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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

Stellar Rain: Devon Lane's Heir Apparent?

Friday, July 19, 2013 9:00 AM

On June 30, 1996, Devon Lane made his racing debut against two other Thoroughbreds and six Quarter Horses. He finished third in the 870-yard "around the hook" event at New Mexico's Ruidoso Downs. A Quarter Horse won the race. The runner-up, a Thoroughbred, was by a stallion with an advertised stud fee of $500. Devon Lane's sire, Storm Cat, had stood the 1996... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Jul 19, 2013 | 14 Comments

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Best Guesses Can Be Wrong

Monday, March 25, 2013 8:00 AM

Photo: Three Chimneys Flower Alley , who is inbred 3x3 to Mr. Prospector, has had success with mares carrying Mr. Prospector or Raise a Native. There are plenty of examples in racehorse breeding when popular opinion turns out to be wrong. I was looking through an old racing book, The Spell of The Turf (1926) by Hildreth and Crowell, and found an interesting passage... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Mar 25, 2013 | 10 Comments

Peppered Cat Punching Above His Weight

Thursday, March 07, 2013 7:20 PM

Photo: Daehling Ranch Peppered Cat Not many people outside Northern California have heard of the stallion Peppered Cat , but with current earnings per starter of $36,400 compared to a 2013 stud fee of $2,000, the 13-year-old son of Tabasco Cat is starting to get some attention. Granted, he's had just 16 starters, but that group includes 10 winners and three stakes... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Mar 07, 2013 | 24 Comments

Frankel or Bullet Train: Who's the Better Value?

Thursday, December 06, 2012 7:30 PM

With today's news that Frankel's three-quarter brother Bullet Train (GB) ( TrueNicks , SRO ) is heading to Wintergreen Stallion Station for the 2013 season, it means that the siblings will begin their stud careers under very different circumstances. Frankel (by Galileo) will stand for £125,000 at Juddmonte's Banstead Manor Stud in England, while Bullet Train... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Dec 06, 2012 | 46 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

New Approach Heads European Freshmen

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 3:20 PM

The weekend saw New Approach (IRE) ( TrueNicks , SRO ) become the first European-based freshman sire of 2012 to be represented by a group I winner when his son Dawn Approach took the Vincent O'Brien National Stakes (Ire-I) by 4 3/4 lengths. This was the fifth win in five starts for Dawn Approach, who had taken the Coventry Stakes (Eng-II) at Royal Ascot on his... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Sep 19, 2012 | 2 Comments

Second Season Stallion Stars

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 3:45 PM

The 3-year-old crop of 2007 was one of the most contentious of recent years as Street Sense ( TrueNicks , SRO ), Curlin ( TrueNicks , SRO ), Hard Spun ( TrueNicks , SRO ), and Any Given Saturday ( TrueNicks , SRO ) fought it out for leadership of the division. Curlin would emerge with titles as champion 3-year-old and Horse of the Year, and he remained in training... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Jul 25, 2012 | 12 Comments

Fast Starting Freshmen

Friday, July 13, 2012 1:15 PM

It's early—make that very early—to starting reviewing the progress of the 2012 freshman sires , but remarkably at least 40 of them have already been represented by a winner. The surprise leader is Magna Graduate ( TrueNicks , SRO ), who has two winners from seven starters, including Blueeyesintherein, winner of the Debutante Stakes (gr. III). Out of a daughter... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Jul 13, 2012 | 5 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

A Tiznow Sire Line?

Thursday, December 15, 2011 11:15 AM

American Lion, a popular son of Tiznow entering stud in 2012 There was no doubt about Tiznow ( TrueNicks , SRO )’s quality as a racehorse. Horse of the Year and champion of his crop at 3, he earned honors a champion older male the following season. He won a quartet of grade I events, and certainly his career highlights were his back-to-back victories in the Breeders... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Dec 15, 2011 | 20 Comments

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