Looking at how North American yearling averages have changed since 2012 among the top 10 Keeneland September sires by average price through Sept. 19.
Trainer Mark Casse has never before missed a race with the magnitude of the Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-I) when he has a contender with the status of champion Tepin, but he will today.
The first yearlings by Darley's Kentucky Derby winner have been lauded for their intelligence.
First-crop yearlings by Claiborne Farm's son of Malibu Moon are attractive with "great walks," say breeders and consignors.
Yearlings by the champion son of Harlan's Holiday have been largely well-received during Book 1 of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Son of War Front will stand at Rockridge Stud
Group I-winning son of Mendez sired 73 black-type winners, including 1995 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Sagamix.
The free event will be held Nov. 19 at Indiana Grand Race Course
The 10-year-old son of Street Cry will remain in New York and will stand at Irish Century Farm near Saratoga Springs.
Reigning Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) winner Stopchargingmaria has been retired from racing, according to Shannon Potter, president of Town and Country Racing.
The son of Wild Again sired champion She Be Wild and multiple grade I winner Bayern. He had been relocated to Turkey for the 2015 breeding season.
Charlie Boden, who served as Calumet Farm's racing manager and stallion season sales director since August 2015, is returning to his bloodstock roots with Charles H. Boden Thoroughbreds Inc.
Grade I winner First Defence, sire of multiple grade I winner and champion Close Hatches, will stand at Haif Stud alongside United States.
Union Strike became freshman sire Union Rags' first graded stakes winner at the highest level in the Sept. 3 Debutante Stakes (gr. I) at Del Mar. American Cleopatra, a full sister to American Pharoah, was second. The final time was 1:23.22.
A battle between two daughters of Tapit that unfolded midstretch in the $350,000 Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) resulted in a dead heat between Pretty City Dancer and Sweet Loretta. The final time was 1:24.18.
Keane Stud has acquired controlling ownership of second-crop sire Dublin; The Lumber Guy sold to stand in Chile.
The son of legendary Kentucky farm manager Charles A. Kenney was an accomplished Thoroughbred and Standardbred veterinarian.
Lady Eli rebounds from life-threatening injury to finish second by three-quarters of a length in the Woodford Reserve Ballston Spa (gr. IIT) to Strike Charmer, a Courtlandt Farm homebred by Smart Strike, who won in a stakes record time of 1:38.77.
A.P. Indian, a son of Indian Charlie, won his second consecutive grade I sprint in stakes record time in the Priority One Jets Forego Stakes at Saratoga. The final time was 1:20.99. The 6-year-old gelding is a Green Lantern Stables homebred.
Stonestreet Stables' Cavorting came out on top in a cavalry charge down the stretch of the $750,000 Personal Ensign Stakes (gr. I), the first of six grade I races on the Aug. 27 Travers Day card. The final time for the 1 1/8-mile race was 1:48.61.
Owner Perry Martin said he's sell the dam of California Chrome, in foal to Tapit, in order to buy more mares to support 'Chrome as a stallion next year.
A Chilean race won by Gran Villano initially reported as a stakes did not meet black-type criteria, so Mister Nofty became Scat Daddy's 75th stakes winner in the Aug. 24 Grover Buddy Delp Memorial Stakes.
With the closure of Lane's End Texas, Valor Farm acquired a couple stallions owned entirely or in part of Robert and Janice McNair. The further consolidate, the McNairs decided to relocate Stonesider from New York.
The rough start at the Ocala Breeders' Sale Co.'s August yearling sale never smoothed out, with overall statistics during the second day of the two-day open session as sobering as the first.
New York-based trainer Chad Brown celebrated his 1,000th win Aug 24 when heavily favored Mr Maybe won the $100,000 John's Call Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.
Son of Dansili will be making his 16th start in graded/group stakes
With his 12-race losing streak broken, Canadian Horse of Year looks to build on recent stakes success.
Three stakes winners all possessing an affinity for Woodbine, success at seven furlongs, and with multiple stakes wins so far this year will face off Aug. 20 in the Play the King Stakes (Can-IIT).
Plenty backing up the Woke Up Dreamin gelding's 3-5 morning line
Scat Daddy filly gets her final U.S. work at Keeneland Aug. 11 and will ship to France Aug. 13. Stablemate Acapulco will miss the Nunthorpe Stakes (Eng-I), however, due to a foot issue.
Owner-trainer team is dangerous with turf females
Nine Tapit yearlings averaged $713,889
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Pride of Dubai, the only horse to win both Australia’s William Hill Blue Diamond Stakes (Aus-I) and Inglis Sires Produce Stakes (Aus-I), will reverse shuttle to Coolmore Stud’s Irish headquarters for the 2017 season.
Spendthrift Farm confirmed the sale and relocation of second-crop sires Victor's Cry and Wilburn from its stallion station near Lexington.
Claiborne Farm sire, euthanized due to the infirmities of old age, produced 91 stakes winners and five champions.
Sunday Silence has more than $21 million in '16 progeny earnings
Dr. Charles Giles, from his band of eight mares, has bred graded stakes winners Mokat and Acapulco.
Stallion Register to adopt black-type rules
Grade I-winning freshman sire stood at Three Chimneys Farm, the longtime home of his sire, Dynaformer.
Rise of Empire Maker and his sons and grandsons is good for Cherokee Run as a broodmare sire.
Effinex looks to rebound and reclaim his title July 9 in the $500,000 Suburban Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park, while Eagle aims to break through after two consecutive runner-up efforts in graded stakes.
With an ongoing horse neglect case involving trainer Maria Borell and her father grabbing headlines, Carlo Vaccarezza hopes the return of his turf star Little Mike after a two-year hiatus sends a different message—that most racehorse owners care.
Grade II winner S'maverlous will be chasing his third stakes victory in four starts this year July 2 in the $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (gr. III).
Uncle Mo's remarkable start at stud begs the question of whether he has been the most successful first-crop and second-crop sire ever in North America.
The sire power lost when Scat Daddy collapsed and died suddenly Dec. 14, 2015, at age 11 was substantial, but he has six sons standing at stud.
The races faced by the first winners for freshman sires Get Stormy and Calimonco could not have been more different.
The graded stakes-winning son of Candy Ride makes his first start since a third-place finish in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).
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