Florida breeders have a legal right to challenge the provisions of an annual plan that outlines the receipts and distribution of breeders' incentive award funds, according to a July 24 opinion issued by the state's First District Court of Appeal.
Adena Springs' freshman sire Point of Entry got his first winner July 15 when Happy King won a six-furlong maiden race at Hipodromo de las Americas in Mexico.
Top international sires Dalakhani and Iffraaj reached important milestones in France during the previous week with each represented by his 50th black-type stakes winner.
Opportunity more than genetics often shapes a stallion's future. Those with the largest books clearly get the best opportunity to show what they are capable of producing.
Airdrie Stud's multiple grade 2 winner Cairo Prince topped the first-crop yearling sire ranking by average price at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale July 11.
Gentlemen's Bet, a three-time black-type stakes winner and twice grade 1-placed son of Half Ours, has been retired and will stand the 2018 breeding season at Brent and Crystal Fernung's Journeyman Stud near Ocala, Fla.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey and Lothenbach Stables own the obvious heavyweights in the American Derby (G3T), one of three graded turf stakes being run July 8 at Arlington International Racecourse.
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The grade 1 winners will stand at Evicmen Harasi, which also stands Toccet and Justenuffhumor.
Jump Start's five shuttle seasons to Argentina have made quite an impact, having produced two champions and most recently his 50th black-type stakes winner.
Both grade 1 winners stood at Spendthrift Farm, which has retained the first right of refusal if the new owner ever sells the stallions. They will be returned to the U.S. at the conclusion of their breeding careers.
Select yearling sale cataloged five colts and seven fillies that will sell Aug. 7-8 at the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
The dam of champion Arrogate was a $4.7 million buy-back at the Fasig-Tipton November sale last fall.
Despite such a challenging environment, the 14-year-old son of Not Impossible has had his progeny perform unbelievably well.
The St. Louis native, who died June 5 at the age of 86, was a jockey for 22 years and trained for 32 years.
The son of Storm Cat sired Canadian Horse of the Year Biofuel and 28 other black-type stakes winners.
Son of Mutakddim will stand for CAN$3,000 in 2018.
Darley's 24-year-old son of Gone West retired with 126 black-type stakes winners
Spendthrift Farm's Malibu Moon reached an important milestone June 17 when his 3-year-old daughter Shimmering Aspen became his 100th black-type stakes winner worldwide.
Spendthrift Farm's freshman sire Liaison, the grade 1-winning son of Indian Charlie, had his first winner June 18, when Vicente's Shadow rallied strongly to win a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight by a length at Emerald Downs.
Freshman sire and grade 2 winner stands at Ocala Stud. Happy River also was his first starter.
Aldrin is a winning half brother by Malibu Moon and a $1 million 2-year-old in training purchase.
Pennsylvania freshman sire El Padrino's first starter became his first winner June 8 at Delaware Park, where longshot Whereshetoldmetogo rallied in the stretch to win by 2 1/2 lengths.
Son of Redoute's Choice honored as Highveld Horse of the Year, champion sprinter, and champion older horse for the 2016-17 season.
Invincible Spirit passed two significant milestones June 3 when his 3-year-old son Inns of Court won the Prix du Palais-Royal (G3). The colt became both the 100th black-type winner and 50th graded/group winner for sire.
New York-bred What a Catch wins first start by 5 1/2 lengths at Belmont Park.
Only other year dominated by first-crop 3-year-olds since 1973
Cross between Distorted Humor daughters and Tapit has already produced a grade 1 winner.
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.
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