European shipper Western Aristocrat made a winning North American debut when he wired the field in the $250,000 Jamaica Handicap (gr. IT) Oct. 8 at Belmont Park.
Benny the Bull, whose undefeated 2008 season earned him an Eclipse Award as North America's champion sprinter, will stand the 2012 breeding season at Vinery near Lexington, Kentucky.
Vinery Ltd. announced Oct. 4 that its New York stallion operation will be based at Sugar Maple Farm near Poughquag, N.Y., for the 2012 breeding season.
Top second-crop sire Bluegrass Cat will stand in New York in 2012.
Silver Train, winner of the 2005 TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) and a leading second-crop sire, will relocate to Northview Stallion Station's Pennsylvanian division near Peach Bottom.
While rest of the world worries about the European debt crisis and America's high unemployment rate, horsemen are starting to see signs that the struggling Thoroughbred market is taking a turn for the better.
A tentative offer has been made on Vinery's Silver Train. If the deal goes through, the stallion would be relocated to Pennsylvania.
Cash-strapped breeders prefer proven sires over young stallions, making it tougher to launch the careers of new studs.
Grade I winner Stormello sired his first winner when his daughter Ay Mamita won at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races July 22.
Bucking a trend in which most public auctions have cut back on the number of horses offered, Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 216 New York-bred yearlings for its Preferred Sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Vinery has reached an agreement to acquire Steve Castagnola's Kempton Bloodstock, creating a new bloodstock division at the Lexington farm.
Grade I winner Stormello was euthanized Tuesday, April 26, because of complications from colic at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute near Lexington.
Pluck, making his first start since winning last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IIT), failed to fire in an allowance race at Tampa Bay Downs March 12 and finished fourth as the 3-10 favorite.
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Howard and Susan Kaskel's Sugar Maple Farm in Poughquag, New York will beome a part of Vinery, according to an announcement made by Vinery president Tom Ludt.
Musket Man will enter stud this year at Vinery near Summerfield, Fla.
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.
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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.
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