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 Sid Fernando Lane’s End sire Curlin was represented by his first winner June 17 at the Central Moscow Hippodrome in Russia, much like Three Chimneys’s Big Brown was—at Kazan, in Russia, as reported by Racing Post today. But Curlin’s first winner is also his first stakes winner. The $25,000 yearling Zimniy Dvorets won the … Continue reading Curlin’s first winner
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 I’ve been saying for several years now that Danzig is the most influential sire line worldwide, because of Danehill’s influence in both Europe and Australia and Green Desert’s influence in Europe. Danehill, of course, has become the most dominant sire line in Australia since Sir Tristram. Lately, the Green Desert branch of … Continue reading The Danzig Dynasty