The 2010 Classic was the end of a magical run that brought an eerie hush to the crowd at Churchill Downs. Victorious and magnificent Blame walked into the winner's circle in dead silence.
Outstanding females provided many of the thrills during the Breeder's Cup's third decade.
Claiborne Farm announced its 2014 stud fees Oct. 9. Two stallions' fees have risen: War Front's fee has increased to $150,000 from his 2013 fee of $80,000; and First Samurai will stand for $15,000 next year, up from $10,000
Keeneland's September yearling sale ended Saturday with strong gains over last year that justified pre-sale optimism and signaled that commercial Thoroughbred breeding has regained solid financial footing.
Distorted Humor had the top Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling average of $567,000. Quality Road had the top average among first-crop yearling sires at $287,500
When the Fasig-Tipton selected yearling sale kicks off in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., breeding industry professionals will be looking closely to see how offspring of first-crop sires fare.
A daughter of Breeders' Cup Classic (gr.I) winner Blame at the Gainesway consignment at Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga select yearling sale. Watch Video
While several buyers and consignors noted that it seemed difficult to guess where upper-end prices will fall at the July 15 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale, here's six they figure to be keeping a close eye on.
After a strong 2-year-old sales season, Fasig-Tipton Kentucky hopes to build on last year's July sale that saw a 16.3% increase in average price to $81,291 and a 15.1% spike in gross to $15,364,000.
Al Stall, Jr. and wife Nicole at the Alibi Breakfast discuss Departing, the Preakness, and Blame. Watch Video
View Arch and several of his progeny who have had careers on the race track. View this feature in the March 23, 2013 issue of The Blood-Horse. view slideshow
- By Ron Mitchell
Bernie Sams, bloodstock manager at Claiborne Farm, discusses the farm's stallion Arch, who is profiled in the March 23 issue of The Blood-Horse magazine. Listen Now!
The Keeneland January sale serves as a benchmark for new stallions, as mares in foal to stallions who will have their first foals in 2013 are offered and sires who have their first yearlings look to make their mark.
A neck injury suffered earlier this season has prompted jockey Casey Chavez to retire from racing.
Barbara Hunter's multiple graded stakes-winning mare Snow Top Mountain, in foal to Blame, has been retired from racing with earnings of $525,303.
The first foal by champion Blame arrived Jan. 13 in Pennsylvania.
Claiborne Farm's Cease, a contender for the 1 3/4-mile Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. II) on at Churchill Downs Nov. 5, breezed four furlongs in :47 2/5 Sunday morning at Keeneland.
War Front, second on the second-crop sires' list by progeny earnings, will stand in 2012 for $60,000, a jump of $45,000 from his 2011 fee of $15,000.
Jerry and Ann Moss, owners of 2010 Horse of the Year and three-time champion older mare Zenyatta, relayed her story to an audience of racing fans and equine enthusiasts Sept. 14.
The 2010 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Blame, along with the movie "Secretariat" and jockeys Ramon Dominguez, Garrett Gomez, and John Velazquez were nominated for Espy Awards.
Apart may still be overshadowed by a prominent former stablemate-champion Blame-but similarities between the two horses exist. Read Blog
The connections that won last year's William Donald Schaefer Memorial Stakes (gr. III) with eventual champion Blame will seek a double with Apart when the $100,000 event is held May 21 at Pimlico Race Course.
Robert Yagos, owner of Archarcharch, stayed positive about the Derby experience even after drawing the short straw in the post positions for the Run for the Roses.
Liable, the dam of 2010 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner and champion Blame, has been named Broodmare of the Year by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.
William Donald Schaefer, a former Maryland governor and a big supporter of racing, died April 18 in Baltimore
Australian-based Black Caviar nosed out U.S. champion Blame as the top-rated horse in the world, based on World Thoroughbred Rankings from Oct. 1, 2010 through March 27, 2011.
ESPN's coverage of the 2010 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) from Churchill Downs is one of six nominees for a Sports Emmy Award in the live sports special category.
Blame, the 2010 champion older male and winner of the 2010 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), had his first two mares confirmed in foal last week.
Aurora, a stakes-winning daughter of Danzig whose four stakes winners including successful stallion Arch, died March 3 after producing a filly by Empire Maker.
Might, a 3-year-old full sister to champion older male Blame, ran second at Fair Grounds Feb. 20 as the 11-10 favorite in her career debut.
Images from the Eclipse Awards. View Slideshow
- By Tom LaMarra
Another look at some head-shakers in the horse racing industry, which never fails to produce good material. Read Blog
Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's aptly name Blame won the Eclipse Award for champion older male of 2010. The son of Arch capped his season with a neck victory over Zenyatta in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
One of the most hotly debated races for Horse of the Year honors in recent memory will conclude tonight, Monday, Jan. 17, with the announcement of whether it is finalist (in alphabetical order) Blame, Goldikova, or Zenyatt
- By Esther Marr
Owner Jerry Moss and trainer Al Stall gave their final thoughts on the Horse of the Year debate during a National Thoroughbred Racing Association teleconference Jan. 13.
The exciting victory by Blame over the previously undefeated Zenyatta in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs has been voted the 2010 National Thoroughbred Racing Association Moment of the Year.
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Blame has been judged the best horse to race in North America during 2010 by the compilers of the World Thoroughbred Rankings, unveiled in London, England, on Tuesday, Jan. 11.
Led by Horse of the Year finalists Blame, Goldikova, and Zenyatta, the finalists for 2010 Eclipse Awards were released Jan. 6.
Claiborne Farm will be honored with the Eclipse Award of Merit for outstanding achievement in Thoroughbred racing.
- By Steve Haskin
Quality Road will be remembered for his brilliance and personality. Read Blog
Todd Pletcher, Ramon Dominguez and WinStar Farm were the leading trainer, jockey, and owner, respectively, based on North American earnings in 2010, according to final statistics from the Equibase Company.
Reflect on the races that made headlines during 2010. View Slideshow
Michael Clevenger of Louisville, Ky., has won the 2010 Media Eclipse Award for photography for his picture of the dramatic finish between Blame and Zenyatta in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Churchill Downs Nov. 6.
A visual look at some of the top new stallions for 2011, including Blame, Quality Road, Lookin At Lucky, and more. View Slideshow
Jason Shandler looks at the likely 2010 Eclipse Award winners. Read Blog
Photographer Anne M. Eberhardt catches up with some of the new players in the Thoroughbred breeding scene. She also gets a close up look at a fox hunt in Kentucky. Read Blog
Lenny and Steve present And They're Off featuring Horse of the Year positions, 2-Year-Old Ky Derby Talent, Trainers and the Zenyatta Send Off. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
Images of Blame's racing career and his new life at Claiborne. View Slideshow
Lenny and Steve present the post-Breeders' Cup edition of And They're Off featuring Zenyatta, Blame, Life At Ten, a review of the television coverage and more. Watch Video
Another look at some of the issues of the day, post-Breeders' Cup. Read Blog
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