Multiple graded stakes winner Senor Swinger will relocate to La Mancha Farm in Ocala, Fla,. for the 2016 breeding season, as property of Michael V. Laurato.
Keeneland has cataloged 4,476 horses for its 2015 November breeding stock sale, which will be held Nov. 2-13 and begin two days after the track hosts the Breeders' Cup World Championships for the first time.
After five years in Japan, Empire Maker is returning to Kentucky to stand at Gainesway, farm president Antony Beck confirmed Sept. 29. The stallion was purchased in partnership with Don Alberto Corp.
The Japan Bloodstock Breeders' Association has purchased the grade I-winning son of Giant's Causeway from Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings.
Soaring Softly, champion turf female and winner of the inaugural Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), died Sept. 29 after a paddock acccident at Darby Dan Farm.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Thoroughbred Breeding, International, Northeast Region, Midwest Region, West Region
Stallion Where's the Ring will return east, this time to Ontario's Colebrook Farm Stallion Station, for the 2016 season.
No decision yet on whether the 2014 champion will be sold at Keeneland November.
Micromanage, a grade III-winning son of Medaglia d'Oro, will stand at Rockridge Stud near Hudson, N.Y., beginning in 2016. His initial fee will be $5,000.
Kaleem Shah's Bayern, winner of the 2014 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), has officially been retired following his third-place finish as the 6-5 favorite in the Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 26 at Santa Anita Park.
New Zealand sire No Excuse Needed was fatally injured in a paddock accident Sept. 25, Wakaito Stud announced. He was 17.
Plans to retire 2014 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Bayern are still to be determined following the colt's third-place finish as the 6-5 favorite in the Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 26 at Santa Anita Park.
Breed-shaping New Zealand sire Zabeel has died at the age of 29.
Topped by a $170,000 colt by first-crop sire The Factor, the Keeneland September yearling sale's 11th session posted gains as the auction continued to stay in positive territory overall.
Super Saver represents the male line of 1969 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Majestic Prince, a branch of the Raise a Native sire line that has been overshadowed by the much more numerous Mr. Prospector tribe.
Murphy Farm Hay and Feed Company of Louisburg, N.C., has initiated a voluntary limited recall of alfalfa hay because of potential blister beetle contamination following the deaths of six horses.
Keeneland's September yearling sale wrapped up its one-day Book 5 session Sept. 24 in Lexington with similar figures to last year's Book 5, and overall figures are still rolling ahead of last year's returns.
Brazilian group I winner Holding Glory will enter stud in 2016 at Nicks Farm in Sellersburg, Ind.
The millionaire son of Lion Heart is a grade II winner that also placed in 10 other graded stakes.
Sky Kingdom, a multiple graded stakes-winning son of successful sire Empire Maker, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2016 breeding season at Darby Dan Farm in Lexington for a $5,000 fee.
Skylord picked up his first winner as a sire when Cindy Patrick's Check Or a Wreck drew off in the stretch of a maiden-optional claiming race for 2-year-old Indiana-bred fillies sired by registered Indiana stallions Sept. 22.
Kildangan Stud resident Vale of York, winner of the 2009 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), has been sold to Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, which will stand him at Haras des Faunes in France.
British stallion Compton Place, whose best offspring include two-time Nunthorpe (Eng-I) winner Borderlescott, has died at the age of 21 after suffering a severe bout of colic.
Cyber Secret, winner of the 2013 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) for Charles Cella, will move from Journeyman Stud near Ocala, Fla., to Dr. Linda Robbins' Starfish Stables near Hot Springs, Ark., for the 2016 breeding season.
Millionaire Smart Bid, a two-time graded stakes-winning son of Smart Strike, has been relocated to stand the 2016 breeding season at Milky Way Farm near Temecula, Calif., for a fee of $3,500.
Thomas J. Young has acquired grade III winner Cigar Street and will stand him at stud in 2016 at his Sandringham Farm in Bourbon County, Ky.
