By Elaine Belval Samuel Morse, a 2-year-old colt by Danehill Dancer out of champion Eliza, won the Marble Hill Stakes at the Curragh on May 23rd. It is not surprising he is by Danehill Dancer, one of the leading sires in Europe. He has over 100 SWs, and just over 30% are 2-year-old SWs. And … Continue reading Danehill Dancer was tonic for Eliza!
By Elaine Belval The old cliché says “It’s one thing to be lucky, it’s another thing to be good.” It’s another thing to be both lucky and good. This certainly applies to leading young stallion Sky Mesa, who sired two stakes winners on May 15th. Sky Mesa started off very, very good. He won all … Continue reading Sky Mesa is good
The following article on Lookin at Lucky, who won the Preakness Stakes today, was written for Zatt magazine’s Derby issue. The Smart Strike colt was bred by WTC, Inc., client Gulf Coast Farms, LLC, and he is co-owned by Mike Pegram and trained by Bob Baffert, the same owner-trainer combo that won the 1998 Kentucky … Continue reading A look at ‘Lucky’
By Elaine Belval It’s very rare that full brothers have any type of equal success on the track or at stud. Usually one is significantly better than the other—or others, where there are multiple siblings. Sometimes, however, a brother or brothers to a “big horse” can be more than useful, and that’s the case with … Continue reading Freud’s dream weekend
By Sid Fernando Although more than half the Derby field had been purchased at auction, the winner was a homebred for WinStar Farm. A member of the penultimate crop of Maria’s Mon, Super Saver was produced from the A.P. Indy mare Supercharger, who’d been purchased at auction by WinStar carrying the future Derby winner for … Continue reading Super pedigree in Derby