Sparkman: Solving Rubick’s cube

by John P. Sparkman 4 years ago

The course of great sire lines is sometimes decided by chance, but more often by careful planning, and there is no more careful planner in the Thoroughbred world than John Magnier, master of Coolmore. Magnier’s stated purpose in purchasing an interest in current star Australian 2-year-old Rubick is to replace his aging sire, dual Australian leading sire Encosta de Lago, but the chain of events that led to Rubick illustrates the role of both chance and planning in the fortunes of the Thoroughbred.

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