Not This Time

So…Who’s The Leading First-Crop Sire of 2020: Brandon Rice

Even if most racing is delayed, we're all hoping it will get underway sometime this spring or early summer, if for no other reason than so we can all find out the answer to our annual favorite question. We surveyed some top judges on who their leading first-crop sire is, and to give us some under-the-radar picks as well. Since we are a moderate-scale operation, I often feel that there are young sires that I have coveted after but I am unable to attain anything from their first crop. This...

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So…Who’s The Leading First-Crop Sire of 2020: Jimbo Gladwell

I am going to pick Runhappy as my leading freshman sire. Unfortunately, I do not have any of them in the barn. We seemed to get outrun on all of the one ones that we wanted. I vetted a lot of them at the yearling sales and really liked them physically. He was a very fast horse himself and it looks like he is going to pass that trait on. My under-the-radar stallion would be Not This Time. We had a filly slated for Gulfstream that could be any kind...

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Leading First Crop Sire: Randy Bradshaw

Speightster would be my first pick. I have one Speightster and he is probably the fastest horse that we have. He's as fast as anything that I've probably ever taken to a 2-year-old sale. He's a very good-looking horse. He's a good size at around 16 hands. He's just a solid, beautiful horse and is terrifically fast. We have high hopes for him and hopefully we can get a decent amount of money and somebody can do well with him and make us famous. I have a Not This Time...

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Who’s The Leading First-Crop Sire? Nick DeMeric

Even if most racing is delayed, we're all hoping it will get underway sometime this spring or early summer, if for no other reason than so we can all find out the answer to our annual favorite question. We surveyed some top judges on who their leading first-crop sire is, and to give us some under-the-radar picks as well. Frosted would be my top pick for freshman sire, but I would also have Exaggerator and Not This Time close behind. We have two Frosteds on the farm right now, both...

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Mason Springs Ventures to Ocala

Marcus and Crystal Ryan's Mason Springs will consign two juveniles at next week's OBS March Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. It'll be the Aiken-based couple's first time selling horses at an auction other than the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale--they'll offer an Exaggerator colt (hip 162) on Tuesday and a filly by Not This Time (hip 486) on Wednesday. "We love the Midlantic sale, but it's nice to branch out finally," Crystal Ryan said of the decision to head to OBS. "We both love traveling so much. We hope to be able to...

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Thorne Ready for New York Sale

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY - A year ago, Jonathan Thorne sent a son of Pioneerof the Nile through the sales ring at the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred Yearlings Sale and watched as the youngster sold for a sale-record $600,000. It was a gratifying moment for the longtime New York breeder who has been on the front lines of the evolution of the state's breeding program. Thorne returns to the New York sale with a five-horse consignment in 2019. "I was just really fortunate enough to breed a horse and raise him and...

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