Most Inspiring, from the first crop of three-time champion Gio Ponti, breaks her maiden in her first attempt July 31 at Woodbine, winning a six-furlong maiden special weight on the turf in 1:10.36.
Louisiana-based freshman sires Custom for Carlos and Flashy Wise Cat saw their first winners Thursday, July 30 at Evangeline Downs Racetrack, Casino & Hotel.
Sudden Surprise, a Repole Stable homebred, is the first winner for his sire Giant Surprise. Giant Surprise broke his maiden in his debut at Saratoga July 30, 2011.
Mr. Big, sire of recent $200,000 Fleet Treat Stakes winner Big Book, will continue his stallion career at E.A. Ranches in Ramona, Calif.
Real Solution, a son of Kitten's Joy who stood his first stud season at Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Ramsey Farm near Nicholasville, Ky., this year, has been purchased by Calumet Farm near Lexington to stand at stud.
Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga select yearling sale sometimes draws a few entrants from overseas, but few yearlings have traveled as far as Hip 95, which was bred in Korea, did to get into the 2015 auction's catalog
Grade II winner Moulin de Mougin has been retired according to owners Jan Van de Bos and Robert Naify, who bred the mare and raced her in the name of their Ran Jan Racing.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Thoroughbred Breeding, Thoroughbred Racing, Northeast Region, Handicapping, Thoroughbred Sales, Horse Health
Trainer Gary Contessa will lead three racing education clinics in August covering a variety of topics, including racehorse conformation, ownership, and general information about the sport.
Hill 'n' Dale Equine Holdings Inc. and Elevage II purchased a 20% share in successful sire Curlin for more than $6 million at a U.S. Justice Department auction in May.
John Phillips' Darby Dan Farm has promoted Robert Hammond to vice chairman of the historic Lexington-based Thoroughbred operation. Hammond had been serving as Darby Dan's farm manager for the last five years.
Fancy Pan and daughters have been giving New Jersey-based breeder Bo Smith and Kentucky consignor Joe Dodgen winners and sale stars over several generations.
Multiple graded stakes winner Frac Daddy has been retired from racing, according to a July 28 announcement from trainer Ken McPeek.
The Jockey Club is reminding stallion managers to submit their Reports of Mares Bred for the 2015 breeding season by Aug. 1.
Grade II winner Wilburn was represented by his first winner July 25, when 2-year-old filly Simply a Treasure won the fifth race at Fairmount Park.
- By Tracy Gantz
- Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Breeding, West Region, Breeders' Cup, Thoroughbred Sales
Mr Notorious, a French 2-year-old winner eligible for the Breeders' Cup, topped the Barretts Paddock Sale at Del Mar, selling for $200,000. The July 25 sale was held in the Del Mar paddock immediately after the day's races.
First-time starter Realm took the first race at Saratoga Race Course July 25, giving Central Kentucky stallion Haynesfield his first winner as a sire.
A son of the brilliant Italian champion Nearco, Nasrullah was one of a cluster of important sires from his immediate family.
Always Believe Inc.'s Sooner Time became the first winner for sire Sidney's Candy with a 3 1/4-length victory in the first race at Del Mar July 23.
Two-time grade I winner Carpe Diem has been retired due to a knee chip and will enter stud next year at Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., it was announced July 23.
Grade III winner Went the Day Well, who finished fourth in the 2012 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has arrived in Uruguay and will stand for Las Zainas Farm, according to bloodstock agent Pablo Nunez.
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- Thoroughbred Breeding, Thoroughbred Racing, Breeders' Cup, Kentucky, West Region
Breeders' Cup and Maker's Mark, the original premium bourbon, have announced a new partnership that will aim to raise $1 million for charity.
Keeneland announced a new condition of sale which will allow buyers of yearlings and horses in training being exported to Great Britain to be tested for anabolic steroids.
For the second time in nine months, Old Friends plans to welcome a Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner as War Emblem is scheduled to join the Thoroughbred retirement farm in September.
