Matings 2017

Leading Freshmen Sire 2017 by number of winners

Animal Kingdom (Leroidesanimaux)
Graydar (Unbridled's Song)
Orb (Malibu Moon)
Oxbow (Awesome Again)
Paynter (Awesome Again)
Point of Entry (Dynaformer)
Shanghai Bobby (Harlan's Holiday)
Take Charge Indy (A.P. Indy)
Violence (Medaglia d'Oro)
Total votes : 42

Re: Matings 2017

Postby Izvestia » Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:01 pm

Kind of neat to see Cambiocorsa's 2 daughters being bred to him.
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Re: Matings 2017

Postby Sparrow Castle » Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:47 pm

Many of these mares may have been posted already, but I thought it was a nice write-up by DRF's Nicole Russo.

Bookings for 2017

We've been reporting some of these on as they've been announced, but here's a roundup of some notable bookings for 2017, in alphabetical order by mare name:

Beholder to Uncle Mo
Beholder has won three Eclipse Award divisional titles, and is favored to take home a fourth after her stirring Breeders' Cup Distaff victory in her career finale. For her first mating, she will visit fellow 2-year-old champion Uncle Mo, who got off to a phenomenal start with his first crop, led by champion and classic winner Nyquist. Uncle Mo, by Indian Charlie, is from a line known for its professionalism and good dispositions; that also makes it an ideal cross for the high-strung Beholder.

Better Not Cry to Curlin
Better Not Cry, by Street Cry, is out of blue hen Better Than Honour. One of the most outstanding families in the stud book.

Bridal Memories to Data Link
Bridal Memories is out of Grade 1 winner and multiple stakes producer Memories of Silver; this is an outstanding Darby Dan family, particularly when it comes to turf fillies - making it an appropriate cross with turf Grade 1 winner Data Link.

Cathryn Sophia to Pioneerof the Nile
The Kentucky Oaks winner is part of an outstanding book this year for Pioneerof the Nile, who seems to be getting a great boost from following American Pharoah up with Classic Empire.

Champagne Royale to California Chrome
This mare is the dam of Grade 1 winners Danza and Majestic Harbor. She will be one of the highlights for the first book of California Chrome, favored to win his second Horse of the Year title.

Danza Cavallo to Flintshire
The long-winded graded stakes winner was purchased specifically for the first book of this globetrotting turf router, who will stand for an intriguing multinational partnership that should get him an outstanding book.

Haysee to Uncle Mo
The resulting foal out of this half-sister to classic winner Shackleford and several other stakes horses will be a full sibling to her Grade 1-placed stakes winner Uncle Lino.

Hazariya to Galileo
This Coolmore purchase, dam of European classic winner Harzand, will visit the operation's star stallion.

Iotapa to Pioneerof the Nile
Iotapa is a multiple Grade 1 winner.

Lexie Lou to Frankel
The Canadian Horse of the Year is set to become a world traveler; after heading to England to be bred to Frankel, she will then ship to her new home in Japan, as interests from that country purchased her at Keeneland November.

Love the Chase to Pioneerof the Nile
The dam of California Chrome will visit the sire of American Pharoah in 2017 - expect the resulting foal to be a social media star.

Mamma Kimbo to California Chrome
This young mare is a Grade 2 winner.

Mecca's Angel to Galileo
The Group 1-winning British sprinter visits the international titan for her first mating.

Moulin de Mougin to California Chrome
Another Grade 2 winner, Moulin de Mougin is a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Schiaparelli.

My Tina to Medaglia d'Oro
She is the dam of Grade 1 winner Midnight Storm.

Peppers Pride to California Chrome
This is the second year in a row that the popular mare, who was unbeaten in her native New Mexico, will visit a highly-anticipated first-year sire. She was bred to American Pharoah this year.

Pleasant Home to Tale of Ekati
Charles Fipke purchased this regally-bred Breeders' Cup Distaff winner out of the Phipps reduction at Keeneland November. He plans to support his own stallion Tale of Ekati with her, as he feels the cross can be productive; Pleasant Home's daughter S'Avall is the dam of the stallion's stakes performer Tale of S'Avall.

Promotional to American Pharoah
Still waiting for more names to roll in for the Triple Crown winner's second book; this one is a stakes-placed half-sister to multiple Group 1 winner Marketing Mix.

