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Reshuffling the Leaders of the Pack

Thursday, March 19, 2015 11:45 AM

We've mentioned on more than one occasion that it's next to impossible to accurately appraise young stallions until they've at least had a couple of crops at the races. That said, the progress of those with their early crops at the races is always interesting, and a look at this year's current leading freshmen reveals quite a reshuffle from the order at the end... Read More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Mar 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Young Guns for Kentucky in 2015

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:00 PM

Cairo Prince ( TrueNicks ) (Pioneerof the Nile—Holy Bubbette, by Holy Bull; Airdrie Stud) established himself as one of the winter favorites for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), with three juvenile starts bringing wins in a maiden at Belmont Park and the Nashua Stakes (gr. II), and a close second to Honor Code (with Wicked Strong third) in the Remsen Stakes (gr. II... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Nov 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Graded Stakes Winners Fluctuate by Sire's Crop Year

Monday, June 30, 2014 2:30 PM

Following on from the earlier post on the racing class of the dam , we decided to take a look at the fluctuation in graded/group stakes winners over the first eight crops of a stallion's career. We took some 50 proven stallions and extracted out the number of graded stakes winners sired in each of their first eight crops. As you will note, they are not a random... Read More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Jun 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Leading Commercial Sires: Who Will Carry On the Lines?

Monday, August 12, 2013 11:20 AM

With the first two major summer yearling sales in the books, we'll take a quick look at the top 10 commercial sires of 2013 by yearling average and ponder on the potential for them to extend their lines. The millennial stallion crop, whose first foals were born in 2000, included Awesome Again ( TrueNicks , SRO ), Indian Charlie, Elusive Quality ( TrueNicks ,... Read More...

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