Group III winner Nephrite was represented by his first reported foal Feb. 20 when a chestnut filly arrived at Park Stud in Ontario.
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English Two Thousand Guineas winner King of Kings has died at stud in South Africa. The son of legendary sire Sadler's Wells was 20 years old, and his death was attributed to heart failure.
Barretts will hold its final sale in Pomona, Calif., Feb. 23 before relocating to Del Mar with its selected 2-year-olds in training sale.
The first foal for World Renowned (A.P. Indy -- Splendid Blended) arrived Feb. 4 at Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms near Hemet, Calif.
South African Horse of the Year Horse Chestnut, who began his stud career at Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., died Feb. 19 of heart failure in his stall at the Rupert family's Drakenstein Stud Farm in South Africa.
Donald Sucher, who twice bred once-in-a-lifetime fillies in Racing Hall of Fame members Winning Colors and Chris Evert, died Feb. 15 in Georgetown, Ky. He was 89.
Cinderella became a mother to two great American sire lines through her sons Hastings (1893) and Plaudit (1895).
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The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission announced Feb. 18 that the Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders' Incentive Fund is distributing more than $10 million in awards for 2014 racing.
Grade II winner Big Band Sound was represented by his first reported foal when a filly was born Feb. 3 at Peach Lane Farm in Opelousas, La.
The first reported foal by grade II winner and Bridlewood Farm stallion Corfu is a filly born Jan. 31 at Green Key Farm in Sparr, Fla.
The 2014 Washington champion racehorses and other deserving industry members will be given their due at the annual awards banquet to be held at Emerald Downs Feb. 28.
Spendthrift Farm's Awesome Patriot, a stakes-winning full brother to Preakness (gr. I) winner Oxbow, sired his first reported foal just after midnight Feb. 8. The colt was born at Windhorse Thoroughbreds in Middleburgh, N.Y.
Western-based owner, breeder, and trainer Dale Bagnell who registered numerous stakes wins primarily in Montana, died at age 83 on Jan. 30 in Missoula, Mont.
Eclipse Award Horse of the Year California Chrome was officially named California-bred Horse of the Year for 2014 at the annual California Thoroughbred Breeders Association awards dinner at the Pasadena Westin.
Silverbulletday winner I'm a Chatterbox was the first stakes winner of 2015 for Munnings, who was one of the leading freshman sires of 2014.
Shadwell Stud's former Central Kentucky sire Muhtafal, a half brother to 1987 Canadian Horse of the Year and prominent sire Afleet, died recently at Spring Valley Stud in South Africa. He was 23.
Zip Quik, a grade II-placed son of City Zip, will enter stud this year at Menoken Farms in Montrose, Col., for a $1,500 live foal fee as the property of a syndicate.
Multiple grade III stakes winner Swift Warrior has been retired to stud at David Spears Racing near Hartshorne, Okla.
The first reported foal sired by grade I winner Emcee was born Feb. 10 at Becky Thomas's Sequel Stallions New York.
Maryland stallion Freedom Child was represented by his first two reported foals Feb. 6-7 at Country Life Farm near Bel Air, Md.
The first reported foal by Heavy Breathing, a full brother to prominent New York sire Frost Giant, is a bay filly born Feb. 2 at Dutchess Views Farm near Pine Plains, N.Y.
Power Broker, a grade I-winning son of Pulpit, sired his first two reported foals Feb. 5 for owners Gary and Mary West, Hill 'n' Dale Farms announced.
Wildcat Heir's hallmarks were consistency and the ability to transmit precocious speed, characteristics that made him highly desirable to Florida breeders.
The first reported foal by grade I-winning Smiling Tiger is a colt out of the grade I-placed and stakes-winning broodmare Erica's Smile, Premier Thoroughbreds and Harris Farms announced Feb. 5.
The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association faces a second lawsuit challenging the legality of a 10% administrative fee the association gets from state incentive awards.
Can the Man, the graded stakes-winning son of Into Mischief, has been retired and will stand the 2015 breeding season at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington.
Stay Gold, a group I winner and sire of Japanese Triple Crown winner and Horse of the Year Orfevre, has died at the age of 21.
The first reported foal for RisenStorm Thoroughbreds stallion Swagger Jack, a grade I-winning son of Smart Strike, is a colt born Jan. 24 at Summer Hill Farm in Folsom, La.
Coolmore Stud announced 21-year-old stallion Encosta de Lago, who has been represented by 105 stakes winners, has been retired from active stud duty following a stellar career.
Grade II-winning sprinter Flashpoint sired his first reported foal Jan. 31 when a dark bay filly was born in Carencro, La.
According to a release from the Ontario Racing Commission, planning for Ontario's 2015 Thoroughbred Improvement Program is complete following approval of the budget by the Board of the Ontario Racing Commission.
Richard "Dick" Lossen, well-known bloodstock agent, died Feb. 3, in Lexington. He was 76. Lossen spent more than 40 years as an owner, breeder, adviser, and agent.
The first reported foal for Hill 'n' Dale Farms stallion Violence is a chestnut filly born Jan. 25. The youngster is out of out the winning Touch Gold mare Guiding Star.
Archwarrior, a 5-year-old son of Arch who stands at Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds near Ocala, Fla., was represented by his first foal -- a colt -- born Jan. 28.
Erik and Pavla Nygaard, breeders of the brilliant Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) winner Ocean Knight, are doing things the right way.
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California Chrome, the national Horse of the Year for 2014, has added two more titles -- champion 3-year-old California-bred male and champion Cal-bred turf horse.
The New Mexico Horse Breeders' Association honored its 2014 Thoroughbred champions Jan. 22 during its Zia Awards Banquet at the Marriott Uptown Hotel in Albuquerque.
The first reported foal for Spendthrift Farm's Jimmy Creed, a grade I-winning son of Distorted Humor, is a filly born Jan. 17 in Wilmington, Ohio.
The Mr. Prospector sire line has been an American institution since his first runners hit the races in 1978. Those descending from his son Gone West have remained relatively true to Mr. Prospector's gift of brilliant speed.
A decline in active stallions seen so far during the 2014 Australian breeding season mirrors the decline seen in the North America. Unlike North America, however, there has been an additional slide in mares bred.
Sabercat, a son of Bluegrass Cat and winner of the 2011 Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (gr. III), will stand the 2015 breeding season at Gerald Averett Jr.'s Averett Farm in Louisiana. His fee will be $3,500.
Thunder Gulch, champion 3-year-old male of 1995 and leading sire of 2001, has been retired from stallion duty at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky. The 23-year-old is the sire of 96 stakes winners.
Seasons to 33 stallions will be available through the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New Jersey 2015 Stallion Season Auction, which begins Jan. 30 at noon and ends Feb. 1 at 4 p.m.
The son of Candy Stripes, who was named U.S. Horse of the Year and champion older male in 2006, will return to Uruguay to stand at Haras Cuatro Piedras, it was announced Jan. 18.
Point Of Entry, a five-time grade I-winning son of Dynaformer, was represented by his first reported foal when a bay filly was born Jan. 28 at Adena Springs North in Aurora, Ontario, Can.
The first reported foal for Rattlesnake Bridge is a colt foaled at 3 a.m. EST Jan. 26 at Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds near Ocala, Fla.
Trickmeister, a grade II-placed multiple stakes winner, has been retired and will take up stud duties in 2015 at Tomorrow Bloodstock near Thompson Ridge, N.Y.
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