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Will Take Charge's Resilience Pays Off in Travers

Will Take Charge, who finally got his big win over the weekend, is one of at least six current 3-year-old stakes winners inbred to Fappiano.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Aug 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Forego by the Numbers

Dr. Manuel Gilman, the famed NYRA chief veternarian, has given us an insight into the biomechanical measurements of the three-time Horse of the Year Forego. ... More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Aug 28, 2013 | 10 Comments

Free TrueNicks Reports Available for the Travers Stakes

Verrazano, Palace Malice, and Orb headline the $1 million Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course.... More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Aug 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

New Stallion Niagara Brings Sire's Family to New Zealand

Niagara combines bloodlines of Encosta de Lago and Redoute's Choice, the two dominant Australian sires of the past decade.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Aug 19, 2013 | 3 Comments

Departing Adds to Confidence on War Front/Pulpit Cross

While there is no doubt that nicks tend to run in sire lines, we've also often found it profitable to consider the dam of a stallion when attempting to predict potential crosses.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Aug 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Review

Plenty has changed in the macro- and micro-economic climates since last year's Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale, but despite the various undercurrents, as far as numbers sold, totals, and average, we ended up more or less in the same spot as 12 months ago.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Aug 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Leading Commercial Sires: Who Will Carry On the Lines?

Alan Porter takes a quick look at the top 10 commercial sires of 2013 by yearling average and ponders on the potential for them to extend their lines.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Aug 12, 2013 | 35 Comments

Smart Strike/Wild Again Nick Moving Fast

This emerging nick boasts 11 winners, including four stakes winners, from just 12 starters so far.... More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Aug 09, 2013 | 7 Comments

Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling Sale Preview

Alan Porter profiles some of the well-related yearlings in the Aug. 5-6 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling Sale.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Aug 01, 2013 | 0 Comments

Undervalued Australian Sires

Following on from yesterday's look at New Zealand sires, Alan Porter identifies a selection of high-value sires in Australia.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Jul 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Undervalued New Zealand Sires

Alan Porter tabs seven New Zealand sires that look to be solid values going into the 2013 Southern Hemisphere breeding season.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Jul 29, 2013 | 2 Comments

The Ever-Dramatic Unbridled's Song

You could name many expensive sales horses, brilliant racehorses, or top commercial sires, but it's not often that one horse manages to do everything.... More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Jul 26, 2013 | 2 Comments

Free TrueNicks Reports Available for the Haskell

Verrazano and Oxbow are the top two choices on the morning-line for the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park.... More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Jul 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Arqana Deauville Yearling Sale Preview

The sale's 376 yearlings include offspring of North American sires Blame, Elusive Quality, Milwaukee Brew, More Than Ready, and Tapit.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Jul 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Black Caviar to Visit Darley Sire Exceed And Excel

Exceed And Excel, who currently leads Australia's general sire list, sired the first two finishers in the Golden Slipper (Aus-I) as well as dual group I winner Guelph in 2013.... More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Jul 22, 2013 | 4 Comments

Stellar Rain: Devon Lane's Heir Apparent?

The gray son of Storm Cat and top racemare Stellar Jayne looks to find a place among New Mexico sires.... More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Jul 19, 2013 | 14 Comments

Galileo/Danehill Revisited

The Galileo/Danehill cross continues to perform at a high level, getting a 16% stakes winners to starters rate that is unchanged compared to 2011.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Jul 18, 2013 | 7 Comments

A Mega Nick for Discreet Cat

In addition to a strong affinity with Mr. Prospector line mares in general, the son of Forestry has two graded winners from two starters out of Marquetry mares.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Jul 15, 2013 | 3 Comments

Sprint Star Smiling Tiger to Stand in California

Three-time grade I winner will stand alongside Twice the Appeal and Sway Away at Premier Equine.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Jul 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Silvano Sires Unique Group I Double

Successful international sire Silvano sired the winners of the German Derby (Ger-I) and Durban July (SAf-I) over the weekend.... More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Jul 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

July Sale Kicks Off Yearling Sales Season

The one-day July Sale includes 257 yearlings representing many top proven sires as well as 18 stallions with first crop yearlings.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Jul 09, 2013 | 4 Comments

Star Witness Tops Australasian First Crop Weanling Sires

Widden Stud's co-highweighted 2-year-old colt and top 3-year-old sprinter led first crop sires with nine weanlings averaging more than Aus$40,000.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Jul 07, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Long and Short of It

The 12-furlong Irish Derby was a breakthrough for Teofilo colt Trading Leather, while the seven-furlong Triple Bend produced the first grade I winner for Smarty Jones.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Jul 01, 2013 | 3 Comments

First Stallions from South Africa, Chile Join TrueNicks

TrueNicks welcomes the stallions of Avontuur Estate in South Africa, Haras Carioca in Chile, and Haras Futuro in Argentina.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Jun 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Royal Ascot Day 5: Triumph and Tragedy

Thomas Chippendale, a well-bred son of Dansili and All My Loving, died of a suspected heart attack after winning the Hardwicke Stakes (Eng-II).... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Jun 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

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