The Poll is Closed and the 2014 Stallions are: Blame, Eskendereya, Lookin At Lucky, Quality Road, and Summer Bird. Plus, catching up on some wins, and entries for Thursday. read blog
Keeneland's November breeding stock sale saw two $185,000 session-toppers during sixth session Nov. 10, which continued a trend of double-digit gains.
William S. Farish's Lane's End near Versailles, Ky., has announced its roster for the 2014 breeding season.
Keeneland's September yearling sale ended Saturday with strong gains over last year that justified pre-sale optimism and signaled that commercial Thoroughbred breeding has regained solid financial footing.
While Book One of the 2013 Keeneland September sale concluded Sept. 12, the world's largest yearling sale will continue to offer youngsters from mares who have excelled on the track and as broodmares.
The appeal of first-year sires for buyers at the Keeneland September yearling sale, which waned during the Great Recession, seems to be making a comeback in 2013.
Distorted Humor had the top Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling average of $567,000. Quality Road had the top average among first-crop yearling sires at $287,500
When the Fasig-Tipton selected yearling sale kicks off in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., breeding industry professionals will be looking closely to see how offspring of first-crop sires fare.
After a strong 2-year-old sales season, Fasig-Tipton Kentucky hopes to build on last year's July sale that saw a 16.3% increase in average price to $81,291 and a 15.1% spike in gross to $15,364,000.
Falling Sky, a 3-year-old colt by Lion Heart, sold for a session-topping $425,000 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s winter mixed sale. Gross and average up during consignor preferred and the horses of racing age segments.
The Keeneland January sale serves as a benchmark for new stallions, as mares in foal to stallions who will have their first foals in 2013 are offered and sires who have their first yearlings look to make their mark.
Lane's End stallion Smart Strike, a two-time leading sire, will stand in 2013 for $85,000, the same fee he stood for in 2012.
Four-time grade I winner Quality Road had his first known foal arrive Jan. 17. The colt, out of stakes winner Dorm Fever, was foaled at WinStar Farm.
Esther Marr talks with Chris Baker, Spring Hill Farm Manager, about the Edward P. Evans Dispersal, including thoughts of some of the top yearlings offered. Watch Video
Spring Hill Farm manager Chris Baker talked about the standouts in the Estate of Edward P. Evans dispersal, as well as his bittersweet emotions leading up to the Keeneland September yearling sale.
The legacy of the late Edward P. Evans was carried on in a big way when the 2010 Virginia-bred champions were announced by the Virginia Thoroughbred Association.
One of the biggest events of the 2011 Thoroughbred auction season will be the complete dispersal of stock owned by the late Edward P. 'Ned' Evans. Lane's End will consign the more than 200 horses.
The catalog for the Edward P. Evans Estate's complete dispersal is available online at Keeneland's website.
The estate of the late Edward P. (Ned) Evans will disperse its Thoroughbred yearlings, weanlings, broodmares, and racing stock at Keeneland's September yearling and November breeding stock sales.
Lane's End Farm has reported that six mares have been scanned as being in foal to $2.2 million earner Quality Road.
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- By Steve Haskin
Quality Road will be remembered for his brilliance and personality. Read Blog
Edward Evans, whose racing and breeding program at Spring Hill Farm in Casanova, Va., produced numerous stakes winners including 2010 multiple grade I winner Quality Road, died Dec. 31 in New York. He was 68.
Reflect on the races that made headlines during 2010. View Slideshow
A visual look at some of the top new stallions for 2011, including Blame, Quality Road, Lookin At Lucky, and more. View Slideshow
Photographer Anne M. Eberhardt catches up with some of the new players in the Thoroughbred breeding scene. She also gets a close up look at a fox hunt in Kentucky. Read Blog
Four-time grade I winner Quality Road will stand for $35,000 in 2011 at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.
With darkening skies creating an almost surreal atmosphere, Blame and Zenyatta put on a show for the ages in the Nov. 6 Breeders' Cup Classic.
Grade I winner Quality Road, who was retired from racing after running in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), will be available for inspection from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm.
Todd Pletcher said all 11 of his Breeders' Cup horses were fine the morning of Nov. 7.
Jason, Tom, and Evan analyze the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) featuring Zenyatta. Watch Video
Who will win the 2010 Breeders' Cup Classic? Who will finish last? Now is your chance to see how your picks stack up against the rest of the BloodHorse.com community. Predict the Order
Lookin At Lucky, the nation's top 3-year-old contender for Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs, got his first tour of the Churchill track under exercise rider Jorge Alvarez the morning of Wednesday.
Post position may play a big role in this year's Breeders' Cup especially in the Classic, Mile and Ladies Classic.
Super mare Zenyatta draws post 8 in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I); pegged as the 8-5 morning line favorite to beat the boys again.
Paddy O'Prado is heading for the Classic; now it's decision time for Gio Ponti's owners
Trainer Todd Pletcher expects Quality Road to do just fine at the Breeders' Cup Classic distance and said he believes the colt is ready for a top effort.
Edward Evans' Quality Road breezed a half-mile in :48 3/5 at Churchill Downs Oct. 31 in his final work before the Nov. 6 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at the Kentucky racetrack.
The Breeders' Cup Pre-Entries are out. Evan looks at the Filly and Mare Sprint, Filly and Mare Turf, Dirt Mile and Classic. Watch Video
Todd Pletcher has pre-entered 11 horses -- more than any other trainer at the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships to be held Nov. 5-6 at Churchill Downs.
Part of Todd Pletcher's Breeders' Cup brigade took to Belmont's training track to breeze one final time before they depart for Churchill Downs Oct. 26.
Evan Hammonds discusses the Canadian International Stakes, Joshua Tree, Queen Elizabeth II, and Quality Road. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions. Watch Video
Led by Quality Road, Breeders' Cup World Championship contenders from the barn of trainer Todd Pletcher were hard at work at Belmont Park over the weekend.
Quality Road headed Todd Pletcher's worktab at Belmont Park the morning of Oct. 10, breezing five furlongs in 1:01.06 in preparation for the Nov. 6 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
Four-time grade I winner Quality Road, who will be one of the favorites for next month's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), will enter stud in 2011 at Mr. and Mrs. William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.
Trainer Todd Pletcher will train the grade I winner up to the Breeders' Cup Classic Nov. 6 at Churchill Downs.
Repole Stable's 2-year-old sensation Uncle Mo, a 14 1/4-length maiden winner on Aug. 28, headlined a gaggle of Todd Pletcher trainees on the Belmont Park work tab Sept. 19.
Quality Road is back on track on the Classic trail following his Woodward victory.
- By Eric Mitchell
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Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association names Jerry and Ann Moss the leading owners for 2009. Edward Evans is TOBA's national breeder of the year, and Hi Card Ranch is the top small breeder of the year.
Evan Hammonds recaps some of the performances from the weekend, including Quality Road, Boys At Tosconova, Tell A Kelly, and more. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions. Watch Video
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