Taylor Made Farm closed a deal July 17 to purchase 30% interest in dual classic winner and 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome with the intent of racing the champion next year, then stand him at stud in 2017.
Calumet Farm's Oxbow, winner of this year's Preakness Stakes (gr. I), has been retired and will begin his stud career at Taylor Made Stallions in Central Kentucky. The son of Awesome Again will stand for $20,000.
The rare horse who made headlines in the sales ring, on the track, and as a stallion, Unbridled's Song died July 26 in Lexington at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital.
Mary Emily Marshall Taylor, 85, wife of Taylor Made Farm founder Joe Taylor and the mother of Duncan, Ben, Frank, and Mark, who now run the family business, died July 13.
Astrology, a graded stakes winner at 2 and classic-placed at 3, has been retired from racing to stand at Taylor Made Stallions near Nicholasville, Ky. in 2013.
Grade I winner First Dude will enter stud at Donald Dizney's Double Diamond Farm near Ocala, Fla.
Mare owners shouldn't expect stud fees to drop much lower, according to horsemen at several Central Kentucky farms who were interviewed recently.
Grade I winner Eskendereya will stand for $30,000 live foal in 2011 at the Taylor family's Taylor Made Stallions near Nicholasville, Ky.
The Korean Racing Authority announced Sept. 29 its purchase of grade I winner Officer for an undisclosed price from Taylor Made Stallions in Central Kentucky.
Graded stakes winner Master Command, who was standing his third year at stud at the Taylor family's Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Ky., was euthanized April 13 following an injury.
Central Kentucky stallion Northern Afleet, sire of 2005 Eclipse Award winner Afleet Alex, will shuttle to Stud TNT in Brazil in 2007 under a joint venture between Stud TNT, Haras Santa Maria de Araras, and Haras Old Friends.
Freshman sire Officer has been relocated to Taylor Made Farm for the 2007 breeding season after the Nicholasville, Ky.,-based farm acquired an interest in the stallion.
Forest Danger, who ran fifth in the Sept. 3 Forego Handicap (gr. I), his first start in three months, has re-aggravated an injury, forcing his retirement.
Three time grade I winner Southern Image, who has earned more than $1.8 million, has been purchased by the Taylor Made / WinStar Venture for stallion duty.
Touched by the recent stories of the late Alex Scott and her Alex's Lemonade Stand, Ernie Paragallo of North Mass, New York and a part owner of the Kentucky-based stallion Unbridled's Song is contributing $62,500 to Alex's Lemonade Stand and $62,500 to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation based in New Canaan, Connecticut.
Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Ky. has teamed up with Monmouth Park Racetrack to sponsor "The Taylor Made Matchmaker Stakes," a grade III event worth $150,000 to be run on Haskell Day, Sunday, Aug. 7, this year.
Taylor Made Sales Agency, founded 26 years ago, could reach the $1-billion mark in public auction sales with its consignment to this year's Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.
Major stallion Saint Ballado is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct mild incoordination, according to Ben Taylor, head of the Taylor Made stallion division.
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