Danza, winner of the 2014 Arkansas Derby (gr. I) and third-place finisher in the subsequent Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will stand the 2016 breeding season at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will conduct two educational events and hold its annual members meeting in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., during the second week of August.
First-time starter Hammers Vision won the fifth race at Belmont Park July 19 and became the first winner for five-time group I winner and Canadian stallion Court Vision.
Darley sires Cape Cross and Exceed And Excel recently reached the milestone of 100 individual stakes winners.
E Z's Playgirl captured the sixth race at Lone Star Park July 17 and entered the books as the first winner for grade I-winning sprinter E Z's Gentleman.
Taylor Made Farm closed a deal July 17 to purchase 30% interest in dual classic winner and 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome with the intent of racing the champion next year, then stand him at stud in 2017.
Blushing Groom's influence is in the pedigrees of five recent graded stakes winners.
Tickets are now available for horse farm tours during the KentuckyOne Health Breeders' Cup Festival Week in Lexington.
The Aga Khan's blue hen mare Daltawa, dam of European champions and sires Dalakhani and Daylami, recently died at the age of 26.
Northview PA, the Pennsylvania farm that stands Smarty Jones and five other stallions, will be listed for sale on or about Aug. 1, the farm announced July 16.
Leo Azpurua Sr., who in 1980 founded Parkhurst Farms in Ocala, died July 15 at age 82 in Gainesville, Fla.
Multiple grade I winner Congaree will stand the 2016 breeding season at William S. Farish's Lane's End Texas near Hempstead, according to the Texas Thoroughbred Association.
Darley in America, near Lexington, announced its stallions will be available to be bred on Southern Hemisphere time, effective Sept. 1 for the Australian breeding season and Aug. 1 for South America.
Grade I winner Strong Mandate, who stands at Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., will shuttle to Chile to stand Southern Hemisphere stud duty at Agricola Icha Solari Ltda.
Swift Thoroughbreds' first-time starter Hippie romped to a 4 3/4-length triumph July 12 at Hastings Racecourse, becoming the first winner for graded stakes winner and Canadian stallion Schramsberg.
Morning Fire won the second race at Parx Racing July 12 and became the first winner for multiple graded stakes winner and Maryland-based stallion Friesan Fire.
Grade I winner and New York-based stallion Dublin gained his first winner July 12, when 2-year-old colt Dr Blarney scored by 3 1/2 lengths in his debut in the first race at Monmouth Park.
Oklahoma-based freshman sire Euroears saw his first winner July 11 when his first starter, Eurodevilwoman, posted a two-length victory in her career debut in the fifth race at Lone Star Park.
California-based freshman sire Informed picked up his first winner July 11 when his first starter, juvenile filly Dragon Flower, won her debut by 2 1/4 lengths in the fifth race at Los Alamitos.
Rudy Rodriguez and Carl Lizza Racing Stable's Uno Emayo won the first race at Belmont Park July 11 and became the first winner for multiple grade II winner and young New York stallion D' Funnybone.
Just a week after the completion of an epochal Triple Crown series, the Stephen Foster threw up a new star in Noble Bird.
Led by a $500,000 Tapit filly, Fasig-Tipton's July sale opened the select yearling season on a high note with across-the-board gains and a lower buyback rate.
Florida-based stallion Iqbaal saw his first winner July 9, when juvenile filly Happy as a Queen won the fifth race at Gulfstream Park.
Some positive economic indicators have Fasig-Tipton July participants expecting a robust market for select yearlings as the season's first major auction is set for July 9 in Lexington.
Conveyance, a multiple graded stakes-winning son of Indian Charlie, has been retired and will stand the 2016 breeding season at Doug Arnold's Buck Pond Farm near Versailles, Ky.
On the long walk from the Doug O'Neill barn to the track during the mornings at Los Alamitos Race Course, it's no wonder why Passionforfashion draws the attention of anyone with a set of eyes.
Grade III winner and classic-placed Medal Count, a son of Dynaformer, has been retired and will stand stud in 2016 at Spendthrift Farm near Lexington as the newest participant in the farm's Share The Upside Program.
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