Three-time grade I winner Marquetry, whose 1991 upset of Farma Way at 27-1 odds ranks as the largest in Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) history, died Feb. 1 at Old Friends in Georgetown, KY.
Grade II winner Atta Boy Roy, one of the fastest Thoroughbreds in Washington state history, capped a brilliant career with a runner-up finish Feb. 1 in the Swift Stakes at Turf Paradise in Phoenix.
Grade I winner Here Comes Ben and the Forestry mare Double Dinghy Day produced the first foal by the son of Street Cry, Joe and Anne McMahon announced Feb. 1.
Stakes winner Causeway's Kin was represented by his first reported foal when a filly was born Jan. 30 at Stonewall Farm Ocala in Ocala, Fla.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Oxbow took decisive first steps on the road to the Kentucky Derby with an 11 1/2-length victory in the Lecomte Stakes.
The new rules expand Kentucky-bred champions and KTOB Broodmare of the Year voting opportunities to additional eligible KTA/KTOB members.
Midas Touch, a son of prominent international sire Galileo, will enter stud at Gerry and Dana Aschinger's War Horse Place near Lexington.
Variety Road, a California grade I winner who battled such stars as Broad Brush, Snow Chief, and Ferdinand, was euthanized Jan. 14 at age 30 because of the infirmities of old age.
WinStar Farm has announced the return of its very popular Fantasy Derby contest. Fantasy Derby 2013 is free for racing fans, easy to play, and offers the very best in possible prizes.
Crossbow, a graded stakes-placed son of Bernardini, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Clarence Scharbauer Jr.'s Valor Farm near Pilot Point, Texas.
Legendary race caller Trevor Denman and champion stallion Windy Sands will be inducted in the California Hall of Fame at the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner, to be held Feb. 11.
Rockamundo, who won the 1993 Arkansas Derby (gr. II) at 108-1 for owners Gary and Mary West, died Jan. 18 at age 23 because of complications from colic.
Shanghai Bobby and Beholder, the 2012 champion 2-year-old male and female, respectively, are the highweights on The Jockey Club's 2012 Experimental Free Handicap released Jan. 30.
Juddmonte on Jan. 29 announced the arrival of the first foal out of 2009 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) winner Midday. The six-time group I-winning mare will form part of Frankel's first book in 2013.
by John P. Sparkman
It took five years for that hope to be fulfilled.
Recently-acquired stallions Pure Prize, Kodiak Kowboy, and Street Hero have been added to WinStar Farm's "Breed to Win" promotion.
The first reported foal for 2009 Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner Friesan Fire is a filly born January 22 at Maple Valley Farm in West Virginia for breeder Ken Lowe Jr.
Jackson Bend, a multiple grade I winner who was retired from racing in October, will not stand his first season at stud in 2013 after it was determined that he would require more time to recover from a training accident.
War Emblem, the 2002 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner who has had a limited number of foals due to his selectivity in the breeding shed, has been represented by a champion in Japan.
The first reported foal by multiple graded stakes winner Custom for Carlos is a colt.
Total revenues and average price shows gains at the opening session of New Zealand Bloodstock's premier yearling sale at Karaka Jan. 28, which was led by a Fastnet Rock colt bought for $1,975,500 ($1,637,550 U.S.).
Arena Elvira, a grade II winner by Ghostzapper, has been retired from racing to become a broodmare for owner Carolyn Wilson.
Two-time grade I winner General Quarters had his first reported foal, a filly out of Hannah's Ink, by Pentilicus born at Jim Loebig's Red Sunset Farm near Ocala, Fla., in early January.
The event will introduce first-year stallion Boys At Tosconova, a grade I-winning juvenile, along with New York newcomers Courageous Cat and El Corredor.
Multiple graded stakes winners Calibrachoa and Redding Colliery have been purchased by Jay and Terry Adcock's Red River Farms and will stand near Coushatta, La., in 2013.
Pedigrees don't win races, but on paper, none of the new faces to emerge so far in 2013 looks better than Elnaawi.
Dublin, winner of the 2009 Three Chimneys Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) as a 2-year-old at Saratoga Race Course, sired his first reported foal, a filly born Jan. 18 at Newtown Anner Stud Farm in Millbrook, N.Y.
A "Parade of Stallions" that will include classic winner Smarty Jones will highlight the Jan. 27 open house at Northview PA Stallion Station in Peach Bottom, Pa.
The Jockey Club has issued a reminder to owners and breeders that a valid attempt to name foals of 2011 must be made by Feb. 1 to avoid a $100 late fee.
The 2-year-old male champion of 2003 will stand the 2013 North Hemisphere season at Indiana Stallion Station before heading to Peru.
The first reported foal by multiple grade II winner Informed is a filly born Jan. 18 at Pat Thompson's Ridgeley Farm.
Five-time grade I winner Court Vision had his first reported foal arrive when a filly was born Jan. 20 at Hill 'n' Dale Farm in Canada.
International Equine Acquisitions Holdings has sold all 11 of its shares in champion and dual classic winner Big Brown to a group that includes Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Jan. 22 that SimplexGrinnell has become a safety partner with NTRA Advantage, the NTRA's group purchasing program.
Multiple grade II winner Dominus has been retired from racing and will enter stud this year at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm.
Dual graded stakes winner Mad Flatter will stand at Glen and Becky Brok's Diamond B Farm near Mohrsville, Pa.
The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association Political Action Committee will hold its third annual online stallion season auction Jan. 24, 25, and 26 to benefit the PAC and the racehorse retirement program Turning For Home.
The first reported foal sired by multiple stakes winner Slew's Tiznow was born Jan. 18 at Tom and Nancy Clark's Rancho San Miguel near San Miguel, Calif.
Poplar Creek Horse Center in Ohio has scheduled its stallion open house Jan. 26.
Quarter Given, a winning half brother to 2003 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and 2004 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner Pleasantly Perfect, will enter stud in 2013 at Indiana Stallion Station in Anderson, Ind.
New York winner Don't Cross Me has been retired from racing to stand the 2013 season at At Liberty Farms near Fort Salonga, N.Y.
Sheikh Mohammed's Eclipse Award as outstanding breeder was due to an overabundance of quality rather than quantity.
At one minute past the stroke of midnight on Jan. 19, 2010 3-year-old champion filly Blind Luck delivered her first foal, a filly by Bernardini, at Hill 'n' Dale Farm in Lexington, Ky.
The grade I-winning son of Apalachee moves from Louisiana to Kentucky for 2013 breeding season.
The newborn foal is out of 5-year-old Hennessy mare Wall St Widow. Wall St Widow's dam, Love Or Money (Coronado's Quest), is a half sister to multiple graded stakes winner and sire Broken Vow (Unbridled).
Darley in America will hold a series of online stallion season auctions to Medaglia d'Oro, Hard Spun, and Lonhro for the 2013 breeding season.
Frank Stronach has purchased a majority interest in three-time grade I winner Point of Entry for breeding purposes from the Phipps Stable, and will maintain half-interest in the horse during his 2013 racing career.
Louisville entrepreneurs and philanthropists Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson have announced that historic Hermitage Farm will remain a Thoroughbred operation, with plans to make the farm a tourist destination.
Grade I winner The Cliff's Edge has been relocated to Kim and Lori Williams' Fair Winds Farm near Waynesville, Ohio, where he will stand in 2013 for $2,500 live foal.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Into Mischief closed out 2012 as the third leading freshman sire, following late-season stakes wins by his sons Goldencents, Vyjack, and Sittin At the Bar.
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