fillies

A Tale of Two Fillies

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 […]

Distorted Humor

Client Success: Homebred Distorted Humor Filly Wins First Out At Laurel

GRAVITY’S RAINBOW (f, 3, Distorted Humor – Lady of Gold, by Medaglia d’Oro) GRAVITY’S RAINBOW (Distorted Humor) quickly ran up into contention between rivals and prompted the pace while three wide. She moved alongside Likely Choice with three furlongs remaining and secured command approaching the stretch. The bay filly opened up under strong handling by […]

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

Case Study: Blame’s Potential As Broodmare Sire

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 […]

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 […]

broodmare

Case Study: Buying Broodmares & Selecting Stallions

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 […]

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 […]