When Carleigh Fedorka joined the Chesapeake Farm staff in front of a TV to watch a promising homebred earn his first career victory by 13 3/4 lengths in March 2009, she had no idea how deeply she'd eventually be connected to the big gray gelding.
Bob McCreery, breeder of a pair of European classic winners, died Dec. 24, reported Racing Post. He was 86.
Beginning Jan. 1, BloodHorse will update its style for reporting group and graded stakes to conform with the International Cataloguing Standards.
A look at some of the horses named for the holidays.
In open letter to the industry, Jockey Club president James Gagliano calls for support of improved out-of-competition testing rules.
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. Following is the series' second feature.
We looked at the eight stallions in the entire Harlan sire line as well as Storm Cat and Storm Bird and discovered that except for Storm Cat and one descendant of Harlan’s Holiday, this tribe rubs elbows very closely phenotypically.
Stallion Register has chronicled the sire lines through the century
Jess's Dream, a winning 4-year-old son of Horses of the Year Curlin and Rachel Alexandra, has been retired to J. Michael O'Farrell's Ocala Stud in Ocala, Fla., where he'll stand in 2017 for a fee of $5,000 (stands and nurses).
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. Today's feature is on Sandee Martin.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Breeding, Industry Press Releases, Breeders' Cup, International
Powered by victories from Highland Reel (IRE) in the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1), Coolmore Stud has won the John Deere Award as outstanding breeders of the 2016 Breeders' Cup Challenge Series and the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Stonestreet Stable's homebred grade I winner Tara's Tango has been retired to the farm's broodmare band, bloodstock agent John Moynihan confirmed Dec. 20.
Nasrullah and his son, Bold Ruler, dominated the sire list for nearly 20 years
The 2016 Thoroughbred Mares Bred Report shows what stallions North American mares were bred to in 2016 as reported to The Jockey Club. The chart lists all stallions that bred at least one mare.
Laoban, who broke his maiden when he captured the July 30 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) by 1 1/4 lengths, has been retired due to a soft tissue injury and will enter stud at Sequel Stallions in New York, co-owner Mike Moreno said Dec. 14.
- By Alicia Wincze Hughes
- Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Breeding, Kentucky, Bloodstock & Markets
Graded stakes winner Lady Shipman, an Eclipse Award finalist in 2015 for champion female sprinter, has been retired to Taylor Made Farm and will be bred to Coolmore Stud stallion Uncle Mo in 2017.
Hurricane Run, winner of the 2005 Lucien Barriere Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) and Cartier Horse of the Year, has died at the age of 14.
Stallion Register, Global Stallion app hit the streets
Soul Stirring solidified her place atop Japanese racing with a 1 1/4-length score in the Dec. 11 Hanshin Juvenile Fillies (Jpn-I) and became her sire's first grade I winner.
Trainer Jonathan Thomas has found a home at Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Fla., which allows him farm time as well as continued racetrack work.
Thewayyouare, sire of 2014 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) runner-up Toast of New York, has moved from Coolmore Stud to Haras de Corlay for the 2017 breeding season.
Keane Stud near Amenia, N.Y. has announced the fees for its entire 2017 stallion roster, which again will be headed up by Frost Giant, the state's leading sire of 2-year-olds.
Dutchess Views Farm near Pine Plains, New York has announced the 2017 fees for its roster of stallions, which includes two of this year's leading New York sires, Big Brown and Bellamy Road.
Firing Line, who won the 2015 Sunland Derby (gr. III) by 14 1/4 lengths and was runner-up to American Pharoah in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will enter stud at Crestwood Farm near Lexington in 2017.
Halo is still exerting an influence on four continents through just two sons.
Trainer Jesus Mendoza took out his winning ticket to show he believed in his filly, no matter what her price was on the Los Alamitos Race Course tote Dec. 8.
Peace and Justice, a three-time winning miler by War Front, will stand at Diamond B Farm in Pennsylvania for 2017, according to agent Steve Young.
Keeneland has cataloged 1,892 horses for its 2017 January horses of all ages sale, to be held Jan. 9-13 in Lexington.
BloodHorse and Weatherbys announced today they have jointly developed a free Global Stallions app that is now available for Apple and Android phones and tablets.
Northwest Stud of Ocala, Fla., announced the 2017 fees for its roster of stallions, which includes Gone Astray, Duke of Mischief, and Wrote.
On a cold day in early December D. Wayne Lukas made the 1 1/2-hour trip from Louisville, Ky. to Georgetown to catch up with the son of Summer Squall that he'd saddled to a surprise victory in the 1999 Kentucky Derby (gr. I).
In terms of an emerging force as a broodmare sire, 2016 season has been the year of the kid: Lemon Drop Kid, that is.
J J Brevan Stable's Chance of Luck dug in late to win the $100,000 Inaugural Stakes Dec. 3 at Tampa Bay Downs and become the first black-type stakes winner for sire Skipshot.
Ballybrit Stable's Dynatail became the first winner for 2012 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint winner Hightail when she broke her maiden at fourth asking with a wire-to-wire run Dec. 3 at Tampa Bay Downs.
Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Cathryn Sophia has been retired and will be sent to Pioneerof the Nile in 2017, SF Bloodstock’s Tom Ryan announced Dec. 2.
Anchor Down, a multiple graded stakes-winning miler by Tapit who defeated eventual Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) victor Tamarkuz in the Kelso Handicap (gr. II), has been retired and will enter stud at Gainesway.
V. E. Day, winner of the 2014 Travers Stakes (gr. I), has been retired and will enter stud at Waldorf Farm near North Chatham, N. Y. He will stand for an introductory price of $6,500 in 2017.
Greg and Jo Griffin's Lime Country Thoroughbreds will expand and take over the operation Feb. 15 of prominent owner and breeder Dato Tan Chin Nam's Think Big Stud.
A look back at A Gleam winning 1952 Westerner Stakes as well as pedigree information on the daughter of *Blenheim II.
Protonico, a four-time graded stakes-winning son of Giant's Causeway, has been retired and will stand the 2017 breeding season at Taylor Made Stallions in Kentucky for a fee of $6,500.
Arnold Zetcher's Firing Line, runner-up to eventual Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in last year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been retired from racing. A stud deal has not yet been arranged.
The grade I-winning son of Mineshaft is being syndicated for 50 shares and will stand for an introductory fee of $10,000.
Though Jet Phone was not the brightest star on Valor Farm's roster, the homebred Texas stallion who died Nov. 27 shortly after developing kidney and liver problems will be sorely missed.
The grade I-placed winner will be the first son of Pioneerof the Nile to stand in Florida.
Nebraska horsemen Robert "Red" Lee, who was the key figure in launching Horsemen's Park in 1998 in Omaha, died Nov. 26 in Silver Creek, Neb. He was 88 years old.
For the third consecutive season, Tapit has broken his own the single-season progeny earnings record.
The 2016 renewal of the Tattersalls December mares sale combines the best of British and Irish bloodstock with significant consignments from throughout Europe.
Champion Untapable, winner of the 2014 Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), will be bred to unbeaten champion Frankel for her initial mating in 2017, according to David Fiske, manager of owner Winchell Thoroughbreds.
Spendthrift Farm, one of the Thoroughbred industry's leading breeding farms, has made a generous donation of $30,000 to Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, Ky.
Passing almost unnoticed in early October was the death of Quiet American, one of the most intriguingly successful, yet somewhat overlooked, members of a tribe whose physical attributes have revolutionized racing and breeding in North America.
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