Eliminated in Match #13 - Kettle Corn (right)
So many nice things to say about Kettle Corn. He initially showed up in my results because he is an A++ nick with Freja, but he stayed there for several reasons. He's an Ohio stallion which means the foal would be Accredited Ohio and eligible for more purse money and additional races, and his sire, Candy Ride, is proving to be a sire of sires with two of his sons in the top 100 list for 2016. Additionally, the owners of Kettle Corn were extremely helpful and kind when I spoke with them on the phone. And lastly, since Freja did not have a successful racing career herself, it would be very nice to breed to a stallion like Kettle Corn who earned more than $800,000 at the track proving his soundness and athleticism.
Eliminated in Match #14 - Wolfcamp (left)
I had the privilege of meeting Wolfcamp in person at Swifty Farms on my recent trip to Indiana, and he was a level-headed sane horse which is key for me. He is by El Prado which I've shared multiple times as being bloodlines that interest me very much, but what makes him even more special than other sons of El Prado is that his damsire is Numerous. Why is that a bonus? As you may recall in my post about Noble Mission, some of the top breeding farms are looking to multiply the genetic factor of a mare named "Special". Wolfcamp has Special in both his sire and dam line in the 4th generation and Freja has Special in her sire line in the 4th generation which means their foal would have Special in his/her pedigree three times in the 5th generation.
By Kyle Rothfus
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