PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Lady of Shamrock's four stakes wins in 2012 have helped her sire Scat Daddy lead the second-crop sire list, just as he led the freshman sire list in 2011.
Grade I winner Nobiz Like Shobiz came through with his first winner when his juvenile son Thank You Kisses scored at Hoosier Park Aug. 29.Thursday, August 30, 2012
Brilliant Speed, a grade I-winning son of Dynaformer, will stand at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm upon retirement in partnership with Charlotte Weber's Live Oak Stud.Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Heatseeker, a Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner, sired his first winner when his 2-year-old daughter Surtsey won at Woodbine.Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Debussy, winner of the 2010 Arlington Million Stakes (gr. IT), has been retired from racing for stallion duty at Llety Stud in Carmathenshire, WalesTuesday, August 28, 2012
Harlington, a grade II winner at Gulfstream Park, came through with his first winner when his 2-year-old daughter Its the Rush won at Woodbine Aug. 25.Monday, August 27, 2012
Showing Up, a leading turf runner as a 3-year-old, was represented by his first winner when his 2-year-old daughter Number One Dancer won at Camarero Race TrackMonday, August 27, 2012
Know More, who won the Best Pal Stakes in his debut, is another promising 2-year-old sired by Lion Heart, who now resides in Turkey.
Florida sire West Acre was euthanized Aug. 16 due to complications of laminitis at Gilbert and Marilyn Campbell's Stonehedge Farm South near Williston, Fla. The unraced son of Forty Niner was 17.Thursday, August 23, 2012
Nuckols Farm reported that 2001 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Monarchos continues to progress at the Midway, Ky., farm following emergency colic surgery.Thursday, August 23, 2012
David B. Allen, who with his wife, Donna Jean Allen, operated Hartwood Farm, died Aug. 18 at his home in Versailles, Ky. He was 81.Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Bodemeister, who thrilled race fans with his speed while placing in both the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) has been retired. He will enter stud at WinStar Farm.Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Grade I winner To Honor and Serve, an earner of $1.3 million, will enter stud in 2013 at the Beck family's Gainesway Farm near Lexington, the farm announced Aug. 19.Sunday, August 19, 2012
Australian champion sire Redoute's Choice will shuttle to France and stand at the Aga Khan's Haras de Bonneval for the 2013 Northern Hemisphere season.Sunday, August 19, 2012
Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Union Rags will enter stud next year at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., the farm announced Aug. 16.Friday, August 17, 2012
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
The sharp end of a very open older horse division was added a new major player the first weekend in August when Fort Larned won the Whitney.
The Unwanted Horse Coalition has announced it will continue its Operation Gelding Program after receiving a $15,000 donation from the American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation.Thursday, August 16, 2012
NTRA Advantage partner John Deere will help recognize the outstanding breeder in New York state by offering the winner John Deere equipment.Thursday, August 16, 2012
Antonio Francesco's Simmard, who was experiencing his best year of racing, has been retired due to an injury. Breeding plans are undecided.Thursday, August 16, 2012
Colorspin, a major producer for Meon Valley Stud in England, died Aug. 13 at age 29.Thursday, August 16, 2012
Running Stag, a globe-trotting son of Cozzene who competed in many top races, died at stud in South Korea in June after suffering from an unspecified illness.Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Star Louisiana Horse of the Year to stand at Clear Creek Stud in Folsom, La.Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Monarchos, the 2001 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner, returned home Saturday, Aug. 11, to Nuckols Farm near Midway, Ky.Monday, August 13, 2012
Joyce Robsham's homebred Awesome Maria, a New York grade I winner, has been retired from racing because of a tendon injury discovered after her last race, the Delaware Handicap (gr. II) July 21, in which she finished third.Sunday, August 12, 2012
A War Front colt that last year set the record of $190,000 for a West Virginia-bred weanling purchased at auction set another standard when he was sold again for $675,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale.Saturday, August 11, 2012
The Jockey Club said Aug. 11 the North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop for 2013 should hold steady with the number in 2012.Saturday, August 11, 2012
No one will be forgetting Memories of Silver any time soon, because her daughter, Winter Memories, won some the same races at Saratoga as her dam.
