Grade I winner Peace Rules not only sired his first winner May 25, but also his initial stakes winner in the process.
Lantana Mob equaled the six-furlong track record at Pimlico May 17 when he ran down Silver Edition for a neck victory in the $100,000 Hirsch Jacobs Stakes (gr. III) on the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) undercard.
More Than Ready, who figures to top this season's Australian 2-year-old sires list, has had his stud fee bumped to $110,000 (approximately $103,000 in U.S. funds) for this year's Australian bookings.
Brahms, a grade I-winning son of Danzig, will stand the 2008 breeding season at Elite Thoroughbreds near Folsom, La.
Posse's first runners came out blazing, leading him to the freshman title.
Grant Williamson will join Vinery's seasons and shares division in January 2008.
Gilded Time, an Eclipse Award winner who has sired the earners of $43.4 million, has been purchased by Bar None Ranches and will stand at that farm near Dewinton, Alberta, Canada, in 2008.
Stormello, a grade I winner at 2, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Dr. Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington.
Vinery Stables is looking to score a progeny/sire double in the Oct. 27 Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) with Kodiak Kowboy, a son of freshman sire Posse, who stands at the Lexington farm.
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.
- By Claire Novak
Ask Rick Porter and Vinery Farm manager Tom Ludt to comment on the sales histories of the 2-year-old Posse colt Kodiak Kowboy and his dam, Kokadrie, and the two men spin a circular tale.
In a Sept. 14 meeting at Keeneland Race Course, William Inglis and Son -- Australia's leading Thoroughbred sales agency since 1867 -- sought American help to fight the ramifications of an equine influenza outbreak that could result in the loss of half of the country's Thoroughbred foal crop of 2008.
Tom Simon's Vinery has acquired a major interest in Florida stallion Pomeroy. The 6-year-old son of Boundary will stand at Vinery near Summerfield, Fla.
William and Corinne Heiligbrodt, who campaigned grade II winner Posse in the name of Heiligbrodt Racing Stable, have sold the majority of their shares in the leading first-crop stallion to Posse Partners.
It would take a full blown posse to find the last freshman sire to be represented by as many as five stakes winners this early in the year.
Kodiak Kowboy earned a third career win when he took Saturday's $150,000 Bashford Manor (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.
Graded stakes winners Capsized, D'wildcat, and Hook and Ladder sired their first winners in mid-June.
Runaway Groom, who beat the year's three U.S. classic winners in the 1982 Travers Stakes (gr. I), was euthanized June 8 at Dr. Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington because of complications from the infirmities of old age.
Posse, a grade II winner by Silver Deputy, came through with his first two winners May 26 at Churchill Downs.
Grade I winner Trust N Luck was represented by his first winner when his daughter Wonderful Luck won a $50,000 maiden race April 18 at Keeneland.
Synthetic surface specialist Mary Delaney took the lead shortly after the start and never looked back Wednesday to take Keeneland's Vinery Madison Stakes (gr. II) in impressive fashion.
The old adage 'the cream rises to the top' was in play as day one of Australia's biggest yearling sale -- in fact the southern hemisphere's biggest yearling sale -- came to a thunderous end on Tuesday evening.
Major sire Runaway Groom, who won a memorable Travers Stakes (gr. I), has been pensioned due to the infirmities of old age.
Coolmore's world famous representative Demi O'Byrne paid the Magic Millions Day 4 top price of (Aus) $900,000 for a colt by Arrowfield Stud current Australian champion sire Redoute's Choice.
Silver Train, who ended Lost in the Fog's unbeaten streak in winning last year's TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), has arrived for stallion duty at Dr. Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington.
More Than Ready, a leading third-crop sire, will stand in 2007 for $40,000 at Dr. Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington.
Trust N Luck, who stood his first three seasons at Dr. Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington, is moving to Vinery Florida for the 2007 season.
The market showed no sign of slowing Tuesday during the eighth session of Keeneland's September Yearling Sale, with across the board increases in the key statistical categories.
A bay son from the only crop sired by grade I winner Booklet brought the top price of $500,000 Tuesday at the Keeneland September yearling auction in Lexington. John Brocklebank, agent, purchased the colt from Vinery.
One of the most definitive and memorable evenings kicking off the fall season in Central Kentucky is the annual Thoroughbred Owners' and Breeders' Award dinner, which is now in its 21st year.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) announced the Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RTCA) is the recipient of the 2006 Industry Service Award. The award will be presented at the TOBA National Awards Dinner Sept. 8 at Vinery in Lexington.
Ruler's Court, a California grade II winner and a joint high-weight on the Experimental Free Handicap, will stand his first season at stud at Dr. Bob Hewlet's Holly Hill Farm near Benton, La.
Snow Ridge and Yonaguska, both grade I winners, were represented by their first winners July 1.
Dr. Tom Simon's Vinery has purchased the breeding rights Silver Train, most recently the winner of the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I), and the colt will stand at the Kentucky division of the farm at the conclusion of his racing career.
More Than Ready and Red Ransom will shuttle to Vinery Australia, where they will stand for A$55,000
It was a long way from Louisville, Ky., but Vinery enjoyed a big day out on South Australian Derby day at Adelaide's Morphettville May 7.
Champion Gilded Time will shuttle to South America for the first time to stand at Haras Mondesir in Brazil.
Dubai Escapade kept her streak going with an easy victory Wednesday in the Vinery Madison (gr. II) at Keeneland.
The first reported foal sired by grade I winner The Cliff's Edge is a filly born Jan. 9 at Lane's End/Oak Tree Division near Lexington.
Millionaire Peace Rules' first foal is a filly born Jan. 2 at Helen Napolitano's Scarlet Ribbon Farm near Ocala, Fla.
Ken Wilkins has been hired by Audrey Haisfield's Stonewall Farm as director of stallion operations. Wilkins will oversee season sales, as well as private transactions at the recently-completed stallion complex and office in Versailles, Ky.
Grade II winner Ruler's Court, the joint high-weight on the 2003 Experimental Free Handicap for males, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Dr. Tom Simon's Vinery Stud near Summerfield, Fla.
Purge, who won the Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I) in his farewell race, will begin his stallion career for a fee of $20,000 at Dr. Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington, Ky.
Vinery general manager Bates Newton will step down Jan. 1. Newton has served as the nursery's general manager since Dr. Tom Simon purchased the farm near Lexington in September 1999.
Millionaire Limehouse, a four-time graded stakes winner, has arrived for stallion duty at Dr. Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington.
Before a record Derby day crowd of 115,600 at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia, Benicio, a Vinery-bred colt by More Than Ready, laid the foundation for a stud career in winning the 152nd Victoria Derby (Aust-I) Oct 29.
More Than Ready, one of the leading second-crop sires while standing at Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington, will stand in 2006 for $30,000, up from his 2005 fee of $20,000.
Red Ransom could have another hot prospect in Australia, with Red Dazzler emerging as a leading Caulfield Guineas (Aust-I) contender in winning the Bill Stutt Stakes (Aust-II) at Moonee Valley Sept. 23.
Purge, a multiple New York graded stakes winner, will enter stud at Dr. Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington in 2006.
Limehouse, who ran fourth in Smarty Jones' Kentucky Derby (gr. I) last year and this June won the Brooklyn Handicap (gr. II), will be retired at the end of the year and will stand in 2006 at Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington.
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