broodmare

Case Study: New Broodmare Purchase? Now What?

  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 […]

blame

Client Success: Blame Filly Edges Clear at Aqueduct

I’M FINE (f, 3, Blame – Stormy Caress, by Stormy Atlantic) I’M FINE (Blame) got squeezed between foes and was forced to steady when Bella Dominica (Giant Surprise) shut down her lane after the start. The New York-bred Blame filly chased three to four paths off the inside down the backstretch. She then got floated […]

halama

Client Success: Halama Wires, Draws Away at Churchill

HALAMA (f, 2, Pioneerof the Nile–Milania, by Bernardini) Halama (f, 3, Pioneerof the Nile–Milania, by Bernardini) set the pace early, was off the rail into the lane then drew away under jockey Tyler Gaffalione. She was geared down to the wire in winning by three lengths. Halama was acquired in utero for $310,000 at Keeneland […]

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 […]

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 […]

candy ride

OPTIMAL Mating Analysis: Candy Ride Colt May Be Aptly Named

Therideofalifetime (c, 2, Candy Ride (ARG) – Cosmic Evolution, by Proud Citizen) THERIDEOFALIFETIME (c, 2, Candy Ride (Arg) – Cosmic Evolution (SW & GSP, $164,810), by Proud Citizen) looks aptly named if he again runs anywhere close to his sharp wire-to-wire maiden victory Saturday at Keeneland. Rallying to be runner-up when unveiled June 19 at […]

Tonalist's Shape

OPTIMAL 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 navigate two turns. Her other victories were one-turn races from 5 1/2 furlongs to one mile. The Kentucky-bred filly, […]