While the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) gets the most buzz from the 'best milers make the best sires' adage, the Cigar Mile (gr. I) coming up on Nov. 29 has also produced its fair share of top stallions.
Champion sprinter and second-crop sire Kodiak Kowboy will shuttle to Haras Bage do Sul in Brazil to stand this year's Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
Colts by Kodiak Kowboy and Elusive Quality clocked the overall fastest breeze time for one furlong May 15 during the second and final under tack show for next week's Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale.
Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence's Central Banker, one-for-one at Churchill Downs heading into the $464,800 Churchill Downs Stakes (gr. II), made it two-for-two with a win in the seven-furlong test May 3.
Maggi Moss' Delaunay faces a deep and talented field of sprinters going seven furlongs in the Churchill Downs Stakes a year after winning the race by four lengths in the slop.
In stature Vicar's in Trouble will be one of the smallest starters in this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I), but he will carry big hopes for not just his connections but the state of Louisiana as well.
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Lecomte Stakes winner Vicar's in Trouble is keeping the spotlight on his sire Into Mischief.
Photographer Chad Harmon, who won the WinStar StableMates Saratoga Challenge, shares photos from his visit to WinStar Farm on December 20, 2013. View Slideshow
Grade II winner My Pal Charlie was represented by his first winner when My Charlie Ray was awarded the victory in the first race July 25 at Evangeline Downs.
Former claimer Delaunay increased his win streak to six when he swept past Trinniberg at the head of the stretch and prevailed by an easy four lengths over a sloppy track in the May 4 Churchill Downs Stakes (gr. II).
Champion sprinter Trinniberg heads a strong field for the 79th running of the $400,000 Churchill Downs Stakes (gr. II) to be run May 4 at the Louisville track.
Freshman sire Kodiak Kowboy was represented by his first starter and winner when 2-year-old filly Bear Facts won a Trial race at Turf Paradise April 19.
Recently-acquired stallions Pure Prize, Kodiak Kowboy, and Street Hero have been added to WinStar Farm's "Breed to Win" promotion.
Major sires More Than Ready and Congrats head a group of five stallions that have been relocated to Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky.
Vinery has announced their 2013 stud fees for the stallion divisions in Kentucky and New York. All fees are payable when foal stands and nurses.
Evan Hammonds recaps the 2012 Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks and several undercard races from the weekend. watch video
The Kentucky Derby undercard features a top-notch sprint at seven furlongs with millionaires Amazombie, Shackleford, and Smiling Tiger.
More Than Ready, sire of Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IIT) winner Regally Ready, will stand in 2012 for $60,000, up from $40,000 in 2010.
After the Derby, Barry Irwin reminded everyone of the important role of partnerships today. Read Blog
Dogwood Stable's Aikenite took the grade II Churchill Downs Stakes by a nose over Apriority.
Smiling Tiger, making his first appearance under the Twin Spires since finishing third in last fall's Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), is the mild favorite in the $300,000 Churchill Downs Stakes (gr. II) May 7.
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The first foal by grade II winner My Pal Charlie is a colt born Jan. 11 at Elite Thoroughbreds near Folsom, La.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Top 2-year-old colt Uncle Mo has to share some of the juvenile spotlight as newcomer Comma to the Top makes 2010 a bright year for the Indian Charlie sire line.
The current king and queen of Louisiana racing, Star Guitar and Superior Storm, are set to go for their record fourth crown each in the annual Louisiana Champions Day at Fair Grounds Dec. 11.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Hewitts||Gary C. Contessa||
|Ide Like a Double||Sturges J. Ducoing||
|Kodiak Kowboy||Steven M. Asmussen||
|My Pal Charlie||Albert M. Stall, Jr.||
|Silver Edition||D. Wayne Lukas||
|Sok Sok||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Spotsgone||William H. Fires||
|The Roundhouse||Todd A. Pletcher||
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