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Pedigree Analysis: The Kittens Keep Coming

Pedigree Analysis: The Kittens Keep Coming

by Anne Peters
One could attribute the success of Kitten's Joy as a sire to the many savvy breeders who stepped out of their comfort zone to use a turf stayer, but that would be wrong.

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.

Bringing Back Memories

Bringing Back Memories

MAHUBAH'S CORNER
No one will be forgetting Memories of Silver any time soon, because her daughter, Winter Memories, won some the same races at Saratoga as her dam.

Grade I Winner Winter Memories Retired

Grade I Winner Winter Memories Retired

Phillips Racing Partnership's Winter Memories, a millionaire daughter of El Prado, has been retired from racing due to a degenerative bone condition in her ankle and will begin a broodmare career at Darby Dan Farm.

O' Shooting Star

O' Shooting Star

Paddy's O'Prado is unquestionably the best in his division, but is he the best 3YO on turf or dirt? Read Blog

Medaglia d'Oro has a Passion for Gold

MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter

A win in the group I Criterium de Saint-Cloud sets up Passion for Gold as an early favorite for the French classics next year-and also validates Medaglia d'Oro as a sire who can produce top colts along with his abundance of black type fillies.

Consequence Back at Saratoga in Lake George

Consequence Back at Saratoga in Lake George

Last August, Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey watched with satisfaction as a 2-year-old chestnut daughter of El Prado named Consequence made an inside move to win her debut by three lengths at Saratoga Race Course.

El Prado Slowing Down, But Not Done

El Prado Slowing Down, But Not Done

El Prado, who has sired 74 stakes winners, including the hot young stallion Medaglia d'Oro, experienced declining fertility during the 2009 breeding season, but will continue to cover mares in 2010 if he remains healthy, according to Eric Hamelback, who is the general manager of Frank Stronach's Adena Springs operation near Paris, Ky.

Weicholz No Newcomer to 2yo Sales

Steve Weicholz isn't a newcomer to shopping at the top end of juvenile auctions. The Boca Raton, Fla., resident is the new owner of El Kingdom, whose $450,000 price topped the recent Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of in training. Three years ago, through Bill Badgett, Weicholz purchased Justin Rules, a son of Mr. Greeley, for $525,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic juvenile auction in Maryland.

Laragh Should Be Dangerous in '09

Laragh Should Be Dangerous in '09

MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter

Laragh's victories, most recently in the grade I Hollywood Starlet Stakes Dec. 13, have helped seal her sire Tapit's position as the leading freshman sire and juvenile sire of 2008. Laragh has won on synthetic surfaces and turf and could be equally dangerous as a sophomore on dirt in 2009.

Adena Springs Announces 2009 Fees

Adena Springs Announces 2009 Fees

Awesome Again and Ghostzapper will stand in 2009 for $150,000, the same stud fee they each commanded this year. The stallions stand at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs near Paris, Ky., which announced its 2009 fees Oct. 23.

A Jewel in the Gold Medallion

A Jewel in the Gold Medallion

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter

Medaglia d'Oro only started once at 2 but his offspring are displaying plenty of early talent. Out of 10 winners through Sept. 16, he has four stakes horses and two stakes winners, including the graded stakes winner C.S. Silk.

Lane's End Stallions Top Day 2 Sires

Lane's End Stallions Top Day 2 Sires

Kingmambo and A.P. Indy, two stallions who stand at Will Farish's Lane's End Farm, emerged on top of the list of leading sires of yearlings sold (minimum three sold) during the Sept. 9 second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

Sadler's Wells Pensioned

Sadler's Wells Pensioned

Irish-based Coolmore Stud announced May 12 that legendary sire Sadler's Wells is to be retired from stud duties due to declining fertility.

Elysium Fields Works Toward Fla. Derby

Elysium Fields Works Toward Fla. Derby

In his first workout since his strong runner-up performance in the $350,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 29, Robert Evans's Elysium Fields posted a half-mile breeze March 6 at Gulfstream Park.

Daytona Heads Mervyn Muniz Memorial 'Cap

Daytona Heads Mervyn Muniz Memorial 'Cap

Dan Hendricks saddled Daytona to four consecutive stakes victories in the past five months, his most recent being the Feb. 9 Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. IIIT). In the March 8 Mervyn Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) at Fair Grounds, the trainer looks to extend that streak and add another graded win to his runner's resume.

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