Two high-quality horses who had less-than-ideal trips during the Nov. 5 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) will return to the track Dec. 10 in the $300,000 Starlet Stakes (gr. I) at Los Alamitos Race Course.
Owner Charles "Chuck" Sandford died at his home near Chicago Dec. 2 following a long battle with cancer. He was 70.
Using 2016 sales to find mid-market opportunity
Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys' Gun Runner handily defeated older horses to earn his first grade I victory Nov. 25, turning back longshot Breaking Lucky for a gate-to-wire score in the $500,000 Clark Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
Will stand at Jeju Stud Farm in 2017
Three-time champion and this year's Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) winner Beholder arrived at Spendthrift Farm near Lexington, Ky. Nov. 21 to start her new life as a broodmare.
Three Chimneys Farm stallion Caleb's Posse recorded his first stakes winner when the Donnie Von Hemel-trained Sweet Posse triumphed in the $75,000 Slide Show for Oklahoma-bred 2-year-old fillies at Remington Park Nov. 18
Calumet Farm will introduce four new stallions in 2017, led by 2015 champion turf male Big Blue Kitten.
Gainesway released its 2017 fees Nov. 10, which includes a reduced fee to $85,000 for Empire Maker.
Wilburn, a grade II-winning son of Bernardini, has been relocated to Lori and Francisco Bravo's River Oaks Farms near Sulphur, Oklahoma.
Shadwell Stable's Tamarkuz, a convincing winner of the Nov. 4 Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) has been retired and will stand 2017 at Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Farm near Lexington. The son of Speightstown's fee will be $12,500.
American Pharoah's fee is private, while Uncle Mo's has doubled to $150,000. European champion Air Force Blue will stand for $25,000 in his first year, while reverse shuttler Vancouver will stand for $15,000.
Leading the roster are Creative Cause, Cairo Prince, and Majesticperfection at $15,000.
With a solid position atop the leading freshman sire list, Union Rags has had his stud fee raised to $50,000 for the 2017 breeding season, according Lane's End.
The racing days of Beholder have finally drawn to a close, as Spendthrift Farm officially announced the 6-year-old’s retirement Nov. 6, two days after her thrilling victory over Songbird in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (gr. I).
Shadwell Stable's Tamarkuz, under all-time leading Breeders' Cup jockey Mike Smith, ranged up outside and rolled past Gun Runner to upset the $1 million Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I).
Sophomore Accelerate is being asked to make a major step forward in the Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I).
Dialed In and Shackleford set at $15,000.
Stud fees for Medaglia d'Oro and Bernardini unchanged at $150,000 and $100,000, respectively.
This year's Kentucky Derby winner and son of Uncle Mo will enter stud at Darley at Jonabell near Lexington. He'll stand for $40,000.
Gun Runner wore a saddle towel with "Dirt Mile" sewn into the side during his easy half-mile breeze Oct. 30 at Santa Anita Park, and that's where he's almost surely headed for his Breeders' Cup spot.
Grade I winner Sidney's Candy, who has stood at WinStar Farm since 2012, will take up permanent residence at Ricardo Benedicto's Haras La Pasion in Argentina where he will stand during the Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
Nyquist's two-turn workout Oct. 27 in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) didn't start off as planned, but trainer Doug O'Neill was ultimately OK with how the Uncle Mo colt immediately came out of the work--covered in dirt.
Darley stallion Bernardini had a big day at the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale’s closing session Oct. 26, with two of his sons bringing two of the three highest prices of the day as the three-day auction ended on a solid note.
The Noble Bird who turns jockey Julien Leparoux into a happy passenger is the one his connections hope shows up Oct. 29, when he headlines a field of eight entered in the Hagyard Fayette Stakes (gr. II) on the final day of the Keeneland fall meet.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Aikenite||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Alpha||Kiaran P. McLaughlin||
|Caleb's Posse||Donnie K. Von Hemel||
|Creative Cause||Mike Harrington||
|Crusade||Aidan P. O'Brien||
|Daddy Long Legs||Aidan P. O'Brien||
|Dullahan||Dale L. Romans||
|Fort Loudon||Stanley I. Gold||
|Hansen||Michael J. Maker||
|Jackson Bend||Stanley I. Gold||
|Jersey Town||Barclay Tagg||
|Prayer for Relief||Dale L. Romans||
|Prospective||Mark E. Casse||
|Rule||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Shackleford||Dale L. Romans||
|Sidney's Candy||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Speightscity||Stephen R. Mick||
|Take Charge Indy||Patrick B. Byrne||
|Tapizar||Steven M. Asmussen||
|The Factor||Bob Baffert||
|To Honor and Serve||William I. Mott||
|Trappe Shot||Kiaran P. McLaughlin||
|Tres Borrachos||Martin F. Jones||
|Uncle Mo||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Union Rags||Michael R. Matz||
|Wilburn||Steven M. Asmussen||
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