Don Alberto Stable's homebred Rubilinda became the first winner in the United States for her sire Frankel when she showed an impressive turn of foot to go last to first in a May 27 maiden special weight at Belmont Park.
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.
Devil His Due, multiple Grade 1 winner and sire of 40 black-type stakes winners, including Dubai World Cup winner Roses in May, was euthanized at Margaux Farm due to the infirmities of old age May 22
For the second year in a row, the late In Excess—a former juggernaut on the California stallion scene--has figured in the first three generations of a Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (G1) winner.
That Always Dreaming came home on top in the Derby might not have surprised handicappers. However, the result underscored the importance of this rapidly emerging branch of a line which is often misidentified as that of Fappiano, sire of Unbridled.
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.
The son of Nureyev was a six-time leading sire in California and led the sire standings by California-conceived turf runners 13 times.
Longtime New Zealand owner/breeder Peter Neilson discusses breeding to race as an effective cost-recovery strategy in a polarized commercial market and offers a short list of valuable stallion prospects to consider.
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.
Arms Runner became the first black-type winner for his sire, Ocala Stud stallion Overdriven, with a 1 1/2-length victory for Rockingham Ranch May 13 in the $101,690 Desert Code Stakes at Santa Anita Park.
Jon and Patience Jazdzewski's Therighttobeararms became the first winner for the late stallion Fast Bullet when she took a maiden claiming race for 2-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs May 11 in her second start.
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.
A. Thom Brede, a Thoroughbred breeder and horse show judge, died April 20.
Zenyatta, the only female to win the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) and a 2016 inductee into racing's Hall of Fame, foaled a filly by Medaglia d'Oro May 9
Irish-bred Declarationoflove won at Royal Windsor May 8 in his third start.
In joining the Water Hay Oats Alliance, former U.S. Senator and active Thoroughbred owner and breeder Nicholas F. Brady called on the industry to come together.
But for the toss of a dart, Girvin might not have been foaled and would not be a major contender for this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1).
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.
With his deep ties to the Garden State, New Jersey is rallying around Wood Memorial Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G2) winner Irish War Cry as he prepares for a start in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) May 6 at Churchill Downs.
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.
Kentucky agriculture commissioner Ryan Quarles and some horse industry leaders welcomed an official veterinary team from the People's Republic of China this month in a visit that could help open China to the export of horses from the United States.
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.
One might wonder why the Unbridled sire line has seemed to be spectacular in spurts. Part of the reason could be phenotypical.
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.
Hill 'n' Dale Farms-based stallion Power Broker picked up his first winner April 21 when Jade Girl won a maiden-claiming race at Hipodromo de las Americas in Mexico City.
Fletcher and Carolyn Gray's gritty homebred I'm a Chatterbox will transition into her second career, as a broodmare whose first visit will come this season to Darley stallion Medaglia d'Oro.
The Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association recently announced its Indiana-bred champions and Indiana-bred and sired champions.
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.
Cape Cross, a foundation sire of Godolphin and Darley's global breeding operation, has been euthanized due to the complications of old age. He was 23.
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.
Leslie's Lady, dam of 4-time Eclipse Award champion Beholder and sire Into Mischief, was named the 2016 Broodmare of the Year by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association and Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders.
Baby Zip, the 2005 Broodmare of the Year and dam of grade 1 winners and sires City Zip and Ghostzapper, was euthanized at age 26 due to complications from laminitis, Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Kentucky announced April 20.
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.
A gallery of stallions from across the country.
Kentucky State Senator Damon Thayer discussed the state of the equine industry during the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association's educational symposium April 17.
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