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
Grade I winner Birdatthewire looking to snap eight-race losing streak, while Engaginlee seeks second graded stakes win in three starts.
With five starters in the Breeders' Cup, Hill 'n' Dale Farm set Curlin's 2017 fee at $150,000.
Stud fees for Medaglia d'Oro and Bernardini unchanged at $150,000 and $100,000, respectively.
Owner Lloyd Williams wins a record-setting fifth Melbourne Cup
Into Mischief's fee rises, while Malibu Moon's drops
The grade I-winning son of Pleasant Tap out of the same family as Nyquist will stand for $4,000.
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.
The 4-year-old son of Flatter and multiple graded stakes winner will enter stud in 2017 with a $10,000 fee.
Westrock Stables' son of Medaglia d'Oro will start one more time this year.
The 2017 entering-year son of Medaglia d'Oro will stand for $20,000. California Chrome's 2017 fee will be decided after the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
Brava Stable's Louisiana-bred filly gets up to win by a head Oct. 20 at Delta Downs.
Dr. Warren Center's Center Hills Farm buys a half-interest in the son of Indian Charlie.
Maybe it was the extra distance or maybe it was the sloppy going, but in his third start Hotfoot became freshman sire Aikenite's first winner with a 9 1/2-length gate-to-wire romp in a $62,500 maiden claiming race Oct. 21 at Belmont Park.
The 13-year-old son of Forestry has sired nine graded stakes winners.
International success at the highest levels and strong commercial results allow War Front's fee to rise to $250,000 from $200,000 in 2016.
Trainer Doug O'Neill said the son of Uncle Mo is progressing well toward the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I)
The late Campanologist, a multiple group I-winning son of Kingmambo, got his first black-type winner and first group winner when German-bred Langtang won a group III stakes Oct. 16 at Köln Racetrack in Germany.
Swifty Farms to stand Rockport Harbor's best son, who raced from 2 to 8 and won four graded stakes.
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