It’s easy to get caught up in what’s going on here in the U.S., but these days, especially, it pays to follow global trends – and there’s something huge brewing in Europe that bears watching. One of the biggest sire-line developments of recent times is the growing influence of sons of Green Desert (by Danzig), … Continue reading Green Desert and his Invincible Sire Line
There’s a powerful new nick emerging with I Want Revenge as its newest representative. It’s the A.P Indy/Roy cross, but that is just a more specialized expression of the broader A.P. Indy/Fappiano cross. To date, I Want Revenge is the third SW and second G1 winner from the A.P. Indy/Roy cross, Great Hunter (Aptitude – … Continue reading Sweet Revenge!
I’d like to start out with an update on my last blog on Medaglia d’Oro (see below), where I noted that all six of his SWs were fillies. Well, make it filly SW #7! On Saturday, April 11, Payton d’Oro (click here to view pedigree) won the $75,000 Instant Racing Stakes at Oaklawn to become … Continue reading Sky Mesa – Horse on Fire!
It’s funny how a few months can change things. At the end of last year, Tapit was the leading first-crop sire and his Breeders’ Cup-winning daughter and champion 2-year-old filly Stardom Bound was the toast of the racing industry. We were all in awe of her, from the way she looked to her racing style, … Continue reading Medaglia d’Oro’s Fast Fillies!
I ended my last blog post on Petionville (Seeking the Gold – Vana Turns, by Wavering Monarch) by noting his incredible nick with Seattle Slew-line mares (see below). Seeking the Gold’s other good stallion son in Kentucky is Hill ‘n’ Dale’s Mutakddim (Seeking the Gold – Oscillate, by Seattle Slew), another SW bred on this … Continue reading Mutakddim – The Rest of the Story!