Blacktypepedigree Notes Archive

Posted 09/13/2016
Last year Qualify’s triumph in the Oaks showed that the Fastnet Rock – Galileo cross was able to produce truly exceptional individuals. The true harvest for this combination came last weekend, when three thoroughbreds of this combination achieved group wins, including Gr.1 Moyglare Stud Stakes. Full article
Posted 09/08/2016
The last day of August Saratoga hosted the Gr.2 With Anticipation Stakes for two-year-olds over 8 and ½ furlongs. The favourite Made You Look dived down the inside in the last bend, took the lead and won by two lengths, thus turning into victory second of his three runs. The colt is the grandson of the legendary Serena’s Song and already the thirteenth black-type winner of the family established by this champion.  Full article
Posted 08/31/2016
Whenever you say Fairy Bridge, every horseman who is just a little in the picture will remember her son Sadler’s Wells. And rightly so. Bold Reason’s daughter Fairy Bridge went down to the history of racing by this stallion, excellent on the racecourse and almost invincible at stud. The stallion who gave us the great feeling of living in a historical moment was not the only son of Fairy Bridge successful at stud – his full brother Fairy King fared well too, the prematurely deceased Tate Gallery showed some talent too and half-brother Perugino did not get lost either. Full article
Posted 08/24/2016
Three Gr.2 races were run at the Curragh on Sunday, including the Debutante Stakes for two-year-old fillies. The race was won by Aidan O’Brien’s Rhododendron from another O’Brien’s filly Hydrangea. The two fillies share not only the trainer but they are also daughters of Galileo and their dams are by Pivotal. Full article
Posted 08/16/2016
It is very interesting to watch the first-crop stallions in Europe – not just because of the first two-year-olds by the excellent Frankel, but other debutantes such as Bated Breath, Famous Name, Sir Prancealot and others fare well. But stallions with the first crop are not uninteresting in America either. After the Sunday meeting at Saratoga, they are led by Mineshaft’s son Dialed In. Full article
Posted 08/09/2016
On July 28, Mr Prospector’s son Seeking The Gold was euthanized. For a long time he was one of the pillars not just of his home Claiborne Farm but of all breeding in North America. Last weekend he commanded attention again, this time as a damsire and outside U.S., to show how influential and successful stallion he was. Full article
Posted 08/02/2016
Super Saturday at Greyville, South Africa, gave birth to a new star among the South African stallions. It is the Australian-bred Gimmethegreenlight, based at Varsfontein stud with a fee of 20,000 rands. Hist two-year-old progeny of the stallion’s first crop put their sire, by two wins in stakes races, to the very top of the first crop sire championship. Full article
Posted 07/20/2016
The four countries belong among East European countries but they call themselves Central European, the proof in case being that they recently held (together with Austria) their cup called the Central European Breeders’ Cup. Sadly, this is all history but these four countries, formerly members of the Soviet bloc, have much in common, among other things also in racing and thoroughbred breeding. Full article
Posted 07/12/2016
Tapit. A name that is worth USD 300,000 for broodmare owners. Such is the stallion’s fee at Gainesway Farm for the last two seasons and it makes him the most expensive American stallion. The champion sire, the sire of eighty-two black-type winners (8%) whose progeny won USD 100 million dollars, has nothing to prove at stud and the only thing that is missing in his list of achievements is the victory of his progeny in the Kentucky Derby. Full article
Posted 07/06/2016
On Sunday Saint-Cloud, France, hosted three black-type races, two of which were won by horses that are related in direct line to the Champion Stakes winner and stallion at Nunnery Stud, Nayef. The Prix de Malleret (Gr.2) was won by his daughter Al Wathna, the Prix de Saint-Patrick (L) by his grandson Ghaaly, the son of the Prix Jean Prat winner Tamayuz. Through Nayef, both have in their veins the blood of one of the most successful broodmares in thoroughbred history, Height of Fashion. Full article
Posted 06/28/2016
When Scat Daddy died prematurely last December, aged just fourteen, it was a huge loss not just for his home Ashford Stud but for all breeding in America North and South – he shuttled on the regular basis to Haras Paso Nevado, Chile. His achievements in South America inspired in 2012 another Chilean breeder, Haras Mocito Guapo, to hire his full brother Grand Daddy. This decision is bearing fruit right now. Full article
Posted 06/22/2016
Five-day Royal Ascot has brought, besides great races, a number of insights for breeders. This year’s meeting was not just about the first two black-type progeny by Frankel, it was a milestone for Choisir, the Australia-bred son of Danehill Dancer. Full article
Posted 06/15/2016
The two-time Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Lure went down to history not just thanks to his excellent racing career but as one of the talented stallions whose careers at stud were severely limited by their low fertility rates. He had just 133 progeny but thanks to one of them, Orpen, his life today still circulates in the veins of big winners. The last weekend showed that it was not just through Orpen. Full article
Posted 06/07/2016
Do you know what Eclipse and Cape Cross have in common? Both have managed, as stallions, to produce not just The Derby winner but also the sire and the dam of The Derby winner.   Full article
Posted 05/29/2016
Music Mandate won the Dombeen 10,000 at Doombeen, Australia, a Gr.1 race over 1,350m; a day later Rapper Dragon triumphed in The Lion Rock Trophy, a local Gr.3 race in Hong Kong. Both are out of dams by Danehill Dancer who thus closed exceptionally successful two weeks during which he achieved major milestones of his stud career, both as sire of sires and damsire. Full article
Posted 05/25/2016
The two-day meeting at Pimlico was marked mainly by the Preakness Stakes, in which Exaggerator blew the first-in-life defeat to the Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist. However, the remaining seven graded races deserved attention too, including the Friday-run Pimlico Distaff Stakes (Gr.3), taken by a ½ length by the four-year-old Ahh Chocolate, the first black-type winner and so-far the most successful thoroughbred out of a dam by Saint Liam. Full article
Posted 05/17/2016
The history knows many stallions who, despite excellent racing careers and excellent pedigree, stayed behind expectations at stud but gradually built their reputation as damsires. Looking at the pedigrees of black-type winners of recent days, one cannot leave unnoticed the growing achievements of progeny out of daughters sired by the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner, Sadler’s Wells’s son Carnegie. He, too, could be included among those sires who got higher renown through his daughters. Full article
Posted 05/11/2016
A year ago, on April 23, the two-year-old Washington DC won, as the very first progeny by Zoffany, a maiden race at Tipperary. He thus launched a season for the debuting Coolmore stallion in which six of his progeny won black-type races and Zoffany became the first-crop champion sire. This weekend, on the other side of the world, another Dansili’s son, Zacinto, had a similarly impressive start as two of his progeny made two listed wins in a single day. Full article
Posted 05/04/2016
The 1-2-3 finish achieved by Minding, Ballydoyle and Alice Springs in the 1,000 Guineas on Sunday added, in a great style, this English classic on a long list of major races won by Galileo's progeny. Until then, none of his daughters won it, despite a number of places scored. The Sunday success was exceptional from the historical perspective too, especially if you add to it the Saturday result of the 2,000 Guineas. Full article
Posted 04/27/2016
The former European champion stayer and later the leading Japanese stallion Opera House has died aged 28 due to an injury sustained in the paddock. Bred by Meon Valley Stud, England, and the sire to the once richest horse in the world, T M Opera O, deserves a short memory. Full article


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