Multiple grade I winner Verrazano was represented by his first reported foal when Night Brigade produced a filly last weekend at Anchor and Hope Farm in Port Deposit, Md.
Gulch, champion sprinter of 1988, was euthanized the morning of Jan. 17 because of complications of cancer at Old Friends retirement facility near Georgetown, Ky
Tepin secured her Eclipse Award honors with a slam-dunk performance in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), beating the boys by 2 1⁄2 lengths in a race which has now had a female winner upon nine occasions.
Keeneland's January sale featured a robust upper market in Book 1, but that didn't prevent declines in average and median at the end of the five-day auction, which saw a continuation of 2015's finicky market.
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American Pharoah's win in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) to land the first Triple Crown in 37 years was named the 2015 National Thoroughbred Racing Association "Moment of the Year."
Should Lani finish first or second in Dubai, Yahoo Japan reported, Matsunaga plans to enter the colt, a son of leading sire Tapit, in the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Keeneland announced that its track kitchen, located in the stable area of the track, is set to undergo renovation work to its kitchen area.
Tidal Volume, a stakes-winning son of leading stallion Tapit, sired his first reported foal, a filly out of the Woodman mare Runawayskye, Jan. 7.
The first reported foal for multiple grade/group I winner Magician was foaled Jan. 13 when the Nayef mare Proximity produced a bay colt at Curraghmore Farm in Canada.
The first reported foal by grade I winner Cross Traffic is a colt born Jan. 10 at Red River Farm near Coushatta, La.
Veracity, a 5-year-old Distorted Humor mare offered as a broodmare prospect, was purchased by Mike Ryan, agent, for $460,000 during the late stages of Keeneland's January horses of all ages second session.
Canadian Oaks winner Roan Inish, an Elusive Quality mare in foal to Arch, was purchased by Evelyn Benoit for $500,000 during the second session of Keeneland's January horses of all ages sale.
Multiple stakes winner Mother Ruth was acquired by Highland Yard for $420,000 during the second session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale Jan. 12.
Long before Secretariat and Riva Ridge carried the colors of Meadow Stable to Triple Crown glory, those blue and white checkered silks of the Chenery family were made famous by one of the best horses of an earlier generation.
The year 2016 marks the centennial of the publication that proved to be the predecessor of Blood-Horse. Through the year we will publish frequent articles reflecting upon our history and progress.
Virginia Kraft Payson sprang for three horses from the Sarah J. Leigh estate's dispersal, including session-topper Summer Solo for $700,000, to boost Keeneland January's opening session.
Two back-to-back offerings from the partial dispersal of the Estate of Sarah J. Leigh became the new toppers at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale Jan. 11 when they were purchased by Virginia Kraft Payson.
Exchange Rate, who has stood at Three Chimneys Farm for the last nine years and has sired 68 stakes winners, was euthanized Jan. 11.
A 2015 Arch filly produced from the Seeking the Gold mare Seeking Atlantis was purchased by Virginia Kraft Payson for $450,000 during the opening session of Keeneland's January horses of all ages sale Jan. 11.
Paris Bikini, a 4-year-old daughter of Bernardini and a half sister to grade III winner America, was purchased by WinStar Farm for $425,000 at the Jan. 11 session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.
My Limit, the dam of grade I winner Birdatthewire, was purchased by Castleton Lyons for $350,000 during the Jan. 11 first session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 480 entries for its 2016 Kentucky winter mixed sale, scheduled for Feb. 8-9, in Lexington. Sessions will begin each day at 11 a.m. EST.
The Thoroughbred industry has made meaningful progress in important areas such as medication, uniformity, and capitalizing on big events, but greater unity is needed going forward.
Spirited bidding from a gathering of about 250 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center Jan. 9 bought $714,000 in stallion seasons to benefit of the Thoroughbred Charities of America.
Taylor Made Farm has released Ecatalog, an online catalog that includes photos, pedigrees, updates, and walking videos of each horse in Taylor Made's consignment at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.
Revolutionary, WinStar's multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire, sired his first reported foal Jan. 8, when a filly was born at Rancho Ballena near Ramona, Calif.
For the third consecutive year, Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey topped the individual breeders list in North America in 2015 with $9,399,425 in earnings.
Stakes winner Flick died Jan. 8 from complications of colic. The 24-year-old gelding resided at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement farm in Georgetown, Ky.
Peace Burg, listed in the catalog as the only mare at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale in foal to leading sire War Front, has been withdrawn after producing a filly from that mating.
Robert Holley, a former member of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club, died at age 74, Monday, Jan. 4 in Lexington.
Spendthrift Farm's Shakin It Up, winner of the Malibu (gr. I), Strub (gr. II), and San Vicente (gr. II) stakes, sired his first reported foal late Jan. 6, when a colt was born at Brandywine Farm in Paris, Ky.
Three Chimneys Farm announced Jan. 7 that Jacob West has been appointed as director of bloodstock services, a new division created to expand the farm's commercial reach for its growing customer base.
A total of 1,796 horses have been cataloged to the January horses of all ages sale which runs through Friday, Jan. 15.
Matt Lyons, vice president and general manager of Woodford Thoroughbreds, announced Jan. 7 new staff assignments at the Woodford farm operations in Kentucky and Florida.
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance said it received funding from 20 farms in 2015 through stud fees from 119 Thoroughbred stallions. The stallions' connections pledged to donate 25% or more of the advertised stud fee.
In anticipation of his 2016 comeback in the Jan. 9 San Pasqual Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park, Taylor Made Stallions launched the new official home on the web for California Chrome Jan. 6 at TheChampIsBack.com.
Aly Strainer has been named the Director of Marketing & Membership at the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.
For the second consecutive year, Keeneland's premier 3-year-old races, the Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) and Central Bank Ashland (gr. I), lead five stakes run on opening Saturday of the spring meet.
Churchill Downs' 38-day spring meet is headlined by 26 stakes, 23 of which are graded, including the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
Scott Serio has won the 2015 Media Eclipse Award for Photography for his photograph of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah working out on the Keeneland training track in preparation for last year's Breeders' Cup Classic.
The first reported foal by grade I winner and Spendthrift Farm stallion Itsmyluckyday is a filly born Jan. 4 at Lake Hamilton Equine in Royal, Ark.
As the days count down to California Chrome's comeback in the Jan. 9 San Pasqual (gr. II), the defending Horse of the Year's dam continued her own journey with a trip to Kentucky, where she'll be bred to Tapit.
Tim Sullivan won the 2015 Media Eclipse Award for Writing in the News/Enterprise category for "Family, PETA at odds after Horseman's Death," an investigative report into circumstances surrounding the suicide of Hub Johnson.
This is a fifth Eclipse Award for Rees, who retired in November after 34 years with the Courier-Journal.
The 26th annual Thoroughbred Charities of America Stallion Season Auction began Jan. 4, offering stallion seasons, experiences, halters, and other auction items.
Three-time grade II winner Fed Biz sired his first reported foal Jan. 3 when a dark bay or brown filly was born at Brandywine Farm near Paris, Ky.
NBC Sports has won the Media Eclipse Award for Television/Live Racing Programming for its broadcast of the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) when American Pharoah became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years.
Hampton Court, a track record-setting group I winner in Australia, will shuttle to Spendthrift Farm near Lexington to stand the 2016 breeding season.
Mary Simon of Daily Racing Form has won the 2015 Media Eclipse Award in the Audio/Multi-Media and Internet category for "Regret's Derby at 100: Filly Made a Case for Equality."
Dede McGehee's homebred half brother to 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra could make his stakes debut in the grade III race Jan. 16 at Fair Grounds.
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