Freakish stories for Aaron Shorter? Maybesomaybenot?

Who’s Aaron Shorter? He’s an owner-breeder-trainer from Sullivan, Indiana, based at present at Prairie Meadows racetrack with a four-head string owned mostly by him and his father. “I have one outside horse,” he said. As far as I’ve known Aaron, he’s almost had terrific luck on several occasions, but just, freakishly, missed, by that much.   … Continue reading Freakish stories for Aaron Shorter? Maybesomaybenot?

Paddy O’Prado making a name as a valuable sire prospect

  The recent Grade 2 Virginia Derby winner Paddy O’Prado is making a name for himself as a stallion prospect with each graded stakes win on turf—and there are three such races now. Oxymoronic? Yes. Ordinarily, US graded turf stakes wins wouldn’t make a commercial stallion prospect, but a precedent with close ties to Paddy exists in … Continue reading Paddy O’Prado making a name as a valuable sire prospect

Fasig-Tipton sale good for Crossroads agency, @Stu108

The Fasig-Tipton July yearling sale session that just ended started slowly today under cloudy skies and rain but brightened considerably this afternoon, at least for some. It did for Greg and Beth Burchell’s Crossroads Sales Agency about an hour and a half ago when Hip 118, a Jazil colt from Spanish Cat, by Hennessy, conceived on a $12,500 stud … Continue reading Fasig-Tipton sale good for Crossroads agency, @Stu108