Instagrand was a brilliant 2YO and is proving very popular in his first season at stud, and he matches very well with the young mare Colonel Mist.
For her second mating, Shall Try visits another son of Speightstown, though this time one with more dirt & sprint tendencies to match her own proclivities.
As a half-sister to a 2YO stakes winner and to a stakes-placed earner of almost $200k, both by Uncle Mo, Analyzeyurspending was a slam-dunk choice to visit an Uncle Mo son in 2021.
Deep and classy European families both top and bottom of this Housatonic Recommended Mating, with Demarchelier tracing to Jude, and Coffee Pond from the family of Doff the Derby.
As a versatile & talented racehorse with a huge early pipeline of foals, Bucchero has every shot to make it as a stallion, and he will be a sneaky-good fit for the young mare So Dear in Florida this spring.
The young mare So Dear was recently acquired carrying her first foal, by G1W Wagon Limit, who is the sire of So Dear’s MG1W sibling Silver Wagon and her MSW/G3P sibling Rehoboth.
For her first mating, Weekend Madness will be tried on the successful Pulpit/Include cross in a mating which also features some incredibly intriguing inbreeding and linebreeding patterns.
As an unbeaten, multiple graded stakes-winning 2YO by one of the top younger sires in the country, Blofeld is a Maryland-based stallion that we believe has a big future, and he’s an intriguing fit for the young mare Seville’s Princess.
As a G1W by a leading sire and from a stallion making family, we think Higher Power has every chance to “make it” and he should be a perfect fit as a first match for You Made It.
With her dam’s half-sister having produced a pair of SWs by Candy Ride, we think that makes Gift Box an excellent first choice for the well-bred young mare Luna.
Jimmy Creed is our favorite value stallion for 2021, and this mating will produce a foal bred similarly to G3W Cookie Dough.
With a handful of winners to her credit already in the breeding shed, and a classy female family full of hard-knocking types, Magical Point should be a great fit for Pennsylvania’s veteran blue-collar stallion Weigelia.
Crossing a son of Pulpit with a Not For Love mare produced California Chrome, which is just one of the reasons we’re excited to send Wild For Love to Lord Nelson in 2021.
Pioneerof the Nile and his sons have had historic success with Storm Cat-line mares like Ride the Tide, and she’s a half-sister to a multiple graded-placed filly from the Unbridled sire-line, so there’s a lot to recommend her match with first-year sire Thousand Words.
After her first foal recently sold for $95,000 off of just a $10,000 cover, Hurryupandcomeback gets a chance to visit the legendary More Than Ready in 2021.
Into Mischief, his sire, and his sons have all had success with mares from a variety of sires tracing back to Blushing Groom, and we think that makes Maximus Mischief an excellent choice for Animalistic in 2021.
The matchup of young turf star Demarchelier with the Kitten’s Joy mare Vibrant Spirit is an extension of the cross which produced the world’s top-rated racehorse of 2020 Ghaiyyath.
Having already produced a six-figure earner by Harlan’s Holiday, Miz Magician will make an excellent match for the exciting first-year stallion Honest Mischief in 2021.
The precocious, versatile and well-bred Scat Daddy son Flameaway was one of the most popular incoming stallions of 2020, and we are excited to send Miss Charlotte his way this year since her family has had success with Storm Cat-line stallions in the past.
With her owners having acquired a new mare that fits Jimmy Creed well, I’m Engaged will now visit the exciting G1W Collected in a mating inspired by her G2W half-sister Fiery Pursuit.
For her first foal, Wowwhatabrat will visit Jimmy Creed in a mating inspired by her G1-winning close relative Any Given Saturday.
Housatonic clients sold a pair of short yearlings at the 2021 Keeneland January Sale for $110,000 and $95,000 — the former off a $20,000 advertised stud fee, and the latter out of a mare purchased for $10,000 just 14 months earlier.
We believe Jimmy Creed is the best value in Kentucky this spring, and given the success that he’s had with Unbridled-line mares, he’ll be a great fit for the young $97k-earner Mission Good Karma.
An undefeated, multiple graded stakes-winning 2YO, Blofeld is a young Maryland stallion that we believe has a big future — he should be a perfect fit for the hard-knocking young Congrats mare Justgimmeakiss.
Jimmy Creed is the best value in Kentucky in 2021, as a proven sire with plenty of upside at his current stud fee. He should be a perfect fit for the versatile Participate this spring in her third pairing.
Instagrand was the most brilliant 2YO by breed-shaping sire Into Mischief, and he’ll be a perfect fit for a multiple stakes-placed 2YO mare from the Unbridled’s Song line.
Brody’s Cause has excellent results with his first crop so far, and they should only get better next year. At his $5,000 fee, he offers great value with a lot of upside.
The veteran Include has long been one of our favorite value sires, and he added two new graded winners to his resume in 2020 — proving that he’s not done siring good horses yet. He’s an exciting pick for the promising young mare Kuznetsov in 2021.
Always fun to see oneself in the Thoroughbred Daily News — happy to have had the chance to highlight Instagrand among the first-year stallions, and Jimmy Creed for a proven value option.
As a highly-talented runner from 2 thru 6YO, Gift Box is a first-year stallion we’re very excited about — he’ll be a perfect first match for the SPW 2YO Group Text.
Instagrand is perhaps the most brilliant son of Into Mischief so far, and this mating with a stakes-producing Kafwain mare replicates the cross that produced his most brilliant daughter, Gamine.
