Champion Afleet Alex's first reported foal is a colt born Jan. 21 at Bettina Jenney's Derry Meeting Farm near Cochranville, Pa.
Gainesway Farm stallion Mr. Greeley, who enjoyed a fine year at this year's major yearling sales, will stand in 2007 for $75,000.
The grade II-winning and classic-placed Sunday Break will stand the 2007 season at Robert Trussell and John T.L. Jones III's Walmac Farm near Lexington, it was announced Friday.
Ten Most Wanted, who stood his first two seasons at Gainesway Farm in Kentucky, is moving to Becky Thomas' Sequel Stallions New York for the 2007 season.
Gainesway Farm reported Wednesday that dual classic winner and stallion Afleet Alex is recovering from surgery performed on Sept. 26 to repair an inguinal hernia.
Johannesburg and Officer, who raced against each other as 2-year-olds, now are battling each other as freshmen sires.
Strategic Mission, who stood his first two years at Gainesway Farm near Lexington before standing the last three in New York, will return to Gainesway for the 2007 breeding season.
Dream Team, a grade I winner and dam of champion sprinter Orientate, died June 7 from complications from foaling a Gone West colt two days earlier at Gainesway Farm (Antony Beck, president) near Lexington.
Officer was represented by his first winner in the United States on May 21 at Churchill Downs when his first-crop 2-year-old colt Run Alex Run defeated a $46,500 maiden special field.
Freshman sire Orientate got his first winner May 4 at Hollywood Park when the filly Lost On Champagne won at first asking.
Gainesway Farm announced that the first three mares have been confirmed in foal to champion Afleet Alex.
Winning Colors, the 1988 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) heroine and the third and last filly to win the race, delivered a filly by Orientate Feb. 10 at the Beck family's Gainesway Farm. The filly is the first reported foal out of Winning Colors since 1999, when she foaled a Broad Brush colt named Dr. Litin.
Pancho Villa, a speedy son of Secretariat, suffered a heart attack and died right before he was getting ready to cover his first mare this breeding season at Dr. Steve Hicks' Cedarcrest Farm near Palestine, Texas.
Grade I winner Tapit's first crop includes a filly born Jan. 20 at Xavier and Sharon Moreau's farm near Ocala, Fla.
Gainesway Farm announced that the first foal sired by grade I winner Cuvee arrived Jan. 5 at Bruce Kline's Foxhills Farm near Lexington.
Luhuk, who shuttled from Argentina to Gainesway Farm (Antony Beck, president) near Lexington the past several seasons, will remain in Argentina.
The first foal sired by 2004 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Birdstone was born Jan. 11 at the Young family's Overbrook Farm near Lexington.
The surging Thoroughbred market continued to generate impressive figures Tuesday during the second session of Keeneland's January sale in Lexington.
Sir Cat, sire of 2005 grade II winners Cativa and Surf Cat, has been sold to stand at Haras Jockey in Chile.
Afleet Alex, who recently arrived at Gainesway Farm, where he will stand for a $40,000 stud fee, is adjusting beautifully to his new life.
Subordination, a millionaire two-time grade I turf winner, has been purchased by Juan Marmorek's Uruguayan Stud Montana Ranch for stallion duty in Uruguay.
Cash is King Stable, Jess Jackson, and Gainesway Farm have announced that dual classic winner Afleet Alex will enter stud for $40,000 at Gainesway near Lexington.
Joyeux Danseur, a grade I winner at Churchill Downs, died in early November while standing at Gary Turkington's Wattle Brae Thoroughbred Stud in Queensland, Australia.
Mt. Livermore, sire of nine millionaires and six champions, has been pensioned at Gainesway Farm near Lexington because of declining fertility.
Texan Jim McIngvale went to $275,000 to acquire a Forestry colt to top Monday's first session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale in Timonium, Maryland.
Here are some horses that could bring big prices Monday night at Saratoga.
