My father always told me that “timing is everything.” This certainly holds true for my blog of five days ago: Dynaformer – The Underrated Overchiever! Today at Belmont Park, the winner of the G2 Sands Point Stakes for 3yo fillies was Dynaformer’s Gozzip Girl (Click here to view pedigree). Finishing 2nd was Dynaformer’s Warm Shower … Continue reading Dynaformer Scores Trifecta at Belmont!
One of my favorite stallions since he retired to stud in 1990 is the “old man” at Three Chimneys in Midway, Ky., Dynaformer, now 24. He stands for $150,000 live foal because he’s a consistent sire of quality SWs who appeals to breeders in North America and Europe. Often underrated over the years, the old … Continue reading Dynaformer – The Underrated Overachiever!
On Sunday, the 2-year-old filly Wildcat Aly, a daughter of Wildcat Heir, won a $62,600 Maiden Special at Woodbine to become her first-crop sire’s fifth winner of the young season! At WTC Inc., we spend a lot of time tracking young stallions, and to have five individual winners by mid-May is an obvious indication that … Continue reading Wildcat Heir Sprints to the Lead!
The big question on the eve of the Preakness is: How hot is Medaglia d’Oro, sire of Preakness favorite Rachel Alexandra (according to Daily Racing Form, she was the 3-2 betting favorite as of 6:00 pm in pre-race betting!)? The answer is: RED HOT!! Today, Payton d’Oro, a daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, won the G2 … Continue reading Payton on Friday! Rachel on Saturday?
I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of the brilliant baseball statistician Bill James – I never had until Sunday, when I saw him profiled on the TV program 60 Minutes (click here to see a clip!) However, many baseball people “in the know” know Bill James, because he revolutionized some of the stats used … Continue reading From Nowhere to Know-how!
Just recently I wrote a post on the Green Desert sire line in Europe (“One of the biggest sire-line developments of recent times is the growing influence of sons of Green Desert”), and the point was driven home Saturday in the “other” major classic of the day, the G1 2000 Guineas in England. As everyone … Continue reading Urban Sea – Broodmare to the Stars!
The Kentucky Derby is the race every breeder and owner wants to win. For breeders, who start the process of creating future racehorses, planning a mating for their mare is an involved process that takes into account a number of factors, including the pedigree, race record, conformation, dosage, inbreeding, etc., of both the mare and … Continue reading Breeding a Derby Horse