By Elaine Belval Smoke Glacken had a career weekend. First, Persistently knocks off the reigning Horse of the Year in the 10-furlong G1 Personal Ensign S. and then Smokey Fire wins the 7-furlong Play the King S. (putting himself in the mix for a Canadian Sovereign Award as champion sprinter). To top of the weekend, … Continue reading Smoke Glacken fires!
By Elaine Belval Carson City died unexpectedly in 2004, at the age of 17. At the time, it seemed the end of the line for this branch of Mr. Prospector. Carson City was a well-priced, incredibly prepotent sire. A breeder knew what he was getting with this well-bred Mr. Prospector, an early-maturing, sound, durable, dirt … Continue reading City Zip’s interesting aptitude: Turf
By Elaine Belval When Dubai Millennium died after only one season at stud, it seemed the end of the line for this amazing racehorse and his potential as a sireline. However, it seems Dubawi and his son Makfi refused to get that message. Makfi upset favorite Goldikova in the G1 Prix Jacques le Marois at … Continue reading Dubawi is for real
By Elaine Belval The 2-year-old California-based filly Wickedly Perfect won the G3 Sorrento S. for owner Peter Moehrike, Rafter JR Ranch and STD Racing this past weekend and signalled the arrival of her well-bred, first-crop sire, Congrats. The filly had won a 5-furlong maiden by almost five lengths in her last start. The filly is … Continue reading Congrats: Sire on rise
By Elaine Belval Very few stallions are successful in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. In fact, many of the best sires in the Northern Hemisphere have been disappointing, if not downright failures, in their shuttle attempts. So, what do you call a stallion that has been successful everywhere he goes? Bernstein. Bernstein was bred … Continue reading Bernstein is rare dual hemisphere success