Louisiana Slew, a son of Seattle Slew who sold for $2.9 million as a yearling, died in late May at San Juan Equine Center near Bloomfield, N.M.
Graded stakes winner Leelanau sired his first winner when his daughter Fortyfifthparallel won June 22 at Churchill Downs.
Is It True, sire of prominent second-crop stallion Yes It's True, will stand the 2006 season at John T.L. Jones III and Robert Trussell's Walmac Farm near Lexington.
Gentlemen, who won two of his biggest races in California, will be relocated to the Golden State to stand at Joan Rogers' Applebite Farms near French Camp.
John T.L. Jones III and Robert Trussell's Walmac Farms announced that the fee for first-crop sire Songandaprayer has been boosted to $35,000.
Phone Trick, sire of champions and Breeders' Cup winners Favorite Trick and Phone Chatter, died Oct. 10 of natural causes. The 23-year-old son of Clever Trick stood at Dr. Jonathan Davis' Milfer Farm near Unadilla, N.Y
Sea of Secrets, a grade II-winning son of Storm Cat, will stand the 2006 season at Donald and Karen Cohn's Ballena Vista Farm near Ramona, Calif.
Favorite Trick the 1997 Horse of the Year as a 2-year-old, will relocate to R.D. Hubbard and Jim Helzer's JEH Stallion Station near Hondo, N.M.
Successful Appeal, the leading freshman sire of 2004 and sire of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) second-place finisher Closing Argument, will not cover any more mares this breeding season, John T.L. Jones III of Walmac Farm said in a release today.
Storm Surge heads a field of 12 3-year-olds slated for Saturday's Walmac Lone Star Derby (gr. III) at Lone Star Park. Dallas Stewart conditions the Overbrook Farm homebred who won the Lecomte Stakes (gr. III) by a neck at Fair Grounds in his first start this year. The $300,000 Walmac will also be contested at nine furlongs.
Successful Appeal, last year's leading freshman stallion who underwent colic surgery April 25 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington, has arrived back home at Walmac Farm near Lexington.
Saratoga Six, sire of 39 stakes winners, has arrived at Jim Helzer's JEH Stallion Station near Hondo, N.M.
For the second time in four years, a son of Valid Appeal and a representative of the In Reality male line is the leading first-crop sire in North America. In 2001, Valid Expectations earned the freshman sire title, and in 2004, Successful Appeal joined him in stamping Valid Appeal as a modern sire of sires.
Prominent stallion Miswaki died Dec. 17 at John T. L. Jones III and Robert Trussell's Walmac Farm near Lexington, Ky. due to the infirmities of old age.
John T.L. Jones III, managing director of Walmac Stud Management of Lexington, Ky. announced that Steve Sharp has been named director of marketing.
Eavesdropper, a stakes winning half-brother to A.P. Indy, has been retired from racing and will stand in 2005 at Walmac International near Lexington.
Group II stakes-placed Tumblebrutus, a full brother to prominent freshman sire Giant's Causeway, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at John T.L. Jones III and Robert Trussell's Walmac International near Lexington.
Omega Code, a track-record setting son of Elusive Quality, will enter stud at Hartley / De Renzo Thoroughbreds, Walmac South near Ocala, Fla.
Successful Appeal, the leading first-crop sire who was relocated this summer from Florida to Walmac International near Lexington, will stand for $25,000 in 2005.
Tenpins, a millionaire and five-time graded stakes winner, will stand his first season in 2005 at Walmac International.
Favorite Trick, the first 2-year-old Horse of the Year since the great Secretariat, and 2004 graded stakes winner Alke will stand next year at John Sykes' Cloverleaf Farms II near Reddick, Fla.
Omega Code, a track-record setting son of Elusive Quality, has been purchased by Walmac Stud Management and will stand at Johnny Jones III and Bobby Trussell's Walmac International following his retirement.
Kipper Kelly, whose son Kelly Kip was one of the top sprinters of the late 1990s, died Sept. 11 after suffering a heart attack at Jerry Meaux' Indian Ridge Farm near Duson, La.
Roar of the Tiger, a full brother to Giant's Causeway, has been retired and will stand in 2005 at Hartley/De Renzo Walmac South near Ocala, Fla. His fee will be $6,000.
Stakes-placed Roar of the Tiger, a full brother to champion and prominent freshman sire Giant's Causeway, has been retired from racing and will enter stud as a joint effort between John Jones III and Robert Trussell's Walmac International and Randy Hartley and Dean De Renzo's Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds.
