Exaggerator’s qualifications are certainly not

Curlin was represented by his seventh G1 winner Saturday when Connect won the Cigar Mile at Aqueduct, and this is a notable achievement for a stallion with only four crops of 3-year-olds to race through 2016. Furthermore, each of those crops has contained a classic horse — the goal of owners and breeders. Palace Malice, from Curlin’s … Continue reading Exaggerator’s qualifications are certainly not

Brody’s Cause gives Albaugh another Giant in Kentucky

Brody’s Cause is one of two sons of Giant’s Causeway for the Albaugh Family Stable to enter stud in Kentucky in 2017. He’ll stand at B. Wayne Hughes’s Spendthrift for $12,500 and is priced attractively for a dual G1 winner. The other, Not This Time, was covered here. Dennis Albaugh, an Iowa billionaire, first got … Continue reading Brody’s Cause gives Albaugh another Giant in Kentucky

Air Force Blue: Another juvenile champion for Ashford

After a near monopoly of standing recent North American 2-year-old champions at Ashford in Kentucky, Coolmore’s streak was stopped when Darley nabbed 2015 champion Nyquist, but the Irish conglomerate was undeterred. It has sent two juvenile champions from abroad to stand the 2017 season at Ashford to keep the mojo alive, and one of them, … Continue reading Air Force Blue: Another juvenile champion for Ashford

Derby sire-line facts

Since Spectacular Bid, the champion 2-year-old colt of 1978, won the Derby in 1979, two other champion juvenile colts have emulated him in the ensuing 36 years: American Pharoah in 2015 and Street Sense in 2007. This isn’t a flattering endorsement for championship form at 2 for the Derby, and it extends to the winners of the … Continue reading Derby sire-line facts