Grade III winner Keep Up will retire from racing and begin his stud career at Mill Ridge near Lexington. He will stand for $5,000 live foal stands and nurses.
Strong numbers from first three sessions of Keeneland January will assure improved total sales and average price compared with last year's totals, but the five-day sale saw a slight drop in session four.
It was a long wait but deceased stallion Gone West came through with his 100th stakes winner Jan. 13 when Treble Jig captured the Jebel Ali Stakes at Jebel Ali Racecourse.
A Street Cry colt from the family of Horse of the Year Zenyatta was purchased by Irish bloodstock John McCormack for $750,000 during the second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
A Dynaformer colt and a filly by hot sire Malibu Moon fetched $500,000 and $700,000, respectively. The Dynaformer colt was consigned by Mill Ridge Sales, agent, while the Malibu Moon filly was sold by Elm Tree Farm.
Today, June 18 Keeneland President and CEO Nick Nicholson today announced that Bill Thomason, a long-time financial administrator and leader in the equine industry, will be the company's new Chief Financial Officer.
Two Empire Maker fillies -- Clear Sailing and Passiflora -- commanded the highest prices during the Nov. 17 session of Keeneland's November breeding stock sale.
Gone West, who carved out a successful branch of the Mr. Prospector sire line all his own as the sire of 98 stakes winners, was euthanized the night of Sept. 7 because of complications following colic surgery.
Starlight Stable and partners' Monba, winner of the 2008 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland, has been retired from racing because of an injury to his left hind leg.
Gone West, a prominent sire while standing at Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington, will be pensioned after he finishes breeding this year.
Graded stakes winner Twilight Meteor has been retired from racing, it was announced May 5 by John Fort of Peachtree Stable.
Balance, a grade I winner and half-sister to unbeaten champion Zenyatta, foaled her first offspring, an A.P. Indy colt, Jan. 18.
La Ville Rouge produced another full brother to Barbaro March 10 at Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington. The colt, who was born at 10:45 p.m. and weighs 142 pounds, is by Dynaformer.
Mill Ridge Farm is offering a special deal for breeders who have bred to grade I winner Johar in the past or are sending multiple mares by offering them seasons at $5,000 each.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form, and the National Turf Writers Association announced Jan. 14 that Alice Headley Chandler, owner of Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington and prominent industry leader, will be honored with the Eclipse Award of Merit for a lifetime of outstanding achievement in Thoroughbred racing.
Major sire Gone West, who stands at Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington, will stand in 2009 for $65,000 instead of the previously announced $85,000.
Mill Ridge Farm will stand Gone West for the same $85,000 fee in 2009 that he stood for in 2008.
An Indian Charlie filly topped the Sept. 16 session at the Keeneland September yearling sale, going for $250,000.
Johar, who deadheated for first in the 2003 John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), was represented by his first winner when a daughter, Majestic Feline, won July 17.
Pussycat Doll, a grade I winner three separate years, has been retired from racing because of a foot abscess. Owned by Roy and Gretchen Jackson, she has been bred to Ghostzapper and pronounced in foal.
Honor in War, a grade I winner and millionaire who spent the last part of his career racing in Australia, has been retired from racing.
On the morning of April 30, as the eyes of the nation turned to Churchill Downs for the upcoming running of the 134th Kentucky Derby, a Brook Ledge horse van arrived at Stephens Thoroughbreds in Ocala, Fla.
Gatewood Bell, son of Darley USA President Jimmy Bell, has joined the staff of Nicoma Bloodstock, it was announced Dec. 12.
Gone West, who is just 10 shy of 100 stakes winners, will stand in 2008 for $85,000 at Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington.
Although it has been more than seven months since Barbaro was euthanized, owner Roy Jackson says that he and his wife, Gretchen, still receive plenty of letters and fan mail about the fallen champion. But recently, Jackson says, more of the incoming mail has turned to an uplifting subject: Nicanor, the full brother to Barbaro, by Dynaformer.
Breeders' Cup winner Johar, who stands at Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington, will not shuttle to Highview Stud in New Zealand this year.
Michael Bello's Megahertz, a millionaire and grade I winner, produced her first offspring, a Giant's Causeway colt.
Diesis, an English champion and prominent Kentucky stallion, was euthanized Nov. 18 at Mill Ridge Farm, owned by Alice Chandler and her husband, Dr. John Chandler, near Lexington.
On the day it was announced Mr. Greeley's stud fee was jumping to $75,000, a 3-year-old filly by the son of Gone West topped the action at the fourth session of the Keeneland November sale Nov. 9.
Mill Ridge Farm will keep the fee for veteran stallion Gone West at $125,000.
Midas Eyes, a grade I winning sprinter who stood his first season at stud this year, will move to Kurt Butenhoff and Jamie LaMonica's Empire Stud New York for the 2007 breeding season.
Diesis, an English champion and prominent Kentucky stallion, has been pensioned at Mill Ridge Farm.
Keeneland officials have again cancelled the July selected yearling sale in 2006, announcing that all yearlings will be sold this year during the September yearling sale.
Nicosia, Alice Chandler's mare of 34 years, was euthanized last week at Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington.
Tarlow, who won the 2005 La Canada Stakes (gr. II) and Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap (gr. I) in consecutive starts, has been retired from racing.
The first foal sired by grade I winner Johar was born Jan. 14 at Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington.
While the horses for the first two sessions of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock sale were grouped together in one catalogue, Monday's first day and Tuesday's second session resembled "a tale of two sales."
Keeneland president Nick Nicholson called Alice Headley Chandler "a leader in an industry that desperately needs leadership" in his introductory remarks describing the honor guest at the Thoroughbred Club of America's 74th annual testimonial dinner.
Gone West, a leading sire for years at Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington, will have his fee dropped to $125,000 from $150,000.
Demand for offspring of top stallion Storm Cat coupled with the strong buying power of the Maktoum family pushed Tuesday's second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale to record levels.
Mr. Light, a world-record-setting miler at Gulfstream Park this year, has been purchased by Mill Ridge Farm from Earle I. Mack for stallion duty.
A new organization that seeks to better educate buyers of horses at public auction announced its formation today.
Millionaire Johar will shuttle from Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington to Highview Stud near Hamilton in New Zealand.
Sweet Catomine, last year's champion 2-year-old filly, is in foal to leading sire A.P. Indy off a single May 5 cover.
Johar, who deadheated for first in the 2003 John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), has gotten his first mare in foal.
A full sister to Martin and Pam Wygod's champion 2-year-old filly Sweet Catomine was foaled March 5 at Mill Ridge Farm.
Commendable, winner of the 2000 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) for Robert and Beverly Lewis, has been sold to the South Korean Racing Association for stallion duty.
Gone West, who stood the past six seasons at $125,000, will stand in 2005 for $150,000.
Anees, champion 2-year-old male and Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner, was represented by his first winner when his daughter Nine Cats won June 26.
Classic winner Commendable's first winner came June 17 at Lone Star Park when I'm On T. V. won at 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:05.09 in her first start.
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