By Sid Fernando Eskendereya, impressive winner of the G2 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Saturday, actually sold at Keeneland, for $250,000 as a yearling to Zayat Stable. High marks to the Zayat crew for another remarkable auction purchase, but the official breeder of the colt is Sanford R. Robertson, and he gets the … Continue reading Eskendereya pedigree constructed for classics
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By Sid Fernando Ashford Stud’s Giant’s Causeway, the leading US sire of 2009, hasn’t skipped a beat through the first seven weeks of 2010 and was the name of the game (along with trainer Todd Pletcher) in Saturday’s classic preps on both coasts. At Gulfstream Park in Florida, Zayat Stable’s Giant’s Causeway colt Eskendereya was … Continue reading Big Saturday for Giant’s Causeway
Two of Jack Werk’s oldest industry friends paid tribute to him today. Australian BLUEBLOODS publisher ANDREW REICHARD wrote the following today: Farewell to Jack New WTC president and former DAILY RACING FORM bloodstock editor SID FERNANDO wrote this in TDN today (pages 4-5): Sons, daughters, fathers, friends, and Jack Werk The family has requested that … Continue reading Farewells to Jack
By Sid Fernando I’m posting this press release here to let WTC clients and friends know of the passing of WTC founder Jack Werk, a close friend. Jack’s goal, when he learned of his illness almost a year ago, was to situate the company on firm footing so that it could continue uninterrupted. He has … Continue reading Jack Werk (1944-2010)
By Jack Werk Quality Road’s absolutely monster performance in the G1 Donn Handicap Saturday at Gulfstream Park was one of the most visually amazing races I’ve seen in a while! I guess the boys at the Beyer Speed Figure ratings thought so too because he got a huge 121 for the performance. Did I mention … Continue reading Elusive Quality is still all Quality!
By Jack Werk The two-day New Zealand Premier Yearling Sale at Karaka on Monday and Tuesday produced some huge figures, including a sale topper by Zabeel (Click here for more info on Zabeel) who was purchased for a whopping NZ$2 million (about $1.4 million in US dollars). Overall, the sale was up 26 percent by … Continue reading Chuck Gettin’ a Jump on the Melbourne Cup!