The 24-year-old son of Danehill was champion sire in Britain and Ireland and had a stellar year as a broodmare sire in 2016, having been represented by group 1 winners The Gurkha, Minding, and Alice Springs.
Siena Farm's multiple graded stakes winner nearly wired the Hillsborough Stakes (G3T) last year but lost when Tepin rallied for the win and a course record.
Arrowfield homebred Earth Angel, out of grade 1 winner and Australian champion Miss Finland, won by half a length at first asking March 8 at Ballarat.
The dark bay filly, born Feb. 17, is out of Roanoke mare Screamer and bred by Christine and Jay Hayden.
Dowsing, an unraced 4-year-old from the family of Domedriver, will stand at Holden Farm for $10,000.
Michael Hui's son of Hard Spun will face two other challengers that have won graded stakes so far this year.
Partnership had two graded stakes winners in four days
California sire and son of Harlan's Holiday Boat Trip got his first three foals Feb. 21 at Running Horse Equine Center near San Francisco.
The 1996 Preakness winner died Feb. 17 and was buried at Murmur Farm.
The stallions included in the durability study are the top 200 sires by progeny earnings for the 2016 calendar year in order to assure relevance to the commercial breeding and sales market.
The value of all horses exported by Kentucky rose 33.1% to $195.2 million. This number includes all breeds, but Thoroughbreds typically account for at least three-quarters of the number of horses shipped abroad.
Lucky Pulpit, the sire of two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, died Feb. 13 of an apparent heart attack while covering the first mare of the breeding season, according to Harris Farms, where he's stood his entire career.
A & A Ranch reported Feb. 13 the loss last month of its improving sire Southwestern Heat due to colic.
Graded record on dirt and speed make him a good fit, say new owners
Son of Unbridled's Song will stand for $2,500 at Strideaway Thoroughbreds
When grade II winner It's No Joke appeared in the Fasig-Tipton February catalog, Canadian breeder Pierre Esquirol saw only potential.
Grade 2 winner I Spent It, who entered stud last year, is being relocated to Merrick Ranches near Sayre, Okla., where he'll stand for $2,500.
Leading Oklahoma-based owner Danny Caldwell spied an opportunity when he saw multiple stakes winner Da Stoops being offered this week through the Fasig-Tipton February mixed sale.
Son of Mineshaft bought by agent Marco Bozzi
Starlight Racing's grade 3 winner Uncle Vinny has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Stonewall's Prestige Stallions near Ocala, Fla. The 4-year-old son of Uncle Mo—Arealhotlover, by Untuttable, will stand for $4,000.
Eric Mitchell previews the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale, including comments from Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales. Brought to you be Taylor Made Sales Agency.
A second juvenile champion proved Pioneerof the Nile's depth as a sire.
Florida pinhooking and 2-year-old in training sale pioneer Clyde D. Rice, 79, passed away Jan. 30 at his home at Indian Prairie Ranch near Anthony, Fla.
Stormy Liberal's Clocker's Corner win hits the century mark
New owner also purchased Pomeroy and Flashy Bull
With relatively little discussion, a proposed rule outlining conditions that could void a claim was unanimously approved Jan. 26 by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Safety and Welfare Committee.
WinStar Farm’s efforts to expand the quality and scope of its stallion roster and broodmare band starting six years ago paid big dividends in 2016, with the operation’s first Eclipse Award as leading breeder.
Airdrie Stud's graded stakes-winning millionaire Summer Front got his first foal when a bay filly was born recently at the Midway, Ky., farm.
Grade 3 winner Winning Cause and Box Score, full brother to Temple City, enter stud.
Bred by John Ivory, the bay filly was born Jan. 16 at Milky Way Farm, where Circumference stands.
The grade 1 winner and 8-year-old son of Powerscourt won or placed in 12 graded stakes.
The bay filly, bred by trainer Mike Ferraro and Blue Star Stable, was born at Waldorf Farm
Olympian Bode Miller bought the stallion prospect at Keeneland
A legal challenge regarding whether the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association could legally administer the state's Thoroughbred breeders' awards was blocked by a district court of appeal decision Jan. 12.
The filly out of Set'n On Ready was born Jan. 11
The bay filly, the first foal also for the El Prado daughter Table Three Ten, was born Jan. 9.
Advocates of legalizing pari-mutuel wagering in Georgia are teaming up with casino operators for this year's legislative push.
Key fundraiser gets $585,500 from live portion of auction
Multiple grade 1-winning son of Discreet Cat will stand for $5,000.
2016 leading New York sire Freud remains at $10,000
Total handle eked upward, while race days continue to decline.
Remained the leading owners of 2016 ahead of Juddmonte Farms, with $7,458,736 in earnings.
Before the close of 2016, owner/breeder Ken Ramsey had hoped to see his name among the top three leading breeders in North America.
Darley's position as the third-leading North American breeder by earnings doesn't give the full picture of how strong the 2016 racing year was for the international operation of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Darby Dan Farm's freshman sire Dialed In held onto the title of leading North American first-crop sire, which he claimed after moving past Lane End's Union Rags in late November.
Few Thoroughbred farms will match the remarkable run Adena Springs has had--and continues to enjoy--in the year-end standings among leading North American breeders.
The 13-year-old son of Giant's Causeway and Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner was never out of the money in 2008.
Six years ago Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm began implementing a plan to purposefully increase the scope and quality of both its broodmare band and its stallion roster.
Both of the weekend's grade I winners at Santa Anita Park—Constellation and Mind Your Biscuits—passed through a Keeneland auction as yearlings and were offered through an Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. 2-year-olds in training sale.
Beginning Jan. 1, BloodHorse will update its style for reporting group and graded stakes to conform with the International Cataloguing Standards.
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