I’m Engaged is now up to 5 winners from 5 foals of racing age, and for 2024 she’ll stay local and get an intriguing matchup with our favorite Mid-Atlantic sire, Blofeld.
Blofeld has just one runner so far out of an Afleet Alex mare, but with that foal being a six-figure earner, it makes sense to send Afleet Alex’s black-type placed daughter Cascabella to him in 2024.
Maclean’s Music is poised for a big couple of seasons, and Queen Mum matches up intriguingly with him for some reasons that we believe should trump a subpar nick rating.
After producing pretty foals by a couple of young, unproven stallions, Coffee Pond gets a shot with a thoroughly-proven, veteran turf stallion in 2024
With a successful turf sibling and several close relatives that excelled on the track by Giant’s Causeway, Aquatic Approach made all the sense to send to Up to the Mark in 2024.
We believed that Aloha West would make an excellent match for Hurryupandcomeback in 2023, and all that logic still applies so she’ll head for a repeat mating at Mill Ridge in ’24.
With a black-type half-brother by Maclean’s Music at the track, and our belief that MM is destined for a big couple of years, Wand Work heads his way for her first mating in 2024.
With a female family that’s already had success with Medaglia d’Oro and his sons, Desert Rendezvous will be a solid match for the gorgeous first-year stallion Dr. Schivel in ’24
With her half-brother by Speightstown looking to be stakes quality, Giving Spirit makes perfect sense to send to Speightstown’s wickedly fast son Nashville in 2024.
Versatility is the byword of the match between Oscar Performance and Mad Grace, who have both had success on multiple surfaces over a range of distances — in addition to pedigrees that blend well.
War Front with Kitten’s Joy has been a successful cross, and Annapolis’s broodmare sire Unbridled’s Song has also worked well with Paw Prints’s female family, making her an ideal mare for his first book
Army Mule is a rapidly ascending son of the MD-based Friesan Fire, and will be a perfect match for No More Excuses, a half-sister to a MD Million Classic winner by that regional stallion.
Midshipman is one of our favorite proven Kentucky value stallions — his stats make him a great choice with which to start off a young mare like the well-bred Giving Spirit.
We believe that Gunite has a chance to be one of the most commercially successful stallions retiring for 2024, and he makes a great fit for the young Justify mare Itgetsgreaterlater.
One of the strongest crosses for Maclean’s Music has been with A.P. Indy-line mares, and he’ll give the young Tapiture SW Why Not Tonight a big shot with a proven mate in 2024.
A great blend of physicals and some inbreeding with strong results highlight our logic behind sending the Hard Spun mare Frame of Mind to Nashville in 2024.
Juddmonte-bred Prosperity, a half to MGSW/millionaire Fulsome (by Into Mischief) will be a member of the first group of mares to visit MG1W and Storm Cat-line stallion Up to the Mark in 2024.
From a family that has clicked repeatedly with A.P. Indy, Raggedy’s first mating will be to that scion’s brilliant and upwardly-mobile grandson Army Mule in ’24.
Maclean’s Music is poised to break out commercially in the next couple of years, and should be a perfect complement to the Michael Tabor-bred American Thriller.
In case you’re considering breeding to Blofeld in ’24, we’ve prepared this Breeding Analysis highlighting the types of mares he’s worked with thus far to achieve his excellent stats (1.44 AEI vs. 1.13 CI, 18.5% BTH/runners, $78,606 avg earnings/starter, etc)