As much sense as we thought Munnings made for Mo Light last year in her maiden voyage to the breeding shed, our belief in this particular match has only increased in the intervening year, and she will be bred back to Munnings a second time in 2019 in another Housatonic Recommended Mating. We have mentioned… [Read More]
I’m Engaged will visit a Mr. Prospector-line stallion for the first time in 2019, when she heads to the court of one of our favorite up-and-coming sires, Munnings, in a Housatonic Recommended Mating. We have mentioned repeatedly how highly we think of Munnings as a stallion, and with his stud fee reduced to $20,000 in… [Read More]
Unlike the first two mates of her breeding career, who were both turf-oriented Roberto-line stallions in the form of Dynaformer’s sons Temple City and Point of Entry, the Juddmonte-bred Harlan’s Holiday mare Gosling will visit Irish War Cry in 2019, in a Housatonic Recommended Mating. New to stud in 2019, Irish War Cry is a… [Read More]
The hard-knocking, later-maturing Include mare Participate will retire to the life of a broodmare in 2019, and is slated to be a part of the first book of mares covered by the brilliant new Maryland stallion Irish War Cry in a Housatonic Recommended Mating. This pairing is one that will hopefully inject a bit of… [Read More]
Given that the cross of Great Notion with daughters of Not For Love has so far produced four stakes winners from just 23 foals of racing age, he was a slam-dunk decision as the 2019 mate for Wild For Love in this Housatonic Recommended Mating. As the best stallion in Maryland for the last few… [Read More]
The easiest matings to plan come when a mare has already had considerable success with a particular sire or sire-line and there is a suitable similar option to which she can return again — which is exactly the case in sending Waveland to Jump Start for 2019, in a Housatonic Recommended Mating. Waveland’s first foal… [Read More]
The most exciting mating plans are those where a mare’s female family has had success with a certain sire-line, and that sire-line also happens to nick strongly with the mare in question — which does not happen as often as you might think. But in the case of the stakes-placed mare Campaign Vows, that is… [Read More]
This past weekend’s Maryland Million program at Laurel Park highlighted yet again why Great Notion has to be considered the best sire in Maryland at the moment. Great Notion’s offspring collected three victories on the card, including one exacta finish and another race in which his runners finished first and third. This trio of wins… [Read More]
By Curlin x Irish Sovereign, by Polish Numbers.
By Quality Road x Storm Minstrel, by Storm Cat.