It’s never too early to book a mare to a popular stallion, and they don’t come more popular than Horse of the Year Authentic on the heels of an incredible start to yearling sale season.
Black-type 2YO Group Text gets a return trip to Blofeld after delivering a strapping colt by the exciting young Maryland sire in 2023.
Unfortunately news came this morning that First Mission has been scratched from the Preakness with a left hind issue. We had previously completed this write-up so will share it anyway as the pedigree notes are still interesting. As far as a Preakness pick goes now, National Treasure looks to be the biggest beneficiary of the pace scenario and we like him to hold off Mage to win tomorrow.
Check out our thoughts on the stallions with first 2YOs in 2023, and their chances to lead the Freshman Sires list
Disarm In the Derby This time of year, we’re often asked by our non-racing industry friends who we believe is going to win the Kentucky Derby. This year, for the first time, we will have a truly vested interest in the outcome thanks to the continued support of our friends at Wasabi Ventures Stables &… [Read More]
Although Speaker’s Corner wasn’t our first choice for No More Excuses this year, he actually fits her incredibly well and we couldn’t be more excited about the prospects of this pairing!
After originally being booked to Tapiture this spring, Unrequited Love will switch it up and instead visit Tapit’s younger son Tacitus in a mating that hits all the same highlights on pedigree
After delivering a lovely first foal by the proven KY value sire Dialed In this spring, Merry Mischief heads back to Darby Dan in ’23 for a date with Dialed In’s barnmate, the similarly successful Tapiture.
After delivering a “knockout” foal by Raging Bull this spring, Coffee Pond will head right back to him for another visit in ’23.
Queen High, who has Round Table and Moccasin as close as the 3rd generation of her pedigree, visits Enticed for her first mating in a match that contains some fascinating line-breeding featuring that historic pair
Given that both Street Magician and Star of Shanghai trace in tail-female to Special Kell, this pairing will produce a “Formula One” pattern of the Rasmussen Factor.
That’sthewaytodoit will stay local this spring and be bred to Blofeld, from a sire-line that has already had repeated success with her immediate female family
Godolphin-bred Frame of Mind will be a member of the first book of mares for the brilliant Highly Motivated at Airdrie in 2023
Ebb Tide will visit the highly-proven Kentucky value sire Dialed In for her first mating in 2023, a pairing that will produce a foal very closely-related to the SW Erase
Miss Malibu was acquired in foal to the hot young sire Frosted, a pairing which features a good cross for Frosted on pedigree and also presents plenty of surface versatility
Independence Hall was one of the most popular freshman sires in Kentucky in 2022, and Animalistic will be a good fit for him in 2023
Well-bred recent acquisition Miss Malibu will get a date with the proven and versatile Blame at Claiborne Farm in 2023
The beautifully-bred Godolphin product Modernism will visit leading young Maryland sire Blofeld for her maiden mating in 2023 on a cross that has been very productive for him already
Honest Mischief has been the most popular stallion in NY since his retirement, and he’ll be a great fit with the young mare Luna in 2023
Maximus Mischief was a brilliant and unbeaten 2YO who still holds the distinction of having earned the fastest speed figures of any juvenile by his sire, the incredible Into Mischief. Maximus Mischief now stands alongside his sire, and appears poised to be a leading freshman sire in 2023 when his first foals reach the races,… [Read More]
Yesshewill’s foal by Rock Your World born this January is so nice that we’re calling an audible and sending her right back to him again this year
Participate will get an injection of speed in 2023 when she visits Instagrand at Taylor Made, from a sire-line that has worked with her female family and which will hopefully help produce a precocious foal in 2024
Young Godolphin-bred Ghostzapper mare Zarella will be part of the first book for the wickedly fast Speaker’s Corner at Darley in 2023 in a mating that will produce Rasmussen Factor inbreeding to Broodmare of the Year Cara Rafaela
As we approach the opening of the 2023 breeding season, the TDN staff is once again sitting down with leading breeders to find out what stallions they have chosen for their mares, and why. Today, we catch up with George Adams at Housatonic Bloodstock, who serves as the Director of Stallions and Breeding for Wasabi Ventures Stables.
