Behind his homebred Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, Ahmed Zayat's Zayat Stables secured the Eclipse Award in the outstanding breeder category.
Michel Henochsberg, breeder of 1983 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) winner and influential producer Urban Sea, died Jan. 15 at age 69 after battling cancer, Racing Post reports.
The Thoroughbred Owners of California board of directors has appointed Samantha Siegel to fill a vacancy on the board created by the recent resignation of George Todaro.
Keeneland's January sale featured a robust upper market in Book 1, but that didn't prevent declines in average and median at the end of the five-day auction, which saw a continuation of 2015's finicky market.
The New York Thoroughbred Breeders Inc.'s annual stallion season auction is scheduled for Jan. 18-20, with the offerings available for viewing online at Starquine.com.
St. Jovite, Virginia Kraft Payson's homebred 1992 European Horse of the Year, died Jan. 9 at Michael Keogh's Baysax Manor Stud in The Curragh, Ireland, due to the infirmities of age.
Keeneland's January mixed sale ended its fourth of five sessions with figures lower across the board for the first time this week, as $102,000 broodmare Prom Time and a $100,000 Super Saver colt led proceedings.
Tidal Volume, a stakes-winning son of leading stallion Tapit, sired his first reported foal, a filly out of the Woodman mare Runawayskye, Jan. 7.
The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New Jersey will conduct its annual stallion season auction beginning at 9 p.m. ET, Jan. 15 through 4 p.m., Jan. 17.
The first reported foal for multiple grade/group I winner Magician was foaled Jan. 13 when the Nayef mare Proximity produced a bay colt at Curraghmore Farm in Canada.
New buyer Fifth Avenue Bloodstock purchased $240,000 Ready for Romance, one of two six-figure lots, as the Keeneland January sale's third session produced more gains in average and median.
- By Evan Hammonds
- Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Breeding, Southeast Region, Breeders' Cup, Triple Crown
With the 45th Eclipse Awards taking place Jan. 16 at Gulfstream Park, it's remarkable the changes in the event--and coverage--since the inaugural "Winners Circle" dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York in 1972.
$500,000 broodmare Roan Inish led gains in average and median at the Keeneland January mixed sale's second session, which sellers continued to describe as selective and buyers described fierce competition for top lots.
The first reported foal by grade I winner Cross Traffic is a colt born Jan. 10 at Red River Farm near Coushatta, La.
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Virginia Kraft Payson sprang for three horses from the Sarah J. Leigh estate's dispersal, including session-topper Summer Solo for $700,000, to boost Keeneland January's opening session.
Exchange Rate, who has stood at Three Chimneys Farm for the last nine years and has sired 68 stakes winners, was euthanized Jan. 11.
Mister Lucky Cat, a half brother to grade I winner Girolamo and to grade II winner Daydreaming, has joined the stallion roster at Oklahoma Equine Reproductive Center near Washington, Okla.
Revolutionary, WinStar's multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire, sired his first reported foal Jan. 8, when a filly was born at Rancho Ballena near Ramona, Calif.
Stroud's Lane Farm has launched a commercial stallion operation near Reddick, Fla., and will offer mare owners a trio of new stallions for the 2016 breeding season.
For the third consecutive year, Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey topped the individual breeders list in North America in 2015 with $9,399,425 in earnings.
Citing some revenue reductions, as well as the success of the program itself, the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders' Association has informed members that breeder award rates will be cut by 2% later this year.
Peace Burg, listed in the catalog as the only mare at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale in foal to leading sire War Front, has been withdrawn after producing a filly from that mating.
Robert Holley, a former member of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club, died at age 74, Monday, Jan. 4 in Lexington.
Spendthrift Farm's Shakin It Up, winner of the Malibu (gr. I), Strub (gr. II), and San Vicente (gr. II) stakes, sired his first reported foal late Jan. 6, when a colt was born at Brandywine Farm in Paris, Ky.
