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Distance Ranges For Top Australian Sires: A Perceptible Shift?
[su_button url="" style="flat" background="#e7f4fc" color="#2c1f60" center="yes" radius="5" icon="icon: exclamation-circle" icon_color="#2c1f60" download=""][first published in BLUEBLOODS Issue 6 - 2020. To get this article and more subscribe][/su_button]     Written Tycoon In March and April, 2018, my colleague Dr. Emily Plant and myself spent five weeks in New South Wales (with a 10-day side trip to New Zealand, where I first…
The rise of Storm Cat’s line via Scat Daddy
THOROUGHBRED breeders in Australasia are spoiled. We are fortunate to have access to many of the world’s most potent sire lines, thanksto the shuttle system. Significantly, we benefit from our highly successful homebred stallions as well. Currently heading the Australian Sires’ List by progeny earnings are I Am Invincible, Snitzel and Pierro, all foaled in Australia,…
Fusaichi’s Daughters find a nick with Fastnet Rock
CHAMPION sire Fastnet Rock’s nick with Zabeel daughters and with mares carrying strains of the three-quarter brothers Nureyev (dam sire of Zabeel) and Sadler’s Wells (particularly his son Galileo) is well known, but there’s another cross that has produced two Gr.1 winners. This is with daughters of Kentucky Derby-Gr.1 hero Fusaichi Pegasus (USA) who shuttled…

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