Lemon Drop Kid

Saturday's Insights: Daughter of Grade I Winner Romantic Vision Debuts at Keeneland

4th-KEE, $100K, Msw, 3yo/up, f, 6f, 2:36 p.m. ET. G. Watts Humphrey campaigned homebred Romantic Vision (Lemon Drop Kid), who won three out of her four tries at Keeneland, including the 2017 GI Juddmonte Spinster S. Now, her first offspring RARE AFFAIR (Medaglia d'Oro) debuts and like her dam, she's trained by Rusty Arnold. Romantic Vision is also responsible for a yearling colt by Nyquist, who just sold during Keeneland September for $700,000 to the Three Amigos, foaled a colt by Essential Quality Apr. 1 and she was bred to...

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Elysian Field Gives Casse Fourth Woodbine Oaks

Bet down from a 12-1 morning line to be off at less than half that quote, Team Valor International and Gary Barber's Elysian Field (Hard Spun) stamped her authority on Sunday's Woodbine Oaks--despite some wayward ways in the final eighth of a mile--to give trainer Mark Casse a fourth victory in the first leg of the Canadian Filly Triple Crown and first since Barber's Lexie Lou (Sligo Bay {Ire}) scored in 2014. In partnership with Michael Langlois, Barber also won Sunday's Plate Trial S. with Paramount Prince (Society's Chairman). With...

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Observations: Daughter of Christmas Kid Debuts at Fountainebleau

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Monday's Observations features the daughter of GI Ashland S. victress Christmas Kid (Lemon Drop Kid). 3.35 Fontainebleau, Mdn, €27,000, 3yo, f, 11fT SIMPLY MARVELLOUS (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) is one of two Andre Fabre debutantes holding entries in the G1 Prix de Diane and G1 Prix Saint-Alary, with this daughter...

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Two Entries Added To Fasig-Tipton March Digital Sale

Fasig-Tipton has added a pair of offerings to its March Digital Sale, which is now open for bidding. Bidding closes Tuesday, March 7 at 2 PM ET. The new entries include: Mount Craig (Arrogate) (Hip 11): 4-year-old racing/stallion prospect who placed in maiden special weight company at Oaklawn Park on March 2. Mount Craig hails from the immediate family of Eclipse Champion Good Magic (Curlin). Cajun Kid (Lemon Drop Kid) (Hip 42): 5-year-old broodmare prospect from the immediate family of Grade I winners Union Rags (Dixie Union) and Declaration of...

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Godolphin's Lemon Pop Prevails In February S. Prep

From the first time he first set foot on the racetrack in late 2020, Lemon Pop (Lemon Drop Kid) has always hinted at top ability, and the beautifully bred 5-year-old scooped the first major prize of his career with a hard-fought victory in Sunday's G3 Negishi S., a stepping-stone to the G1 February S. in three weeks' time. Away awkwardly from the 13 hole, the $70,000 Keeneland November weanling purchase on behalf of Godolphin improved to race in the second flight of horses about three away from the inside for...

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Lemon Lives Up To Big Pedigree

When the gates sprang open for Saturday's Listed Oaks Trial Fillies' S. at Lingfield, Sherbet Lemon (Lemon Drop Kid) wasn't aware of her odds--which, at 28-1, where the longest in the eight-filly field. And while it may have come as a surprise to many when she dug in late over the soft course to overhaul more fancied rivals, the grey was simply doing what her substantial pedigree suggested she should. The name Lemon Drop Kid may not turn many heads in Europe, but Lane's End's five time Grade I-winning relative...

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Oaks Trial Success For Lemon Drop Kid's Sherbet Lemon

Fourth behind TDN Rising Star Noon Star (Galileo {Ire}) in a 10-furlong Wetherby novice Apr. 25, Apple Tree Stud's Sherbet Lemon (Lemon Drop Kid) was on top at the end of a close call for Saturday's Listed Lingfield Oaks Trial. Shadowing the leader Loving Dream (GB) (Gleneagles {Ire}) throughout the early stages, the 28-1 shot worked her way to the front with over a furlong remaining and dug in to prevail by 3/4 of a length from Save a Forest (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) with less than two lengths covering the...

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Lane's End Stalwart Lemon Drop Kid Pensioned

Lane's End Farm has announced that perennial leading sire and 2000 champion older horse Lemon Drop Kid (Kingmambo--Charming Lassie, by Seattle Slew) has been pensioned from stallion duties. The 25-year-old will remain at Lane's End Farm to enjoy the rest of his retirement. Lemon Drop Kid is responsible for siring 98 black-type winners and 46 graded winners worldwide to date, including Grade I winners Beach Patrol, Cannock Chase, Citronnade, Christmas Kid, Lemons Forever, Romantic Vision, Richard's Kid, Santa Teresita and Somali Lemonade. He is currently ranked 11th on the cumulative list...

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Taking Stock: Performance vs. Stud Fee for the Small Owner-Breeder

By the time a stallion has established himself at stud, his fee is usually determined by performance, not the hype that surrounds new horses when they first enter stud. There are, of course, many ways to measure performance, including progeny earnings (which determines placement on the General Sires list), percent of black-type winners to named foals, quality of runners, number of Grade l winners, etc. There are seven thoroughly proven stallions that will stand for $150,000 or more in North America in 2021, and these elite horses--Into Mischief ($225,000), Tapit...

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Lemon Drop Kid's Belichick Upsets Mighty Heart in Breeders S.

Heading into Saturday's final jewel in Canada's 2020 Triple Crown, trainer Josie Carroll appeared poised to collect the 129th renewal of the Breeders' S. And while most thought that Queen's Plate S. and Prince of Wales S. hero Mighty Heart (Dramedy) was the most likely to accomplish the feat as even-money choice, it was his stablemate Belichick (Lemon Drop Kid) who landed the Canadian Classic in fine style. Given a 3-1 chance here, Belichick raced two wide in mid-pack as his favored barnmate-prompted by longshot Kunal (Temple City)--blazed through swift...

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Code West Sires First Foal

The first foal from Code West (Lemon Drop Kid--Charitabledonation, by Saint Ballado), a five-time stakes winner who raced mostly in the southwest, was born out of the Newfoundland mare Sephora early Tuesday morning. Code West, who originally raced for Gary and Mary West before being acquired by Bryan Hawk and becoming a mainstay at Zia and Albuquerque in the mid-2010s, earned $828,727 in 37 career starts. He stands at WestWin Farms in Purcell, OK for $1,500 LFSN.

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