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)
We believe that Instagrand has every chance to be among the leading freshmen sires in ’24, and in Modernism he gets a mate that doubles up on his precocity while taking advantage of an active nick.
We recently acquired the young mare One That Got Away with the express intent of breeding her back to Blofeld, who we think is an absolutely perfect fit for her.
We bought One That Got Away with the specific intent of breeding her to Blofeld, but first we’ll get to see her first foal from the first crop of the tough and durable turf sprinter/miler True Valour.
Blofeld continues to put up excellent statistics in Maryland, and he makes an ideal first match for Star of Shanghai, from Larry Johnson’s foundation Ran’s Chick family.
Authentic looks as close to a “sure thing” as stallions get, and he’ll be a great fit for the young Speightstown mare Boogie Baby in 2024 on a highly proven cross.
After several matings similar to that which produced Wild For Love’s stakes-winning son Local Motive (by a son of Tapit), in ’24 she returns to another sire-line with which she’s also succeeded.
Maclean’s Music is poised for a career year in 2024, and he gives the well-bred young mare Floral Hall a big commercial shot early in her breeding career.
Rasmussen Factor inbreeding is not a particularly prevalent pattern these days, so when we can achieve it in a mating that has additional factors pointing to the match, it’s something we love to try.
A full- or half-sibling to six black-type winners and/or producers, Godolphin-bred Desert Rendezvous was acquired in foal to one of our favorite KY value sires in Darley’s Midshipman
From a typically deep and classy Juddmonte family, Prosperity was acquired carrying a foal from the first crop of G1W Olympiad.
A multi-surface winner during her own career & 1/2 to a G2W by a grandson of Giant’s Causeway, Calling All Angels makes perfect sense to send to Up to the Mark in 2024 during his first season at stud.
As a half-sister to the G1 Preakness winner Exaggerator, Sweet Saturday was a slam-dunk choice for a son of Curlin, and Vino Rosso looks like excellent value for 2024.
Successful racemare Unrequited Love – half to a multiple SW by a son of Tapit – goes to the proven Tapiture in 2024
The match of Seville’s Princess to the leading young Maryland sire Blofeld demonstrates the short-coming of nick ratings and why it is important only to use such a tool as one factor in planning one’s matings.
From an outrageously commercial female family, Itgetsgreaterlater is also carrying a foal bred on an exceptionally successful cross.
Yesshewill — a sister to 4 BTWs and 2 additional black-type producers — will visit the horse that we believe to be the most promising freshman sire among the 2023 leaders: Vino Rosso.
Faze the Nation’s first foal is a black-type runner by a grandson of Danzig & she’ll visit another Danzig-line horse in 2024 when she is part of the first book of mares covered by Two Phil’s.
Super Twenty Five, from a super Stuart Janney female family, gets a shot in Kentucky with the exquisitely-bred and very talented young stallion Greatest Honour in 2024.
Local black-type 2YO Buff’s In Love visits Maryland’s best young sire Blofeld – he has accounted for 3 of the last 4 juvenile winners at the Maryland Million.
A young mare to a proven stallion is always preferable to help get her off to the best possible start at stud – that’s just what C’est Mardi gets when she visits Dialed In this breeding season.
Breeding racehorses is a very long process, with mating plans being made yearsprior to a horse reaching the racetrack, or even before they head to a yearling sales ring. In the case of four yearlings scheduled to sell this coming week at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Yearling Sale at Timonium, our mating recommendations which produced them… [Read More]
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.