Intello, winner of the 2013 Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby, G1) and a freshman sire, got his first winner with his first starter May 25 when his daughter Sonjeu took a maiden race by 2 1/2 lengths at Tarbes Racecourse.
Tweenhills Farm & Stud's freshman sire Havana Gold garnered his first black-type winner May 25 when his son Havana Grey won the Better Odds With Matchbook National Stakes by a length at Sandown Park in England.
Louisiana freshman sire Flashpoint's first runner eventually become his first winner when Flashy Coop took a five-furlong maiden claimer May 19 at Hipodromo de las Americas in Mexico City.
Tigerbeach won his third start by 3 3/4 lengths at Indiana Grand.
Clarkland Farm's blue-hen mare is the dam of multiple champion Beholder and grade 1-winning sire Into Mischief.
In a deal brokered by Justin Casse prior to the Triple Crown, champion 2-year-old male Classic Empire will enter stud at Coolmore's Ashford Stud when he's retired from racing.
Freshman sires Espoir City and Lethal Force get their first winners, while second-crop sire Bated Breath gets his first black-type stakes winner.
LNJ Foxwoods bought the filly for $825,000 as a 2-year-old.
Four sires who have progeny entered in one of the seven turf races carded at Pimlico Race Course May 20 have already been represented by two other turf stakes winners at the Baltimore track.
Lookin At Lee has become the horse of a lifetime for Hanson, a native of Everett, Wash., who has been breeding and racing Thoroughbreds for more than 30 years.
Bodemeister's first starters at Pimlico this weekend
Son of War Front will stand at perennial leading Argentine breeder Haras Firmamento
Two-time Eclipse Award winner conceives on single attempt for this season.
Top international sire Montjeu got his 125th black-type stakes winner May 14 when Irish-bred Red Cardinal won a two-mile group stakes at Hoppegarten in Germany.
The Derby runner-up's dam and granddam are at Pennland Farm
Averill Racing and CCF Racing Stables' first-time starter wins gate-to-wire by a head.
The Juddmonte Farms homebred won the May 10 Cheshire Oaks at England's Chester Racecourse.
Irish-bred Declarationoflove won at Royal Windsor May 8 in his third start.
The magic of jockey Mike Smith turned newly minted maiden winner Arklow into a graded stakes winner May 6 in the American Turf Stakes presented by Ram Trucks (G2T) at Churchill Downs.
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Siena Farm homebred Admiral Jimmy became the first winner for Spendthrift Farm's freshman sire Jimmy Creed when he took a Gulfstream Park maiden special weight May 3 by 3 1/2 lengths for trainer Todd Pletcher as the even-money favorite.
Two stallions represented in this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) already bear the mantle of Derby-winning sire. Their racing careers and their paths as stallions could not be more different.
La Coronel and Dream Dancing are the 8-5 co-morning-line favorites. Sweeping Paddy has the best wet turf record in the field.
A "reasoned gamble" is how Hill 'n' Dale Farms owner John Sikura described the recent deal to acquire the breeding rights to multiple graded stakes winner Irish War Cry ahead of the May 6 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1).
Whispering Oaks went "all-in" on stakes-placed Halo Humor, who brothers Keith and Allen Crupper paid more for than any other broodmare or broodmare prospect in the 17 years they have been breeding Thoroughbreds together.
Gormley will soon occupy a high-profile place in the history of Castleton Lyons as the first Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) starter produced by the Ryan family's international operation.
Sunny Skies, bred and raced by Nancy Polk's Normandy Farm, won a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight at Keeneland by nine lengths. The filly is trained by Ken McPeek.
Tim Capps' death April 22, related to complications following a stroke in mid-February, leaves an enormous gap to fill, not only for the program, but in the hearts of the students and faculty whose lives he enriched.
Mike Ryan and Gerry Dilger's instincts were dead-on, and resulted in Santa Rosa's second grade 1 winner, Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) victor Always Dreaming.
Analyze the Odds wins by 4 1/2 lengths at Aqueduct for owner Mike Repole and trainer Todd Pletcher, the same team that raced freshman sire and grade 1 millionaire Overanalyze.
Buy Sell Hold, a Violence filly out of stakes winner Melody Lady, went 4 1/2 furlongs wire-to-wire in :51.84 in the second race April 20 at Keeneland. She is owned by J. Kirk and Judy Robison.
The quick bay filly, bred in Kentucky by Brandywine Farm and racing for Donna Hancock and Charles Brown, won a $60,000 maiden special weight April 19 at Keeneland by a length over males.
Bay filly out of the Pulpit daughter Thine won April 19 at Gulfstream Park in her first start.
Geaux Dangerous won in his second start April 18 at Sunland Park.
All This Time won in her first start April 17 by four lengths at Lion d'Angers.
A1A Racing is offering a $250,000 bonus to the breeder of first-year sire Peace and Justice's first non-restricted, black-type stakes winner.
Keeneland announced a new program April 12 that will pay a cash bonus to any Book 1 September yearling sale graduate that wins a grade/group 1 stakes anywhere in the world. The bonus will be split between the seller and buyer.
Spendthrift Farm owner B. Wayne Hughes said he's been waiting for the right son of his marquee stallion Malibu Moon.
Several contenders are well-poised to earn graded stakes status.
The son of Mecke had broken his pelvis and developed colic. He was standing at stud at Oakmont Stables in Arizona.
Stakes-placed son of Empire Maker will stand for $1,500.
Tumblebrutus, a grade 2-placed full brother to Giant's Causeway, got his 25th black-type stakes winner March 24 when Chilean-bred Vinocrata won the listed Luis Subercaseaux E. Stakes at Club Hipico de Santiago.
Animo de Valeroso, a 15-year-old unraced son of Pulpit, has been purchased by Daryl and Sally Duncan and will stand at their Duncan Farms near Warsaw, Ohio.
Daughter Marea Negra wins 2 1/2-furlong maiden race in Mexico.
Three-time grade 1 winner Frosted, the son of leading North American sire Tapit, will join the Darley roster at Northwood Park this year, while Prix Jean Prat (G1) winner Territories, from the family of Street Cry, will shuttle to Kelvinside.
Janis Whitham's homebred son of Ghostzapper worked a seemingly effortless five furlongs in 1:00 at Keeneland March 20 in preparation for a Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2) start.
Both houses of the Kentucky Legislature have approved a bill that would designate horses as livestock. Once signed by the governor, the new law would provide new benefits and legal consistency.
Two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome will shuttle to Oussama Aboughazale's Sumaya Stud near Santiago, Chile, for the next three seasons, according to announcements March 16 from Taylor Made Farm and Sumaya Stud.
"Purpose-driven" gaming is historical racing that supports defined causes. Revenue from the games will primarily go to buying new bulletproof vests and body armor for law enforcement officers.
Two young sires on opposite ends of the globe were rewarded March 11 with first black-type winners—both in graded stakes.
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