Mike Heitzmann, a lifelong horseman and former stallion handler at Vinery, has re-united with former employer Ben Walden where he has been named stallion manager at Pauls Mill near Versailles, Ky.
Grade II winner Fast Bullet has been retired from racing and will take up stud duty at Pauls Mill for a fee of $7,500 live foal stands and nurses, it was announced Nov. 7.
Wood Memorial and Gotham Stakes (both gr. I) winner will enter stud in 2014 at Pauls Mill.
Grade I winner I Want Revenge will enter stud for the 2014 season at Ben and Elaine Walden's Pauls Mill Farm near Versailles, Ky. A stud fee has not yet been announced.
Mining My Own, dam of Mine That Bird and Dullahan, has a new home at Ben and Elaine Walden's Pauls Mill following a recent acquisition that saw Pauls Mill purchase half interest in the 11-year-old Smart Strike mare.
Keep the select portion of the Keeneland September sale or do away with it? Read what auction participants had to say.
WinStar Farm has acquired an interest in all four stallions -- Bellamy Road, Summer Bird, Artie Schiller, and U S Ranger -- from Pauls Mill and will relocate them to their Versailles, Ky. farm for the 2012 breeding season.
The average price grew 9.7% from a year ago and the median price increased 1.3% during the Doncaster Bloodstock Sales' breeze-up auction April 20 in England.
Veteran horsemen Ben Walden, Mark Toothaker, and Jim Perrone have joined forces to form Pauls Mill Sales, a full-service sales consignment agency based in the Bluegrass.
The Keeneland January horses of all ages sale enjoyed increases in the number of horses sold, gross, and average price during its five-day run in Lexington. Read what people had to say about the market.
Ben and Elaine Walden's Pauls Mill announced Nov. 3 that Patrick Morell has been named director of sales at the Versailles, Ky. farm. Sandy Sanborn will stay on in stallion and farm office administration.
Shane Glass has been named stallion manager at Pauls Mill. The Versailles, Ky., farm is owned by Ben Walden Jr. and his wife, Elaine, and is located near Versailles, Ky.
Ben P. Walden, Jr., owner of Pauls Mill Farm, announced June 7 that Summer Bird will enter stud in 2011 at his farm near Versailles, Ky.
Group I placed U S Ranger, currently standing at Pauls Mill in Kentucky, will shuttle to Australia for the next three southern hemisphere breeding seasons.
Prominent international sire Red Ransom, who helped perpetuate the Roberto/Hail to Reason male line, was euthanized Nov. 14 because of complications following intestinal surgery.
Grade II winner Teuflesberg, whose first foals arrived this year, will stand the 2010 season at Brent and Crystal Fernung's Journeyman Stud in Ocala, Fla.
Black Tie Affair, 1991 Horse of the Year, has been pensioned at Randy Funkhouser's O'Sullivan Farms near Charles Town, W.Va.
Boosted by an impressive-looking son of Storm Cat, which fetched a final bid of $2 million, the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale ended its two-night run in New York Aug. 5 with an increase in average price. The median price held steady whle the gross revenue dipped slightly compared to last year's figures.
An impressive looking son of Storm Cat fetched a final bid of $2 million from Michael Vincent Magnier of Coolmore Stud during the second session of the 2008 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale Aug. 5.
After surprisingly selling his Gracefield Farm near Lexington in May of this year, Ben Walden has purchased a new farm with plans of making it the last farm he buys.
Ben P. Walden Jr. and his wife, Elaine, prominent members of the Kentucky Thoroughbred industry, have sold their 310-acre farm near Lexington. The property, called Gracefield, was purchased by Robert and Lisa Lourie of Setauket, New York, for an undisclosed amount.
Hurricane Hall selling training division to Patrick Biancone and Fabien Ouaki.
The first reported foal by 3-year-old Eclipse champion and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Bernardini was born Jan. 4 at Gracefield Farm near Lexington. The newborn filly, bred by Gracefield and Partners, is out of the multiple stakes producer Belle Nuit.
Grade I winner Silver Wagon will enter stud for 2008 at Hurricane Hall near Lexington, it was announced Dec. 18.
English Channel, who ran his way into a championship by way of his overwhelming score in the Oct. 27 John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Hurricane Hall near Lexington.
With Keeneland's decision to postpone the second day of the September yearling sale due to the apparent terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., many buyers and sellers were left in limbo. One thing was certain: horses and the sales were secondary.
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