By Elaine Belval It’s September, and the 2-year-old racing season is really in full swing. Saratoga and Del Mar showcased a number of high-class stakes and maiden races and every handicapper is sure they know who the next Derby winner is. Recently, More Than Ready has made his presence felt in the division: the long … Continue reading More Than Ready to run
By Elaine Belval It’s not very often that a horse based in the United States that did not earn a least a listed stakes win makes it as a stallion. In fact, going back 100 years of thoroughbred racing history, most pedigree pundits would be hard-pressed to name 10 successful stallions that met that criteria. … Continue reading Bring the Heat does!
By Sid Fernando Officer stands at Taylor Made Stallions for $10,000 and was entering that stage of his career when he needed a nice runner to keep enough interest in him at a level to justify standing at one of the premier farms in Kentucky. Enter stage right: 2-year-old Boys at Tosconova, winner of the … Continue reading Officer has his Boy
By Sid Fernando It’s been almost eight months since Werk Thoroughbred Consultants (WTC) founder and my friend Jack Werk passed away, but this blog—which Jack took great pleasure in writing—remains alive in his memory, with Elaine Belval, senior pedigree analyst at WTC, doing most of the heavy lifting these days. Jack was very careful in … Continue reading Webb-Carter in Europe