Blacktypepedigree Notes Archive

Posted 04/19/2016
In the not-yet-that distant times even the best sires covered hardly more than forty mares a year. Then came the time of shuttle-stallions which increased the annual number of partners for these stallions and then, immediately afterwards, the world of the thoroughbred left the former standards and there came a period of rapid growth of the number of mares covered by the most attractive sires, exceeding not just the 100 milestone but sometimes even 200 and as many as 300 with the most attractive NH sires in the British Isles. This has been accompanied by the increase of individual crosses, i.e. connection sire x damsire. Full article
Posted 04/13/2016
Only a handful few of those who were present or watched the event online would forget the electrifying atmosphere that spread over Tattersalls hall during the 2013 December Mares Sales when the chestnut broodmare Dancing Rain entered the sales ring. The Oaks winner, in foal with Frankel, entered the quiet hall to leave when the majestic sum of 4 million guineas flashed on the screen. The price, paid by John Ferguson on behalf of the Sheikh Mohammed, was greatly contributed to by the excellent family established by Rose of Jericho. Full article
Posted 04/05/2016
One of our first Weekly Columns, published in November 2013 and entitled “Montjeu’s Sons on the Rise”, was dedicated to sons of the legendary Montjeu, who had a successful season. Just a few week before, Motivator’s daughter Treve won her first Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Authorized had just his best season as sire and Hurricane Run saw his first Gr.1 winner when his son Ector won Criterium International just a few days before the article. Today, two and a half year later, Montjeu would deserve a new article as the sire of sires, celebrating the achievements of his sons at stud. The main star of the article would be the New-Zealand bred Tavistock, a rather untypical but currently the most successful son of Montjeu at stud. Full article
Posted 03/29/2016
Early last February one of the most successful Australian stallions, Encosta de Lago, was retired aged twenty-one. Looking at the data from the last year’s stud season in Australia, the first one after many years without Encosta de Lago, one cannot fail to notice a considerable demand of breeders for his sons and grandsons. The demand is especially marked in annual comparison. Full article
Posted 03/23/2016
It was indeed a sad news that Cornerstone Stud, Australia, issued on Monday, March 21, when they reported that the leading stallion Hussonet had died of stroke, aged 25. The multiple champion sire in Chile, prominent even after his transfer to Australia, was one of the most successful sons of the sire of sires Mr Prospector, but also one of a number of great stallions – sons of the American champion Sacahuista. Full article
Posted 03/16/2016
She never raced and her stud career was not rich either. She gave birth to just three named foals and only two raced. The first of them finished fourth in a listed race but, above all, became the dam of a Gr. 1 winner and later a champion sire, the second won a Gr.1 race himself and later became a champion sire. The name of the mare was Rolls. Full article
Posted 03/09/2016
The stallion of the Irish Kildangan Stud, Teofilo, experienced the best day of his stud career last Saturday. It all began in Australia, at Randwick, where one of his most successful progeny, the New Zealand bred Kermadec, finished third in the Gr.1 Canterbury Stakes. An hour and a half later, at Flemington, the three-year-old Palentino expanded the number of Teofilo’s Gr. 1 winners when he took the Australian Guineas by a short head and next nine hours later the five-year-old Special Fighter won the Al Maktoum Challenge (Gr.1) at Meydan, the peak of the local Super Saturday, rounding the number of Teofilo’s Gr.1 winners to 10. Full article
Posted 03/01/2016
You will not find a country in the world whose racing industry is not influenced by Sadler’s Wells. The blood of the Coolmore giant spread all over the planet, from major racing powers to countries where racing is marginal. One of the countries that were influenced very strongly is Venezuela – despite the fact that all major races in the country are run on dirt. It is thanks to his son Water Poet. Full article
Posted 02/22/2016 published data from last year’s stud season in France, which provide an interesting insight into French thoroughbred breeding. Let us look at the data in detail. Full article
Posted 02/16/2016
The New Zealand born Suavito, the last year’s winner of the Gr.1 Futurity Stakes, won her second Gr.1 race at Caufield on Saturday, having beaten the two-time Gr.1 winner Lucky Hussler by 3/4 length. Her Saturday achievement is already the third Gr.1 by a horse whose dam was sired by the once Coolmore stallion High Chaparral. Full article
