Margaux Stud recently got the proven stallion Petionville (Seeking the Gold – Vana Turns, by Wavering Monarch) from Crestwood Farm and the timing couldn’t have been better! As you probably know by now, Petionville’s 4-year-old son Two Step Salsa (click here to view pedigree) danced into the winner’s circle of the G2 Godolphin Mile at … Continue reading The Petionville Two Step
My last blog was on Cherokee Run’s son Yonaguska (Cherokee Run – Marital Spook, by Silver Ghost), who stands for $4,000 live foal at Elite Thoroughbreds in Folsom, LA, and is the sire of an Oaks and Derby contender in his 3-year-old crop – the Japanese-based filly Earth Living and G3, $300,000 Tampa Bay Derby … Continue reading Kafwain – The Other Half of Cherokee’s Run’s Dynamic Duo!
Yonaguska (Cherokee Run – Marital Spook, by Silver Ghost) is one of the great values at stud this year. He stands for only $4,000 live foal at Elite Thoroughbreds in Folsom, LA, but is already having a career year, with an Oaks and Derby contender in his 3-year-old crop. Readers of this blog know that … Continue reading Yonaguska – A Lousiana Star on the Rise
This weekend a filly sired by a Japanese-bred horse won the G1 New Zealand Oaks. Last year, a filly sired by a Japanese-bred horse won the English 1000 Guineas. It says here that this trend will continue because the internationalization of racing – something I’ve been discussing for a while on this blog! – has … Continue reading HAT TRICK – THE WALMAC SLEEPER!
Many of you probably received an email from eNicks touting the new pedigree company eMatings. If you did get it, you’ll know that eNicks and Werk Thoroughbred Consultants, Inc. (WTC) are affiliated with eMatings, and I think it’s a great innovation that will revolutionize the field of mating recommendations in the thoroughbred business. eMatings has … Continue reading The New A Team – eNicks and eMatings!
My last blog on the very successful South African stallion Western Winter (Gone West – Chilly Hostess, by Vice Regent) and Sid Fernando’s recent blog article about Spend a Buck’s (Buckaroo – Belle de Jour, by Speak John) amazing results in Brazil made me realize once again that a stallion’s success depends so much not … Continue reading Horses for Courses
A pedigree pundit sent in a message about my last blog on Elusive Quality and his son Quality Road that said: “Interesting post on Elusive Quality….although you missed the best son of Gone West in Western Winter!” My post was on Elusive Quality and was not a comprehensive listing of the best sons of Gone … Continue reading The Best Son of Gone West in the So. Hemisphere!
I made a $100 win bet on the Fountain of Youth Saturday and I won! That’s right; I loved Quality Road, a son of Elusive Quality out of the Strawberry Road mare Kobla. (Click here to see pedigree) Why? He was lightly raced, he had shown a lot in his first start, which he won … Continue reading Road to the Derby is Paved with Quality!