Castle a Son of Slew’s Tiznow Takes Golden Gate Saturday Feature

Albany, CA (March 4, 2018)-Slew’s Tiznow sired Castle picked up his second lifetime win for his owner breeder Eagle Ridge Racing, LLC by taking the Saturday feature race at Golden Gate Fields.

Bred in California Castle is a full brother to the 2017 graded stakes winner Zakaroff and to Concise Advice who was a $85,000 2017 Barretts Yearling Sales graduate. They are out of Grand Advice a Mr. Greeley broodmare.

After breaking his maiden in 1:09.53 in a Golden Gate Fields maiden special event in his second lifetime start, Castle came back in another six furlong race to just miss the win by a neck. Trying two turns for the first time in his fourth lifetime outing Castle “was well placed off the sizzling pace, bid three wide on the second turn, rallied to take over in mid stretch and held driving.” He stopped the timer in 1:36.8 scoring by nearly two lengths.

Castle now has had four starts with two wins and two second place finishes and has earned $55,080.

Slew’s Tiznow is a record setting, Grade 1 performing, multiple stakes winner by Tiznow–Hepatica, by Slewpy and is standing for $3,000. He was a top twenty California sire in 2017 with three stakes winners,

Career in Three-Day Eventing for The Pamplemousse

Son of Kafwain is at Edgeview Equestrian Center in Idaho

By Eric Mitchell, January 31, 2018

The Pamplemousse and show horse trainer Stevee Keller in Idaho Show horse trainer Stevee Keller didn’t realize a casual conversation about Thoroughbred pedigrees she favored would lead to her owning her first stallion and a rising star in the world of three-day eventing.

Keller had been talking with Adrian Gonzalez, with Checkmate Thoroughbreds, who she attends sales with in California. Gonzalez asked her if she had a preference for particular bloodlines.

“I told him the one that is really up-and-coming are with The Pamplemousse babies,” Keller recalled Jan. 31, referring to the grade 3-winning son of Kafwain who was standing at Rancho San Miguel. “I have, like, four that are on their way to becoming two-star, three-star, almost up to Olympic level, three-day eventing horses. Adrian just laughed.”

It so happened that Gonzalez handles the sale consignments for Rancho San Miguel’s young horses and knew the farm wanted to find a new home for the big gray 12-year-old horse.

After face-to-face meetings with Rancho San Miguel’s general manager Clay Murdock, Keller got an exciting new prospect and Murdock found an ideal second career for The Pamplemousse.

“The interest had slowed on the horse, and we just wanted to find him a good home,” Murdock said. “This is a great win because he is such a nice horse, and Stevee really loves him.”

The Pamplemousse was bred in Kentucky by Fred and Nancy Mitchell’s Clarkland Farm, who sold him as a yearling for $80,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July sale to Vision Sales in 2007. He was offered again as a 2-year-old through the 2008 Ocala Breeders’ Sales March sale where Alex Solis II Bloodstock picked him up for $150,000.

The colt had a short, but brilliant racing career for the partnership of Bienstock and Winner Stables, Solis, Jeff Strauss, Tom Lenner, Tom Murray, and Skyline Stables. He won once and placed once at 2 and then won both his starts at 3 in the San Rafael Stakes (G3) and Sham Stakes (G3). The Pamplemousse was the morning-line favorite for the 2009 Santa Anita Derby (G1), but was scratched the day of the race due to injury.

“The Pamplemousse had more raw ability than any horse I ever trained,” said trainer Julio Canani when the colt was retired. “Not only was he fast, but he could carry his speed a long way. I really believed he had classic potential. It was a travesty that he never had a chance to prove it.”

Rancho San Miguel launched The Pamplemousse’s stud career. His book size climbed to 65 by 2014, but then began to tail off as his winners failed to perform in black-type stakes. His best performer to date is stakes-placed winner Thermodynamics, who finished second in the $200,000 Melair Stakes. By 2016, The Pamplemousse had covered a total of eight mares.

With Keller, who owns Edgeview Equestrian Center near Eagle, Idaho, The Pamplemousse is entering a whole new world of potential.

               

“A lot of event people are excited he’s here,” Keller said. “You could not find a horse with better conformation to be a jumping horse. He has kind of a short back, almost like a Quarter Horse, but big and tall with a really high neck. That is exactly what you want for a jumping horse. It is cool that he was such a good racehorse as well. He had a high cruising speed on the track and could get long and low. For cross country … it is good to have a horse with a long stride that can get you across the ground because it’s a timed event.”

