Hard-knocking Richard's Kid, winner of three grade 1 races, is now a winning sire after Mama's Kid rushed to the lead and never looked back in a 2-year-old maiden special weight sprint at Del Mar July 20
Those who meet the deadline are first to receive stallion service certificates.
Woodford Thoroughbreds' freshmen sire Soldat had his first winner July 18, when Dwight Preston's Two Grand took a maiden special weight race by 3/4 lengths.
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.
Classic winner Oxbow gets his first winner when juvenile filly Delaphene breaks her maiden July 16 over the turf at Arlington International.
Brexit Revenge and Special Portion found their way to the winner's circle for Wood Memorial victor I Want Revenge and Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner New Year's Day.
Actress won the Jebel Ali Silver Jubilee Anglesey Stakes at the Curragh to become the first black-type winner for Declaration of War, while What a Catch was Justin Phillip's first black-type winner in the Rockville Centre Stakes at Belmont Park.
Seymour Cohen, a longtime breeder, owner, and seller of Thoroughbreds, died July 12.
Yes It’s True is quite likely the most prominent manifestation of a sire line that has not deviated from its founder’s racing and breeding aptitudes for more than a half-century, that of Bold Ruler’s brilliant son Raja Baba.
Grade 1 winner Illuminant has been retired from racing after emerging from a recent workout with some minor signs of discomfort, her connections announced July 13.
Winner of the Camelot Irish E.B.F. Mooresbridge Stakes (G2) at Naas May 1, Minding suffered an injury that forced her to miss a great part of the racing year as she prepared for a May 26 tilt in the Tattersalls Gold Cup (G1).
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.
Craig Bernick of Glen Hill Farm, Anthony Manganaro of Siena Farm, and Roy Jackson of Lael Stables were elected to the Breeders' Cup board of directors, according to Breeders' Cup, which announced election results July 12 .
Connect, winner of the Cigar Mile Handicap (G1) last fall, has been retired because of a soft tissue injury and will enter stud at Lane's End Farm for 2018, it was announced July 11.
Spendthrift Farm's multiple grade 1 winner Lord Nelson is making progress in his ongoing battle with laminitis in both front feet, which caused the son of Pulpit to miss the 2017 breeding season.
Japanese Horse of the Year Orfevre was represented by his first winner when his son Kurino Kooning won a maiden race at Hakodate in Japan July 9.
The Race Track Chaplaincy of America is accepting nominations for the 2017 White Horse Awards, which honor individuals who have done something heroic—or above and beyond—on behalf of human or horse.
WinStar Farm has announced the appointment of Brittany Belbeck to its Stallion Season Sales team and Ryan Bardin to its Assistant Yearling Managers team.
Jecara Farms' homebred Eskiminzin became the first winner for his sire Cold Harbor when he took a maiden special weight for juveniles at Woodbine July 9 by a neck
Kimberlea K, the first winner for her sire Indian Evening, is now two-for-two and her sire's first black-type stakes winner after outrunning a group of eight males in the July 8 Everett Nevin Stakes at Oak Tree at Pleasonton.
Wrote, winner of the 2011 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1T), is the only son of two-time Eclipse Award winner High Chaparral at stud in North America.
Sequel Stallions, an upstate New York Thoroughbred breeding farm, announced July 7 that Buster and Teri Brown will take over the management of the farm, located in Columbia County.
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.
The grade 1 winners will stand at Evicmen Harasi, which also stands Toccet and Justenuffhumor.
Respected horseman Marvin Little Jr. passed away July 4 after a long battle with cancer. Born July 13, 1937, he died just shy of his 80th birthday.
Mark Breen's Fort Wise Treaty became the first winner for freshman sire Fort Larned July 4 with a neck victory in a mile turf race at Ellis Park.
Frank Stronach's Adena Springs breeding operation—a seven-time Eclipse Award-winning operation—added another feat July 2 when homebred Holy Helena beat the boys as the favorite in the Queen's Plate at Woodbine.
With an incredible turn of foot, Rockingham Ranch's Surrender Now opened up to an eight-length victory in the $100,000 Landaluce Stakes at Santa Anita Park July 2 to become the first stakes winner for her sire Morning Line.
Fletcher B. Clement and Henry B. Johnson Jr.'s Chloe Raven became the first winner for her freshman sire Winslow Homer with a romp at first asking July 1 at Louisiana Downs.
The 2-year-old daughter of Animal Kingdom became the first stakes winner for her sire June 30 in the $100,000 Debutante Stakes around 10:30 p.m. EDT, and Normandy Farm owner Polk, also Sunny Skies' breeder, was on hand.
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.
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 first winner for freshman sire Smiling Tiger, Jacks Masterpiece ran away to a 4 1/2-length score at Pleasanton in his debut June 24.
Longtime California sire Benchmark was euthanized June 23 due to the infirmities of old age, according to a release from Ballena Vista Farm. He was 26.
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.
The most impressive performance on the Belmont Stakes card was by a somewhat unheralded New York-bred by the name of Disco Partner.
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.
Hargus Sexton, who along with his wife, Sandra, bred dozens of stakes winners, died at his farm outside Versailles June 15 at the age of 96.
William Peeples' Spirit of Shanghai became the first winner for her sire Shanghai Bobby when she took a maiden claiming race for juvenile fillies at Santa Anita Park June 18 by a length.
Kimberlea K held a 5 1/4-length lead to score decisively on debut at Golden Gate Fields June 17, giving freshmen sire Indian Evening his first winner.
Freshman sire Freedom Child was represented by his first winner June 17, when Maryland-bred Limited View soared clear of her competition in a five-furlong maiden special weight at Laurel Park.
Freshman sire Brethren picked up his first winner June 16 at Evangeline Downs, where his daughter Feisty Embrace captured a five-furlong maiden special weight in the day's first race.
Northwest Stud of Ocala, Fla., is sending 2011 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1T) winner Wrote to New Zealand for the shuttle season, it was announced June 16.
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