Kingmambo and Arch

Kingmambo and Arch, both influential sires, died recently, and I had occasion to speak about them Wednesday on the Steve Byk show. You can listen to it below, at the end of the post. Also included here is the link to the post I wrote about Kingmambo on Sept. 29, 2010, the day after he … Continue reading Kingmambo and Arch

Kingmambo had European race record but a lot of demand

Lane’s End’s Kingmambo, the sire of 21 Group/Grade 1 winners to date (and 76 Group and Listed stakes winners), was officially retired from stud duty Sept. 28, but his phenomenal international success as a US-based sire is a reminder in today’s market that a European-raced horse can succeed here despite proclamations to the contrary. In … Continue reading Kingmambo had European race record but a lot of demand

El Condor Pasa was key that led to Derby hero Workforce

A few days ago, while still basking in the glow of Workforce’s Derby tour de force, Juddmonte’s 3-year-old filly Kilo Alpha won a conditions race at Longchamp to go 2 for 5 and showed some promise for the future, either in Europe or the US perhaps. She, like the Derby winner, is by King’s Best from a Sadler’s Wells … Continue reading El Condor Pasa was key that led to Derby hero Workforce

Jackson’s worlds collide: Gozzip Girl and Rachel Alexandra

Jess Jackson paid millions before the Preakness to buy Rachel Alexandra, the best 3-year-old dirt filly in the country. He sold Gozzip Girl, now the best 3-year-old turf filly in the country, for peanuts as a yearling (at least in comparison to what he paid for Rachel!). Somewhere down the line the two fillies might meet — … Continue reading Jackson’s worlds collide: Gozzip Girl and Rachel Alexandra