Lane's End Renews With TrueNicks

Lane's End Ketucky is home to A.P. Indy (TrueNicks,SRO) and Smart Strike (TrueNicks,SRO) , both two-time Leading Sires in North America this decade. A. P. Indy was tops in 2003 and again in 2006, while Smart Strike has ranked #1 the last two seasons with record progeny earnings totals of $14,358,570 (2007) and $12,413,093 (2008).

Kingmambo (TrueNicks,SRO) also shows among the world's elite stallions He's the sire of 23 grade/group I winners on four continents and champions on three. One such grade I-winning champion is Lemon Drop Kid (TrueNicks,SRO) , another successful Lane's End sire. He's been represented by double digit stakes winners the last three seasons, including 21 in 2008.

Curlin (TrueNicks,SRO) and English Channel (TrueNicks,SRO) are the two most accomplished runners by Smart Strike and they both stand along side their sire at Lane's End. No thoroughbred in North American racing history has earned more than Curlin's $10,501,800. The two time Horse of the Year is off to a good start - he was the leading first crop covering sire at Keeneland November. English Channel was the champion turf male of 2007 and racked up an impressive six grade I wins (two in course record time) and over $5.3 million in earnings.

Dixie Union (TrueNicks,SRO) has proven to be a worthy heir to his sire, the former Lane's End stallion Dixieland Band. He's the sire of 7% stakes winners from his first six crops to race. Grade I winner Hot Dixie Chick, a leading contender for championship honors among the juvenile filly set, is among his 11 stakes winners in 2009.

Lane's End Kentucky is also home to After Market (TrueNicks,SRO), Aragorn (IRE) (TrueNicks,SRO), Belong to Me (TrueNicks,SRO), Candy Ride (ARG) (TrueNicks,SRO), City Zip (TrueNicks,SRO) , Langfuhr (TrueNicks,SRO) , Mineshaft (TrueNicks,SRO) , Mingun (TrueNicks,SRO) , Pleasant Tap (TrueNicks,SRO) , Pleasantly Perfect (TrueNicks,SRO) , Rock Hard Ten (TrueNicks,SRO) , Stephen Got Even (TrueNicks,SRO) , Wando (TrueNicks,SRO) and War Pass (TrueNicks,SRO) .

Lane's End Texas is headlined by Valid Expectations (TrueNicks,SRO) , the leading sire in the Lone Star State in 2009 and 2008. He stands alongside Dove Hunt (TrueNicks,SRO) , Midway Road (TrueNicks,SRO) , Too Much Bling (TrueNicks,SRO) , and Truluck (TrueNicks,SRO) .


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