Factor of two

By Frances J. Karon On a significant Saturday of stakes racing in the U.S., the sires of most of the Graded winners were not surprising: Bernardini, Candy Ride, Curlin (sire of a GSW on Friday, too), Distorted Humor, Into Mischief (also with a GSW on Friday), Speightstown and son Munnings, Tapit (two GSWs), Uncle Mo … Continue reading Factor of two

Texas breeder responds to shrinking Man o’ War line

By Sid Fernando I wrote about the Man o’ War [Godolphin Arabian] sire line recently in TDN through the prism of Tiznow’s recent Grade 3-winning son Midnight Bourbon’s pedigree, which you can read here, and got some interesting feedback from owner-breeders Philip J. Leckinger of Plano, Texas. Leckinger, who once stood the last Secretariat son … Continue reading Texas breeder responds to shrinking Man o’ War line

What’s in a Knick?

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?

How 2020’s leading freshman sires performed during the pandemic

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