Spendthrift Farm and Churchill Downs have announced an expansion of the Spendthrift Juvenile Stallion Stakes, which will now be run as two divisional races starting in 2017: one for 2-year-old males, and, now, one for 2-year-old fillies.
Maryland-bred Cathryn Sophia has earned the Mid-Atlanic Thoroughbred/The Racing Biz Top Midlantic-bred for 2016.
Mexikoma, a stakes-winning son of Birdstone, has been retired to stud and will stand his first season at Dallas and Donna Keen's Keen Farms in Burleson, Texas. He will stand for a $1,000 fee as property of the Keens.
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.
Darby Dan Farm's Sky Kingdom, a two-time graded stakes winner and track record-setting son of Empire Maker, sired his first reported foal Jan 14, when a filly was born at Ann Marie Farm in Paris, Ky.
The bay filly, bred by trainer Mike Ferraro and Blue Star Stable, was born at Waldorf Farm
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday proposed that the New York Racing Association be returned to private control, but the plan would retain sizeable influence by the governor over its operations.
The first foal by Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner Bayern was born Jan. 16 at Longview Farm near Ashton, Ontario.
Grade 3 winner Metaboss has been retired and will enter stud this year at Harris Farms near Coalinga, Calif., for a fee of $2,000 stands and nurses.
Anyone who doubts Frank Stronach's ability to think big needs only to gaze at the 473-ton steel and bronze statue of Pegasus, the winged stallion of Greek mythology, that captivates visitors as they enter Gulfstream Park.
The first foal by multiple grade 1 winner Palace Malice was born at Three Chimneys in the early morning of Jan. 12.
Grade 1 winner Bradester has been retired to enter stud this year at Valor Farm near Pilot Point, Texas, for a fee of $3,500.
Adena Springs North stallion Silver Max, a seven-time graded stakes winner, sired his first reported foal when a filly was born at Frank Stronach's facility near Ontario, Canada at 4 p.m. Jan. 12.
Spendthrift Farm's Medal Count, the classic-placed, graded stakes-winning son of Dynaformer, sired his first reported foal Tuesday, Jan. 10 when a filly was born at Mallory Farm in Lexington.
Olympian Bode Miller bought the stallion prospect at Keeneland
The family of champion racemare and Hall of Famer Serena's Song continues to produce stakes winners and bring big prices at auction to the delight of the great mare's human connections.
A legal challenge regarding whether the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association could legally administer the state's Thoroughbred breeders' awards was blocked by a district court of appeal decision Jan. 12.
The filly was born Jan. 9 at R Star Stallions.
WinStar Farm's Daredevil sired his first reported foal Jan. 10, when a filly was born at Sugar Maple Farm in Poughquag, N.Y.
The filly out of Set'n On Ready was born Jan. 11
Ashford Stud's grade 1-winning juvenile Competitive Edge sired his first foal the morning of Jan. 11. The chestnut colt is out of the Corinthian mare Spiritual Union and is owned by Erv Woolsey and Ralph Kinder.
The affable Aboughazale recently put down roots in the Bluegrass, purchasing the former Belvedere Farm near Paris, Ky.
The first foal for grade 1 winner Wicked Strong arrived Jan. 1 at Jim and Pam Robinson's Brandywine Farm near Paris, Ky. Wicked Strong stands at Spendthrift near Lexington.
The first reported foal by WinStar Farm's multiple grade 1 winner Constitution was born Jan. 9 at Crestwood Farm.
The bay filly, the first foal also for the El Prado daughter Table Three Ten, was born Jan. 9.
WinStar Farm's Commissioner, A.P. Indy's last classic-placed son to retire to stud, sired his first reported foal Jan. 5th when a bay filly was born at Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Ky.
The grandson of Sunday Silence will stand for $1,000.
"Uniform testing and enforcement throughout all racing jurisdictions in this country provide the industry the opportunity to improve the perception of horse racing and its integrity," Robertson said.
Multiple grade 1-winning son of Discreet Cat will stand for $5,000.
Multiple graded stakes winner Conveyance picked up his first foal Jan. 4 when a chestnut filly was born at Doug Arnold's Buck Pond Farm in Versailles, Ky.
Munnings the Thoroughbred was bred in the purple and is as traditional in that respect as any young stallion these days.
2016 leading New York sire Freud remains at $10,000
Before entering the breeding shed a race horse needs some re-training, a fertility evaluation, and some time to refocus on his new job and prepare for his first breeding season.
Champion Nyquist continues to recover after undergoing colic surgery Dec. 22 and remains on track to begin the 2017 breeding season on schedule, Darley America chief operating officer Dan Pride said Jan. 5.
The anticipated retirement of multiple Japanese champion Maurice came this week with an announcement that the son of Screen Hero will stand at Shadai Stallion Station.
WinStar Farm's Carpe Diem, a grade 1 winner at both 2 and 3, sired his first reported foal on New Year's Day when a colt was born Sunday at Ocala Stud in Ocala, Fla.
The first reported foal from the initial crop by 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah was born at Brookdale Farm early morning Jan. 3, the family-run operation announced.
Mary Jo Pons, matriarch of Maryland's Country Life Farm and a driving force behind the Radio Reading Network of Maryland, died of natural causes on Monday evening, Jan. 1 at Bright View Assisted Living in Bel Air, Md. She was 87.
Before the close of 2016, owner/breeder Ken Ramsey had hoped to see his name among the top three leading breeders in North America.
Darley's position as the third-leading North American breeder by earnings doesn't give the full picture of how strong the 2016 racing year was for the international operation of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Darby Dan Farm's freshman sire Dialed In held onto the title of leading North American first-crop sire, which he claimed after moving past Lane End's Union Rags in late November.
Texas Red, winner of the 2014 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1), will enter stud at Pope McLean's Crestwood Farm in Lexington for the 2017 season where he will stand for $7,500.
Richard Burton's hombred Cheers to You, a California-bred daughter of freshman sire Santiva, became the stallion's first winner from three starters Dec. 30 when she broke her maiden at Golden Gate Fields.
Few Thoroughbred farms will match the remarkable run Adena Springs has had--and continues to enjoy--in the year-end standings among leading North American breeders.
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John Engelhardt was appointed executive director of the Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners on Friday, Dec. 30.
The 13-year-old son of Giant's Causeway and Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner was never out of the money in 2008.
Godolphin broodmare Cara Rafaela, the dam of Darley stallion Bernardini, has been euthanized due to the infirmities of old age according to a Dec. 30 release from Darley. She was 23.
Six years ago Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm began implementing a plan to purposefully increase the scope and quality of both its broodmare band and its stallion roster.
A visual look at some of the new stallions for 2017, arranged in alphabetical order.
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.
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