by Anne Peters
Who will be next to join Storm Cat, Mr. Prospector, and A.P. Indy?
by John P. Sparkman
No contemporary stallion has exerted as overpowering an influence as a sire of sires as the late, great Danehill.
Distorted Humor and Dynaformer also had a big impact in the auction ring.Monday, January 03, 2011
From a farm's viewpoint most new stallions today are not worthwhile investments.Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Tattersalls Ireland will conduct a new sires showcase sale on the opening day of its September yearling auction, Sept. 5-7.Thursday, May 11, 2006
This may color your decision-making in regard to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).Friday, April 28, 2006
By Dan Liebman -- Numbers. This business is about numbers. Big numbers... dramatic numbers...incredible numbers. The wildest number of 2004, and in fact perhaps the wildest number ever in the history of this game, is the number of stakes winners sired by Danehill. With only 19 stallions having sired 100 or more stakes winners in their entire careers, Danehill, by Danzig, was represented by 51 in 2004.Wednesday, January 05, 2005
Here's what some buyers and consignors thought about the progeny of first-crop sires that were offered at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale.Monday, July 21, 2003
Since Funny Cide is a gelding, the obvious winner on the breeding side of things is his sire, Distorted Humor. At least one person has already cashed in. WinStar Farm, where Distorted Humor stands, bought a share from Joseph Federico for $450,000.Thursday, June 05, 2003
Obviously, siring a Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner is a positive for any stud horse. But for a first crop sire, it can be huge. After all, by the time a stallion's first crop are 3-year-olds, he is covering his fifth book of mares.Monday, April 28, 2003
The leading Breeders' Cup sire by earnings, Deputy Minister, does not have an entrant this year. That could open the door for another sire to take over that title, the likely candidates being Storm Cat, Seattle Slew, Mr. Prospector, and Sadler's Wells.Tuesday, October 22, 2002
Besides the eight Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships Day races, the race for leading freshman sire of 2002 could be determined Oct. 26 at Arlington Park.Monday, October 21, 2002
Every few years there's a new stallion prospect(s) that gets the world of horse racing excited. Think back to the 1970s; Triple Crown winners Secretariat, Seattle Slew, and Affirmed, along with Affirmed's rival Alydar, immediately come to mind. Then there is the 1980s with Spectacular Bid, Conquistador Cielo, and Devil's Bag, followed by Easy Goer in 1991 and Cigar in 1997. This time, it's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Fusaichi Pegasus.Wednesday, December 06, 2000