The first reported foal by Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner Alpha was born Jan. 28 at Sequel Stallions near Hudson, N.Y.
Spirited bidding from a gathering of about 250 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center Jan. 9 bought $714,000 in stallion seasons to benefit of the Thoroughbred Charities of America.
For the third consecutive year, Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey topped the individual breeders list in North America in 2015 with $9,399,425 in earnings.
Darley announced Dec. 30 that freshman sire of 2015 Regal Ransom was euthanized Dec. 29 because of complications from colic. Regal Ransom, by Distorted Humor, was 9 years old.
Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin racing and Darley breeding entities will be merged in 2016 and operated as Godolphin under the direction of newly appointed chief executive John Ferguson.
Freud, this year's second-leading sire in New York who topped the list in 2014, will stand for $10,000 in 2016 at Sequel Stallions New York near Hudson.
Ebeyina, a stakes-placed daughter of Oasis Dream offered in foal to Kodiac, sold Nov. 21 for €460,000 (US$ 489,804), the highest price at the opening session of the Goffs November breeding stock sale.
Delectation burst through in the nick of time for a Darley Classic (Aus-I) upset and Turn Me Loose won a third straight race in taking the Emirates Stakes (Aus-I) at Flemington Nov. 7.
Reddam Racing has sold the breeding rights to its likely 2-year-old male champion Nyquist to Darley America. Undefeated Nyquist cruised to victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Oct. 31.
Wedding Toast has gotten good at the right time, and her family history suggests she has the pedigree power to win the Distaff. That family has been nurtured by Elmendorf, Stonerside, and now Darley.
Medaglia d'Oro will command a $150,000 fee next year as he heads Darley's Northern American roster of 14 stallions for 2016, the operation announced Oct. 27.
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced Sept. 29 that Ellis Park and Turfway Park in Kentucky have both signed on to match contributions made by owners at each track.
The 5-year-old daughter of Street Sense went wire-to-wire in the $400,000 Beldame Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park to win her second consecutive grade I.
Lumiere was quickest from the gate and held her command to win the Connolly's Red Mills Cheveley Park Stakes (Eng-I) for 2-year-old fillies in a stirring finish Sept. 26 at Newmarket.
English classic winner Night of Thunder, a son of Darley's red-hot sire Dubawi, will take up stud duties at Darley's Kildangan Stud in Ireland 2016.
She's Not Here is by Street Cry, sire of the 2010 Horse of the Year, and out of the champion's half sister.
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There were no regrets from American Pharoah's trainer Bob Baffert the morning after the Triple Crown winner finished second to Keen Ice in the Aug. 29 Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course.
In the absence of undefeated Lady Eli, Sentiero Italia announced her presence in the 3-year-old filly turf division with a victory in the Maker's Mark Lake Placid Stakes (gr. IIT) Aug. 14 at Saratoga Race Course.
Glenye Cain Oakford looks at a solid Saratoga select yearling market, an expensive pinhook prospect, and Doc's Leader's legacy in the Hurstland Farm consignment.
A Street Cry colt sold for $1.4 million during the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale the evening of Aug. 11.
Darley America will no longer have a string at the Aiken Training Track near Aiken, S.C., and their operations there will shut down Sept. 1.
Darley sires Cape Cross and Exceed And Excel recently reached the milestone of 100 individual stakes winners.
With a narrow victory in her maiden special weight debut June 25 at Belmont Park, the filly Lucky Lurie became the first winner for stallion Girolamo.
Sheikh Mohammed's Darley has announced that Darren Fox has been appointed sales manager of its stallion division in the U.S.
Charlie Boden, head of sales at Darley since 2006, is leaving the company July 1.
Grade I winners Materiality (:47.78) and Frosted (:47.84) both worked a half-mile May 29 at Belmont Park in preparation of the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) participants Frosted and Keen Ice breezed May 15 at Belmont Park and Churchill Downs, respectively, in their first workouts since the Run for the Roses.
Trainees for the two-year Darley Flying Start scholarship program come from seven different countries, the Darley International Student Program said May 11.
Godolphin Racing's Wedding Toast earned the biggest win of her career when she drew off through the lane to take the $250,000 Ruffian Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park on May 9.
The three-day clinic, sponsored by Blood-Horse, will feature trips to Stonestreet Farm, Darley, Valkyre Stud, and Hagyard Equine Medical Institute.
Likely Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) favorite American Pharoah leads a trio of homebreds being pointed to this year's classic.
First-time starter Humor Vice scored comfortably at Hipodromo de las Americas March 20 and became the first winner for graded/group winner Regal Ransom.
In group I action at Royal Randwick March 7, Hallowed Crown captured the Randwick Guineas, and Cosmic Endeavour took the Canterbury.
Godolphin's gallant stayer Cavalryman has died after suffering a serious fracture in his right hind leg Feb. 28 during the Nad Al Sheba Trophy (UAE-III) at Meydan.
Godolphin Racing's Divided Attention claimed her first stakes victory, taking the $100,000 Ladies Handicap over two-time grade I winner Bell Gallantey Feb. 6 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
For a second consecutive year Ken and Sarah Ramsey topped the individual breeders list in North America in 2014 with $10,412,411 in earnings, according to statistics released by The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc.
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced Dec. 17 that James G. "Jimmy" Bell, president and racing manager of Darley America, has been elected as president of the organization.
Darley in Australia has purchased Brazen Beau, one of Australia's best 3-year-old sprinters, and plans to launch his stud career during the 2015 Southern Hemisphere season.
Florida-based bloodstock agent Justin Casse went to 525,000 guineas (US$867,620) to secure group III winner Esentepe, in foal to Frankel, on opening day of the Tattersalls December mare sale Dec. 1 in Newmarket.
Godolphin Racing's Snowbell led from the start and drew off through the stretch for an authoritative win in the $400,000 Comely Stakes (gr. III) Nov. 29 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Darley's Central Kentucky-based sire Elusive Quality was represented by winners in two Brazilian group I races, both classics, Nov. 8.
Godolphin has purchased a majority share in Prince Faisal's gutsy Dubai Dewhurst Stakes (Eng-I) winner Belardo, who eventually is to join the Darley stallion roster.
Cairo Prince, the early spring favorite for this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum Brands (gr. I), has been retired and will stand in 2015 at Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky. under a partnership deal with Darley.
Darley's roster of 14 stallions in America will be led by top stallion Medaglia d'Oro who has sired 11 group/grade I winners to date, including 2014 grade I winners Lochte and Coffee Clique.
Grade I winner Any Given Saturday has been purchased by the Korea Thoroughbred Breeders Association and will relocate to South Korea for the 2015 breeding season, it was announced Oct. 17.
Olly Tait, chief operating officer of Darley, will leave the organization in November, concluding a tenure of 15 years, Darley announced Oct. 8.
Alpha, a son of leading sire and fellow Darley stallion Bernardini -- and the first horse to win both the Travers and the Woodward in nearly 15 years -- has been retired to Becky Thomas' Sequel Stallions in New York.
Kerrin McEvoy has ended his 12-year tenure as a retained rider for Godolphin and Darley's Australian racing operations and plans to ride freelance.
Street Cry, Darley's leading sire whose progeny included Zenyatta and classic winner Street Sense, has been euthanized after succumbing to complications relating to a neurological condition. The son of Machiavellian was 16.
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