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Kentucky Derby Countdown – Justify and Mendelssohn

Commenting upon a post parade on TVG, Simon Bray said, “I’ve never met a Scat Daddy I didn’t like.” Most horsemen share this opinion these days. In what has been called the deepest Kentucky Derby crop in recent memory, after a spate of lightweight fields, the late Scat Daddy, with his penultimate crop, stands out. Two will surely be in the field, and they are both thrilling colts—Justify and Mendelssohn.

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Arrogate vs Gun Runner

We have, this year, two knockouts beginning their careers as stallions, Arrogate and Gun Runner, and it seems likely that they will duke it out for reigning freshman sire three years from now. The question is, which one will be more successful? Can we make a prediction based on pedigree, race record, and looks? Maybe not, but I’d sure like to try.

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Stud Notes: Capo Bastone’s First Winner

An unlikely star emerged from the first crop of Adena Springs Kentucky’s stallion, Capo Bastone (Street Boss/Fight to Love). In the second race at Keeneland on April 11, 2018, Hargus won a maiden special weight for two-year-olds by 2 ½ lengths, earning $26,820. Capo Bastone stands for $4,000, and wasn’t on anybody’s radar as a freshman sire to watch.

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Stud Notes: Death of Giant’s Causeway

If one were to design the ideal horse, the result might very well be Giant’s Causeway, whose death at 21 on April 16, 2018 marks a great loss for the thoroughbred horse industry. Without question Storm Cat’s best son at stud, his sons and daughters have thrived on the race track and in the breeding shed themselves; a Giant’s Causeway mare is the dam of the great Gun Runner. European Horse of the Year and Champion Three-Year-Old Colt, he was also a three-time champion sire, equaling Danzig’s record. He never finished worse than second, running 13 times with nine wins and four seconds.

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Stud Notes: The Strange Case of the Vanishing Stallion

Majestic_WarriorRemember Majestic Warrior? A beautifully bred, precocious, grade one winning son of A.P. Indy, out of the millionaire, multiple grade one winning daughter of Seeking the Gold, Dream Supreme, he was the leading sophomore sire of 2013, thanks in part to his fantastic first crop daughter, Princess of Sylmar. She swept the Coaching Club American Oaks-G1, the Kentucky Oaks-G1 (defeating Beholder) and the Beldame Invitational S.-G1 (defeating Royal Delta), earning over $1.6 million.

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Stud Notes: Selling a New Stallion

KarakontieUnless you're standing a horse with instant name recognition and a high profile career (think American Pharoah or Honor Code), getting mares booked to a freshman sire can be a daunting proposition. As lower end horses sell worse and worse at auction, while competition for the few mares, two year olds, yearlings and weanlings who are in foal to or by the hottest horses (think Tapit and War Front) and who tick all the boxes in terms of physical perfection heats up, stud farms must bring more and more creativity to their marketing of young stallions.

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