October 2013 - Posts

First-Crop Covering Sires of November Broodmare Sales

Alan Porter profiles the new crop of covering sires with their first in-foal mares selling at Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland November.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Oct 24, 2013 | 12 Comments

Cause to Believe Off to Big Start in Canada

Cause to Believe, who most recently stood for a $2,500 stud fee in British Columbia, has four stakes winners from his current crop of 2-year-olds.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Oct 17, 2013 | 4 Comments

Return to the Sire the Best Blood of His Dam

Famed Darby Dan manager Olin Gentry said: "Return to the sire the best blood of his dam." This weekend's group I winners Complacent and Astaire show this pattern at work. ... More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Oct 15, 2013 | 6 Comments

TrueNicks Reports for the Caulfield Guineas

Long John, Prince Harada, and El Roca are the favorites for the Oct. 12 Caulfield Guineas (Aus-I) at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne.... More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Oct 09, 2013 | 0 Comments

Chasing a Mate for The Fugue

Byron Rogers discusses potential stallions for multiple group I-winning filly The Fugue using statistics from the Key Ancestors report.... More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Oct 08, 2013 | 17 Comments

Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Preview

Hot on the heels of a Goffs Orby sale that saw an 11.8% increase in average, this week sees England's premier yearling auction, the Tattersalls October yearling sale.... More...

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

TrueNicks Reports for Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

Orfevre, Novellist, and Treve are the top choices in a very strong renewal of the Arc.... More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Oct 04, 2013 | 4 Comments

Triassic, Dam of So You Think, Bred to Azamour

Owner Cecile Smith has decided on 23-year-old Triassic's final mating: 2005 European champion older horse and New Zealand shuttler Azamour.... More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Oct 03, 2013 | 0 Comments

Leading South African Sires

Although we see relatively few runners from South Africa in the U.S. or Europe, the performances of horses from that country in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) meet and in major preps at Meydan have left no doubt that South Africa can produce world-class runners.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Oct 02, 2013 | 0 Comments