Sagamore Racing today announced its fifth annual Thoroughbred Naming Contest where fans will have the opportunity to name a two-year-old Sagamore-homebred colt by Street Boss out of Circleofinfluence.
A & A Ranch reported Feb. 13 the loss last month of its improving sire Southwestern Heat due to colic.
Shadwell Stud and leading stallion Dubawi secured another grade 1 victory in America Feb. 11 through the British-bred Almanaar in the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (G1T).
Millennium Farms announced Feb. 10 that the first foal by Chilean-bred Hakassan (Sir Cat—Fusaichi's Angel, by Fusaichi Pegasus) was born Feb. 5 at the farm near Lexington.
Stakes winner and 2016 Preakness Stakes (G1) pacesetter Uncle Lino has been retired from racing to stand stud at Northview PA in Peach Bottom, Pa., according to trainer and co-owner Gary Sherlock.
West Point Thoroughbreds' Suns Out Guns Out, the only son of Empire Maker standing in Florida, has joined Stonewall's Prestige Stallions roster for 2017. He will stand for $2,500.
Graded stakes winner and stallion Cool Coal Man will be exported to Iran to stand at Daniel Stud, according to bloodstock agent Marco Bozzi.
Three-time Eclipse Award winner Royal Delta passed away at age nine earlier this week due to complications from foaling a filly by Galileo at Coolmore Ireland.
Graded record on dirt and speed make him a good fit, say new owners
Son of Unbridled's Song will stand for $2,500 at Strideaway Thoroughbreds
When grade II winner It's No Joke appeared in the Fasig-Tipton February catalog, Canadian breeder Pierre Esquirol saw only potential.
Al Shaqab Racing's Sandiva will likely be making her final start in the $150,000 Suwannee River Handicap (G3T) at Gulfstream Park before being bred to 2016 Donn Handicap (G1) winner Mshawish.
Grade 2 winner I Spent It, who entered stud last year, is being relocated to Merrick Ranches near Sayre, Okla., where he'll stand for $2,500.
California Chrome was named the California-bred Horse of the Year for 2016 at the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association's annual meeting and awards dinner Feb. 8 at the Langham Huntington in Pasadena.
The latest in a line of runners with high expectations resting upon their shoulders arrived Feb. 9 at Summer Wind Farm, when a full brother to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah was born.
Grade 1 winner Connect will stand at Lane's End Farm following his retirement from racing. The son of Curlin is currently in training with Chad Brown at Palm Meadows and is expected to make his 2017 debut this spring.
Leading Oklahoma-based owner Danny Caldwell spied an opportunity when he saw multiple stakes winner Da Stoops being offered this week through the Fasig-Tipton February mixed sale.
Son of Mineshaft bought by agent Marco Bozzi
Millionaire and sire Roman Ruler died Jan. 25 at Haras Vacación in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the farm announced via Facebook. He was 15.
Colt out of Coastal Skimming was born Jan. 30.
Starlight Racing's grade 3 winner Uncle Vinny has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Stonewall's Prestige Stallions near Ocala, Fla. The 4-year-old son of Uncle Mo—Arealhotlover, by Untuttable, will stand for $4,000.
Glen Hill Farm's multiple graded stakes winner Pontchatrain and her Curlin foal died during foaling complications Feb. 4 in Ocala, Fla.
Grade 1 winner Ralis has been retired from racing because of a tendon injury and will participate in the 2017 breeding season, trainer Doug O'Neill said Feb. 4.
Harold Queen's homebred Big Drama has returned to the farm where his stallion career began and will stand the 2017 season at Stonewall's Prestige Stallions near Ocala, Fla.
Curlin to Mischief sired his first foal when Billiondollarbaby dropped a filly Feb. 2 at Rancho San Miguel in San Miguel, Calif.
What is extraordinary is the number of pedigree interrelationships that bind most of the champions.
A second juvenile champion proved Pioneerof the Nile's depth as a sire.
Nutrition is critical for the in-foal broodmare to deliver a healthy foal
Lighthouse Bay, winner of the 2013 Prioress Stakes (G1), has been purchased by Shadai Farm in a deal brokered by Greg Harbut of Harbut Bloodstock.
Crestwood Farm's grade I-winning miler Jack Milton got his first foal Jan. 30, when a colt bred by David Lavoie was born on a farm near Ocala, Fla.
Recent EHV-1 (Equine herpesvirus 1) outbreaks have again focused attention on this nasty disease.
Despite a tenuous situation, Spendthrift Farm general manager Ned Toffey says there is reason for optimism in the prognosis of multiple grade 1 winner Lord Nelson as he battles laminitis.
Two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome is settling in at Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Ky., after arriving Jan. 29. X-rays following his final race are all clear.
Stormy Liberal's Clocker's Corner win hits the century mark
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, Kentucky, International, Southeast Region
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.
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