Executive Choice, under a smart ride from Jim McAleney, defeated nine rivals in Woodbine's $125,000 Sir Barton Stakes Dec. 8.
A horse retirement program Adena Springs created in 2004 has a new Web site.
The Nov. 10 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale saw declines in gross, average, and median as a changeover of buyers from around the world created a softer market.
The Holy Bull mare Silent Bull brought $130,000 to top the 11th Adena Springs broodmare sale at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky's Newtown Paddocks Nov. 8.
Multiple grade II winner Silent Name will retire to Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Kentucky near Paris after starting in the Nov. 23 Citation Handicap (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park.
Aristocrat, a winning full brother to Horse of the Year Ghostzapper, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs South near Williston, Fla.
- By Ron Mitchell
The Keeneland November sale will include dispersals or major reductions by Adena Springs, Swettenham Stud, Golden Eagle Farm, the partnership of retired trainer MacKenzie Miller and the late Smiser West, and California owner Stan E. Fulton.
Adena Springs has announced stud fees for the nine stallions it will be standing in Kentucky and the nine the farm will be standing at its Florida farm in 2008.
Grade I winner Golden Missile has arrived at Dr. Jonathan Davis' Milfer Farm near Unadilla, N.Y., where he will stand for $7,500 live foal.
Macho Uno, sire of grade I winner Wicked Style from his freshman crop, will relocate from Frank Stronach's Adena Springs South near Williston, Fla., to stand the 2008 season at Adena Springs Kentucky near Paris.
- By Ron Mitchell
Frank Stronach took a major step toward the top of the breeders' list when his homebred Ginger Punch won the $2 million Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I).
In the most thrilling stretch duel of the day, Ginger Punch took the worst of it on the rail but still won the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) over Hystericalady.
Kindred Thoroughbreds' Going Ballistic continued his terrific 3-year-old campaign Oct. 21, taking the $300,000 Centennial Oklahoma Derby by 3 1/4 convincing lengths at Remington Park.
Wilko, winner of the 2004 Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), has been purchased by Frank Stronach's Adena Springs.
Grade I winner Sligo Bay was represented by his first stakes winner Oct. 11, when Craig Singer's Wind In My Wings took the $150,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes at Keeneland for trainer Reade Baker.
- By Ron Mitchell
The outbreak of equine influenza that is jeopardizing the Australian breeding season has breeders from Down Under thinking about sending their mares to Kentucky-based stallions this fall and winter so they can be bred on Southern Hemisphere time.
The highlight of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. August yearling sale's second open session was a $150,000 son of Macho Uno.
Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Farm, North America's leading breeder by earnings for the fifth consecutive year, will offer a large consignment of in-foal mares at both Keeneland and Fasig-Tipton mixed sales this fall.
Frank Stronach's Adena Springs has moved to a new facility near Bourbon County, Ky.
Grade I winner Milwaukee Brew was represented by his first winner May 27 when Brewtiful Girl won at Delaware Park.
Cobalt Blue could be entertainer Merv Griffin's first Kentucky Derby starter after the inexperienced colt went gate to wire for a sharp two-length win in the $250,000 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita Saturday.
Adena Springs has begun relocating mares to its new 2,000-acre facility near Paris, Ky.
For the third consecutive year, Frank Stronach's Adena Springs has been voted the outstanding breeder of the year.
Horse of the Year Ghostzapper's first reported foal is a colt born Jan. 12 at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs North near Aurora, Ontario, Canada.
The first foal sired by English champion North Light was born Jan. 10 at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington.
Buffalo Man kicked off his 3-year-old season successfully at Gulfstream Park Sunday, taking the lead at the top of the stretch and prevailing by one length in the $77,750 Spectacular Bid.
For the fourth consecutive year, Adena Springs tops the list of leading individual breeders in North America in 2006 with earnings of $13,146,955, according to statistics released Jan. 5 by The Jockey Club Information Systems.
Giacomo, upset winner of the 2005 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), has been retired to Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Farm near Midway, Ky. The 4-year-old son of Holy Bull will stand for a live foal fee of $12,500.
While the Lord at War mare Inspirational brought $230,000 at the annual Adena Springs broodmare sale at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky's Newtown Paddocks Nov. 9, overall the sale posted losses in both average and median.
Adena Springs announced the fees for the stallions at its Kentucky and Florida farms with several unchanged but most decreasing from 2006 to 2007.
Silent Name, a grade II winning son of Sunday Silence, will retire to Frank Stronach's Adena Springs near Versailles, Ky., in 2007.
Unbeaten multiple stakes winner Gold Case has been acquired by Dr. Truman Smith and Jay Taylor from Frank Stronach's Adena Springs for stallion duty at Mesa Vista Stud near Raton, N.M.
Millionaire Running Stag, a former leading Florida stallion, will stand in 2007 at Turf Express Stud near Collinsville, Texas.
Red Bullet, the 2000 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner, was represented by his first winner as a sire when Princess Nikki won Saturday's second race at Calder Race Course.
The Adena Springs juvenile auction established a sale record for gross revenue Monday night in Central Florida while reducing its buy back rate significantly.
Frank Stronach held back five well-bred colts from his Adena Springs sale of 2-year-olds in training sale Monday in Central Florida, saying he plans to "syndicate them and offer them to people to buy into them" for racing purposes.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. has catalogued 535 horses for its March select sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.
The first mare covered by Horse of the Year Ghostzapper at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Kentucky near Midway is Mr. Prospector's winning daughter User History.
Jim Cullen, president of Cullen Bloodstock in Lexington, has been hired as director of marketing for Adena Springs Farm.
Since the calendar switched centuries, two breeders have split the six Eclipse Awards handed out for breeding achievement. Juddmonte Farms won in 2001, 2002, and 2003. Now, Frank Stronach and his Adena Springs operation have garnered their third, voted the winner for 2005 after taking home the trophy in 2000 and 2004.
The first two foals by five-time grade I winner Congaree were born in Central Kentucky Jan. 9.
For the third consecutive year, Adena Springs tops the list of leading individual breeders in North America in 2005 with earnings of $11,672,247, according to statistics released Friday by The Jockey Club Information Systems.
Pleasant Home, upset winner of the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), has been retired from racing and is booked to prominent sire Awesome Again.
The Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club has elected Adena Springs Farms' Steven Nicholson president. Nicholson takes over for outgoing president, Vinery's Ken Wilkens.
Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Farm has formulated two breeders incentive programs for the 2006 season.
Young mares in foal to young stallions were on display at the Adena Springs annual broodmare sale Thursday evening at Fasig-Tipton's Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, Ky.
Veterinarian George Mundy has been hired as general manager of Adena Springs, the Kentucky division of Frank Stronach's 2000 and 2004 Eclipse Award-winning breeding operation.
Four years ago, when he was the farm trainer for Frank Stronach at Adena Springs South near Ocala, Fla., Danny Vella had the satisfaction of seeing former pupils Perfect Sting and Macho Uno win Breeders' Cup races. At this year's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, Vella is seeking an even bigger thrill--training a winner of his own.
North Light, an English champion and classic winner, will enter stud at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Farm near Midway, Ky.
Frank Stronach of Adena Springs and Eugene and Laura Melnyk were the big winners during the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's national awards dinner Friday night at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington.
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