For all the jaw dropping that surrounded the success of Scat Daddy's offspring at the Royal Ascot meet came a bit of head scratching about how this could have been predicted.
Wrote, winner of the 2011 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1T), is the only son of two-time Eclipse Award winner High Chaparral at stud in North America.
Northwest Stud of Ocala, Fla., is sending 2011 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1T) winner Wrote to New Zealand for the shuttle season, it was announced June 16.
Hit It a Bomb, a son of War Front and winner of last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT), has been retired and will stand in 2017 at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington. He will be part of the 'Share the Upside' program.
About 30 miles from Hollywood, Oscar Performance proved to be no act as he scored a clear victory in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) Nov. 4 at Santa Anita Park.
The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) kicks off the 2016 World Championships at Santa Anita Park Nov. 4. Since joining the Breeders’ Cup lineup in 2007, the one-mile race has been won by European-based horses six out of its nine runnings.
Gary Barber's Keep Quiet emerged from his Oct. 9 victory in Keeneland's Dixiana Bourbon (gr. IIT) in good shape, according to Norman Casse, assistant to his father, trainer Mark Casse.
Live Oak Plantation's homebred maiden Victory to Victory struck from off a hot early pace and posted her first career win in the $250,000 Natalma Stakes, run as grade I event for the first time Sept. 18 at Woodbine.
Good Samaritan completed a strong last-to-first rally for a clear victory in the $200,000 Summer Stakes (Can-IIT) for 2-year-olds Sept. 18 at Woodbine.
The sire power lost when Scat Daddy collapsed and died suddenly Dec. 14, 2015, at age 11 was substantial, but he has six sons standing at stud.
Canadian grade II winner Excaper has been retired to stand at Francisco Bravo's River Oaks Farms near Sulphur, Okla., as the property of Mike Grossman.
Stroud's Lane Farm has launched a commercial stallion operation near Reddick, Fla., and will offer mare owners a trio of new stallions for the 2016 breeding season.
Dortmund pushed his record in Southern California to a perfect seven-for-seven Nov. 28 at Del Mar, taking the $150,000 Native Diver with ease in his first start at the seaside racetrack.
Scratched from the Clark Handicap (gr. I) because of a quarter-crack, Kaleem Shah's Dortmund will stay home for his next race, the $150,000 Native Diver (gr. III) Nov. 28 at Del Mar.
To defend his title as Canada's outstanding sprinter, Stephen Chesney and Cory Hoffman's Calgary Cat will need a strong performance in the $200,000 Kennedy Road Stakes (Can-II) Nov. 22 at Woodbine.
Multiple graded stakes winner Majestic City will stand the 2016 breeding season at Questroyal North in Stillwater, N.Y., for a $3,500 fee.
Evelyn Stockwell's Hit It a Bomb, last of 14 at the midpoint of the race, found room in the lane and surged late to win the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) Oct. 30 at Keeneland.
Cymric is the morning-line favorite for the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT). Raced in England and France, the son of Kitten's Joy was foaled and raised at Mill Ridge Farm, just about two miles from Keeneland.
Godolphin Racing's Cymric, by Kitten's Joy, will be the one to watch in the Breeders' Cup opener, the $1 million Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) Oct. 30 at Keeneland.
Conquest Stables' Conquest Daddyo turned in a solid work Oct. 21 at Keeneland, gearing up for a run in the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT).
DARRS Inc.'s Bye Bye Bernie may have given an indication of what was coming when he just missed, by a neck, in the Kentucky Downs Turf Dash Stakes Sept. 14 at odds of 55-1.
Big Chief Racing's Exaggerator, one of two 2-year-olds who could give trainer Keith Desormeaux his second consecutive win in the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), breezed five furlongs in 1:03 1/5 at Keeneland.
On the tab as well was Sticksstatelydude, who went a half in :47 4/5 for trainer Greg Burchell and will be pre-entered in the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).
The Bernstein filly, who will make her first run against the boys when she starts in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) Oct. 31, went a half in :50 flat alone under jockey Julien Leparoux.
Trainer Todd Pletcher sent out Curalina, Azar, and Thrilled for half-mile works at Keeneland Oct. 9.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Animal Spirits||Albert M. Stall, Jr.||
|Caspar Netscher (GB)||David Simcock||
|Coalport||Michael J. Maker||
|Daddy Long Legs||Aidan P. O'Brien||
|Daddy Nose Best||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Dullahan||Dale L. Romans||
|Fantastic Song||Fenneka T. Bentley||
|Farraaj (IRE)||Roger Varian||
|Finale||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Gung Ho||Michael J. Maker||
|Liquidity Trap||Jamie Ness||
|Lucky Chappy (IRE)||H. Graham Motion||
|Shkspeare Shaliyah||Doodnauth Shivmangal||
|State of Play||Richard C. Mettee||
|Two Months Rent||James J. Toner||
|Wrote (IRE)||Andrew Mitchell||
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