summer front

OPTIMAL Maidens: Summer Front Firster Gets Geared-Down Win

CAMP HOPE (c, 2, Summer Front–Praising, by Pulpit) Camp Hope (Summer Front), overlooked at 10-1 for his debut, raced forwardly placed four-wide into the first turn as a pair of longshots slugged it out through moderate opening splits. Eagerly closing on the leaders on the far turn, the dark bay forged an advantage turning for home […]

Competitive Edge

Client Success: Competitive Edge Filly Wires Laurel Maidens

PAGO QUERIDO (f, 3, Competitive Edge–Lefreakcestchic, by Bellamy Road) PAGO QUERIDO (f, 3, Competitive Edge–Lefreakcestchic, by Bellamy Road) became the newest winner for Competitive Edge on Thursday with a Maiden Special Weight victory at Laurel. Dispatched at 10-1 in the cut back to seven furlongs, the dark bay filly broke strong, quickly took the lead […]

STALLIONS

Case Study: Two High-End Stallions to Mitigate Risk

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, […]

spanish kingdom

Client Success: Spanish Kingdom Holds Keeneland Blue Bloods At Bay

SPANISH KINGDOM SPANISH KINGDOM (g, 3, Animal Kingdom–Mis Vizcaya {MSP}, by Successful Appeal), a winner in an 8 1/2-furlong Churchill allowance in May, was fifth–beaten a length–in the July 12 GIII Transylvania S. before finishing third going a sixteenth shorter last time out at Churchill Sept. 5. Sent off at 5-2 here, the gelding stalked […]

goldencents

OPTIMAL Mating Purchase: Goldencents – Appealing Cat, by Successful Appeal

KEESEP20 – Hip 1255 – Goldencents / Appealing Cat, by Successful Appeal Clark Shepherd (Shepherd Equine Advisers), bloodstock agent for Wayne Sanders & Larry Hirsch, purchased this Goldencents colt at the 2020 Keeneland September Yearling Sale from the consignment of Eaton Sales for $110,000. He was bred by Spendthrift Farm LLC. The colt’s dam, Appealing […]

congrats

Client Success: NY-Bred Congrats Colt Prevails At Saratoga

SMITE (c, 3, Congrats–Double Dinghy Day, by Forestry) SMITE (c, 3, Congrats–Double Dinghy Day, by Forestry) was hustled from the start, contested the past and vied inside on the turn. He was asked near the quarter-pole and responded well when put to the whip in upper stretch. The Congrats colt battled with the runner-up in […]

broodmare sire

Case Study: Bernardini’s Brilliance As Broodmare Sire

Case Study: Bernardini’s Excellence As Broodmare Sire Anyone who follows race results on a daily basis has likely taken notice of the rise of Bernardini as a must-have broodmare sire. I have always been a fan of the Darley stallion as a producer of good racehorses. But, in performing weanling and yearling sales analysis, I […]