Sawtooth Mountain, a stakes-placed winner and $1 million 2007 Keeneland September sale yearling, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2012 breeding season for owner Wayne George at Circle G Farms in Atoka, Okla.
Members of the Kentucky General Assembly were told Jan. 18 the state's horse industry remains under siege from competitive forces out of state, and that action must be taken to reverse the slide.
Northview Stallion Station near Chesapeake City, Md., will hold open houses Jan. 14 and 21, 2012. The farm's stallions will be available for inspection from 2-4 p.m. (EST) each day.
Jet Master, a four-time leading sire in South Africa according to The Jockey Club, died Nov. 14 at age 17 after suffering from side effects associated with West Nile Virus, which he contracted earlier this year.
You and I, winner of the 1995 Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) and most recently a stallion in Washington, arrived Oct. 27 at Old Friends near Georgetown, Ky., where he will be pensioned.
A look at first-crop yearling sires and next year's 2-year-old sales calendar
Dramatic upswings in stud fees for 2012 aren't expected, but some successful stallions will be priced higher.
Multiple grade I winner Court Vision has been purchased privately by Spendthrift Farm and will be trained by Dale Romans through the remainder of the season before retiring to stud.
Grade III stakes winner Everyday Heroes has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Dr. Kevin Blach's South Springs Stallion Station in Roswell, N.M.
In today's sales arena, commercial breeders find they need to be more nimble, find alternatives
Vinery New York has teamed with National Hudson Valley Golf Course to raise funds to help with the disaster in Japan.
Fanlew Farms near Serepta, La., has announced its 2011 stud fees for six stallions.
Distorted Humor and Dynaformer also had a big impact in the auction ring.
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Seven-time stakes winner Mr. Livingston will stand at Ray and Kathy Paul's Fanlew Farms near Sarapta, La., for the 2011 season, the farm announced Nov. 19.
Keeneland has successfully developed the September sale into the largest international marketplace for Thoroughbred yearlings. But will the sale continue offering the kinds of horses European buyers want? Read Blog
The Unwanted Horse Coalition has initiated a program called "Operation Gelding," which will provide funds and materials to assist groups seeking to sponsor clinics to which horse owners can bring stallions to be castrated.
All American, a group 1-winning millionaire by Red Ransom, will ship to North America in 2011 to stand at John Phillips' Darby Dan Farm near Lexington.
Hammer Time looks at stallions whose progeny earn money and also are durable. Read Blog
Champion Speightstown had colic surgery April 1, and WinStar Farm, where the stallion stands, reported April 2 he's "recovering well" after successful surgery.
Taylor Made Stallions announced its stud fees Nov. 24, with the majority seeing decreases, including a slight reduction for Unbridled's Song.
Grade I winner Boboman has been retired from racing and will enter stud in 2010 at Walmac Farm, the Kentucky farm announced Oct. 22.
Multiple grade I-winning millionaire and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) second-place finisher Pioneerof the Nile will stand for $20,000 when he enters stud at Dr. Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington in 2010.
Robert Clay's Three Chimneys Farm announced July 1 that Rahy, one of the farm's foundation sires, has been pensioned from stallion duty due to declining fertility. The 24-year-old stallion will stay at Three Chimneys throughout his retirement.
Ohio is among the weakest when it comes to Thoroughbred purses, but it's about to have the strongest rules governing registration of state-bred horses.
The 2009 Thoroughbred Political Action Committee Stallion Season Auction held by the New York Thoroughbred Breeders is under way and wraps up at 8 p.m. EST Feb. 12.
Two-time Derby-winning 3-year-old Deputy Glitters has been retired from racing and will stand his first season in 2009 at Brent and Crystal Fernung's Journeyman Stud in Ocala, Fla.
B. Wayne Hughes will stand three new stallions in 2009--Notional, Tiz Wonderful, and Into Mischief.
Grade II winner Elite Squadron, who banked more than a half-million dollars in 14 races, has been retired because of an injury and is expected to stand at stud next year, owner Tom Walters said.
It's always of note when a Horse of the Year's first crop comes to market. But it's even more significant this year when it's 2005 Horse of Year Saint Liam's only crop.
Pepper Oaks Farm in Santa Ynez, Calif., will close its doors effective July 1, owner Patricia Youngman said in a June 26 release.
A new stakes program designed to showcase the progeny of Pennsylvania stallions will be implemented in 2009, according to the Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association.
Plans to announce a stallion deal for Preakness Stakes (gr. I) favorite Big Brown on May 15 fell through, but discussions will continue after the second leg of the Triple Crown is run May 17.
More than 40 stallion seasons will be offered Feb. 14 during a telephone auction held by the New York Thoroughbred Breeders.
Blood-Horse Publications has announced the launch of its Blood-Horse New Stallions Tour, a specialized online video library available on BloodHorse.com and BloodHorseNOW.com.
Tough Game, an earner of $300,330, has been retired from racing for stallion duty at West 12 Ranch near Lodi, Calif. The 8-year old son of Mr. Greeley will stand for a fee of $1,500.
Scorpion, winner of three group I stakes, has been retired from racing and will stand for Coolmore National Hunt at Castle Hyde Stud in Ireland, Coolmore said in a Nov. 9 release. Meanwhile, Coolmore has sold Fasliyev, Europe's 1999 juvenile champion, to a syndicate of Japanese breeders.
Spendthrift Farm has hired Ken Wilkins as its stallion director.
Three stallions -- Congrats, Alke, and Repent -- previously announced as standing in 2008 at Brent Fernung's Journeyman Stud will instead take up residence at the Florida division of Tom Simon's Vinery near Summerfield, it was announced Oct. 19.
Lane's End Farm has announced its stud fees for 2008. There are 20 stallions on the roster for next year.
The Kentucky Equine Education Project will hold a stallion season auction Dec. 7 to raise funds to support promotion of the horse industry as well as legislative endeavors.
War, who won the 1987 Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) following the disqualification of Alysheba, was euthanized in August at Dr. Pamela Barlow's Wandering Farm near Bowie, Texas, because of complications from arthritis.
Smart Strike's big day as a stallion--three grade I stakes winners at the same racetrack--has Lane's End Farm really looking forward to the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
- By Ron Mitchell
Though Storm Cat was not the leading sire of horses sold at the marathon Keeneland September yearling sale, there was strong demand for his yearling fillies and for yearlings produced from his broodmares, according to statistics published as part of BloodHorseNOW's exclusive Data Digest.
Ever wonder which stallions sire the most durable runners? Well, the answer might lie in information compiled under the auspices of the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and The Jockey Club.
Racing Victoria has breathed a huge breath of fresh air into the Thoroughbred industry in Australia by going against the recommendations of its sister states in the wake of an equine influenza outbreak, but the problems is far from resolved.
Zuppardo's Prince, the leading stallion in Louisiana for a record 10 times, was euthanized due the infirmities of old age at Clear Creek Stud in Folsom, La., where he stood his entire stud career.
The suspected diagnosis of equine influenza in a quarantined stallion is potentially the biggest risk ever faced by the billion-dollar Australian Thoroughbred industry, federal Agricultural Minister Peter McGauran said.
Atoned, a $165,000 Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. 2-year-old sale purchase owned by Cot Campbell's Dogwood Stable, became the first winner for sire Repent when he won a maiden special weight test at Monmouth Park Aug. 3.
Questroyal Stud will relocate graded-stakes winner Andromeda's Hero to Dutchess Views Farm near Pine Plains, N.Y. The 5-year-old son of Fusaichi Pegasus will stand for $6,000 in 2008.
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