During the Asian Racing Conference Jan. 25 at the National Sports Club of India in Mumbai, Princess Zahra Aga Khan provided some in-depth thoughts on Thoroughbred breeding, calling for more patience.
Grade I winner Somali Lemonade died Jan. 23 from complications of foaling, according to breeder Helen Alexander, sister of the 7-year-old mare's owner, Caroline Forgason.
Hill 'n' Dale Farms announced Jan. 22 the first report foal for Flashback, a grade II-winning son of 2015 leading sire Tapit. The colt was born on Jan. 20 at Guy and Stella Jenkins' farm in New York.
Stallion Noble Mission was represented by his first foal born earlier this week when the mare Forgotten Miss produced a filly at Woodspring Farm in Versailles, Ky.
The first reported foal for Uncaptured, Canada's Horse of the Year of 2012, is a filly born Jan. 3 at J. Michael O'Farrell Jr.'s Ocala Stud Farm.
Revolutionary, WinStar's multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire, sired his first reported foal Jan. 8, when a filly was born at Rancho Ballena near Ramona, Calif.
Stroud's Lane Farm has launched a commercial stallion operation near Reddick, Fla., and will offer mare owners a trio of new stallions for the 2016 breeding season.
Spendthrift Farm's Shakin It Up, winner of the Malibu (gr. I), Strub (gr. II), and San Vicente (gr. II) stakes, sired his first reported foal late Jan. 6, when a colt was born at Brandywine Farm in Paris, Ky.
Grade I winner Mr Speaker has been retired from racing and will stand at Lane's End near Versailles, Ky. for the 2016 season. His first-year fee is set at $10,000.
Four-time group I winner Al Kazeem will stand for £12,000 (US$18,280) for the 2016 season after proving subfertile when initially retired. The 7-year-old will enter stud at owner/breeder John Deer's Oakgrove Stud.
More than three years into a lucrative purse agreement between Canterbury Park and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, the Minnesota Thoroughbred breeding program is reaping the benefits.
Special Rate, a successful Texas sire, has been moved to Oklahoma to stand at Glasses Creek Ranch in Madill in 2016.
Moments after Liam's Map scored a clear victory in the $1 million Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I), one of his co-owners confirmed that the 4-year-old son of Unbridled's Song will be retired to stand at Lane's End.
Lane's End has acquired an interest in Teresa Viola Racing Stables and West Point Thoroughbreds Liam's Map, according to a news release from the Versailles, Ky. farm.
WinStar Farm's and Twin Creeks Racing's multiple grade I winner Constitution has been retired to stud at WinStar for 2016. The son of Tapit will stand for a fee of $25,000 stands and nurses.
Muhaarar, Europe's top sprinter this year, will stand at Shadwell's Nunnery Stud for the 2016 breeding season.
Current leading California sire Bluegrass Cat will stand for a $6,500 fee, Ballena Vista Farm announced Oct. 16.
Hill 'n' Dale Farms has released its stallion roster and fees for 2016, but it hasn't yet announced the fee for its newly acquired stallion Curlin. His fee will be announced at a future date.
Champagne Stakes (gr. I) winner Daredevil has been retired and will stand in 2016 at WinStar Farm in Versailles, Ky. The farm said the fee will be announced soon.
The grade I-winning son of Speightstown will stand in New York for $7,500 live foal.
Grade I winner The Big Beast has been shut down for the year, owner Alex Lieblong said Sept. 25, because of nagging foot issues and a lack of races at his best distances.
Kaleem Shah's Bayern, last year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner, will stand at Hill 'n' Dale Farms in 2016.
Paul Reddam wins Del Mar Futurity with Nyquist, Hopeful with Ralis, MarketWatch, and more in the September 12, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.
Secret Circle, a two-time Breeders' Cup winner and the 2015 Golden Shaheen victor, will be retired to stud for the 2016 breeding season, co-owner Mike Pegram said. Stud plans have not yet been determined.
Two-time Horse of the Year Curlin will relocate from Lane's End to John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm for the 2016 breeding season, majority owner Stonestreet Farm announced Sept. 2.
Spendthrift Farm has set 2016 fees for two of its most popular stallions. Into Mischief's fee will rise $10,000 to $45,000 and Malibu Moon's fee of $95,000 will be the same as last year's.
Tiz Love became the first winner for Slew's Tiznow when he won the fourth race at Del Mar Aug. 29.
Big Blue Kitten, a three-time grade I winner and morning-line favorite for the Arlington Million (gr. IT) Aug. 15, will take up stud duty at the end of his racing career at Calumet Farm.
It's a Factum aced the second race at Hastings Racecourse Aug. 9, going gate to wire while becoming the first winner for young Florida stallion Factum, a half brother to prominent sire War Front.
The Jockey Club announced Aug. 8 it is projecting a 2016 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 22,500, up from the 22,000 projection for the 2014 and 2015 foal crops.
The early, low-cost nomination deadline for eligibility to the Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders' Incentive Fund is Aug. 15, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission said Aug. 7.
Mr. Big, sire of recent $200,000 Fleet Treat Stakes winner Big Book, will continue his stallion career at E.A. Ranches in Ramona, Calif.
Grade II winner Moulin de Mougin has been retired according to owners Jan Van de Bos and Robert Naify, who bred the mare and raced her in the name of their Ran Jan Racing.
Northview PA, the Pennsylvania farm that stands Smarty Jones and five other stallions, will be listed for sale on or about Aug. 1, the farm announced July 16.
Multiple grade I winner Congaree will stand the 2016 breeding season at William S. Farish's Lane's End Texas near Hempstead, according to the Texas Thoroughbred Association.
Reiley McDonald scales down Eaton Sales to focus on hands-on horsemanship.
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is pegged at 3-5 odds with Television Games Network and parent company Betfair to stand for a fee between $175,000 and $200,000 during his first season at Coolmore's Ashford Stud.
Sam-Son Farm just keeps racking up the accolades. TOBA's Canadian Breeder of the Year in 2014, the Ontario-based operation experienced its latest triumph with homebred Deceptive Vision.
Trainer Dale Romans said May 28 that Bill Cubbedge's Molly Morgan has been retired from racing because of a hairline fracture in one of her sesamoids.
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