Thoroughbred Breeding

Thoroughbred stallion and farm news plus pedigree analysis

Crafty Prospector Back at Brookdale

Veteran stallion Crafty Prospector, who underwent colic surgery June 13 at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington, was returned June 19 to Fred Seitz' Brookdale Farm near Versailles, Ky.

Stamina Influences Abound in this Year's Classic Winners

If this year's Triple Crown races are any indication, the belief that stamina is being sacrificed for speed in American breeding is not true in the least. A close look at the pedigrees of Barbaro, the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner, Bernardini, the Preakness (gr. I) victor, and Jazil, who captured the Belmont (gr. I) shows how stamina influences are alive and well in American pedigrees.

Irgun Dies at Age 15

Irgun, winner of the 1994 Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I), died May 23 from a stomach rupture. The 15-year-old son of Sunny's Halo was standing at Three Way Horse Farm near Nashville, Ill., for a fee of $1,250.

Tiger Hunt to Stud in South Africa

Stakes winner and grade II-placed Tiger Hunt will enter stud during the Southern Hemisphere breeding season at Brendon and Candice Norman's Connington in the Mooi River valley in South Africa.

JEH Stallion Marked Tree Euthanized

Jim and Marilyn Helzer's JEH Stallion Station, which suffered the loss of popular stallions Favorite Trick and Saratoga Six in a barn fire June 6 at its New Mexico farm, had euthanized the 16-year-old stallion Marked Tree at its Texas branch near Pilot Point prior to the fire.

Champion Countess Diana Dead

Eclipse Award winner Countess Diana, whose Breeders' Cup win remains the third-largest margin of all time, was euthanized over the Memorial Day weekend at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington.

Silver Train to Vinery After Racing Career

Dr. Tom Simon's Vinery has purchased the breeding rights Silver Train, most recently the winner of the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I), and the colt will stand at the Kentucky division of the farm at the conclusion of his racing career.

Turf Star Prince Arch Retired

Prince Arch, one of only two horses to beat Kitten's Joy during the latter's championship season, has been retired from racing because of a recurring ankle problem.

A.P. Indy: Long on Talent

A.P. Indy, for years one of North America's leading sires, has filled a major void in his impressive resumé. He now has a U.S. classic winner to go along with earlier accomplishments of leading the general sires list and siring a Horse of the Year.

A Look Back: Saving Nureyev

In October 1987, Walmac International and its veterinarians went to extensive lengths to save the life of stallion Nureyev. Those efforts paid off, adding 14 years to the horse's life. When the son of Northern Dancer died this past Oct. 29 at age 24, he had been represented by 130 stakes winners. This article detailing how Nureyev was saved in 1987 was originally published in the Oct. 10, 1987 Blood-Horse.

Czech Stallion Secret 'n Classy Dead

Secret 'n Classy, a half-brother to Canadian Horse of the Year Dance Smartly, has been euthanized at age 19 after breaking a leg at Vitezslav Vanda Stud in the Czech Republic.

Most Popular Stories