As Tapwrit continues to train up to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) for Todd Pletcher, the back story of how he came to be owned by three major owners together rather than separately is a case study in relationship building.
Since purchasing Bridlewood, the Malones have used their business savvy and equine aptitude to pick up the mantle and develop a breeding program that is working its way toward becoming one of the elite boutique operations in the industry.
The stars aligned at the Fasig-Tipton November sale in Lexington Nov. 7 as an international buying bench lured by a catalog deep in quality produced numbers that exceeded all expectations.
Buyers’ appetites for yearlings by leading sires Tapit and War Front fueled a frenzied Sept. 14 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale topped by a Scat Daddy colt sold for $3 million as Book 1 ended with numbers well ahead of last year.
The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s April spring 2-year-olds in training sale lost some of its star power during the April 22 closing session when Hip 1102, a striking Tapit colt, was a late withdrawal.
Graded stakes winner Chitu has been retired to stud at Bridlewood Farm in Ocala for a $3,000 fee. The farm reports he will become the first Florida stallion to participate in the "Share the Upside" program.
Aikenite, a multiple grade II stakes winner, will stand at John and Leslie Malone's Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Fla., for the 2015 breeding season.
Multiple graded stakes winner Fort Loudon will stand his first season at stud in 2015 at Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Fla.
A weanling filly by Tapit brought $3 million Nov. 5 to set a record price for a weanling of either sex sold at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale or at any auction in North America.
The 5-year-old War Front mare Peace Preserver, in foal to Galileo, was purchased for $1.9 million by Bridlewood Farm Nov. 5 at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
John Malone's Bridlewood Farm made its second major purchase at the Nov. 4 session of the Keeneland breeding stock sale when going to $1.1 million to acquire Renee's Titan.
Grade I winner Egg Drop, in foal to leading sire Tapit, brought a final bid of $1.9 million from Bridlewood Farm during the Nov. 4 first session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Eric Mitchell provides final sale numbers, details on the sale toppers, and more. Hear reactions from Geoffrey Russell, John Ferguson, and George Isaacs. watch video
Eric Mitchell provides final sale numbers, details on the sale toppers, and more. Hear reactions from Geoffrey Russell, John Ferguson, Bloodstock Agent for Sheikh Mohammed, and George Isaacs, General Manager of Bridlewood Farm.
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.
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.
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.
Seeking the Dia, Storm Cat's leading earner as a racehorse, will spend the upcoming 2013 breeding season at the Appleton Family's Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Fla., where he will stand for $3,500.
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.
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.
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.
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.
North Of Eden, the dam of three grade I winners, died from natural causes and was buried at Bridlewood Farm.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Breeding, Southeast Region, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will hold a Thoroughbred pedigree and conformation clinic Friday, March 11--Saturday, March 12, in Ocala, Fla.
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.
Participants in the auction reflect on the upbeat market and discuss the reasons why the sale was so good.
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.
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 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.
Leading Thoroughbred breeder and owner Arthur I. Appleton of Bridlewood Farm in Florida died Jan. 15 at the age of 92.
Donald R. Dizney was re-elected president of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association following the annual membership meeting on Saturday, Oct. 8, in Ocala, Florida.
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.
The board of directors of The Race For Education, a national education scholarship foundation, has named Donald R. Richardson, senior vice president of racing for Churchill Downs Inc., as the organization's new president. Doug Cauthen, president of WinStar Farm and RFE's president since its inception in 2002, remains on the board.
Ending weeks of speculation, Roy and Pat Chapman announced Friday afternoon that their 3-year-old superstar Smarty Jones will stand at Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky. at the end of his racing career.
Even though Smarty Jones fell just a length shy of winning the Visa Triple Crown last Saturday, the hunt for the breeding rights for the son of Elusive Quality continues. Smarty's breeder/owners, Roy and Patricia Chapman are currently visiting with Kentucky breeding operations today (Thursday) and Friday.
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.
As Someday Farm's Smarty Jones prepares to make a run at history to become racing's 12th Triple Crown winner in next Saturday's Belmont Stakes (gr. I), the race for his future career as a stallion is rolling like a :21 and change opening quarter. One thing for certain is that in any syndication deal for Smarty Jones will include a stipulation that he will race on after the Triple Crown and may compete as a 4-year-old.
If he stays healthy, Triple Crown hopeful Smarty Jones is likely to run as a 4-year-old, a Florida horseman who is handling stallion negotiations for the colt's owner says.
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