By Jack Werk I’m not one to say I told you so, but ok, I’ll say it just this one time – I told you so! Check out my blog post Kitten’s Joy is on the Prowl from Aug. 14, 2009, when El Prado’s champion turf son Kitten’s Joy had ZERO Stakes Winners to his … Continue reading Sadler’s Wells is Taking Root in America
By Jack Werk All of a sudden last week, on the same day in fact, Walmac Farm and Ashford Stud each announced news about a new stallion retiring to stud for 2010. What made the news fascinating for me was that both stallions were sons of Kingmambo! Kingmambo is one of the top stallions in … Continue reading The Kingmambo Effect
By Jack Werk We at Werk Thoroughbred Consultants, Inc. track sire data from around the world, and it’s one of the edges we have in being able to anticipate developing trends. For example, earlier this year, in an April 23 post, I wrote: “It’s easy to get caught up in what’s going on here in … Continue reading Silence is Golden (for the West!)
By Jack Werk The race to win the Freshman sire title this year is one of the most competitive I’ve seen in years, and mark my words, it’s going to go down to the wire to determine the winner. Currently sitting atop the 2010 Freshman Sire standings (Click here to view) is Hill ‘n’ Dale’s … Continue reading Look Who’s Ruling the (Freshman Sire) Roost — Roman Ruler!
By Jack Werk The A.P. Indy sire line in North America is being carried on notably by Claiborne’s Pulpit, who stood for $80,000 last year but whose stud fee has been reduced to $60,000 for 2010. I applaud Claiborne’s decision to lower the fee on a top stallion that most farms would probably have kept … Continue reading Good Moon Rising!
By Jack Werk The Arc is tomorrow, but yesterday – Friday – I believe something significant happened that could affect our world here in the US of A. At a small track in Ireland named Dundalk, a G3 race called the Diamond Stakes was contested at 10f and 150yds on the synthetic. The easy winner … Continue reading Coolmore’s Master Plan!