Turf writer and lifelong pedigree enthusiast Marianna Haun, who developed a theory connecting Thoroughbred heart size to the X chromosome, died Feb. 12 after a lengthy illness.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Breeding, Southeast Region, Thoroughbred Sales, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will host a pedigree and conformation clinic March 1 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
A bill that would provide a tax break for Kentucky's horse industry advanced Feb. 10, when the Kentucky House Agriculture Committee unanimously approved HB 112.
The Minnesota Thoroughbred Association Feb. 9 announced several incentives for those who breed in Minnesota, including bonuses for graduates of the MTA auction and a new stakes for eligible 2-year-olds.
Rockridge Stud celebrated a remarkable new arrival on Jan. 24 when Pincesspatseattle foaled a rare white Thoroughbred colt. America's Best Racing took a trip to the New York farm to meet the son of Honorable Dillon.
Wide Range, an 11-year-old half sister to 2015 champion 2-year-old filly Songbird, has been purchased privately in Thailand by Team Valor International, which plans to breed the mare this spring.
Central Kentucky sire Old Fashioned will soon join a number of other U.S. stallions who recently have shipped to the Far East to continue their careers in South Korea.
Grade I winner Strapping Groom, who sustained a career-ending injury at Penn National Race Course in 2014, will begin his stallion career in Panama after selling at the Keeneland January horses of a sale.
The first reported foal for Central Kentucky stallion Strong Mandate is a filly, born Jan. 3 at Pickett Thoroughbreds in Louisiana.
When Rock Sand swept the English Triple Crown series in 1903, many thought him lucky not to have faced Zinfandel.
The first reported foal for Spendthrift Farm stallion Can the Man is a colt born Feb. 3 at Breakaway Farm in Indiana.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Breeding, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky, Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Mid-Atlantic Region
BloodHorse.com is compiling a list of upcoming open house days showcasing stallions for the 2016 breeding season. Open house days will be added to the list below as they are received.
Grade I winner Seek Again, who is standing his first season at stud at Stroud's Lane Farm in Reddick, Fla., will shuttle to Haras Carampangue in Argentina for the Southern Hemisphere season later this year.
The Kentucky Thoroughbred Association and Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders board of directors Feb. 5 released the nominees for 2015 KTA/KTOB Kentucky-bred champions and Broodmare of the Year.
Lane's End will host a stallion season auction and open house to coincide with the upcoming Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Mixed Sale.
Halling, a son of Diesis who provided Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin with some of its earliest success at the group I level, died Feb. 2 at Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket, England, as a result of the infirmities of old age.
The first reported foal for new sire Souper Speedy is a colt out of stakes-placed winner Birsay, by Bold Executive, born Jan. 30 at Jennifer Leuty's Fox Hollow Equestrian Centre in Ontario.
The first edition under the name of The Blood-Horse was identified as Vol. XIII, No. 6, and was dated "Week Ending May 11, 1929."
The first reported foal for Mark Valeski is a chestnut filly out of Ambition Unbridled born Jan. 27 at Susan and John Sykes' Woodford Thoroughbreds Florida near Reddick.
The first reported foal by stakes winner Awesome Bet is a filly, born Jan. 25 at Peach Lane Farms, Opelousas, La.
Panelists discuss changes in stallion market and managing some of the top stallions of the 1980s and '90s.
Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, in comments that helped kick off the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association symposium Feb. 2, said horse racing and breeding in the state is strong, but challenges remain.
The Kentucky Equine Education Project is mobilizing support for House Bill 112, which will provide the same exemption from state sales tax on feed, supplies, and equipment that other agriculture animals receive.
The first reported foal for graded stakes winner and California stallion Northern Causeway is a filly born Jan. 28.
Bob Manfuso, breeder of Maryland-bred Cathryn Sophia, believes the filly can move forward off her scintillating score in the Jan. 30 Forward Gal Stakes (gr. II).
