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  • Emerald Beech

    Patience a Virtue for Emerald Beech

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Hitting her stride at 5, Maria's Mon's Saratoga graded stakes winner Emerald Beech is a throwback to the stamina-oriented, late-developing runners of America's turf history.

  • 2009 European Horse of the Year Sea The Stars, grandson of Green Desert.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8538172%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Green Desert Line Sure to Continue

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Green Desert not only helped to establish the reputation of Danzig as a sire of sires but has founded a flourishing line of his own stallion sons in Europe.

  • Fort Loudon, son of Awesome of Course, won the Dr. Fager Divsion of the Florida Stallion Stakes on Aug 6.

    Awesome of Course Back in the Headlines

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Awesome of Course, sire of 2010 Juvenile Filly Champion Awesome Feather, is back in the headlines with winners in both the colt and filly divisions of the Florida Stallion Stakes series' first division.

  • Overdriven&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9609853%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Overdriven No Longer Overlooked

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Overdriven follows Uncle Mo as a standout 2-year-old for owner Mike Repole. The Tale of the Cat colt's pedigree offers many clues to how he'll develop as a runner.

  • First Dude in the Hollywood Gold Cup.

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    First Dude Finally Scores First Grade I

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br /> First Dude's grade I win in the Hollywood Gold Cup brings honor to a less-heralded branch of the same female family as A.P. Indy -- his own grandsire. By Avalyn Hunter

  • Queen&#39;s Plate winner Inglorious

    Inglorious Basks in Classic Glow

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Inglorious' pedigree is rich with solid female strains, surely a good omen for her own career as a broodmare. But that is for the future -- her present is as the undisputed queen of Candian racing.

  • Ruler On Ice wins the 2011 Belmont Stakes.

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    Mr. Prospector's Dominance in the Belmont

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />In no race is the blend of speed with stamina more important than in the Belmont. Mr. Prospector contributed the right stuff to produce descendants capable of dominating the 'Test of the Champion'.

  • Flashpoint

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    Flashpoint: An Intriguing New Face

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Peachtree Stable's Flashpoint may be the most intriguing of the new faces entering the 2011 Preakness Stakes. Descending from the family of Raise a Native, he has plenty of speed to set the pace.

  • Joyful Victory

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    Joyful Victory Living Up to Her Name

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />If she is as good as she looked when taking apart her opposition at Oaklawn Park this spring, Joyful Victory has a good shot of living up to her name in the Run for the Lilies.

  • Brilliant Speed in the 2011 Blue Grass Stakes.
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    Brilliant Speed, Solid Stamina

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter<br /> With a closing kick that makes him aptly named and a pedigree infused with stoutness, Brilliant Speed should have no trouble with the Kentucky Derby's 10 furlongs.

  • Dialed In&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9478180%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Dialed In's Next Call: Kentucky Derby

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Same connections, same track, same race, same finish -- just a different horse. Can Florida Derby winner Dialed In improve on Ice Box's 2nd-place finish in the Kentucky Derby?

  • Stay Thirsty&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9432789%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Stay Thirsty Stays Focused on Classics

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter<br />Descending from a full sister to Man o'War, this colt has the pedigree to be in contention for the 2011 Triple Crown -- but he has plenty of competition, even from within his own barn.

  • Mucho Macho Man&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9412817%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Mucho Macho Man, Mucho Magnifico

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter<br />Representing a regional sire line and an undistinguished female family, Mucho Macho Man is poised to make waves in the 2011 American classics.

  • Mack Miller

    Mack Miller, Breeder

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter<br />Whether Miller's long-term legacy as a breeder will approach his enduring reputation as a trainer is a question for the future.

  • To Honor and Serve&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9301724%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    To Honor and Serve Extends Family Legacy

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter<br />Bernardini's juvenile standout To Honor and Serve, who's on early watch lists for Triple Crown 2011, descends from Darby Dan's foundation mare Golden Trail.

  • Nashua winner To Honor and Serve is the latest graded stakes winner for Bernardini.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9267506%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Bernardini Impresses as First-Crop Sire

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter<br />With an excellent race record, a fine pedigree, and superb conformation, Bernardini looked as close to a sure thing as exists in the ranks of prospective stallions.

  • Murjan at Churchill Downs&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9263223%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Murjan is the Canonero II of 2010

    Thirty-nine years ago Kentucky-bred but South American-based mystery horse Canonero II did very well beneath the Twin Spires. Will Peruvian classic winner Murjan follow in his hoof prints?

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    Jaycito has the Staying Power for Ky Derby

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter<br />His pedigree makes it clear that he'll handle classic distances. Will Jaycito be the first Kentucky Derby winner for octogenarian breeder Catesby Clay, dean of historic Runnymede Farm?