An unexpectedly fierce bidding war for a Quality Road colt produced a $710,000 session-topping price Sunday to open the Keeneland September yearling sale's Book 3 at a session that otherwise underperformed.
The Keeneland September yearling sale closed out its two Book 2 sessions Saturday night in Lexington with a $485,000 Mineshaft colt session-topper and across-the-board gains as compared with last year's Book 2 portion.
Kentucky-based sire Ice Box picked up his first winner Sept. 18 when Mr Leadbox won a maiden special weight race at one-mile on the turf at Remington Park.
Upper-level buyers stayed in Lexington Friday as Keeneland's 12-day September yearling sale rolled into its second week and the premier Book 1 sessions gave way to Book 2.
California-based freshman sire Run Brother Ron saw his first winner Sept. 18 when Gunslinger Rules drew off in the stretch to score a five-length victory in a maiden claiming race at Stockton (San Joaquin Fair).
As well as brilliance, Beholder has also showed rare versatility, scoring at 5 1/2, six, eight, 8 1/2, nine, and 10 furlongs.
A colt from the first crop of grade I winner The Factor sold for $600,000 Sept. 18 at the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Braxton Lynch signed the ticket for the first Book 2 Tapit to enter the ring Sept. 18 at the Keeneland September yearling sale, as Session 4 of the sale got off to a solid start.
The registered foal crop for 2015 is expected to reach 22,000. The number of stallions covering mares in 2014 dropped 5.7%, while the number of mares bred increased 1.6%.
Pope outdueled trainer Bob Baffert for the $2.1 million session-topper, currently the auction's highest price with nine sessions to go, while Gainesway Farm and Tapit led the day.
In the care of Dede McGehee's Heaven Trees Farm near Lexington, broodmare Lotta Kim, dam of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, is again hitting her stride.
Sire War Front continued to thrive at the Keeneland September yearling sale when David Ingordo, agent, went to $1 million to land one of his progeny in the third session Sept. 16 in Lexington.
Hideyuki Mori went to $900,000 for a War Front colt out of Satans Quick Chick at the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Roy and Gretchen Jackson's Lael Stables went to $1.65 million to land a chestnut colt out of Pure Clan consigned by Gainesway.
After making history on the track this year with American Pharoah, Zayat Stables also made some headlines at the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 16, going to $1.5 million to land a Bernardini filly.
A War Front colt helped get things going at the third day of the Keeneland September yearling sale Wednesday, Sept. 16 in Lexington, when M.V. Magnier went to $1,150,000 to land the dark bay or brown colt.
On a day colts by a range of established sires set the pace, a $1,525,000 Distorted Humor colt bought by Three Chimneys brought the highest price Tuesday at the Keeneland September yearling sale's second session in Lexington.
A Distorted Humor colt rocketed to the top about an hour into the second day of the Keeneland September yearling sale on Tuesday, Sept. 15.
- By Myra Lewyn
- Thoroughbred Breeding, Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, Kentucky, Mid-Atlantic Region, Midwest Region, Northeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Southeast Region
Ken and Sarah Ramsey were named National Owner of the Year and National Breeder of the Year the evening of Sept. 11 during the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association national awards dinner held at Hill 'n' Dale Farms.
Kaleem Shah's Bayern, last year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner, will stand at Hill 'n' Dale Farms in 2016.
English classic winner Night of Thunder, a son of Darley's red-hot sire Dubawi, will take up stud duties at Darley's Kildangan Stud in Ireland 2016.
Tapiture, Winchell Thoroughbreds' multiple grade II-winning son Tapit, will stand at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington following the 2015 racing season.
Juvenile racing has held a controversial place in American racing since the late 1800s.
Silver Max, a consistent turf miler who went 12-5-1 in a 27-start career and won the 2013 Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland over Wise Dan, has been retired. He will stand at Adena Springs North for 2016.
John Gunther's Glennwood Farm announced Sept. 10 that multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire Last Gunfighter has been retired from racing.
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