Keller has been riding The Pamplemousse and took him over his first jumps Jan. 30. Her plan is to first show him off in competition and then later start marketing him as a stallion.

“In the eventing world, stallions need to be performing themselves so he has a record,” she said. “He already has something going for him in that he has babies that are doing well, but a lot of people will want to see him competing and doing it himself. It doesn’t have to be on a super upper level, that’s OK. They just want to see that he does have the talent to jump, and he’s got a good enough mind to do the show world.”

Keller said The Pamplemousse has settled right in.

“He is definitely happy to be back at work,” she said. “The first time I put a saddle on him he was acting all studish and moving around, then I tightened the girth, and he was all business. He stopped moving and was ready to go.”

Climax Stallions Donate a Curlin To Mischief Season to California Fire Victims

December 11, 2017-To help aid backstretch workers affected by the devastating California fires, Climax Stallions is donating a no-guarantee season to California stallion Curlin To Mischief.

“As native Californians, and owners of a filly who was lost but has since been found in the fire, we want to help those who weren’t as fortunate in anyway we can,” said managing director of Climax Stallions, Sean Feld. “This hit too close to home for us.”

Various forms of donations have been collected by industry organizations this week.

“Seeing our industry come together like this in a time of tragedy is truly something special,” noted Feld.

Bidding is available at http://www.thoroughbredlifestyle.com/product/curlin-to-mischief-stallion-season-auction/
Auction ends: December 14, 2017 12:00 pm
Timezone: America/Kentucky/Louisville

Clay Murdock Stalwart of Rancho San Miguel

By Tracy Gantz
Family means everything to Clay Murdock. He and his wife, Dena, have raised five children—three now grown and two still at home—and they already have several grandchildren. But family to Murdock extends further, to the team at Rancho San Miguel, the California farm Murdock has managed for more than 30 years, and to the offspring of the farm’s stallions.

“Every day you’re following horses and seeing where the progeny of the stallions are racing,” said Murdock. “It’s fun for the whole farm.”

Murdock recalls when Slew’s Tiznow hit the exacta earlier this year in the El Camino Real Derby (G3) at Golden Gate Fields. Slew’s Tiznow, a multiple stakes winner who stands at Rancho San Miguel, is the sire of El Camino Real winner Zakaroff. The stallion also sired More Power to Him, who was elevated from third to second upon a disqualification. Murdock was almost as proud of that as of his children and grandchildren’s accomplishments.

Murdock isn’t used to the limelight, as he runs the California farm for owners Tom and Nancy Clark, raising horses that go off to sales or to the racetrack. Thus, 2017 turned into an unusual year for the farm manager.

First, the Clarks and the entire Rancho San Miguel team threw a huge party for Murdock in April to celebrate his 30 years on the property.

Then Tom Clark nominated him for the Godolphin Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards, and Murdock was short-listed as one of three finalists in the Leadership Award—Farm category.

“He’s incredibly dedicated to the farm, the clients, and the horses on the farm,” said Clark. “He’s loyal and a very knowledgeable horseman.”

By qualifying as a Godolphin finalist, Murdock traveled to Lexington in October for an interview process, the awards ceremony luncheon, and a day of racing at Keeneland. The awards launched in 2016 as a partnership of Godolphin, the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, and The Jockey Club. The idea is to honor those who work in the industry caring for the horses, from their conception and foaling on through their racing careers.

Larry McGinnis, the stallion manager of WinStar Farm, ultimately won in Murdock’s category, but as a runner-up, Murdock received $2,500, with that same amount going to Rancho San Miguel. More than the monetary award, however, Murdock appreciated the entire experience.

“I felt very honored, and Godolphin does everything first class,” said Murdock. “We had the opportunity to go out to Jonabell Farm (Darley, one of Sheikh Mohammed’s U.S. operations) and Calumet Farm, too. I’m going to encourage people out in California to nominate more to those awards.”

Murdock knows that, due to geography, the racing industry in California can be an island. But he sees the California-bred incentive program as a way to counteract any negatives involved with such an island state.

“We’re trying to use the Cal- bred program and get stallions in here that could give breeders opportunities,” said Murdock.

“We’re pretty diversified—we have grass stallions, dirt stallions, sprinters, and different types.”