Thirty-five-year-old Stop the Music, the broodmare sire of 2005 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Giacomo, was euthanized July 8 at Gainesway Farm due to infirmities of old age.
Mr. Greeley, who has sired six grade/group I winners, will stand the 2006 breeding season at Gainesway Farm near Lexington.
Lyphard, one of the great sires of recent times and certainly one of the longest living, was euthanized June 10 at Gainesway Farm near Lexington.
Breeders' Cup founder John R. Gaines was posthumously honored as this year's Equine Industry Vision Award recipient by Pfizer Animal Health and American Horse Publications at a June 10 ceremonial breakfast held during the AHP Horse By Northwest Seminar in Seattle.
Sing and Swing, the first mare bred to grade I winner Birdstone, has been pronounced in foal at Gainesway Farm.
Bird Town, Marylou Whitney's champion 3-year-old filly of 2003, produced her first offspring, an Empire Maker colt.
By Greg Avioli - John had the amazing ability to synthesize large amounts of information and draw immediate and clear conclusions.
- By Dan Liebman
The following is the transcript of a question and answer session by John Gaines with Dan Liebman, executive editor of The Blood-Horse, which appeared in the pages of the magazine in October, 1999.
Grade II winner Sunday Break's first foal was born Jan. 18 at Suzi Shoemaker's Lantern Hill Farm near Midway, Ky.
Empress Club, a South African Horse of the Year, died suddenly Dec. 19 at Gainesway Farm (Antony Beck, president) near Lexington.
Broad Brush, North America's leading sire of 1994 who helped preserve the Domino sire line, has been retired from stallion duty at Gainesway Farm near Lexington because of declining fertility.
Tapit, a grade I-winning 3-year-old son of Pulpit out of Tap Your Heels (by Unbridled), has been retired to stud and will stand at Gainesway Farm in Lexington, Ky.
Lear Fan, one of the nation's leading turf sires, has been pensioned from stallion duty at Gainesway Farm near Lexington because of declining fertility.
- By Dan Liebman
John T.L. Jones Jr. has sold Walmac International to entities controlled by his son, John III, and his son's former partner in several horse ventures, Bobby Trussell. The deal, signed Sept. 10, involves the farm's property but no stallion interests.
Gainesway Farm announced a $12,500 fee for grade I winner Ten Most Wanted for the 2005 breeding season.
Formal Gold, whose Beyer Speed Figures of 126, 124, and 125 in three consecutive graded stakes stamped him as perhaps America's best racehorse since the early 1990s, will be relocated to Tom Clark's Rancho San Miguel near San Miguel, Calif.
- By Ron Mitchell
A son of Giant's Causeway consigned by Gainesway Farm was purchased by Team Valor's Barry Irwin for $1,850,000 to top the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga August yearling sale Wednesday night.
A chestnut colt from the first crop of Horse of the Year Point Given was purchased by trainer Bob Baffert for $475,000 to top Monday's opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky summer yearling sale in Lexington, Ky.
Ten Most Wanted, third in Eclipse Award balloting for best 3-year-old male last year, will enter stud at Graham J. Beck's Gainesway Farm near Lexington.
Prominent sire Broad Brush was taken out of stallion service the end of April at Graham J. Beck's Gainesway Farm near Lexington because of a problem with his left front ankle.
Pensioned stallion Irish River died April 26 in his paddock at Graham J. Beck's Gainesway Farm near Lexington. The 28-year-old classic-winning son of classic winner Riverman stood all but one of his seasons at stud at the Lexington nursery.
Graham J. Beck's Gainesway Farm announced that Careless Flirt is the first mare in foal to grade II winner Sunday Break.
Officer, a grade I winner who stands at Graham J. Beck's Gainesway Farm near Lexington, Ky., was represented by his first foal, a filly, born Jan. 26 at Ron and Fran Stolich's Blooming Hills Farm near Clements, Calif.
Champion Orientate's first foal, a colt, was born Jan.14 at Garland Williamson's farm in Ontario, Canada.
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