With relatively little discussion, a proposed rule outlining conditions that could void a claim was unanimously approved Jan. 26 by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Safety and Welfare Committee.
WinStar Farm’s efforts to expand the quality and scope of its stallion roster and broodmare band starting six years ago paid big dividends in 2016, with the operation’s first Eclipse Award as leading breeder.
Airdrie Stud's graded stakes-winning millionaire Summer Front got his first foal when a bay filly was born recently at the Midway, Ky., farm.
Grade 3 winner Winning Cause and Box Score, full brother to Temple City, enter stud.
Bred by John Ivory, the bay filly was born Jan. 16 at Milky Way Farm, where Circumference stands.
The grade 1 winner and 8-year-old son of Powerscourt won or placed in 12 graded stakes.
The bay filly, bred by trainer Mike Ferraro and Blue Star Stable, was born at Waldorf Farm
Olympian Bode Miller bought the stallion prospect at Keeneland
A legal challenge regarding whether the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association could legally administer the state's Thoroughbred breeders' awards was blocked by a district court of appeal decision Jan. 12.
The filly out of Set'n On Ready was born Jan. 11
The bay filly, the first foal also for the El Prado daughter Table Three Ten, was born Jan. 9.
Advocates of legalizing pari-mutuel wagering in Georgia are teaming up with casino operators for this year's legislative push.
Key fundraiser gets $585,500 from live portion of auction
Multiple grade 1-winning son of Discreet Cat will stand for $5,000.
2016 leading New York sire Freud remains at $10,000
Total handle eked upward, while race days continue to decline.
Remained the leading owners of 2016 ahead of Juddmonte Farms, with $7,458,736 in earnings.
Before the close of 2016, owner/breeder Ken Ramsey had hoped to see his name among the top three leading breeders in North America.
Darley's position as the third-leading North American breeder by earnings doesn't give the full picture of how strong the 2016 racing year was for the international operation of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Darby Dan Farm's freshman sire Dialed In held onto the title of leading North American first-crop sire, which he claimed after moving past Lane End's Union Rags in late November.
Few Thoroughbred farms will match the remarkable run Adena Springs has had--and continues to enjoy--in the year-end standings among leading North American breeders.
The 13-year-old son of Giant's Causeway and Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner was never out of the money in 2008.
Six years ago Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm began implementing a plan to purposefully increase the scope and quality of both its broodmare band and its stallion roster.
Both of the weekend's grade I winners at Santa Anita Park—Constellation and Mind Your Biscuits—passed through a Keeneland auction as yearlings and were offered through an Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. 2-year-olds in training sale.
Beginning Jan. 1, BloodHorse will update its style for reporting group and graded stakes to conform with the International Cataloguing Standards.
Firing Line, who won the 2015 Sunland Derby (gr. III) by 14 1/4 lengths and was runner-up to American Pharoah in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will enter stud at Crestwood Farm near Lexington in 2017.
The multiple graded stakes-winning gelded son of War Front retires with nearly $2 million in earnings.
With the race's graded status restored, Term of Art is now a graded stakes winner and his dam becomes a graded stakes producer.
The grade I-winning son of Mineshaft is being syndicated for 50 shares and will stand for an introductory fee of $10,000.
Though Jet Phone was not the brightest star on Valor Farm's roster, the homebred Texas stallion who died Nov. 27 shortly after developing kidney and liver problems will be sorely missed.
The grade I-placed winner will be the first son of Pioneerof the Nile to stand in Florida.
Using 2016 sales to find mid-market opportunity
Grade I winner Line of David has been relocated from Spendthrift Farm in Central Kentucky to Jay Adcock's Red River Farms near Coushatta, La.
Daddys Lil Darling is the lone graded stakes winner entered in the $200,000 Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) for juvenile fillies at Churchill Downs Nov. 26, but she'll face plenty of competition.
FTBOA members are concerned about the integrity of a recent association board of directors election.
Five-time grade I winner will stand for $3,500 at Acadiana Equine@Copper Crowne.
Already stakes-placed, True Cinder wins by 12 lengths at Mahoning Valley Race Course Nov. 14.
Son of Tiznow will stand for $3,000
Calumet Farm will introduce four new stallions in 2017, led by 2015 champion turf male Big Blue Kitten.
Gaineway's Tapit retains his title for 2017 as the highest-priced stallion in North America with a fee of $300,000. The following is cumulative list of the fees announced through Nov. 11 for stallions standing in Central Kentucky.
Sing Baby Sing, a grade III-winning son of Unbridled's Song, has been relocated from Texas to Madison County Thoroughbreds near Macksburg, Iowa.
Gainesway released its 2017 fees Nov. 10, which includes a reduced fee to $85,000 for Empire Maker.
Eric Mitchell recaps the Fasig-Tipton November sale including comments from top buyers George Isaacs, Jacob West, and John McCormack.
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.
Ontario-bred Vanish wins the Clarendon Stakes at Woodbine by a nose.
Eric Mitchell previews the 2016 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale which begins Tuesday, November 8, including comments from Sales Director Geoffrey Russell. Brought to you by Taylor Made Sales Agency
Coolmore's son of Sadler's Wells set a new single-season record with nine starters in this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Eric Mitchell previews the Fasig-Tipton November sale featuring Love the Chase, Curalina, Haveyougoneaway, Stopchargingmaria, and many more. Includes comments from Bayne Welker, Fasig-Tipton Vice President. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency
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