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Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Review

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 1:20 PM

There is a French saying that translates as something like "the more things change, the more they say the same." 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... Read More...

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

Freshman Sires on Display at OBS

Friday, March 09, 2012 7:00 PM

The OBS March 2-Year-Old in Training Sale offers the first chance to get a preview of juveniles by many of the year’s freshman sire crop. Two of the biggest names in that group, the classic-winning champions Big Brown ( TrueNicks , SRO ) and Curlin ( TrueNicks , SRO ) are both represented. Although he only started once at 2 – winning by 11 ¼ lengths on the turf... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Mar 09, 2012 | 1 Comment

Pedigrees in Practice -- Cherry One

Saturday, January 31, 2009 1:48 PM

One of the most interesting stakes winners last weekend was Cherry One (TrueNicks A++ ), who took the El Paso Times Handicap at Sunland Park, to remain undefeated in three starts. From the first crop of the Cherokee Run horse Sir Cherokee, Cherry One is out of the El Gran Senor mare One Accord. This is particularly interesting when one recalls that Sir Cherokee... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Jan 31, 2009 | 10 Comments

Identify Thoroughbred Mares Carrying Foals With Promise

Wednesday, January 07, 2009 12:48 PM

The second round has just begun in the current auction cycle of Thoroughbred breeding stock sales. If the ongoing OBS Mixed Sale is any indication, it's a buyer's market, and anyone looking to purchase a broodmare has a great chance to find a bargain -- if he knows what he's looking for. Byron Rogers, Alan Porter, and the rest of the TrueNicks pedigree rating... Read More...

Written by sgillies | Jan 07, 2009 | 7 Comments