Pretty young mare Mia Rosa heads to the court of the 2YO turf G1 winner Fog of War in NY for 2023
Into Mischief over Sadler’s Wells-line stallions has been a productive cross, and sending Seville’s Princess to exciting first-year sire Highly Motivated will double up on that legendary Euro sire.
Nashi has already produced a stakes winner by a grandson of Gone West, and should be an excellent fit for the promising Maryland stallion Blofeld from that sire-line
Impressive debut winner Centsational, who traces tail female to the Blue Hen Missy Baba, will head to Juddmonte Farm and a visit with first-crop sire Mandaloun for her first mating in 2023.
For the owner of the proven, stakes-producing mare Darting, who is looking to maximize the commercial value of her next foal, the gorgeously-bred first-year sire Greatest Honour at Spendthrift offers great commercial upside at a reasonable price point
Boogie Baby comes from an active female family, and the daughter of Speightstown gets a shot with the eminently proven Hard Spun in 2023 for her first mating.
The well-bred maiden mare Lime Squash will be a member of the first book of mares to visit Darley’s wickedly fast Speaker’s Corner in 2023.
Newly-acquired maiden mare Paw Prints, from a stellar Juddmonte family, will visit the versatile and proven Midshipman for her first mating in 2023.
We continue to be very high on the young Maryland stallion Blofeld, and are excited to have recommended two mares to him for a WV-based breeder
Sending the hard-knocking, black-type placed Wowwhatabrat to Blofeld in 2023 will result in a foal that has 2 crosses of champion & broodmare of the year Misty Morn, and 4 of her dam, the Blue Hen Grey Flight
“If it ain’t broke don’t fix it” is the perfect shorthand for why we are recommending that Wild For Love visit the proven sire of winners and stakes winners Tapiture in 2023.
The durable, versatile, and well-bred Mad Grace will be among the first book of mares to visit BC Sprint winner Aloha West in 2023
Well-bred young mare Floral Hall will visit Greatest Honour in 2023, he from a sire-line that has worked repeatedly with her immediate family
Black-type 2YO and $220k earner Buff’s In Love gets a shot with another proven stallion for her second pairing when she goes to Paynter in 2023
Promising young broodmare Hurryupandcomeback will be among the first book of mares for G1W Aloha West, a cross that has produced her top class half-bro White Flag
Wasabi’s first stakes winner, Why Not Tonight, will visit the wickedly fast first-year sire Nashville in 2023 for her first mating
Enticed was a top 2YO by top sire-of-sires Medaglia d’Oro, and should be a strong match to stretch out Gosling in 2023
For her first mating, the six-figure earner Nice n’ Broad visits Frosted at Darley, one of the better values in KY off a big fall with his 2YOs
Gun Slingin will visit the upwardly mobile young stallion Liam’s Map for her first mating, a match that will load up on Tartan Farm products top and bottom
After a few trips to visit Street Boss, sire of her G1-winning half-sister, Great Craic goes to another Street Cry-line stallion in 2023 – MG1W Maxfield
American Thriller, a daughter of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, will kick off her breeding career with a visit to the veteran leading sire Candy Ride in 2023
We recommended the purchase of Floral Hall carrying her first foal, which will be a 3/4-sibling to the versatile stakes winner Cave Hill
Zarella is carrying her first foal by the eminently useful Street Boss, on a cross which has been very successful for the stallion
Faze the Nation (by Cal Nation) will visit G1 Dubai World Cup winner Mystic Guide at Jonabell in 2023.
Stakes-placed 2YO Group Text will stay local and visit our favorite MD stallion Blofeld this spring for her second matchup
You Made It’s family has had plenty of success with Elusive Quality’s son Great Notion, and we hope that means she’ll produce a successful foal by EQ’s grandson Blofeld