Ticker
  • Lady Shipman dominates in Saratoga's Coronation Cup.Posted 23 hours ago
  • Stopchargingmaria out-duels Untapable to win the G3 Shuvee.Posted 1 day ago
  • American Pharoah wins the Haskell completely in hand!Posted 1 day ago
  • Heart to Heart takes them wire to wire in the G3 Oceanport.Posted 2 days ago
  • Casual Smile closes from second last to win the G3 Matchmaker Stakes.Posted 2 days ago
  • Bradester snags the G2 Monmouth Cup in front-running fashion.Posted 2 days ago
  • Rachel's Valentina, daughter of champion Rachel Alexandra, wins her debut at the Spa!Posted 2 days ago
  • Beholder wins the G1 Clement L. Hirsch for fun!Posted 2 days ago
  • Texas Red returns to the winner's circle with a Jim Dandy victory over Frosted!Posted 2 days ago
  • Red Rifle squeezes through rivals to win the Bowling Green.Posted 2 days ago

To Honor And Serve Has Strong Family Legacy

To Honor And Serve breaks maiden at Belmont Park (10-2-10).
Photo: NYRA, Adam Coglianese
When leading breeder Isabel Dodge Sloane of Brookmeade Stable died in 1962, John W. Galbreath leaped at the opportunity to acquire some of her stock for his Darby Dan Farm. Among the mares he purchased was the Hasty Road filly Golden Trail, who became a great modern foundation mare. Bred to the full brothers Graustark and His Majesty (Ribot–Flower Bowl, by Alibhai), she and her daughters produced a brood of high-class runners–as luck would have it, mostly fillies. In turn, those daughters of Graustark and His Majesty laid the foundation for a second generation of Darby Dan successes when bred to Galbreath’s 1972 Epsom Derby winner, Roberto. This formula yielded not only a slew of good racehorses but a number of important sires, including Brian’s Time and Dynaformer.

1973 Comely Stakes (gr. III) winner Java Moon (Graustark–Golden Trail) for the most part stayed off the path marked out by her dam and sisters. While she did produce two winners by Roberto, five of her seven foals were by other sires, and they include her two most important producing daughters: All My Memories (by Little Current), dam of three stakes winners including multiple grade I winner Memories of Silver, and multiple stakes producer Our Tina Marie (by Nijinsky II), third dam of current juvenile star To Honor and Serve.
Read More

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories