In terms of an emerging force as a broodmare sire, 2016 season has been the year of the kid: Lemon Drop Kid, that is.
The marathon Keeneland November mixed sale that concluded Nov. 20 brought down the curtain on the 2016 public auction season with slight across-the-board declines in significant categories, signaling an overall stable market.
One of the benefits of a thriving Thoroughbred horse racing industry is the infrastructure of scenic and productive farmland needed to raise and cultivate racehorses.
Boosted by the conclusion of the Conquest Stables dispersal, the Nov. 15 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale soared past the comparable day a year ago, bringing the cumulative numbers to nearly even terms with '15.
Another filly from the blockbuster Conquest Stables dispersal lit up the Keeneland November breeding stock sale bid board Nov. 14 when Conquest Serenade was purchased by Barbara Banke's Stonestreet Stable for $800,000.
Conquest Curlgirl, a graded stakes-placed daughter of Curlin, was purchased early by Sea Horse Breeders for $400,000 at the Complete Dispersal of Conquest Stables, being held during the Nov. 14 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Gaineway's Tapit retains his title for 2017 as the highest-priced stallion in North America with a fee of $300,000. The following is cumulative list of the fees announced through Nov. 11 for stallions standing in Central Kentucky.
When his daughter Finest City pulled off the upset in the Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I), she became the fourth Breeders' Cup winner sired by City Zip in the last three years.
With a solid position atop the leading freshman sire list, Union Rags has had his stud fee raised to $50,000 for the 2017 breeding season, according Lane's End.
Keeneland reported gains in gross and average Sept. 23 during the 11th session of the September yearling sale, highlighted by the sale of a colt from the first crop of Point of Entry for $100,000.
Lane’s End went to $750,000 to secure an Uncle Mo colt from the family of millionaire and sire Papa Clem during the Keeneland September yearling sale’s fifth session Sept. 17.
Multiple graded stakes-winning owner Conquest Stables has announced it will have a complete dispersal of racing and breeding stock at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale this fall. Lane's End will act as consignor for Conquest Stables.
Horses to watch for during the Aug. 14 second session of the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred sale.
The Factor was represented by his first winner July 9 when Senora Acero drove to a two-length triumph in the sixth race at Ellis Park.
The auction offers horseshoes worn by Afleet Alex and First Samurai, a VIP Three Chimneys tour, and autographed race photos. All proceeds help with the mission of racehorse retirement and rescue.
Jerry and Ann Moss' Zenyatta, 2010 Horse of the Year, foaled a colt by Central Kentucky sire War Front April 10 at William S. Farish's Lane's End, Team Zenyatta announced.
Tranquility Lake, who won a pair of grade I races and produced a pair of grade I winners as a broodmare, has died at age 21.
Cupid strikes in Oaklawn's Rebel and more inside the March 26, 2016 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.
Deep into the second day of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s 2-year-olds in training sale March 16, a Smart Strike colt moved to the top of the price list.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Breeding, Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky, Mid-Atlantic Region
BloodHorse.com is compiling a list of upcoming open house days showcasing stallions for the 2016 breeding season. Open house days will be added to the list below as they are received.
Lane's End will host a stallion season auction and open house to coincide with the upcoming Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Mixed Sale.
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.
Gulch, champion sprinter of 1988, was euthanized the morning of Jan. 17 because of complications of cancer at Old Friends retirement facility near Georgetown, Ky
$500,000 broodmare Roan Inish led gains in average and median at the Keeneland January mixed sale's second session, which sellers continued to describe as selective and buyers described fierce competition for top lots.
Stephen Got Even, sire of champion Stevie Wonderboy and 39 other stakes winners, has been pensioned from stud duty and will reside at Old Friends retirement facility near Georgetown, Ky., Lane's End has announced.
Breeders' Cup and NBC Sports Group Dec. 14 announced a three-year renewal of the Breeders' Cup Challenge Series the two groups introduced in 2014, televising 16 of the best series races from top U.S. racetracks.
Multiple grade I winner Honor Code will stand for $40,000 off his third in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), while Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) winner Liam's Map is available for $25,000.
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.
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) contender Honor Code settles in Kentucky on Oct. 27 after arriving from New York.
The oldest living Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner injected the dead-on balance of precocity, stamina, and grit into those that carry his blood.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Breeding, Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky
BloodHorse.com is compiling a list of upcoming open house days showcasing stallions for the 2016 breeding season. These open house days will be added to the list below as they are received.
Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey will prepare Honor Code in New York for the two-time grade I winner's planned Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) start Oct. 31 at Keeneland.
NBC Sports Group's viewership for the "Breeders' Cup Challenge Series: Win and You're In Presented by Lane's End Farm" jumped 136% year over year.
Stellar Wind, a four-time graded stakes winner in 2015, will train up to the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I).
Keeneland's September yearling sale wrapped up its one-day Book 5 session Sept. 24 in Lexington with similar figures to last year's Book 5, and overall figures are still rolling ahead of last year's returns.
Book 3 of Keeneland's September yearling sale in Lexington spun off another remarkably high-priced yearling Sept. 21, when a Curlin filly sold for $975,000 as the auction rolled through its seventh session.
A chestnut filly by Curlin brought $975,000 Sept. 21 during the seventh session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
An unexpectedly fierce bidding war for a Quality Road colt produced a $710,000 session-topping price Sunday to open the Keeneland September yearling sale's Book 3 at a session that otherwise underperformed.
A colt by second-crop sire Quality Road was sold late in the afternoon to Walnut Green, agent, for $710,000 during the sixth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 20 in Lexington.
A colt from the second crop of Twirling Candy sold for $320,000 during the sixth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 20 in Lexington.
A War Front filly sold to R.S. Evans for $1 million, the first seven-figure price on opening day of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 14 in Lexington.
Honor Code caught early leader Liam's Map in the final strides to win the $1.25 million Whitney Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 8 at Saratoga Race Course.
Lane's End, one of the world's leading Thoroughbred breeding farms, has been named the presenting sponsor of the "Breeders' Cup Challenge: Win and You're In" series on NBC and NBCSN.
Hill 'n' Dale Equine Holdings Inc. and Elevage II purchased a 20% share in successful sire Curlin for more than $6 million at a U.S. Justice Department auction in May.
Lane's End Farm will be presenting partner of the Breeders' Cup trackside Breakfast Marquee at Keeneland, site of the 2015 World Championships, the Breeders' Cup announced June 12.
The 2010 Horse of the Year is carrying her fourth foal after taking a full year off from breeding following her last pregnancy.
Queen of Silence scored a tenacious neck victory in her career debut May 25 in the second race at Gulfstream Park, fighting off rivals late and becoming the first winner for Twirling Candy.
On the 25th anniversary of their plucky colt’s Preakness Stakes (gr. I) win, Dogwood Stable’s Cot Campbell recalls the thrilling highs and gut-wrenching lows of campaigning a top 3-year-old along the 1990 Triple Crown trail.
The Breeders' Cup announced that Claiborne Farm in Paris, Ky., is the fifth farm to become an official farm partner of the World Championships.
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