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By Broken Vow out of Who’s Cozy, by Cozzene
In her nine previous matings, Rough Water has visited More Than Ready or his sons four times, Mr. Prospector-line sires three times, and Awesome Again’s son Paynter twice. This year, for her tenth foal, we are going to take an entirely new direction with her and will send Rough Water to Cupid, the exciting first-year… [Read More]
As breeding season fast approaches, Housatonic Bloodstock LLC is here to help you plan your 2018 matings. Below is an excerpt from an analysis that we completed back in August of this year for a client who was seeking mating recommendations for his young Uncle Mo mare, Mo Light. The client is looking to breed… [Read More]
Last year, we laid out all of the reasons that we were looking forward to breeding I’m Engaged to the exciting first-year stallion, Lord Nelson. Unfortunately, Lord Nelson developed health issues which meant that he missed the 2017 breeding season, so we did not get that chance. But Lord Nelson has now recovered sufficiently to… [Read More]
For Tuxedo Annie’s 2018 mate, we are looking at a variation on the theme of line-breeding to high class Phipps family mares. This time, we are targeting Tuxedo Annie’s fourth dam, the foundation mare Grey Flight, who also appears twice in the pedigree of her 2018 mate, Blofeld. Last year, in her match with Golden… [Read More]
Previously in this space, we have discussed the journey we are taking with one of our first homebreds, the now-2-year-old gelding Nautical Nature. A son of The Factor out of the first mare that we ever purchased, Atlantic Rainbow, we attempted to sell the then-colt at last year’s Keeneland September Yearling Sale. But his lack… [Read More]
With Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale fast approaching, Housatonic Bloodstock is ready to help you find the right horse for your program, whether you’re looking for a mare to foal next spring, a broodmare prospect to breed in 2018, or a weanling to pinhook. Our prior purchases include: Hula Skirt (in-foal to Twirling Candy) – a… [Read More]
It’s never too early to start thinking ahead to next year’s mating plans, and as we get ready to head to Keeneland next week for the start of their marathon September Sale, we’re looking forward to checking out some of the first yearlings by a pair of exciting young stallions who are on our early… [Read More]
The catalog for Fasig-Tipton’s Midlantic Yearling Sale, which will be held October 2nd and 3rd in Timonium, Maryland, has been posted online at www.fasigtipton.com. The sale catalog features 495 yearlings, many of them locally-bred horses by both national and regional sires. We at Housatonic Bloodstock would be happy to help you identify your next (or… [Read More]
By Street Boss x Holy Grace, by Holy Bull.
By Giant’s Causeway x Daydreaming, by A.P. Indy.
As the 2017 foaling and breeding season wraps up, we can’t help but begin looking forward to the spring of 2018. After welcoming five Housatonic-bred foals this year, we will be looking forward to five more next year: Akasha is due February 16th with a foal from the first crop of Grade 1-winning juvenile Hit… [Read More]
Winning Bet is now being bred in 2017 to Munnings (Speightstown x La Comete, by Holy Bull; $25,000 LFSN at Ashford) As excited as we were to breed to Vancouver after we saw him at Ashford earlier this year, we have made a last-minute call to switch Winning Bet to Munnings this spring instead. From the first… [Read More]
Our pick for the 2017 Kentucky Derby likely will not come as a shock to many of you given that Winning Bet just delivered a colt by Bodemeister on Wednesday, but, just to make it official, we are going with the Bodemeister colt, Always Dreaming. Despite having been burned by a lightly-raced Todd Pletcher trainee… [Read More]
Trying to predict the leading freshman stallions each year often seems little more than a crapshoot. For instance, who could have foreseen last year that Dialed In would eek out the title over the more fancied Union Rags and Bodemeister? Or that Henrythenavigator would lead the list in 2012 despite his exclusively non-dirt race record? … [Read More]
Curlin’s Needle is now being bred in 2017 to Jump Start (A.P. Indy x Steady Cat, by Storm Cat; $10,000 LFSN at Northview PA) After finding out that Curlin’s Needle is, in fact, pregnant to Discreet Cat off of a June cover from last spring, we have changed our plans with her and will no longer be… [Read More]
When we bought Rough Water and Winning Bet at auction in January, they certainly had plenty of appeal in and of themselves, physically and on the basis of their respective produce records and female families. But another very attractive aspect was the stallion to which each was in-foal at the time of the sale –… [Read More]
