new ky stallions for 2011

These are the stallion prospects entering stud in Kentucky for the 2011 breeding season. Each will be listed alphabetically, and I will post after inspecting and evaluating them. Comments and observations welcome.

Afleet Express (2007 b by Afleet Alex x Expanse, by Distant View) Gainesway $10,000

All American* (2005 dk b by Red Ransom x Milva, by Strawberry Road) Darby Dan $10,000

Blame (2006 b by Arch x Liable, by Seeking the Gold) Claiborne $35,000

Concord Point (2007 gr by Tapit x Harve de Grace, by Boston Harbor) Hill ‘n’ Dale $7,500

Desert Party (2006 b by Street Cry x Sage Cat, by Tabasco Cat) Darley at Jonabell $10,000

Discreetly Mine (2007 b by Mineshaft x Pretty Discreet, by Private Account) Lane’s End $15,000

Eskendereya (2007 ch by Giant’s Causeway x Aldebaran Light, by Seattle Slew)  Taylor Made $30,000

Hold Me Back (2006 dk b by Giant’s Causeway x Restraint, by Unbridled’s Song) WinStar $6,000

Line of David (2007 ch by Lion Heart x Emma’s Dilemma, by Capote) Spendthrift $7,500

Lookin at Lucky (2007 b by Smart Strike x Private Feeling, by Belong to Me) Ashford $35,000

Majesticperfection (2006 b by Harlan’s Holiday x Act So Noble, by Wavering Monarch) Airdrie $10,000

Midshipman (2006 ch by Unbridled’s Song x Fleet Lady, by Avenue of Flags) Darley at Jonabell $15,000

Munnings (2006 ch by Speightstown x La Comete, by Holy Bull) Ashford $12,500

Neko Bay (2003 dk br by Giant’s Causeway x Brulay, by Rubiano) Wintergreen Stallion Station $7,500

Plan (2005 ch by Storm Cat x Spain, by Thunder Gulch) Adena Springs $5,000

Quality Road (2006 b by Elusive Quality x Kobla, by Strawberry Road) Lane’s End $35,000

Summer Bird (2006 ch by Birdstone x Hong Kong Squall, by Summer Squall) Pauls Mill $15,000

Super Saver (2007 dk b by Maria’s Mon x Supercharger, by AP Indy) WinStar $20,000

Tale of Ekati **(2005 b by Tale of the Cat x Silence Beauty, by Sunday Silence) Darby Dan $15,000

Temple City (2005 b by Dynaformer x Curriculum, by Danzig) Spendthrift $5,000

Tizdejavu (2005 b by Tiznow x Remember When, by Dixie Brass) Crestwood $5,000

Warrior’s Reward (2006 b by Medaglia d’Oro x For All You Do, by Seeking the Gold) Spendthrift $15,000

*First Northern Hemisphere season

**Retired to stand the 2010 season, but a physical issue postponed servicing mares till 2011.

13 thoughts on “new ky stallions for 2011”

  1. Frank was wondering your initial thoughts on All-American shuttling from Australia to America. If I’m not mistaken he’s the first sire to back shuttle from Australia to America. Could you see this as the beginning of a trend or more of a special case?

    • fmitchell07 said:

      Thought it was a surprising move. Not unexpected from the sources. Darby Dan will try things, and Messara is always on the lookout for a new angle to make a stallion. Interesting. Will report back any insights from John Phillips of Darby Dan.

  2. Frank,

    When will you begin going around to the stallion farms to look at these guys? Today I went to Spendthrift and Lane’s End and got a good look at Quality Road, Line of David, and Warrior’s Reward. I’m looking forward to your analysis.

    • fmitchell07 said:

      In the next week or so, as the activity at the November sale eases off, I will be working my way through the farms with new stallions. There are, apparently, a few more still in the works. But almost none have set stud fees. Hmmmm.

  3. would like your input on new stallions conformation

    • fmitchell07 said:

      I’ll be making notes and comments on each of the stallions in coming days. I will both post the commentaries individually and link to them from the “New Stallions” page so they can be found conveniently.


  4. Donna Barillaro said:

    Hi Frank: Happy New Year!!!!

    In relation to KY stallions, although Big Brown is not new this year, how were his weanlings at the Nov. sale?

    Have a good one,

    • fmitchell07 said:

      Hi Donna, And a Happy New Year to you up in frosty New York!

      The Big Brown weaners were pretty good. They are rather like the early foals by his sire Boundary, who got nice, quality young horses with scope and balance. The Big Browns had at least adequate size and bone, good heads, and a nice look to them. They seemed to bring pretty fair money in this market, although there is no big multiple for them on the retiring stud fee ($60k). The market is not strong enough for the supply.

  5. Stephanie said:

    When will you finish seeing the new stallions for this year?

    • fmitchell07 said:

      I’ve seen all of them, Stephanie. Posting notes on them is a matter of finding time among all the other things clamoring for attention. Ah! the joys of spring!

  6. Stephanie said:

    Thank You! Enjoy the sunhine!

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