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Pedigree: Kentucky Derby Winners as Sires

Pedigree: Kentucky Derby Winners as Sires

by Anne Peters
Winning the Derby immediately marks a colt as a potential stallion prospect. Breeding success does not always follow, however, and the commercial market has been hard on Derby winners in recent years.

Pedigree: Bringing the Battle to Kentucky

Pedigree: Bringing the Battle to Kentucky

Aidan O'Brien noted that Lines of Battle was sent to Dubai with the specific purpose of picking up Kentucky Derby-qualifying points offered in the race, and he earned 100 points, assuring him a spot in the starting gate.

Pedigree Analysis: Dreaming of A.P. Indy

Pedigree Analysis: Dreaming of A.P. Indy

by John P. Sparkman
In just about every way possible, A.P. Indy has been the ideal Thoroughbred of the international era of American racing and breeding.

Pedigree Analysis: American Roots

Pedigree Analysis: American Roots

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

Pedigree: Another Gold Medallion for Whiteley

Pedigree: Another Gold Medallion for Whiteley

by John P. Sparkman
Whiteley's arrangement with Richard and Audrey Haisfield's Stonewall Farm to support their young stallion Medaglia d'Oro resulted indirectly in the recent Palm Beach S. (gr. IIIT) winner Rydilluc.

The Secret to Tapit's Success

The Secret to Tapit's Success

by Anne Peters
During the first weekend in February, he was represented by three graded stakes winners: Flashback, Honorable Dillon, and Tapicat.

Pedigree Analysis - A Bicoastal Double

Pedigree Analysis - A Bicoastal Double

by John P. Sparkman
Feb. 16 the 18-year-old Afleet mare Afleet Summer accomplished something none of those four could. On opposite coasts, her 5-year-old son Swift Warrior and her 3-year-old colt Dice Flavor each won.

Scion of the French Revolution

Scion of the French Revolution

by John P. Sparkman
Revolutionary is from the first of only two North American crops of War Pass, the champion 2-year-old male of 2007, who died in 2010 the day after returning from serving his second shuttle season.

Pedigree Analysis - Worldwide Wells

Pedigree Analysis - Worldwide Wells

by John P. Sparkman,
When Galileo retired to stud at Coolmore in 2002, his sire Sadler's Wells was widely viewed as a disappointing sire of sires in Europe.

Heading in the Right 'Direction'

Heading in the Right 'Direction'

by Ann Peters
The gritty grey filly Mizdirection won last November's Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT), and she put in another remarkably game performance to win 'in her comeback Jan. 6 in the Monrovia H. (gr. IIT).

Spring At Last's First Crop

Spring At Last's First Crop

by Ann Peters
One of the surprise stallion developments of 2012 is Spring At Last, who finished second behind Henrythenavigator on the year-end first-crop sire rankings.

Centre Court Takes Center Stage

Centre Court Takes Center Stage

MAHUBAH'S CORNER
Racing as a homebred for the G. Watts Humphrey Jr. & Louise Ireland Humphrey Revocable Trust, Centre Court dominated a solid field of distaff turfers to notch her third graded stakes win of the year.

Freshman Sires Score

Freshman Sires Score

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Nov. 11 saw new stakes winners from a trio of freshman sires, two of whom were represented by their first black-type winners.

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