Multiple grade 1 winner and third-crop sire Giant Oak passed away March 1 due to complications related to a neurological condition. The 11-year-old son of Giant's Causeway stood at Millennium Farms and had not yet covered any mares this year.
Lord of Greatness, who earned more than $591,000 during his racing career, is joining the roster at Stonewall's Prestige Stallions for the 2017 breeding season.
Harold Queen's homebred Big Drama has returned to the farm where his stallion career began and will stand the 2017 season at Stonewall's Prestige Stallions near Ocala, Fla.
Lighthouse Bay, winner of the 2013 Prioress Stakes (G1), has been purchased by Shadai Farm in a deal brokered by Greg Harbut of Harbut Bloodstock.
For the entire Winter Mixed Sale, 326 horses sold for a total of $2,970,700, compared to 361 horses bringing $4,597,600 last year.
Adena Springs North stallion Silver Max, a seven-time graded stakes winner, sired his first reported foal when a filly was born at Frank Stronach's facility near Ontario, Canada at 4 p.m. Jan. 12.
The first reported foal by WinStar Farm's multiple grade 1 winner Constitution was born Jan. 9 at Crestwood Farm.
Champion Nyquist continues to recover after undergoing colic surgery Dec. 22 and remains on track to begin the 2017 breeding season on schedule, Darley America chief operating officer Dan Pride said Jan. 5.
The first reported foal from the initial crop by 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah was born at Brookdale Farm early morning Jan. 3, the family-run operation announced.
Stonestreet Stable's homebred grade I winner Tara's Tango has been retired to the farm's broodmare band, bloodstock agent John Moynihan confirmed Dec. 20.
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- Thoroughbred Breeding, Thoroughbred Racing, Kentucky, Bloodstock & Markets
Graded stakes winner Lady Shipman, an Eclipse Award finalist in 2015 for champion female sprinter, has been retired to Taylor Made Farm and will be bred to Coolmore Stud stallion Uncle Mo in 2017.
Keane Stud near Amenia, N.Y. has announced the fees for its entire 2017 stallion roster, which again will be headed up by Frost Giant, the state's leading sire of 2-year-olds.
Keeneland has cataloged 1,892 horses for its 2017 January horses of all ages sale, to be held Jan. 9-13 in Lexington.
For the third consecutive season, Tapit has broken his own the single-season progeny earnings record.
Champion Untapable, winner of the 2014 Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), will be bred to unbeaten champion Frankel for her initial mating in 2017, according to David Fiske, manager of owner Winchell Thoroughbreds.
Less than two weeks after his son Arrogate reeled in champion California Chrome to capture the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), Unbridled's Song has top billing once more as the leading sire by gross through Book 4 at Keeneland November.
Multiple graded stakes winner Ironicus has been retired and will enter stud at Claiborne Farm for 2017, it was announced Nov. 10. The son of Distorted Humor will command a $7,500 fee.
Ramsey Farm announced Nov. 9 that its flagship stallion Kitten's Joy's fee will remain unchanged at $100,000 for the 2017 breeding season.
When his daughter Finest City pulled off the upset in the Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I), she became the fourth Breeders' Cup winner sired by City Zip in the last three years.
A Tapit colt that is a half brother to champion and Lane's End stallion Honor Code sold to Chris Baccari for $1.05 million during the Nov. 9 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, the highest-priced weanling so far during the auction.
California Chrome, the 2014 Horse of the Year, will stand his first season at Taylor Made Farm in 2017 for an advertised fee of $40,000, Taylor Made president Duncan Taylor confirmed Nov. 8 during the opening session of the Keeneland November sale.
A dark bay colt by WinStar Farm stallion Pioneerof the Nile sold to RC Thoroughbreds for $600,000 to become the highest priced weanling more than half way through the Nov. 8 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
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