Belle Royale, winner of the May 28 Gamely Stakes (gr. IT) at Betfair Hollywood Park, has been retired due to a tendon injury and sold privately to a Japanese farm.Thursday, August 09, 2012
Carnegie, winner of the 1994 Forte Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) for Sheikh Mohammed, has been euthanized because of the infirmities of age.Thursday, August 09, 2012
WinStar Farm has acquired the breeding rights to Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Take Charge Indy, and will stand the regally-bred colt in Kentucky following his racing career.Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Jim and Susan Hill of Calgary, Alberta, Canada have formed a new partnership with Margaux Farm principals Dr. Joseph Fowler and his wife, Lynn, and Steve and Shelley Johnson.Tuesday, August 07, 2012
First Defence's initial winner, 2-year-old Dundonnell, romped by 12 lengths at Lingfield in England Aug. 4.Tuesday, August 07, 2012
While all-sources wagering increased 7.6% during the first three weeks of the annual boutique meet at Saratoga Race Course, the upstate New York track reported attendance had dipped by 1.9% through Aug. 6.Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Two-time Horse of the Year Curlin came through with his first North American winner when his 2-year-old son Palace Malice scored at Saratoga Aug. 4.Monday, August 06, 2012
Spendthrift Farm freshman sire Notional sired his first winner when 2-year-old filly Happy Patsy streaked to an easy 5 3/4-length win as the favorite in a maiden claiming race at Evangeline Downs Aug. 3.Saturday, August 04, 2012
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
While the leading dirt runners of the 3-year-old division have fallen by the wayside, Silver Max steadily has been establishing dominance of the second-season runners on the turf.
Supercharger, the dam of 2010 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Super Saver and grade III winner Brethren, has been purchased privately by Hill 'n' Dale.Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Eclipse Award winner Lit de Justice died July 20 from the infirmities of old age at Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center near Los Olivos, Calif.Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Mike Repole's Calibrachoa, a five-time New York graded stakes winner, has been retired from racing because of minor issues.Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Canadian graded stakes winner Rosberg came through with his first winner when his 2-year-old son Dog scored in a six-furlong race at Hastings Race Course July 29.Monday, July 30, 2012
Millennium Wind, a grade I winner at 3 and a half brother to 1999 Horse of the Year Charismatic, was euthanized July 28 at Chaparral Equine Medical Center in Cave Creek, Ariz.Monday, July 30, 2012
The European Breeders' Fund has added flexibility to its nominations program in the aftermath of losing a cross-registration arrangement with Breeders' Cup in 2010.Saturday, July 28, 2012
Former Three Chimneys stallion Arazi is living out his first full year as a pensioner at Mike Becker's Independent Stallions in Victoria, Australia, Three Chimneys reported July 27.Friday, July 27, 2012
The Jockey Club is reminding stallion managers to submit Reports of Mares Bred for the 2012 breeding season by Aug. 1.Friday, July 27, 2012
Multiple stakes winner Crimson Classic, who contested the 1997 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), died of a heart attack July 25 at Echo Valley Horse Farm.Friday, July 27, 2012
Sometimes good things come to those who wait. Such appears to be the case for the Phipps Stable, whose homebred Point of Entry secured his first grade I win with his victory July 14 in the Man o' War.
First-crop sire McCann's Mojave came through with his first winner July 25. His 2-year-old son Biltmore Boogie won by a neck at five furlongs in :58:92 at Santa Rosa in his initial startFriday, July 27, 2012
Graded stakes-placed Phone Home sired his first winner when his 2-year-old daughter C L Phone Home won at Ruidoso DownsTuesday, July 24, 2012
American Standard, a 32-year-old pensioned stallion by In Reality, died July 21 because of the infirmities of old age.Monday, July 23, 2012
Peaks and Valleys, Canada's Horse of the Year in 1995 and a successful stallion, has died from the infirmities of old age.Monday, July 23, 2012
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