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

Add “sire of sires” to Uncle Mo’s growing list of accomplishments

By Frances J. Karon Uncle Mo is on the precipice of a singular and unprecedented accomplishment as a trio of his sons — Nyquist, Laoban, and Outwork — are poised to finish the year in three of the top four slots on the first-crop sires’ list. Not This Time, a son of Giant’s Causeway — … Continue reading Add “sire of sires” to Uncle Mo’s growing list of accomplishments