Dynaformer, one of the most prolific international sires in recent decades, has been pensioned at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway. Ky., after experiencing a significant cardiac event in his stall April 14.
Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm will hold their annual January Open House on Jan. 9-12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST each day.
Shahrastani, who beat Dancing Brave in the 1986 Ever Ready Epsom Derby (Eng-I) and then took the Budweiser Irish Derby (Ire-I), was euthanized Dec. 6 because of complications from old age.
Robert and Blythe Clay's Three Chimneys Farm has released the fees for its 2012 stallion roster, and topping the list once again will be perennial leading sire Dynaformer, who will command a fee of $150,000.
Rahy, a prominent sire and broodmare sire, died Sept. 22 at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky.
A Dynaformer colt produced from a grade III winning mare was purchased by Shadwell Estate Company from the Three Chimneys consignment for $725,000 during the first day of the Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington.
Partnership acquired a significant interest in the daughter of Noverre who starts next in the Aug. 20 Del Mar Oaks.
Sandy Hatfield, stallion manager of Three Chimneys farm, was chosen as the 2011 Kentucky Farm Manager of the Year. The annual award will be presented at the KTFM Premier Event in Lexington Sept. 3.
Smarty Jones, the 2004 champion 3-year-old male and that year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner, has arrived for stallion duty in Uruguay.
WinStar Farm stallion has yearlings sell for $310,000, $225,000 at July 12 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale to top the sire list. First-year stallion Big Brown ranks second.
Shahrastani, who won the 1986 Ever Ready Derby Stakes (Eng-I) and the Budweiser Irish Derby (Ire-I), has been pensioned from stallion duty at Walton Fields Stud near Leicestershire, England.
Dynaformer, this year's leading turf sire by progeny earnings, will stand in 2011 for $150,000 at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky.
Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm announced Nov. 10 that pedigree consultant Ken McLean will be retained by the Midway, Ky.-based Thoroughbred stud and nursery for his services in 2011.
Smarty Jones, whose wins in the 2004 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) while unbeaten catapulted him to celebrity status, is coming home.
During the seventh session of Keeneland's Sept. yearling sale, prices were stronger than the corresponding session of 2009
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Flower Alley, winner of the 2005 Travers Stakes (gr. I), was represented with his first winner when his juvenile daughter, Smoke Alley, held on for a head victory in the second race at Woodbine Aug. 6.
Smarty Jones, the champion 3-year-old male and dual classic winner of 2004, came through with his first millionaire when his 4-year-old daughter Keiai Gerbera won the July 11 Procyon Stakes (Jpn-III).
Good Reward, a two-time grade I winner, came through with his first winner in the United States when his Washington-bred son Tactician triumphed at Emerald Downs June 27.
Robert Clay, who operates Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., has resigned as a director of PNC Financial and it subsidiary PNC Bank after serving more than 22 years.
Exchange Rate, who stands at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., will shuttle to Argentina to stand the Southern Hemisphere breeding season at Alberto and Renata Stein's Haras La Leyenda.
According to an announcement on the Vinery Australia Web Site, the farm has "secured a significant shareholding" in Big Brown and the stallion will shuttle beginning this year.
The first reported foal by Peachtree Stable's world-record setter Red Giant is a filly born Jan. 30 at Clear Creek Stud near Folsom, La.
Grade II winner Lewis Michael's first reported foal is a filly out of the stakes-winning A.P. Indy mare Liz On Polk Street.
Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes (both gr. I) winner Big Brown was represented by his first foal, a filly out of the unraced Seeking the Gold mare Impressive Attire.
Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm has added Ed Sackville and Jean-Marie Callier to its team of advisers.
One of only two expected foals from the last crop by pensioned stallion Theatrical was born Jan. 11 at the new Padua foaling barn at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky.
In an effort to promote the local Thoroughbred industry, a recently formed company called Horse Capital Productions will launch a Web site Jan. 15 to serve as a bridge between farms and tour companies in the Bluegrass.
Dynaformer, who stands at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., will stand in 2010 for $150,000.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale bucked the prevailing negative trends in the Thoroughbred marketplace to post increases of 9.1% in median price and 5.7% in gross revenue during its three-day run that ended Oct. 28 in Lexington.
Red Giant, who set a world record for 1 1/4 miles on turf, will stand the 2010 breeding season at Robert Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky.
Big Brown, the 2008 champion 3-year-old male and winner of that year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), was started back under tack Monday morning Aug. 17 at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky.
Exchange Rate, along with Good Reward and Point Given, will shuttle to South America for the 2009 Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
Richie Donworth, who has worked at Three Chimneys Farm as broodmare manager at the Old Bradley Place division, has been named the division's new general manager.
If there's one thing the horse industry needs, its new blood to fuel the sport. The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders' Association works each year to accomplish just that through its new owner seminars and breeding clinics, the most recent of which took place at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky. May 29.
Dynaformer, who stands at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., has reached the 100 mark by number of stakes winners.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced that it will hold a Thoroughbred Breeding Clinic in Lexington May 29-31.
Big Brown, who is standing his first season at Three Chimneys, was last year's Triple Crown hopeful, as he won both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes.
Smarty Jones was the first unbeaten winner of the Kentucky Derby since Seatle Slew. A fan favorite, Smarty Jones today stands at Three Chimneys.
Sky Mesa, who underwent two colic-related surgeries in mid-February, returned to the breeding shed April 6 at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky.
Sky Mesa, who was hoped to be back breeding around March 20 after two operations related to colic, remains on the sidelines at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky.
Three Chimneys Farm announced March 12 that several notable mares have already been confirmed in-foal to first year sire Big Brown.
Three Chimneys announced March 12 that the first several mares bred to multiple grade II winner and track record-setter Lewis Michael have been confirmed in foal.
Dreaming of Anna, Eclipse champion and winner of the 2006 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) has been confirmed in foal to Street Cry, according to Three Chimneys Farm.
Sky Mesa, the 9-year-old stallion who had two operations related to a bout of colic, arrived back at Three Chimneys Farm Feb. 25 from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington and is on schedule to return to breeding around March 20.
Sky Mesa, the 9-year-old stallion who underwent colic surgery Feb. 15, is being kept at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital where an additional operation was performed Feb. 19 to correct an impaction, according to Three Chimneys farm president Case Clay.
Sky Mesa, whose son General Quarters entered the Triple Crown picture with an upset victory in the Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) on Feb. 14, has been taken out of service after undergoing surgery for colic over the weekend. Colic is acute abdominal pain.
Big Brown, last year's 3-year-old champion male, is scheduled to cover a number of prominent mares this year at Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky. Mates beyond this year will include champion Stardom Bound following her retirement from racing.
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