Rosalind to Speightstown
Rosalind is a versatile Grade 1 winner who would seem to match well with Speightstown, who can get out any sort.

Roughing to California Chrome
This mare, a $500,000 buy at Keeneland November, was the second most-expensive of several mares California Chrome LLC and/or Perry Martin landed for their incoming star. She is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Diplomat Lady and Grade 2 winner Dream Play.

Taris to Curlin
The mare finally delivered on her world of potential by winning the Grade 1 Humana Distaff this year.

Theworldweknow to California Chrome
She was the most expensive Keeneland November purchase for California Chrome's crew at $560,000. The mare is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Marylebone.

Treve to Shalaa
The two-time Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine will be part of an outstanding first book of mares for this multiple Group 1-winning juvenile.

Twyla Tharp to Shalaa
This mare is the dam of multiple Group 1 winner The Fugue.

Uchitel to California Chrome
Yet another Keeneland November purchase for the stallion, the mare is the dam of graded stakes performer Suddenbreakingnews; she is also a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Composure.

Unrivaled Belle to Tapit
Mandy Pope, who purchased the 2010 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic winner for a sale-topping $3.8 million at Keeneland November, said she would send the mare back to North America's reigning leading sire. The resulting foal will be a full sibling to smashing maiden winner Unique Bella.

Untapable to Frankel
Untapable was an Eclipse Award winner in 2014, when her signature triumphs included the Kentucky Oaks and Breeders' Cup Distaff. She was expected to ship to England this week for her first breeding early next year. Frankel is concluding an outstanding freshman season, with Group 1 winner Soul Stirring and five other group stakes winners.
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Re: Matings 2017

Postby bare it all » Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:40 pm

Lady Shipman --> Uncle Mo and to be sold in the fall sales
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Re: Matings 2017

Postby Twingo » Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:07 pm

Sumthingtotalkabt (dam of Lady Shipman) --> Nyquist
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Re: Matings 2017

Postby Sparrow Castle » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:16 pm

Rachel's Valentina, Cavorting to be bred to Curlin in 2017
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Re: Matings 2017

Postby Sparrow Castle » Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:01 am

More from Nicole Russo (some have been mentioned before):

More bookings for 2017
The latest in a series tracking bookings for noteworthy mares for 2017 as they come in - organized alphabetically by mare name.

Book Review to Pioneerof the Nile
The La Brea winner is one of several Grade 1 winners we can now add to what is simply an outstanding book for this young classic sire. Pioneerof the Nile obviously got a nice boost to his book in 2016, immediately following American Pharoah's star season; however, following that up with likely juvenile champion Classic Empire seems to have REALLY put him over the summit, both confirming that the sire wasn't a one-hit wonder, and confirming his ability to throw precocity in a market that favors same.

Brandybend to Dansili
A stakes-placed Galileo mare out of a Group 1 winner.

Cat Chat to Pioneerof the Nile
She is the dam of Grade 1 winner In Lingerie, by Pioneerof the Nile's sire Empire Maker.

Cavorting to Curlin
Colleage Joe Nevills recently reported the plans for some of Stonestreet's star mares. This will be the first mating for this multiple Grade 1 winner, part of what's shaping up as an outstanding book for proven young classic sire Curlin.

Closeout to Air Force Blue
The multiple graded stakes winner will be part of this War Front stallion's first book.

Embellish the Lace to Pioneerof the Nile
Another Grade 1 winner for the stallion.

Fire Assay to Gemologist
This Grade 3-placed Medaglia d'Oro mare, who is out of Grade 1 winner Jostle, goes to one of this year's quality freshman sires.

Forever Together to Pioneerof the Nile
This mare, who has already thrown a few winners, was a champion turf female. I'm seeing a few turf-type mares pop up in Pioneerof the Nile's book, suggesting folks believe in his versatility, now that he has turf Grade 1 winner Midnight Storm to his credit.

Jemayel to Shalaa
This Group 1 winner is another standout in a solid first book for the multiple Group 1-winning European newcomer.

Joyful Victory to Pioneerof the Nile
Another Grade 1 winner for Pioneerof the Nile.

Lighthouse Bay to Pioneerof the Nile
Grade 1 winner.

Malibu Prayer to Pioneerof the Nile
Are you sensing a theme? Here is another Grade 1 winner.

