Thoroughbred Breeding

Thoroughbred stallion and farm news plus pedigree analysis

Recommended List to Clermont

New York graded stakes winner Recommended List has arrived for stallion duty at Tom Cunningham's Clermont Farm near Germantown. N.Y.

Rizzi to Sez Who in New York

Prominent Florida stallion Rizzi is being transferred from Richard Simon's Sez Who Thoroughbreds near Ocala, Fla., to Sez Who North near Stillwater, N.Y.

Darley Stud Fees

Sheikh Mohammed's Darley Stud Management announced 2002 fees for 25 of its 26 stallions, and not unexpectedly some will be going down and some up.

Perigee Moon to Park Stud

Irish group winner Perigee Moon, a half-brother to grade II winner Old Trieste, will enter stud at Michael C. Byrne's Park Stud near Orangeville, Ontario, Canada.

Pennekamp to France

Darley Stud Management stallion Pennekamp, who has stood at Kildangan Stud in Ireland since 1997, will stand the 2002 season under the Darley banner at Haras du Logis in France.

Unbridled: 'A Wonderful Privilege to Be Around'

Dr. Douglar Byars, respected surgeon at the Hagyard-Davidson-McGee equine hospital near Lexington, spoke with The Blood-Horse about the unsuccessful efforts to save Claiborne Farm stallion Unbridled, calling the 1990 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner "the most extraordinary, patient horse I've ever been around."

Pegram: 'Mixed Emotions' Selling Captain Steve to JRA

Mike Pegram, who said multiple grade I winner Captain Steve "took us to a lot of places, from Altoona, Iowa, to Dubai," said he agreed to sell the 4-year-old son of Fly So Free to the Japan Racing Association for $5 million only after efforts to drum up interest among American breeders failed.

Galileo to Stand at Coolmore in 2002

Dual classic winner Galileo, who is set to arrive Oct. 23 in New York for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), will enter stud next year at John Magnier and partners' Coolmore Stud in Ireland.

Grade I Winner Serra Lake Retired

Emory A. Hamilton's homebred Serra Lake has been retired from racing following an unplaced effort in the Oct. 6 Beldame Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park and arrived Oct. 19 at Helen Alexander's Middlebrook Farm near Lexington.

Stallions, Mares Bred Both Decline in 2001

The number of stallions and mares bred in 2001 both decreased, and Thunder Gulch became the first Thoroughbred stallion in North America to cover over 200 mares in one northern hemisphere season. Those were some of the numbers contained in the Report of Mares Bred, which was released Thursday by The Jockey Club.

Mr. Greeley's Fee Rises

Mr. Greeley, who ranks second among third-crop sires by lifetime progeny earnings, had his fee upped from $15,000 to $25,000 for the 2002 breeding season.

Colstar, The Happy Hopper Booked to Point Given

Millionaire Colstar and multiple stakes winner The Happy Hopper have been retired to Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., and are booked to Horse of the Year candidate Point Given, who stands at the farm.

Overbrook Stallion Fees

Shortly after William T. Young's Overbrook Farm announced a $500,000 fee for Storm Cat for 2002, the Lexington nursery came out with its remaining fees.

Major Sire Irish River Pensioned

Graham J. Beck's Gainesway Farm announced that syndicated stallion Irish River has been pensioned and joins fellow pensioned farm stallions Big Spruce, Lyphard, and Stop the Music for a life of leisure.

City Zip to Stud Next Year

Grade I winner City Zip, who might give it a go in the Breeders' Cup, will be retired at the end of the year, according to trainer Linda Rice

MRLS Economic Impact: $336-Million

More than 30% of the anticipated 2002 Thoroughbred foal crop in Kentucky has been wiped out due to mare reproductive loss syndrome, and the economic cost to the state from losses suffered by all horse breeds will total nearly $336 million, according to a study commissioned by Gov. Paul Patton and conducted by the University of Louisville's Department of Equine Business.

Put It Back Retired

Hobeau Farm's grade II winner Put It Back, undefeated in five starts at 3 this year, has been retired due to an injury and will enter stud at Arthur I. Appleton's Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Fla.

Albert the Great Retiring After Classic

Albert the Great, a grade I winner of over $2.5 million, will make his final start in the Oct. 27 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), then retire to stud at Robert Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky. Owner Tracy Farmer will retain 100% interest in the 4-year-old Go For Gin colt. No stud fee was announced.

Badge to Liberty Stud In New York

James Vena's Badge, who ran third in the 1999 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), will be relocated for the 2002 season to Jim and Michaelyn Scott's Liberty Stud in Ghent, N.Y.

Millionaire Secret Status Retired

Millionaire and multiple grade I winner Secret Status has been retired following an unplaced effort in the Oct. 7 Overbrook Spinster Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland.

Cobra King to DunHill

Graded stakes winner Cobra King has arrived at DunHill Stud near Reddick, Fla., where he will stand for $4,000.

Deputy Warlock to Tee-N-Jay

Four-year-old Deputy Warlock, a two-time stakes winner as a juvenile and twice graded stakes-placed, has been purchased by members of the Swales family for stallion duty at their Tee-N-Jay Farm near Jamesburg, N.J.

Classic Cat to Stoneriggs

Millionaire and classic-placed Classic Cat will stand the 2002 season at Robert Slack's Stoneriggs Farm near Morriston, Fla.

Fusaichi Pegasus' Stud Fee Decreased

Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Fusaichi Pegasus, who began his stallion career this year for $150,000 at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., had his fee dropped to $135,000 for the 2002 breeding season.

Sunday Silence Still Tops

Sunday Silence, who topped the Japanese leading sire list by progeny earnings from 1995 to 2000, is steam rolling toward another title.

Millionaire Mutamam Purchased By National Stud

Millionaire Mutamam, whose victory in the Sept. 30 Canadian International Stakes (Can-IT) set him up nicely for his farewell race in the Oct. 27 World Thoroughbred Championships Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), will enter stud at the National Stud in Newmarket, England.

Unbridled Returns to Claiborne Farm

Unbridled returned to the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., at noon today, having been given the go-ahead by veterinarians at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee veterinary clinic. He has made steady progress from two surgeries, the first to remove a mass which proved to be benign, the second to repair a hole at the resection point.

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