Thoroughbred Breeding

Thoroughbred stallion and farm news plus pedigree analysis

  • Cathryn Sophia, the morning after her 2016 Kentucky Oaks victory

    Cathryn Sophia, Her Emmynency to Keeneland November

    Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Cathryn Sophia and Her Emmynency, winner of the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1T) at Keeneland, have been consigned by Bedouin Bloodstock to Keeneland's 2017 November breeding stock sale, which begins Nov. 7.

  • Wise Gal becomes her sire's first black-type winner in the Selima Stakes at Laurel Park

    Wise Gal First Black-Type Winner for Einstein

    Wise Gal, bred and owned by Eric Wirth and trained by Dove Houghton, drove away from her opponents impressively to win the $100,000 Selima Stakes Sept. 16 at Laurel Park. She is the first black-type winner for her sire, Einstein.

  • Harry's Holiday on the track at Churchill Downs ahead of the 2014 Kentucky Derby

    Harry's Holiday to Indiana for 2018

    Justice Farms' grade 3 placed stallion Harry's Holiday will move to Dr. Amy Youngblood's Southern Indiana Equine for the 2018 season to participate in the Indiana Thoroughbred Breed Development Program. 

  • Shadwell's Rick Nichols said he was not surprised the operation was the leading Book 1 buyer by gross

    Shadwell Stays Active at End of Book 2

    Shadwell may have been the leading Book 1 buyer Sept. 11 at the Keeneland September yearling sale, with eight horses acquired for $6,825,000, but Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum's international operation remained active throughout Book 2 as well.

  • Hip 564, a $975,000 colt by Will Take Charge, was bought by Willis Horton

    First-Crop Yearling Sire Showdown at Keeneland

    Three Chimneys Farm's champion Will Take Charge led the ranks of first-crop yearling sires during the Keeneland September yearling sale's third session Sept. 13, bolstered by a $975,000 colt that was the fourth-highest price of the day.

  • Kerri Radcliffe with Three Chimneys' Goncalo Torrealba at Keeneland

    Scat Daddy Colt Tops Keeneland's Second Session

    A Scat Daddy colt, one of the final yearlings through the ring Sept. 12, topped the second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale when Kerri Radcliffe went to $950,000 to land the chestnut who was consigned by Gainesway, agent.

  • Keep Up at Mill Ridge Farm

    Terrible Story is Keep Up's First Winner

    Mill Ridge Farm's miracle stallion Keep Up was rewarded with his first winner Sept. 2 when Terrible Story rallied in deep stretch to win a maiden race at Camarero Race Track in Puerto Rico.

  • Practical Joke will join the Ashford Stud roster for 2018

    Practical Joke to Ashford Stud for 2018

    Multiple grade 1-winning son of Into Mischief will enter stud at Coolmore's Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., the global operation announced Sept. 5. Practical Joke will likely make his next start in the Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1).

  • First Samurai

    Just Be-Cause

    First Samurai, as is the case for most of the other sons of Giant's Causeway, is a bit different from his sire phenotypically in that he is imbued with a good deal more power in his make-up.

  • Unified Retired to Lane's End

    The multiple graded stakes winner Unified, a precocious grade 1-placed son of Candy Ride trained by Jimmy Jerkens, will stand for $10,000 in 2018 at Lanes End.

  • Farhh Gets First Black-Type Winner in Group Stakes

    Dalham Hall Stud's freshman sire Farhh checked off two milestones at once getting his first stakes winner and first group winner in the same outing when Wells Farhh Go took the Aug. 23 Tattersalls Acomb Stakes (G3) at York in England.

  • Secretariat

    It Takes Only One

    The hypothesis here is that there has never been a horse bred in North America that has achieved greater influence as a broodmare sire of line-founding stallions than the son of Bold Ruler (Nasrullah—Miss Disco, by Discovery).

  • Smarty Jones Returning to Uruguay

    Dual classic winner Smarty Jones will return to Uruguay in September for the 2017 Southern Hemisphere breeding season as part of a multi-year agreement with Calumet Farm near Lexington, where he's stood since 2016.

  • Barbara Banke speaks at The Jockey Club Round Table

    Optimism for Horseracing Integrity Act at Round Table

    The 65th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing Aug. 13 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., closed out with an update and a rally cry for legislation that would overhaul oversight of horse racing’s drug testing and medication rules.