The Jockey Club announced that four trainers will be denied all privileges of The American Stud Book for periods ranging from one year to six years, effective Jan. 1, 2014.
Representatives from Gayle Gerth's Dana Point Farm near Lenhartsville, Pa., have announced the return of multiple graded stakes winning stallion Sir Shackleton for the 2014 breeding season.
Spendthrift Farm has purchased Flashpoint, winner of the Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) and Jersey Shore Stakes (gr. III). The multiple graded stakes-winning son of Pomeroy will stand at Le Mesa Stallions for 2014.
Southern Hemisphere stud duty has been cancelled for the 2013 season for Ashford Stud's third-crop sire Scat Daddy.
WinStar Farm announced that grade I winner and millionaire Take Charge Indy has been retired from racing after surgery to repair his left foreleg resulting from an injury sustained in the July 28 Monmouth Cup (gr. II).
Louisiana stallion Behindatthebar was represented by his first winner when Miss Monroe captured a five-furlong maiden special weight for juvenile fillies in her third start July 27 at Louisiana Downs.
Prominent Indiana Thoroughbred owner and breeder Don W. Myers Sr. died July 25 at home with his wife Dana and granddaughter Christina Lawton by his side. He was 92.
The rare horse who made headlines in the sales ring, on the track, and as a stallion, Unbridled's Song died July 26 in Lexington at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital.
The Jockey Club has issued a reminder to stallion managers to submit their Reports of Mares Bred for the 2013 breeding season by Aug. 1.
So far, no white Thoroughbred has ever become a stakes winner in American, but a breakthrough for these horses of a different color may be only a matter of time.
Grade II winner My Pal Charlie was represented by his first winner when My Charlie Ray was awarded the victory in the first race July 25 at Evangeline Downs.
The Niche Gallery, located in the historic Collamer Building in downtown Saratoga Springs, N.Y., has announced the opening of The Foal Project, a series of equine images taken by photographer Lisa Miller.
Unbridled Express was represented by his initial winner when his first starter, Express Model, posted an impressive maiden victory in her second start July 24 in the fourth race at Indiana Downs.
Multiple stakes winner Nationhood celebrated his first winner when 2-year-old Zafari Nation bested her five rivals in a 4 1/2 furlong maiden claiming sprint for juvenile fillies at Emerald Downs July 13.
First crop sire Sea the Stars, a dual Cartier Award winner and six-time group I victor in 2009, was represented by his first winner when Stars Over the Sea posted a victory at Ayr Racecourse in England July 22.
Champion sprinter Black Caviar will be bred to champion sire Exceed And Excel for the 2013 Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
Louisiana stallion Forefathers was represented by his first winner July 20 when 2-year-old filly Home of America won the second race July 20 at Gulfstream Park.
An unusual deal between Canterbury Park and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Tribal Community has quickly led to increased interest in Thoroughbred breeding and racing in Minnesota.
A federal appeals court found the operators of a mare-lease program, ClassicStar and GeoStar, actively sought to mislead investors.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
It's not surprising that Ghostzapper's offspring would do best when given time, and it's more than likely that this was the reason for his perceived initial 'failure to launch.'
Following the record-breaking success of last year's top New York freshman sire Frost Giant, a group including that stallion's principal owner will stand his full brother, stakes-placed Heavy Breathing, in New York in 2014.
Robin Scully, prominent Thoroughbred breeder and owner, died in his sleep July 12 at his home, Abbottswood, in the village of Stow-on-the-Wold, in the English Cotswolds. He was 89 years old.
Moving Desert, a 2-year-old filly by Desert Code became her sire's first winner July 17, capturing her maiden by three lengths in a five-furlong sprint over Del Mar's Polytrak.
Hill 'n' Dale Farms announced July 16 that grade I winner Violence will stand the 2014 breeding season for $15,000.
Hopewell Farm's 584 acres at the corner of Pisgah and Old Frankfort Pikes near Midway, Ky., were sold at auction July 15, with PNC Bank buying the two largest tracts and a local doctor purchasing 42.27 acres.
