The Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation will hold its fifth annual online stallion season auction Feb. 1-7.
The Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association is conducting an online auction of seasons to more than 180 stallions from 16 states.
Spendthrift Farm confirmed Oct. 5 it is moving Court Vision and Victor's Cry from Ontario back to its Central Kentucky farm for the 2016 breeding season.
Always Believe Inc.'s Sooner Time became the first winner for sire Sidney's Candy with a 3 1/4-length victory in the first race at Del Mar July 23.
Grade I winner Victor's Cry was represented by his first winner June 27 when Keeplaffinleslie won a maiden special weight at Woodbine Racecourse.
Candy Ride continues the series of training offspring of sires, which can be found in the Jan. 17, 2015 issue of The Blood-Horse. view slideshow
Keeneland's September yearling sale Sept. 8-21 is widely expected to maintain recent momentum in the Thoroughbred market with good balance between supply and demand.
Heaven Szent, a 14-year-old who never won a race under his registered name of General Attack, was the star of the April 12-13 Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, Calif.
Favored Sweet Swap became a graded stakes winner over his favored hillside turf course with a front-running tally in the $100,000 San Simeon Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 13 at Santa Anita Park.
Sidney's Candy 2014
Grade II winner Exhi and Irish group victor Nephrite have been added to the stallion roster of Park Stud in Orangeville, Ontario, owners Michael and Laurel Byrne announced Nov. 30.
A recent outbreak of EHV-1 at Woodbine Racetrack, has caused Park Stud to end the breeding this year for all its stallions. There has been no detection of the virus at Park Stud, closing early is a preventative measure.
Tracy Gantz guest blogs about the Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. read blog
The first reported foal by grade I winner Sidney's Candy is a colt born Jan. 17 at Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky.
WinStar Farm will conduct drawings for its "Breed to Win" promotion, rewarding supportive breeders with a complimentary 2013 season to 12 stallions, the farm announced Jan. 4. The drawings will be held Feb. 9.
Favored Obviously led all the way in winning the $150,000 Arroyo Seco Mile (gr. IIT) in a very fast time over the Santa Anita Park turf course Oct. 6 and seems likely for next month's Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT).
Irish-bred Obviously, a nose better than Mr. Commons in the Del Mar Mile Handicap, is the likely favorite once again in the Arroyo Seco Mile (gr. IIT) as he goes for his third straight win on the turf Oct. 6 at Santa Anita.
Little Mike will try to make it consecutive grade I victories on turf when he makes his California debut in the $300,000 Shoemaker Mile June 30 at Betfair Hollywood Park.
In search of firm turf, Wilkinson wound up in the Southern California barn of Jeff Mullins, who sent the 4-year-old colt out to spring a 44-1 shocker in the $150,000 American Handicap (gr. IIT) at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Mr. Commons returns from a layoff of nearly three months to face 10 opponents in the $150,000 American Handicap (gr. II) on the Betfair Hollywood Park turf May 26.
Stakes winner/stakes-placed producer Itstartswithadream is the first reported mare to get in foal to grade I winner Victor's Cry.
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Drosselmeyer, who stands at Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., and fellow WinStar stallion Sidney's Candy have had their first mares pronounced in foal.
WinStar Farm announced 2012 fees for its expanded roster of stallions, led by North America's leading sire Distorted Humor, who will stand for $100,000 (stands and nurses) and will breed an exclusive book of 100 mares.
Grade I winner Victor's Cry and grade II victor Wilburn have both been retired from racing and purchased by B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm.
An audible groan went up from the table of traveling lads from France at the Breeders' Cup World Championships post-position draw when it was announced three-time Mile (gr. IT) winner had drawn the rail.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Blue Chagall (FR)||Julio C. Canani||
|Colgan's Chip||Anthony W. Dutrow||
|Meteore||Richard E. Mandella||
|Sidney's Candy||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Tropic Storm||Craig Dollase||
|Victor's Cry||Eoin G. Harty||
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|Ontario County S.||FL|
|Iowa Oaks (gr. III)||PRM|