The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association will hold a stallion season auction Dec. 12 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (PST) with all proceeds to benefit the CTBA's political action committee.
Northview Stallion Station has purchased a 50% interest in Lion Hearted from Odgen Mills Phipps and will stand the graded stakes-placed son of Storm Cat at their facility near Chesapeake City, Md.
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Kline, formerly of Dixiana Farm, purchased Spendthrift in partnership.
West By West, sixth-leading third crop sire in the U.S., is among three stallions destined for Turkey, if negotiations are completed. The other two are Fantastic Fellow and Marlin, according to Narvick International, which is helping engineer the deal with the Turkish Jockey Club.
Stakes winners Talkin Man and P. T. Indy will stand the 2001 breeding season at Andy and Sonja McKinnon's Anson Stud Farm near Caledon, Ontario, Canada.
Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Commendable has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Dr. and Mrs. John Chandler's Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington. He won two of 12 starts and earned $907,470 for owners Robert and Beverly Lewis.
Prominent Central Kentucky stallion Green Dancer has been pensioned because of the infirmities of old age and will live out his retirement at Graham J. Beck's Gainesway Farm near Lexington.
Brave Act, who earned $1,498,784 of his career total of $1,546,269 for Sidney Craig, has been sold and will stand the 2001 breeding season at A. F. O'Callaghan's Tally-Ho Stud in Ireland.
Pensioned Florida stallion Princely Pleasure died Nov. 22 at age 29 at Bob Candow's Bolaro Farm near Ocala, Fla.
Halo, the leading North American sire in 1983 and 1989, died of an apparent heart attack Tuesday morning at Arthur Hancock's Stone Farm near Paris, Ky. The horse, pensioned since 1997, was 31 years old. Among the 62 stakes winners sired by Halo were 1989 Horse of the Year Sunday Silence and 1983 Kentucky Derby winner Sunny's Halo.
Grade I stakes-placed Western Expression will enter stud at Highcliff Farm near Delanson, N.Y., for a fee of $10,000 live foal.
Retired trainer Arnold Fink, who conditioned millionaire Mercedes Won, died Nov. 23 at a Canandaigua, N.Y., hospital.
Millionaire More Than Ready has been retired from racing and will enter stud for $25,000 live foal at Vinery Kentucky near Lexington, Ky.
Azalea Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III) winner Cassidy has been retired from racing and will be bred to Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Cat Thief, according owner Peter J. Mirabelli.
Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner War Chant will not start in Sunday's Early Times Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park and will be retired to enter stud beginning next year, owner-breeder Irving Cowan confirmed Wednesday.
Always Fair, who is represented by 11 stakes winners, will stand next breeding season at Joe and Anne McMahon's McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds near Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Grade II winner Supremo will stand the 2001 season at Blue Ridge Farm near Upperville, Va., for a fee of $4,000.
French group winner Dansili, who came close to winning the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), will stand at Khalid Abdullah's Banstead Manor Stud in England.
Grade II winner Commitisize, who was a graded stakes winner four consecutive years, has arrived at Sean and Barbara Kelly's Wycombe House Stud near Ocala, Fla., where he will stand for $4,500 live foal.
Prominent New York stallion Dixie Brass will stand the 2001 breeding season at James F. Edwards' The Stallion Park in Millbrook, N.Y.
Diane and Guy Snowden's Edgewood Stakes winner Solar Bound has been retired due to a severe episode of pulmonary bleeding during an allowance race at Churchill Downs on Wednesday.
Irving and Marjorie Cowan announced Friday that Breeders' Cup Mile winner War Chant will be retired to enter stud at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm for the 2001 breeding season. He will stand for a live foal fee of $75,000. Cowan said it has not been decided whether War Chant will run in the Hollywood Derby (gr. I) on Nov. 26 or if he has made his last start.
The breeding shed and barns at what was Ben P. Walden's Jr.'s Vinery might look awfully familiar to 11-year-old stallions Shuailaan and Furiously.
Millionaire and grade I winner More Than Ready, who is scheduled to enter stud in 2001 at Vinery near Lexington, will close out his career in the Nov. 25 Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct.
John T.L. Jones Jr's Walmac International announced that multiple grade II sprint winner Successful Appeal will enter stud at Walmac-South near Ocala, Fla., and stand for $5,000 live foal.
