Monthly Archives: April 2012

Myrtlewood Female Line

Just as Alcibiades was the foundation mare of Beaumont Farm, Myrtlewood was the foundation mare of Spendthrift Farm. And the female family of Myrtlewood is the subject of this post. Listed below are the 20 stakes winners among these 70,714 … Continue reading

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Alcibiades Female Line

As most of you well know, the Alcibiades Stakes for two-year-old fillies in the fall at Keeneland is named after the broodmare of the same name (who in turn was named after the Athenian politician and general). Alcibiades the Thoroughbred … Continue reading

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“The Catcher”

Time for a change of pace. Spring is all about Derby Fever of course. It is also about the beginning of the baseball season. I am not much of a baseball fan anymore, but I played far more than my … Continue reading

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Citation, 1948

Charles Hatton on 1948 Horse of the Year and Triple Crown winner Citation from the 1949 American Racing Manual. —————————————————————————————— To say that Citation was the unanimous choice for “Horse of the Year” honors in 1948 hardly expresses the popular … Continue reading

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Saving the Best for Last

Seattle Slew was by Bold Reasoning, by Boldnesian, by Bold Ruler, by Nasrullah. I concluded my last post with Nasrullah and resume today with Bold Ruler. The Bold Ruler male line accounts for 2,251 of these 70,714 sales foals of … Continue reading

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In Reality and Miscellaneous Male Lines

Undefeated Wood Memorial S. (G1) Gemologist is by Tiznow, by Cee’s Tizzy, by Relaunch, by In Reality. Everyone knows that In Reality is the sole remaining thread of the Man o’ War male line (although everyone should also know that … Continue reading

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Halo, Roberto, and the Rest of the Turn-to Tribe

“Perhaps this just serves to illustrate that you really cannot expect a sire to have more than one really good son. With all due respect to Trippi and a few others, in the case of Forty Niner, it was Distorted … Continue reading

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