Cozzene, a champion and Breeders' Cup winner and sire of two Breeders' Cup winners, was euthanized Oct. 7 at the Beck family's Gainesway Farm near Lexington.
Eclipse Award winner Princess Rooney was euthanized at Gentry Brothers Farm near Lexington Oct. 7 due to complications of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM). She was 28.
Dreaming of Anna, a champion and Breeders' Cup winner, has been retired from racing to become a broodmare for breeder/owner Frank C. Calabrese.
Unbeaten Bustin Stones, one of the year's leading sprinters, arrived Oct. 6 at Dr. Jerry Bilinski's Waldorf Farm near North Chatham, N.Y., where he will enter stud in 2009 for a fee of $6,500.
Chapel Royal, a Florida-bred who has gotten off to grand start in Kentucky as a sire, will stand at Signature Stallions in Florida.
Belgravia, winner of the grade III Hollywood Prevue Stakes, will enter stud at Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds in Ocala, Fla., for a 2009 fee of $5,000.
Borodislew, a successful California racemare and later a multiple stakes producer, was euthanized in August because of complications from colic.
Stormin Fever, who has sired the career earners of $17.1 million, has been purchased by Betty Mabee and her son Larry to stand at their Golden Eagle Farm near Ramona, Calif.
Gold Fever, whose runners have earned $18 million, will stand at Lisa Duoos' Dove Hill Farm near Farmington, Minn.
Majestic Warrior, impressive winner of the 2007 Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, has been retired from racing for stallion duty in 2009 at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.
Suances, a French champion miler at 3 and a California grade II winner, came through with his first winner Sept. 25 at Oak Tree at Santa Anita
Eugene Melnyk's Harlington, a grade II winner out of Hall of Famer Serena's Song, has been retired from racing and will stand in 2009 at John G. Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington.
With the prices for sale yearlings falling and world economic problems rising, many breeders are hoping to save money on stud fees in 2009. Stallion managers in Central Kentucky are expected to begin announcing the amounts they will charge soon, and several of them told The Blood-Horse they would be more likely to keep their fees the same than go down. They also plan to raise the fees for some stallions whose progeny have been performing well on the racetrack.
Eight-year-old stallion Trust N Luck has been purchased by Danny Bramer, Eric Gulley, and Mike Jester from Tom Simon's Vinery for stallion duty at Jester's Penn Ridge Farm near Middletown, Pa.
One Great Cat, an English group II runner whose dam is a full sister to successful sire Fusaichi Pegasus, will enter stud in 2009 at Walmac Pennsylvania at Regal Heir Farm near Grantville, Pa.
Grade II winner Salute the Sarge will stand in 2009 at John T. L. Jones III's Walmac Farm near Lexington.
Two-time Derby-winning 3-year-old Deputy Glitters has been retired from racing and will stand his first season in 2009 at Brent and Crystal Fernung's Journeyman Stud in Ocala, Fla.
The huge Keeneland September auction provided the yearling selling season's biggest and stiffest test of the commercial appeal of new stallions' progeny. Because many young sires had a large number of offspring offered, their success depended less on a few carefully-selected top individuals and more on their ability to pass along good conformation consistently to their offspring.
Aljabr, a Cartier Award winner, will stand in 2009 at Ascot Stud near Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada.
A Sept. 25 fire at Velocity Farms near Benton, La., killed 12 horses, including Deerhound, sire of champion Countess Diana. The cause of the fire is being investigated.
Secret Savings, a son of Seeking the Gold standing at Emirates Park in New South Wales, Australia, has been withdrawn from service because of a back complaint that is preventing him from covering mares.
Lear Fan, who stood at the Beck family's Gainesway Farm near Lexington, died July 7 of natural causes.
Team Valor's 4-year-old King of the Roxy has been retired from racing. The sprint specialist took the Futurity Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park at 2 and the Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park at 3.
Bold Truth, a grade II stakes-placed son of Seattle Slew, was represented by his first winner when his son Bold Captain won by 10 1/4 lengths.
Leading European sire Galileo was reportedly recovering from colic surgery performed Sept. 18 at Fethard Equine Hospital.
Northview Stallion Station will have its new Northview Pennsylvania division up and running for the 2009 breeding season.
Mongoose, a grade I winner, has been sold to stand at Rancho Sur Farm in Peru.
Stakes winner Council Member, a member of the second-last crop of foals by Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew, will enter stud in 2009 at Rick and Kathy Taylor's Special T Thoroughbreds near Temecula, Calif.
Grade I winner and millionaire Cetewayo came through with his first winner when his son J D's Firecracker won Sept. 13 at Penn National.
Millionaire Champali's first winner, Champ Laila, won Sept. 12 at Turfway Park.
B. Wayne Hughes will stand three new stallions in 2009--Notional, Tiz Wonderful, and Into Mischief.
Grade I winner Circular Quay, a 4-year-old son of leading sire Thunder Gulch, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2009 breeding season at Brent and Crystal Fernung's Journeyman Stud near Ocala, Fla.
The Green Monkey, whose $16 million price is the highest ever for a horse sold at public auction, will begin his stallion career for a fee of $5,000 in 2009.
Graded stakes winner Ocean Terrace was represented by his first winner when his son Against the Tide won Sept. 10.
El Nino, who stood his first season at Martin Stables South in Florida, will stand next year at Swifty Farm in Indiana.
Bustin Stones, one of the year's leading sprinters, will enter stud at Dr. Jerry Bilinski's Waldorf Farm near North Chatham, N.Y.
Fewer foals this year probably means fewer racehorses for the future. The Jockey Club reported that 3,638 stallions covered 61,262 mares in North America during 2007.
Showing Up, a millionaire and multiple grade I winner for Roy and Gretchen Jackson's Lael Stables, has been retired from racing and will stand in 2009 at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs South near Williston, Fla.
Irving Cowan's Deputy Wild Cat, who previous stood at Rising Hill Farm near Ocala, Fla., will stand in 2009 at Fairberry Farm near Waterloo, Ill.
Student Council, a grade I winner on dirt and synthetic surfaces for Ro Parra's Millennium Farms, will begin his stallion career in 2009 for a fee of $20,000.
Stakes winner Ex Federali was represented by his first winner when his son Nicole's Pick won Sept. 1 at Ruidoso Downs.
Rainmaker, a son of Storm Cat, came through with his first winner when Rainshine won Sept. 4 at Presque Isle Downs
Martin S. Schwartz' Lady of Venice, who won last year's CashCall Mile Invitational Stakes (gr. IIT) and placed in the race this year, has been retired from racing.
McCann's Mojave, a stakes winner five different years, has been retired from racing because of a tendon injury.
Silver Deputy, one of North America's top veteran stallions, has been pensioned because of declining fertility, said Ric Waldman, who managed the bay horse's stud career, Sept. 5.
War Pass, last year's unbeaten champion 2-year-old male and multiple grade I winner who was injured in April of this year, has been retired to stud to William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.
Darby Dan Farm near Lexington has set the 2009 stud fee for grade I winner and millionaire Nobiz Like Shobiz at $7,500.
Grade I winner Street Boss, the leading West Coast sprinter of 2008, will stand at Sheikh Mohammed's Darley near Lexington at the conclusion of his racing career.
Millionaire Grey Memo came through with his first winner when his son Raising Memo won Sept. 3 at Stockton.
Repent, a leading Florida stallion last year with his first crop, will relocate to Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington from Vinery's Florida farm near Summerfield.
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