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Tougher Than Ever to Market a New Stallion

Most observers would agree that we probably don't need to go back to the days when a first-year stallion who looked likely to produce flashy juveniles might serve 200 or more mares at the expense of good but not particularly fashionable sires. But the current contraction has its drawbacks, too.... Read More

Cape Blanco--The European Invader

As the Irish-bred victor of Belmont's Man o'War Stakes prepares for the Arlington Million as part of his American race campaign, MarketWatch intern Lizz Kunz argues that Cape Blanco is the perfect stallion prospect--for Kentucky.... Read More

Undervalued Sires in 2011

Here's last year's Undervalued Sires feature -it's a free PDF download for our blog followers. Read it and then tell us who you think needs to be included on this year's list. Convince us, and we just might include your stallions in the August feature! ... Read More

Animal Kingdom's International Pedigree

Animal Kingdom offers a gleam of hope that new bloodlines can be incorporated into the American breeding industry with success. Plus, download a FREE special report on the recent history of South American sires in North America.... Read More

Broodmare of the Year: Cast Your Ballot

Each spring for many years The Blood-Horse MarketWatch has reviewed leading dams from the previous year and presented a MarketWatch Broodmare of the Year award. For 2011’s award we present an expanded roster of candidates. Some of the names are repeat nominees, while others enter consideration for the first time this year. ... Read More

Fielding Candidates for Broodmare of the Year

Our special Broodmare of the Year issue has stories about 10 mares that had a major impact on U.S. racing last year, with their histories and statistics and photos--and the intrigue of a contest to see which one earns the title of 2010's top dam. We've decided on most of the nominees, but we want your input to help decide which mares make the final slots. ... Read More

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