Cathryn Sophia Is The Boss In Kentucky Oaks

For a horse who was advertised to stand at just $12,500 in 2016, Street Boss has done commendably to sire at least one top-class horse in each of his first three Northern Hemispher crops. From his initial runners came the King’s Bishop Stakes (gr. I) scorer, Capo Bastone; Danza, who

STRANGE DAYS INDEED

We we’re pretty sure that John Lennon didn’t have Kentucky Derby trials in mind when he penned the chorus of “Nobody Told Me” but, “strange days indeed” was our immediate reaction to the results of the Arkansas Derby (gr. I) and Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) on Saturday. After all,

WILL TAKE CHARGE SHINES LIGHT ON FAPPIANO INBREEDING

Classic trials apart, in the U.S. the championship-defining contests for straight 3-year-olds are usually the three Triple Crown events plus the Haskell Invitational (gr. I) and the Travers Stakes (gr. I). Prior to the weekend, the first four events had taken place and had been won by four different horses:

FAST STARTING FRESHMAN

It’s early, make that very early, to starting reviewing the progress of the 2012 freshman sires, but remarkably at least 40 of them have already been represented by a winner. The surprise leader is Magna Graduate, who has two winners from seven starters, including Blueeyesintherein, winner of the Debutante Stakes

OFFSPRING OF FRESHMAN SIRES STRUT THEIR STUFF AT OBS

The OBS March Two-Year-Old in Training Sales offers the first chance to get a preview of juveniles by many of the year’s freshman sire crop, so we ran a quick eye over some of those represented at next week’s sale. Two of the biggest names among the freshman, the classic