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  • alphaClient Success: Alpha Filly Overcomes Erratic Stretch Run
    CHARLOTTE WEBLEY (f, 3, Alpha – Girl Show, by Wild Rush) CHARLOTTE WEBLEY (f, 3, Alpha–Girl Show, by Wild Rush), bet down to 0.45-1 favoritism, quickley established control and was rated showing the way from the two path on a loosely […]
  • ghostzapperClient Success: Ghostzapper Filly Prevails Under Well-Timed Ride
    PUCA PENNY (f, 4, Ghostzapper–Coppermine, by Unbridled’s Song) PUCA PENNY (f, 4, Ghostzapper–Coppermine, by Unbridled’s Song) entered into the gate as the even-odds favorite. She advanced inside into the far turn and remained […]
  • optimal matingFTISPR20 Recap: OPTIMAL Mating Selections Prove Profitable
    Sales Recap The two-day auction at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium produced numbers on par with last year’s record sale, emboldening the spirits of those involved in the business of buying and selling juvenile racing prospects. From […]
  • Uncle MoClient Success: Slow Fractions Can’t Stop Homebred Uncle Mo Colt
    PLOT THE DOTS (c, 3, Uncle Mo–Lady of Gold, by Medaglia d’Oro) PLOT THE DOTS (c, 3, Uncle Mo–Lady of Gold {GSP-Can, GSP-USA, $254,598}, by Medaglia d’Oro) got a 79 Beyer when second last out in an eight-furlong allowance May […]
  • ViolenceClient Success: Violence Filly Ridden Out While Much The Best
    Lastchanceforlove LASTCHANCEFORLOVE (f, 3, Violence–Awe Hush, by Awesome Again), a sharp front-running debut winner at Fair Grounds Feb. 21, showed speed and tired to finish a well-beaten eighth in her first try versus winners at Gulfstream […]
  • Client Success: Hard Spun Filly Slaloms Her Way Home For CD Win
    SUMMER IN SARATOGA SUMMER IN SARATOGA (f, 4, Hard Spun–Love Theway Youare {GISW, $372,990}, by Arch) split a field of 13 in the Dec. 28 Pago Hop S. at the Fair Grounds and most recently reported home first in a Feb. 13 allowance in the Big […]
  • optimal mating short listsOBSJUN20 Recap: Did the OPTIMAL Mating Short Lists Help?
    Ocala Breeders’ Sales Spring Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale I love the process of analyzing pedigrees, inspecting horses, replaying breeze videos, evaluating vet exams, performing cardio scans and putting all that together to establish an […]
  • optimal matingOPTIMAL Mating Analysis: WV-Homebred Tops $774K Lifetime Earnings
    Anna’s Bandit ANNA’S BANDIT (6, m, Great Notion – Onearmedbandit, by No Armistice) settled off the pace, battled in the two path and then angled out early on the backstretch. She made a bid four wide between foes near the […]
  • spanish kingdomClient Success: $16K Purchase Kicks Clear of Blue Bloods in Salty CD Allowance
    SPANISH KINGDOM SPANISH KINGDOM (g, 3, Animal Kingdom–Ms. Vizcaya, by Successful Appeal) stalked the pace three wide throughout most of the race. He inched forward around the far turn to make a three wide bid for the lead turning for home. The […]
  • Smooth Like StraitOPTIMAL Mating Analysis: Smooth Like Strait wins War Chant Stakes
    Smooth Like Strait Smooth Like Strait returned to his winning ways while racing for the first time outside of Southern California. As the skies were opening up on Saturday at Churchill Downs, he comfortably won the inaugural $100,000 War Chant […]
  • Tonalist's ShapeOPTIMAL Mating Analysis: Tonalist’s Shape Wins Hollywood Wildcat Stakes
    Tonalist’s Shape Tonalist’s Shape returned back to her winning ways with a dominating 3 3/4-length win in the $75,000 Hollywood Wildcat Stakes at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, FL. The win proved that she could successfully […]
  • bloodstock agentsHow Can a Bloodstock Agent Help You?
