Morello

Morello – A Promising KY Derby Prospect? – OPTIMAL Mating Profile

MORELLO, 3yo colt, (Classic Empire – Stop the Wedding, by Congrats) Owner(s): Blue Lion Thoroughbreds, Craig Taylor and Diamond T Racing Breeder(s):  Robert B. Tillyer & Dr. Chet Blackey (KY) Trainer: Steve Asmussen Morello, a horse named after Rage Against the Machine’s lead guitarist, is gaining ground in the 3-year-old ranks. If he can keep playing […]

mo donegal

Mo Donegal – A Promising KY Derby Prospect? – OPTIMAL Mating Profile

MO DONEGAL, 3yo colt, (Uncle M0 – Callingmissbrown, by Pulpit) Owner(s): Donegal Racing Breeder(s): Ashview Farm & Colts Neck Stable (KY) Trainer: Todd Pletcher Donegal Racing bought Mo Donegal for $250,000 as a yearling from Ashview Farm’s consignment at the 2020 September Keeneland Yearling Sale. In his second career start, Mo Donegal broke his maiden. […]

Liam's Map

OPTIMAL Mating: Liam’s Map – Saturday Sun, by Sky Mesa

OPTIMAL Mating: Liam’s Map – Saturday Sun, by Sky Mesa Liam’s Map (Unbridled’s Song – Miss Macy Sue, by Trippi)       OPTIMAL Mating Analysis Horses bred on OPTIMAL Matings have proven to possess more potential to become superior racehorses. In fact, most will break their maiden in the first two starts. Combined with […]

maclean's music

OPTIMAL Mating: Maclean’s Music – Frond, by Yes It’s True

OPTIMAL Mating: Maclean’s Music – Frond, by Yes It’s True Maclean’s Music (Distorted Humor – Forest Music, by Unbridled’s Song)   OPTIMAL Mating Analysis Horses bred on OPTIMAL Matings have proven to possess more potential to become superior racehorses. In fact, most will break their maiden in the first two starts. Combined with a good […]

gun runner

OPTIMAL Mating: Gun Runner – Point System, by Broken Vow

OPTIMAL Mating: Gun Runner – Point System, by Broken Vow Gun Runner (Candy Ride (ARG) – Quiet Giant, by Giant’s Causeway)   Point System (Broken Vow – Brownie Point, by Forest Wildcat OPTIMAL Mating Analysis Horses bred on OPTIMAL Matings have proven to possess more potential to become superior racehorses. In fact, most will break […]

will's secret

Case Study – KY Oaks Contender – Will’s Secret

WILL’S SECRET (Will Take Charge – Girls Secret, by Giant’s Causeway) A homebred campaigned by Willis Horton Racing and trained by Dallas Stewart, Will’s Secret was bred in Kentucky by her owner and is out of the winning Giant’s Causeway mare, Girls Secret. Will’s Secret has an overall race record of three wins and three […]

american freedom bloodstock agent ky

OPTIMAL Mating Purchase: OBSMAR21 Hip 461 – American Freedom Colt

OBSMAR21 – Hip 461 – American Freedom / Divine Happiness, by Divine Park Clark Shepherd (Shepherd Equine Advisers), bloodstock agent for Highlander Training Center (Larry Hirsch), purchased this American Freedom colt at the 2021 OBS March Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale from the consignment of Pick View LLC for $260,000. https://obscatalog.com/mar/2021/461.mp4 The American Freedom  colt shared […]

fillies

A Tale of Two Fillies

A Tale of Two Fillies I recently posted a client success story regarding a Distorted Humor filly that broke her maiden in her first start, “Client Success: Homebred Distorted Humor Filly Wins First Out At Laurel” (See pic above). I had the honor of designing the OPTIMAL Mating that produced her for her owner and […]