Rancho San Miguel, which sits near the town of the same name, advertises nine stallions for a variety of clients and for the farm itself. Marino Marini, now 17, is the farm’s 10th stallion, but due to his age doesn’t breed as much as the younger whippersnappers.

Most recently Danzing Candy went to stud at Rancho San Miguel. The son of Twirling Candy—Talkin and Singing, by Songandaprayer, won this year’s San Carlos Stakes (G2) and Lone Star Park Handicap (G3) while trained by Bob Baffert. Ted Aroney’s Halo Farms bred Danzing Candy and raced the earner of $700,930 with Jim and Dianne Bashor.

“I think that’s a testament to Clay and the reputation that he’s built for our ranch,” said Clark about getting Danzing Candy at the farm as the property of a syndicate.

Richard’s Kid, whose first foals are 2-year-olds this year, moved to Rancho San Miguel for the 2018 breeding season. By Lemon Drop Kid—Tough Broad, by Broad Brush, Richard’s Kid won the Pacific Classic Stakes (G1) twice at Del Mar and earned a total of $2,482,259.

U S Ranger, also at San Miguel, ranks high on many California sire lists, and his runners include 2017 stakes winner U S Officer. U S Ranger is a multiple Irish highweight son of Danzig—My Annette, by Red Ransom.

Along with Slew’s Tiznow (Tiznow—Hepatica, by Slewpy), Rancho San Miguel stands multiple stakes winner Northern Causeway (Giant’s Causeway—Getaway Girl, by Silver Deputy) and Slew’s Tiznow’s half brother Typhoon Slew (by Stormy Atlantic). The first foals by Northern Causeway and Typhoon Slew are yearlings of 2017.

This year marked the arrival of the first foals by grade 1 winner Tom’s Tribute (Lion Heart—Halloween Fun, by El Prado), multiple stakes winner Rousing Sermon (Lucky Pulpit—Rousing Again, by Awesome Again), and unraced Curlin to Mischief (Curlin—Leslie’s Lady, by Tricky Creek), a half brother to multiple champion Beholder, top sire Into Mischief, and Mendelssohn, winner of the Nov. 3 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1T).

Marino Marini raced in this country for the farm a few years after the Clarks had purchased the property from Dr. William Marano. A $1.8 million Keeneland yearling, Marino Marini (Storm Cat—Halo America, by Waquoit) won a stakes in Ireland. In the U.S., he placed in several graded stakes, including the 2003 Malibu Stakes (G1).

Marino Marini’s foals include $334,900-earner Starlight Magic and $411,668-earner Sweet Marini, who gave the stallion back-to-back winners of the Fleet Treat Stakes in 2012-13.

While Murdock as farm manager oversees 28 employees, he remains very involved in booking mares to the stallions, one of the many aspects of his job that he enjoys.

“I love closing the deal and booking mares to stallions,” said Murdock. “I like talking to people and helping them out.”

In many cases that begins a friendly business relationship, as Murdock sees the resultant foals and often sends photos to the clients as the young horses grow.

Murdock didn’t start out on the breeding side of the business, however. Now 57, he grew up in Rexburg, Idaho, where his father, Cal, trained horses part-time while holding down a full-time job. Murdock’s mother, Karen, was very supportive of both Cal’s training operation and Clay’s subsequent equine career. His father still lives in southeastern Idaho.

“It’s in a very beautiful part of the state,” said Murdock. “We’re right on the Wyoming border. I could see the Grand Tetons outside of our house. Yellowstone is about 70-80 miles from us. It’s very cold, with a lot of snow, but very beautiful.”

Cal usually times his visits to his son for the winter so that he can avoid some of the colder weather. He enjoys helping his son check on the horses.

Murdock’s grandparents were potato farmers—”I worked a lot of potato harvests,” Clay said—and his father was raised in Idaho. Clay’s grandparents and great- grandparents farmed with workhorses, and so Cal grew up with horses.

“My dad was instrumental to me as a young man,” said Murdock. “He taught me how to ride and break horses. My dad had a passion for horses. Then he developed a passion for racing.”

The Murdocks raced Quarter Horses, primarily on the bush tracks of Montana and Idaho.

“I was probably 10 or 11 years old when I was breaking my first horses,” said Clay. “I was galloping horses by age 12 and riding races at 12 or 13. We couldn’t ride at the recognized tracks ’til we were 16.”

