Lonhro’s Shakhimat makes move to Queen’s Plate for Attfield

Roger Attfield, along with Harry Giddings Jr., has won Canada’s premier classic, the Queen’s Plate, a remarkable eight times. Last year he attempted to enter the record books with Danish Dynaformer, a homebred colt from the last crop of Dynaformer for client Charles Fipke. This year, he will try again with Shakhimat, a colt from the … Continue reading Lonhro’s Shakhimat makes move to Queen’s Plate for Attfield

Montjeu sprinter rising as a sire in New Zealand

Lots of news from Australia and New Zealand today. Winx is becoming an icon for her late sire Street Cry — a Southern Hemisphere bookend for Street Cry’s legendary Northern Hemisphere daughter Zenyatta. Written Tycoon, fresh off the G1 mark with the Golden Slipper winner Capitalist a few weeks ago, struck again at the highest level with … Continue reading Montjeu sprinter rising as a sire in New Zealand

Tesco Boy’s heirloom line back with Big Arthur

The speedy Princely Gift branch of Nasrullah through Tesco Boy is an heirloom sire line, though this was not always the case. Before the advent of the big-time Shadai stallions, which have dominated the leading sire list almost uninterrupted since Northern Taste in 1982 to Deep Impact in 2015, the Nasrullah sprinter Princely Gift’s British-bred miler import … Continue reading Tesco Boy’s heirloom line back with Big Arthur