Summer Wind Farm

Sept. 5 Insights

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency HALF TO BOBBY'S KITTEN DEBUTS IN KY 2nd-KYD, $135K, Msw, 2yo, f, 6 1/2f, 1:53 p.m. Joe Sharp unveils MISTHAVEN (IRE) (Candy Ride {Arg}) in this first baby race of this boutique meet. SF Bloodstock purchased Celestial Woods (Forestry) for $350,000 with this filly in utero at the 2018 FTKNOV sale. She is also the dam of GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint winner and millionaire Bobby's Kitten (Kitten's Joy) and MGSW Camelot Kitten (Kitten's Joy). TJCIS PPs PLETCHER UNVEILS PRICEY CLASSIC EMPIRE FILLY AT THE...

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May 14 Insights

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency MOTT UNVEILS SUMMER WIND HOMEBRED 4th-BEL, $90K, Msw, 3yo/up, 1m, 2:31p.m. Bill Mott unveils the latest blue-blooded colt to hail from Jane Lyon's Summer Wind Farm in SOUTHERN FLAG (Union Rags). His second dam is the farm's matriarch, SW & GSP Misty Hour (Miswaki), who has produced the likes of MGSW India (Hennessy), dam of MG1SW Mozu Ascot (Frankel {GB}) and SW Kareena (Medaglia d'Oro); and SW Pilfer (Deputy Minister), who is the dam of MGISW To Honor and Serve (Bernardini), GISW Angela Renee (Bernardini)...

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Lil Indy, Dam of Maximum Security, Dies While Foaling

Lil Indy (Anasheed--Cresta, by Cresta Rider), the dam of champion Maximum Security (New Year's Day), died Saturday night while foaling a filly by Curlin, Summer Wind Farm's Jane Lyon reported in a Facebook post. "It is with deep sadness I have to announce the passing of Lil Indy, the dam of Maximum Security. She died foaling a beautiful Curlin filly Saturday evening," Lyon said. "While she graced Summer Wind Farm for a far too short time, she captured our hearts with her sweet demeanor and beautiful spirit. She will always...

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With Triple-Digit Beyer, Sky's The Limit for Flightline

The fastest 3-year-old in training will not be found in the field for Saturday's GI Kentucky Derby. In one of the most impressive debuts turned in by a 3-year-old colt in years, 'TDN Rising Star' Flightline (Tapit) not only won Saturday's maiden special weight at Santa Anita by 13 1/4 lengths, he earned a 105 Beyer Speed Figure (video). Based on the numbers, that makes him faster than any of the 20 horses lining up for the Derby. His stablemate, Rock Your World (Candy Ride {Arg}), earned a 100 Beyer...

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Is Triple Tap the Next Heir to the Throne?

Littleprincessemma (Yankee Gentleman) may not have done much on the racetrack, but she has proven to be quite a blue hen in her broodmare career. All five of her foals to race are winners and four of them are graded stakes performers, topped by her second foal, Triple Crown winner and three-time champion American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile). The mare affectionately known as "Emma" followed American Pharoah with his GISP full-sister American Cleopatra; a GSP full-brother named St. Patrick's Day; his Grade I-winning half-sister Chasing Yesterday (Tapit); and an unraced...

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Oct. 25 Insights

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency BROWN & KLARAVICH UNVEIL LATEST EUROPEAN IMPORT 5th-BEL, $80K, Msw, 2yo, f, 6fT, 2:49p.m. Klaravich Stables' 400,000gns TATOCT purchase MILESTONE PAYMENT (IRE) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) makes her career bow in New York for trainer Chad Brown Saturday. Out of SW & MGSP Boastful (Ire) (Clodovil {Ire}), the gray is a half-sister to stakes winner Stage Play (Ire) (Oasis Dream {GB}). Their dam is a half to Irish Highweight Lesson in Humility (Ire) (Mujadil), who is the dam of GSW & GISP Tiger Moth (Ire)...

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McKinzie Retired to Gainesway

Four-time Grade I winner McKinzie (Street Sense--Runway Model, by Petionville) has been retired from racing and will stand stud at Gainesway in 2021, the farm announced Wednesday evening. "McKinzie was absolutely brilliant. He was an undefeated Grade I winner at two, as well as a multiple Grade I winner and top-rated horse at three and four years of age," Brian Graves, General Manager of Gainesway, said. "His speed, precocity and good looks make him an absolute standout." Purchased by Karl Watson, Michael Pegram and Paul Weitman for $170,000 at Keeneland...

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Champion Game Winner Retired to Lane's End

Champion Game Winner (Candy Ride {Arg}--Indyan Giving, by A.P. Indy) has been retired from racing and will stand the 2021 season at Lane's End in Versailles, Kentucky. A stud fee will be forthcoming. During his championship juvenile season, 'TDN Rising Star' Game Winner was undefeated in four starts--a 5 3/4-length score in his career unveiling at Del Mar followed by the GI Del Mar Futurity, GI American Pharoah S. and GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Churchill Downs. After earning the champion 2-year-old title for the 2018 season, he returned at...

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September 6 Insights

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency BLUE-BLOODED GODOLPHIN FILLY DEBUTS 1st-SAR, $72K, Msw, 2yo, f, 7f, 12:45 p.m. Bill Mott unveils Godolphin homebred CARAMEL SWIRL (Union Rags) in this Spa baby race. Her unraced dam Caramel Snap (Smart Strike) is a daughter of MGSW Fast Cookie (Deputy Minister), making her a half-sister to MGISW freshman sire Frosted (Tapit) and GSW Indulgent (Bernardini). This is also the family of champion Midshipman (Unbridled's Song). Ken McPeek also saddles an firster of interest in Lee Pokoik homebred Tabor Hall (Candy Ride {Arg}). Her SP...

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Breeders Facing Many Uncertainties as COVID-19 Pandemic Continues

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a lot of discussion and reporting on how quarantine, shutdowns, safety protocols and the shift in the sales calendar has affected trainers, backstretch workers, owners and sales companies. However, very little has been said about how it affects the breeders, who are the backbone of the Thoroughbred industry. Only one 2-year-old sale, the OBS March Sale, has been held so far this year with many of the other juvenile sales being postponed or even canceled. Fasig-Tipton has combined their July, Saratoga and New...

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Littleprincessemma Foals Half-Sister to American Pharoah

Littleprincessemma (Yankee Gentleman), dam of Triple Crown hero American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile), produced a Tapit filly around 10 p.m. on Easter at Jane Lyon's Summer Wind Farm in Georgetown, Kentucky. Weighing in at over 130 pounds, the filly was born chestnut with three white socks and a unique semi-circle on her forehead. However, the silver around her eyes and muzzle and flecked through her coat indicate she will turn gray like her famed sire. "She was a very large foal and probably the longest legged foal Emma has ever...

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Frankel Gains First G1SW on Dirt

2018 G1 Yasuda Kinen hero Mozu Ascot (Frankel {GB}) thrilled in the G3 Negishi S. 21 days ago, and he is now two-for-two over the dirt after a 2 1/2-length win in the G1 February S. at Tokyo on Sunday, a "Win and You're In" for the $6-million GI Breeders' Cup Classic at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky on Nov. 7. The first of his Juddmonte-based sire's 10 Group 1 winners to take a top-level race on dirt, he is the fifth Japanese-based horse to win Group 1s on both dirt...

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