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
Sending maiden mare That’sthewaytodoit to Jimmy Creed gives her the benefit of a proven stallion for her first mating, and takes advantage of a strong cross and Rasmussen Factor inbreeding to MG1 producer Willamae
It will be a matchup of quick and early runners and bloodlines when Analyzeyurspending visits Fog of War this spring in NY
Quality Road is getting chances with plenty of Sadler’s Wells-line mares from very savvy breeders, and we expect his son Blofeld to do well with the Kitten’s Joy mare Vibrant Spirit
Well-bred 6x winner Super Twenty Five is yet another we’ve recommended for Blofeld this spring — her sire-line makes her a great fit for him, despite a “no rating” nick
By now you’ve seen our repeated posts — here and on social media — about how well the young Maryland stallion Blofeld has done with his small first crop of runners. Through the first few months of 2022, he’s had 12 of his first-crop 3YOs race and all 12 of those have won — an… [Read More]
Well-bred but lightly-raced Mia Rosa will visit the exciting first-year sire Modernist in 2022
For her first mating, $109k-earning C’est Mardi will visit the exciting freshman sire Tacitus in a cross that has produced MG1W Tiz the Law
After visiting turf stallions for her first 3 matings, Super Mama will switch it up and go to dirt SW Honest Mischief in 2022
Settle It — full to a pair of black-type Cali sprinters — returns to the NY court of the fantastically well-bred sprinter Honest Mischief again in 2022
Faze the Nation was recently acquired carrying a foal by local Maryland stallion Friesan Fire, which will be inbred 2x4x4 to AP Indy
After visiting a first-year sire for her first mating, Luna’s second match will be with the proven KY value Jimmy Creed
Merry Mischief brings a classy and precocious pedigree to the breeding shed, and visits the proven young KY stallion Dialed In to give her the best possible chance to get her broodmare career off to a good start
Quality Road has solid results with Tiznow-line mares from a very small sample, and this matchup accumulates some very interesting line-breeding
Blofeld has 11 first-crop winners this spring from just 12 runners — we acquired Faze the Nation specifically to breed to him
Mission Good Karma’s first foal was a strapping colt by the promising young stallion Flameaway, and given how nice that foal was, she will return to that son of Scat Daddy in 2022 for her third mating
From a female family that has already had success with Medaglia d’Oro and his sons, Crystal Avalanche visits G1 winner Higher Power (by MDO) in 2022
Local Motive – whose dam was purchased privately by Housatonic while carrying him – scored his third stakes win in the Feb. 19th Miracle Wood Stakes at Laurel
Thanks to the TDN for printing some of our Mating Plans in the February 6, 2022, issue
As a black-type 2YO who developed into a hard-knocking speedster, Buff’s In Love deserves a shot with a proven stallion to start her breeding career, and will visit Alternation in 2022 in a cross that’s similar to that which produced Serengeti Empress.
Hard-knocking, black-type earner Wowwhatabrat will head right back to visit Jimmy Creed again in 2022, after she delivers her first foal by that stallion this spring
As half to a recent stakes winner and another black-type runner from the Storm Cat sire-line, Weekend Madness gets a shot with proven KY sire Goldencents in 2022
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.