Clay helped his dad with the horses during the summers. Once he turned 16, he rode in races for a few years and was beginning to segue into training. Clay decided he wanted a full-time career in the racing industry, something difficult to do in Idaho at the time. He decided to move to Northern California in the early 1980s, taking a couple of Quarter Horses to Bay Meadows.

“I was getting taller, so I knew I wasn’t going to be a jockey and was kind of set on training horses,” he said.

The Quarter Horse circuit moved from Bay Meadows in the winter and spring to Los Alamitos in Southern California for the rest of the year.

Murdock worked as an assistant to Quarter Horse trainer Glen Walker, and he also galloped horses for Quarter Horse jockey John Creager.

“Back then in the Quarter Horse world, a jockey would hire one or two exercise riders to help their trainers gallop horses,” said Murdock.

Creager rode for Russell Harris, a major Quarter Horse trainer whose charges included multiple champions Florentine and Prissy Fein. Harris eventually asked Murdock to head up his satellite training facility in Southern California near Lake Elsinore.

After about six years working for Harris, while in his late 20s, Murdock received the chance to work for Marano at Rancho San Miguel. The farm was then primarily a Thoroughbred training facility and about equidistant from Los Angeles and San Francisco just off the 101 freeway, in an area that was attracting horse farms and wineries. Fred Sahadi moved his Cardiff Stud Farm from the Santa Ynez Valley to nearby Creston in 1986, standing Flying Paster and Desert Wine there.

“With all the wine tasting now, Paso Robles, which is nearby, has become a destination,” said Murdock. “We’re very strategically located, and we have a great climate here. We’re close enough to the coast that in the summer we get the ocean breeze.”

When Murdock began at Rancho San Miguel, the training track was just being finished. He transitioned to Thoroughbreds, taking in lay-ups for trainers as well as breaking and starting young horses.

Brent Sumja trained horses at the Northern California tracks for Rancho San Miguel. Those runners included Sudden Hush, a California-bred son of Stop the Music who finished second in the 1992 Del Mar Futurity (G2) and competed in that year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) at Gulfstream Park.

“That was the first Breeders’ Cup I went to,” said Murdock. “He was a neat horse that I always really liked.”

Sumja also trained for Tom Clark, who had grown up on a farm in Pennsylvania and began going to the races at a young age. Clark became an investment banker and was living in California when he bought his first racehorse in 1984.

“I developed a relationship with Rancho San Miguel soon after that because I used the ranch as a lay-up facility and a place to break my yearlings,” said Clark.

When Marano decided he wanted to sell Rancho San Miguel, the Clarks bought it in 2000.

“The Clarks wanted to focus on breeding,” said Murdock. “That’s when we built the stallion barn and the foaling barn, and it really took off.”

Murdock at this time of year oversees the care of about 300-350 horses on the 220-acre property. He said the population swells to more than 400 during the breeding season and they foal about 120-130 mares annually. With that many horses the Clarks and Murdock keep a veterinarian, Dr. Stacy Potter, on staff.

The farm’s location is also fortuitous for water supply, always a critical consideration for a California farm, especially with recent drought conditions.

“We’re in a pretty good aquifer, and we have four wells,” said Murdock. “We have several grass pastures. Maintaining and keeping the grass fields is very important to us here.”

Murdock concentrates on giving horses the best start that he can, something the Clarks and Rancho San Miguel clients appreciate.

“He’s the best partner I’ve ever had in any business venture I’ve been involved in,” said Clark. “I’d trust him with my last nickel, and I think of him as a friend and a colleague as well as someone who works for me.”
This story first appeared in the Dec. 9 edition of BloodHorse Magazine. To purchase a copy, please visit Shop.BloodHorse.com

 

Richard’s Kid Relocates to Rancho San Miguel

San Miguel, CA (October 23, 2017)-Millionaire and multiple G1 winner, Richard’s Kid (Lemon Drop Kid–Tough Broad, by Broad Brush) has relocated to Rancho San Miguel where he will stand for $2,500 in 2018.

Richard’s Kid won multiple G1 races, including the prestigious Pacific Classic Stakes at Del Mar in back to back years (2009 and 2010) while earning $2,482,259.

Retiring sound after 47 starts and twelve wins he had his first winner when Mama’s Kid won a juvenile maiden special at Del Mar this past July. That filly now has won two races and earned $75,850.

