Northern Dancer

Op/Ed: Danzig, The Universal Donor

Horse breeding is a science of sorts, or more specifically a series of science experiments. In every stud farm there are categories of 'scientists': the careful technician, the white lab coats and protective goggle-wearers that use tried and tested formulas, with slight variations, to create newer versions of successful models; career professionals who have done their homework and work with what works for good reason. Then there are the creative geniuses/mad scientists that test the limits and push beyond, creating new theories that only see the light of day if...

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Poet’s Word on the Move to Boardsmill Stud

MG1SW Poet's Word (GB) (Poet's Voice {GB}--Whirly Bird {GB}, by Nashwan) will move to Boardsmill Stud in Ireland for his second season, the stud announced on Tuesday. A fee will be set later. A winner of the G1 Prince Of Wales's S. and G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S. last term for Saeed Suhail and Sir Michael Stoute, the 300,000gns Tattersalls October Book 2 yearling ran second to Roaring Lion (Kitten's Joy) in the G1 Juddmonte International S. "Poet's Word is an exciting addition to the stallion ranks...

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The Weekly Wrap: Long Live The King

In the space of a fortnight, Shadai Stallion Station lost its two flagship stallions, Deep Impact (Jpn) on July 30, and King Kamehameha (Jpn) on Aug.10. The pair won back-to-back runnings of the Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) in 2004 and 2005. A year older than Deep Impact at 18, King Kamehameha had been pensioned earlier this year and his legacy at stud was outlined by Kelsey Riley in Saturday's TDN. Losing two such heavyweights in the same year is doubtless a blow to Shadai but in Japan's stallion table for...

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