New Mexico leading sire Desert God has been pensioned due to advancing age and fertility issues. He will reside at owner Joseph Allen's farm near Abilene, Texas. He did not cover any mares in the 2013 breeding season.
A dark bay or brown colt by Speightstown out of the Medaglia d'Oro mare Haute Couture was the first yearling to bring $200,000 at the Fasig-Tipton sale of select yearlings July 15 in Lexington.
First crop sire Old Fashioned was represented by his first winner when Chicks Dig It posted a front-running victory at odds of 5-1 in a 5 1/2-length maiden race at Presque Isle Downs July 14.
While several buyers and consignors noted that it seemed difficult to guess where upper-end prices will fall at the July 15 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale, here's six they figure to be keeping a close eye on.
After a strong 2-year-old sales season, Fasig-Tipton Kentucky hopes to build on last year's July sale that saw a 16.3% increase in average price to $81,291 and a 15.1% spike in gross to $15,364,000.
Awesome Patriot, a stakes-winning full brother to 2013 Preakness (gr. I) winner Oxbow, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2014 breeding season at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm in Lexington.
Sewickley, a dual grade I winner and sire, died July 10 in Marylandat the age of 28. According to his owner, the cause of death was complications due to colic.
Dual graded stakes winner Uh Oh Bango has been retired and will enter stud in 2014 at E.A. Ranches farm near Ramona, Calif. A fee has yet to be announced for the 6-year-old son of Top Hit.
Fasliyev, European champion 2-year-old and sire of five champions and 32 graded stakes winners, died July 8 at Yushun Stallion Company in Japan. He was 16.
Grade I winner and classic-placed Bodemeister was crowned Virginia-bred Horse of the Year and 2012 champion Virginia-bred 3-year-old colt when annual awards were presented July 6 at Colonial Downs.
Kevin Latta of Irving, Texas, has purchased trainer Danny Vella's fractional interest in Hidden Brook Farm, announced partner Dan Hall.
Smiling Tiger, a multiple grade I winner and millionaire, has been retired from racing. The son of Hold That Tiger will stand at Premier Equine near Oakdale, Calif., in 2014 for a fee of $5,000
The 2013 Independence Day Stakes July 2 at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort will be designated a non-listed black-type race following a review by the American Graded Stakes Committee.
Millionaire Eddington, a 12-year-old, grade I-winning son of Unbridled, has been relocated to Don and Karen Cohn's Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona, Calif.
Louisiana-based stallion Elusive Bluff picked up his first winner June 8 at Delaware Park when Crash the Party led every step in the day's first race, a maiden-claiming event for 2-year-olds.
Save Big Money was represented by his first winner when Mama's Mad Money posted an upset victory at 7-1 odds in the July 5 Iowa Stallion Stakes at Prairie Meadows.
First-crop sire Denis of Cork (by Harlan's Holiday) records his first winner, Celtic Moon, who breaks his maiden July 7 at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Spin the King nipped Go Greeley by a nose in the $141,825 Clarendon Stakes for Canadian-bred 2-year-olds at Woodbine July 7 to become the first stakes winner for his sire, Giant Gizmo.
As part of Shadwell Stud's recent project to develop its online presence, a new Facebook page has been launched, the international breeding and racing operation announced July 5.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Leading commercial sire Unbridled's Song is still looking for his true heir as a stallion, and he may have found it in First Defence.
Chief White Fox, whose color is officially registered as "white" by The Jockey Club, broke his maiden in his ninth career try in the second race at Mountaineer Racetrack July 1.
Two months ago, Einstein was awaiting his first starter. He now counts two winners from his first two starters, E Equalsmcsquared and Theoryofrelativity.
The Pennsylvania Equine Coalition has announced that a provision of state code that resulted in the diversion of 17% from the Race Horse Development Fund has sunset with the adoption of the state budget.
Mecke, a multiple grade I-winning stallion, died June 26, at Robin Berryhill's Hidden Springs Farm near Palmyra, Ind. He was 21.
Color of Truth wins third start by 1 3/4 lengths June 29.
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