Frank Stronach's Adena Springs announced that millionaire Golden Missile will stand for $30,000 live foal in 2001 at Adena Springs Kentucky near Midway.
The program, which rewards state-breds, was implemented this year at Calder Race Course
Graded stakes winner Crowd Pleaser has arrived at Northview Stallion Station near Chesapeake City, Md., where he will stand the 2001 breeding season for $3,500 live foal.
Grade I winner and millionaire Wallenda has been sold and will stand in 2001 at Zenkichi Hashimoto's Toyosato Stallion Center in Japan.
Graded stakes winner Millions will enter stud at Joe and Anne McMahon's McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds near Saratoga Springs, N.Y., for $2,500 live foal.
Alice Chandler of Mill Ridge Farm announced that 1999 champion and Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Anees will take up stud duty for $15,000 live foal at the Lexington farm on behalf of a syndicate.
Stakes winner Slew the Slewor, a half-brother to French champion and successful sire Groom Dancer, has arrived for stallion duty at Elizabeth Mateo's Premier Sporthorses near Alpharetta, Ga.
Millionaire Bourbon Belle has been retired from racing following surgery at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee Associates near Lexington.
Grade I winner Honest Lady, who closed out her career with a runner-up effort in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), has arrived at Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms near Lexington.
Graded stakes winner Adcat, a son of Storm Cat who has $415,597 in earnings, will enter stud for $5,000 live foal at Michael Sherman's Farnsworth Farms near Ocala, Fla.
Honest Lady, whose powerful stretch run in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) fell a half-length short of catching Kona Gold, has been retired to Juddmonte Farms, trainer Bobby Frankel said.
Aaron and Marie Jones' millionaire Riboletta, who would have figured strongly in the battle for Horse of the Year honors if she had won the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), has been retired from racing because of a suspensory injury suffered during the race.
The connection between the Breeders' Cup races and stud fees for the upcoming breeding season became readily apparent when Irish-based Coolmore Stud announced that it was raising its fees for two of its established stallions -- Honour and Glory and Thunder Gulch -- and for an incoming stallion -- Giant's Causeway -- from previously published prices.
Globe-trotting millionaire Running Stag will enter stud for a fee of $10,000 live foal at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Kentucky near Midway. The 6-year-old horse raced for Richard Cohen and was bought privately by Adena Springs.
Ten-year-old stallion Desert Secret has been purchased by Eastridge Farms and will stand at that Hemet, Calif., farm starting in 2001.
Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Fusaichi Pegasus, who closed out his career with a sixth-place finish in the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), will stand for $150,000 at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.
Millionaire Down the Aisle has been retired and will enter stud for a fee of $5,000 at Bruce Kline and Mary Lou Wibel's Dixiana Farm near Lexington. He captured this year's United Nations Handicap (gr. IT) in course-record time, plus the Bougainvillea (gr. IIIT), and Kentucky Cup Turf Handicaps.
Four-year-old Cat Thief, who won the 1999 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), has arrived at William T. Young's Overbrook Farm near Lexington, where he will start the 2001 breeding season for $35,000 live foal.
Jeanne G. Vance's Lemon Drop Kid, who concluded his career with a fifth-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Classic, arrived at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm on Sunday. The colt, who was bred by Farish and W. S. Kilroy, was foaled at Lane's End near Versailles, Ky.
Stakes winner Cossack Fighter will enter stud as the property of Susan Clark at Wayne and Carol Proctor's Caraway Farms near Gilford, Ontario, Canada.
Frank Stronach's Adena Springs announced that grade I turf winner Explosive Red will be relocated to Adena Springs Canada near Aurora, Ontario, from Adena Springs South in Florida.
Stakes winner Repriced, who has $1.6 million in 2000 progeny earnings, has been moved to John Phillips' Darby Dan Farm near Lexington, where he will stand for $7,500 live foal.
A 4-year-old son of Mr. Prospector, Pin Stripe will enter stud at Dr. William Solomon's Pin Oak Lane Farm near New Freedom, Pa.
Veteran stallion Believe It, who finished third to Affirmed and Alydar in the 1978 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), will be relocated to John Sykes' Cloverleaf Farms II near Reddick, Fla., for the 2001 breeding season.
Aqueduct track-record holder Carry My Colors and graded stakes-placed Brushed On will enter stud at Thomas Cunningham and partners' Clermont Farm near Germantown, N.Y.
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