BALLENA VISTA FARM in Ramona, CA becomes the first farm in North America to announce their 2007 stud fees. They are: BEAU GENIUS – $4,000 live foal (down from $6,000 in 2006) SEA OF SECRETS – $5,000 live foal (up from $3,500 in 2006) DEPUTY COMMANDER – $10,500 live foal (moved from Airdrie Stud in … Continue reading FIRST 2007 STUD FEE ANNOUNCEMENT!
While impatiently waiting for the upcoming flood of 2007 stud fee announcements, I’ve been debating with our staff about which stallions will have increased stud fees next year. Here is my list candidates who a) are likely to fill their books quickly, and b) will have a higher stud fee in 2007 than they did … Continue reading IF YOU SNOOZE, YOU MAY LOSE!
For chef-de-race aficionado’s who may have missed Dr. Steven Roman’s recent appointment, Rainbow Quest has been made a Classic/Solid chef-de-race. Coincidentally, WTC has just added three new Quality chefs to their list of breed-shaping stallions. They are: SOUTHERN HALO – Considered by many as Argentina’s greatest modern stallion, he has sired more than 140 stakes … Continue reading NEW chefs
Without question, Storm Cat and A.P. Indy currently stand alone as America’s two most successful active stallions. A.P. Indy will be 18 for the next breeding season and probably has seven or eight years left for the breeding shed. Storm Cat, on the other hand, will be 24 in 2007, so he’s probably got three … Continue reading A CASE FOR THE CAUSE
After launching our new website, as well as making Best of Sale selections for the Keeneland September Sale, not to mention providing stallion recommendations for 107 mares for one of our clients, I decided I needed a vacation prior to the September sale and breeding season. So, I was off to Paris (France, not Kentucky) … Continue reading JACK’S BACK!
When we launched eNicks on-line in December 2003, we were optimistic about its prospects. But the magnitude of its success over the past two-and-one-half years went beyond our wildest expectations, highlighted by 240,765 eNicks retrieved on-line in 2005 alone! Last night while checking the totals, I was amazed to see that 31,366 eNicks were retrieved … Continue reading eNicks ON RECORD-SETTING PACE FOR SEPTEMBER!
Our latest Leading Sires 2006 2YO Winners chart shows that four of the top seven North American stallions are freshman sires. At the top of the list with 13 winners each are freshman sires Johannesburg and Officer, along with Hill ‘N’ Dale Farms Stormy Atlantic (absolutely one of the best stud fee values in Kentucky … Continue reading 2006 FRESHMAN CROP OFF TO STRONG START