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Pedigree Profile: Untapable

What a filly.

Pedigree Profile: General a Rod

Can he win? Heck, can he beat Wildcat Red?

Pedigree Profile: Ride on Curlin

Does Billy Gowan have himself a Derby winner?

Pedigree Profile: Wildcat Red

Can he get the distance? Can he win the Derby from the front?

Pedigree Profile: Samraat

(NY) doesn't equal second rate anymore.

Pedigree Profile: Hoppertunity

He's got a chance, folks.

Pedigree Profile: Danza

Who? is the boss, that is.

Pedigree Profile: Wicked Strong

Can he get the distance?

Pedigree Profile: California Chrome

Can you believe that the owners of California Chrome have 2 FULL SISTERS ON THE FARM! That's just straight money in the bank.

Pedigree Profile: Toast of New York

The biggest question of his career thus far looms like a, like an, like, heck, I'm no poet: Will he like dirt?

Pedigree Profile: Candy Boy

Gary Stevens likes him and so should you.

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Great story on Wildcat Heir

One of those great stories that you've (and me) have never heard of.

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After Market Sold to Turkey

The 10-year old son of Storm Cat will move from Lane's End to Istanbul. So here come the string of big winners for him, right?

2013 Stallions to Watch in 2014 and Beyond

Four non-superstar stallions to keep an eye on.

Musings: The State of the Breeding Industry

My amateurish take.

Pedigree Profile: Groupie Doll

All of your dollars now belong to Mandy Pope.

Pedigree Profiles: Arc Day

Orfevre? Yes, Orfevre.

Keeneland Yearling Sale a Huge Success

Note: Headline may be understating the actual results

Thursday Thoughts

Maybe Belmont’s Pick 6 will carry over again today. Then I’ll have to play it, if only to have a glimmer of hope, or at least hold onto that glimmer until the first race finishes.

Keeneland September: Book 1 Wrap Up

Holy Wow.

Random Thoughts for a Monday

Been crazy busy over the past two weeks, so sorry for the light involvement. But here’s like a couple thousand word diatribe to make up for it!

Keeneland September Yearling Sale Preview

Fall is fast approaching, as is the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

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Hangin' With Haskin | Tale of Two Darleys and a Kitten | Blog Stable

Steven Haskin at the Blood-Horse with an intriguing story.

Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Yearling Sale

All numbers are up after Session 1.

Pedigree Profile: Cross Traffic

An impressive front-running winner of the G1-Whitney, Cross Traffic is a late bloomer who looks to run away from the best handicap horses as summer turns to fall.

Stallion Profile: Take Charge Indy

One of the last great sons of A.P. Indy retires due to injury.

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Stallion Unbridled's Song Euthanized

After a rapid decline in his heath, Rood and Riddle found a invasive and aggressive tumor in his sinus cavities.

A View from the Sales Ring: Fasig Tipton July Sale

There are several cornerstone events on the yearly sales calendar, none bigger than the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. But the bell-weather of the yearling sales is always the Fasig Tipton July Select Yearling Sale.

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Japan Select Sale: Deep Impact yearlings lead record totals (

"The Japan Horse Racing Association’s select sale kicked off its two-day run Monday with the yearling session, which posted record gross receipts and was headlined by an almost $1.8 million Deep Im...
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Pedigree Profile: Byrama (GB)

A through and through European pedigree, Byrama (GB) has developed from a nice stakes horse as a juvenile and a 3 year old into a really top end Grade 1 filly as a 4 year old. But why did it take so long to stretch her from a sprint to a route?

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Lane's End Weekender Pedigree: Close Hatches

When I sat down this morning to peruse the racing publications of the world, I was dismayed to see the PR's Weekender Profile of the First Defense filly and G1-Mother Goose winner Close Hatches. Not because it isn't brilliantly written, nay, Frank Mitchell always does a fantastic job, but because I wanted to do my own. Oh well. Way to burst my bubble, Ray Paulick.

Pedigree Profile: Palace Malice

A close second in the G1-Blue Grass plus an insane opening half-mile in the Derby apparently equals a win in the G1-Belmont for Palace Malice.