Posted 02/10/2016
There are not many mares whose star shone, at the end of the last century, as bright as that of Oh So Sharp. Bred in Ireland by the Sheikh Mohammed, she scored seven wins of nine races, finishing second in the remaining two. Trained by Sir Henry Cecil, she went to history mainly thanks to the Fillies’ Triple Crown – winning the 1,000 Guineas, Oaks and St Leger to which she added victories in the Solario Stakes, Fillies’ Mile or Nell Gwyn Stakes, at all times ridden by Steve Cauthen. Full article
Posted 02/02/2016
It was just a year ago at Rosehill that the Canonbury Stakes were won by the two-year-old Vancouver for whom the victory became a springboard to win the Gr.2 Todman Stakes and, above all, the Golden Slipper Stakes, the richest race for two-year-olds worldwide, which he took easily. Full article
Posted 01/26/2016
The American Jockey Club Cup (Gr. 2) at Nakayama on Sunday was quite easily won by the seven-year-old Decipher, bred by Darley’s Japanese subsidiary and representing the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Decipher is not just one of seventy-three black-type winners by the Japanese champion Deep Impact, but also the single black-type winner who has Dubai Millennium as damsire. Full article
Posted 01/19/2016
The four-year-old Blarp, the son of the rising star among the American stallions, War Front, and Pulpit’s daughter Storm Tracer, finished third at Fair Ground in the Gr.3 Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap on Saturday. It was the first place in a Group race for the horse trained by Joe Sharp, but it was the twenty-eights black-type score for the War Front x Pulpit cross. Let us look at it in more detail. Full article
Posted 01/12/2016
The Sunday meeting at Kenilworth, South Africa, included 4 group races, two of them classified as Gr.1 with prize money of million rands. In the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate the four-year-old gelding Legal Eagle, the last year’s winner of the South African Derby, won against the odds. More expected finish was that of the Maine Chance Farms Paddock Stakes for fillies, taken by two lengths by the second favourite Smart Call, for whom either it was not her first achievement in a Gr.1 race. The pedigrees of the winners are quite different but they have one thing in common – in both there is the influence of the Australian mare Great Verdict. Full article
Posted 01/06/2016
Galileo, the most successful and most expensive sire today, defended again his championship title in England and Ireland. The successful Coolmore sire has won his seventh title already and once again, not for the first time, he became the champion sire in Europe. Last year’s season, however, brought him two more titles, first in his exceptionally rich career as stallion. Full article
Posted 12/22/2015
The Sunday Asahi Fai Futurity Stakes (G1) at Hansin was taken impressively by the two-year-old son of King Kamehama, Leontes. The bay colt, bred at the mighty Northern Farm, was one of the best-bred horse in the field. His sire is now the number two in Japan behind Deep Impact, his dam Cesario had an exceptional racing career and performs greatly at stud. Three years before Leontes she gave birth to the winner of the Japan Cup and the second in the Tokyo Yushun (The Derby) Epiphaneia. Full article
Posted 12/15/2015
The Sunday meeting at the Sha Tin in Hong Kong with four Gr.1 races was a good end of this year’s season of international races. The peak of the meeting, 25-million-Hong Kong-dollar Longines Hong Kong Cup, was won, rather surprisingly, by the Japanese outsider A Shin Hikari, at odds 38 to 1. The four-year-old grey thus became the 21st Gr.1 winner by champion sire Deep Impact and his fourth Gr.1 winner out of a dam by Storm Cat. Full article
Posted 12/08/2015
The Bangalore 1,000 Guineas (IND-Gr.2) was run at Bangalore on Saturday. Starlet – daughter of the Irish bred Eljohar, the stallion of exceptional pedigree, son of the Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Mehthaaf, whose major achievement on the track was, however, a maiden victory at Yarmouth – unexpectedly took the 4 million rand (EUR 56,000) race. Eljohar is the grandson of Blushing Groom and since the influence of Blushing Groom’s dam Runaway Bride can be found, too, on the dam side of the pedigree, Starlet has expanded the not too numerous group of black-type winners inbred to this mare. Full article
Posted 12/02/2015
A major meeting was held at Tuffontein, South Africa, on Saturday, with seven group races, including the Gr.1 2 million rand Summer Cup. More than the pedigree of the winning Master Sabin, however, I was intrigued, for two reasons, by the pedigree of the five-year Supertube, who took, by 2 and 1/4 lengths, the longest race of the day, the 3,200m long Racing Association Handicap (Gr.3). Full article


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