The Five-Cross Files posts tagged "Mares"

Couple of Mares at Keeneland Day 3

As we settle in to the marathon Keeneland breeding stock sale, I will occasionally comment on hips that are of special interest to me. Here are a couple of Book Two mares that I'd love to add to my little herd. Who are you watching during the big sale?... Read More

Fasig-Tipton Catalog Updates -- Nice!

Fasig-Tipton includes a useful tool to keep its November Selected catalog pages up to date. (Even if you're not impressed by that, take a look at the sample page I've cited -- think Sea the Stars' family and Rachel Alexandra's sire.)... Read More

What Becomes of the Broodmares?

The equation is pretty clear: Lots of mares removed from breeding careers, plus high upkeep costs to get a mare through another year, minus any hope of income or profit, equals broodmares at risk.... Read More

Beyond Perfection Saves Best for Last

Beyond Perfection was barren three times, slipped three more, and produced one dead foal (along with five less-than-impressive runners) before being booked to Candy Ride in 2005. The resulting grade II winner indicates the trouble was worth it -- but was it a good breeding decision?... Read More

Mating Choices -- Bayakoa

Multimillionaire Argentine filly Bayakoa didn't reproduce herself in the breeding shed -- but one generation later her daughters are making a go of it.... Read More

This Is a 'Dam Good!' Story

If you like reading about great Thoroughbred broodmares, take the phone off the hook, cancel your dinner plans, make yourself comfortable, and take a look at this.... Read More

It's Foaling Time

Nothing is more fun than watching a new foal's first few struggles to stand, nurse, and walk. But what happens when the delivery doesn't go according to plan?... Read More

Brownie Gets Big Book

Three-year-old champion racehorse Big Brown starts his stud service the same way he began his career at the track -- with feats worthy of headlines. He's booked to some of the best Thoroughbred broodmares in America.... Read More

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