Suave will replace Congrats, another A.P. Indy son, who achieved great success in Florida and will stand 2011 season at Vinery Kentucky
Some Central Kentucky farms have scheduled open houses this month to permit inspection of their stallions by those in Lexington for the Keeneland horses of all ages sale that begins Jan. 10.
Derek MacKenzie has been named director of public sales for Vinery, farm president Tom Ludt said Jan. 6.
Turfway Park has announced that Vinery will be the title sponsor for the track's Spiral Stakes, beginning next spring. Established in 1972, the race is a grade III prep for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).
The undefeated son of Lion Heart will stand at Vinery Florida for $5,000.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Turbulent Descent is the latest stakes winner for current leading freshman sire Congrats.
More Than Ready, sire of both winners of this year's two Breeders' Cup races for 2-year-olds on the turf, will stand in 2011 for $40,000, up from $30,000 in 2010.
Vinery, which has recently opened a breeding operation in New York, has added stallion Purge to its Empire State line-up.
Vinery Ltd. will be expanding its stallion operation in New York State in 2011. According to Vinery president Tom Ludt, Vinery will take over management of Empire Stud, which will become Vinery New York.
Leading freshman sire Congrats will stand the 2011 breeding season at Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington.
Real Quiet, who was nosed out of becoming racing's 12th Triple Crown winner, died Sept. 27 in a paddock accident at Michael Jester's Penn Ridge Farm near Harrisburg, Pa.
Pomeroy, a two-time grade I winner at Saratoga, was represented by his first winner when his daughter Pomeroy Girl won June 5 at Canterbury Park in her initial start.
Marquetry, sire of Breeders' Cup winners and sprint champions Artax and Squirtle Squirt, has been pensioned from stud duty at age 23 because of declining fertility.
Breeders' Cup winner Silver Train has come through with a pair of 2-year-old winners from his first crop of foals.
Grade II winner Congrats sired his first winner when his 2-year-old daughter Check My Cheeks won May 1 at Camerero in Puerto Rico.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced May 10 that it will hold a Thoroughbred Breeding Clinic May 21-May 23 in Lexington.
Son of Awesome Again is getting a break from training and competition and will undergo a nuclear scintigraphy scan.
Red Ransom came through with his 100th stakes winner when his son Snow Alert won the XXXX Gold Hawkesbury Rowley Mile (Aust-I) at Hawkesbury May 1.
Awesome Act worked in :48 1/5 and galloped out in 1:00 2/5 on April 27. Jockey Julien Leparoux was in the irons.
More Than Ready, who has sired 69 stakes winners, once again will shuttle to Tom Simon's Vinery Australia near Scone, New South Wales
In his first work at Churchill Downs, Gotham Stakes (gr. III) winner Awesome Act breezed six furlongs in 1:12.60 under Julien Leparoux, the fastest of four works at the distance April 20.
Tugger, the first mare bred to two-time champion sprinter Benny the Bull, is in foal.
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.
MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter
From a separate branch of the Almahmoud family than fellow Triple Crown hopeful Eskendereya comes Awesome Act, who powered into consideration with an easy Gotham Stakes win.
Kodiak Kowboy won three grade I races in 2009 in his most prolific year on the track. The son of Posse stands for $15,000 at Vinery near Lexington, Ky.
English shipper Awesome Act, a fast-closing fourth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. II), may be the wild card in a diverse field of 10 3-year-olds in the $250,000 Gotham Stakes (gr. III) March 6 at Aqueduct.
Will offer clients' horses at the Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale.
Denis of Cork, a graded stakes winner and third in the 2008 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will enter stud at Tom Simon's Vinery near Summerfield, Fla.
The first foal for grade II winner J Be K is a colt out of multiple stakes-placed Carson Jen born Feb. 4 at Tom VanMeter's Stockplace Farm.
The Jockey Club of Turkey has added considerable strength to its stallion roster.
New York grade II winner J Be K will stand at Tom Simon's Vinery near Summerfield, Fla., for $3,000 stands and nurses.
Graded stakes winner Chelokee will stand at the University of Arizona Equine Center near Tucson.
Many Central Kentucky breeding operations holding open houses around the five-day Keeneland January Sale (Jan. 11-15). Farms in the Ocala, Fla., area will be open around the Jan. 19-20 OBS mixed sale
The Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers' Club has announced its 2010 officers and directors.
Eclipse Award-winning sprinter Benny the Bull will stand in 2010 at Tom Simon's Vinery near Summerfield, Fla.
Kodiak Kowboy, whose victory in the Nov. 28 Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct was one of three grade I triumphs this year, has been retired from racing and will enter stud in 2010.
The defection of both Quality Road and Munnings has left the $300,000 Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile (gr. I) with a field of just six -- and only five betting interests -- but the Nov. 28 race at Aqueduct still packs plenty of star power.
Prominent international sire Red Ransom, who helped perpetuate the Roberto/Hail to Reason male line, was euthanized Nov. 14 because of complications following intestinal surgery.
Repent, whose son Crown of Thorns ran second in the Nov. 7 Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), will stand in 2010 at Empire Stud near Hudson, N.Y.
More Than Ready, who has 2009 progeny earnings of $4.4 million, will command the highest 2010 fee of the 10 stallions standing at Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington.
Posse, fifth on this year's leading third-crop sire's list, will stand in 2010 at Empire Stud near Hudson, N.Y.
Cactus Ridge, who ranks among the leading third-crop sires of 2009, will stand the 2010 breeding season at Vinery near Lexington. The 8-year-old son of Hennessy previously stood at Walmac Farm.
Canadian champion and two-time grade I winner Kodiak Kowboy will be entered in the Nov. 7 Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park even though his experience on synthetic tracks is limited and he has enjoyed his greatest success on dirt.
John Sykes' stallion Alke has been sold and will stand at Sawangjai Farms in Thailand in 2010. The 9-year-old son of Grand Slam had been standing at Dr. Tom Simon's Vinery near Summerfield, Fla.
John Gasper has been named general manager of Dr. Tom Simon's Vinery and will oversee day-to-day operations.
Much like he did earlier in the year in the Carter Handicap (gr. I), Kodiak Kowboy ran down odds-on favorite Fabulous Strike in the final yards to claim the $400,000 Vosburgh (gr. I) by a half-length Oct. 3 at Belmont Park. It was the sixth graded stakes victory for the 4-year-old son of Posse.
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.
Vinery Stables' and Fox Hill Farm's Friesan Fire, who was diagnosed with a pair of leg injuries after the Preakness (gr. I), is back in training and targeting a comeback later this fall. Who his trainer will be, however, is unclear at this time.
Vinery Ltd. has announced the establishment of a new sales division that will offer consignments at select 2-year-olds in training sales.
$4.6-million Keeneland September sale yearling Maimonides will begin his stallion career at Tom Simon's Vinery in Florida
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