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Kentucky Sires For 2020 Part II: First Weanlings

STALLIONS

By: Chris McGrath

 

Over the coming days and weeks, we will be touched by the customary pictures of first foals tottering onto the gawky limbs that must someday propel them around the racetrack, and so determine the viability of their sires’ new careers.

Thu, 01/02/2020

First Black-Type Winner, New Debut Winner for Tonalist

STALLIONS

First-crop stallion Tonalist is wrapping up 2019 on a high with a stakes winner, a debut winner and a number of black-type placings in the past few weeks.

The Classic-winning stallion had his first black-type winner with Tonalist’s Shape, who won Gulfstream Park’s Hut Hut S. by a commanding nine lengths at the end of November. The filly, who now boasts a perfect three-for-three record and winnings of $98,280, earned an 89 Beyer Speed Figure for her stakes-winning performance.

Tue, 12/10/2019

Union Rags Is a Leader by Average at Keeneland September 

STALLIONS

At a fee of just $60,000, Lane’s End Farms’ Union Rags offers one of the best values at stud in America. Union Rags, the leading fourth-crop sire by graded stakes winners, Grade 1 winners, and graded stakes horses, proved his progeny are as successful at the sales as they are on the track after another standout Keeneland September Sale.

Fri, 11/22/2019

Lane’s End Announces 2020 Fee for Catalina Cruiser

STALLIONS

Lane’s End announced today that Catalina Cruiser will stand at a fee of $20,000 for the 2020 breeding season.

A son of leading cumulative 4th crop sire, Union Rags, Catalina Cruiser retires as a 5-time graded stakes winner with back-to-back wins in the G2 San Diego and G2 Pat O’Brien. He broke the stakes record when winning the G2 True North Stakes running 6 ½ furlongs in 1:14:85. Catalina Cruiser arrived at Lane’s End this week and will be available for inspection during the Lane’s End Open House Monday, November 4th through Sunday, November 10th from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM daily.

Tue, 11/05/2019

LANE’S END ANNOUNCES 2020 STALLION ROSTER AND FEES

STALLIONS

New additions include Catalina Cruiser and Game Winner

 

Sun, 10/27/2019

LA FORCE (GER)

SALES

Power (GB) – La Miraculeuse (Ger), by Samum (Ger)

2014 Dark Bay or Brown Mare

 

By Sid Fernando

Thu, 10/24/2019

LANE’S END TO STAND CATALINA CRUISER

STALLIONS

Catalina Cruiser will stand at Lane’s End Farm upon retirement. A son of leading cumulative 4th crop sire, Union Rags, Catalina Cruiser is 7 for 8 lifetime with 5 of those wins being graded. “Catalina Cruiser is the quintessential American dirt horse. He’s exactly what we’re looking for. Tough, with speed and the ability to carry that speed,” said Bill Farish of Lane’s End. “He reminds me of stallions like Quality Road, Twirling Candy and Liam’s Map. They all had tremendous speed and were classy enough to win graded stakes going two turns.”

Wed, 10/23/2019

SON OF HONOR CODE GRADUATES IN ROUTE BOW

STALLIONS

3rd-Santa Anita, $51,404, Msw, 10-13, 2yo, 1m, 1:37.94, ft.

Mon, 10/14/2019

QUALITY ROAD COLT TAKES DEBUT AT SANTA ANITA

STALLIONS

1st-Santa Anita, $50,000, Msw, 10-13, 2yo, 5 1/2f, 1:04.60, ft.

Mon, 10/14/2019

Dual Grade 1 Winners for Liam’s Map

STALLIONS

Liam’s Map is off to one of the strongest starts at stud imaginable. From 30 starters in his first crop, the son of Unbridled’s Song has eight individual winners and a total of 10 victories. Liam’s Map leads all first-crop sires worldwide with an outstanding two Grade 1 winners. Basin, a colt trained by Steve Asmussen, won Saratoga’s G1 Hopeful S. by an emphatic 6 1/2 lengths to give Liam’s Map his first graded score. Wicked Whisper, who was named a TDN Rising Star in her career debut at Saratoga, went wire-to-wire in Belmont’s G1 Frizette S.

Thu, 10/10/2019

BREAKTHROUGH SEPTEMBER FOR UNION RAGS

STALLIONS

Although Lane’s End stallion Union Rags has boasted strong sales since his first crop of weanlings hit the sales ring in 2015, the son of Dixie Union broke through this year at the Keeneland September Sale with his best-selling crop to date.

Union Rags has had an exceptional year with his offspring on the track with graded stakes winners Paradise Woods and Catalina Cruiser and black-type victors such as Spring Lily and Laughing Fox. These successes have led to increased demand for yearlings by the leading fourth-crop sire.

Thu, 10/03/2019

CODE OF HONOR PUT UP IN JOCKEY CLUB GOLD CUP

STALLIONS

In what was arguably the second most controversial disqualification of the year, GI Runhappy Travers S. hero Code of Honor(Noble Mission {GB}) was put up by the stewards as the winner of Belmont’s GI Jockey Club Gold Cup Saturday after the disqualification of GI Gold Cup at Santa Anita victor Vino Rosso (Curlin). The sophomore came up a nose short of his elder on the line after a lengthy stretch battle, but after an objection from Code of Honor’s pilot John Velazquez, Vino Rosso was disqualified and placed second for interference in the stretch.

Mon, 09/30/2019