I got my TDN Sunday night and started scanning through the stakes results worldwide when it hit me again, just based on one night’s results, how powerful the influence of Coolmore’s Sadler’s Wells is worldwide! Let’s start off in the U.S., so I can kill two birds with one stone. It’s the Grade 3 Cinema … Continue reading Sadler’s Wells’ are far from dry!
Saturday was closing day for the 2009 Royal Ascot meet which featured 6 stakes races, including handicaps and allowance races (see pedigrees below). The day was highlighted by a stirring dual to the wire between the winner Art Connoisseur and U.S.-based Cannonball in the G1 Golden Jubilee stakes. Here are a few pedigree observations about … Continue reading The Pedigrees of Royal Ascot – Wrap Up
Following 10 stakes, handicaps and allowance races during the first two days at Royal Ascot, racing fans were treated to 12 more son Thursday and Friday. On Monday and Tuesday, only 3 of 10 were sired by stallions currently standing in Europe. European-based stallions roared back during Thursday and Friday with 9 of the 12 … Continue reading The Pedigrees of Royal Ascot II
Here are a few pedigree observations about the 10 winners of stakes, handicaps and allowance winners during the first two days at Royal Ascot: The two U.S.-bred winners, Jealous Again and Strike the Tiger, are both by sired by stallions (Trippi and Tiger Ridge) that have relocated in South Africa! Only 4 of the winners … Continue reading The Pedigrees of Royal Ascot
As an agent, I’ve sold horses for clients and purchased horses for others (including for a lot of you reading this!). As an old real estate guy, I handle these transactions through my escrow account, which makes both seller and buyer comfortable with the sale. Well, last October I had a young in foal mare … Continue reading The Cannonball Run!
At Werk Thoroughbred Consultants, we compile a list of leading sires and broodmare sires of unrestricted SWs and First-Time SWs (FTSWs) in No. America, Europe, and Japan, as well as the leading sires and broodmare sires of G1 winners. It’s published weekly on www.enicks.com and www.ematings.com. Through June 14, Giant’s Causeway and Smart Strike lead … Continue reading Giant’s Causeway, Smart Strike & Darshaan on Top!
In previous posts I’ve commented on Medaglia d’Oro’s sensational start at stud with 7 SWs, 4 of them graded, from his first crop. (Click here to view post), and that his 7 SWs have all been fillies (Click here to view post). Today in the G3 Northern Dancer Stakes at Churchill Downs, Medaglia d’Oro’s promising … Continue reading Warrior’s Reward just misses for the d’Oro boys!
Journeyman Farm’s (FL) Wildcat Heir had his 6th 2yo winner today. He not only leads all freshman sires, but all North American stallions as well. Winner No. 6 was Always Wildcatin’ (Click here to view pedigree) who was victorious in a $56,728 MSW race at Woodbine. (Click here to view my previous post on Wildcat … Continue reading Who’s Hot? Mizzen Mast, Street Cry, and Wildcat Heir!