  • Southern Belle Rivals Zenyatta in Chile

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter<br />Belle Watling became the 1st runner ever to sweep the 'Chilean Quadruple Crown.' Her success is an example of breeding Northern sires with South American families to produce top horses.

  • Boys At Tosconova is the first grade I winner for Officer.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9174037%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Boys At Tosconova Reports for Officer

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter<br />From a field of 4 maiden winners in the grade I Hopeful Stakes, Boys At Tosconova left little doubt which was the best runner with a dominating performance.

  • West Virginia Derby winner Concord Point

    Concord Point Rides the Waves

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter<br />West Virginia Derby winner Concord Point is the first graded winner with siblings Relaunch and Moon Glitter in his pedigree--a pattern to watch for in future pedigrees.

  • Prince of Wales winner Golden Moka

    Hunch is Rewarded in Golden Moka Comeback

    Canadian classic winner Golden Moka's story involves a crippled jockey who sees something in a cheap Panamanian 2yo; a stallion that has struggled to meet expectations; and a female family with a long and proud tradition.

  • Jessica Is Back

    Jessica Is Back, Brings the Family With Her

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter<br />Although she descends from an important early American female family, Jessica Is Back is the sole grade I-winning representative of her dam line's branch in a half-century.

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    Cape Blanco Adds to Irish Derby Dynasty

    Coolmore, Sadler's Wells, and trainer Aidan O'Brien have a longstanding presence in the Irish Derby winner's circle. This year, the trio made it a trifecta, headed by the Galileo colt Cape Blanco.

  • Met Mile winner Quality Road&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9047698%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Met Mile is Road to Breeding Shed Success

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter<br />Traditionally considered a sire-making race, a win in the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) is a coveted addition to the resume of future sires like 2010 winner Quality Road.

  • Exhi&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8896198%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Exhi Emerges as Sophomore Standout

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter<br />Descending from one of Canada's leading female families, Exhi hit his stride just a bit too late for likely KY Derby eligibility, but he's a good bet for other big races in 2010.

  • Ice Box won the Florida Derby at 20-1 odds.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8849972%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Ice Box Turns Up Heat on Derby Trail

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <br />By one of the hottest sires in American and out of a stamina-oriented mare, Ice Box has bloodlines that indicate he's a smart pedigree pick for the Triple Crown races.

  • Awesome Act won the Gotham in his dirt debut.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8825557%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Awesome Act Sets Up Family Showdown

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <br />From a separate branch of the Almahmoud family than fellow Triple Crown hopeful Eskendereya comes Awesome Act, who powered into consideration with an easy Gotham Stakes win.

  • Fountain of Youth winner Eskendereya

    Will Eskendereya Mature Beyond Youth?

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <br />Restoring new hope to a branch of the Almahmoud family of Northern Dancer, Eskendereya established himself as a legitimate Triple Crown contender with his Fountain of Youth win.

  • Peppi Knows&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8781599%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Peppi Knows Two-Turn Racing

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <br />Stephen Got Even's rising star Peppi Knows scores his first 2-turn stakes victory in the Whirlaway Stakes. Is it a sign of Triple Crown potential?

  • Neko Bay flies home late under Mike Smith to win the San Pasqual. 
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    Neko Bay Tallies Stallion Credentials

    Many breeders anticipate that Giant's Causeway will become a powerful sire of sires. Paired with the sire-producing Missy Baba family genes, recent graded winner Neko Bay is likely to attract interest as a sire prospect.

  • Good Ba Ba winning the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile for the 3rd time.

    Great Runner, Grand Bloodlines, Good Ba Ba

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <p>Three times is impressive in any race; Good Ba Ba's three-peat in the group I Hong Kong Mile was an even greater feat because it came against some of the world's best racehorses.

  • The Usual Q.T.

    The Usual Q. T. Hot in California

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <p>Winner of both the Oak Tree Derby (gr. IIT) and Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) in November, this Unusual Heat gelding typifies the best of California breeding.

  • Medaglia d'Oro has a Passion for Gold

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P>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.

  • Blame has a pedigree many generations in the making.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8591984%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Claiborne Happy to Accept Blame

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P>With Claiborne bloodlines on the top and bottom, Fayette Stakes (gr. II) winner Blame has a pedigree many generations in the making.

  • Jackson Bend

    Jackson Bend Takes Florida

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P>Inspiring hope for small breeders is juvenile standout Jackson Bend, whose durability and precocity combined are traits this Florida homebred inherited from both sides of his pedigree.