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Value Sires Part II: First Foals

We continue our Value Sires Series with a look at stallions with their first foals arriving in 2022, and what looks a very intriguing bunch. Not only do we have Pinatubo (Ire) (Shamardal), the outstanding 2-year-old who was rated higher than Frankel as a juvenile, but also Ghaiyyath (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), Dubawi's best son yet to retire to stud; the Classic-winning Sottsass (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}), who trained on to add the G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at four; and the three-time Group 1 and Classic winner Persian King (Ire),...

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First Foals Out of Grade I Winners on Offer at KEESEP

One of the highlights of Book 1 of the Keeneland September Sale each year is the opportunity to view and purchase the first foals out of some of the top racemares in recent years. This year is no exception with six such offerings available in Book 1. Below we feature six yearlings who are the first foals out of Grade I-winning mares, such as two-time champion Unique Bella (Tapit).   IT TIZ WELL - War Front colt (Hip 15) It Tiz Well won five of her 10 starts and was...

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First Foal a Filly for Force the Pass

The first foal by Grade I-winning millionaire Force the Pass (Speightstown--Social Queen, by Dynaformer) arrived Feb. 4 at Murmur Farm in Maryland. The filly is out of Magical Point, a daughter of Point Given out of a stakes winning and producing full-sister to Grade I winner and sire Include (Broad Brush). Magical Point, the dam of three winners, and her filly are both owned by Wasabi Ventures Stables, who also stood Force the Pass at Anchor & Hope Farm in Maryland during the 2020 breeding season. Racing as a homebred...

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First Foal A Colt for Omaha Beach

Spendthrift Farm's three-time Grade I winner Omaha Beach (War Front--Charming, by Seeking the Gold) sired his first reported foal Jan. 27 when a colt was born at Burleson Farms in Midway, KY. "We are thrilled with our first Omaha Beach foal and excited to have three more coming here on the farm," said Lyn Burleson. "This colt has all the right angles and a great frame to go with it. Very athletic." Bred by Nice Guys Stable, the gray colt is the first foal out of the young Scat Daddy...

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Take Charge Indy Represented by First Foals Since Returning to WinStar

The first two foals by Take Charge Indy have been born since he returned home to stand the 2020 breeding season at WinStar Farm. The first foal born was a colt out of the multiple stakes-placed mare Northern Smile foaled in Kentucky on Jan. 4 and bred by Jim Ballinger. The second foal was born at WinStar on Jan. 17. Bred by Bob Baron, the colt is produced from the Tiznow mare Tiz Cecile. Take Charge Indy bred 144 mares in 2020 in his first year back at WinStar and...

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Preservationist Sires First Foal

Grade I-winning millionaire Preservationist (Arch--Flying Dixie, by Dixieland Band) was represented by his first reported foal with the arrival of a filly produced by the Giant's Causeway mare Win Crafty Jan. 8 in Ocala, FL. A daughter of graded stakes winner Win Crafty Lady, Win Crafty is a half-sister to Grade I winner Harmony Lodge (Hennessy), GII Arkansas Derby Graeme Hall (Dehere) and to stakes-winning and graded stakes-producing mare Win's Fair Lady (Dehere). Win Crafty is also a full-sister to Win McCool, herself a graded stakes producer and granddam of...

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KY Value Sires for 2021: First Foals: Part II

Thursday, Chris McGrath covered the first half of the Kentucky stallions with first weanlings. Click here to read about Omaha Beach, Vino Rosso, Mitole, Audible, Catholic Boy and Yoshida. Part II appears below. Unusually enough, this intake includes a third Grade I winner on both dirt and grass in WORLD OF TROUBLE (Kantharos--Meets Expectations by Valid Expectations), held at $15,000 by Hill 'n' Dale. This was an unusually efficient machine for the chaotic environment of the sprint division. His only defeat in his final eight starts measured by the neck...

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KY Value Sires For 2021: First Foals Due: Part I

What an interesting crossroads we reach with the next group of young stallions in our survey. On the one hand, you have this new dynamic in the marketplace, with Spendthrift increasingly welcoming blue-chip prospects to build on its blue-collar successes. Yes, these may be looking to build more conventional, fee-based careers, as opposed to relying on the type of innovative promotions that helped Into Mischief evolve from a source of cheap commercial speed into the champion sire of a Kentucky Derby winner (who has himself now joined the roster, of...

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Sioux Nation Sires Colt

G1SW Sioux Nation (Scat Daddy) welcomed a colt out of Thiel (GB) (Teofilo {Ire}) on Jan. 26. Bred and owned by B & B Equine Ltd., the dark bay was foaled at Northmore Stud in Newmarket. His second dam is SW and G1 English 1000 Guineas third Vista Bella (GB) (Diktat {GB}). "He's an absolute smashing colt and resembles his sire a lot," said Northmore's Sue Elsdon. "If Sioux Nation continues to get foals like him, he'll be very good sire." A winner of the G1 Phoenix S. and G2...

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First Foals for Awesome Slew

Ocala Stud stallion Awesome Slew (Awesome Again--Slewfoundmoney, by Seeking the Gold), a multiple graded stakes winner, sired his first reported foals Jan. 18 when a bay colt was born in Ocala and a bay filly was foaled in Ohio. Bill Law bred the colt out of the multiple stakes-winning Yesbyjimminy mare Flay Mignon. Craig and Cindy Powell bred the filly who is produced from the Super Saver mare Winnercoasttocoast. A Live Oak Stud homebred, Awesome Slew won stakes ranging in distance from seven furlongs to 1 1/16 miles and won...

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Expert Eye Greets First Foals

Juddmonte stallion and GISW Expert Eye (GB) (Acclamation {GB}) welcomed his first four reported foals in late January, the stud announced on Tuesday. Leading the quartet, is a bay filly out of Domitilla (GB) (Cape Cross {Ire}) foaled at Old Buckenham Stud on Jan. 25. Her second dam won an Italian listed stake, while this is also the family of Italian highweight and GSW Kyllachy Loose (GB) (Kyllachy {GB}). The 2018 GI Breeders' Cup Mile victor's second foal arrived at Ballyogue Stud on Jan. 27. The bay colt, out of...

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