Keyword: Danzig

  • Danzig sired 19% stakes winners from foals.

    Maternal Influences Make a Difference

    A team of researchers in China and Australia generated statistics that suggest a mother's influence may actually be more important than a father's influence when it comes to racing ability.

  • Exchange Rate's Excellent Week

    Three Chimneys stallion Exchange Rate gets a pair of graded stakes winners at Keeneland April 11-12 and has a pair of 2-year-olds sell for $350,000 and $190,000 at the Tattersalls breeze-up sale in England.

  • Acceptance

    Acceptance's Roots Go Deep

    It's a little early to proclaim a Cinderella story in the making, but Old English Rancho does appear to have a nice colt in its homebred Acceptance.

  • Northern Dancer

    Kentucky Sire Lines for 2015

    There are 175 stallions, give or take, standing in Kentucky at a fee of $5,000 or more. The dominant sire lines are very evenly represented, with 53 from the Northern Dancer line and 52 from the Mr. Prospector line.

  • U S Ranger Relocates to Rancho San Miguel

    U S Ranger, the 10-year-old Danzig sire and former champion sprinter in Europe, has been sold and relocated to Rancho San Miguel Farm near San Miguel, CA to stand for the 2015 breeding season.

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    A Pedigree Both Wicked and Strong

    Wicked Strong can claim a pedigree with speed, class, and stamina on both sides, making his future prospects intriguing.

  • California Sire Benchmark Pensioned

    Prominent California stallion Benchmark, sire of champion Points Offthebench and several other grade I winners, has been pensioned from stud duty due to fertility issues, Ballena Vista Farm announced April 21.

  • Dayjur in the 1990 Breeders' Cup Sprint.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/Classics/Classic-Photos/22651042_hrMBZZ#!i=2790452740&k=TX5mHnj">Order This Photo</a>

    European Champion and Sire Dayjur Dead

    European champion and sire Dayjur was euthanized Sept. 25 at Shadwell Farm in Lexington due to the infirmities of old age, according to an announcement from the farm. He was 26 and had been pensioned since 2010.

  • Moonlight Cloud

    Moonlight Cloud, Invincible in 2013

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Moonlight Cloud has a Win and You're In ticket to the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), and on her form this year, she would be a more than worthy challenger for Wise Dan.

  • Danzig

    Pedigree Analysis - The King of Royal Ascot

    by John P. Sparkman<br />Danzig proved himself a sire of sires, and his greatest influence has been abroad instead of in the country of his birth, and that influence has rarely been more evident than at Royal Ascot in 2013.

  • Arch at Claiborne Farm.

    Progeny of Arch

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

  • Queen&#39;s Plate winner Strait of Dover

    Strait of Dover Navigates Canada's Classics

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Now the winner of four consecutive races, Strait of Dover not only went gate to wire to defeat Irish Mission but set a new Woodbine track record of 2:01.99 for the Polytrack surface.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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    Midnight Interlude is Late-Hour Derby Hopeful

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Another Danzig-line runner enters the 2011 Kentucky Derby picture as the previously unheralded Midnight Interlude annexes the Santa Anita Derby and looks toward Churchill Downs.

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    The Danzig Line Soldiers On Through Soldat

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Soldat's bloodlines initially appear to indicate he could have problems with the Kentucky Derby's distance -- but he has close pedigree connections to good classic runners.

  • Polish Relocated to Louisiana

    Polish, a 10-year-old winning son of Danzig has been relocated to John Pomier's Pomerosa Farms near Duson, La. and will stand for a fee of $1,000 in 2010.

  • Ishiguru Euthanized in England

    Ishiguru, an 11-year-old son of Danzig who was shuttling between England and New Zealand, was euthanized Sept. 18 following complications from a knee injury suffered earlier this year.

  • Grade III winner Strait of Mewsina is one of several stakes winners inbred to Danzig.

    Danzig Inbreeding Yields Successes

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Grade III winner Strait of Mewsina is one of several stakes winners inbred to Danzig. The son of Spartacus gets one influence of Danzig through his grandsire Danehill, and the other the influence through Chief's Crown, his broodmare grandsire. While male line/male line inbreeding generally has a lower-than-opportunity success rate, the inbreeding of Danzig has produced 20 stakes winners.

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    Magna Graduate to Stand At Darby Dan

    Magna Graduate, Elisabeth Alexander's multiple graded stakes-winning son of Honor Grades, will stand at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington upon the completion of his racing career, it was announced Oct. 10.

  • Summer Stakes winner Prussian faces 7 in the Hill Prince Stakes.

    Prussian Looks to Return to Winning Ways

    Less than two weeks after being caught at the wire in the Lamplighter Stakes, Bill Mott will send Prussian back to the starting gate in the $100,000 Hill Prince Stakes (gr. IIIT) June 6 at Belmont Park.

  • Jay Peg

    Similar Inbreeding, Jay Peg & Big Brown

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P> Danzig within the third generation and inbreeding to an influential dam is a pedigree pattern shared by Triple Crown hopeful Big Brown and international group I winner Jay Peg, a son of Camden Park. Jay Peg has won eight of 13 starts as a freshman and sophomore, including group I victories in his native Singapore, South Africa, and in Dubai.

  • Danzig

    Danzig Line Rebounding

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Big Brown's victory in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Hard Spun's second in the Derby last year are the latest indicators that the Danzig line is asserting some authority in America's premier dirt races. Want more proof? How about last year's older male champion Lawyer Ron (a son of Danzig's son Langfuhr)and the emerging sire Exchange Rate, who got two grade I winners in his first crop.