Summer Wind Farm

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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Feb. 9 Insights

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency BIG PEDIGREES & PRICETAGS FILL GP MSW 6th-GP, $50K, Msw, 3yo, f, 6 1/2f, 3:04p.m. Michael and Katherine Ball went to $900,000 at KEESEP to acquire SCONSET (Tapit) and she makes her first trip to this post for Ben Colebrook in this test. Her unraced dam Lucky Number (Smart Strike) is a half to Grade I winner Got Lucky (A.P. Indy). Her graded stakes-winning third dam Get Lucky (Mr. Prospector) is responsible for MGSW & MGISP Daydreaming (A.P. Indy), dam of GISW Imagining (Giant's Causeway);...

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Frankel Sires First Dirt Black-Type Winner in Japan

Mozu Ascot became the first black-type winner and group winner on dirt for Juddmonte's brilliant Frankel, as he saluted by 1 1/4 lengths over favoured MGSW Copano Kicking in the G3 Negishi S. at Tokyo on Sunday. It was the 6-year-old entire's first try over the surface. Winless since taking the 2018 G1 Yasuda Kinen, Mozu Ascot had performed with credit since then and was second two starts back in the G2 Swan S. on Oct. 26. Fourteenth after a wide trip in the G1 Mile Championship last out, the...

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