Global Expectations for Too Darn Hot

Next week, the first yearlings by Darley's dual champion Too Darn Hot (GB) will be offered for sale at the Arqana August Yearling Sale. Expectations were always going to be high for Too Darn Hot--a son of sire of sires Dubawi, out of the triple Group 1-winning mare Dar Re Mi (GB) (Singspiel {Ire}), from the deep family of the prodigious sire Darshaan (GB). An undefeated Champion at two who repeated as Champion at three, he also achieved the best foal sales average of 2021. But uniquely, it will not...

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Leading Freshman Sire Omaha Beach Sends First Yearlings to Saratoga

Omaha Beach set the bar high for this year's class of first-crop yearlings stallions at the Fasig-Tipton July Sale, where five of his progeny sold and averaged $236,000. He sends six yearling through the ring at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale, and we looked at a few pointing for the elite auction.

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Audible Yearlings Share Sire's Impressive Physical

GI Florida Derby winner Audible was the most popular new sire in WinStar's history in 2020. This year, his first yearlings take on the sales ring.

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Momentum Builds for Yearlings By Champion Vino Rosso

Yearlings from the first crop of champion Vino Rosso sold for top dollar at the Fasig-Tipton July Sale. In just a few weeks, the next round of progeny by the Breeders' Cup Champion will head to Saratoga.

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Maximus Mischief a Popular Sire at Fasig-Tipton July

Buyers will have plenty of opportunity to get a good look at the first crop from Maximus Mischief at next week's Fasig-Tipton July Sale. With a dozen yearlings currently slated to go through the ring for Maximus Mischief, Spendthrift's Mark Toothaker said the young sire is generating quite the commercial buzz.

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Versatile Racehorse Yoshida Represented by First Yearlings

Yoshida, a Grade I winner on dirt and turf, was poplar with breeders in his first year at WinStar Farm. This year, the resulting crop is now yearlings. We took a look at a few pointing for the sales ring.

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Mighty Mitole's First Yearlings Come to Auction

Mitole (Eskendereya - Indian Miss, by Indian Charlie) is a barn favorite for Spendthrift Farm's Stallion Sales Manager Mark Toothaker for several reasons, perhaps a big one being that, as Toothaker joked, "He's easy on a guy trying to sell stallion season." The 2019 GI Breeders' Cup Sprint champion bred over 200 mares in each of his first few years at stud, including that tough third season where many promising stallions are lucky to get 100. What has made Mitole so extremely popular? The TDN's Katie Petrunyak sits down with Toothaker...

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Catalina Cruiser's First Yearlings Primed for the Sales Ring

The first-crop of yearlings from multiple graded stakes winner Catalina Cruiser are ready to kick off sales season at the Fasig-Tipton July Sale.

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WinStar's Stars of Tomorrow Event Features New Sire Nashville

The retirement of Nashville, a son of WinStar's leading sire Speightstown, was announced this week. The farm's Stars of Tomorrow Event featured the stakes winner as well as stable stars Life Is Good and Country Grammer.

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Under New Ownership, Walmac Farm Welcomes Core Beliefs

Owner and breeder Gary Broad purchased Walmac Farm in 2018. With 250 acres sprawling along Paris Pike, the historic property has gone through a major restoration project since it was obtained by its new owner. Fences were mended, barns were remodeled and given a fresh coat of paint, and this year, a new stallion arrived at the farm: multiple graded stakes winner Core Beliefs.

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Champion Hootenanny Finds Stallion Success at Ward Ranch

When Breeders' Cup Champion Hootenanny needed a needed a new home, his former Trainer Wesley Ward didn't hesitate to take him in. Now, the stallion's first crop of three-year-olds are succeeding on the race track.

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Mo Forza: A Son of Uncle Mo in California

In 2022, Rancho San Miguel added Grade I winner Mo Forza to their stallion roster. We talked to Tom Clark about the new addition who many breeders have said is the spitting image of his sire Uncle Mo.

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