Ackeret became the first winner for freshman sire Mach Ride when he rallied from fifth to score a three-length victory in his career debut in a 6 1/2-furlong maiden claiming race Oct. 9 at Belmont Park.
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A bay half sister to two-time champion Beholder was purchased by Bridlewood Farm for $1.1 million to become the first offering to reach seven figures during the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Champion sprinter Benny the Bull will stand the 2015 breeding season at John and Leslie Malone's Bridlewood Farm, in Ocala, Fla., according to an announcement made by owner Greg James. His fee has not yet been determined.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s four-day June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age finally hit its best stride in the third session June 19.
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Corfu, who set a stakes record in the 2013 Saratoga Special (gr. II), has been retired from racing and will stand the 2014 breeding season at John & Leslie Malone's Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Fla.
Graded stakes performers Keyed Entry, Patriot Act, Roaring Fever, and Zavata have been sold to continue their stud careers in Saudi Arabia in deals brokered by Chad Schumer of Schumer Bloodstock.
The Malone Family Foundation, led by media magnate and philanthropist John C. Malone, has donated $6 million to Colorado State University's Orthopaedic Research Center.
Prominent American businessman John C. Malone and his wife Leslie have purchased renowned Thoroughbred nursery Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Fla. The property was turned over to new ownership Aug. 1.
Freshman sire Yesbyjimminy wasted no time in picking up his first winner as his first starter, Flay Mignon, scored a gate-to-wire victory in his career debut June 28 at Monmouth Park.
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Thunder Moccasin, the undefeated winner of this year's Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II), has been retired from racing and will stand in 2013 at the Appleton family's Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla.
Trainer Bob Baffert wanted to experiment with the inconsistent filly Eden's Moon on turf and his hunch paid off when the odds-on choice led from the start to take the $150,000 San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT) at Del Mar.
Easy front-runner Turbo Compressor, ridden expertly by Joe Bravo, put his six rivals to sleep and coasted to victory over Air Support in the $505,000 United Nations Stakes (gr. IT) July 7 at Monmouth Park.
Turbo Compressor proved once again that speed can be dangerous. The 4-year-old Halo's Image ridgeling, who makes it a habit of being in front, got out to a narrow lead in the Colonial Turf Cup and won.
The 30-year-old graded stakes-winning son of Bailjumper was euthanized due to the infirmities of old age. He'll be buried at Bridlewood Farm near Ocala.
Eden's Moon took a major step toward the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) when she drew away from 6-5 favorite Reneesgotzip in the homestretch to take the $250,000 Las Virgenes Stakes (gr. I) in her stakes debut March 3 at Santa Anita.
Keeneland September yearling sale shows continued strength during its seventh session with 35.9% rise in gross, 37.8% in average, and 26.5% in median over 2010 figures.
Bridlewood Farm freshman Mr. Sekiguchi sired his first winner May 27, when a 2-year-old filly named Rose and Shine captured a $37,200 maiden race at Woodbine.
The opening day of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training generated an average price that was only 1.7% below last year's comparable figure and a median price that was down 7.4%.
Eden's Moon, a sleek daughter of Malibu Moon, got the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training off to a fast start when she brought $390,000 May 23.
May Day Rose, showing a new dimension, took the lead in the stretch and tallied an easy victory in the $100,000 Railbird Stakes (gr. III) as 11-10 choice Pedaltothemedal finished a distant third at Hollywood Park May 21.
North Of Eden, the dam of three grade I winners, died from natural causes and was buried at Bridlewood Farm.
In what amounted to little more than a paid workout, Kaleem Shah's highly-regarded 3-year-old filly May Day Rose handled a pair of rivals to win the $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 9 at Santa Anita Park.
Grade II winner Mach Ride was been retired from racing for stallion duty in 2011 at the Appleton family's Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla.
Sarava, winner of the 2002 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), will stand the 2011 season at the Appleton family's Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla.
Grade II winner Sharp Humor was represented by his first winner when his son Benedetti won at Camarero Race Track in Puerto Rico.
Halo's Image, Florida's leading sire in 2004 and 2006, died after suffering an apparent heart attack while covering a mare March 12 at the Appleton family's Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla.
Mare was expected to be one of top sellers during Keeneland auction's first session.
Act of Duty sired his first winner when his daughter Dance for Zack won by 5 3/4 lengths Aug. 21 at Calder Race Course.
Proud Accolade, a grade I winning son of Yes It's True whose first foals are 2-year-olds this year, was euthanized June 16 at Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla., where he stood the past two years.
Grade III winner Indian Ocean got his first winner, at Calder Race Course May 16.
Garden Cider, a daughter of Forbidden Apple, zipped an eighth of a mile in :9 3/5 April 16 in Central Florida. The bay filly posted the fastest time for the distance during the second session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Grade I winner and successful sire Wagon Limit will return from Moon Lake Farm in Elm Grove, La., to stand in his native Florida at Bridlewood Farm near Ocala for $2,500.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Were it not for Florida, there would now be no active male line tracing back to that most revered of American racehorses, Man o' War. The line had already begun to fade from prominence when Tartan Farms' colt In Reality came along in the stellar foal crop of 1964. Today, Bridlewood Farm's young stallion Put It Back, a son of Honour and Glory and a great-grandson of In Reality, is the latest young sire with the potential to keep this line alive. One of Put It Back's runners who is helping make this happen is grade I winner In Summation.
Leading Thoroughbred breeder and owner Arthur I. Appleton of Bridlewood Farm in Florida died Jan. 15 at the age of 92.
Grade I winner Proud Accolade will stand the 2008 breeding season at Bridlewood Farm in Summerfield, Fla., it was announced today by Padua Stables and Bridlewood Farm.
Graded stakes winner Mr. Livingston has been relocated to Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla., for the 2007 breeding season. His fee will remain at $3,500.
The first foal by millionaire Pleasantly Perfect is a colt born Jan. 10 at Arthur I. Appleton's Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla.
Indian Halo, a Halo mare that produced grade III winner Indian Ocean, sold for $240,000 to top all prices Wednesday in the third session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company Fall Mixed Sale.
Graded stakes winner Indian Ocean, who was retired this summer because of a tendon injury, will enter stud at Arthur I. Appleton's Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla.
Act of Duty, the fifth-highest-priced yearling colt of 2001 and a half-brother to Afleet Alex's sire, will enter stud at Arthur I. Appleton's Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla.
According to published reports, Jolie's Halo died recently following a paddock accident at East Stud on the island of Hokkaido, Japan. The son of Halo was 18.
John Appleton, whose father, Arthur I. Appleton, owns Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla., died May 1 in a skydiving accident in Texas.
Honor Glide, a millionaire son of Honor Grades, has been moved to Arthur I. Appleton's Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla.
Black Mambo, a stakes-placed son of Kingmambo from the family of A.P. Indy and Summer Squall, will enter stud at Arthur I. Appleton's Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla., for a fee of $5,000 live foal.
A fund has been established for Michael McKibben, 34, son of Bridlewood Farm assistant trainer Larry McKibben who suffered severe head trauma July 12 when he was kicked by a horse at his father's farm in Ocala, Fla.
Lexington Thoroughbred owner and breeder John Gaines has announced the formation of a new company, Early Season Income. According to a release, the company's main focus is to offer early cash flow for stallion shareholders and season owners.
The decision on where Smarty Jones will stand at stud should be made within the month, according to George Isaacs, who is acting as the liaison between Roy and Patricia Chapman and stud farm operators in Kentucky bidding for Smarty Jones' services.
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