Two brothers set to soar

Kingmambo stallion Soar With Eagles has made a very good start to his stud career in Zimbabwe. At the same time his better-known brother Archipenko is getting himself established in England at one of the world’s premier studs (Lanwades). read more

Champion Genetics: foundation mare Allegretta

King's Best, grandson of the great foundation mare Allegretta

The famous foundation mare Allegretta – ancestress of no less than nine winners of eighteen Gr1’s headed by six classics, two Prix de l’Arc de Triomphes, one King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. King’s Apostle’s pedigree represents the Allegretta x Sadler’s Wells cross that produced Galileo. read more

Pour Moi at the Derby

Montjeu and his fellow star at Coolmore, Galileo, are firmly entrenched as the two best classic stallions in Europe. This year, the first two home in the English Derby were Pour Moi and Treasure Beach (by Galileo). read more


Trip To Victory

We obviously won’t know for another month which of the many form-lines from around America will be most relevant in determining the results of the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks. However, at present it seems fair to conclude that the Florida Derby and Gulfstream Oaks, run at Gulfstream Park on the first weekend in April, both represented high-class form. read more

World to Universe

The rise and rise of Japanese bloodstock

The rise and rise of Japanese bloodstock over the past three decades has been the result of nothing more complicated than recruiting well-credentialled stallions and well-credentialled mares. read more

The legend of Alleged

The mighty Alleged emulated his great-grandsire Ribot in winning two Arcs. At stud he came up numerous big-race winners, and his daughters still continue to do so. In the history of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, which has been regarded as Europe’s best weight-for-age race for roughly the past half-century, there have been five […] read more

Oh Solo Mio – pedigree of Cape Guineas winner Solo Traveller

As small breeders go, few can match the consistent achievements of Farrell Ratner. From a small band of mares Farrell has produced a stream of Graded winners in the last two decades, culminating in the international success of Dane Julia in Australia. Economics dictated that not all home-breds could be kept, which explains how not all the good ‘uns raced in the colours of Ratner and regular partner Salzman. read more