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Galileo and Coolmore's Irish Stallions Join TrueNicks

Monday, September 16, 2013 2:15 PM

In the past few years, the number of stallions who are subscribed to TrueNicks has nearly doubled—in 2010 there were 425 mostly U.S.-based stallions; today there are 820 stallions representing some of the top stud farms internationally. A major growth catalyst was the TrueNicks Enhanced Report , a two-page report that includes detailed statistics to help describe... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Sep 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Brazilian Triple Crown Winner Plenty of Kicks Joins TrueNicks

Friday, September 13, 2013 11:15 AM

The roster of TrueNicks stallions includes some outstanding performers from around the globe, and the latest of these is Brazilian superstar Plenty of Kicks (BRZ) ( TrueNicks ), who retires to Haras San Francesco for the 2013 breeding season. Plenty of Kicks finished second over seven furlongs on his debut but was to go undefeated in seven subsequent starts,... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Sep 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

New Stallion Niagara Brings Sire's Family to New Zealand

Monday, August 19, 2013 10:00 AM

For much of the second half of the first decade of the 21st century, the Australian sire's premiership was fought out between Encosta de Lago (AUS) ( TrueNicks ) and Redoute's Choice (AUS) ( TrueNicks ), the duo eventually claiming two titles apiece. Now New Zealand breeders will have the opportunity to breed to a stallion who combines bloodlines tied to both... Read More...

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

Sprint Star Smiling Tiger to Stand in California

Sunday, July 14, 2013 2:45 PM

Smiling Tiger ( TrueNicks ), one of the stars of the California sprint scene over the last several seasons, will remain in California for his stud career, which will commence at Premier Equine in Oakdale, Calif., in 2014. A winner of nine races and almost $1.5 million, Smiling Tiger broke his maiden on his debut at 2. He took the Lost in the Fog Stakes by eight... Read More...

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

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First Stallions from South Africa, Chile Join TrueNicks

Thursday, June 27, 2013 3:30 AM

TrueNicks passed another landmark last week with the first stallions from South Africa and Chile to officially join the program. Photo: Avontuur Estate Var (Forest Wildcat—Loma Preata, by Zilzal) At Avontuur Estate we find two of the hottest young sires standing in South Africa in Oratorio (IRE) ( TrueNicks ) and Var ( TrueNicks ). The well-traveled duo both... Read More...

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

Calumet Farm Returns with Trio of New Stallions

Thursday, November 29, 2012 10:25 AM

Calumet Farm is a name that has been associated with history-making stallions since the arrival of English Derby winner Blenheim II in 1936. In that case, Calumet—for whom Blenheim II sired Triple Crown hero Whirlaway—was only part of the investment group that brought the Aga Khan's classic victor to the U.S., Blenheim II's stateside home being Claiborne Farm... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Nov 29, 2012 | 43 Comments

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The Shock of the New: Stallions of 2013

Thursday, October 11, 2012 11:00 AM

Checking the TrueNicks website, we were somewhat shocked to find just how many new sires have already been declared for the 2013 breeding season. There is quite a lot to keep track of, so to try and ensure none get overlooked when making breeding plans for 2013, here is a very quick overview of the new sires of 2013 that are currently enrolled on the TrueNicks... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Oct 11, 2012 | 30 Comments

Smart Missile First of New Australian Sires

Monday, March 12, 2012 11:45 AM

While we are only in the first few weeks of the Northern Hemisphere breeding season, stallion masters in Australia are already at work on recruiting new stallions to their rosters for the 2012 breeding season, which begins in the Northern Hemisphere summer. The first of these to appear on TrueNicks is Smart Missile ( TrueNicks ), who will be standing at Arrowfield... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Mar 12, 2012 | 0 Comments