Vronsky

Stanford Filly Tops CTBA Yearling Sale

A filly by Stanford topped Tuesday's California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Northern California Yearling Sale when selling for $45,000 to Robert Jones. Out of the Broken Vow mare Jeannie's Genie and bred by Michael Allen, she was consigned by Easterbrook Livestock. The highest-priced colt in the sale was by Vronsky and purchased by GCCI for $36,000. He is out of the Tizbud mare Just Lookn Again, was bred by West 12 Ranch, Inc. & Craig Allen and consigned by Hanson's River Ranch. The sale's average of $9,977 was nearly 40% higher...

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California Sire Vronsky Passes Away

Successful California-based stallion Vronsky (Danzig--Words of War, by Lord at War {Arg}), the sire of Grade I winner What A View, passed away from an apparent heart attack after successfully covering a mare at Harris Farms, according the farm's General Manager Jonny Hilvers. Vronsky was 22 years old. Bred by Arthur Hancock and Stonerside Ltd., Vronsky was a $1-million purchase out of the 2000 Keeneland September Sale and was a three-time winner at the races before entering stud in 2005 at E. W. 'Buddy' Johnston's Old English Rancho in Sanger,...

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Sires for 2021: The Regional Scene

After completing our marathon tour of covering options in the Bluegrass, today we take a tour of the main regional hubs. Clearly, it would be impractical to go into anything like the same depth and, besides, local breeders know their own markets best. But while we will only visit some of the principal centers, and pick out only one or two names in each, bloodstock investors anywhere can acknowledge the professionalism that unites horsemen, coast to coast, and think about the possibilities of diversification or experiment--above all in those programs...

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