Eliminated in Match #9 - New Year's Day (right)
I added this handsome stallion to my list of candidates when I was researching other horses with the same sire as Freja. I only found 3 other mares by Shakespeare that have already had foals, and one of them was by New Year's Day out of a mare named Poetic Kid who is by Shakespeare. The foal, now a two year old, is named Pintsize, and I'll definitely be keeping an eye on him to see if he starts a racing career this year.
Eliminated in Match #10 - Point Given (left)
When Point Given came up in my search as a potential stallion, I got very excited! I couldn't believe that a Hall of Fame Champion was actually in my price range. He's an older horse which helps explain the reduced stud fee, but to have a sire that won TWO legs of the Triple Crown would be amazing! And he's an A++ True Nick with Freja.
By Kyle Rothfus
This blog is dedicated to providing insight about OTTB re-training, Thoroughbred pedigrees and general equine care. You can also track the progress of horses I have for sale through posts here.