I Shod the Sheriff wins first time out gate to wire.
Topped by an Into Mischief colt bought by Spendthrift Farm for $335,000, the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s April sale of 2-year-olds in training began on a strong note April 19, with across-the-board increases in gross, average, and median prices.
During the April 14 under tack session for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co’s spring 2-year-olds in training sale, a son of Shackleford breezed a quarter-mile in :20 2/5, the fastest at the distance so far during the first four of six workout sessions.
Workouts for next week's Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's April spring sale of 2-year-olds in training continued April 12, with three horses equaling the fastest breeze time for an eighth of a mile.
Rallying from last of eight in the slop, Salutos Amigos grabbed his first career grade I win April 9 in the $400,000 Carter Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Salutos Amigos and Calculator, who both spent the winter in California but didn't meet up out there, will hook up back in New York as two late runners who should benefit from a hot early pace in the Carter.
Three Into Mischief fillies and offspring of four freshmen sires were among 14 horses that shared the fastest eighth of a mile workout time of :09 4/5 during the March 9 first of three under tack workout sessions.
A new partnership called Darby Dan Farm Racing resurrected the famous Darby Dan silks for a colt named Manitoulin, a son of Soaring Softly, who finished fifth in his maiden special weight debut Nov. 22.
The Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association is conducting an online auction of seasons to more than 180 stallions from 16 states.
Freud, this year's second-leading sire in New York who topped the list in 2014, will stand for $10,000 in 2016 at Sequel Stallions New York near Hudson.
Darby Dan Farm's schedule of 2016 fees is unchanged from 2015 apart from new additions Tapiture ($7,500) and Sky Kingdom ($5,000).
The son of Curlin will stand at Three Chimneys Farm.
The colt is out of graded stakes winner Afleeting Lady, a half sister to classic winner Shackleford and grade I winner Lady Joanne.
Swagger Jack, a grade I-winning son of leading sire Smart Strike, has relocated to Dana Point Farm near Lenhartsville, Pa., for the 2016 breeding season. His fee will be $3,500.
Barretts Sales, having conducted paddock auctions of horses of racing age during the Del Mar race meeting the past four years, is inaugurating a select yearling sale this season. It will be held Aug. 15.
Darley in America, near Lexington, announced its stallions will be available to be bred on Southern Hemisphere time, effective Sept. 1 for the Australian breeding season and Aug. 1 for South America.
Some positive economic indicators have Fasig-Tipton July participants expecting a robust market for select yearlings as the season's first major auction is set for July 9 in Lexington.
The Big Beast, a ginormous long-striding runner with a penchant for peppermints, will return to the big leagues April 4 in the $400,000 Carter Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Grade I King's Bishop winner The Big Beast and defending Carter Handicap winner Dads Caps turned in final preparations March 28 for the April 4 Carter, while 3-year-olds tuning up for the Wood Memorial were also on the tab.
The first reported foal sired by grade I winner Emcee was born Feb. 10 at Becky Thomas's Sequel Stallions New York.
Calculator's win in the Jan. 10 Sham Stakes (gr. III) adds to the legacy of the O'Farrell family's Ocala Stud. The Florida-bred son of In Summation races for longtime Ocala Stud client Richard Pell.
Grade I winner Swagger Jack, a son of two-time leading sire Smart Strike, will stand the 2015 season for $2,500 at Nicks Farm in Sellersburg, Ind.
Gross, average, and median at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December mixed sale saw deceases at the one-day auction.
The stallion Forestry has been sold to a Brazilian consortium and will not stand at Taylor Made Stallions in Kentucky, Taylor Made stallion nominations manager Travis White confirmed Nov. 17.
Sequel Stallions New York near Hudson, N. Y., has released its 2015 stallion roster and fees, with Freud leading the list at $10,000, unchanged from 2014.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Caleb's Posse||Donnie K. Von Hemel||
|Calibrachoa||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Emcee||Kiaran P. McLaughlin||
|Jackson Bend||Stanley I. Gold||
|Shackleford||Dale L. Romans||
|Tahitian Warrior||Thomas Albertrani||
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