Tuxedo Annie is being bred in 2017 to Golden Years (Not For Love x Sweet Annuity, by Oh Say; $1,500 LFSN at O’Sullivan Farms) Unlike the rest of our mares, Tuxedo Annie is not being bred with a commercial purpose; rather, her foals will be kept to race with our partner. As such, a slightly different set… [Read More]
I’m Engaged is now being bred in 2017 to Declaration of War (War Front x Tempo West, by Rahy; $35,000 LFSN at Ashford) Following the announcement that her proposed mate for 2017, Lord Nelson, is going to miss the 2017 breeding season after developing laminitis, I’m Engaged will instead visit the court of War Front’s champion son, Declaration… [Read More]
2017 bay filly
By The Factor x I’m Engaged, by Broken Vow
Rough Water is being bred in 2017 to Verrazano (More Than Ready x Enchanted Rock, by Giant’s Causeway; $17,500 LFSN at Ashford) Given that Rough Water has already produced a pair of foals by More Than Ready who each brought $300,000 or more at the sales before going on to successful racetrack campaigns, we are excited to… [Read More]
Winning Bet is being bred in 2017 to Vancouver (Medaglia d’Oro x Skates, by Danehill; $15,000 LFSN at Ashford) This spring we will be breeding our new acquisition, Winning Bet, to one of the most impressive physical specimens that we have seen in our visits to Kentucky stud farms: the brilliant, unbeaten Australian Champion 2-year-old Vancouver. Winning Bet… [Read More]
I’m Engaged is being bred in 2017 to Lord Nelson (Pulpit x African Jade, by Seeking the Gold; $25,000 LFSN at Spendthrift) As we mentioned in our explanation of the Share the Upside program pioneered by Spendthrift Farm, we are participating in that program with last year’s top sprinter, Lord Nelson. In addition to believing that Lord… [Read More]
The catalog for Keeneland’s January Mixed Sale, which runs from Jan. 9th through Jan. 13th in Lexington, KY, has been posted online, featuring a large selection of broodmares, short yearlings, and horses of racing age. Housatonic Bloodstock can assist you in creating your shortlist in advance of the sale, whether you’re looking for a mare… [Read More]
Curlin’s Needle is being bred in 2017 to Flashback (Tapit x Rhumb Line, by Mr. Greeley; $7,500 LFSN at Hill ‘N’ Dale) After she came up empty in 2016 to A.P. Indy’s son Girolamo, Curlin’s Needle will be bred in 2017 to Flashback, who is a speedy, young member of the A.P. Indy sire-line. As we mentioned… [Read More]
Atlantic Rainbow is being bred in 2017 to Midnight Lute (Real Quiet x Candytuft, by Dehere; $20,000 LFSN at Hill ‘N’ Dale) Midnight Lute will be Atlantic Rainbow’s mate for 2017, and he meets the same three major criteria that led us to pick Graydar for her last year: (1) his sire-line has had success… [Read More]
Akasha is being bred in 2017 to Hit It A Bomb (War Front x Liscanna, by Sadler’s Wells; $7,000 LFSN at Spendthrift) As we mentioned last year, we believe that Akasha’s best chance for success as a broodmare is going to come by crossing her with stallions from the Danzig sire-line, the best current representative of which… [Read More]
A while back, we chronicled our unsuccessful attempt to sell Atlantic Rainbow’s yearling colt by The Factor (now named Nautical Nature) at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. We ended by noting that our 2016 crop of filly foals could still turn things around for us this year depending on how they ended up selling, and… [Read More]
By Curlin x Irish Sovereign, by Polish Numbers.
By A.P. Indy x Round Pond, by Awesome Again.
2017 dark bay/brown filly
By Daredevil x Rough Water, by Stormin Fever
2017 chestnut filly
By Graydar x Atlantic Rainbow, by Stormy Atlantic
By Eskendereya x Im a Dixie Girl, by Dixie Union.
By Forestry out of Hongkong Tour, by Broken Vow
By Great Notion out of Keeper Kell, by Two Punch
2011 dark bay/brown
By Street Hero out of Admirer, by Private Terms
By Scat Daddy x Whosetheclownnow, by Tiznow.
By Point Given out of Magical Broad, by Broad Brush
By Mizzen Mast out of Magical Meadow, by Meadowlake
2014 dark bay/brown
By Ghostzapper out of Bonnie Bear, by Gone West
By Include out of Wings of the Storm, by Valley Crossing
By Speightstown x Harpia, by Danzig.
2005 dark bay/brown
By Stormin Fever out of Panama Canal, by Gulch
By Rockport Harbor out of Andtheliviniseasy, by Gone West
By Mineshaft out of Stellar, by Grand Slam
By Elusive Quality out of McCool, by Giant’s Causeway
By Tiz Wonderful out of Lakefront, by Deputy Minister
By Black Tie Affair out of Polish Treaty, by Danzig
2003 dark bay/brown
By Woodman out of Wave On, by Caveat