You are damned if you answer yes or no to the headline above. The New York Times has a front-page article today (“Many Derby owners silent on drug issue”) that puts the owners of Derby contenders in an uncomfortable position. Click here to read it. Continue reading New York Times: Do you still beat your wife, or not?
I’ve known Illinois-based Kelly Ackerman since he started training in 1990, and here’s a telling fact about his style: He’s never had a first-out 2-year-old winner despite a gaudy 23 percent or so win clip. So last spring when he told me he had two good 2-year-olds in the barn, I paid attention. One of … Continue reading Trainer Kelly Ackerman had faith in Join in the Dance
The gray stallion with the obscure pedigree who rose from the bottom ranks in France to sire a French Derby (G1 Prix du Jockey Club) winner last year had the only G1 winner of the week in the Northern Hemisphere — Vision d’Etat in the Prix Ganay Grand Prix Air Mauritius at Longchamp on Sunday. Click here … Continue reading Japan’s Chichicastenango (Fr) is eMatings sire of week
There’s an unsigned letter presumably making the rounds in Kentucky — and elsewhere — that’s addressed to “Bloodhorse Trustees & Industry Leaders” and makes for interesting reading because it takes some accurate shots at the principals (and principles) involved. Stacy Bearse, the publisher of The Blood-Horse, is the primary target, and Ray Paulick, former editor … Continue reading Anonymous letter takes big swipes at Stacy and Ray
Just as Montjeu and Galileo, two sons of Sadler’s Wells, are the titans of classic racing in Europe — and elsewhere that turf and 2400-meter racing are preeminent — Green Desert, a son of Danzig, and his sons Cape Cross, Invincible Spirit, Desert Style, Desert Prince, and Oasis Dream rule the opposite end of the spectrum in Europe: … Continue reading Jack Werk on Green Desert and Invincible Spirit
Montjeu (Ire) is again the stallion of the week, for the week ended Sunday April 19. On April 19, Montjeu’s 3-year-old son Fame and Glory (GB) made a winning season debut in the G3 P.W. McGrath Memorial Ballysax Stakes over 10 furlongs at Leopardstown to remain undefeated in three starts and to stay on target … Continue reading Montjeu (Ire) is again the eMatings stallion of the week
Click here to read the front-page story of Overdose from the April 20 edition of The New York Times. Continue reading Overdose makes the front page of The New York Times!