Category: Broodmares

Girls & Guys in Gold: Stonestreet’s Success with, well…everyone

Some of the most celebrated thoroughbreds (and biggest fan favorites) in recent years have all raced under the Stonestreet colors; though many of the fans seem to want to gravitate to the fillies and mares, Ms. Banke has experienced success with both sexes that has become a standard expectation whenever you see their name attached to a runner.

Foal Song: Arrogate and Songbird’s Duet

When Songbird retired, there was debate among the community as to who would be the lucky party to purchase one of the most successful mares to ever go through a sales ring. The public had already set their sights, and their hopes, on Mandy Pope; she had purchased Groupie Doll, Havre de Grace, and Plum Pretty in years prior, so would she do it again?

Fasig-Tipton November Top Pick: Queen Blossom (IRE)

Queen Blossom (IRE) stands proud and elegant

The Fasig-Tipton November sale produced some of the largest fireworks in history when Songbird sold for a healthy $9.5 million and Tepin sold for $8 million not long after her. However, as much as I enjoyed seeing these mares and being witness to their record breaking nights, I fell in love with a different mare. She wasn’t a superstar, she didn’t draw all of the media, but she was one of the most beautiful horses that I had ever seen.