The Jockey Club is projecting a 2009 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 35,400, a decline of 3.3% from the revised estimate of 36,600 registered foals for 2008.
Council Member, a member of the second-last crop of foals by Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew, has been retired from racing for stallion duty.
Reprocolor, a blue hen mare for the Weinfeld family at their Meon Valley Stud in England, died early this summer.
Bit of Whimsy, one of the top 3-year-old turf fillies of 2007, has been retired because of an injury suffered in the July 26 Diana Stakes (gr. IT) at Saratoga.
Student Council, a grade I winner on dirt and synthetic surfaces, will be retired at the conclusion of this year's racing season and will stand at Millennium Farms in 2009 as property of a syndicate that will include breeder Will Farish's Lane's End Farm.
Wynn in Command, who is closely related to champion and dual classic winner Afleet Alex, will enter stud in 2009 at Fanlew Farms near Sarepta, La.
Tenpins, a millionaire son of Smart Strike out of the Deputy Minister mare Maid's Broom, sired his first winner when a daughter, La Lynn, won by 10 1/4 lengths.
Stakes winner Patrol was represented by his first winner when his daughter Sneaky Patrol won Aug. 7 at Woodbine.
Stakes-placed Slew's Prince came through with his first winner when a daughter, Warren's Lady Slew, won Aug. 8 at Del Mar in her first start.
Roger That sired his first winner when his daughter Lady Eugenie won Aug. 7 at Louisiana Downs.
It was announced Aug. 6 that the Storm Cat horse Seeking the Dia, a five-time stakes winner, four-time group winner, and earner of more than $5 million, will join the stallion roster at John G. Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington for the 2009 breeding season.
Eclipse Award winner Princess Rooney has been diagnosed with equine protozoal myeloencephalitis and is being treated at Gentry Brothers Farm near Lexington.
Grade II winner Jackpot was represented by his first winner when his son Stealinthejackpot won at Santa Rosa Aug. 4 in his first start.
Change Up, a homebred graded stakes-winning filly for Bertram, Elaine, and Richard Klein, has been retired from racing because of recurring knee problems.
Notional, a three-time graded stakes winner, has been retired from racing.
Veteran stallion faces uncertain future in the breeding shed.
Its Acedemic, who was a fan favorite during the cold months at Aqueduct, was euthanized July 11 because of colic-like symptoms.
The Australian and New Zealand racing seasons officially end July 31, and this year, the stallion winners by progeny earnings are comprehensive and clear cut.
Carita Tostada, dam/granddam of three graded stakes winners, was euthanized in June because of complications from the infirmities of old age.
With the runaway success of Hussonet as a sire since relocating to Australia four years ago, comes the influx of his sons too. On July 29 it was announced his son Seinne (Hussonet-White Lady, by Worldwatch) would find a new zip code in Australia.
Brother Derek, who captured the 2005 Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) and 2006 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), has been retired to Brereton C. Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky.
West Virginia sire Stored was represented by his initial winner when his son Copper Line won July 25 at Charles Town his first start.
Distinction, by Seattle Slew, came through with his initial winner July 26 when a daughter, Phantom's Diva, won her first race.
Stakes winner Doctor Mike got his first winner July 26 at Evangeline Downs when Valene Farms' homebred Doc of the Bay won by 4 3/4 lengths.
Spanish Steps, a full brother to major sire Unbridled's Song, was represented by his first winner July 24 at Del Mar.
Graded stakes-placed Mo Mon came through with his first winner when a daughter, Saratoga Lilly, won July 27 at Monmouth Park.
Grade I winner and Canadian champion Perfect Soul came through with his first winner July 26.
Danzig, a prominent stallion ever since his freshman crop emerged, was represented by his 200th stakes winner.
After standing 20 years at Alec Head's stud farm in Normandy, France, Highest Honor, a French champion and two-time leading sire, has been pensioned.
Swiss Yodeler will stand the 2009 breeding season at John Harris' Harris Farm near Coalinga, Calif. He previously stood at Pepper Oaks Farm.
Spanish Steps sired his first winner July 24, when his daughter Spanish Ice won the fifth race at Del Mar by 1 3/4 lengths.
Stakes winner Hot War was represented by his first winner July 24 at Ruidoso Downs.
For Dixie, a stakes winner and multiple graded stakes producer, was euthanized July 24 after suffering a ruptured intestine near her stomach.
One of Australia's leading stud farms, Lindsay Park Stud, is selling off their United States import Alannan (Conquistador Cielo-Dame Sybil, by Elocutionist).
Grade II winner and track-record holder Keyed Entry has been retired from racing and will stand the 2009 breeding season at Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla.
Buy the Barrel, a three-time stakes winner this year, has been retired
Helen of Troy, dam of champion Thor's Echo, was euthanized June 30 because of complications from laminitis.
Mammad Huseynov, who purchased the sale-topping Don Gato at the 2008 Keeneland April 2-year-old in training sale, has purchased a near 100-acre farm near Lexington with plans to launch a breeding operation.
Homewrecker, dam of five stakes winners, was euthanized July 1 because of the infirmities of old age.
Trippi, Florida's leading sire this year, has been purchased by Johann and Gaynor Rupert's L'Ormarins Stud for stallion duty in South Africa.
Sulamani, a U.S. grade I winner and international champion, was represented by his first winner when his son Dazinski won July 21 at Yarmouth in England.
The Leopard, the highest-priced auction 2-year-old of 2007 and one of the top juvenile turf runners that year, has been retired from racing to stand at Haras La Quebrada in Argentina.
Valid Victress, dam of Eclipse Award winner Perfect Sting, died June 16 from foaling complications.
Nine days after having his first 2-year-old winner in Puerto Rico, Smarty Jones registered his first winner in the United States when Zayat Stables' Keefer broke his maiden in his first start at Monmouth Park July 20.
Graded stakes winner Popular came through with his first winner when a daughter, Fashionita, won July 18 at Solano.
Buzzards Bay, whose four graded stakes wins include a triumph in the 2005 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), has been retired from racing.
Grade I winner and millionaire Tomisue's Delight was euthanized July 16 following complications from colic surgery.
Johar, who deadheated for first in the 2003 John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), was represented by his first winner when a daughter, Majestic Feline, won July 17.
Manlove, who was standing at Beverly Least's Foggy Bottom Farm near Geneseo, N.Y., was euthanized July 11 because of neurological problems.
Grade I winner and millionaire Request for Parole, owned by Sam and Jeri Knighton, will shuttle to Argentina.
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