Americain, Dynaformer's leading earner and a multiple graded stakes winner, sired his first foal Jan 19. when a filly was born in Lexington, Ky.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Americain||DE ROYER DUPRE ALAIN||
|Colony (IRE)||Saeed bin Suroor||
|Expansion||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Gentleman Chester||Ralph E. Nicks||
|Grand Couturier (GB)||Robert Ribaudo||
|Ready Set||Ronny W. Werner||
|Up to No Good||Marc J. Sharp||
Midway, Ky., farm will add a second synthetic track and seven barns for training, broodmares, and yearlings.
Hyper had his consistency rewarded with his first graded stakes victory in the $250,000 Bowling Green Handicap (gr. IIT) on the inner turf at Belmont Park Sept. 7 as odds-on favorite Boisterous fizzled in the stretch.
Phipps Stable's Boisterous, winner of the Man o' War Stakes (gr. IT) and Monmouth Stakes (gr. IIT) this summer, is looking to get back to the winner's circle in the Bowling Green Handicap (gr. IIT) at Belmont Park Sept. 7.
Champion stayer Americain, set to stand his first American breeding season at Kentucky's Calumet Farm in 2013, will also mark his first Australian season at Swettenham Stud, it was announced Jan. 10.
Australians Kevin and Colleen Bamford and American David Bernsen have purchased a substantial interest of recent Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) winner Unbridled Command and plan to race in Australia's Cox Plate in October.
Dynaformer's death in April left a unique void in the American stallion market.
Calumet Farm has listed stud fees for three new stallions scheduled to spend the 2013 breeding season at the historic Thoroughbred operation near Lexington.
The 2010 Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) winner Americain will commence his stud career at Calumet Farm, it was announced Nov. 22.
Americain, winner of the 2010 Emirates Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) and recently retired from racing, will stand the Northern Hemisphere breeding season in Kentucky in 2013.
Green Moon upstaged the two most recent winners of the Emirates Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) when he captured this year's edition of "the race that stops a nation" Nov. 6 at Flemington Racecourse.
A competitive field of 24 is set for the Emirates Melbourne Cup (Aus-I), including the event's two most recent winners, French stayers Americain and Dunaden, who will square off in Australia's greatest race Nov. 6.
Owner Anthony Mithen talks about Winchester and the Melbourne Cup. Watch Video
French stayer Dunaden stormed from near the back of the field and won the $2,583,125 Caulfield Cup (Aus-I) Oct. 20 to kept his perfect record in Australia in tact.
Stephanie Nigge, travelling foreman for Trainer Alain de Royer-Dupre, talks about Americain. Watch Video
Trainer John Sadler talks about Winchester, his entry in the Caulfield Cup. Watch Video
Stuart S. Janney III's Air Support will be the 118-pound highweight in a compact field of five for the $200,000 Bowling Green Handicap (gr. IIT) Sept. 8, as stakes action returns to Belmont Park.
Top Thoroughbred action in New York returns to Belmont Park for the fall meet with 21 graded stakes beginning Sept. 8.
Assistant Trainer for Americain, Stephanie Nigge, discusses Americain's plans for 2012. watch video
Bert and Diana Firestone have retired their four-time grade I winner Winchester from racing for stallion duty.
Ky-bred Americain is an Australian group I winner and French highweight. But, where will the Dynaformer sire line's great hope stand at stud?
While lightly raced this year, four-time grade I winner Winchester has by far the most decorated career heading into the Nov. 26 W.L. McKnight Handicap (gr. IIT) at Calder Casino & Race Course.
The Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) lost one of its contenders Oct. 29 when Mr. and Mrs. Bertram Firestone's Winchester was taken out of consideration following a workout at Belmont Park.
The 2011 edition of the $6 million 3200m contest has attracted a full field of 24, six of them balloted after acceptances on Saturday evening. Last year's winner, Americain, is favored.
Last year's longshot winner is the 3-1 early line favorite. Only five horses have won the Melbourne Cup more than once.
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