Inspired by the TDN Europe’s recent “From the Experts” series, where breeders and agents are asked to identify recently-announced stud fees that offer value in a trio of different contexts, here are our own such assessments for this coming season’s Kentucky stud fees
Reading the piece by Joe Nevills in the Paulick Report last week about the stallions with increases in mares bred this spring, one number stood out big time: 2. As in, Bucchero picked up 31 more mares in his 2nd book than his first. That just doesn’t happen, and it makes Bucchero a big value for breeders heading into 2021.
Goldencents has proven to be the leading young stallion of his generation, and he’ll give a big shot to a well-related young mare early in her breeding career.
Grade 1-winning millionaire Force the Pass, who stood his first season at stud in 2020 at Anchor & Hope Farm in Port Deposit, Maryland, has been sold to continue his stallion career in Saudi Arabia.
**The following narrative was authored by Lauren Floyd, the Bloodstock Intern for Wasabi Ventures Stables, to explain why Dominus was chosen as a mate for Almyra. You can find out more about Lauren here.** Maiden special weight winner, Almyra, who raced for Wasabi Ventures Stables in her 4yo year, has been retired and will be… [Read More]
**The following narrative was authored by Lauren Floyd, the Bloodstock Intern for Wasabi Ventures Stables, to explain why Demarchelier was chosen as a mate for Settle It. You can find out more about Lauren here.** Settle It, a full-sister to a stakes winner and another still-active stakes-placed winner, who raced for Wasabi Ventures Stables in… [Read More]
Magical Point, a daughter of Horse of the Year Point Given and from the fantastic Maryland female family of our favorite veteran sire Include, was the first mare to check in-foal this spring to new Maryland stallion Force the Pass, in a Housatonic Recommended Mating. The cross of Gone West-line stallions with Thunder Gulch-line mares… [Read More]
The versatile and hard-knocking 11-time winner Littlemissperfect has produced a pair of fillies by the Storm Cat-line stallion Imagining to kick off her broodmare career, but will be switching it up in 2020 when she visits Maryland’s newest Grade 1-winning millionaire Force the Pass in the latest Housatonic Recommended Mating. The Speightstown/Street Cry cross looks… [Read More]
This Housatonic Recommended Mating features the first match for the hard-knocking young mare Mission Good Karma, for whom we have chosen the precocious, versatile and well-bred newcomer Flameaway — and she is actually already pregnant to Darby Dan’s son of Scat Daddy on a February cover. We are fans of Flameaway because he was extremely… [Read More]
Above is a link to the lovely TDN piece telling the story of Force the Pass, Wasabi and Anchor & Hope. Having helped Wasabi get Force the Pass is one of my proudest accomplishments, and I’m so thankful for the opportunity afforded me by TK Kuegler and Wasabi, and very happy to get to work with great… [Read More]
A hard-knocking, versatile racemare who won 8 races and earned $191,027, Justgimmeakiss will meet a similarly tough, “blue collar” type in the breeding shed this spring, as we have chosen the Pennsylvania stalwart Weigelia as her first Housatonic Recommended Mating. Whereas Justgimmeakiss finished in the top three in 29 of her 70 starts from 2YO… [Read More]
The latest Housatonic Recommended Mating of the Not For Love mare No More Excuses to Imagining features 3×2 inbreeding to full-siblings out of the “Blue Hen” Phipps mare Dance Number, with a cross that has already produced a stakes winner and another winner from Imagining’s first crop of 2YOs in 2019. When we prepared Mating… [Read More]
This past year has been a big one for Housatonic Bloodstock, and we want to thank all of the amazing clients who made that happen! Among the highlights of our 2019: We helped our friends at Wasabi Ventures Stables acquire their first stallion, the Grade 1-winning millionaire Force the Pass, and are helping manage his… [Read More]
The latest Housatonic Recommended Mating features the recently-acquired Two Punch mare Miss Charlotte, who will visit the brilliant Met Mile-G1 winner Mor Spirit at Spendthrift Farm in 2020. An $85,000 yearling-turned $650,000 2-year-old in-training purchase, Mor Spirit broke his maiden in his second start at 2 for Bob Baffert. He then shipped to Kentucky where… [Read More]
We have stated repeatedly our agreement with the notion that proven stallions make the best choice for maiden mares in the breeding shed, and as such we are excited that the stakes-placed, quarter-million dollar-earner Ritzy Lass will have Midshipman as her first mate (pun intended!) in a Housatonic Recommended Mating. Ritzy Lass won 13 of… [Read More]
Regular readers of these write-ups will remember that we have been big fans of Airdrie’s veteran stallion Include for some time, and we are excited to have been able to recommend that I’m Engaged visit him in 2020. Include’s appeal as a mate for I’m Engaged is, firstly, that at his advertised fee of $7,500,… [Read More]
Last year for her first breeding shed match-up, Super Mama was sent to the highly-proven veteran turf sire Mizzen Mast. In 2020, she will be a member of the first book to visit the brilliant young prospect Demarchelier at historic Claiborne Farm in Kentucky. As we mentioned last year, Super Mama’s female family has a… [Read More]
After two foals by Imagining to start her breeding career, Littlemissperfect will visit another representative of the Storm Cat sire-line in 2020 as she is booked to Darby Dan’s versatile new son of Scat Daddy, the multiple Graded stakes winner Flameaway. As we’ve laid out here before, Littlemissperfect’s dam, Admirer, is a Phipps-bred full-sister to… [Read More]
Given the success of Wild For Love’s first foal this year, her 2020 mate will be a speedy member of the same Storm Cat sire-line which produced that promising 2YO Dreaming of Love — she will visit the exciting first-year stallion Maximus Mischief at Spendthrift in a Housatonic Recommended Mating. Dreaming of Love went (5)… [Read More]