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Discussion on Oxbow's Color

While definitely roan, he can only be called bay, since neither his sire nor dam is grey. Pretty interesting.

Pedigree Profile: Oxbow

Oxbow, under Hall of Famer Gary Stevens, set modest fractions and ran away with the Preakness Stakes, spoiling Orb's bid for a Triple Crown.

Pedigree Profile: Itsmyluckyday

There are few incidents in the thoroughbred world over the last few years that you could categorize as more tragic than the death of Lawyer Ron after siring only two foal crops and showing a world of promise.

Stallion Profile: Midnight Lute

Typically, big time sires will have one, maybe two top end runners in any given year on the Road to the Roses. Maybe they're lucky and have a filly that's gunning for the Oaks. If your first crop is doing that, you're unbelievable.

Storm Cat: A Legacy Of Domination

There are a lot of words that could be used to describe Storm Cat: Major; Significant; Influential; Dominant. But The Form said it best on Twitter: Storm Cat was a Breed Shaping sire.

Storm Cat (1983 - 2013)

The passing of a legendary stallion.

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Arrowfield Sets Fee for Animal Kingdom |

Approximately $40k to breed to Derby and World Cup winner Animal Kingdom.

Pedigree Profile: Java's War

A closer look at the family of the winner of the G1-Bluegrass Stakes.

Stallion Profile: Kitten's Joy

It's Spring. Keeneland is now open. That means it's time for the Ramseys and their homebred stallion, Kitten's Joy, to start raking in the hardware.

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Oatsee off to Frankel

She foaled her Bernardini filly on Wednesday and she's off to England in the coming weeks.

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Celebrating Storm Cat

Great piece over at the Form today celebrating Storm Cat as he celebrates his 30th birthday.

Pedigree Profile: Orb

From the female family that produced the great Ruffian, Orb has shown himself to be the top 3 year old by making a dominant run down the middle of the sloppy track in the Kentucky Derby.

Stallion Profile: Tapit

Of all of the stallions in North America, one currently stands above the rest: Tapit. He's made his mark to the point that there is speculation he could be in such demand that his stud fee could begin to approach the high end fees of the 1980s.

Pedigree Profile: Super Ninety Nine

After romping in the slop at Oaklawn Park to win the G3-Southwest Stakes, Super Ninety Nine firmly established himself amongst the top contenders currently on the Kentucky Derby Trail.

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Rachel Alexandra Delivers Filly

By Bernardini, the little gal is a whopping 140 pounds. No word on where she is headed this year.

Frankel's First Breedings This Week

Wow. What a lineup of mares.

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Questing Retired

4 year old filly to be bred to Bernardini this year. Lingering issues and ailments beginning with the removal of a chip from her ankle and moving into pneumonia.

Pedigree Profile: Verrazano

Coolmore is apparently just buying every 2 and 3 year old that shows brilliance and has a solid pedigree now.

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Full Brother to Frankel Born

Kind gave birth to a chestnut colt by Galileo on February 2nd. Talk about high expectations. Kind is headed back to Galileo this year because you don't mess with that kind of success once you find it.

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Goldikova's First Foal a Colt

The colt is by Galileo. She's booked back to Galileo for 2013.

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Midday Delivers Colt

She's headed to Frankel this year.

Pedigree Terminology

Behind the scenes of the races, away from the bright lights of the Triple Crown and the Breeders’ Cup, far from the throngs of bettors that pack venues for the major events of the racing year, breeders work every day to make the industry go round.

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Eblouissante vs. Zenyatta and Herd Dynamics (

This is a fascinating piece comparing half-sisters Zenyatta and Eblouissante (winner of her second career race last Thursday) under to lens of herd dynamics... something I've never even thought of before!

Frankel: Too well bred?

Frankel, being a son of the best sire in the world, Galileo, and a grandson of another two world-beating sires, Danehill and Sadler's Wells, may limit his options due to potential inbreeding when booking mares.

Multi Surface Graded Stakes Winners Since 2006

The dawn of the "Synthetic Era" in 2006 has challenged horses' abilities to win over a variety of different surfaces. Which horses have won graded stakes races over multiple surfaces since 2006? More than you might think.

January Sale Ends with Big Gains

Great Showing for the January Sale.

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Great Article on X-Rays at the Sales

A fantastic first-person account concerning the issues around consignor and buyer perspectives on X-Rays submitted for the Keeneland Sales. Definitely worth a read.

New Stallions for 2013

What do the prospects of the class of 2013 look like now that the prices are set for the breeding season?

Industry News Roundup

A couple takes on some interesting Industry News stories.

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Awesome Feather Retired

One of the most talented fillies I've seen. But her soundness issues prevented her from becoming a bonafide superstar. Best of luck to her as a broodmare.

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Animal Kingdom News & Future Plans

Major news about the future plans for 2011 Kentucky Derby winner and 2012 Breeders' Cup Mile runner-up Animal Kingdom.

Aminal Kingdom to embark on a wild journey

Major news about the future plans for 2011 Kentucky Derby winner and 2012 Breeders' Cup Mile runner-up Animal Kingdom.