Lenny Shulman reviews the dominant performances of Kentucky Derby contenders and their prep races. Lenny also reviews Keeneland's Spring meet, including an interview with Bret Jones of Airdrie Stud whose horses won the Ashland S. and Fantasy S. Sponsored by Hill 'n' Dale Farm.
Bret Jones of Airdrie Stud talks about Believe You Can in the Fasig-Tipton November sale on Nov. 3, 2014.
Grade I winner Brother Derek came through with his first winner when son Captain Derek won at Monmouth Park Sept. 2.
Stevie Wonderboy, the champion 2-year-old male of 2005, sired his first winner when his son Sunny Superstition won at Del Mar Aug. 3.
WinStar Farm has acquired a significant interest in leading sire Harlan's Holiday and will stand the 11-year-old son of Harlan in 2011.
Grade I winner and track record-setter Majesticperfection, rated the nation's top sprinter by Daily Racing Form's Mike Watchmaker, will enter stud in 2011 at Brereton C. Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky.
Grade I winner Friends Lake has been sold to Saudi Arabian interests for stallion duty.
The Daddy, winner of the 2005 Super Derby (gr. II), came through with his first winner when his daughter Please Daddy won at Delaware Park Aug. 2.
Airdrie Stud has dropped the 2010 fee for Indian Charlie to $70,000 from $75,000.
Deputy Commander, the 1997 Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner, was euthanized Oct. 7 at Donald and Karen Cohen's Ballena Vista Farm near Ramona, Calif.
A full sister to 2008 champion 3-year-old filly Proud Spell was foaled May 17.
Brereton C. Jones' homebred champion Proud Spell has been retired from racing and bred to Indian Charlie.
Bill Carl, who owned Old Colony Insurance in Lexington, died the afternoon of Jan. 12.
Canadian stallions Mazel Trick and Regal Intention died in late October at Canmor Farms near Aldergrove, British Columbia.
Divine Park has been retired for stallion duty at Brereton C. Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky.
Indian Charlie, who was the highest-priced stallion at Brereton C. Jones' Airdrie Stud in 2008, figures to remain the highest priced stallion at the farm for 2009.
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.
Graded stakes winner Canadian Frontier got his initial winner when his daughter On the Menu won Aug. 24 at Delaware Park in her first start.
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.
Grade I winner Divine Park will enter stud at Brereton C. Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky., following the conclusion of his racing career.
Silver Hawk, the sire of 76 stakes winners who was pensioned in the fall of 2003, was euthanized June 5 due to the infirmities of old age. He was 29.
The first winner by grade I winner Friends Lake won June 4 at Churchill Downs.
Banker's Gold, a grade II winner who stood in the U.S. before being sent to Cyprus earlier this year, was euthanized in April.
Deputy Commander, third on this year's California sires list by progeny earnings, will not cover any more mares this year because of a health issue.
Graded stakes winner Istan, a 5-year-old son of Gone West, has arrived at Brereton C. Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky.
Istan, winner of the Nov. 3 Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III) by 8 3/4 lengths at Churchill Downs, has been purchased by Brereton C. Jones' Airdrie Stud.
Indian Charlie, sire of Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) winner Indian Blessing, will stand for $50,000 at Brereton C. Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky.
Stevie Wonderboy, champion 2-year-old male of 2005, will begin his stallion career for a fee of $17,500.
Graded stakes winners Forest Camp and Pico Central have been sold to the Korean Racing Association for stallion duty at Jeju Stud Farm.
Flashy Bull, winner of this year's Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I), will enter stud in 2008 for a fee of $10,000 at Brereton and Elizabeth Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky.
Grade I winner Harlan's Holiday came through with his first stakes winner July 21.
Badge of Silver, whose third-place finish in the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) was met with a round of astonishment because it was his first race since Jan. 1, has arrived for stallion duty at Brereton C. Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky.
Grade II winner Badge of Silver, who ran a surprising third in the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) in his first start since January, will stand at Brereton C. Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky.
Include, one of the leading freshman sires in several categories, and Indian Charlie, whose daughter, Fleet Indian, takes an eight-race win streak into the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), have undergone important stud fee increases for 2007 at Brereton C. Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky.
Forest Grove, a grade III stakes winner by Forestry, will stand in 2007 at Brereton Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky. His fee will be $7,500.
Deputy Commander, the sire of 15 stakes winners, will be relocated to stand in 2007 at Donald and Karen Kohn's Ballena Vista Farm near Ramona, Calif. His fee will be $10,500.
Grade I winner and millionaire Include was represented by his first winner when his daughter, A Slick Chic, won May 9 at Calder Race Course.
- By Ray Paulick
"I'm not fighting the world here," said Jess Jackson, the California winemaker whose lawsuit against his former bloodstock advisers heated up last week.
Yankee Victor, who ranks 10th on the second-crop sires list by 2005 progeny earnings, has been sold to the Korean Racing Association.
Brereton C. Jones' Airdrie Stud recently announced stud fee increases for Forest Camp and Canadian Frontier.
Records are made to be broken. But what happens if no one knows it's a record?
Mazel Trick, one of the leading freshman sires in 2003 and currently ranked fourth on the second-crop list, will relocate to Thomas Reigle's Reigle Heir Farms near Grantville, Pa.
Canadian Frontier, a graded stakes-winning sprinter this year, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Brereton C. Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky.
Brereton C. Jones' Airdrie Stud has purchased grade I winner Friends Lake for stallion duty from Chester Broman Sr. and his wife, Mary.
Yankee Victor, winner of the 2000 Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I), was represented by his first winner when his son Miracle Man won May 8 at Churchill Downs at first asking.
Kentucky stallion Proud Citizen, a grade II winner and a Kentucky Derby (gr. I) runner-up, has gotten his first three mares in foal.
A filly from the first crop of millionaire Include was born Jan. 25 at Paul and Claire Reece's Rockwell Farm near Lexington.
Airdrie Stud announced that millionaire Afternoon Deelites will move to Clear Creek Stud near Folsom, La., for the 2004 breeding season.
Stakes winner Yankee Gentleman, whose 117 Beyer Speed Figure is one of the highest of the year, will enter stud at Mr. and Mrs. Brereton C. Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky.
Silver Hawk, a prominent turf stallion who sired 66 stakes winners, has been pensioned at Brereton and Libby Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky.
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