Racing, like football, is a game of inches, a sport wherein slight margins can mean the difference between glory and defeat. An example was the Nov. 12 Discovery Handicap (gr. II) at Aqueduct. By inches—a nose, in fact—the stakes went to Dynaformer.
Ramsey Farm announced Nov. 9 that its flagship stallion Kitten's Joy's fee will remain unchanged at $100,000 for the 2017 breeding season.
Two-time grade I winner Jeranimo will stand the 2017 breeding season at John Harris's Harris Farms near Coalinga, Calif.
When his daughter Finest City pulled off the upset in the Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I), she became the fourth Breeders' Cup winner sired by City Zip in the last three years.
Grade I-winning millionaire Haynesfield has been acquired by Climax Stallions, a new venture of Bob and Sean Feld, and will be relocated to Rancho San Miguel for the 2017 breeding season.
True Sweetheart wired a field of 11 2-year-old fillies at first asking Nov. 8 at Parx Racing, becoming the first winner for her sire, Uptowncharlybrown, with an emphatic 10-length victory.
California Chrome, the 2014 Horse of the Year, will stand his first season at Taylor Made Farm in 2017 for an advertised fee of $40,000, Taylor Made president Duncan Taylor confirmed Nov. 8 during the opening session of the Keeneland November sale.
Multiple grade I winner Fort Larned will relocate from Florida back to Adena Springs Kentucky near Paris, Ky., along with King's Bishop (gr. I) winner Capo Bastone and City Wolf, the graded stakes-winning half brother to Ghostzapper and City Zip.
Wilburn, a grade II-winning son of Bernardini, has been relocated to Lori and Francisco Bravo's River Oaks Farms near Sulphur, Oklahoma.
Baffled, a daughter of Distorted Humor, sold for $3.5 million to John Malone's Bridlewood Farm at the Fasig-Tipton November sale. She is in foal to leading North American sire Tapit.
Shadwell Stable's Tamarkuz, a convincing winner of the Nov. 4 Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) has been retired and will stand 2017 at Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Farm near Lexington. The son of Speightstown's fee will be $12,500.
Godolphin's 4-year-old homebred son of Tapit won the Mohegan Sun Metropolitan Handicap by a record 14 1/4 lengths this year. He will stand for $50,000 stands and nurses.
American Pharoah's fee is private, while Uncle Mo's has doubled to $150,000. European champion Air Force Blue will stand for $25,000 in his first year, while reverse shuttler Vancouver will stand for $15,000.
Leading the roster are Creative Cause, Cairo Prince, and Majesticperfection at $15,000.
With a solid position atop the leading freshman sire list, Union Rags has had his stud fee raised to $50,000 for the 2017 breeding season, according Lane's End.
The racing days of Beholder have finally drawn to a close, as Spendthrift Farm officially announced the 6-year-old’s retirement Nov. 6, two days after her thrilling victory over Songbird in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (gr. I).
Ontario-bred Vanish wins the Clarendon Stakes at Woodbine by a nose.
Coolmore's son of Sadler's Wells set a new single-season record with nine starters in this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Flintshire will be supported by an ownership group that includes Hill 'n' Dale Farms, S.F. Bloodstock, China Horse Club and Juddmonte Farms.
Eaton Sales announced today that trainer Jack Sisterson, assistant to Doug O'Neill, has accepted a position with the consignment company and will start his employment as account executive during the upcoming Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sales.
Champion Will Take Charge's fee held steady at $30,000
WinStar Farm will launch Nov. 4 its new WinStar Incentive Network (WIN), a new rewards program for the breeders of WinStar-sired racehorses that goes into effect in time for this week’s Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita Park.
With five starters in the Breeders' Cup, Hill 'n' Dale Farm set Curlin's 2017 fee at $150,000.
Dialed In and Shackleford set at $15,000.
Stud fees for Medaglia d'Oro and Bernardini unchanged at $150,000 and $100,000, respectively.
Into Mischief's fee rises, while Malibu Moon's drops
The grade I-winning son of Pleasant Tap out of the same family as Nyquist will stand for $4,000.
This year's Kentucky Derby winner and son of Uncle Mo will enter stud at Darley at Jonabell near Lexington. He'll stand for $40,000.
The 4-year-old son of Flatter and multiple graded stakes winner will enter stud in 2017 with a $10,000 fee.
Grade I winner Sidney's Candy, who has stood at WinStar Farm since 2012, will take up permanent residence at Ricardo Benedicto's Haras La Pasion in Argentina where he will stand during the Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
Westrock Stables' son of Medaglia d'Oro will start one more time this year.
The upcoming mixed sales in Kentucky will be the first time we will be able to see a cornucopia of weanlings from stallions that entered stud in 2015.
HnR Nothhaft Horse Racing's Living The Life (IRE) has been retired and will not run in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I), trainer Gary Mandella said Oct. 27.
The Breeders' Cup announced today the introduction of the Breeders' Edition of the Breeders' Cup World Championship Trophy, which will be awarded to the breeder of the winner of each of the 2016 World Championship races.
Dolphus C. Morrison, breeder and initial owner of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, died Oct. 26 in Columbia, Mo. after a long illness.
This week is a recap of the 1988 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Churchill Downs, written by Kimberly Herbert with the headline "Mile After Mile" from the 1988 BloodHorse Breeders' Cup special issue.
Drosselmeyer, one of only eight horses to win an American classic and the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), has been purchased by Stud TNT and will remain in Brazil to stand stud.
Spendthrift Farm's two best current racehorses will almost surely make their final runs on the racetrack during the Breeders' Cup Nov. 4-5 at Santa Anita Park.
The 2017 entering-year son of Medaglia d'Oro will stand for $20,000. California Chrome's 2017 fee will be decided after the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
Dual group I winner Twilight Son has retired from racing and will stand in 2017 at Cheveley Park Stud in Newmarket.
Fastinating Allie hit the wire first in a six furlong race at Zia Park Oct. 24 to become the first winner for Monterey Jazz.
Cinco Charlie, a graded stakes-winning juvenile by Indian Charlie, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm in Kentucky.
Epsom Derby and Irish Derby winner Harzand will enter stud in 2017 at the Aga Khan's Gilltown Stud
Multiple stakes winner Mosler will stand at Country Life Farm in 2017 for $4,000.
Pioneerof the Nile, sire of 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) victor Classic Empire, will head up WinStar Farm's 22-stallion roster in 2017 and stand for an advertised fee of $110,000.
John C. Oxley's 2001 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Monarchos died the morning of Oct. 22, after displaying signs of internal discomfort Oct. 21 and undergoing emergency surgery to repair a ruptured intestine. He was 18.
Brava Stable's Louisiana-bred filly gets up to win by a head Oct. 20 at Delta Downs.
Grade I winner Nobiz Like Shobiz arrived Oct.11 at Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement farm in Georgetown, Ky.
Dr. Warren Center's Center Hills Farm buys a half-interest in the son of Indian Charlie.
Maybe it was the extra distance or maybe it was the sloppy going, but in his third start Hotfoot became freshman sire Aikenite's first winner with a 9 1/2-length gate-to-wire romp in a $62,500 maiden claiming race Oct. 21 at Belmont Park.
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