thoroughbred stallions

First Havana Greys On The Ground

First-crop foals by G1 Flying Five S. winner Havana Grey (GB) (Havana Gold {Ire}) are arriving, with two already on the ground at Whitsbury Manor Stud where the 5-year-old stands. A colt out of Foxcatcher (GB) (Foxwedge {Aus}), a half-sister to two stakes winners, was born on Jan. 15. Whitsbury Manor Stud Director Ed Harper described him as, "a very strong colt." "He has lots of bone," Harper said. "We haven't weighed him yet, but he looks like he'd be nearing 60 kg. We're delighted that he's a lovely stone...

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Op/Ed: Danzig, The Universal Donor

Horse breeding is a science of sorts, or more specifically a series of science experiments. In every stud farm there are categories of 'scientists': the careful technician, the white lab coats and protective goggle-wearers that use tried and tested formulas, with slight variations, to create newer versions of successful models; career professionals who have done their homework and work with what works for good reason. Then there are the creative geniuses/mad scientists that test the limits and push beyond, creating new theories that only see the light of day if...

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First Roaring Lion Foal Born

The first foal from the lone crop of 2018 Cartier Horse of the Year Roaring Lion (Kitten's Joy), a colt, was born on Jan. 11 at Jeffrey and Phoebe Hobby's Brightwalton Stud in Newbury. He is the second foal out of Counterweight (Ire) (Azamour {Ire}), who is a sister to a trio of stakes horses including the G1 Irish Oaks and G2 Ribblesdale S. second Scottish Stage (Ire) (Selkirk) and the G2 Blandford S. winner Eleanora Duse (Ire) (Azamour {Ire}). Brightwalton Stud Manager Sean Keane said, "He is a well-made,...

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The Factors of His Success

Reviewing the 2019 sires' championship, it was striking to observe such consistent correlation between fees and performance. Almost without exception, the top of the table was dominated by the most expensive stallions in the business. The big guns, in other words, had all found their range. Of the top 20 sires in Kentucky, in fact, only one is still standing for less than $40,000. Yet he is also younger than all bar one of that elite. (Uncle Mo is also just 12.) Those two distinctions are hardly unrelated, of course....

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