Keeneland's January mixed sale, which runs Jan. 11-15, features a larger catalog and the prospect of bargain shopping at a time when the marketplace for mares and young stock has been highly selective.
Joe and Helen Barbazon's Pleasant Acres will inaugurate its new stallion facility in Morriston, Fla., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and gala from 6-10 p.m. (ET) Jan. 16.
Three Chimneys Farm announced Jan. 7 that Jacob West has been appointed as director of bloodstock services, a new division created to expand the farm's commercial reach for its growing customer base.
A total of 1,796 horses have been cataloged to the January horses of all ages sale which runs through Friday, Jan. 15.
Matt Lyons, vice president and general manager of Woodford Thoroughbreds, announced Jan. 7 new staff assignments at the Woodford farm operations in Kentucky and Florida.
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance said it received funding from 20 farms in 2015 through stud fees from 119 Thoroughbred stallions. The stallions' connections pledged to donate 25% or more of the advertised stud fee.
Aly Strainer has been named the Director of Marketing & Membership at the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Thoroughbred Breeding, Thoroughbred Racing, Southeast Region, Breeders' Cup, Triple Crown
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is a finalist in the Horse of the Year and 3-year-old male categories for the 2015 Eclipse Awards, recognizing excellence in Thoroughbred racing.
The first reported foal by grade I winner and Spendthrift Farm stallion Itsmyluckyday is a filly born Jan. 4 at Lake Hamilton Equine in Royal, Ark.
As the days count down to California Chrome's comeback in the Jan. 9 San Pasqual (gr. II), the defending Horse of the Year's dam continued her own journey with a trip to Kentucky, where she'll be bred to Tapit.
Heinz Weil, founder of the successful German stud Gestut Etzean, has died at the age of 88, Racing Post reports.
The 26th annual Thoroughbred Charities of America Stallion Season Auction began Jan. 4, offering stallion seasons, experiences, halters, and other auction items.
Three-time grade II winner Fed Biz sired his first reported foal Jan. 3 when a dark bay or brown filly was born at Brandywine Farm near Paris, Ky.
Hampton Court, a track record-setting group I winner in Australia, will shuttle to Spendthrift Farm near Lexington to stand the 2016 breeding season.
Elusive Bluff, a 10-year-old son of Elusive Quality who won both career starts, has been relocated to Southern Indiana Equine near Austin, Ind., for the 2016 breeding season.
California's top freshman sire of 2015 is Rancho San Miguel resident Slew's Tiznow, whose runners banked $185,537 during the year.
Young sire Honorable Dillon wasted no time, as his first foal, a colt, was born the morning of Jan. 1 at Waldorf Farm in North Chatham, N.Y.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Thoroughbred Breeding, Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, Kentucky
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has announced the 2016 schedule for its seminars and clinics.
Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla., has set fees for its 2016 stallion roster, which is led by successful freshman sire Big Drama who will see his stud fee increased from $10,000 in 2015 to $15,000 (stands and nurses) in 2016.
Darley announced Dec. 30 that freshman sire of 2015 Regal Ransom was euthanized Dec. 29 because of complications from colic. Regal Ransom, by Distorted Humor, was 9 years old.
Pensioned stallion Fuji Kiseki, sire of a number of good runners in Japan and elsewhere, including four champions, has died at the age of 23 at Shadai Farm.
Magna Graduate, the sire of Iowa Derby (gr. III) winner Jessica's Star, has been relocated to Dr. Robert Zoellner's Rockin' Z Ranch near Beggs, Okla., for the 2016 breeding season.
Winner of the 2009 and 2010 editions of the Sword Dancer Invitational (gr. IT) got off the mark as a sire when Kisskiss Telltell won her debut Dec. 27 in the sixth race at Tampa Bay Downs.
2010 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IIT) victor gained his first winner when Australian-bred Gasoline won at Ellerslie in New Zealand Dec. 26.
Bellamy Road has moved to Dutchess Views Farm near Pine Plains, N.Y., where he will stand the 2016 breeding season for $7,500.
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