Lady Sheila Stable's La Verdad, the champion female sprinter of 2015, has been retired from racing and will be bred later this year to top sire Medaglia d'Oro.
The keynote address by radio personality and horse owner Jim Rome at OwnerView's Thoroughbred Owner Conference has been downloaded more than 4,000 times since it was delivered at Gulfstream Park Jan. 13.
Texas oilman Mike Rutherford has sold his 250-acre Manchester Farm adjacent to Keeneland Race Course to Brad Kelley's Calumet Farm for $12.5 million.
New York-based sires Bob and John and Musket Man have been sold to stand in 2016 in South Korea.
The Feb. 6, 1954, issue of The Blood-Horse reported the Jan. 30 death of 28-year-old broodmare La Troienne at Greentree Stud.
The unpredictable nature of this business is illustrated by Colonel John, a top-class runner whose fee dropped to $7,500 for 2016 and suddenly has a pair of colts on the Derby Trail.
- By Frank Angst
- Thoroughbred Breeding, Thoroughbred Racing, Northeast Region, International, Midwest Region
Officials from the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society, Ontario Division, and Woodbine Entertainment Group plan to meet in the near future to discuss reductions in Ontario Sire purse bonuses for 2016.
The first two reported foals by grade II winner Rookie Sensation were born at Openwood Farm in Caledon, Ontario this week.
Gov. Brereton Jones' Lovely Maria, winner of the 2015 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), has been sold to Japanese interests, it was confirmed by Jones son, Bret.
The Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation will hold its fifth annual online stallion season auction Feb. 1-7.
The 2016 Ohio Thoroughbred Race Fund will be worth $5.79 million, up 4.2% from last year under a proposal approved by the Ohio State Racing Commission Jan. 26.
The first reported foal by 2013 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Mucho Macho Man arrived Jan. 24 at Sequel Stallions in New York.
The first reported foal by Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner Alpha was born Jan. 28 at Sequel Stallions near Hudson, N.Y.
A colt and filly by hot stallion Curlin posted the two top prices at the 2016 Consignor Preferred Session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company winter mixed sale Jan. 27.
The first foal for stakes winner The Hunk was born Jan. 19 at Broughton Farm in Midland, Texas, owners Jerry and Misti Broughton reported Jan. 27.
Hakassan, winner of the 2012 Chilean Triple Crown and that year's champion 3-year-old in that country, has been imported to the United States to take up stallion duties at Millennium Farms near Lexington.
Atreides, a stakes-winning son of Medaglia d'Oro, sired his first reported foal Jan. 20 at Chuck and Lyra Miller's Rosecrest Farm in Paris, Ky., Hill 'n' Dale Farms announced Jan. 27.
The first reported foal by grade I winner Capo Bastone arrived at Y-Lo Racing Stables in Ocala, Fla. Jan. 23. The foal is a filly out of Y-Lo's homebred Speightstown mare Speightstown Girl.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Breeding, Breeders' Cup, Triple Crown, Kentucky
In record-setting fashion, Triple Crown winner American Pharoah secured the Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky Sportsman of the Year honor Jan. 26.
During the Asian Racing Conference Jan. 25 at the National Sports Club of India in Mumbai, Princess Zahra Aga Khan provided some in-depth thoughts on Thoroughbred breeding, calling for more patience.
Few people in the sport have ever been as genuinely beloved and admired as Bob and Beverly Lewis.
Horsemen Ted Bates, who was associated with a number of Central Kentucky farms over several decades and was a former general manager of Fasig-Tipton Kentucky, died Jan. 22 at the age of 92.
While sales and exports of Irish bloodstock have risen the past several years and betting handle and purses are up, other facets of the Irish Thoroughbred industry show declines.
Kiss the Kid, a 13-year-old Lemon Drop Kid stallion, is standing at Poplar Creek Horse Center in Bethel, Ohio, for a fee of $2,500 this year.
The extraordinary record of Coolmore Stud stallion Galileo was recognized Jan. 23 when he was inducted into the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders' Association's Hall of Fame.
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