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, Thoroughbred Racing, International, 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, Southeast Region, Kentucky
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.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- International, Thoroughbred Breeding, Thoroughbred Racing, Northeast Region, Midwest Region
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.
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