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.
Magic Cat, a stakes-placed son of Storm Cat who has sired 18 stakes horses, will stand in 2012 for $1,000 at Dennis Strohkirch's Benz Lake Farm near Stillwater, Minn.
Musket Man, who placed in the 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and the BlackBerry Preakness Stakes (gr. I), will stand at Michele Rodriguez's Elite Thoroughbreds near Folsom, La.
Rock the Rock, a winning son of Rock of Gibraltar, will stand at Iowa State University near Ames.
Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Kentucky announced that Awesome Again will continue to stand for $50,000 and his son, Horse of the Year Ghostzapper will remain at $20,000 for 2012.
Plans for recent Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) champion Drosselmeyer were finalized on Nov. 18, and the 4-year-old son of Distorted Humor has been officially retired to stud and will stand his first season in 2012 at WinStar.
Jet Master, a four-time leading sire in South Africa according to The Jockey Club, died Nov. 14 at age 17 after suffering from side effects associated with West Nile Virus, which he contracted earlier this year.
Even the Score, sire of this year's Dixiana Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) winner Dullahan, will stand in 2012 for $10,000.
Pollard's Vision, sire of champion Blind Luck, will stand in 2012 for $12,500, the same fee that he stood for last breeding season.
Shared Account, winner of last year's Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) and seventh in this year's running in what proved to be her final start, has been retired from racing.
Canadian Frontier, sire of New York grade I winners Hilda's Passion and No Such Word, will stand in 2012 for $3,500 at Brett Brinkman's LeMesa Stallions near Carencro, La.
Midday, a two-time English champion and winner of the 2009 Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), has been retired from racing to became a broodmare.
Owners of yearlings and 2-year-olds that have yet to be registered can avoid higher fees if the registration is application is submitted prior to Dec. 31, according to The Jockey Club.
Vineyard Haven, a three-time grade I winner and the leading 2-year-old of his generation, has been retired from racing and will stand in 2012 at Brent and Crystal Fernung's Journeyman Stud near Ocala, Fla
Broken Vow, whose progeny earnings are more than $4.4 million this year, will stand in 2012 for the same $25,000 fee that he stood for in 2011.
Unusual Heat, California's leading sire this year and sire of Horse of the Year candidate Acclamation, will stand in 2012 for $20,000 at John C. Harris' Harris Farms near Coalinga, Calif.
Grade I winner Whywhywhy has been sold to a Korean syndicate to stand at Jeju Stallion Station in South Korea.
Indian Charlie, sire of champion Uncle Mo, will stand in 2012 for $75,000 stands and nurses, up from $70,000 last breeding season.
Multiple grade I winner Tale of Ekati will stand in 2012 for $15,000 stands and nurses at John Phillips' Darby Dan Farm near Lexington.
Harold Queen's homebred champion sprinter Big Drama will enter stud in 2012 for $10,000 at Stonewall Farm near Ocala, Fla.
Claiborne Farm's Seth Hancock will be honored by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners, Inc. as the 2011 recipient of its annual "Warner L. Jones Jr. Horseman of the Year Award" at its awards dinner Saturday, Nov. 19.
Major stallion Unbridled's Song will stand in 2012 at the Taylor family's Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Ky., for $85,000 stands and nurses, down from $100,000 in 2011.
Workforce, winner of last year's Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-I) and the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), has been retired from racing and will stand in 2012 at Teruya Yoshida's Shadai Farm in Japan.
GoldMark Farm's Backtalk, a multiple graded stakes-winning son of Smarty Jones, has been retired from racing and will stand the upcoming breeding season at Tom Simon's Vinery Florida near Summerfield, Fla.
B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm announced stud fees for its 2012 roster of stallions, which is headlined by leading sire Malibu Moon.
More Than Ready, sire of Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IIT) winner Regally Ready, will stand in 2012 for $60,000, up from $40,000 in 2010.
WinStar Farm announced 2012 fees for its expanded roster of stallions, led by North America's leading sire Distorted Humor, who will stand for $100,000 (stands and nurses) and will breed an exclusive book of 100 mares.
Gainesway Farm announces their stud fees for 2012; leading sire Tapit, sire of Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Hansen to stand for $125,000.
Grade I winners Uncle Mo and Cape Blanco, both newcomer stallions at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., will stand for $35,000 and $17,500, respectively in 2012.
J P's Gusto, a grade I-winning juvenile and successful 3-year-old sprinter, has been retired from racing and will stand in 2012 at Brent and Crystal Fernung's Journeyman Stud near Ocala, Fla.
Grade I winner Victor's Cry and grade II victor Wilburn have both been retired from racing and purchased by B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm.
Bernardini, who heads the second-crop sires' list by progeny earnings this year, will stand in 2012 at Darley's Jonabell Farm near Lexington for $150,000, double his 2011 fee of $75,000.
Grade I winner First Dude will enter stud at Donald Dizney's Double Diamond Farm near Ocala, Fla.
A report on Kentucky's Thoroughbred breeding industry and related state programs that support it financially shows continued strength in quality despite decreases in funding and competition from gaming states.
High Cotton, Florida's leading first-crop sire by progeny earnings with more than $500,000, will stand in 2012 for $5,000, double his 2011 fee.
On Nov. 4, Charles Fipke's persistence paid off as his homebred 4-year-old filly Perfect Shirl gave the Canadian prospector a paydirt of a different kind: a win in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf.
Stormy Atlantic, who is represented this year by 10 stakes winners and the earners of more than $6 million, will stand in 2012 for $40,000 at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington.
Multiple grade I winner Aragorn, a leading turf runner in 2006, will stand in 2012 at Tom and Debi Stull's Tommy Town Thoroughbreds near Santa Ynez, Calif.
Grade I winner Courageous Cat has been retired from racing and will enter stud at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.
Florida breeder/owner Harold Queen has retired his homebred Eclipse Award winner and Breeders' Cup winner Big Drama.
Gone Astray, a grade II winner and millionaire, will enter stud in 2012 for a fee of $4,500 at Northwest Stud near Ocala, Fla.
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Robert Hammond has been hired as the general manager of John Phillips' Darby Dan Farm and will assume duties immediately at the Lexington farm.
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