By Sid Fernando Horses like Curlin and Street Sense have been getting the lion’s share of attention recently for their successes with Bernardini mares, and results from this past weekend only reinforced this notion. Now four, Maxfield (Street Sense from Velvety, by Bernardini), a 2-year-old Grade 1 winner, won the G3 Mineshaft at Fair Grounds … Continue reading Liam’s Map’s success with Bernardini mares
By Frances J. Karon When Paris Lights won the G1 Coaching Club American Oaks at Saratoga on Saturday, she became the 10th G1SW for her sire Curlin (Smart Strike). The lightly raced 3yo filly, trained by Bill Mott for WinStar Stablemates Racing, has accomplished a lot in a short period of time, having only made … Continue reading Paris Lights is Curlin’s newest star
By Frances J. Karon Four years may have gone by, but I remember it as if it were yesterday, the afternoon I lingered at Lane’s End Farm after looking at some of their stallions. It was turnout time for A.P. Indy and the others, and I thought it would be great to get some photos … Continue reading A.P. Indy: an appreciation
By Frances J. Karon Sires of winners of last weekend’s 18 Graded stakes races in N.A. include horses whose names we’re accustomed to seeing in this type of race…Curlin and his sire Smart Strike, Uncle Mo, More Than Ready, Empire Maker and his son Pioneerof the Nile, Giant’s Causeway, Harlan’s Holiday, and Union Rags. Not … Continue reading Big winners for unheralded branches of the A.P. Indy line
By Sid Fernando Dialed In, the winner of the G1 Florida Derby Sunday at Gulfstream Park, is by the A.P. Indy sire Mineshaft, who started his career at Lane’s End with great fanfare and a $100,000 stud fee in 2004, wobbled early, but has come on late to make a case for himself and vindicate … Continue reading Mineshaft’s resurgence
By Jack Werk The discussion of stud fees has been hot and heavy since mid-October. If haven’t read Sid Fernando’s recent column in Racing Post about stud fees, I think it’s well worth reading (click here). No, it’s not because I’m quoted in the article! Sid makes some important points about the reduction in stud … Continue reading A Giant with a Cause!
By Jack Werk The A.P. Indy sire line in North America is being carried on notably by Claiborne’s Pulpit, who stood for $80,000 last year but whose stud fee has been reduced to $60,000 for 2010. I applaud Claiborne’s decision to lower the fee on a top stallion that most farms would probably have kept … Continue reading Good Moon Rising!
I’m going to stay on topic of A.P. Indy sons for another blog because there’s one particular son of his that I think – as the English would say – is the business! While at the Keeneland November sale, bloodstock agent Steve Silver and I inspected some of the new stallions in Kentucky. At Ashford … Continue reading Getting Down to Business with Majestic Warrior!