By Frances J. Karon Back in October of 2018, Knicks Go lit up the board when he won the G1 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity by 5 1/2 lengths, paying $142. He followed that up with a runner-up finish to subsequent 2yo champion Game Winner in the Gl Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. But over the course of the … Continue reading What’s in a Knick?
By Sid Fernando I recently bought a small tool shaped as a key that fits on my key ring, and it’s a handy-dandy piece that’s a wrench, bottle opener, box cutter, and other useful things in one. I use it all the time. If you have an interest in international racing and breeding, I’ve got … Continue reading A tool for converting distances and years at stud
By Sid Fernando This post is a follow up to a column I wrote on Jan. 15 in the TDN, “The Widener Influence in Capo Kane,” and I suggest that you read that, if you haven’t already, before continuing below to better follow along. The last 100-year history and relevance of the ownership of historic Elmendorf Farm … Continue reading Elmendorf, Tinkham Veale ll, and Haras du Mesnil
By Frances J. Karon In April, I wrote about how the pandemic might affect first-crop sires, and now that 2020 is behind us, I’m revisiting the topic to see how they did. I originally focused only on North American-based sires and am doing the same in this follow-up. The references used below are the TDN’s … Continue reading How 2020’s leading freshman sires performed during the pandemic