Multiple stakes winner Nationhood will become the first stallion to stand at Debbie and Rick Pabst's Blue Ribbon Farm near Buckley, Wash., when he begins the 2010 breeding season.
Global insurer Lloyd's of London presented the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture a check for $45,000 Sept. 22 in continuing support of "The Equine Disease Quarterly," an equine health research publication produced by the Department of Veterinary Science.
Hill 'n' Dale Farms announced Sept. 30 that multiple grade I winner Zensational, will stand stud duty at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale near Lexington upon his retirement from racing.
Multiple grade I-winning millionaire and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) second-place finisher Pioneerof the Nile will stand for $20,000 when he enters stud at Dr. Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington in 2010.
Major winner Champs Elysees, a homebred for Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms, will enter stud in 2010 at Abdullah's Banstead Manor Stud near Newmarket, England.
Graded stakes winner Mr. Jester came through with his first winner when his daughter Jesters Jazz won Sept. 26 in her initial outing.
Graded stakes winner Lydgate sired his first winner when his son Bon Ami Pete won Sept. 24 at Retama Park in his initial start.
Sequel Stallions New York will transfer its stallions Freud, Hook and Ladder, and Read the Footnotes to Keane Stud near Amenia, N.Y.
Top racehorse and prominent sire Cryptoclearance died at Rood and Riddle Equine Clinic Thursday, Sept. 24 from a heart attack stemming from complications following colic surgery.
Three-time Canadian champion Judiths Wild Rush will enter stud in 2010 at Nicola Scott's Stone Briar Stables near Fenwick, Ontario, Canada, following his racing career.
Stuart S. Janney III's Laughing Look, dam of grade I winner Coronado's Quest and two other stakes winners, was euthanized Sept. 10 because of complications from the infirmities of old age.
Ishiguru, whose son Ferneley won the Aug. 29 Del Mar Mile Handicap (gr. IIT), was euthanized Sept. 17 following complications arising from a knee injury.
MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter
It seems appropriate that the once-perennial leading commercial sire, Storm Cat, bow out while the Thoroughbred market redefines itself.
Classic winner and successful sire Summer Squall was euthanized Tuesday, Sept. 22, at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., because of complications from the infirmities of old age.
Irish-bred El Prado, the horse that inspired Frank Stronach to get involved in the stallion business, died of an apparent heart attack in his paddock at Adena Springs near Paris, Ky. the morning of Sept. 21.
Judy Klosterman's blue hen mare Haveaheavenlytime, whose success as a broodmare runs three generations deep, was euthanized Sept. 19 because of complications from the infirmities of old age
Fillies commanded the top two prices of the Sept. 20 session as Keeneland's 14-day September yearling sale approached the halfway point.
Seattle Ruler became Roman Ruler's first stakes winner Sept. 20 at Fairplex Park.
Ishiguru, an 11-year-old son of Danzig who was shuttling between England and New Zealand, was euthanized Sept. 18 following complications from a knee injury suffered earlier this year.
The Jockey Club reported that 3,439 stallions covered 56,901 mares in North America during 2008, according to statistics compiled through Sept. 9, 2009. These matings have resulted in 31,727 live foals of 2009 being reported to The Jockey Club on Live Foal Reports received as of Sept. 9, 2009.
Multiple grade I winner and millionaire Tale of Ekati will stand the 2010 breeding season at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington for his owner and breeder Charles Fipke, it was announced Sept. 15.
The first race on a Sunday card at Ontario's Fort Erie Race Track is an unlikely source of inspiration for a pedigree review. But the two horse, best by a length in that race Sept. 13, was a local gelding making a small mark in history.
Millionaire Cherokee's Boy will stand the 2010 season for $2,500. His first foals are yearlings of 2009.
Graded stakes-placed Legal Jousting sired his first winner when his son Jousting Prince won Sept. 13 at Fort Erie.
