Texas Red

Texas Red’s Connections Send Out His First Winner at Santa Anita

2nd-Santa Anita, $56,200, Msw, 6-14, 2yo, f, 4 1/2f, :52.90, ft. MY GIRL RED (f, 2, Texas Red--Morakami {SP, $145,532}, by Fusaichi Pegasus), sent off at 2-1 for the same connections that campaigned her sire (by Afleet Alex) to victories in the 2014 GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile and 2015 GII Jim Dandy S., became the freshman's first winner with a sharp showing at Santa Anita Sunday. Sharp from the blocks, the bay dueled along the fence with a longshot early  before shaking loose at the top of the stretch. She...

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Crestwood Heeding Breed’s Needs in Stormy Times

When this whole thing is over, some kind of reset seems inevitable: certain priorities renewed, others revised. And perhaps, with an abrupt end looming to the relentless bull run in the bloodstock market, commercial breeders might begin to dig slightly deeper foundations for their broodmares. In recent times, they have been increasingly prepared to risk a mare's long-term viability by choosing her mates according to short-term market fads. Once that market plunges, however, it's all downside. The far-sighted breeder, as such, will surely seek to ride out the storm by...

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