Saratoga grade II winner War Front came through with his first winner when his daughter Action Nine won July 23 at Woodbine.
High Brite, the sire of 33 stakes winners, was euthanized July 17 at John Harris' Harris Farms in Coalinga, California due to the infirmities of age.
Henny Hughes came through with his first winner when his son Dalamar scored July 21 at Delaware Park.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
The cross that produced Swaps Stakes surprise winner Skipshot appears to be based on an affinity of Skip Away for Halo-line mares.
Salt Lake, a successful stallion first in Kentucky and then in California, was euthanized July 20. He stood at the Mabee family's Golden Eagle Farm near Ramona, Calif.
Robin Scully's Clovelly Farms will disperse its stock at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. The Lexington farm will sell approximately 35 head consisting of mares, weanlings, and racing stock.
Millionaire Smooth Air, who won or placed in a dozen stakes as a homebred for Mount Joy Stables, has been retired from racing for stallion duty.
Grade I winner and millionaire Macho Again has been retired from racing and sold for stallion duty to Haras Gran Derby in Venezuela.
Graded stakes winner Sing Baby Sing has been retired from racing and will enter stud in 2011 at William S. Farish's Lane's End Texas near Hempstead, Texas.
Grade II winner Star Dabbler sired his first winner when his daughter Aba Dabbler won July 15 at Penn National in her second outing after placing in her first start.
Champion and classic winner Bernardini came through with his first winner when his daughter A Z Warrior won at Hollywood Park July 15 in her first start.
Soviet Sojourn, a graded stakes winner and dam of successful sire Indian Charlie, was euthanized June 30 because of complications from the infirmities of old age.
Multiple grade I winner and successful sire Dixie Union was euthanized July 14 at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital because of a deteriorating neurologic problem.
Grade I winner and millionaire Macho Again has been retired from racing and is in the process of being sold to a Venezuelan farm.
MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter
Although she descends from an important early American female family, Jessica Is Back is the sole grade I-winning representative of her dam line's branch in a half-century.
Turkish Tryst, dam of grade I winner Hard Spun, died May 1 at age 19 in Kentucky.
Smarty Jones, the champion 3-year-old male and dual classic winner of 2004, came through with his first millionaire when his 4-year-old daughter Keiai Gerbera won the July 11 Procyon Stakes (Jpn-III).
Les Brinsfield looks at the early success of freshman sire Bluegrass Cat.
Grade II winner Whatsthescript, who stood the first part of the year at Tom and Debi Stull's Tommy Town Thoroughbreds near Santa Ynez, Calif., finished third in the July 10 Battlefield Stakes at Monmouth Park.
Grade II winner Strong Contender came through with his first winner when his daughter Ozzie's Harriet scored July 11 at Arapahoe Park.
Runaway Joan became the initial winner by grade II winner Unbridled Energy when she sped away to win by nine lengths at Calder July 9.
Date With Destiny, the only foal sired by two-time Cartier Award winner George Washington, won July 9 at Newbury in England in her first start.
Well Monied, a grade II stakes winner who was placed in two grade I races, has been retired from racing.
Ballado Chieftan, a stakes-placed son of Saint Ballado, will stand in 2011 at Buffalo Creek Horse Ranch near Langley, Okla.
Cartier Horse of the Year Hurricane Run sired his first winner when his daughter Cochabamba won July 7 at Lingfield in England at first asking.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
From a Sex Appeal family branch that has rarely hit in recent generations, United Nations (gr. IT) winner Chinchon was bred on a smart family inbreeding pattern.
Battle Plan, a grade II winner for the Young family's Overbrook Farm, has been sold to a group of Japanese breeders representing J.S. Company in Japan.
Grade II winner It's No Joke came through with his first winner when his son Playing a Joke scored July 3 at Arlington Park
A son, Native Nico, edges D' Sauvage by a neck in career debut.
An Eclipse Award and World Cup (UAE-I) winner, he was a successful stallion.
The daughter of Tapit was in foal to Big Brown at the time the deal was closed.
New York champion Thunder Puddles, the only New York-bred to sire a New York-bred millionaire, died June 29 at Carl Lizza Jr. and Joseph Bartone's Highcliff Farm near Delanson, N.Y.
Don Cohn's Ballena Vista Farm near Ramona, Calif., has purchased three of the four stallions that previously stood at River Edge Farm
A. P Jet, who got into a fight with fellow stallion Gold Token at Howard and Susan Kaskel's Sugar Maple Farm near Poughquag, N.Y., in April 2006, was euthanized June 9.
Wake At Noon, the 2002 Canadian Horse of the Year, was euthanized June 29 after breaking down on the Woodbine training track.
Coolmore, Sadler's Wells, and trainer Aidan O'Brien have a longstanding presence in the Irish Derby winner's circle. This year, the trio made it a trifecta, headed by the Galileo colt Cape Blanco.
With Approval, a Canadian Horse of the Year and Triple Crown winner as a homebred for the Willmot family's Kinghaven Farm and a member of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, died June 21.
Unusual Heat, who is well on his way to a third consecutive leading sire title in California, has been relocated to John C. Harris' Harris Farms near Coalinga, Calif.
Olly Tait, the chief operating officer of Sheikh Mohammed's Darley America, will relocate to Newmarket, England, this summer.
Brazilian group I-placed Azul Da Guanabara will stand in 2011 at Buffalo Creek Ranch near Langley, Okla.
When the leading British breeders from 2009 were honored June 28, Khalid Abdullah's breeding operation received two of the highest awards.
Dubakella Mountain, a two-time Oregon Broodmare of the Year, died June 5, shortly after foaling a full brother to three-time Oregon Horse of the Year Ex Mountain Cop.
Grade II winner Minister Eric sired his first winner when his daughter Minister Rita won by a neck at five furlongs in 1:01.05 at Ruidoso Downs June 25 in her first start.
Good Reward, a two-time grade I winner, came through with his first winner in the United States when his Washington-bred son Tactician triumphed at Emerald Downs June 27.
Grade II winner Sir Shackleton was represented by his first winner when his son Sir Fox scored at Prairie Meadows June 24 after placing in his first two starts.
Demon Warlock, 2004 Washington Horse of the Year, came through with first winner when his initial starter, Winter Warlock, won at Emerald Downs June 25.
The grade I winner and successful stallion arrived at the equine retirement facility in Kentucky June 25.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Pegasus Stakes winner Afleet Express exemplifies pedigree trends that are developing for young sire Afleet Alex, including the benefits of duplicating Nearctic and Mr. Prospector.
Sea The Stars covers 140 mares in Ireland in first season.
Line of David, who won this year's Arkansas Derby (gr. I), has been retired from racing. He has been purchased by B. Wayne Hughes, who plans to stand the son of Lion Heart at his Spendthrift Farm near Lexington.
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