As a winner of the historic G1 Hopeful at 2YO, Basin brings proven class and precocity to his first season at stud, where he’ll be an excellent fit for the more stoutly-bred Animalistic
As a big, strapping mare from a deep Mid-Atlantic family with lots of turf and sprint success, Kuznetsov will be a fascinating fit with the first-year sire Raging Bull in 2022.
As a half-sister to the G1 Kentucky Oaks winner Cathryn Sophia (by Street Boss), Great Craic was a no-brainer to send back to Street Boss in 2022.
Paynter offers incredible value again in 2022, and he also makes a fascinating match on pedigree for the hard-knocking and well-bred Tiz Emily and Jill.
Sons of Uncle Mo are all the rage as stallion prospects, and with everything else that Modernist also brings to the table, he’s going to be a fantastic match for Hurryupandcomeback this spring.
After producing her first two foals by promising – but young – Mid-Atlantic stallions, Maryland Million winner Participate gets a shot with the proven Kentucky sire Tapiture in 2022.
Raging Bull is one of the most exciting turf horses to retire to stud in the USA recently, and he’ll make a perfect match for the Irish- (and turf-) bred Coffee Pond in 2022.
Code of Honor was a top-class runner from 2 thru 5YO who was at his best going the American classic distance of 1-1/4 miles – he’s a fascinating new prospect at a historic farm, and should be a perfect fit for I’m Engaged in 2022.
The multiple stakes-placed 2YO Rockport Dancer will return to the court of brilliant 2YO Instagrand in 2022 for the second year in a row, in a match-up that only looks better now than it did when we first recommended it a year ago.
Gift Box is the first son of the upwardly-mobile young stallion Twirling Candy to go to stud, and when Ride the Tide visits him in 2022, it will duplicate a cross that has worked very well so far for Twirling Candy. Ride the Tide is a winning daughter of Stormy Atlantic, and from just 7… [Read More]
Yesshewill is a half to a G1W, a G2W, a G3W and a SW, and for her first Housatonic Recommended Mating she will visit the exciting new Spendthrift stallion Rock Your World
For the first mating of the hard-knocking, six-figure earner Raelyn’s Star (by WV sensation Fiber Sonde), we’ve recommended she visit our favorite Kentucky value sire, Jimmy Creed (and yes, he still offers value again in 2022!)
Instagrand was a fantastically-fast 2YO and covered a huge book of quality mares during his first season at stud in 2021, which we think makes him solid value heading into his second year in 2022.
For a breeder looking to maximize commerciality, we have recommended the upwardly mobile Violence as a mate for a full-sister to Dialed In.
As the dam of a 2YO stakes winner by a Maryland-based son of Tapit, Wild For Love will visit first-year Kentucky sire Tacitus in 2022 to duplicate that cross.
With her half-sister having produced 2021 G1-winning 2YO Rattle N Roll, Seville’s Princess will visit that colt’s sire Connect in 2022.
Breeding young mares to veteran stallions gives them the best chance to prove their worth as producers, and as such, the quarter-million dollar earner No More Excuses will visit Darley’s hugely underrated Midshipman in 2022.
Our Plan B with the accomplished racemare Participate will see her visit the exciting multiple G1 sprinter Lord Nelson for a last shot at a 2022 foal.
Settle It’s second pairing will be with the very fast, very well-bred first-year New York sire Honest Mischief in a mating that will produce a foal bred similarly to recent NYRA G3 winner Bye Bye.
As a G2-placed turf runner and half to the top-class Danzig son Exchange Rate, Cable will be a perfect fit for the exciting first-year NY G1W Fog of War.
Super Mama’s turf-centric female family should be a perfect fit for the new NY sire Fog of War, a G1W 2YO by War Front.
Instagrand was a brilliant 2YO and is proving very popular in his first season at stud, and he matches very well with the young mare Colonel Mist.
For her second mating, Shall Try visits another son of Speightstown, though this time one with more dirt & sprint tendencies to match her own proclivities.
As a half-sister to a 2YO stakes winner and to a stakes-placed earner of almost $200k, both by Uncle Mo, Analyzeyurspending was a slam-dunk choice to visit an Uncle Mo son in 2021.
Deep and classy European families both top and bottom of this Housatonic Recommended Mating, with Demarchelier tracing to Jude, and Coffee Pond from the family of Doff the Derby.
