By Sid Fernando If you blinked, you missed it. Coolmore Stud’s popular Ashford-based Galileo stallion Cape Blanco, who covered more mares (220) in his first year at stud in 2012 than any other stallion in North America, was sent to Japan for the 2015 season, but without missing a beat and with little fanfare Coolmore … Continue reading Magician is a body double for Cape Blanco
By Elaine Belval About three months ago, I wrote about Coolmore Stud’s Peintre Celebre, and I mentioned it must be tough to be “second-string” to a stallion like Galileo, who also stands alongside him at the Irish nursery. And certainly, in the past five weeks, Galileo has had over 20 SWs, including another G1 win … Continue reading Holy Roman Emperor
By Elaine Belval In the past few decades, many North Hemisphere stallions have shuttled to Australia and other Southern Hemisphere destinations, but only a handful of Southern Hemisphere stallions have shuttled to the US or Europe (the latest news is that top Australian sire Redoute’s Choice, a son of Danehill, will shuttle to the Aga … Continue reading Excelling in both hemispheres
By Sid Fernando Juddmonte’s Frankel continued his ascent to the stars Saturday in the G1 Dewhurst at Newmarket, and the general commentary from Europe is that he’s the best 2-year-old seen on the continent in the last 20 years. Frankel is by Galileo out of Kind, by Danehill, and his pedigree combines the best of … Continue reading Behind Frankel’s pedigree
By Jack Werk Just recently it was reported in all the trades that Sea the Stars‘ book had been closed and that the only additions would come from The Tsuis and the Aga Khan. Canadian owner and breeder Chuck Fipke, my friend and client, is one of the fortunate few who will be breeding a … Continue reading Fipke’s Awesome Idea has Star Potential!
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
By Jack Werk My apologies for not posting on here for a while, but as many of you know, I took a trip Down Under to Oz – that’s Australia, mate! – and I was on the road for most of the trip, without internet access. But what a trip it was! If you haven’t … Continue reading My Dinner with Nasser