More Hennessy to Pioneerof the Nile
Another turf-type mare, as the dam of Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf winner Hootenanny.

Much Rejoicing to Candy Ride
Stakes-winning Distorted Humor mare is out of champion Soaring Softly, from another outstanding Darby Dan family.

My Tina to Pioneerof the Nile
The resulting foal will be a full sibling to turf Grade 1 winner Midnight Storm.

Puggy to Shalaa
The dam of multiple Group 1 winner Avenir Certain.

Questing to Pioneerof the Nile
Champion filly.

Rachel's Valentina to Curlin
This will be the first mating for the Grade 1-winning Bernardini filly, the only daughter out of champion Rachel Alexandra. The foal will be closely related to Jess's Dream (Curlin x Rachel Alexandra), who won his only career start in impressive fashion, but is plagued by physical issues.

Richies Sweetheart to Candy Ride or Twirling Candy
The four-time stakes winner will be bred to either the consistent Candy Ride or his best son at stud, colleague Nick Fortuna reports.

Sambuca Classica to Pioneerof the Nile
The resulting foal will be a full sibling to Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner and likely champion Classic Empire.

Shop Again to Pioneerof the Nile
Dam of Grade 1 winner Power Broker.

Stopchargingmaria to Pioneerof the Nile
This will be the first mating for the Breeders' Cup Distaff winner, who was a multimillion dollar purchase by Three Chimneys at Fasig-Tipton November.

Sumthingtotalkabt to Nyquist
The dam of tough Grade 3-winning turf sprinter Lady Shipman is a solid get for the Kentucky Derby winner's first book. The experts clearly like this cross, as Lady Shipman is set to go to Nyquist's sire, Uncle Mo.

Biorhythm to Nyquist
This stakes-placed mare is part of the Kentucky Derby winner and juvenile champion's first book.

Broken Dreams to Super Saver
This mare is a multiple Grade 3-winning turf sprinter.

Customer Base to Hard Spun
Customer Base is a Grade 3 winner by proven turf sire Lemon Drop Kid, and Hard Spun has multi-surface appeal; plenty of options with this interesting cross.

Educating to More Than Ready
Although he never competed on turf during his own career, More Than Ready has become a hidden turf sire and is very popular in Australia, his shuttle location. Educating is a half-sister to graded winners Diversy Harbor, Keertana, and Snow Top Mountain. When the resulting foal shows up in a two-turn turf maiden in 2020, bet him or her with both fists.

Emerald Gold to Union Rags
War Front mare was a Grade 1-placed juvenile; Union Rags is among this year's leading freshman sires.

Grat to Uncle Mo
Add this stakes-winning A.P. Indy mare to the outstanding book the elite young sire is assembling for 2017.

Guapaza to Empire Maker
This mare was a graded/group stakes winner in both Chile and the U.S. for the Don Alberto group, which helped repatriate Empire Maker last year.

Holidaysatthefarm to Flintshire
This multiple stakes-placed mare is another name for the globe-trotting turf standout's first book.

Independent Miss to Protectionist
Here's an international one, as the dam of a German Derby winner will be bred to a Melbourne Cup winner.

Ithinkisawapudycat to Tapit
This mare, who sold for $2.2 million to Mt. Brilliant at Keeneland November, will be bred back to North America's reigning leading sire for a full sibling to her Grade 1 winner Sweet Loretta.

Lady Shipman to Uncle Mo
This Grade 3-winning turf sprinter was about as tough as they come, winning 11 stakes at eight different tracks, rarely missing the board, and setting course records twice. Recently retired, the plans call for her to be bred to Uncle Mo, adding clear commercial appeal, before being sold at a Kentucky mixed sale next November.

Last Full Measure to Exaggerator
This Grade 1 winner is one of the mares China Horse Club will send to the first-year stallion.

Louvakhova to Speightstown
This stakes-winning mare is a half-sister to multiple Grade/Group 1 winner Flotilla, best known for winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.

Marketing Mix to Curlin
Grade 1 winner is part of his outstanding book.

Milania to War Front
This winning Bernardini mare is out of Kentucky Oaks winner Keeper Hill, making her a half-sister to stakes performer Keep Up.

Mushka to Capitalist
Grade 1-winning mare from a terrific family was a $650,000 purchase by the multinational SF Bloodstock and Australia's Newgate Farm at Keeneland November. She will be shipped to Australia, and bred to Capitalist during the 2017 Southern Hemisphere breeding season.

