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

Giant’s Causeway is big Cat for sire and Ashford

Tapit and Uncle Mo have received the lion’s share of Derby press this year — including from this corner — with potential multiple entries in the classic, but they aren’t the only two. Results from the last few days are a reminder that there’s a third stallion in this elite group with far-reaching influence.  He’s Ashford’s Giant’s … Continue reading Giant’s Causeway is big Cat for sire and Ashford