Yearling market players expect strong selling at Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga select yearling auction, which opens Monday on the back of broadly positive returns at the company's bellwether July select sale.
It's a Factum aced the second race at Hastings Racecourse Aug. 9, going gate to wire while becoming the first winner for young Florida stallion Factum, a half brother to prominent sire War Front.
Crown of Thorns was represented by his first winner Aug. 8 when I'malreadythere won the seventh race at Gulfstream Park.
The Jockey Club announced Aug. 8 it is projecting a 2016 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 22,500, up from the 22,000 projection for the 2014 and 2015 foal crops.
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The early, low-cost nomination deadline for eligibility to the Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders' Incentive Fund is Aug. 15, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission said Aug. 7.
Discussion of inbreeding tends to become particularly animated when a really dominant stallion begins to be duplicated in pedigrees.
Connections of the Paris, Ky. nursery Hidden Brook Farm have announced the acquisition of Scanlon Training Center in Ocala, Fla., in a joint venture with trainer Randy Bradshaw.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association will host a legislative briefing open to industry stakeholders and other interested parties at 2 p.m. PDT, Aug. 21 in the Del Mar Turf Club Director's Room.
The Blood-Horse has unveiled Blood-Horse Daily, a free app that features Thoroughbred news, analysis, and race results. The app is available on Apple and Android platforms.
David Tillson has joined the stallion sales team at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm and will primarily represent the farm in the southern region of the country.
A team of researchers in China and Australia generated statistics that suggest a mother's influence may actually be more important than a father's influence when it comes to racing ability.
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.
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- Thoroughbred Breeding, Thoroughbred Racing, Northeast Region, Horse Health, Thoroughbred Sales, Handicapping
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.
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- Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Breeding, West Region, Thoroughbred Sales, Breeders' Cup
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.
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