- By Dan Liebman
John T.L. Jones Jr. has sold Walmac International to entities controlled by his son, John III, and his son's former partner in several horse ventures, Bobby Trussell. The deal, signed Sept. 10, involves the farm's property but no stallion interests.
Castle Gandolfo, who shuttled to Haras Mocito Guapo in Chile, died Sept. 5 in a breeding shed accident.
Thunderello, second in the 2002 Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), has relocated to Howard and Susan Kaskel's Sugar Maple Farm near Poughquag, N.Y.
Miswaki, who has sired 96 stakes winners and is broodmare sire of 106 stakes winners, has been pensioned from stallion duty at John T.L. Jones Jr.'s Walmac International near Lexington because of his advanced age and declining fertility.
The speculation concerning Successful Appeal's move to John T.L. Jones Jr.'s Walmac International near Lexington is over.
Walmac International's first-year sire Castle Gandolfo has arrived in Chile for the 2004 Southern Hemisphere breeding season at Haras Mocito Guapo.
Successful Appeal, who proved successful as a racehorse, is also living up to his name as a stallion. He not only heads the freshman sire list by progeny earnings, but the overall 2-year-old list, and is the only stallion with three juvenile stakes winners. His success has proved so appealing and substantial that he might make the move from Hartley/De Renzo, Walmac South near Ocala, Fla., to John T.L. Jones Jr.'s Walmac International near Lexington for the 2005 breeding season.
Doug Arnold has announced that Evansville Slew has been purchased by his Buck Pond Farm near Lexington and will stand there starting March 9.
Castle Gandolfo, a group III stakes winner who was also twice group I stakes placed, will enter stud this year at John T.L. Jones' Walmac International near Lexington. He will stand for $6,000.
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, Texas, which will host the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships on Oct. 30, has revamped its stakes schedule by moving one of its premier events -- the 1 1/16-mile Lone Star Derby (gr. III) -- from the spring meet to the fall meet.
Grade II winners Posse and Zavata, whose stallion plans were announced during the second half of 2003, closed out their racing careers in the Dec. 26 Malibu Stakes (gr. I) on opening day at Santa Anita. Best of the Rest, who also will enter stud, might race once more.
Grade II winner Keats will enter stud at Jerry Meaux' Acadiana Ranch near Lafayette, La.
Irgun, a 12-year-old son of Sunny's Halo, will stand the 2004 breeding season at Three Way Farm near Nashville, Ill. The grade I winner previous stood at John T.L. Jones' Walmac International near Lexington. His 2004 stud fee will be $1,250 live foal.
Graded stakes winning sprinter Zavata, who is being pointed to the Dec. 26 Malibu Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita, will stand next year at John T.L. Jones' Walmac near Lexington.
Country singer Toby Keith's unbeaten Cactus Ridge has been retired from racing because of an injury to his right front knee that was discovered following a workout in preparation for the Oct. 25 Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).
Janice Jones, whose husband John T.L. Jones Jr., owns Walmac International near Lexington, died Sept. 7.
Tickets still available for Friday's TOBA national awards dinner...Arlington moves Friday post time to 2:30 p.m.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will hold its 18th annual Awards dinner and program at Walmac International near Lexington on Sept. 5, 2003. Grammy Award winner Sawyer Brown will perform at the event.
Breeders' Cup Sprint runner-up Thunderello, who was originally scheduled to enter stud at Doug Arnold's Buck Pond Farm near Versailles, Ky., instead will enter stud at John T.L. Jones Jr.'s Walmac International
The question in the grade II Walmac International Alcibiades (gr. II) at Keeneland Friday was who would relish the off going. The answer was Westerly Breeze and Ruby's Reception.
Nureyev was one of those horses whose stratospheric yearling price of $1.3 million in 1978 and championship status on the racetrack earned plenty of attention. That type of attention was nothing compared to the type of admiration he later earned for his many accomplishments at stud and for coming back from a life-threatening injury.
When 2-year-old colts win stakes, do so in good times, and most importantly are owned by persons who aren't in the breeding end of the game, you can be sure farms that stand stallions are lining up to make offers. Several offers were made to purchase an interest in track record setter Leelanau, with Johnny Jones of Walmac International near Lexington buying a one-third interest and having an option to purchase another third.
Millionaire Puerto Madero, whose victory over Behrens and Silver Charm in the 1999 Donn Handicap (gr. I) got the "NTRA Champions on Fox" series off to a rousing start, has been retired from racing and will stand at John T.L. Jones Jr.'s Walmac International near Lexington for $5,000 live foal.
Alleged was euthanized Friday morning at John T. L. Jones Jr.'s Walmac International near Lexington, Ky.
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