Maiden Watch

Monitoring the progress of prominent freshman Thoroughbred sires

April 2008 - Posts

Royal Card gets One Hot Toddy

Then, the fun really began in the post parade when Royal Card reared, dumped her rider, and ran off. The outrider made a nice grab to stop her after only one furlong and she stayed in the race.... Read More

Curly no match for an Orientate Express

Curly was devoid of early speed, spending the early part of the race hanging out in the back of pack (strangely enough with Curly Cameli). But, he did make a nice middle move, passing a few before tiring.... Read More

Race was Dicey for Causin' Havoc

And then there was Causin' Havoc who didn't even seem to start running until the wire was crossed. In fact, by the time the jockeys got their mounts pulled up, he was near the lead. As his saddle was removed, his ears were pricked and he was ready to go. Unfortunately, the race was long over. ... Read More

Let's Cause some Havoc

I was out at Keeneland Sunday telling some friends about Causin' Havoc when a man behind us interrupted. "Causin' Havoc," he said, "he is the talk of the backside." So, it seems our boy Causin' Havoc has a bit of buzz around him.... Read More

It's a Sly Storm; Plus Workouts

Smart Sugar, a chestnut Smarty Jones filly out of the Deputy Minister mare, Ashraaf, worked 2 furlongs at Hollywood Park recording a time of :26.20. Ashraaf earned $137,480 and won as a 2-year old. She has had one previous foal, Just Regal, who finished 11th in her first and only start on February 23, 2008 at Gulfstream.... Read More

A Novel Twist for a Sheltered Sly Storm

Sly Storm boasts the top sales credentials in this group, selling for $500,000 as a yearling. She also has some nice family connections. Not only is Sly Storm by Storm Cat, but she is out of a half-sister to Halory Hunter and Van Nistlerooy.... Read More

It's all about Merkel; Causin' Havoc entered

Causin' Havoc (colt - Medaglia d'Oro - Degenerate Gal by Degenerate Jon) becomes the first of our first-crop offspring to be entered in a race, as he scheduled to run in Race 2 at Keeneland on April 9th. We'll take a closer look at this race next week.... Read More

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