is the business! While at the Keeneland November sale, bloodstock agent Steve Silver and I inspected some of the new stallions in Kentucky. At Ashford … Continue reading Getting Down to Business with Majestic Warrior!
What a weekend it was for the A.P. Indys! I blogged about his son Indygo Shiner’s two Dubai SWs on Thursday and Friday, then the weekend became “All Indy” with A.P.’s 3-year-old son Friesan Fire taking the G3 Risen Star, Aptitude (by A.P.) getting a stakes winner in New York, and last and most importantly … Continue reading Pulpit Stars On A.P. Indy Weekend!
You’ve got to be impressed! Over a period of two days in Dubai, Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms’ A.P. Indy horse Indygo Shiner has been the name of the game. On Thursday, his son My Indy (Arg) won the G3 Maktoum Challenge, and on Friday his daughter So Shiny (Arg) won the Listed UAE 1000 Guineas! … Continue reading Indygo Shiner On Fire!
You may remember my post on on January 4th, titled, Kitalpha: A Big Heart in Kentucky! Well, Kitalpha, a full brother to Kingmambo who began his stud career in Zimbabwe, is back in the news in a big way. On January 31, his 3-year-old son Bluemambo ran 2nd in the the Investec Cape Derby (SAf-G1) … Continue reading More on Kitalpha!