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  • Scat Daddy

    Daddy's More Than Home

    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.

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    Grade I Winner Strapping Groom to Panama

    Grade I winner Strapping Groom, who sustained a career-ending injury at Penn National Race Course in 2014, will begin his stallion career in Panama after selling at the Keeneland January horses of a sale.

  • Scat Daddy

    Pedigree Analysis: Scat Daddy

    Scat Daddy, a son of Johannesburg, and a great-grandson of Storm Cat, was represented by his seventh and eighth Northern Hemisphere 2-year-old stakes winners of 2015 in Surfside Tiara and Get Jets.

  • Ogygian winning one of several races at Belmont Park.
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    Grade I Winner and Sire Ogygian Dies at 32

    Multiple grade I winner and sire Ogygian, the oldest resident at Old Friends retirement farm near Georgetown, Ky., died March 14 because of complications from colic. The son of Damascus was 32.

  • Sageburg Will Stand in Ireland in 2015

    Garryrichard Stud announced Nov. 26 it has acquired the Prix d'Ispahan (Fr-I) winner Sageburg to stand his first season in Ireland in 2015. His stud fee has not been set yet.

  • Scat Daddy

    Daddy Does Best

    Scat Daddy is on quite a roll in Chile, having sired seven Chilean group winners (including two group I winners) since the beginning of 2014.

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    Strapping Groom Grinds Out Tom Fool Win

    Strapping Groom rallied in deep stretch to claim the $200,000 Tom Fool Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack, his first graded stakes score since a 15-1 upset in the Forego Stakes (gr. I) last summer.

  • River Seven overtakes Frac Daddy late to win the Commonwealth Turf Stakes.

    Surging River Seven Takes Commonwealth Turf

    After tracking the early leaders through the far turn, River Seven edged past Frac Daddy in deep stretch to win the $115,400 Commonwealth Turf Stakes (gr. IIIT) the night of Nov. 16 on the turf at Churchill Downs.

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    Strapping Groom Sloshes to Forego Surprise

    Pacesetter Strapping Groom, a $35,000 claim in May, captured the Forego Stakes (gr. I) in a 15-1 upset Aug. 31 at Saratoga Race Course, surging in the final strides to edge Jackson Bend on a sloppy track.

  • No Nay Never winning the Norfolk Stakes.
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    Pedigree Analysis: Scat Daddy's Triple Play

    To sire all three place-getters in a group I race is something akin to fantasy, but Scat Daddy joined elite company when Solaria led home Dalala and Lemon Pretty in the Premio Arturo Lyon Pena (Chi-I) June 28.

  • Lady of Shamrock

    Lady of Shamrock Brings Luck to Scat Daddy

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Lady of Shamrock's four stakes wins in 2012 have helped her sire Scat Daddy lead the second-crop sire list, just as he led the freshman sire list in 2011.

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    Radiohead Beats Homeboykris at Gulfstream

    Radiohead, in his first start since finishing seventh in last fall's Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), coasted to a 3 1/2-length win over Homeboykris in a $44,000 allowance race at Gulfstream Park Feb. 27.

  • Mick Kinane, who rode Cartier Award winner Sea The Stars, has followed that brilliant colt into retirement.

    Jockey Mick Kinane Retires

    Mick Kinane, whose profile has never been higher thanks to his stunningly successful partnership with Cartier Award winner Sea The Stars, has followed that brilliant colt into retirement.

  • Eaton&#39;s Gift and Jose Lezcano take the Smile Stakes at Calder.

    No 'Bull' Here; Eaton's Gift Earns Smile

    Eaton's Gift seized the lead inside the eighth pole and held off 1-2 favorite Benny the Bull by 1 1/2 lengths in the $350,000 Smile Sprint Handicap (gr. II) on Summit of Speed day at Calder Race Course July 11.

  • Jiosa Jazz, Johannesburg Colt Work Fast

    A Read the Footnotes--Herat's Goldengirl colt named Jiosa Jazz and a Johannesburg--Kitty Carson colt tied for the fastest quarter-mile work May 14 during the second and final session of the under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training. Both juveniles covered the distance in :21 4/5 over the track at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Md.

  • Omega Code Colt Fastest at OBS

    A son of Omega Code breezed an eighth of a mile in :9 4/5 April 15 during the first session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida. It was the fastest work for the distance.

  • Patrick Biancone at the Keeneland November Sale.

    Biancone Buys Baroness Thatcher

    Trainer Patrick Biancone went to $1.8 million to acquire grade III winner Baroness Thatcher during the late portion of day two of the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 4 at the Central Kentucky auction house.

  • Number of Foals Down About 5%

    Fewer foals this year probably means fewer racehorses for the future. The Jockey Club reported that 3,638 stallions covered 61,262 mares in North America during 2007.

