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A Look at Today's Broodmare Sires

A Look at Today's Broodmare Sires

by Anne Peters
Sires and sire lines are a big part of Thoroughbred breeding lore, but broodmare sires are often an overlooked part of the conversation.

Pedigree: Kentucky Derby Winners as Sires

Pedigree: Kentucky Derby Winners as Sires

by Anne Peters
Winning the Derby immediately marks a colt as a potential stallion prospect. Breeding success does not always follow, however, and the commercial market has been hard on Derby winners in recent years.

Analysis: Finding a Match for Black Caviar

Analysis: Finding a Match for Black Caviar

by Anne Peters
Black Caviar raced from ages 2 to 6 with 25 starts, and was never beaten. She's just been retired, and thoughts now turn to which stallion her owners will send her to in the upcoming breeding season.

Pedigree Analysis: Dreaming of A.P. Indy

Pedigree Analysis: Dreaming of A.P. Indy

by John P. Sparkman
In just about every way possible, A.P. Indy has been the ideal Thoroughbred of the international era of American racing and breeding.

Pedigree Analysis: American Roots

Pedigree Analysis: American Roots

by John P. Sparkman
No contemporary stallion has exerted as overpowering an influence as a sire of sires as the late, great Danehill.

Pedigree: Another Gold Medallion for Whiteley

Pedigree: Another Gold Medallion for Whiteley

by John P. Sparkman
Whiteley's arrangement with Richard and Audrey Haisfield's Stonewall Farm to support their young stallion Medaglia d'Oro resulted indirectly in the recent Palm Beach S. (gr. IIIT) winner Rydilluc.

The Secret to Tapit's Success

The Secret to Tapit's Success

by Anne Peters
During the first weekend in February, he was represented by three graded stakes winners: Flashback, Honorable Dillon, and Tapicat.

Pedigree Analysis - A Bicoastal Double

Pedigree Analysis - A Bicoastal Double

by John P. Sparkman
Feb. 16 the 18-year-old Afleet mare Afleet Summer accomplished something none of those four could. On opposite coasts, her 5-year-old son Swift Warrior and her 3-year-old colt Dice Flavor each won.

Scion of the French Revolution

Scion of the French Revolution

by John P. Sparkman
Revolutionary is from the first of only two North American crops of War Pass, the champion 2-year-old male of 2007, who died in 2010 the day after returning from serving his second shuttle season.

Wise Dan a Reminder of Overbrook's Class

Wise Dan a Reminder of Overbrook's Class

by Anne Peters
It's unusual when a turf horse gets recognition beyond his favorite surface, so for Wise Dan to be voted champion turf male of 2012, champion older male, and Horse of the Year shows how dominating he is.

Pedigree Analysis - Worldwide Wells

Pedigree Analysis - Worldwide Wells

by John P. Sparkman,
When Galileo retired to stud at Coolmore in 2002, his sire Sadler's Wells was widely viewed as a disappointing sire of sires in Europe.

Heading in the Right 'Direction'

Heading in the Right 'Direction'

by Ann Peters
The gritty grey filly Mizdirection won last November's Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT), and she put in another remarkably game performance to win 'in her comeback Jan. 6 in the Monrovia H. (gr. IIT).

Spring At Last's First Crop

Spring At Last's First Crop

by Ann Peters
One of the surprise stallion developments of 2012 is Spring At Last, who finished second behind Henrythenavigator on the year-end first-crop sire rankings.

Centre Court Takes Center Stage

Centre Court Takes Center Stage

MAHUBAH'S CORNER
Racing as a homebred for the G. Watts Humphrey Jr. & Louise Ireland Humphrey Revocable Trust, Centre Court dominated a solid field of distaff turfers to notch her third graded stakes win of the year.

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