Triple Crown winner War Admiral's name appears eight times in American Pharoah's pedigree.
Lion Hearted, perennially among Maryland's leading sires, died May 28 of an apparent heart attack at Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md. He was 19.
American Pharoah's roots are steeped in Hyperion blood, put together by Florida horseman Fred Hooper.
Records in gross, average, and median were realized on day three of the Inglis premier yearling sale March 3 in Melbourne, with trading led by a pair of fillies each sold for the day's top price.
Remsen winner Leave the Light On is one of many stakes winners to be inbred to Storm Cat, with both duplications within the first four generations.
Many Routes became the first winner for his sire Many Rivers when he came from off the pace to win the first race Dec. 14 at Golden Gate Fields.
There are 175 stallions, give or take, standing in Kentucky at a fee of $5,000 or more. The dominant sire lines are very evenly represented, with 53 from the Northern Dancer line and 52 from the Mr. Prospector line.
The stallion Forestry has been sold to a Brazilian consortium and will not stand at Taylor Made Stallions in Kentucky, Taylor Made stallion nominations manager Travis White confirmed Nov. 17.
Hightail, winner of the 2012 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint, will stand the 2015 breeding season at Richard and Francis Hessee's Trophy Club Training Center in Royal, Ark.
Grade I winner Drill will launch his stallion career in 2015 season at Get Away Farm near Lowell, Fla.
Second-crop sire Mr. Sidney, a grade I winner in the United States, will be relocated from the Head family's Haras du Quesnay in France to Walmac Farm near Lexington for the 2015 breeding season.
About three-quarters of the way through the fourth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, Sheikh's Serenade was landed by Japan's Shimokobe Farm for $550,000.
Undefeated son of Candy Ride has won two grade I races this year and will be a favorite in the Breeders' Cup Classic.
Ballena Vista Farm, in conjunction with WinStar Farm, announced the acquisition of grade I winner Bluegrass Cat for relocation to Donald and Karen Cohn's Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona, Calif., for the 2015 season.
Although too early for objective conclusions, we can say subjectively with some confidence that Pioneerof the Nile is well on his way to an important career as a stallion.
Shared Belief has a couple of parallels with his sire Candy Ride: an undefeated race-record and spectacular performances in California.
Scat Daddy is on quite a roll in Chile, having sired seven Chilean group winners (including two group I winners) since the beginning of 2014.
California breeding sustained a big hit May 1 when Tribal Rule, the state's leading sire, died from an apparent heart attack while covering a mare at Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona, Calif.
Multiple graded stakes winner Noble Tune, a half brother to grade II winner Honor Code, has been retired from racing and will launch his stud career later this year in South Africa when the Southern Hemisphere season begins.
In an impressive display of gameness and power, Sahara Sky drove between horses in the stretch and struck for a repeat win in the $250,000 San Carlos Stakes (gr. II) March 8 at Santa Anita Park.
Canadian Frontier, sire of grade I-winning fillies Hilda's Passion and No Such Word, has been sold to stand in Saudi Arabia.
The first reported foal for Storm Cat's dual stakes-winning son Calimonco was a filly born Feb. 5 at Don and Karen Cohn's Ballena Vista Farm near Ramona, Calif.
Wilgerbosdrift's highly successful stallion Tiger Ridge died Jan. 16 as a result of a heart attack at age 18.
Tapizar, winner of the 2012 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I), sired his first two reported foals when both a colt and filly were born on Jan. 6.
Shared Belief ran away with the CashCall Futurity and put in his bid to become the first juvenile champion to skip the Breeders' Cup since Declan's Moon.
As a son of A.P. Indy, Honor Code should have no problems with stamina, nor is there much concern as to whether he will train on at 3.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES
Rise Up took Rockport Harbor to the head of the juvenile sire standings with his dominating victory in the Delta Downs Jackpot.
Point of Entry is now off to stud, but the Phipps family may already have his replacement for next season's major turf distance events in Imagining.
Hoorayforhollwood, a stakes-placed son of Storm Cat, will stand his first season at stud in 2014 at Milky Way Farm in Temecula, California.
Shockwaves are still reverberating through the breeding community at the loss of Harlan's Holiday.
The great Secretariat is not exactly in Herod's position yet as a universal influence on pedigrees, but he may be moving in that direction.
Champagne Stakes (gr. I) runner-up Honor Code will bypass the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) in favor of the $250,000 Remsen Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct Racetrack, Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey said Oct. 10.
Champion sprinter Lord Kanaloa ran down pacesetter Hakusan Moon for a repeat victory in the Sprinters Stakes (Jpn-I), the first top-level race of Japan's fall season, Sept. 29 at Nakayama.
Star Cat celebrated his first winner when Purrpurrpurr posted a victory in her second start Aug. 23 in the fourth race, a maiden special weight at Indiana Downs.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Majestic Warrior has made impressive strides this season, second among second-crop sires by earnings, and leading with six individual stakes winners.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Leading commercial sire Unbridled's Song is still looking for his true heir as a stallion, and he may have found it in First Defence.
Swinging Song became the first winner for dual grade I winner Mr. Sidney when she won the Prix Ginetta at Maisons-Lafitte June 21.
Dr. William Lockridge, a veterinarian who served in key management positions at some of Central Kentucky's leading Thoroughbred farms, died June 8. He was 81.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Conceived in Kentucky, foaled in Florida, and trained in Southern California, Sahara Sky made another cross-country journey to secure his first grade I victory.
The $2,311,000 Yasuda Kinen (Jpn-I), the spring's defining race for milers in Japan, was won by elite sprinter Lord Kanaloa, trying the distance for the first time in nearly 2 1/2 years at Tokyo racecourse.
Race favorite Kizuna closed relentlessly from behind and snatched victory from Epiphaneia near the finish line in the $5.2 million Tokyo Yushun (Jpn-I), or Japanese Derby, May 26 at Tokyo.
Whether Winning Cause is a good horse anywhere else is still to be tested, but he sure likes Keeneland's Polytrack.
Juddmonte Farms' Close Hatches drills a half-mile in :47 2/5 in advance of the May 3 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I). The daughter of First Defence is unbeaten in three starts, all this year.
He managed the stallion career for Storm Cat for W.T. Young's Overbrook Farm. Storm Cat was euthanized April 24 due to the infirmities of old age at 30.
Leading sire and grade I winner Storm Cat was euthanized April 24 at the Young family's Overbrook Farm near Lexington due to complications from infirmities of old age.
Alan Porter reflects on Storm Cat's passing and his dominance in an era of dominant stallions. read blog
by Anne Peters
Who will be next to join Storm Cat, Mr. Prospector, and A.P. Indy?
Colts by Central Kentucky sires More Than Ready and Arch brought the top two prices on day one of the Tattersalls Craven breeze-up sale April 17 at Park Paddocks in Newmarket, both consigned by Friarstown Bloodstock.
by John P. Sparkman
No contemporary stallion has exerted as overpowering an influence as a sire of sires as the late, great Danehill.
Japan's reigning champion sprinter Lord Kanaloa uncoiled powerful strides on the uphill stretch at newly renovated Chukyo Racecourse and won the $2,195,000 Takamatsunomiya Kinen (Jpn-I) in course-record time March 24.
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