By Jack Werk In my last post, I said, IF pressed, that I would give the 2-year-old filly championship to She Be Wild, who won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Championship defeating G1 winner Blind Luck. The latter, a daughter of the inexpensive first-crop sire Pollard’s Vision ($5,000 stud fee in 2009), came back on Dec. … Continue reading Pollard’s Vision is becoming Reality!
By Jack Werk Blind Luck’s devastating win in the G1 Hollywood Starlet on closing day Sunday means the race for champion 2-year-old filly of the year comes down to her, G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner She Be Wild and G1 Spinaway Stakes winner Hot Dixie Chick. I don’t envy the voters on this one … Continue reading Will She Be champion or will it take Blind Luck?
By Jack Werk I had a sense of “déjà vu” Saturday while watching the Grade 1 Cashcall Futurity at Hollywood Park, and here’s the reason why. Twelve years ago, in 1997, Bob Baffert won the same race with Real Quiet in the same silks of Mike Pegram, with the same blue shadow roll! The next … Continue reading Lookin at Roses!
By Jack Werk Just recently it was reported in all the trades that Sea the Stars‘ book had been closed and that the only additions would come from The Tsuis and the Aga Khan. Canadian owner and breeder Chuck Fipke, my friend and client, is one of the fortunate few who will be breeding a … Continue reading Fipke’s Awesome Idea has Star Potential!
By Jack Werk The discussion of stud fees has been hot and heavy since mid-October. If haven’t read Sid Fernando’s recent column in Racing Post about stud fees, I think it’s well worth reading (click here). No, it’s not because I’m quoted in the article! Sid makes some important points about the reduction in stud … Continue reading A Giant with a Cause!