Progeny of Arch

View this feature in the March 23, 2013 issue of The Blood-Horse.

Training Offspring of Sires - Arch
Read the full feature in the March 23, 2013 issue of The Blood-Horse.

After completing a career in which his five wins from seven starts included the Super Derby (gr. I), Arch was retired to Claiborne near Paris, Ky. Arch entered stud for a $20,000 fee that had dropped to $5,000 by 2004 before his progeny’s success on the track resulted in his fee increasing to $40,000 for 2013. Arch’s best horses to date from more than 40 stakes winners have been champion older horse Blame and Canadian Horse of the Year Arravale.
 

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Blame, with Garrett Gomez, wins the Breeders' Cup Classic at Churchill Downs on Nov. 6, 2010. Blame was trained by Al Stall Jr.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Blame with Garrett Gomez up wins the 2010 Stephen Foster Handicap.

Al Stall Jr. --
He [Blame] was a great-looking horse with a tremendous mind. He was easy to deal with on a daily basis and was as honest as the day is long in everything he did—galloping, breezing, and obviously, running...[Read more in the March 23, 2013 issue of The Blood-Horse.]

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

All Star Heart and jockey Brice Blanc win the Grade II, $150,000 Las Palmas Stakes. All Star Heart was trained by Ron McAnally.

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All Star Heart in the Las Plamas Stakes.

Ron McAnally --
I really loved that filly. She did nothing but win. She had a good turn of foot. Once we found her out, she was really good...[Read more in the March 23, 2013 issue of The Blood-Horse.]

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Pine Island wins the Alabama Stakes and is trained by Shug McGaughey.

Shug McGaughey --
Because Arch is from the Roberto line, they (Arch foals) can be a little aggressive, but aggressive in the right way. Pine Island was straightforward and a natural stayer. She was really a nice filly to be around...[Read more in the March 23, 2013 issue of The Blood-Horse.]

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Hymn Book survives in thrilling 2012 Donn Handicap at Gulfstream Park. Hymn Book is trained by Shug McGaughey.

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Hymn Book in the Frank 'Pancho' Martin Stakes.

Shug McGaughey --
Hymn Book was small in stature compared to Pine Island. He’s just the kind of horse when you take him over there (to race) he’s just going to give it to you...[Read more in the March 23, 2013 issue of The Blood-Horse.]

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Newsdad running in the Fayette Stakes at Keeneland. Newsdad is trained by Bill Mott.

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Newsdad in the Fayette Stakes.

Bill Mott --
I would have to say they (Arch foals) are good, solid racehorses. I have had no issues with them. Newsdad’s greatest attribute is his stamina. He was a late-developing horse. He is probably one of the tallest horses I have ever trained...[Read more in the March 23, 2013 issue of The Blood-Horse.]

Photo: Kevin Thompson

Bauble Queen wins the Robert J. Frankel Stakes at Santa Anita. Bauble Queen was trained by Eric Kruljac.

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Bauble Queen in the Robert J. Frankel Stakes.

Eric Kruljac --
She [Bauble Queen] was a late-developing filly and had some problems that kept her from having an extended career, but she was extremely classy. There was a lot more ability there than she was able to show...[Read more in the March 23, 2013 issue of The Blood-Horse.]

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Arravale and Jose Valdivia, Jr. win the Del Mar Oaks in 2006. Arravale was trained by Mac Benson.

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Arravale in the Del Mar Oaks.

Mac Benson --
She [Arravale] was a well-made filly with a great disposition. We were able to ship her everywhere. We shipped her from Canada to California twice to run, and she won the Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT) out there. She was a pleasure to train...[Read more in the March 23, 2013 issue of The Blood-Horse.]

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Prince Arch, with Brice Blank up, wins the Gulfstream Park Breeders Cup Handicap. Prince Arch was trained by Ken McPeek.

Photo: Equi-photo / Bill Denver

Prince Arch in the Gulfstream Park Breeders Cup Handicap.

Ken McPeek --
I bought Prince Arch as a yearling and only paid $37,000 for him because the horse (Arch) was a little flat at the time. Prince Arch was a big, handsome colt. He was growthy and needed some time to come around...[Read more in the March 23, 2013 issue of The Blood-Horse.]

Photo: Equi-photo / Matt Dean

Les Arcs, ridden by John Egan, wins the Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot. Les Arcs was trained by T.J. Pitt in 2006.

Photo: Trevor Jones

Les Arcs wins the Golden Jubilee Stakes.

T.J. Pitt --
He [Les Arcs] was sound and would gallop through a brick wall for you. That was probably his biggest downfall though as he suffered a tendon strain that curtailed his career. At the time I trained him, my daughter was only 18 months old and she would walk into his stall to give him polos (English mint-flavored candy) and carrots...[Read more in the March 23, 2013 issue of The Blood-Horse.]

Photo: Trevor Jones

ArchArchArch and Jon Court win the Southwest Stakes in 2011. William 'Jinx' Fires trained Archarcharch.

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ArchArchArch in the Southwest Stakes.

William 'Jinx' Fires --
He [ArchArchArch] had a good disposition and was a lot of fun to train because he ran hard. He was a great horse. He always gave you all he had...[Read more in the March 23, 2013 issue of The Blood-Horse.]

Photo: Coady Photography

ArchArchArch winning the Arkansas Derby.
Listen to Bernie Sams, bloodstock manager at Claiborne Farm, discusse the farm's stallion Arch here.

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