Mating Plans, presented by Spendthrift: Dixiana Farms

MSW Train to Artemus (Tapizar) will visit Into Mischief in 2024 | Dixiana Farm

The TDN's popular annual series 'Mating Plans, presented by Spendthrift,' continues today in a conversation with Robert Tillyer, farm manager of William and Donna Shively's Dixiana Farm.

AMERICA'S TALE (9, Gio Ponti – America's Friend, by Unusual Heat) to be bred to Taiba

She's in foal to Jackie's Warrior and she's a Grade II winner. We thought Taiba was good value. He's a very attractive son of Gun Runner that won three Grade I races.

DIAMOND WOW (5, Lookin At Lucky – Patriotic Diamond, by Hat Trick {Jpn}) to be bred to Forte

A new mare to the broodmare band and one of four going to champion 2-year-old Forte. She's a multiple stakes winner and is graded stakes placed.

GRAND AVE GIRL (6, Runhappy – One More, by Holy Bull) to be bred to Jackie's Warrior

This multiple stakes winner is carrying her first foal by Jack Christopher.

LADY BRIELLE (6, Tapit – Tabarin, by El Prado {Ire}) to be bred to Gunite

This daughter of Tapit is in foal to Cyberknife. She had a nice update in the family with her half-sister producing the GII Golden Rod winner Intricate (Gun Runner). We are breeding her on the same cross.

LAYLA (10, Union Rags – I'm a Flake, by Mineshaft) to be bred to Constitution

Layla had a mention last year [See those 2023 mating plans here]. She's the full-sister to GISW Express Train. Her first foal, Gran Orca (Liam's Map), has now had two impressive wins in Japan. He was the highest-priced Liam's Map in 2022, selling for $625,000. She is due to have a Flightline foal at the end of February.

Sold It's filly by Quality Road | Dixiana Farm

SACRED LUNA (12, Maliby Moon – Sacred Feather, by Carson City) to be bred to Uncle Mo

This half-sister to MGSW Taareef (Kitten's Joy) produced an Oscar Performance colt that sold last September Keeneland for $310,000.

SOLD IT (8, The Factor – -Charade, by Maliby Moon) to be bred to Cody's Wish

The farm has a very nice Quality Road yearling filly out of this stakes-winning mare. She's in foal to Not This Time.

TRAIN TO ARTEMUS (6, Tapizar- Pay Day Kitten, by Kitten's Joy) to be bred to Into Mischief

Another new mare for the farm, purchased in November. She is a multiple stakes winner and is graded stakes placed.  She is a beautiful mare that will really compliment the Dixiana broodmare band.

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