WAR FRONT/PULPIT WAS A PREDICTABLE NICK

While there is no doubt that nicks tend to run in sire lines, we’ve also often found it profitable to consider the dam of a stallion when attempting to predict potential crosses. For example, when Smart Strike retired to stud, we noted that he was a half brother to champion

UNLIKELY HERO

A busy week means that we’ve only just found a minute to post about last week’s Kentucky Derby (gr. I) trials, the the Florida Derby (gr. I), the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) and UAE Derby (gr. II). The two events run in the U.S., and both worth $600,000 to the