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Bloodlines Presented By Mill Ridge Farm: ‘A Real Nice Week’ For Nursery Place

Breeding two horses that win graded stakes in less than a week is a notable success, made more notable by the fact that John Mayer’s Nursery Place is a relatively small operation. Nursery Place, in partnership with Happy Broadbent and Jim Wilhite, bred the 5-year-old Hopkins (by Quality Road), who won the Grade 3 Palos […]

Bloodlines: Red Carpet Ready’s Star Turn For Sire Oscar Performance

“We might never have known how good this filly was on dirt,” Price Bell pondered at Fasig-Tipton on Monday, where I quizzed him about the latest graded stakes winner for Mill Ridge Farm’s young sire Oscar Performance, “if only Churchill Downs had had a turf race for her.” Sometimes you’re lucky; sometimes you’re good. The […]

Bloodlines: Pegasus Winner Art Collector Extends Legacy Of Whitney Family’s Greentree Stable

Rather than being 15-1, there was a day when winning the Grade 1 Pegasus at Gulfstream Park would have been the expected result from Art Collector, a handsome son of champion racehorse and sire Bernardini (by A.P. Indy). At the midpoint of the horse’s 3-year-old season, few if any of his contemporaries were rated more […]

Bloodlines Presented By CTBA Sales: Lecomte, Lexington, And Instant Coffee

The victory of Instant Coffee (by Bolt d’Oro) in the Grade 3 Lecomte Stakes at the Fair Grounds brings more than hopes of classic glory to the talented colt. It also reminds us of the great rivalry between Lecomte and Lexington, both sons of the great American racehorse and sire Boston (Timoleon). Lecomte and Lexington […]

Bloodlines Presented By CTBA Sales: Mendelssohn Is Hitting The Right Note

As a son of leading sire Scat Daddy (by Johannesburg) and a half-brother to multiple leading sire Into Mischief (Harlan’s Holiday), great things were expected of Mendelssohn when he retired to stud at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud outside of Versailles, Ky., and covered his first book of mares in 2019. As a half-brother to champion Beholder […]