Candy Ride | Fee: $35k (Lane’s End)

Candy Ride (2014 Stud Fee: $35,000)

Candy Ride could be sitting on a big year with his sons SHARED BELIEF and CANDY BOY in the thick of the Road to the Kentucky Derby. For those that do not recall, Candy Ride retired a perfect six for six after running past Medaglia d’Oro in the 2003 Pacific Classic. Candy Ride’s best progeny […]

2014 Freshman Sires: Power Broker

2014 Freshman Sire Power Broker stands at Hill 'n' Dale Stud for $10,000

Power Broker (Pulpit x Shop Again by Wild Again): John Sikura’s Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms has locked into yet another great stallion prospect. As they reload their roster, Hill ‘n’ Dale is in a wonderful position to continue their storied history in a successful way with the addition of new stallions like Zensational, Concord Point, […]

2014 Freshman Sires: Orb

Kentucky Derby Future Pool 1

Along with Animal Kingdom, Orb will become the first Kentucky Derby winner to stand in Kentucky since Super Saver in 2011 and the second since Big Brown in 2009. This makes him a unique commodity within the breeding community and a surefire success plan for broodmares headed to auction. He will stand for $25,000 S/N […]

Point of Entry: The next Dynaformer or the next Point Given?


New Kentucky stallions for 2014 include Grade 1 winners like Oxbow, Shanghai Bobby, Take Charge Indy, Justin Phillip, Liaison, Violence, Jimmy Creed, Overanalyze and Denman among many others. None of them will have a stud fee as high as Point of Entry, the five-year-old son of Dynaformer who will command a whopping $25,000 stud fee […]

2014 Freshman Sires: WinStar Farm’s Paynter

WinStar Farm stallion Paynter

The first time I heard the name Paynter was during a discussion with my friend Justin Zayat. He told me of this freaky fast colt Zayat Stables owned that hadn’t started yet, but trainer Bob Baffert considered a Kentucky Derby contender. My first thought? Yea, right. Nobody is good enough to win the Kentucky Derby […]

Zenyatta in foal to War Front; Frankel better pick

War Front x Zenyatta

2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and one of the greatest mares of all time, Zenyatta, is 37 days in foal to Claiborne Farm stallion War Front ($80,000 Stands & Nurses). The 2010 Horse of the Year has already produced a 2012 colt by Bernardini and a 2013 son of Tapit. War Front is an up […]

Five comparable stallions to Bernardini for 1/3 cost

Stallion Bernardini

Third crop sire Bernardini will stand at Darley for $150k in 2013 just as he did in 2012. He is the last great son of the prolific A.P. Indy and he boasts a wonderful female family as he is by the Grade 1 winning Quiet American mare Cara Rafaela. He was a classic winner and […]

2013 Kentucky Stallions: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Every year a platoon of stallion prospects come to the blue grass of Kentucky. Very few of them will actually make it in the thoroughbred capitol of the world. Some will head to easier markets like Florida, Pennsylvania or even overseas and South America. A select few will find themselves among the elites of thoroughbred […]

Blame thoroughbred breeders, not owners, for loss of star power


This guest post was authored by David Crone (@RealDavidCrone). It’s hard for me to start this little diatribe without sounding horrendously cliché. Look, we all know racing faces a lot of issues. One of these issues, in the minds of many fans and racing insiders, is how do we keep good horses at the racetrack longer? Now, clearly, […]