Nicanor, the full brother to the late 2006 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) winner Barbaro, got his first winner as a sire when Joseph Besecker's Nicamore sped to a 2 1/4-length victory in a Jan. 28 maiden claiming race at Laurel Park.
His usual self in his stall in Barn 2 at Gulfstream Park the morning of Jan. 29, two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome awaited a scheduled trip to Taylor Made Farm where he will begin his stallion career.
New owner also purchased Pomeroy and Flashy Bull
Multiple grade 2-placed and track record holder Normandy Invasion sired his first foal Jan. 14 when a filly arrived at Hilltop Stables near Deposit, N.Y. The son of Tapit, a Spendthrift stallion, stands at Keane Stud near Amenia, N.Y.
Love the Chase, dam of two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, foaled a Tapit half brother to North America's all-time leading money earner just before midnight Jan. 25.
Repole Stable's stallion Micromanage sired his first foal when graded stakes-placed Stopspendingmaria foaled a filly at Rockridge Stud near Hudson, N.Y., Jan. 23.
Breeder John Liviakis reports the first reported foal from his stallion Young Brian, an impressive winner in his only start, is a colt out of Van Dien Avenue.
Spendthrift Farm’s Palace, the multiple grade 1 winner by City Zip, sired his first reported foal on Jan. 18 when a filly was born at Hilltop Stables in Deposit, NY.
The foal out of Winikins was born Jan. 22 at Claiborne Farm.
Stakes-placed son of Pulpit among 57 black-type horses under the first three dams.
Keen Ice, the 2015 Travers Stakes (G1) victor and only horse to defeat Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in his record setting 3-year-old season, will take up stud duty at the end of his racing career at Calumet Farm.
- By Lenny Shulman
- Thoroughbred Breeding, Thoroughbred Racing, Southeast Region, International, Kentucky
Prince Khalid Abdullah’s Juddmonte Farms enjoyed an excellent 2016 North American season, earning the boutique stable outstanding owner honors for the year.
WinStar Farm’s efforts to expand the quality and scope of its stallion roster and broodmare band starting six years ago paid big dividends in 2016, with the operation’s first Eclipse Award as leading breeder.
Gainesway's three-time grade/group 1 winner Karakontie sired his first reported foal Jan. 19, a filly bred by Jim and Pam Robinson's Brandywine Farm and foaled at their Paris, Ky., property.
Bridlewood Farm's Chitu sired his first reported foal Jan. 6 when a chestnut colt was born at Hacienda De La Oca Farm near Ocala, Fla. The colt is out of the unraced Silver Train mare Hailee's Act.
Spendthrift Farm's Lord Nelson has developed laminitis, which will cause him to miss the 2017 breeding season, the farm announced Jan. 20.
Airdrie Stud's graded stakes-winning millionaire Summer Front got his first foal when a bay filly was born recently at the Midway, Ky., farm.
Grade 3 winner Winning Cause and Box Score, full brother to Temple City, enter stud.
Bred by John Ivory, the bay filly was born Jan. 16 at Milky Way Farm, where Circumference stands.
A Florida-bred bay colt bred by Digole "Dee" Williams is the first reported foal born by Don Dizney's homebred graded stakes sprinter Bahamian Squall.
The English Jockey Club announced Jan. 20 the appointment of Tim Lane to join The National Stud as its new stud manager.
New York legislators say they plan to push back against some of the provisions proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to return NYRA to private hands after nearly five years of a Cuomo-controlled board of directors running the racing corporation.
Who he really is a son of A. P. Indy, already one of the great American sires.
Spendthrift Farm's Danza, winner of the 2014 Arkansas Derby (G1), sired his first reported foal Jan. 15 when a filly was born at Millennium Farms near Lexington, Ky.
The first reported foal by Three Chimneys' stallion Fast Anna was born Jan. 14 at Five Oak Farm in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Ocala Stud's grade 1 winner and top sprinter The Big Beast got his first reported foal, a bay colt born Jan. 3 and bred by Christy Whitman.
The Texas Thoroughbred Association announced its 2016 Texas Champions Jan. 19, and the appropriately named Texas Chrome will be honored as the Texas Horse of the Year.
The grade 1 winner and 8-year-old son of Powerscourt won or placed in 12 graded stakes.
Spendthrift Farm and Churchill Downs have announced an expansion of the Spendthrift Juvenile Stallion Stakes, which will now be run as two divisional races starting in 2017: one for 2-year-old males, and, now, one for 2-year-old fillies.
Maryland-bred Cathryn Sophia has earned the Mid-Atlanic Thoroughbred/The Racing Biz Top Midlantic-bred for 2016.
Mexikoma, a stakes-winning son of Birdstone, has been retired to stud and will stand his first season at Dallas and Donna Keen's Keen Farms in Burleson, Texas. He will stand for a $1,000 fee as property of the Keens.
The Pennsylvania Race Horse Development Fund is producing features on people who have benefitted from the millions of fund dollars invested into local economic development, farm expansion, and job creation.
Darby Dan Farm's Sky Kingdom, a two-time graded stakes winner and track record-setting son of Empire Maker, sired his first reported foal Jan 14, when a filly was born at Ann Marie Farm in Paris, Ky.
The bay filly, bred by trainer Mike Ferraro and Blue Star Stable, was born at Waldorf Farm
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday proposed that the New York Racing Association be returned to private control, but the plan would retain sizeable influence by the governor over its operations.
The first foal by Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner Bayern was born Jan. 16 at Longview Farm near Ashton, Ontario.
Grade 3 winner Metaboss has been retired and will enter stud this year at Harris Farms near Coalinga, Calif., for a fee of $2,000 stands and nurses.
Anyone who doubts Frank Stronach's ability to think big needs only to gaze at the 473-ton steel and bronze statue of Pegasus, the winged stallion of Greek mythology, that captivates visitors as they enter Gulfstream Park.
The first foal by multiple grade 1 winner Palace Malice was born at Three Chimneys in the early morning of Jan. 12.
Grade 1 winner Bradester has been retired to enter stud this year at Valor Farm near Pilot Point, Texas, for a fee of $3,500.
Adena Springs North stallion Silver Max, a seven-time graded stakes winner, sired his first reported foal when a filly was born at Frank Stronach's facility near Ontario, Canada at 4 p.m. Jan. 12.
Spendthrift Farm's Medal Count, the classic-placed, graded stakes-winning son of Dynaformer, sired his first reported foal Tuesday, Jan. 10 when a filly was born at Mallory Farm in Lexington.
Olympian Bode Miller bought the stallion prospect at Keeneland
The family of champion racemare and Hall of Famer Serena's Song continues to produce stakes winners and bring big prices at auction to the delight of the great mare's human connections.
A legal challenge regarding whether the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association could legally administer the state's Thoroughbred breeders' awards was blocked by a district court of appeal decision Jan. 12.
The filly was born Jan. 9 at R Star Stallions.
WinStar Farm's Daredevil sired his first reported foal Jan. 10, when a filly was born at Sugar Maple Farm in Poughquag, N.Y.
The filly out of Set'n On Ready was born Jan. 11
Ashford Stud's grade 1-winning juvenile Competitive Edge sired his first foal the morning of Jan. 11. The chestnut colt is out of the Corinthian mare Spiritual Union and is owned by Erv Woolsey and Ralph Kinder.
The affable Aboughazale recently put down roots in the Bluegrass, purchasing the former Belvedere Farm near Paris, Ky.
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