Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Rocket Can
Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Rocket Can

2023-02-06T19:54:51.102ZJ. Keeler Johnson

It isn’t surprising to see Rocket Can enjoying success on the Kentucky Derby (G1) trail. The gray colt boasts a pedigree combining speed with stamina, often a recipe for success in the Derby.
Pedigree notebook: An Eclipse Awards triple for Curlin
Pedigree notebook: An Eclipse Awards triple for Curlin

2023-01-31T15:30:15.923ZKellie Reilly

Hall of Famer Curlin added to his historic resume by siring an extraordinary three individual champions of 2022 — Malathaat (older dirt female), Nest (three-year-old filly), and Elite Power (male sprinter).
Pedigree profile: Arabian Knight
Pedigree profile: Arabian Knight

2023-01-30T15:22:44.980ZJ. Keeler Johnson

An impressive victory from Arabian Knight in the Southwest (G3) at Oaklawn Park has launched the $2.3 million auction acquisition thoroughly into the Triple Crown picture.
Pedigree notebook: Hot and Sultry genetic combo
Pedigree notebook: Hot and Sultry genetic combo

2023-01-24T14:00:04.935ZKellie Reilly

Four-year-old filly Hot and Sultry continued her upward curve by capturing her stakes debut in the Jan. 21 American Beauty S. at Oaklawn Park.
First-Crop Sires Update: Mendelssohn progeny start strongly as 3yos
First-Crop Sires Update: Mendelssohn progeny start strongly as 3yos

2023-01-20T14:02:09.643ZAlastair Bull

The Scat Daddy half-brother to Into Mischief and Beholder was a Grade 1 performer on both turf and dirt, and his progeny, like him, should improve with age.
Pedigree notebook: Nothing hidden about Occult's cross
Pedigree notebook: Nothing hidden about Occult's cross

2023-01-17T14:02:13.934ZKellie Reilly

Kentucky Oaks hopeful Occult sports the same pedigree pattern as Mandaloun.
Bolt d'Oro finishes 2022 as leading first-crop sire, Instant Coffee one to watch
Bolt d'Oro finishes 2022 as leading first-crop sire, Instant Coffee one to watch

2023-01-16T18:28:34.143ZAshley Anderson

Former graded-stakes winner Bolt d’Oro closed out 2022 atop the first-crop sire rankings based on progeny earnings, with 29 winners from 80 runners, including six stakes winners and three graded stakes heroes.
First-crop sires 2022: Girvin relocated to Kentucky after making his mark
First-crop sires 2022: Girvin relocated to Kentucky after making his mark

2023-01-11T23:01:56.112ZJames Scully

Girvin achieved success as a freshman sire, ranking fifth among first-crop sires by progeny earnings in 2022 ($1,910,156), and his five stakes winners included Grade 1 conqueror Faiza.
First-crop sires 2022: Justify makes Japanese impact
First-crop sires 2022: Justify makes Japanese impact

2023-01-11T19:40:40.337ZAlastair Bull

In a three-way battle for first-crop supremacy with Bolt d’Oro and Good Magic in 2022, Triple Crown winner Justify eventually finished third.
First-crop sires: Good Magic increases Kentucky Derby prep tally to four
First-crop sires: Good Magic increases Kentucky Derby prep tally to four

2023-01-09T21:26:03.907ZKellie Reilly

Reincarnate and Dubyuhnell have become the latest sons of Good Magic to win Road to the Kentucky Derby events.
Pedigree profile: Reincarnate
Pedigree profile: Reincarnate

2023-01-09T21:20:16.583ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Dashing to the lead and refusing to yield proved a successful strategy for Reincarnate in the Sham (G3) at Santa Anita, as the hardy gray colt led all the way to prevail by a neck.
Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Lugan Knight
Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Lugan Knight

2023-01-09T16:20:42.665ZJ. Keeler Johnson

You have to admire the tenacity Lugan Knight displayed to win the Jerome S. on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. But does he have the pedigree to handle the Kentucky Derby's testing 1 1/4-mile distance?
Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Victory Formation
Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Victory Formation

2023-01-02T18:44:15.381ZJ. Keeler Johnson

After posting two victories sprinting as a juvenile, Victory Formation joined the Road to the Kentucky Derby with a pacesetting triumph in the one-mile Smarty Jones S. at Oaklawn Park.