NORTHERN AFLEET STILL VALUE

Bearing in mind that stud fees have been ticking up again, and that proven horses are in demand, we were pretty surprised to hear recently about a stallion that you can still book to. While many other proven stallions are already full, this stallion can still be bred to for

FINDING GOLD ON THE COAST

While horseman in the Northern Hemisphere are working their way through the dark, damp days of winter, a significant portion of the Australasian breeding and racing community were enjoying the sunshine at the Gold Coast in Queensland. From a racing standpoint, the highlight was the A$2,000,000 BMW Magic Millions Two-Year-Old

GERMAN BLOODLINES DOMINATE IN EUROPE

Stacelita (TrueNicks A) was foaled in France, but her pedigree is German on both sides. She is by the great German stallion, Monsun (from a sire line that goes back to 1935 English Triple Crown winner Bahram), out of a mare by Dashing Blade (by Elegant Air, from the Shirley Height/Mill Reef

A TIZNOW SIRELINE?

There was no doubt about Tiznow’s quality as a racehorse. Horse of the Year and Champion of his crop at three, he earned honors a Champion Older Horse the following season. He won a quartet of grade one events, but there is no doubt that his career highlights were his

SAINT BALLADO SIRE LINE – SO NEAR, SO FAR

There was a moment when the Hail to Reason line through Halo threatened to establish itself as the “third force” in U.S. breeding (behind the inevitable Mr. Prospector and Northern Dancer). Of course we still have the ultra-consistent Southern Halo son, More Than Ready (whose own son, Ready’s Image currently has first yearlings), and some imported Sunday Silence stallions (including Hat Trick, who is