Black-type 2YO Group Text gets a return trip to Blofeld after delivering a strapping colt by the exciting young Maryland sire in 2023.
Housatonic Meanderings — 2023 Preakness Pick
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.
Housatonic Meanderings – 2023 Freshman Sires.
Check out our thoughts on the stallions with first 2YOs in 2023, and their chances to lead the Freshman Sires list
Housatonic Meanderings — Our Picks for the 2023 Kentucky Derby & Oaks
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]
2023 Housatonic Recommended Matings — No More Excuses (revised)
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!
2023 Housatonic Recommended Matings — Unrequited Love (revised)
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
2023 Housatonic Recommended Matings — Merry Mischief (revised)
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.
2023 Housatonic Recommended Matings — Coffee Pond
After delivering a “knockout” foal by Raging Bull this spring, Coffee Pond will head right back to him for another visit in ’23.
2023 Housatonic Recommended Matings — Queen High
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
2023 Housatonic Recommended Matings — Star of Shanghai
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.
2023 Housatonic Recommended Matings — That’sthewaytodoit
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
2023 Housatonic Recommended Matings — Frame of Mind
Godolphin-bred Frame of Mind will be a member of the first book of mares for the brilliant Highly Motivated at Airdrie in 2023
2023 Housatonic Recommended Matings — Ebb Tide
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
Housatonic Recommended Purchases — Frosted/Miss Malibu
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
2023 Housatonic Recommended Matings — Animalistic
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
2023 Housatonic Recommended Matings — Miss Malibu
Well-bred recent acquisition Miss Malibu will get a date with the proven and versatile Blame at Claiborne Farm in 2023
2023 Housatonic Recommended Matings — Modernism
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
2023 Housatonic Recommended Matings — Luna
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
2023 Housatonic Recommended Matings — Yuletide
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]
2023 Housatonic Recommended Matings — Yesshewill (amended)
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
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