Spinning an Oaks tale

By Frances J. Karon With her victory in the G1 Ashland S. at Keeneland on Saturday, Commonwealth Stable’s Virginia-bred Out for a Spin became the 68th black-type winner, and 10th at Grade/Group 1 level, for her sire Hard Spun (by Danzig), who stands at Darley for $40,000. She’s the seventh stakes winner (non-restricted or better) … Continue reading Spinning an Oaks tale

Mucho to like about Rough Shod for Blame

By Frances J. Karon In a conversation with Steve Byk on Byk’s radio show At the Races last Wednesday, Werk Thoroughbred Consultants’ Sid Fernando touched on the pedigree of Claiborne Farm and Adele B. Dilschneider’s homebred three-year-old colt Mucho, who was entered in a Gulfstream Park allowance on March 1st. That allowance/optional claimer was Mucho’s … Continue reading Mucho to like about Rough Shod for Blame

The usefulness of GeoNicks

By Sid Fernando Back in 2011, when Werk Thoroughbred Consultants, Inc., developed GeoNicks, WTC’s Roger Lyons wrote, “. . . you need to know, as a breeder, whether or not the cross is performing as well in your region of interest as it’s performing globally, and that’s where GeoNicks enter the picture.” Lyons explained: “GeoNicks address … Continue reading The usefulness of GeoNicks