By Sid Fernando Distorted Humor and Unbridled’s Song stand for six figures and here’s one reason why: Both get plenty of classics contenders, which is the goal of big-time stables and owners. Both veteran sires came away this weekend with two new colts on the Triple Crown trail: Endorsement for Distorted Humor, and Mission Impazible … Continue reading Two big boys get Derby prospects
By Sid Fernando Here’s a quick follow up to the post below, Is US losing ground to Irish, British horses? Based on the results of the Dubai World Cup today, let’s just say that our team didn’t exactly have a stellar day, with only one US-bred winner of the seven races. Moreover, not a single … Continue reading US sires blanked at Dubai World Cup
By Sid Fernando Airdrie Stud’s Harlan’s Holiday is typical for the type of stallion Brereton Jones likes to stand: well performed on the track and well conformed physically. Pedigree usually trails in a close third. Harlan’s Holiday was a multiple G1 winner who earned $3.6 million, winning stakes at 2, 3, and 4, and is … Continue reading Harlan’s Holiday’s UAE Derby hope
By Sid Fernando The Dubai World Cup, in its relatively short history, has become the most cosmopolitan racing carnival in the world. It’s also the most lucrative, and the $10 million Dubai World Cup is by far the richest race in the world. There are 100 horses entered for the 7 stakes races at Meydan … Continue reading Is US losing ground to Irish, British horses?
By Elaine Belval After 2007, the country entered into a recession, and prices for bloodstock tumbled 30 to 55 percent from 2007 peaks. Through the early months of 2010, indicators suggest that things may be getting better, but let’s take a look at some snapshots through 2007 to put today’s market in perspective. (All stats … Continue reading Snapshot of industry through 2007
By Sid Fernando It was a big weekend for three sons of A.P. Indy, two of whom are household names in breeding circles: Pulpit and Malibu Moon. The third is Indy King, an unheralded stallion who stands in Indiana, where Cat Dreams, the Storm Cat sire of Caracortado also stands, though not at the same … Continue reading Big weekend for sons of A.P. Indy: Pulpit, Malibu Moon, Indy King
By Sid Fernando In the comments section of the post below this one, a reader and I discuss the nuances of shuttle sires—including the general trend that most shuttle sires are dominant in one hemisphere or the other, but not in both. Danehill, obviously, was an exception to this observation; he made his mark in … Continue reading Street Cry is wizard of Oz
By Sid Fernando One week after Candy Ride’s first-crop 4-year-old Misremembered won the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap in front-running style, his second-crop 3-year-old colt Sidney’s Candy won the Grade 2 San Felipe Saturday at the same track, in the same manner, leading throughout. For the Lane’s End sire, 2010 is already looking as good … Continue reading Candy Ride’s background