First-crop sires: Omaha Beach runners hit targets from Del Mar to France

Mon Sep 18 2023Kellie Reilly

Since our opening salvo on Omaha Beach’s juveniles, the freshman sire has added four more winners, for a total of 11, and increased his tally of stakes performers. Let’s catch up with his recent stakes results before focusing on his latest progeny in the win column.
First-crop sires: Vino Rosso, one more stud for Spendthrift

Wed Aug 23 2023Ashley Anderson

Winner of the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), in the final start of his career, Vino Rosso is back on the racing scene, this time as a prominent first-crop sire in 2023.
Pedigree notebook: Randomized expands Nyquist's portfolio

Tue Aug 22 2023Kellie Reilly

After Crimson Advocate captured the Queen Mary (G2) at Royal Ascot, and unbeaten New York Thunder rumbled in the Amsterdam (G2) on the Saratoga dirt, Nyquist was in the spotlight as the sire of dazzling sprinters. Now that Randomized carried her speed over 1 1/4 miles in last Saturday’s Alabama (G1), she’s expanded the horizons.
First-crop sires: Flameaway passing speed to offspring

Mon Aug 21 2023James Scully

Unheralded when entering stud in 2020, Flameaway has made an immediate impact with his first crop, putting himself among leading freshman sires.
First-Crop Sires: Maximus Mischief takes the early lead

Fri Aug 18 2023J. Keeler Johnson

Maximus Mischief showed talent during his brief racing career. Now he’s back in the headlines thanks to a promising first crop of foals.
First-crop sires: Hopeful-bound Pirate makes waves for Omaha Beach

Fri Aug 18 2023Kellie Reilly

With his fashionable pedigree and exceptional record on the racetrack, Omaha Beach is eligible to become a top sire.
First-Crop Sires: Mitole striking early with fillies

Thu Aug 17 2023Vance Hanson

There was arguably no finer champion male sprinter in the 2010s than Mitole, who capped the decade with a tremendous campaign in 2019 that included four Grade 1 wins from six furlongs to one mile.
Introducing the first-crop sires series for 2023

Thu Aug 17 2023TwinSpires Staff

Our team is profiling five prominent stallions making a splash with their juveniles.
Pedigree notebook: Prime time just beginning for Not This Time

Tue Aug 15 2023Kellie Reilly

It’s been some week for hot young sire Not This Time, from the sales ring at Saratoga to the racecourse at Colonial Downs.
Pedigree notebook: Justify juggernaut rolls on with second-crop juveniles

Tue Aug 08 2023Kellie Reilly

Amid the celebrations of his first Grade 1-winning three-year-olds, Justify is ramping up the momentum with his second crop of juveniles. The undefeated Triple Crown champion has budding stars in both Europe and the United States, on turf and dirt.
Pedigree notebook: Frankel hits Royal Ascot triple, follows up with Curragh juvenile

Tue Jul 04 2023Kellie Reilly

Frankel deserved the pedigree notebook treatment for siring three Group 1 stars at Royal Ascot, but the Juddmonte great is a moving target. He has continued to supply more material in the interim, most significantly a juvenile filly who broke her maiden over Irish Derby weekend.
Pedigree clues for juveniles in Bashford Manor, Debutante Stakes at Ellis Park

Fri Jun 30 2023Kellie Reilly

Sunday’s card at Ellis Park wraps up Stephen Foster weekend with five more stakes, including two for promising juveniles. Let’s look for pedigree clues in the Debutante S. and Bashford Manor S.
Pedigree notebook: Frankel's son Cracksman, venerable family make Ace Impact

Tue Jun 06 2023Kellie Reilly

Undefeated French Derby (G1) winner Ace Impact is from the first crop of Frankel’s outstanding son Cracksman, from the extended family of dual classic queen-turned-globetrotter Ouija Board.