My Conquestadory to Capitalist
The Grade 1 winner, also an SF and Newgate purchase out of the Conquest Stables dispersal at Keeneland November, will make her new home in Australia. She'll also be covered during the 2017 Southern Hemisphere breeding season by Capitalist.

Peppers Pride to American Pharoah or California Chrome
The unbeaten New Mexico-bred millionaire was initially slated to visit California Chrome in his first season at stud. However, a wrench was thrown into those plans when the mare lost the American Pharoah foal she was carrying about three weeks ago, per one of her co-owners speaking to my colleague Jay Hovdey. Peppers Pride could be bred back to American Pharoah, or she could go straight to California Chrome, as intended. Stay tuned.

Pontchatrain to Medaglia d'Oro
Multiple graded stakes-winning turf sprinter.

Quickest to Pioneerof the Nile
This mare is out of Supercharger, making her a half-sister to Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver; it is the immediate family of outstanding broodmare Get Lucky, and you definitely expect mares from this family to produce. Quickest has lived up to her lineage, producing Grade 1 winner Callback and stakes winner Defy Gravity. It's another good get for Pioneerof the Nile's book.

Sutil to Animal Kingdom
Brazilian Group 1 winner is another international mare for Team Valor.

Sweet Dreams to Tapit
She was multiple stakes-placed as a juvenile.

Theatre Star to Curlin
This stakes-winning daughter of War Front is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Taris, who is also set to visit Curlin this season; the connections clearly like this cross.

Unusual Style to Speightster
Winning daughter of Unusual Heat is part of the Grade 3 winner's first book. Voiced to

Voiced to Flintshire
This War Front mare is from the Claiborne family of outstanding broodmare Preach, the dam of Pulpit; a very intriguing cross.

Wishing Gate to Medaglia d'Oro
Grade 2 winner.

You Bought Her to California Chrome
This Grade 2-placed multiple stakes winner is winding down her career; she is expected to start in the Sugar Swirl this weekend at Gulfstream.
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Re: Matings 2017

Postby Sparrow Castle » Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:27 am

Ithinkisawapudycat to Tapit
This mare, who sold for $2.2 million to Mt. Brilliant at Keeneland November, will be bred back to North America's reigning leading sire for a full sibling to her Grade 1 winner Sweet Loretta.

Speaking of Sweet Loretta:

Viola Nominated as Army Secretary
Prominent horse owner Vincent “Vinnie” Viola, who races under the name of St. Elias Stable and has owned horses this year alone the quality of GI Spinaway S. heroine Sweet Loretta (Tapit) and Grade II winner Nonna Mela (Arch), has been nominated by President-Elect Donald Trump to be the United States Secretary of the Army, reported USA Today Monday morning.
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Re: Matings 2017

Postby starrydreamer » Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:16 am

Finally, a mare announced as going to War Front. If anyone has any more, please post them! I'm keeping track, as usual.
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Re: Matings 2017

Postby Psychotic Parakeet » Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:16 pm

With Honors --> Medaglia d'Oro
I wanna do bad things with you.
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Re: Matings 2017

Postby Sparrow Castle » Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:09 pm



Alternate - Ghostzapper

Always in My Heart - Runhappy

Another World - Lemon Drop Kid

Bachata - Into Mischief

Bedanken - Blame

Brownie Points - Pioneerof the Nile

Cloud Scapes - Medaglia d’Oro

Confessional - rest

Dance With Ron - Lemon Drop Kid

Don’t Leave Me - Broken Vow

Fictionality - Alternation

Gold Medal Dancer - Speightstown

Interrupted - More Than Ready

Let’s Get Married - rest

Moving Away - Super Saver

Much Obliged - rest

No Use Denying - Lord Nelson

Overheard - Medaglia d’Oro

Proclivity - Bernardini

Really and Truly - Curlin

Rumors Are Flying - Alternation

Strike It Up - rest

Sweet Relish - Nyquist

Tell All - City Zip

Tell Me Everything - More Than Ready

Westling - Tapizar

Whimsicality - Into Mischief

Whimsy - First Samurai

Whisper To Me - Ghostzapper

Winsome Ways - Flatter

You’re Welcome - Gemologist
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