Green Desert’s legacy

By Elaine Belval Reina Cross won the Criterium Aretuseo II in Italy on the first of December. She is by the Italian stallion Reinaldo, who is a graded stakes-placed son of Green Desert. What makes Reina Cross especially interesting is that her dam, Starry Cross, is by Cape Cross, another son of Green Desert. Reina … Continue reading Green Desert’s legacy

8 New Quality Chefs

by Elaine Belval WTC identifies Quality Chefs as those stallions that transmit superior racing class and are dominant influences in pedigrees. We constantly review pedigrees and sires to update the list. Below is a brief introduction to the eight stallions we feel merit Quality Chef status and are now identified by a “Q” in all … Continue reading 8 New Quality Chefs

Dreaming at Ascot

By Elaine Belval I had the privilege of working for Juddmonte Farms for several years and for that reason I am hesitant to write about Juddmonte stallions (bias, you know?). But, Tuesday, at Royal Ascot, was clearly Juddmonte’s day. First, Juddmonte’s outstanding three-year-old colt Frankel won the G1 St. James’s Palace S. Finishing an impressive … Continue reading Dreaming at Ascot

The Danzig Dynasty

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