By Jack Werk Quality Road’s absolutely monster performance in the G1 Donn Handicap Saturday at Gulfstream Park was one of the most visually amazing races I’ve seen in a while! I guess the boys at the Beyer Speed Figure ratings thought so too because he got a huge 121 for the performance. Did I mention … Continue reading Elusive Quality is still all Quality!
By Jack Werk The two-day New Zealand Premier Yearling Sale at Karaka on Monday and Tuesday produced some huge figures, including a sale topper by Zabeel (Click here for more info on Zabeel) who was purchased for a whopping NZ$2 million (about $1.4 million in US dollars). Overall, the sale was up 26 percent by … Continue reading Chuck Gettin’ a Jump on the Melbourne Cup!
By Jack Werk As we get ready for the 2010 breeding season, watch this spot regularly for a new feature here: The New Sire Showcase. I will periodically highlight new young prospects entering stud in 2010. Today, the featured stallion is Vinery’s KODIAK KOWBOY, the Eclipse Award winner of 2009 as America’s Champion Sprinter and … Continue reading Kodiak Kowboy: Armed and Ready!
By Jack Werk As we get ready for the 2010 breeding season, watch this spot regularly for a new feature here: The New Sire Showcase. I will periodically highlight new young prospects entering stud in 2010. Today, the featured stallion is Sequel Stallions New York’s Noonmark, who brings one of the most popular sire lines … Continue reading Watch for This Stallion to Make His Mark!
By Jack Werk When we at Werk Thoroughbred Consultants, Inc. were planning the mating of the Smart Strike colt Lookin at Lucky (out if a Belong to Me mare) a few years ago, we were confident that Smart Strike and Belong to Me (both standing at Lane’s End) would work well together, even though there … Continue reading Smart Strike Strikes Gold with Danzig Mares!
By Jack Werk The bio mechanical and conformation guys will tell you that big stallions sometimes have a hard time fitting a large portion of the broodmare population. That’s one reason why a lot of these types of stallions, even if they are successful, are erratic at stud. They’ll get a “big horse,” usually, but … Continue reading Indian Charlie Conveys a Message to Breeders!
By Jack Werk On May 18, 2009, I published a post here on Florida-based Wildcat Heir after the Journeyman Stud sire had gotten his 5th first-crop 2yo winner (click here to read the article). “At WTC Inc., we spend a lot of time tracking young stallions, and to have five individual winners by mid-May is … Continue reading This Wildcatter has Struck Oil!
By Jack Werk For years we’ve been trying to explain what’s wrong with using “the whole population” as a measure of opportunity for crosses. By now, it’s well known that a rival nick rating service does exactly that. They’ve been using it as their main selling point and knocking WTC’s eNicks system because we don’t … Continue reading Bill has it right!