  • Giant&#39;s Causeway

    Giant's Causeway to Shuttle to Argentina

    Giant's Causeway, who ranks third on this year's general sires list, will stand the 2008 Southern Hemisphere breeding season at La Mission stallion station near Buenos Aires.

  • Ten Meropa cruised home a 12-1 surprise winner in the Baldwin (gr.IIIT) March 2 at Santa Anita.&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%3D3741919%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Ten Meropa Gets Lucky in Baldwin

    First-time American starter Ten Meropa was left at the gate but recovered with an impressive closing kick to post a surprise in the $110,050 Baldwin Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds on the Santa Anita hillside turf course March 2.

  • TrueNicks for Keeneland's Day Two

    Alan Porter discusses the short yearlings and carried foals that have the top-rated TrueNicks ratings and are entered in the second day of the Keeneland January sale.

  • Kentucky Stallions Busier Than Last Year

    The Jockey Club found both an increase in breeding activity in Kentucky and a slight decline in the number of North American stallions covering at least 100 mares.

  • Woody Stephens winner Teuflesberg underwent successful surgery on October 11.&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%3D1393781%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Teuflesberg Surgery Successful; Prognosis Good

    Grade II winner Teuflesberg, who fractured both sesamoid bones in his left front leg in the Oct. 6 Phoenix Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland, underwent a successful surgery Oct. 11 at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington and is on the way to what co-owner Donnie Kelly hopes will be a full recovery.

  • Storm Cat

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER: Looking for Storm Cat's Successor

    Storm Cat, the leader of American commercial sires for most of the last decade, is still strong commercially and is slated to continue in stud service in 2008. But for the second consecutive year, Storm Cat finished second rather than first among leading sires by average at the Keeneland September select yearling sale, and this year, Storm Cat averaged less than half what he did in 2006 ($559,773 vs. $1,270,208). As a result, speculation as to who will assume the old king's mantle is off and running.

  • Saratoga Fall Mixed Sale Catalogs 374 Hips

    The New York Breeders' Sales Company has cataloged 374 mares and weanlings for its annual Fall Mixed Sale, which will be held Oct. 14 at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, NY.

  • Tale Of The Cat

    Coolmore Sires Return to U.S.

    Reeling already from having eight of their best stallions stranded in quarantine at New South Wales' government controlled Eastern Creek facility, Coolmore Australia has decided to send three of its star stallions home to Ashford Stud.

  • Son of Johannesburg Brings $1 Million at Keeneland Day 5

    A handsome son of Johannesburg brought $1 million as the top purchase during the Sept. 15 session of Keeneland's September yearling sale for a racing partnership that includes owners Jim Scatuorchio and Michael Tabor, as the session's gross, average, and median all posted modest gains.

  • La Traviata

    La Traviata, Essence of Speed

    If speed is the essence of a good racehorse, then there is little question that La Traviata is a good one. Undefeated in her three lifetime starts, the filly has demolished her hapless opponents by a combined 27 1/2 lengths and this after stumbling at the start of her last race, the Victory Ride Stakes (gr. III). One wonders what she might do with a completely clean trip. La Traviata comes by speed honestly with one major source courtesy of her sire, Johannesburg. Both Johannesburg's grandsire Storm Cat and his sire Hennessy have done quite well with mares returning Mr. Prospector.

  • Street Cry

    Second-Crop Sensations

    Apart from the talent displayed in recent graded stakes, Street Sense and La Traviata have something else in common as they are both from the first crop of what appears to be a very promising group of second-season sires. Leading the ranks by earnings are Street Sense and Johannesburg, but the top 10 in this sire class are producing runners rich in class.

  • La Traviata Hits High Note in Victory Ride Romp

    Trainer Patrick Biancone has been telling people that his undefeated 3-year-old filly La Traviata is something special. After the way she demolished a field of talented sophomores despite stumbling badly at the start of the $114,700 Victory Ride (gr. III) at steamy Saratoga Aug. 25, many will take notice.

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    Marcavelly Regains Touch in Hill Prince Win

    Zayat Stable's favored Marcavelly, who broke his maiden at first asking on Belmont Park's Widener Turf Course last summer, returned to the course Friday to win the $107,700 Hill Prince (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds at a mile by 1 1/4 lengths over second choice Distorted Reality.

  • Transylvania winner Marcavelly tries Belmont&#39;s Hill Prince Friday.&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%3D97757%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    NY Stakes Action Kicks off with Friday's Hill Prince Stakes

    Six 3-year-olds will battle one mile over the Widener Turf Course in Friday's 33rd running of the $100,000-added Hill Prince (gr. IIIT), a race in which Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott and Eclipse Award winner Todd Pletcher are likely to combine for a very chalky exacta box.