optimal mating short lists

OBSJUN20 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 acceptable range of value. The process for last week’s OBS Spring Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale was even more fulfilling because I […]

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, […]

owners and breeders

Thea’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 broke her maiden in determined fashion. The 2-1 choice closely tracked the pacesetter behind a :22.23 first quarter. […]