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Inside the November 14, 2015 Issue

Inside the November 14, 2015 Issue

Keeneland November sale topped by Take Charge Brandi and more inside the November 14, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse Magazine!

Progeny of Lemon Drop Kid

Progeny of Lemon Drop Kid

View more photos from our continuing magazine series training offspring of sires, featuring Lemon Drop Kid this week. Read more in the September 27, 2014 issue of The Blood-Horse.

A Look at Today's Broodmare Sires

A Look at Today's Broodmare Sires

by Anne Peters
Sires and sire lines are a big part of Thoroughbred breeding lore, but broodmare sires are often an overlooked part of the conversation.

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.

Numbers Don't Lie

By Dan Liebman -- Numbers. This business is about numbers. Big numbers... dramatic numbers...incredible numbers. The wildest number of 2004, and in fact perhaps the wildest number ever in the history of this game, is the number of stakes winners sired by Danehill. With only 19 stallions having sired 100 or more stakes winners in their entire careers, Danehill, by Danzig, was represented by 51 in 2004.

Derby Winner in First Crop Big for Sire

Obviously, siring a Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner is a positive for any stud horse. But for a first crop sire, it can be huge. After all, by the time a stallion's first crop are 3-year-olds, he is covering his fifth book of mares.

New Sires for 2001: Pegasus Parade

Every few years there's a new stallion prospect(s) that gets the world of horse racing excited. Think back to the 1970s; Triple Crown winners Secretariat, Seattle Slew, and Affirmed, along with Affirmed's rival Alydar, immediately come to mind. Then there is the 1980s with Spectacular Bid, Conquistador Cielo, and Devil's Bag, followed by Easy Goer in 1991 and Cigar in 1997. This time, it's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Fusaichi Pegasus.

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