I added some comments on Hungry Island to Frank’s post to flesh out Verrazano’s possibilities down the road.—SHF
The following article first appeared earlier this week at Paulick Report.
One advantage that home breeders have in the selection of stock is that they can make themselves aware of subtleties in stock that are meaningful and can disregard things that are not.
For Emory Alexander Hamilton, who bred and sold the unbeaten Kentucky Derby prospect Verrazano, knowledge of one of her family’s King Ranch Thoroughbred lines led her to purchase a landmark mare that has shaped Hamilton’s breeding program for three decades.
In a recent interview, Hamilton recalled that her sister, Helen Alexander, “had taken over the management of the King Ranch Thoroughbreds after our grandfather died. She sold some colts, and in 1980, she also included fillies in the King Ranch consignment.”
Among those fillies was an elegant bay by French highweight Blushing Groom and the second foal out of the talented Dr. Fager mare Remedia, a daughter…
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