English Group 1 sprints on agenda for an international cast

Ialysos, the undefeated Greek sprinter, made a successful English debut the other day at Haydock Park and is entered for the the three big Group 1 English sprints this summer, the Golden Jubilee, the King’s Stand, and the July Cup. These three races also were on the board for the undefeated Hungarian star Overdose before foot … Continue reading English Group 1 sprints on agenda for an international cast

Undefeated Greek horse entered Saturday at Haydock Park

Undefeated Greek-bred and raced Ialysos, a son of five-furlong Group 1 winner So Factual (by Known Fact) and the Polish Precedent mare Vallota, is entered in the Listed five-furlong J.W. Lees Achilles Stakes at Haydock Park Saturday. A 5-year-old who’s won all seven of his starts at Markopoulo race track in Greece over a synthetic surface, … Continue reading Undefeated Greek horse entered Saturday at Haydock Park

Futeki charts Brazil sire lines by mares bred in 2008

Japanese blogger Futeki has painstakingly correlated the number of mares bred to stallions in Brazil in 2008 by the sire lines of these horses. You’ll note that lines that are fairly extinct here still have life in Brazil, such as those of Blenheim/Mahmoud, Sicambre/Shantung, Sassafras, Buckpasser, Nashua, Grey Sovereign, Never Bend, and Damascus. Click here … Continue reading Futeki charts Brazil sire lines by mares bred in 2008

Bennett Liebman and the origin of the term “Triple Crown”

Bennett Liebman, executive director of the Government Law Center of Albany Law School, had an interesting post on the New York Times The Rail blog May 24 titled The First American Triple Crown Series. Mr. Liebman, who in previous writings has researched the origins of the term “Triple Crown” as it applies to the Kentucky … Continue reading Bennett Liebman and the origin of the term “Triple Crown”

Raia Leve: Pioneering sold to a group of Brazil stud farms

The Brazilian publication Raia Leve reported that Overbrook Farm’s Pioneering, a Mr. Prospector half-brother to Storm Cat, has been sold to a consortium of Brazilian breeders and will stand the 2009 Southern Hemisphere season at Haras Castelo in Bage, Brazil. The group that reportedly purchased the stallion is comprised of Haras das Estrelas, Haras Nacional, … Continue reading Raia Leve: Pioneering sold to a group of Brazil stud farms