Keyword: Mr. Prospector

  • Smart Strike

    Solid Strike

    Smart Strike’s biomechanical profile reveals he was a natural two-turn individual with as much power as stride, the kind of horse that can get out there and stalk and then keep going until the rest are left behind.

  • Midnight Storm wins the 2017 San Pasqual Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park

    The Week in Photos for 1/3/2017

    American Oaks, San Pasqual, Robert J. Frankel, Mr. Prospector, Jerome, Tokyo Daishoten, Chinese Club Challenge Cup, Louisiana Futurity, Pago Hop, Pan Zareta Overnight, Woodchooper, Tropical Park Derby, Via Borghese and more.

  • Quiet American

    Quiet End to an Era

    Passing almost unnoticed in early October was the death of Quiet American, one of the most intriguingly successful, yet somewhat overlooked, members of a tribe whose physical attributes have revolutionized racing and breeding in North America. 

  • Galileo

    When Tapit Met Galileo

    Taking a journey into prognostication, we've hypothesized what might happen were mares by Galileo to meet up in the breeding shed with Tapit or his sons.

  • Hussonet

    Top Sire Hussonet Dies at Age 25

    Hussonet, sire of 30 grade I or group I winners and 20 champions, died from a stroke the morning of March 21 at Cornerstone Stud in Angaston, South Australia.

  • Kingmambo

    Influential Sire Kingmambo Euthanized

    Breed-shaping sire Kingmambo has been euthanized at 26 due to the infirmities of old age, Lane's End Farm announced Jan. 20. The influential stallion stood his entire career at the Kentucky operation.

  • Smart Strike

    Smart Strike Stallion Sons

    30 years after Tasso became the first grade I winner sired by a son of Mr. Prospector, another son of Mr. Prospector, Smart Strike, is emerging as a sire of sires.

  • Perry Martin

    Perry Martin: Observations of a Breeder Pt. 3

    Before concentrating on what sire I selected for Love the Chase, it's probably best to take a step back and look at the process I used to find him. Again, you have to look at the mare's bloodline first.

  • Firing Line

    Pedigree Analysis: Firing Line

    Line of David is off to a promising start to his stud career -- he is near the top of the 2015 second-crop sire list. So far he has been represented by two stakes winners: Firing Line and Cross the Line.

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    Pedigree Analysis: Upstart

    Although Upstart has a better pedigree for getting a distance than many of his contemporaries, there is reason to think he might be better suited to intermediate distances.

  • Shadwell's South African Sire Muhtafal Dies

    Shadwell Stud's former Central Kentucky sire Muhtafal, a half brother to 1987 Canadian Horse of the Year and prominent sire Afleet, died recently at Spring Valley Stud in South Africa. He was 23.

  • Gone West

    The Legacy of Gone West

    The Mr. Prospector sire line has been an American institution since his first runners hit the races in 1978. Those descending from his son Gone West have remained relatively true to Mr. Prospector's gift of brilliant speed.

  • 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.

  • Mr. Prospector

    Pedigree Analysis: Inbreeding Trends

    Inbreeding is used to concentrate the genes of a top ancestor in hopes that more of its superior genes will be expressed, to 'fix the type.'

  • 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.

  • California Chrome

    A Pedigree Story Made for Hollywood

    The son of an $8,000 mare and a stallion that stood for $2,500 in the year of his conception, the flashy chestnut became the first California-bred since Decidedly in 1962 to win the Run for the Roses.

  • Mr. Prospector

    Vein of Gold

    Among this year's classic prospects, the list with Mr. Prospector inbreeding includes California Chrome, Noble Moon, In Trouble, Rise Up, Vinceremos, and Ring Weekend.

  • Gala Award<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3100428872&k=6BT5nFj">Order This Photo</a>

    Gala Award: Not Your Typical Turf Pedigree

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES<br/>Gala Award does not have a pedigree that one would normally associate with a turf specialist, and his connections are now considering races such as the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes.

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    Reload Fires Off Canadian Turf Win

    Reload charged up the rail and snatched victory from pacesetter Mr. Online in the $150,000 Canadian Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) Feb. 22 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Speaking of Which comes home strong to win the Tropical Turf Handicap.

    Speaking of Which Makes Grade at Calder

    With last year's winner and stablemate Philly Ace scratched, Speaking of Which made the most of an opportunity to shine for trainer Christophe Clement in the Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. III) Dec. 7 at Calder Race Course.

  • Al Kazeem

    Al Kazeem Fit for a Queen

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />As the first new sire to come to Sandringham since Motivator, Al Khazeem offers the Royal Studs both a sire line that is an outcross and a female family of transatlantic interest.

  • Starship Truffles

    Ghostzapper's Starship Rising in 2013

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />It's not surprising that Ghostzapper's offspring would do best when given time, and it's more than likely that this was the reason for his perceived initial 'failure to launch.'

  • Miner's Mark, 23, Euthanized

    Miner's Mark, a grade I winner and the first foal out of the legendary Personal Ensign, was euthanized April 30 at Blue Ridge Farm in Virginia. The son of Mr. Prospector was 23.

  • Danehill

    Pedigree Analysis: American Roots

    by John P. Sparkman<br /> No contemporary stallion has exerted as overpowering an influence as a sire of sires as the late, great Danehill.

  • Leslie Combs

    Stories from Cot Campbell: Leslie Combs

    Cot Campbell tells the tale of Leslie Combs and Los Angeles socialite Dolly Green during a high-flying evening at the 1980 Keeneland July yearling sale.

  • The King (mambo) Still Rules

    Pensioned in 2010, Kingmambo (Mr. Prospector -- Miesque, by Nureyev) ruled the Sept. 2 international racing scene, providing two stakes winners on the day, including his 93rd lifetime added-money winner.