WinStar Farm added two new stallions to its 2017 roster with the recent retirement of grade I winner Outwork and grade III victor Speightster.
Selling the 2015 Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) winner will allow Town & Country to diversify its broodmare band, according to the farm.
WinStar Farm homebred Colonel John, a multiple grade I-winning millionaire and sire of currently racing graded stakes-winning colts Airoforce, Cocked and Loaded, and Dalmore, has been purchased by the Korea Thoroughbred Breeders Association.
Juvenile first-time starter Will Call drew off in the stretch of his maiden special weight debut Sept. 28 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino to become the first winner for his freshman sire Country Day.
The son of War Front won three group I races at 2 and was crowned Europe's 2015 champion 2-year-old male. His 2017 fee to be announced.
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Team Block's multiple graded stakes-winning stallion Fort Prado is being relocated from Buck Pond Farm near Versailles, Ky., to Swifty Farms in Indiana to take advantage of Indiana's breeding incentives, Chris Block said Sept. 27.
Six-year-old stakes winner will be the first son of Too Much Bling to enter stud.
Louisiana-bred standout Star Guitar, a winner of 22 stakes in the Pelican State, saw his first winner as a stallion Sept. 24 when Clifford Grum's homebred Senor Guitar rallied from fifth to score a clear win in a Churchill Downs maiden-claiming race.
The Kentucky Equine Education Project will welcome horse industry leaders and policy makers from across the state to discuss ways to protect and promote the commonwealth's signature industry at the Equine Industry Conference Oct. 17-18 in Lexington.
The Jockey Club released its Live Foal Report for 2016, stating at this stage of the year the crop is down 0.5% from last year. So far, 21,991 foals have been reported. Kentucky's crop is up 2.8% from 2015.
Ramsey Farm secured eight lifetime breeding rights when it sold Bobby's Kitten to Lanwades Stud.
Dual group I-winning miler The Gurkha will retire to Ireland's Coolmore Stud for 2017 to stand alongside his champion sire Galileo, the farm announced Sept. 21.
The homebred son of Kitten's Joy ran first for Ken and Sarah Ramsey, then was acquired by Calumet Farm at the end of his championship year and made three starts for that outfit in 2016. He will stand at Calumet.
The 13-year-old son of Lucky Lionel has been relocated from Florida to Indiana. He has sired two grade I winners and a champion in Puerto Rico.
Looking at how North American yearling averages have changed since 2012 among the top 10 Keeneland September sires by average price through Sept. 19.
West Virginia-based sire Gattopardo saw his first black-type stakes winner Sept. 17 when filly Unaquoi won the Rachel's Turn Stakes at Charles Town Races.
On Leave is primed and ready to carry the family torch into the winner's circle Sept. 17 when she vies for victory in her graded stakes debut in the $500,000 Sands Point (gr. IIT) at 1 1/8 miles on the inner turf at Belmont Park.
In order to give some insight into what buyers might expect from how the freshmen sires of 2016 are doing, we’ve come up with some statistical compilations to project where they might be long-term.
The first yearlings by Darley's Kentucky Derby winner have been lauded for their intelligence.
First-crop yearlings by Claiborne Farm's son of Malibu Moon are attractive with "great walks," say breeders and consignors.
Yearlings by the champion son of Harlan's Holiday have been largely well-received during Book 1 of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
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Will retire to Country Life Farm Nov. 30.
California sire Northern Indy got his first winner on the racetrack Sept. 9 at Golden Gate Fields, where Remmah Racing's 2-year-old gelding West Coast Indy won a maiden claiming race to kick off the Friday card.
Stonewall Farms announced Sept. 9 the retirement and sale of multiple stakes winner and multiple graded stakes-placed Mei Ling to Hill 'n' Dale Farms.
Group I-winning son of Mendez sired 73 black-type winners, including 1995 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Sagamix.
Spendthrift Farm has partnered with Churchill Downs to create the Spendthrift Stallion Stakes, a new $300,000 race to be run this fall for 2-year-olds that are sired by Spendthrift stallions.
The free event will be held Nov. 19 at Indiana Grand Race Course
Stonestreet announced Sept. 8 that Florida sire Kantharos will move to Kentucky to stand at Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington.
The 10-year-old son of Street Cry will remain in New York and will stand at Irish Century Farm near Saratoga Springs.
Reigning Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) winner Stopchargingmaria has been retired from racing, according to Shannon Potter, president of Town and Country Racing.
The son of Wild Again sired champion She Be Wild and multiple grade I winner Bayern. He had been relocated to Turkey for the 2015 breeding season.
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Noting the drying up of money from off-track betting locations in the state, the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders will increase registration fees for eligible Kentucky-breds.
Charlie Boden, who served as Calumet Farm's racing manager and stallion season sales director since August 2015, is returning to his bloodstock roots with Charles H. Boden Thoroughbreds Inc.
Tip Tap Tapizar scored by a neck in the Sapling Stakes at Monmouth Park Sept. 4, for his first stakes victory, becoming sire Tapizar's first black-type winner.
Grade I winner First Defence, sire of multiple grade I winner and champion Close Hatches, will stand at Haif Stud alongside United States.
A Pennsylvania lawmaker will introduce legislation that would restore delayed breeder and stallion awards payments and also alter some of the parameters of the Thoroughbred breeding program.
Keane Stud has acquired controlling ownership of second-crop sire Dublin; The Lumber Guy sold to stand in Chile.
Taking a journey into prognostication, we've hypothesized what might happen were mares by Galileo to meet up in the breeding shed with Tapit or his sons.
Multiple graded stakes-placed Swipe has been retired from racing and is entered in the Keeneland November breeding stock sale as a stallion prospect, Keith Desormeaux's assistant trainer Julie Clark reported Aug. 31.
Gordon E. Layton, prominent Central Kentucky equine veterinarian, Thoroughbred breeder, and co-owner of Loch Lea Farm, died Aug 28 at his home in Paris, Ky. He was 84.
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Washington-based stallion Atta Boy Roy joined the ranks of freshman sires with first black-type winners Aug. 28 when Risque's Legacy went gate to wire to capture the Washington Cup Two-Year-Old Filly Stakes on Washington Cup Day at Emerald Downs.
Central Kentucky sire War Front, currently the leading sire of juveniles in England and Ireland, and second on the U.S. list, got his 50th black-type winner Aug. 31 when Intelligence Cross captured the Round Tower Stakes (Ire-III) at the Curragh.
The value of a Medaglia d'Oro filly consigned to the Keeneland September yearling sale increased after her half brother Arrogate romped to a Travers Stakes (gr. I) triumph in track-record time.
Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Reckling graduated in his second start, going wire-to-wire to win the first race on the Travers Day card at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 27.
Texas-based stallion Crossbow and West Virginia stallion Gattopardo had their first winners when fillies won maiden special weight events Aug. 26.
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