As a versatile & talented racehorse with a huge early pipeline of foals, Bucchero has every shot to make it as a stallion, and he will be a sneaky-good fit for the young mare So Dear in Florida this spring.
The young mare So Dear was recently acquired carrying her first foal, by G1W Wagon Limit, who is the sire of So Dear’s MG1W sibling Silver Wagon and her MSW/G3P sibling Rehoboth.
For her first mating, Weekend Madness will be tried on the successful Pulpit/Include cross in a mating which also features some incredibly intriguing inbreeding and linebreeding patterns.
As an unbeaten, multiple graded stakes-winning 2YO by one of the top younger sires in the country, Blofeld is a Maryland-based stallion that we believe has a big future, and he’s an intriguing fit for the young mare Seville’s Princess.
As a G1W by a leading sire and from a stallion making family, we think Higher Power has every chance to “make it” and he should be a perfect fit as a first match for You Made It.
With her dam’s half-sister having produced a pair of SWs by Candy Ride, we think that makes Gift Box an excellent first choice for the well-bred young mare Luna.
Jimmy Creed is our favorite value stallion for 2021, and this mating will produce a foal bred similarly to G3W Cookie Dough.
With a handful of winners to her credit already in the breeding shed, and a classy female family full of hard-knocking types, Magical Point should be a great fit for Pennsylvania’s veteran blue-collar stallion Weigelia.
Crossing a son of Pulpit with a Not For Love mare produced California Chrome, which is just one of the reasons we’re excited to send Wild For Love to Lord Nelson in 2021.
Pioneerof the Nile and his sons have had historic success with Storm Cat-line mares like Ride the Tide, and she’s a half-sister to a multiple graded-placed filly from the Unbridled sire-line, so there’s a lot to recommend her match with first-year sire Thousand Words.
After her first foal recently sold for $95,000 off of just a $10,000 cover, Hurryupandcomeback gets a chance to visit the legendary More Than Ready in 2021.
Into Mischief, his sire, and his sons have all had success with mares from a variety of sires tracing back to Blushing Groom, and we think that makes Maximus Mischief an excellent choice for Animalistic in 2021.
The matchup of young turf star Demarchelier with the Kitten’s Joy mare Vibrant Spirit is an extension of the cross which produced the world’s top-rated racehorse of 2020 Ghaiyyath.
Having already produced a six-figure earner by Harlan’s Holiday, Miz Magician will make an excellent match for the exciting first-year stallion Honest Mischief in 2021.
The precocious, versatile and well-bred Scat Daddy son Flameaway was one of the most popular incoming stallions of 2020, and we are excited to send Miss Charlotte his way this year since her family has had success with Storm Cat-line stallions in the past.
With her owners having acquired a new mare that fits Jimmy Creed well, I’m Engaged will now visit the exciting G1W Collected in a mating inspired by her G2W half-sister Fiery Pursuit.
For her first foal, Wowwhatabrat will visit Jimmy Creed in a mating inspired by her G1-winning close relative Any Given Saturday.
Housatonic clients sold a pair of short yearlings at the 2021 Keeneland January Sale for $110,000 and $95,000 — the former off a $20,000 advertised stud fee, and the latter out of a mare purchased for $10,000 just 14 months earlier.
We believe Jimmy Creed is the best value in Kentucky this spring, and given the success that he’s had with Unbridled-line mares, he’ll be a great fit for the young $97k-earner Mission Good Karma.
An undefeated, multiple graded stakes-winning 2YO, Blofeld is a young Maryland stallion that we believe has a big future — he should be a perfect fit for the hard-knocking young Congrats mare Justgimmeakiss.
Jimmy Creed is the best value in Kentucky in 2021, as a proven sire with plenty of upside at his current stud fee. He should be a perfect fit for the versatile Participate this spring in her third pairing.
Instagrand was the most brilliant 2YO by breed-shaping sire Into Mischief, and he’ll be a perfect fit for a multiple stakes-placed 2YO mare from the Unbridled’s Song line.
Brody’s Cause has excellent results with his first crop so far, and they should only get better next year. At his $5,000 fee, he offers great value with a lot of upside.
The veteran Include has long been one of our favorite value sires, and he added two new graded winners to his resume in 2020 — proving that he’s not done siring good horses yet. He’s an exciting pick for the promising young mare Kuznetsov in 2021.
Always fun to see oneself in the Thoroughbred Daily News — happy to have had the chance to highlight Instagrand among the first-year stallions, and Jimmy Creed for a proven value option.