Tags ‘Malibu Moon’

Close Call: Kitten’s Joy Edges Speightstown to Top Sire List

It was an extremely close race, but it appears Ramsey Farm’s Kitten’s Joy has secured the title of leading North American sire by earnings for 2013. Heading into today’s cards,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred sale: Some horses to watch in the sales ring

DRF | 9 months ago
Joe Nevills examines five standout catalog pages from the Fasig-Tipton New-York preferred yearling sale. Read More...

Hughes sees upside in breeding promotions

DRF | 10 months ago
Since he purchased historic Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky., in 2004, B. Wayne Hughes has brought the farm back to prominence as a stallion operation and helped revolutionize the stallion business, too. Read More...

No crossing the Atlantic divide

He excelled in America, but A.P. Indy is largely lost in translation in Europe more » Read More...

Orb is a testament to patience and planning

DRF | 11 months ago
There was a moment several years ago when it would have looked smart to sell Lady Liberty. The mare descended from an illustrious family tree that features such names as Ruffian and Private Terms. But her branch of the family had not produced a major runner since her dam, Mesabi Maiden, won the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes in 1996. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton Florida sale: A. P. Indy’s influence reigns supreme

DRF | 1 year ago
Joe Nevills and Nicole Russo On the day a juvenile from his final crop sold for seven figures, the influence of the great A.P. Indy continued to be apparent at the Fasig-Tipton Florida sale of selected 2-year-olds in training. Of the sale's top 10 highest-priced horses, nine were sired by A.P. Indy, one of his sons, or a grandson. That included the sale topper, a Bernardini colt who went for $1.6 million to Robert LaPenta. read more Read More...

Dunkirk, Exchange Rate colts turn in fastest furlong at Barretts breeze show

DRF | 1 year ago
Joe Nevills 0 Two colts tied for the fastest time over one furlong on Friday at the Barretts March selected 2-year-olds in training sale b... Read More...

Under the spotlight: pedigree of Malibu Moon colt Orb

Orb and Cerro are two three-year-olds on the radar for the classics after winning allowance optional claiming races at 1 1/8 miles at Gulfstream the same day, Jan. 26. Both colts have similar records—two wins from five starts—and are improv... Read More...

Havre de Grace settles in to farm life, mate to be decided [Poll]

DRF | 1 year ago
Joe Nevills 0 Fasig-Tipton PhotoReigning Horse of the Year Havre de Grace, who sold to Mandy Pope's Whisper Hill Farm for $10 million at t... Read More...

Spendthrift stud fees will remain at 2012 levels

DRF | 1 year ago
DRF Breeding staff 0 B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm released its 2013 stallion roster on Wednesday, and announced that all fees f... Read More...

Ghostzapper colt from ‘Rags’ and Jazil family wins Derby

For the fifth consecutive year, a US-based sire was represented by the winner of the Russian Derby. Ghostzapper’s well-bred son Ghost Honour won the 2400-meter Russian classic on dirt at the Central Moscow Hippodrome Sunday, August 19, following ... Read More...

Non stakes-winning sires have had enough success at stud

I recently gave a regional breeder a piece of advice on a potential sire prospect who’d shown ability on the track in limited starts, had placed in a stakes race, is a handsome physical specimen, and is by one of the leading young sires at stud f... Read More...

Eden’s Moon Powers to Las Virgenes Win

Bridlewood Farm-bred 3-year-old filly notches Grade 1 victory; connections eye Kentucky Oaks. Florida-bred Eden’s Moon made the transition from  maiden ranks to Grade 1 winner look easy on Saturday as she powered to a 3 ¼-length victory in the Las ... Read More...

Eden’s Moon powers to Las Virgenes score

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Eden’s Moon made the transition from maiden ranks to Grade 1 winner look easy on Saturday as the daughter of Malibu Moon powered to a 3 ¼-length victory in the Las Virgenes Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita. Read More...