Rancho San Miguel farm manager Clay Murdock believes that by injecting Richard’s Kid traits of soundness and longevity he is a stallion that would improve the California-breds.

For more information, contact Clay Murdock at Rancho San Miguel 805-467-3847 email: info@ranchosanmiguel.net or Tom Hudson at 805-886-2804 email: Tom-hudson@hotmail.com

Multiple Grade 2 Winner Danzing Candy Heads to Rancho San Miguel

San Miguel, CA (October 19, 2017)- Danzing Candy will standing at Tom and Nancy Clark’s Rancho San Miguel for the 2018 season at a fee of $5,000 live foal stands and nurses, as property of a syndicate. The transaction was brokered between Brett Lindenbaum and Checkmate Thoroughbreds.

Multiple grade two winner of three graded races Danzing Candy, a son of Twirling Candy, earned $700,930 with his six wins from eleven starts and is the leading earner of his sire. The four-year-old horse is out of Talkin and Singing (Songandaprayer); this is the female family of $4 million earner Better Talk Now and millionaire Medaglia Beat. Bred by Halo Farms, the colt raced for the partnership of Jim and Dianne Bashor and Halo Farms.

Clay Murdock farm manager, “Danzing Candy was a highly successful sophomore runner on the Derby Trail and followed that season with multiple grade two wins as a four-year-old. His four-year-old campaign saw him go wire-to-wire in the Grade 2 Lone Star Park Handicap as well as a wire-to-wire win in the seven furlong G2 San Carlos. His California races at 2, 3 and 4 years of age against some of the toughest competition in North America racing gives him a track performance unparalleled for a new stallion in our state. His sire Twirling Candy has over $4 million in 2017 progeny earnings and has become a very successful Lanes End stallion.”

Danzing Candy conditioner Bob Baffert says what he feels: “Brilliant speed that carries over a mile and perfect conformation equals great stallion potential. Danzing Candy has both.”

For more information, contact Clay Murdock at Rancho San Miguel 805-467-3847 or info@ranchosanmiguel.net

Clay Murdock Among the Finalists Announced for Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards

By Nicole Russo
Lexington, KY (August 30, 2017)-Finalists for the second annual North American edition of the Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards have been announced.

A judging panel of five selected the finalists from a total of 142 nominations. A second stage of judging will take place Oct. 12, with a separate panel deciding the winners. Awards will be presented in five other categories – leadership on a farm and in a racing stable, dedication to breeding and to racing, and the inaugural newcomer award.

For the leadership award in the farm category, the finalists are Clayton Murdock (Rancho San Miguel), Larry McGinnis (WinStar Farm), and Aidan O’Meara (Hill ‘n’ Dale). For the racing stable category, the finalists are Richard Budge (WinStar), Christophe Lorieul (Christophe Clement), and Hilary Pridham (Michael Stidham).

“I would like to express our thanks to Godolphin and Sheikh Mohammed for bringing these important awards to the United States,” Reid McLellan, executive director of the Groom Elite Program and chairman of judging panels for the second year, said in a press release.

“I initially thought that having a year under our belts might make this year’s judging a bit easier in some respects, but it certainly didn’t play out that way,” McLellan continued. “We had 25 more nominations than last year, so all the categories were well represented with experienced and talented individuals. And although we narrowed the finalists down to three in each category, I would like to express that so many others were recognized by someone they work for or work with which demonstrates specifically the goal of these awards; to recognize people who haven’t received recognition in the past for the good work they do. Just the fact that they’ve been nominated shows that they are, in fact, being recognized.”

The winners of the two farm and two racing categories will receive a prize of $10,000 with an additional $5,000 being awarded to their farm or stable. The two runners-up in those categories will win $2,500 each, with the same amount going to their farm or stable.

Slew’s Tiznow Has Two Del Mar Saturday Winners

Del Mar, CA (August 20, 2017)-Calvert Street, a four-year-old son of Slew’s Tiznow, was sent off at 9-1 following a fourth at 49-1 over this turf course July 28, broke well and settled into an easy tempo behind a comfortable opening pace.Ready to take on that rival heading into the home turn, Calvert Street inched ahead midstretch and was asked for more late, proving 3/4 of a length better than runner up Fritz Johansen (Unusual Heat).

