New Zealand sire Zabeel, a leading sire in Australia and New Zealand, sired his 100th stakes winner.
The first foal by unbeaten Candy Ride arrived Jan. 14 at David Hager's Idle Hour Farm near Paris, Ky.
Ken Wilkins has been hired by Audrey Haisfield's Stonewall Farm as director of stallion operations. Wilkins will oversee season sales, as well as private transactions at the recently-completed stallion complex and office in Versailles, Ky.
High Yield, announced two weeks ago as moving to John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington for the 2006 breeding season, will instead stand the Northern Hemisphere season in France.
High Yield will be relocated for the 2006 breeding season to John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington. His fee will be $7,500.
Starcraft, a group I winner in both hemispheres, will stand the 2006 Northern Hemisphere season at David and Patricia Thompson's Cheveley Park Stud near Newmarket, England.
Union Place, a graded stakes winning son of Out of Place, has been retired and will stand at owner William Sorokolit Sr.'s Silver Duck Stable in King City, Ontario, Canada.
Buck Pond Farm announced its 2006 stud fees, which includes a hike for Lost Soldier, the sire of Lost in the Fog, and the setting of fees for several new stallions. The farm, near Versailles, Ky., is owned by Doug Arnold and will be home to a dozen stallions next year.
So Long Birdie, a half-brother to Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Birdstone and champion filly Bird Town, will stand in 2006 at Dr. Leonard Blach's Buena Suerte Equine near Roswell, N.M. His fee will be $2,000.
One Nice Cat, a stakes winning son of Storm Cat out of champion Jewel Princess, has been retired and will stand in 2006 at Becky Thomas' Sequel Stallions near Orange Lake, Fla.
Great Pyramid, a winning full brother to Rock of Gibraltar, has been retired and will stand in 2006 at Arthur Appleton's Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla.
Easyfromthegitgo will be relocated for the 2006 breeding season to 519 Thoroughbreds near Arcadia, La.
Grand Reward, a grade II-winning son of Storm Cat produced from champion Serena's Song, will retire to John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington where he will stand the 2006 season for $12,500.
Ghostzapper, last year's Horse of the Year after winning the Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I) in track-record time, will begin his stallion career for a fee of $200,000 at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Farm near Midway, Ky.
Pikepass, a son of Forty Niner whose first crop are juveniles, will stand at Margaux Farm near Midway, Ky., in 2006. No stud fee was announced.
Kela, a grade I-winning sprinter who ran second in last year's Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) to champion Speightstown, has been retired and will stand at Margaux Farm near Midway, Ky., in 2006.
Limehouse, who ran fourth in Smarty Jones' Kentucky Derby (gr. I) last year and this June won the Brooklyn Handicap (gr. II), will be retired at the end of the year and will stand in 2006 at Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington.
DNA testing has confirmed that the horse sent to stand at stud in Australia is not Dubai Millennium's half-brother, Dubai Excellence.
Naevus, the sire of 29 stakes winners and earners of more than $21 million, was euthanized Aug. 12 due to complications from laminitis.
Proud Accolade, who won the Champagne Stakes (gr. I) last year at two and the Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) earlier this year, has been retired and will stand in 2006 at Satish Sanan's Padua Stables near Summerfield, Fla.
New Zealand stud Windsor Park announced May 20 that the partners in Montjeu have decided to rest the former champion performer from shuttle duties this year.
Successful Appeal, the leading freshman sire of 2004 and sire of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) second-place finisher Closing Argument, will not cover any more mares this breeding season, John T.L. Jones III of Walmac Farm said in a release today.
Statement, a stakes winning son of Seattle Slew, will enter stud at Hooper Roff's Pyaar Acres near Lexington. He will stand for $3,500.
Sheikh Mohammed was, and he'll say the same today too, always adamant Dubai Millennium was the best horse he'd ever seen and was going to be the best stallion.
A paddock accident to a hind leg of the great Zabeel sent a scare through Cambridge Stud in New Zealand where the champion has been standing for 10 years. He was immediately confined to his stall.
Box Office Event will stand at Castle Peak Farm in Ontario, Canada, for a fee of $3,000.
Carson City, the 14th ranked sire by progeny earnings in 2004, died Friday morning at Overbrook Farm. The cause of death is not known, pending the results of an autopsy.
Kris, a champion racehorse and sire in England, died Thursday at Lord John Howard de Walden's Plantation Stud. He was 28.
Graded stakes winner Griffinite will stand at Metropolitan Stud in Pine Plains, New York in 2005 for a $4,000 fee.
Even the Score, a graded stakes winning son of Unbridled's Song, has been retired and will stand in 2005 at Ro Parra's Millennium Farms near Lexington.
City Zip, a half-brother to Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Doge (gr. I) winner Ghostzapper, is being moved for the 2005 breeding season to Will Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.
Adonis, who won the 1999 Wood Memorial (gr. II) and Discovery Handicap (gr. III) in New York, will return to that state to stand in 2005.
Speightstown, winner of the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), will stand in 2005 for $40,000.
Ashford Stud is raising the stud fees on two if its high profile stallions, freshman sires Giant's Causeway and Fusaichi Pegasus.
Atticus, a 12-year-old son of Nureyev who has sired three stakes winners, has been purchased by Suarez Racing and will stand in 2005 at Rich and Gaby Sulpizio's Magali Farms near Santa Ynez, Calif.
Sultry Song, the sire of Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner Singletary, will stand for the same fee in 2005 that he stood for this year.
Littleexpectations, a full brother to leading Texas sire Valid Expectations, is moving from Kentucky to Texas for the 2005 breeding season.
Elusive Quality, who began his stallion career standing for $10,000 and has sired 16 stakes winners to date including Smarty Jones, will stand in 2005 for $100,000.
In what appears to be a devastating blow to Arrowfield Stud, its young sire Platinum Scissors (Danehill -- Shantha's Choice) at this point in time appears to be having fertility problems.
Omega Code, a track-record setting son of Elusive Quality, has been purchased by Walmac Stud Management and will stand at Johnny Jones III and Bobby Trussell's Walmac International following his retirement.
Last year's boom Australian freshman stallion Mossman (Success Express -- Lichen Lady) has undergone surgery for colic and will not serve another mare at Vinery Stud this season.
Roar of the Tiger, a full brother to Giant's Causeway, has been retired and will stand in 2005 at Hartley/De Renzo Walmac South near Ocala, Fla. His fee will be $6,000.
Deputy Minister, a champion racehorse and sire, died today at Ohio State University Veterinary Hospital. He was 25.
Without giving a specific reason, Coolmore announced High Chaparral had a "minor setback at the end of the recent breeding season" and will not shuttle to Australia as planned. The Southern Hemisphere breeding season begins Sept. 1.
Exciting Story, who was a Canadian champion at two (1999) and won the Met Mile (gr. I) at four, was euthanized recently at Will Farish's Lane's End Texas farm, where he stood at stud.
Speightstown, a lightly raced multiple graded stakes winning son of Gone West, will be retired at the end of 2004.
In a move that has raised some eyebrows, Coolmore has sold one of its group I producing stallions, Foxhound.
Castle Gandolfo, a group III stakes winner who was also twice group I stakes placed, will enter stud this year at John T.L. Jones' Walmac International near Lexington. He will stand for $6,000.
America's Storm, a stakes-placed son of Storm Cat, will enter stud this year at Joan Rogers' Applebite Farm in French, Camp, Calif. He will stand for $4,000.
Hold That Tiger, who will stand his first season at stud this year at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., will shuttle to Australia for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
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