will's secret

Case Study – KY Oaks Contender – Will’s Secret

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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 […]

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american freedom bloodstock agent ky

OPTIMAL Mating Purchase: OBSMAR21 Hip 461 – American Freedom Colt

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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 […]

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fillies

A Tale of Two Fillies

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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 […]

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Dueling Nick Ratings – Who’s Right, Who’s Wrong?

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Dueling Nick Ratings – Who’s Right, Who’s Wrong? This past Saturday, January 23rd, Gulfstream Park hosted the Pegasus World Cup. It’s always a day of great fanfare, pageantry, lofty expectations and a lot of money on the line. That’s why the results of the feature race were so amazing to me. Not so much the […]

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broodmare

Case Study: New Broodmare Purchase? Now What?

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  NEW BROODMARE PURCHASE? NOW WHAT? Some clients may be stallion owners looking for a broodmare to fit a particular stallion or, better yet, multiple stallions on their roster. Some clients may be stallion shareholders looking for a broodmare to fit exactly the stallion they own a part of. Some clients may be commercial breeders […]

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blame

Case Study: Blame’s Potential As Broodmare Sire

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Case Study: Blame’s Potential As Broodmare Sire I have always been a fan of Claiborne Farm’s Blame as a producer of good racehorses. But, in performing weanling and yearling sales analysis, I began to see his name appear more as a broodmare sire. I also saw a familiar female family pattern in his pedigree that […]

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broodmare

Case Study: Buying Broodmares & Selecting Stallions

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Buying Broodmares & Selecting Stallions Buying Broodmares The annual breeding stock sales are by far my most favorite to prepare for and to shop. The quest to find the perfect broodmare in hopes of breeding a future champion. Easier said than done! Stop dreaming and get focused! That’s what I must continually remind myself. That […]

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STALLIONS

Case Study: Two High-End Stallions to Mitigate Risk

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Two High-End Stallions to Mitigate Risk The commercial market is infatuated with elevated stud fees and sales averages of stallions. If it were just that easy to “breed the best to the best”, the average to little guy wouldn’t have a shot. But, if the high-end of the market is where you choose to play, […]

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amanzi yimpilo

OPTIMAL Mating Analysis: Amanzi Yimpilo Beats The Boys For BC Berth

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AMANZI YIMPILO (IRE) (by No Nay Never – Honourably (Ire), by Galileo (IRE)) AMANZI YIMPILO (IRE) (f, 2, by No Nay Never – Honourably (Ire), by Galileo (IRE)) punched her Breeders’ Cup ticket by winning the $102,000 Speakeasy Stakes against the boys on Sept. 26 at Santa Anita Park. The Speakeasy is a Breeders’ Cup […]

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