Top international sire Montjeu got his 125th black-type stakes winner May 14 when Irish-bred Red Cardinal won a two-mile group stakes at Hoppegarten in Germany.
Arms Runner became the first black-type winner for his sire, Ocala Stud stallion Overdriven, with a 1 1/2-length victory for Rockingham Ranch May 13 in the $101,690 Desert Code Stakes at Santa Anita Park.
Jon and Patience Jazdzewski's Therighttobeararms became the first winner for the late stallion Fast Bullet when she took a maiden claiming race for 2-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs May 11 in her second start.
Averill Racing and CCF Racing Stables' first-time starter wins gate-to-wire by a head.
The Juddmonte Farms homebred won the May 10 Cheshire Oaks at England's Chester Racecourse.
A. Thom Brede, a Thoroughbred breeder and horse show judge, died April 20.
Zenyatta, the only female to win the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) and a 2016 inductee into racing's Hall of Fame, foaled a filly by Medaglia d'Oro May 9
Irish-bred Declarationoflove won at Royal Windsor May 8 in his third start.
In joining the Water Hay Oats Alliance, former U.S. Senator and active Thoroughbred owner and breeder Nicholas F. Brady called on the industry to come together.
But for the toss of a dart, Girvin might not have been foaled and would not be a major contender for this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1).
Siena Farm homebred Admiral Jimmy became the first winner for Spendthrift Farm's freshman sire Jimmy Creed when he took a Gulfstream Park maiden special weight May 3 by 3 1/2 lengths for trainer Todd Pletcher as the even-money favorite.
Two stallions represented in this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) already bear the mantle of Derby-winning sire. Their racing careers and their paths as stallions could not be more different.
With his deep ties to the Garden State, New Jersey is rallying around Wood Memorial Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G2) winner Irish War Cry as he prepares for a start in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) May 6 at Churchill Downs.
A "reasoned gamble" is how Hill 'n' Dale Farms owner John Sikura described the recent deal to acquire the breeding rights to multiple graded stakes winner Irish War Cry ahead of the May 6 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1).
Whispering Oaks went "all-in" on stakes-placed Halo Humor, who brothers Keith and Allen Crupper paid more for than any other broodmare or broodmare prospect in the 17 years they have been breeding Thoroughbreds together.
Kentucky agriculture commissioner Ryan Quarles and some horse industry leaders welcomed an official veterinary team from the People's Republic of China this month in a visit that could help open China to the export of horses from the United States.
Gormley will soon occupy a high-profile place in the history of Castleton Lyons as the first Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) starter produced by the Ryan family's international operation.
One might wonder why the Unbridled sire line has seemed to be spectacular in spurts. Part of the reason could be phenotypical.
Sunny Skies, bred and raced by Nancy Polk's Normandy Farm, won a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight at Keeneland by nine lengths. The filly is trained by Ken McPeek.
Hill 'n' Dale Farms-based stallion Power Broker picked up his first winner April 21 when Jade Girl won a maiden-claiming race at Hipodromo de las Americas in Mexico City.
Fletcher and Carolyn Gray's gritty homebred I'm a Chatterbox will transition into her second career, as a broodmare whose first visit will come this season to Darley stallion Medaglia d'Oro.
The Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association recently announced its Indiana-bred champions and Indiana-bred and sired champions.
Mike Ryan and Gerry Dilger's instincts were dead-on, and resulted in Santa Rosa's second grade 1 winner, Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) victor Always Dreaming.
Cape Cross, a foundation sire of Godolphin and Darley's global breeding operation, has been euthanized due to the complications of old age. He was 23.
Analyze the Odds wins by 4 1/2 lengths at Aqueduct for owner Mike Repole and trainer Todd Pletcher, the same team that raced freshman sire and grade 1 millionaire Overanalyze.
Buy Sell Hold, a Violence filly out of stakes winner Melody Lady, went 4 1/2 furlongs wire-to-wire in :51.84 in the second race April 20 at Keeneland. She is owned by J. Kirk and Judy Robison.
Leslie's Lady, dam of 4-time Eclipse Award champion Beholder and sire Into Mischief, was named the 2016 Broodmare of the Year by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association and Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders.
Baby Zip, the 2005 Broodmare of the Year and dam of grade 1 winners and sires City Zip and Ghostzapper, was euthanized at age 26 due to complications from laminitis, Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Kentucky announced April 20.
The quick bay filly, bred in Kentucky by Brandywine Farm and racing for Donna Hancock and Charles Brown, won a $60,000 maiden special weight April 19 at Keeneland by a length over males.
Bay filly out of the Pulpit daughter Thine won April 19 at Gulfstream Park in her first start.
Geaux Dangerous won in his second start April 18 at Sunland Park.
All This Time won in her first start April 17 by four lengths at Lion d'Angers.
A gallery of stallions from across the country.
Kentucky State Senator Damon Thayer discussed the state of the equine industry during the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association's educational symposium April 17.
A “hidden” sire-line story has emerged in two hemispheres bracketed by one daughter (Winx) and one son (Street Boss). They serve to remind us of how much influence the late Street Cry has exerted on the international breeding scene.
- By Alicia Wincze Hughes
- Thoroughbred Breeding, Thoroughbred Racing, Kentucky, Bloodstock & Markets
Spendthrift Farm stallion Flat Out is batting 1.000 in his young career in the breeding shed after his daughter, the aptly named Flat Drunk, became his first starter and first winner when she captured the first race on the card at Keeneland April 13.
A1A Racing is offering a $250,000 bonus to the breeder of first-year sire Peace and Justice's first non-restricted, black-type stakes winner.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is hosting an open house May 16 at historic Sagamore Farm near Glyndon, Md.
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
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Breeding, International, Thoroughbred Racing, Midwest Region, Northeast Region
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.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Breeding, Thoroughbred Racing, Triple Crown, Kentucky, Southeast Region
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