    What Do Bloodstock Agents Do? Bloodstock agents are equine professionals who buy and sell thoroughbred horses on behalf of their clients in exchange for a commission. Bloodstock agents can specialize in racing stock, breeding stock, or a combination […]
  • spanish kingdomSpanish Kingdom Breaks Maiden On Turf At Fair Grounds
    Bloodstock agent Clark Shepherd reports that SPANISH KINGDOM (g, 3, Animal Kingdom–Ms. Vizcaya, by Successful Appeal) broke awkwardly and was off slow while spotting the leaders several lengths.  He was keen under restraint while three wide on […]
  • lexi on the moveFast Anna Filly Goes Two For Two At Oaklawn
    Bloodstock agent Clark Shepherd reports that LEXI ON THE MOVE (f, 3, Fast Anna–Invalida, by Street Cry {Ire}) took a track-and-trip event restricted to fillies who had previously sold at auction for $60,000 or less by daylight here Feb. 15, […]
  • el supremoEl Supremo Holds On To Break Maiden At Fair Grounds
    Bloodstock agent Clark Shepherd reports that EL SUPREMO (c, 3, Super Saver–My Gi Gi, by E Dubai) settled on the inside, moved closer late on the backstretch and shifted three wide nearing the five-sixteenths marker. He was roused while six […]
  • lastchanceforloveLastchanceforlove Never Looks Back in Debut At Fair Grounds
    Bloodstock agent Clark Shepherd reports that LASTCHANCEFORLOVE (f, 3, Violence–Awe Hush, by Awesome Again), sent off at 3-1 in this unveiling, broke on top and never looked back, graduating by 2 1/2 lengths. Freedom Passage (Verrazano) was the […]
  • debutLexi On The Move Makes Her Debut A Winning One
    Bloodstock agent Clark Shepherd reports that LEXI ON THE MOVE (f, 3, Fast Anna–Invalida, by Street Cry {Ire}) was 4-1 to make her debut a winning one and delivered. Not far off a :21.99 and :45.56 opening pace, Lexi On the Move tipped to the […]
  • hard spunHard Spun Filly Prevails Under Strong Urging at Fair Grounds
    Bloodstock agent Clark Shepherd reports that SUMMER IN SARATOGA (f, 4, Hard Spun–Love Theway Youare {GISW, $372,990}, by Arch) brushed with a foe early, went three wide on the first turn and settled on the outside. The Hard Spun filly went […]
  • bronx rumbleBronx Rumble Powers Home By 8 In 2nd Start at Tampa Bay
    Bloodstock agent Clark Shepherd reports that Bronx Rumble (c, 3, Chitu–Rumble Seat, by Mr. Greeley) pulled his way to terms prompting a rival’s pace racing to the backstretch. He took over racing into the far turn, forged clear into a […]
  • maclean's musicMaclean’s Music Gelding Gets Two Wins In A Row
    Bloodstock agent Clark Shepherd reports that BAOZUN (g, 2, Maclean’s Music–Ron’s Lady, by Elhayq (IRE)) attended the pace along the inside and angled out leaving the turn. He wore down the leaders and edged clear late to win by one […]
  • churchillHalama Breaks Maiden in Debut at Churchill Downs
    Bloodstock agent Clark Shepherd reports that HALAMA (f, 2, Pioneerof the Nile–Milania, by Bernardini) outslugged her two chief rivals in the market to open her account at first asking Saturday at Churchill. Drawn widest of the seven remaining […]
  • black kat tapsBlack Kat Taps Breaks Maiden By 7+ In The Slop At Churchill Downs
    Bloodstock agent Clark Shepherd reports that BLACK KAT TAPS (f, 2, Tapiture – Black Ocean, by Ocean Terrace) broke a bit slow from the gate, chase the pace early and was off the rail into the lane and then drew off under a brisk drive to win […]
  • street senseStreet Sense Filly Breaks Maiden In Second Lifetime Start
    Bloodstock agent Clark Shepherd reports that COMPLETE SENSE (f, 2, Street Sense–Frivolity {GSP, $274,072}, by Corinthian), a distant sixth trying the turf in her career debut at Indiana Sept. 3, was given a 9-1 chance for her dirt bow. Pinched […]
  • summer in saratogaSummer In Saratoga Inches Clear To Win At Keeneland
    Bloodstock agent Clark Shepherd reports that SUMMER IN SARATOGA (f, 3, Hard Spun–Love Theway Youare {GISW, $372,990}, by Arch), a $200,000 KEESEP yearling, made a pair of starts for Chad Brown this season, finishing fourth at Gulfstream Jan. […]
  • owners and breedersThea’s Theme Breaks Maiden in Debut at Saratoga
    Bloodstock agent Clark Shepherd reports that THEA’S THEME (f, 2, Bayern–One More {GSP, $162,884}, by Holy Bull) became trainer Jeremiah Englehart’s second winner of the day at the Spa and eighth 2-year-old winner this year when she […]
  • shepherd equineBloodstock Agent Clark Shepherd Launches Shepherd Equine Advisers
    Longtime thoroughbred bloodstock agent & sales adviser Clark Shepherd has launched Shepherd Equine Advisers, a new full-service Thoroughbred portfolio management company. From his time on the breeding side as a pedigree analyst to his most […]
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