Grade II winner Interactif has been retired from racing to stand at Jay Adcock's Red River Farms near Coushatta, La.
Multiple grade I winner is Giant Causeway's leading runner on dirt.
Multiple grade II winner to stand at Midwest Equine & Veterinary Hospital near Trafalgar, Ind. The son of Grand Slam will stand for a 2012 fee of $2,500.
Closing Argument, a top 10 leading third-crop sire of 2011, has moved to Whispering Oaks Farm near Carnecro, La. for the 2012 breeding season. The son of Successful Appeal will stand for $5,000.
Californian Steve Marshall has purchased 125-acre Ardmore Farm near Versailles, Ky., the first Kentucky farm developed by Briggs & Cromartie Thoroughbred Consultants. The deal was brokered by Biederman Real Estate.
The important industry fundraiser begins with a telephone seasons auction Jan. 4-6 and ends with a live auction of select season Jan. 7 at Keeneland.
Donald Dizney's Double Diamond Farm will conduct a stallion show and open house Saturday, Jan. 7, from 10 a.m.-noon.
MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter
The Guitar Hero video game franchise has been exceedingly popular...But it probably isn't half as popular in Louisiana as the state's own four-legged "guitar hero," Star Guitar.
Victoire Pisa, winner of the 2011 Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-I), has been retired from racing to stand at stud at Teruya Yoshida's Shadai Farm in Japan.
Clovelly Farms near Lexington has been purchased by Richard and Sue Masson's Golden Age Farm and will continue to be operated as a Thoroughbred facility, according to an announcement by Biederman Real Estate.
Northview Stallion Station near Chesapeake City, Md., will hold open houses Jan. 14 and 21, 2012. The farm's stallions will be available for inspection from 2-4 p.m. (EST) each day.
Graded stakes winner Chocolate Candy, who was retired from racing this fall to stand at Bar None Ranches near Dewinton, Alberta, Canada, died of complications following a paddock accident at the farm.
Grade I winner Bandini has been purchased to stand at a new farm owned by Shawahed Corp. near Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.
Recap, a full brother to grade I winners Courageous Cat and After Market, has been retired from racing and will stand in 2012 at Ballena Vista Farm near Ramona, Calif.
Unbeaten graded stakes winner Elusive Bluff will stand in 2012 at E.A. Ranches near Santa Ysabel, Calif., for $1,000 stands and nurses.
Repent, who began his stallion career at John Sykes' CloverLeaf Farms II near Reddick, Fla., will stand in 2012 at CloverLeaf, where he will join his newly retired son, Crown of Thorns, at stud.
Darley stallion Admire Moon will stand in 2012 for 4 million yen, approximately $51,000.
Bertrando, a champion on the racetrack and a leading California sire, has been retired from stud duty after standing in 2011 at Don Cohn's Ballena Vista Farm near Ramona, Calif.
Shared Account, winner of last year's Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), is booked to leading second-crop sire Bernardini.
Southern Success, a stakes winner at 2 in his just second start, has been relocated for the 2012 breeding season to Indiana Stallion Station near Anderson, Ind.
At Central Kentucky's Airdrie Stud, which developed Harlan's Holiday and was the home of Indian Charlie, racing brilliance and physical attractiveness are important. read blog
Bering, a French classic winner who finished second to Dancing Brave in the 1986 Trusthouse Forte Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, was euthanized Dec. 16 at the Head family's Haras du Quesnay near Normandy, France.
Indian Charlie, sire of multiple champions, was euthanized the morning of Dec. 15.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
His pedigree an intricate pattern of Hyperion and Nearctic crosses, Japan Cup Dirt victor Transcend is a running reminder of U.S. breeding's loss of Wild Rush to Japan 8 years ago.
Josephine Abercrombie's Pin Oak Stud announced that Ron Winchell has purchased a significant interest in Cowboy Cal from Robert and Janice McNair's Magnolia Racing.
Bank Heist, a winning half-brother to champion sprinter and two-time Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) winner Midnight Lute, has been retired and will stand the 2012 breeding season at Kaz Hill Farm near Middletown, N.Y.
Haynesfield, winner of the 2010 Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes (gr. I), will stand at Brereton and Elizabeth Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky.
Owners of California-bred foals of 2010 have until Feb. 15 to pay a $300 fee for eligibility in the new Golden State Series, a program of stakes and purse enhancements totaling more than $2.3 million in its initial year.
His stout pedigree and an affinity for the Churchill Downs main track set up Tiznow's grade II Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes winner Gemologist for consideration in the 2012 Kentucky Derby.
Kingston Rule, a Kentucky-bred son of Secretariat who won the 1990 Foster's Melbourne Cup (Aus-I), died Dec. 3 at Ealing Park near Euroa, Australia.
Darby Dan Farm will utilize the Share The Upside concept for breeders in 2012 with its new stallion American Lion.
Shahrastani, who beat Dancing Brave in the 1986 Ever Ready Epsom Derby (Eng-I) and then took the Budweiser Irish Derby (Ire-I), was euthanized Dec. 6 because of complications from old age.
Canadian champion Sand Cove and graded stakes winner Society's Chairman have been retired from racing and will stand in 2012 at James and Janeane Everatt's Shannondoe Farm near St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada.
Graded stakes winner Chocolate Candy has been retired from racing for stallion duty in 2012 at Bar None Ranches near Dewinton, Alberta, Canada.
Fort Prado, whose first foals are weanlings of 2011, will be relocated to Buck Pond Farm in Versailles, Ky., for the 2012 season. His fee will be $5,000.
Grade I winner Here Comes Ben will enter stud in 2012 at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., which will also be the new home of Justenuffhumor.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
A mid-November graded stakes win for 2-year-old Sabercat bumps sire Bluegrass Cat into second place among second-crop sires.
Craig Bandoroff's Denali Stud in Kentucky and Vivien Malloy's Edition Farm in New York have formed a strategic alliance, it was announced Nov. 30.
Millionaire and grade I-winning sprinter Euroears, has been retired from racing and will begin his stud career in 2012 at JEH Stallion Station's Oklahoma Division near Wynnewood, Okla.
Grade I winner Millennium Wind has been moved to Little Kentucky near Waddell, Ariz.
General Quarters, a grade I winner who gave his septuagenarian owner Tom McCarthy the thrill of a lifetime when contesting the 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been retired from racing.
Ghazi, a grade I winner and the sire of 19 stakes winners, was euthanized Nov. 3 because of cancer.
Bobby Flay's Super Espresso, a graded stakes winner, has been retired from racing to become a broodmare.
Grade II winner Trappe Shot has been retired from racing and will enter stud in 2012 at Claiborne Farm, according to farm representative Bernie Sams.
Ky-bred Americain is an Australian group I winner and French highweight. But, where will the Dynaformer sire line's great hope stand at stud?
Top sire Wildcat Heir will remain at $10,000 for 2012. New sires J P's Gusto will stand for $3,500, while Vineyard Haven will stand for $3,000.
Mike and Jeanette Orsborn's group-placed Rallying Cry will enter stud in 2012 at Barbara and Robert Meeking's Allaire Farms near Poulsbo, Wash.
Chief Seattle, a multiple grade I stakes-placed son of Seattle Slew, was found dead in his paddock at Lake Shore Farm near Scottsburg, Ind.
American Lion, a dual graded stakes-winning son of Tiznow, has been retired from racing and will stand at John Phillips' Darby Dan Farm near Lexington.
Chad Schumer's Schumer Bloodstock has purchased four North American stallions/stallion prospects for export to Saudi Arabia.
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