Taylor Made Stallions

Taking Stock: It's High Time for This Stallion

The Classic season is over. A surface reading shows that Arrogate (Unbridled's Song), Keen Ice (Curlin), and Gun Runner (Candy Ride {Arg}) got the GI Kentucky Oaks, GI Kentucky Derby, and GI Preakness S. winners, respectively, from their first crops, and proven star sire Uncle Mo (Indian Charlie), who had a Derby winner from his first crop in 2016, sired the GI Belmont S. winner. Sometimes, however, what's between the lines is as important as what's on the page, and Taylor Made's Not This Time (Giant's Causeway), whose second-crop sons...

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Knicks Go Named Honorary Postmaster for Preakness

Maryland-bred Knicks Go (Paynter), the Eclipse Award winner as champion older horse and Horse of the Year for 2021, has been named the Honorary Postmaster for Preakness 147. Bred by the mother and daughter team of Angie and Sabrina Moore and foaled at their GreenMount Farm in Glyndon, Md., Knicks Go will be recognized Thursday, May 19 during the Alibi Breakfast at historic Pimlico Race Course. In 1996, the United States Postal Service opened a temporary Preakness station at Pimlico the week of the Preakness. It returns this year after...

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First Mares Confirmed in Foal to Knicks Go and Tacitus

The first mares bred to Horse of the Year Knicks Go (Paynter) and MGSW Tacitus (Tapit) have been confirmed in foal, Taylor Made announced today. Suchada, a daughter of Frosted, has been scanned in foal to Knicks Go, and stakes winner Lady Joan, a daughter of Courageous Cat, has been confirmed in foal to Tacitus.

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Duncan Taylor: With Him, You've Been Family

He always says that had he been born in Detroit, he would have gone into the automobile trade. In other words, whatever kind of horseman he might allow us to credit him, first and foremost he came into the world a businessman. Now that Duncan Taylor is stepping down from the helm of one of its most remarkable family concerns, then, the Bluegrass can count itself fortunate that fate instead applied his flair to a more literal type of horsepower. True, the old school can't have been enamored by his...

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Horse of the Year Knicks Go Settling in at Stud

   Two-time Breeders' Cup Champion and newly-crowned 2021 Horse of the Year Knicks Go is already well underway in his first year at stud at Taylor Made Stallions. It's been a whirlwind stretch for the five-time grade I winner over the past few weeks after his final career start in the GI Pegasus World Cup Invitational S. as he traveled from Florida to Kentucky and had just a few days to prepare for the upcoming breeding season before the shed doors officially opened. "He ran in the Pegasus on Jan....

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Bittersweet Endings and New Beginnings at GreenMount

All good things must come to an end, they say, so on Friday Sabrina Moore, who co-bred the horse recently named the 2021 Longines World's Best Racehorse, boarded one last flight to watch Knicks Go (Paynter) make his final career start in the GI Pegasus World Cup before he begins stud duty at Taylor Made Farm. Foaled at the Moores' GreenMount Farm in Reisterstown, Maryland, Knicks Go has taken his doting breeder to winner's circles most only dream of reaching. The story of a young horsewoman breeding a champion racehorse...

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Tacitus Extends Family Dynasty at Taylor Made

Beginning his stud career at Taylor Made Stallions with a $10,000 initial fee, Tacitus (Tapit -Close Hatches, by First Defence) earned medalist status on Chris McGrath's 'Value Podium' of new stallions in 2022. Now, with the breeding shed door opening soon, the blue-blooded multi-millionaire has seen an enthusiastic response from breeders and has amassed a solid first book of mares. "He is booked to over 160 mares now," reported Taylor Made's Duncan Taylor. "We've been really satisfied with the reception from breeders. We're not taking every mare he gets offered....

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First Foal a Filly for Instilled Regard

Taylor Made Stallions' Instilled Regard (Arch), a Grade I winner and four-time graded stakes winner, sired his first reported foal when a filly out of the stakes-winning and stakes-producing Malibu Moon mare Hung the Moon was born Thursday, Jan. 13. OXO Equine bred the filly. Hung the Moon is the dam of the stakes-winning and multiple graded stakes-placed Brill (Medaglia d'Oro) and her most recent yearling--a colt by Quality Road--sold for $800,000 to Maverick Racing at last year's Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale. Instilled Regard, a $1.05-million OBS March juvenile, is standing...

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First Foals Reported for Taylor Made Stallion Instagrand

Taylor Made Stallions' Instagrand (Into Mischief) sired his first reported foals when a filly out of Grade I winner Concrete Rose (Twirling Candy) was born Jan. 10, and a colt out of the unraced Tiznow mare Siesta was born Jan. 8. Concrete Rose was a $1.95-million Keeneland November acquisition in 2020 by OXO Equine LLC, which also bred the filly. Siesta's colt was bred by Jay Goodwin, Michael Hore, DVM, and Doc Atty Stables. A $1.2-million Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream sale topper and winner of the GII Best Pal S., Instagrand will stand...

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GISW Mo Forza to Rancho San Miguel

Mo Forza (Uncle Mo--Inflamed, Unusual Heat), a Grade I winner and $1 million-plus earner, has been retired from racing and will commence his stallion career in 2022 at Rancho San Miguel in California as the property of Taylor Made Stallions and Onofrio Pecoraro. The 5-year-old, who will represent Kentucky-based Taylor Made Farm's first foray into California's breeding industry, is the first son of Uncle Mo-North America's 2010 Champion juvenile colt and the sire of the Grade 1-siring stallions Nyquist and Laoban--to stand on the West Coast. Mo Forza's introductory fee...

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Value Sires for 2022, Part 1: New Stallions

Welcome to our annual winter survey of Kentucky stallion options--with the difference, this time round, that the emphasis will be far more strictly and succinctly on value. Over the past couple of years, acknowledging of the brevity of commercial momentum for so many sires once losing their freshman luster, we've got into the habit of granting some attention (more or less courteous!) to just about every stallion in the Bluegrass. But such an exhaustive approach has doubtless proved still more exhausting for the reader than for the compiler. So, we've...

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Knicks Go Set to Join Growing Taylor Made Roster

Following his emphatic triumph in the 2021 GI Breeders' Classic, champion Knicks Go (Paynter -Kosmo's Buddy, by Outflanker) enjoyed a brief interlude from training as he spent about a week at Taylor Made Farm, where he will soon begin his stud career, before he returned to the Brad Cox barn at Churchill Downs. The colorbearer for the Korea Racing Authority cemented his status as the top older dirt male in the country with his gate-to-wire Classic victory. Now, the favorite for Horse of the Year honors is preparing for one...

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