Son of Machiavellian died at age 16 in 2014.
B. Wayne Hughes' Victoria-based farm has plans to expand operation in 2016.
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is adapting well to his new life as a stallion at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., Coolmore Stud reports on its website.
Multiple graded stakes producer Trust Greta, dam of California-based sire Surf Cat, was euthanized March 1 at Trackside Farm near Versailles, Ky. because of infirmities of old age. The daughter of Centrust was 28.
Unbridled was the product of a rather atypical son of Mr. Prospector in Fappiano, whose size and length and driving power came from his broodmare sire, Dr. Fager.
Graded stakes-producing mare Michele Royale, owned by Sam and Jo Pollock's Pollock Farms, was euthanized March 3 at Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Ky. because of infirmities of old age.
Sagamore Racing announced March 2 its fourth annual Thoroughbred Naming Contest.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Breeding, Kentucky, Handicapping, Thoroughbred Sales
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association March 2 released the 2015 annual report for its bipartisan federal Political Action Committee, Horse PAC.
The yearling full brother to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has been privately sold by his breeder, Jane Lyon's Summer Wind Farm, Racing Post reports.
The first reported foal for grade II winner Ive Struck a Nerve, who was gelded after the 2015 breeding season, is a colt born Feb. 27 at Peach Lane Farms in Opelousas, La.
The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association and Equine Sales of Louisiana on Tuesday, March 1 announced a mutual agreement.
Rancho Viejo and Lisa Baze's Its Allabout Jerry has been named 2015 Oregon-bred Horse of the Year in state championship results recently announced by the Oregon Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.
Perennial California leading sire Unusual Heat has passed the $50 million mark in cumulative progeny earnings and becomes the first California sire achieve that while standing his entire career in the state.
Grade I winner Haimish Hy will stand his first season at stud at E.A. Ranches in Ramona, Calif.
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The catalog for the 27th annual Barretts March sale of selected 2-year-olds in training is online.
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has his first mare reported to be in-foal and she's a star as well, Untouched Talent, dam of grade I winner Bodemeister.
Larry Byer, owner of Byerpatch Farm near Lebanon, Ohio, died Jan. 19.
Virginia-based Nellie Mae Cox, breeder of two-time grade I winner Showing Up, died Feb. 24 in Goochland, Va. She was 75.
Alex and JoAnn Lieblong's The Big Beast, who finished second in a pair of grade I sprints in 2015 at Saratoga Race Course, was named Maryland-bred Horse of the Year in the annual poll.
Canadian grade II winner Excaper has been retired to stand at Francisco Bravo's River Oaks Farms near Sulphur, Okla., as the property of Mike Grossman.
- By Frank Angst
- Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Breeding, Kentucky, Breeders' Cup, Northeast Region
Northern Spur, champion grass horse of 1995, died earlier this month at a New York farm following a bout with colic. An Irish-bred son of Sadler's Wells, Northern Spur was 25.
The 2016 breeding season brings challenges for stallion owners and breeders: more expensive stud fees for top-tier stallions, fierce competition for mares, and the stock market suffering a worst-ever start to a new year.
Naughty Natisha, the dam of 2007 New York-bred horse of the year Naughty New Yorker, died Feb. 24 at Stepwise Farm near Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
The Jockey Club has announced that the 2016 edition of the Fact Book is available in the Resources section of its website at jockeyclub.com.
Ashford Stud has purchased the 725-acre Waterford Farm near Midway, Ky. for $10,135,072 from the West family.
Dr. Robert A. Leonard, an equine veterinarian and managing partner in the prominent Glade Valley Farm in Maryland, died Feb. 10 at his residence in Chester, Md., at age 92.
The Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders' Incentive Fund paid out more than $10.5 million to eligible horses based on 2015 races, and the number of mares nominated to the program continues to increase.
Though Gainesway stands Tapit, the leading sire who commands the highest North American stud fee, and brought Empire Maker back from Japan for 2016, the farm is all in on Karakontie, who shares several ties with Kingmambo.
When it comes to winter racing and training, Gerald Aschinger, who operates War Horse Place in Kentucky with his wife, Dana, said Tampa Bay Downs is an excellent spot to build a foundation for horses before they head north.
Seasons to Lane's End-based stallions Honor Code, Liam's Map, Tonalist, The Factor, Union Rags, and Mr Speaker, will headline an online auction that will benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.
Six stallions that are male-line descendants of A.P. Indy are represented in the upcoming Fasig-Tipton Florida juvenile sale.
Following is information on incoming stallions to Kentucky standing for $10,000 and up and on select leaders in other markets:
Oratory, a top-10 Oklahoma stallion in 2014 and 2015, has been euthanized following an accident that occured while he was recovering from surgery to address a nerve problem.
Canadian champion Alpha Bettor and grade I winner Mast Track have joined the stallion ranks at Daehling Ranch near Elk Grove, Calif., Adena Springs announced Feb. 16.
Vicar, the 1999 Florida Derby and Fountain of Youth Stakes (both gr. I) winner, died Jan. 24 at the Korean Racing Authority's Jeju Stud Farm as a result of a "throat obstruction," according to the KRA.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Breeding, Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Sales, Northeast Region, Kentucky, Mid-Atlantic Region
Carolyn Rogers, a longtime owner, breeder, buyer, seller, and patron of the Thoroughbred industry, died Feb. 14 in Leesburg, Va., at the age of 88.
The first reported foal for Joseph LaCombe Stables' California stallion Typhoon Slew is a gray colt out of Babes Bridge It born Feb. 6.
Turf writer and lifelong pedigree enthusiast Marianna Haun, who developed a theory connecting Thoroughbred heart size to the X chromosome, died Feb. 12 after a lengthy illness.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Breeding, Southeast Region, Thoroughbred Sales, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will host a pedigree and conformation clinic March 1 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
A bill that would provide a tax break for Kentucky's horse industry advanced Feb. 10, when the Kentucky House Agriculture Committee unanimously approved HB 112.
The Minnesota Thoroughbred Association Feb. 9 announced several incentives for those who breed in Minnesota, including bonuses for graduates of the MTA auction and a new stakes for eligible 2-year-olds.
Rockridge Stud celebrated a remarkable new arrival on Jan. 24 when Pincesspatseattle foaled a rare white Thoroughbred colt. America's Best Racing took a trip to the New York farm to meet the son of Honorable Dillon.
Wide Range, an 11-year-old half sister to 2015 champion 2-year-old filly Songbird, has been purchased privately in Thailand by Team Valor International, which plans to breed the mare this spring.
Central Kentucky sire Old Fashioned will soon join a number of other U.S. stallions who recently have shipped to the Far East to continue their careers in South Korea.
Grade I winner Strapping Groom, who sustained a career-ending injury at Penn National Race Course in 2014, will begin his stallion career in Panama after selling at the Keeneland January horses of a sale.
The first reported foal for Central Kentucky stallion Strong Mandate is a filly, born Jan. 3 at Pickett Thoroughbreds in Louisiana.
When Rock Sand swept the English Triple Crown series in 1903, many thought him lucky not to have faced Zinfandel.
The first reported foal for Spendthrift Farm stallion Can the Man is a colt born Feb. 3 at Breakaway Farm in Indiana.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Breeding, Mid-Atlantic Region, Southeast Region, Midwest Region, Northeast Region, West Region, Southwest Region, Kentucky
BloodHorse.com is compiling a list of upcoming open house days showcasing stallions for the 2016 breeding season. Open house days will be added to the list below as they are received.
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