By Jack Werk I mentioned in my last post that two stallions deserved mention this past weekend, and I wrote about Darley’s underrated Singspiel first, because he absolutely doesn’t get the respect he deserves. The other stallion who had a big weekend is no stranger to headlines – Coolmore’s fantastic Sadler’s Wells horse Montjeu! Now, … Continue reading Going the Distance with Montjeu
By Jack Werk The European big guns are Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley Stud and John Magnier and partners’ Coolmore Stud. Both operations’ stallions had a huge weekend, but I’m going to mention the two big stallions of the weekend in my opinion – Darley’s Singspiel and Coolmore’s Montjeu — in two separate posts. Today, it’s Singspiel … Continue reading Singspiel – Music to Breeders’ Ears!
By Jack Werk In my last post, I noted that Adena Springs’ El Prado has become the “transitional” sire for the Sadler’s Wells line in North America, in that this traditional turf line has made a breakthrough on the dirt and all weather in North America. We’ve seen it with El Prado himself, and he’s … Continue reading El Prado: Making a strong case as a Sire of Sires!
By Jack Werk I’ve been saying for several years now that Danzig is the most influential sire line worldwide, because of Danehill’s influence in both Europe and Australia and Green Desert’s influence in Europe. Danehill, of course, has become the most dominant sire line in Australia since Sir Tristram. Lately, the Green Desert branch of … Continue reading The Danzig Dynasty
By Jack Werk Some of you might have thought that I’d gone “over the top” in my last post by calling Rachel Alexandra and European 3-year-old sensation Sea the Stars two of the “greats.” Well, in this country, you’d have to be in daze to think that Rachel isn’t one of the greats – I … Continue reading Sea the “Super” Stars!
By Jack Werk How about that Rachel Alexandra? I try not to go “over the top” in praise of a horse, but this very special 3-year-old filly by Medaglia d’Oro, in my book, became the greatest filly I’ve seen in my lifetime – and that includes Ruffian! It takes a special filly to win the … Continue reading Sea Rachel Run!
By Jack Werk Can you believe it? You can now get Auction eNicks on your iPhone, Blackberry and other smartphones. I don’t know how these things are done but fortunately our IT people do, and I think it’s simply amazing! The Keeneland September Yearling Sale is now online and anyone can get FREE Werk Nick … Continue reading Announcing eNicks for the iPhone . . . and other Smartphones as well!
By Jack Werk I was speaking to a longtime client the other day who was complaining about a weekly magazine that he subscribes to because the information was stale, boring, and not very helpful to his business – breeding and selling racehorses. “I guess I’m gonna have to join the younger generation and start getting … Continue reading The Industry’s Premier News Sources