Gone West inbreeding

By Elaine Belval Technology has changed a lot of lives over the years, but Werk Thoroughbred Consultants still manually enters SWs, just like we did 20 years ago. Some may think it is time consuming and wasteful, but it allows for a good look at each stakes-winning pedigree—and it’s easier to catch interesting patterns, which … Continue reading Gone West inbreeding

Putting it up in Florida

By Elaine Belval Florida is a tough stallion market, one of the toughest in the country. Stallions don’t fail and move to Florida, they disappoint and move from Florida. Consequently, it produces tough horses that many often underestimate. This was proven the case again as the Florida-bred Yara paid $131 when defeating 4-5 favorite Grace … Continue reading Putting it up in Florida

Tiznow Ella’s turn

By Elaine Belval The U.S. racing community┬ámay be awaiting the return of 2011 Horse of the Year Havre de Grace, but the older female division is not. Ellafitz’ victory in the February 18 G2 Santa Maria S. was her win third in a row — and second in 2012 — for owners David and Ella … Continue reading Tiznow Ella’s turn