$4.6-million Keeneland September sale yearling Maimonides will begin his stallion career at Tom Simon's Vinery in Florida
Grade I winner Taste of Paradise was represented by his first winner when his son Justamatteroftime scored by 7 1/4 lengths Sept. 9 at Presque Isle Downs.
Santa Anita Derby victor Pioneerof the Nile, second to Mine That Bird in this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, will begin his stallion career at Dr. Tom Simon's Vinery in Kentucky.
Flying Zee Stable's 7-year-old Cosmonaut has been retired following a successful career, in which the son of Lemon Drop Kid-Cosmic Fire, by Capote, won eight of 36 starts for earnings of nearly $1.4 million.
Mister Baileys, a stakes-record-setting English classic winner who stood several seasons in Kentucky, has died at the age of 18 because of lengthy complications from grass sickness.
MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter
By first-crop sire Afleet Alex and from the successful family of Sunday Evening comes Dublin, winner of the historic Three Chimneys Hopeful Stakes (gr. I).
Prince Prado, a 9-year-old son of El Prado, has been purchased by Sharan Powers and Kenny Thorp for stallion duty at their Country Gold Equine farm near Boyd, Texas.
Multiple graded stakes winner Sir Shackleton will stand in 2010 at Gayle Gerth's Dana Point Farm near Lenhartsville, Pa.
Gone West, who carved out a successful branch of the Mr. Prospector sire line all his own as the sire of 98 stakes winners, was euthanized the night of Sept. 7 because of complications following colic surgery.
Grade II winner St Averil sired his first winner when his daughter Goddess Angel won Sept. 6 at Timonium.
April's Picture, the first winner by stakes-placed Silent Picture, won Sept. 4 by 6 1/2 lengths at Retama Park for owner/trainer Danny Pish in his first start.
Stakes winner Calkins Road was represented by his first winner when his son Cheatin a Little won at first asking Sept. 5 at Albuquerque.
Prints of Peace came through with his first winner when his daughter Bells of Peace won Sept. 3 at Charles Town.
Save Big Money, a multiple stakes-placed son of Storm Cat, has been retired to stud at Dr. Warren and Linda Center's Mighty Acres in Pryor, Okla. He will stand for $2,500 live foal.
Einstein, who is scheduled to run in the Sept. 6 Pacific Classic (gr. I) at Del Mar, has been bought by Frank Stronach's Stronach Stables for an undisclosed sum.
California freshman stallion Our New Recruit died Sept. 1 of colic, a dozen days after he was represented by his first winner.
Overbrook Farm stallion Grindstone will continue his stallion career at veterinarian Jack Root's Oakhurst Equine Farm near Newberg, Ore., according to Ric Waldman, Overbrook's advisor and manager of stallion operations.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
It seems 2009 would be a year for filly phenoms, and they're all the result of young, distance-loving sires.
Champion Action This Day will return to Castleton Lyons (Shane Ryan, president) near Lexington, where he started his stallion career.
Stakes winner Boastful sired his first winner when his daughter Boastingmyrights won Aug. 27 at Charles Town.
Grade I winner Shakespeare will stand in 2010 at William C. Schettine's Signature Stallions near Reddick, Fla.
Empire Stud announced Aug. 27 that young stallion Sunriver has died from what preliminary results indicate was either a heart attack or aneurysm.
Graded stakes winner Yesbyjimminy has been retired from racing and will stand the 2010 breeding season at the Appleton family's Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla.
Strong pedigrees link Saratoga's first two juvenile stakes winners of 2009 - but will genes be enough to keep Backtalk and D'Funnybone in stakes contention after their 2-year-old campaigns?
Grade II winner Icy Atlantic has been purchased by Raul Gonzales-Abreu to stand at his British Mist Stud Farm in Panama.
Onaga, dam of grade I winner Aragorn and this year's Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected sale-topping yearling, was found dead Aug. 14 in Ireland.
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