George Vancouver, last year's winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park has been retired to stud. According to the Racing Post, the colt, will stand at Pascal Noue's Haras de la Hetrae.
- Dark Bay or Brown Colt
- Born 2005
|Trainer||Aidan P. O'Brien|
|Jockey||John R. Velazquez|
|Owner||Mrs. John Magnier|
|Henrythenavigator View Five-Cross Pedigree||Kingmambo||Mr. Prospector|
|Sequoyah (IRE)||Sadler's Wells|
Sudirman caused quite a surprise when he upset heavily favored War Command in the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes in his group I debut Aug. 11 at the Curragh.
Trainer Aidan O'Brien tallied a ninth victory in the Tattersalls Irish Two Thousand Guineas (Aus-I) when Magician struck for a dominant win in the classic May 25 at the Curragh.
A week after Barretts extended its brand to include racing at Fairplex Park, the auction company will host its March sale of selected 2-year-olds in training in Pomona, Calif. The March 4 sale has cataloged 138 youngsters.
by Ann Peters
One of the surprise stallion developments of 2012 is Spring At Last, who finished second behind Henrythenavigator on the year-end first-crop sire rankings.
Henrythenavigator, an Irish champion who has been based all four years at stud at Ashford Stud near Versailles. Ky., will stand in 2013 at Coolmore Stud in Ireland.
Two winners in two days brings Henrythenavigator's total to 12, including Amerigo Vespucci, his first North American winner, who was victorious on Columbus Day. read blog
A look at Sept. 5 racing in Europe, including the 59th stakes winner for Oasis Dream. read blog
Irish champion Henrythenavigator sired his first winner when his daughter Infanta Branca won April 22 at the Curragh.
Grade I winners Uncle Mo and Cape Blanco, both newcomer stallions at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., will stand for $35,000 and $17,500, respectively in 2012.
Rick Jamieson of Gilgai Farm in Australia sold a weanling half sister to Zenyatta for $1.5 million during the opening session of the Keeneland November breeding stock auction Nov. 7 in Lexington.
Gilgai Farm, the breeder of undefeated Australian superstar Black Caviar, also is the owner of the weanling half-sister to 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta that is slated to be offered at the Keeneland.
Statistics from The Jockey Club for the 2011 North American breeding season show the number of stallions that serviced mares fell 11.5% and the number of mares bred declined 10% when compared to the same period a year ago.
Zenyatta's weanling half sister by Henrythenavigator will be offered at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale by Select Sales.
The Mr. Prospector male line, which has proved highly formidable in providing winners of the Kentucky Derby, will be represented again in 2011 by another strong crew.
Lookin At Lucky, the leading contender for champion 3-year-old male, will enter stud for a fee of $35,000 at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.
Coolmore Australia has reduced many of its stallion fees for the 2010 season with one notable exception.
Vertigineux, the 2008 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year, produced a Kentucky-bred filly by Henrythenavigator March 4.
Champion Rags to Riches, winner of the 2007 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), delivered a Henrythenavigator colt March 17 in Ireland.
The first reported foal by Irish champion Henrythenavigator is a colt born Jan. 20 at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.
Not even a No. 1 ranking on this year's leading sires list and 23 stakes winners could keep Giant's Causeway's fee from going down for 2010.
Coolmore Australia has announced service fees for the 2009 season, headed by Encosta de Lago, who will stand at a reduced fee of $220,000.
Although she is little more than a week old, Rags to Riches' first foal is already displaying the same independent streak her mother was known for.
Vertigineux, the dam of champion Zenyatta, has been pronounced in foal to Henrythenavigator, a British classic winner who entered stud this year at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.
Curlin, the all-time earner among North American Thoroughbreds, gained another accolade on Tuesday, Jan. 13 when he was officially named the joint best horse of 2008 in the World Thoroughbred Rankings.
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|Mucho Macho Man|
|Game On Dude|