Calvert Street finished in the money in five of seven starts this term, including a first attempt on the grass over a mile at Turf Paradise Apr. 17. Fifth going 6 1/2 furlongs against Cal bred rivals at Santa Anita May 19, he added another notch to his belt when scoring while facing fellow state-breds at the Arcadia oval June 23. His lifetime record stands at 15-5-2-2 with earnings of $131,011. Bred in California by Eagle Ridge Racing, LLC & Rancho San Miguel.

In the Saturday ninth race a Cal-bred maiden special weight Powder, also by Slew’s Tiznow, graduated in style in spite of a troubled trip. The three-year-old filly got the win by three parts of a length after clipping heels in midstrech. She has three starts, one win and a last out second place finish. She too was bred by Rancho San Miguel and has earned $40,545 to date.

Summersimage Wires Robert Dupret Derby Field

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By Chuck Dybdal
Santa Rosa, CA (August 6, 2017)-Lightly raced Summersimage ($8.60) scored a hard-earned victory as he made his turf and two-turn debut in the $66,625 Robert Dupret Derby at the Sonoma County Fair in Santa Rosa on Sunday.

The Slew’s Tiznow colt was bumped badly leaving the starting gate, but was able to bounce away from the trouble to take the lead and was never headed in the 1 1/16-mile turf race.

Summersimage, a William Hedrick homebred, broke his maiden as a 2-year-old at Santa Rosa but came out of the race body sore and went back to Hedrick’s farm.

He did not return to the races until July 4, after being on the sidelines more than 11 months. He responded with an impressive six-length victory that earned him a 90 Beyer rating.

“I thought we were in trouble,” trainer Ricardo Perez said of the start of the Dupret. “When he came out of the gate and was getting bumped, I was hoping he didn’t get hurt.”

Jockey Catalino Martinez got the colt to relax and set easy fractions of 24.35 50.08, 1:15.15 as he cruised around the course one length in front of Lucky Bode and favored Grecian Fire, who was third while sitting three wide.

“The rider, Catalino, rode him perfect,” said Perez.

Summersimage quickened as he turned for home, but Grecian Fire was also getting in gear and seemed to have his rival measured as the pair approached the sixteenth pole.

“I was thinking we weren’t going to beat him, but the horse kept digging in,” said Perez. “I think the pace helped because he wasn’t pressured, and this horse has a lot of ability.”

At the wire, Summersimage had inched away from Grecian Fire for a half-length victory in 1:47.07. Lucky Bode was third, another two lengths back.

“All you can do is give them time,” said Perez, who has trained for Hedrick for 33 years. “I was not surprised when he came back like he did because he was training good, and this horse has a lot of ability.

“I’ve been galloping him two miles every other day, and I was thinking about running in the first allowance condition at a mile against older, but I decided to run here against 3-year-olds and a bigger purse.

“I was so excited. I knew the horse could run, but two turns and turf is a different world.”

Summersimage earned $41,750 for his third straight win while more than doubling his career earnings which now total $80,035.

Climax Stallions-Curlin to Mischief and Haynesfield’s Plusvital Speed Gene Types are Now Available

Lexington, KY (August 4, 2017)-As breeders, we often look to a pedigree page trying to infer what has been or what might be passed on from a particular stallion or mare. Here at Plusvital, we aim to empower breeders with tools that can determine exactly what can be passed on from these parents to their offspring, by looking under the hood of the pedigree page and into their DNA.

The Speed Gene Test is a genetic test that has been proven to be an extremely effective breeding tool, that can be used to help assist in mating decisions. The test ultimately predicts the optimum race distance, speed or stamina of a particular individual, however, by having mares and stallions tested, you can control the outcome of a particular mating.

Whether you are a commercial breeding operation that is looking to produce early, well-muscled, precocious looking horses or whether you have the dream of Kentucky Derby glory, using the Speed Gene Test you can breed your desired type more often.

Climax Stallions are one of many stallion operations that have recently come on board with us here at Plusvital, having made the Speed Gene Type available for Bullet Train (Crestwood Farm KY), Curlin To Mischief and Haynesfield (both at Rancho San Miguel CA). In doing so they are offering an opportunity for their breeders to control what is passed on from the parents to their progeny.

If you are looking to enquire about getting your mares tested or for further information, please contact Stephen Mulvany on 859.351.3217 or via email on stephen.mulvany@plusvital.com.

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