By Sid Fernando With his first crop age three in 2014, Sea the Stars had already put himself into the most-promising-of-young-sires category with a classic winner last month, the filly Taghrooda in the Epsom Oaks (G1). She was the best of his six SWs to that point, though it was conspicuous that five of the … Continue reading Seeing Stars Over the Moon
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
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 We at Werk Thoroughbred Consultants, Inc. track sire data from around the world, and it’s one of the edges we have in being able to anticipate developing trends. For example, earlier this year, in an April 23 post, I wrote: “It’s easy to get caught up in what’s going on here in … Continue reading Silence is Golden (for the West!)
By Jack Werk I mentioned in my last post that two stallions deserved mention this past weekend, and I wrote about Darley’s underrated Singspiel first, because he absolutely doesn’t get the respect he deserves. The other stallion who had a big weekend is no stranger to headlines – Coolmore’s fantastic Sadler’s Wells horse Montjeu! Now, … Continue reading Going the Distance with Montjeu
By Jack Werk Some of you might have thought that I’d gone “over the top” in my last post by calling Rachel Alexandra and European 3-year-old sensation Sea the Stars two of the “greats.” Well, in this country, you’d have to be in daze to think that Rachel isn’t one of the greats – I … Continue reading Sea the “Super” Stars!
By Jack Werk How about that Rachel Alexandra? I try not to go “over the top” in praise of a horse, but this very special 3-year-old filly by Medaglia d’Oro, in my book, became the greatest filly I’ve seen in my lifetime – and that includes Ruffian! It takes a special filly to win the … Continue reading Sea Rachel Run!
What a week it’s been with things going on all over the place! Before I get to my post today (which is on Tapit), I need to send congratulations to the Irish National Stud for its role in the pedigree of today’s Epsom Derby winner Sea the Stars (Click here to view pedigree)! Click here … Continue reading KY’s young guns Medaglia d’Oro & Tapit shoot it out for No. 1!