Sequel NY Announces 2021 Stud Fees

Officials at Sequel Stallions New York have announced stud fees for its five-strong roster for the 2021 breeding season. As was reported last week, 'TDN Rising Star' Honest Mischief (Into Mischief) is new to the Sequel breeding barn and will begin his stud career for an advertised fee of $6,500. He will be backed by a Sequel-led syndicate and his breeder Juddmonte Farm will also support the stallion. Sequel's perennial leading New York sire Freud (Storm Cat), the full-brother to Giant's Causeway whose progeny have earned better than $65 million...

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Summer Harvest the Stuff of Dreams

What a business this is: how random, the turn of the dial. And yet, at the same time, how symmetrical; how suggestive of a destiny coherent enough for us all to keep trying to read it. A budget of $10,000, permitting the purchase of a mare for $7,000. Jim Weigel would have gone home already, but the two he had earmarked in the catalog had both soared past his reach. Then a reserve of $10,000 on her yearling daughter, only for the bidding to stall at $7,000. So he kept...

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Value Sires 2020, Part VIII: Regional Sires

After our exhaustive survey of Bluegrass stallions, good manners demand at least a browse through the alternatives available elsewhere in North America. But this must be a very different exercise, and a pretty unsatisfactory one too. The Kentucky market is entirely coherent, with hundreds of stallions clustered within a few miles of each other at fees to suit all budgets. Regional stallions, in contrast, serve regional mares. If you're in Ohio, you're not going to van a mare down to Too Much Bling (Rubiano). If you're in Texas, equally, you...

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The Creek is Rising: From Humble Beginnings to Stallion Makers

You've heard the name: Twin Creeks. But what you might not know is the racing stable and farm has been involved in some monumental deals in the past decade. Add in their current involvement in one of the hottest freshman sires on the planet and one of his Derby-bound sons, and you're likely to hear a whole lot more about Steve Davison and Randy Gullatt's Twin Creeks in the future. Originally established in 1992, Twin Creeks Farm was founded by the two old school friends from Louisiana. Davison and Gullatt...

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Track-Record Setting Destin Sires First Foal

Destin (Giant's Causeway--Dream of Summer, by Siberian Summer), who set a track record in winning the GII Tampa Bay Derby and went on to miss by a nose in the GI Belmont S., was represented by his first foal Jan. 11. A colt by the full-brother to Creative Cause and the first produce of Jurere (Take Charge Indy) was born at Saratoga Glen Farm. He was bred by Amber Cobb. Destin stands at Sequel Stallions New York for Gainesway Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Twin Creeks Farm and Sequel. Destin will...

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