The Kentucky Horse Council has announced the topic for the May Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA) dinner: Saving Ground—Preserving Kentucky's Horse Country. The dinner will be May 16 at Fasig-Tipton near Lexington.
Spendthrift Farm owner B. Wayne Hughes said he's been waiting for the right son of his marquee stallion Malibu Moon.
The son of Mecke had broken his pelvis and developed colic. He was standing at stud at Oakmont Stables in Arizona.
Swear, the stakes-winning son of Redoute's Choice, and Hit It a Bomb, the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) winner by War Front, are new additions to the roster of five at Spendthrift Australia.
Dortmund, who won the Santa Anita Derby with a relentless effort two years ago, has been retired, owner Kaleem Shah said April 9.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced April 7 that the 47th Annual Eclipse Awards will be held Jan. 25, 2018; the Thursday before the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) at Gulfstream Park.
Fire the Groom, a grade 1 winner who became the producer of group 1 winner Stravinsky, died April 5 at the Hubbard family's Crystal Springs Farm in New Mexico at the age of 30
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Eugene Melnyk, who has earned two Sovereign Awards as Canada's outstanding owner and one as outstanding breeder, is among five inductees on the Thoroughbred side selected for the 2017 Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.
Grade 1 winner, and hero of the group 1 $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen at Meydan Racecourse two weeks ago, Mind Your Biscuits was voted the 2016 New York-bred Horse of the Year.
The Klein family's Cash Control, a five-time stakes winner, has been retired from racing and will take up residence at Clarkland Farm near Lexington, and will be bred this year to Quality Road.
The new Board for the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association (CBA) was installed last week at its most recent Board meeting.
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On Feb. 28, 2014, breeders Pam and Jim Robinson sprung into action to save the life of Unbridled Rage when the 19-year-old broodmare began to hemorrhage while delivering a healthy, leggy colt.
The 2014 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1T) winner Bobby's Kitten will shuttle to Twin Hills Stud in New South Wales from Kirsten Rausing's Lanwades Stud in Newmarket, England, it was announced March 31.
A.P. Indy has a son out there whose own sons have yet to show their potential—and each of the most promising ones has his first foals about to race.
U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, a Kentucky Republican and chairman of the Congressional Horse Caucus, introduced three bills March 30 that would make simple tax code reforms designed to encourage greater investment and participation in the horse industry.
Stakes-placed son of Empire Maker will stand for $1,500.
Tumblebrutus, a grade 2-placed full brother to Giant's Causeway, got his 25th black-type stakes winner March 24 when Chilean-bred Vinocrata won the listed Luis Subercaseaux E. Stakes at Club Hipico de Santiago.
George Rowand, a man who embraced—and for a moment, lived—the Thoroughbred dream as completely as almost anyone, passed away last week.
Dennis Drazin's homebred son of Holy Bull won the the Withers Stakes (G3) and placed in the Betfair.com Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1).
Animo de Valeroso, a 15-year-old unraced son of Pulpit, has been purchased by Daryl and Sally Duncan and will stand at their Duncan Farms near Warsaw, Ohio.
Bertram Klein, who had much success as a breeder and owner along with his late wife, Elaine, and son, Richard, died March 24.
Loooch Racing Stables' Mo Dont No walked away from the annual Ohio Awards Banquet with two divisional championships and was also crowned the 2016 Ohio Horse of the Year sponsored by OwnerView.
Tamarando, the 2013 Del Mar Futurity (G1) winner, has been retired from racing and will enter stud this year at Harris Farms for $2,500 live foal.
Daughter Marea Negra wins 2 1/2-furlong maiden race in Mexico.
Mastery, the undefeated son of Candy Ride who was injured after winning the March 11 San Felipe Stakes (G2), will stand at Claiborne Farm upon his retirement, it was announced March 21.
Three-time grade 1 winner Frosted, the son of leading North American sire Tapit, will join the Darley roster at Northwood Park this year, while Prix Jean Prat (G1) winner Territories, from the family of Street Cry, will shuttle to Kelvinside.
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There will be 15 candidates on the Thoroughbred side on a final ballot for 2017 induction into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, including Sovereign Award-winning trainer Reade Baker and Canada's Horse of the Year in 2000 Quiet Resolve.
Both houses of the Kentucky Legislature have approved a bill that would designate horses as livestock. Once signed by the governor, the new law would provide new benefits and legal consistency.
Two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome will shuttle to Oussama Aboughazale's Sumaya Stud near Santiago, Chile, for the next three seasons, according to announcements March 16 from Taylor Made Farm and Sumaya Stud.
Claiborne Farm stallion Orb enhanced his reputation March 14 when a colt from his first crop was sold for $1.25 million to top the opening session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Two young sires on opposite ends of the globe were rewarded March 11 with first black-type winners—both in graded stakes.
The 24-year-old son of Danehill was champion sire in Britain and Ireland and had a stellar year as a broodmare sire in 2016, having been represented by group 1 winners The Gurkha, Minding, and Alice Springs.
Anne M. Eberhardt spends the day with leading sire Tapit.
Zayat Stables' multiple graded stakes winner Prayer for Relief has been retired and will stand at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Morriston, Fla., the farm's owner said March 10.
Prince Khalid Abdullah's elite breeding operation will support 35 stallions in four countries.
John Robert and Martha Jane Mulholland campaigned 2006 Princess Rooney Handicap (G1) winner Malibu Mint, a daughter of Malibu Moon they privately purchased after her runner-up finish in the 2006 Winning Colors Stakes.
Arrowfield homebred Earth Angel, out of grade 1 winner and Australian champion Miss Finland, won by half a length at first asking March 8 at Ballarat.
The Jockey Club announced March 7 that the 2017 edition of the Fact Book is available in the Resources section of its website at jockeyclub.com.
Glennwood Farm's Tanya Gunther assesses the pedigree of Tamarkuz, a grade 1 winner and entering year sire of 2017 who was bred and raised on her family's farm.
The dark bay filly, born Feb. 17, is out of Roanoke mare Screamer and bred by Christine and Jay Hayden.
Dowsing, an unraced 4-year-old from the family of Domedriver, will stand at Holden Farm for $10,000.
Horsewoman Patricia Headley Green, who also owned racing silks producer Silks Unlimited, died March 3 in Lexington. She was 89.
Mary "Bay" Schiffer, who with her late husband, Ken, founded Hat Ranch in Wyoming and Hat Ranch West in California, died Feb. 28 in Buffalo, Wyo. She was 102.
E Z's Gentleman is standing his first season in Ohio at Duncan Farm
During the past decade Argentina's stallion profile has become overwhelmingly North American, with a paucity of indigenously bred stallions able to succeed as more refined specimens made their way to the Pampas.
Tom Hamm, the general farm manager at the Taylor family's Taylor Made Stallions, will become the general manager for Mandy Pope's Whisper Hill Farm near Ocala, Fla., later this year.
Multiple grade 1 winner and third-crop sire Giant Oak passed away March 1 due to complications related to a neurological condition. The 11-year-old son of Giant's Causeway stood at Millennium Farms and had not yet covered any mares this year.
Over 275 horsemen and horse racing enthusiasts filled the fourth floor Emerald Downs banquet rooms on Saturday evening, February 25, in celebration of the 2016 Washington champion runners.
The son of Pioneerof the Nile will stand the 2017 southern hemisphere season for AUS$66,000.
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