Keyword: sires

  • Coolmore's War Decree will represent Claiborne Farm stallion War Front in the Breeders' Cup Classic

    Galileo, War Front Tie for Most BC Contenders

    This year's Breeders' Cup, being held at Del Mar for the first time Nov. 3-4, looks poised to be a vintage renewal, with heavyweight runners from across the globe slated to step into the starting gate to contest their division's championship race. 

  • Kisskiss Telltell First Winner for Telling

    Winner of the 2009 and 2010 editions of the Sword Dancer Invitational (gr. IT) got off the mark as a sire when Kisskiss Telltell won her debut Dec. 27 in the sixth race at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • 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!

  • First Winner Lands for Sire General Quarters

    Central Kentucky-based sire General Quarters picked up his first winner Thursday, Sept. 3 when Golden Legacy Stable's Beautiful Sin won a maiden claiming race by 3 1/2 lengths at Gulfstream Park.

  • Lemon Drop Kid conformation

    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.

  • Acatenango is the broodmare sire of Animal Kingdom.
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    A Look at Today's Broodmare Sires

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

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    Sires Who Showed Stamina Deliver in Belmont

    Just looking at recent history, eight of the previous dozen Belmont Stakes winners were by sires who won grade I races at 1 1/4 miles or longer, including three winners by previous Belmont Stakes winners.

  • Pleasant Colony winning the Kentucky Derby.

    Pedigree: Kentucky Derby Winners as Sires

    by Anne Peters<br />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.

  • 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.

  • Numbers Don't Lie

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> -- 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.

  • Distorted Humor&#39;s stud value soaring with success of first crop runners.

    Distorted Humor Share Sold For $450,000

    Since Funny Cide is a gelding, the obvious winner on the breeding side of things is his sire, Distorted Humor. At least one person has already cashed in. WinStar Farm, where Distorted Humor stands, bought a share from Joseph Federico for $450,000.

  • 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.

  • Door Opened for New Leading Sire of Breeders' Cup Winners

    The leading Breeders' Cup sire by earnings, Deputy Minister, does not have an entrant this year. That could open the door for another sire to take over that title, the likely candidates being Storm Cat, Seattle Slew, Mr. Prospector, and Sadler's Wells.

  • 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.