The stallion Offlee Wild, who this year stood at Pin Oak Lane Farm in Pennsylvania, has been sold to Turkish interests, Murat Sancal of Sancal Racing in Lexington said Oct. 11.
Grade I winner Strong Mandate has been retired from racing and will take up stud duty in 2015 at Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky.
Wait No More, a sleek gray 3-year-old daughter of champion Wait a While, graduated handily in a maiden special weight by 2 1/4 lengths Oct. 10 on the turf at Gulfstream Park West, the former Calder Race Course.
The advisory committee for the Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders' Incentive Fund said Oct. 10 it plans to examine the structure of the program as it relates to the percentage of fund participants that contribute revenue.
The Jim McKay Maryland Million has attracted 188 pre-entries to the nine stakes races on the Oct. 18 card at Laurel Park.
Undefeated son of Candy Ride has won two grade I races this year and will be a favorite in the Breeders' Cup Classic.
California-based sire Mesa Thunder picked up his first winner Oct. 9 when Aloha Ke Akua rallied from last of five and drew off in the stretch to post a 5 1/2-length victory in a maiden claiming race at Fresno.
Ballena Vista Farm, in conjunction with WinStar Farm, announced the acquisition of grade I winner Bluegrass Cat for relocation to Donald and Karen Cohn's Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona, Calif., for the 2015 season.
Ackeret became the first winner for freshman sire Mach Ride when he rallied from fifth to score a three-length victory in his career debut in a 6 1/2-furlong maiden claiming race Oct. 9 at Belmont Park.
Sire Hunters Bay has been relocated and will stand the 2015 season at Joseph and Helen Barbazon's Pleasant Acres Stallions near Morriston, Fla.
John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington has released its stallion roster and fees for 2015, headed by Stormy Atlantic and Midnight Lute at $25,000 live foal stands and nurses.
Zach Madden has joined the team at Millennium Farms as the head of customer relations, it was announced Oct. 8.
The Paris, Ky., farm's top sire War Front will remain at $150,000 for the 2015 breeding season.
Olly Tait, chief operating officer of Darley, will leave the organization in November, concluding a tenure of 15 years, Darley announced Oct. 8.
A weanling colt from the first crop of Shackleford was the standout on the second and final day of the reformatted Fasig-Tipton New York Saratoga fall sale Oct. 7 and brought the auction's overall highest price of $150,000.
French classic winner and prominent sire Soviet Star died Oct. 7 at Ballylinch Stud in Ireland. He was 30.
Grade I winner My Conquestadory has been retired and will miss the Oct. 11 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT) at Keeneland.
Grade II winner Ive Struck a Nerve and stakes winner Awesome Bet will join the stallion roster at Peach Lane Farms near Opelousas, La. for the 2015 season.
Silver Deputy, a major North American sire in the 1990s and early 2000s, was euthanized Oct. 4 at Fred Seitz's Brookdale Farm near Versailles, Ky., due to the infirmities of age at age 29.
Stakes-producing dam Dance Lessons died Sept. 28 of natural causes at owner Fred Pace's farm in Trapp, Ky. She was 15.
Two-time South African Horse Of The Year Variety Club has been retired from racing and will return home to South Africa to take up stallion duties at Klawervlei Stud in 2015.
Wildcat Brief, a grade I-placed son of Forest Wildcat, will stand in 2015 at Foxfield Farm near Oxford, Pa.
Although too early for objective conclusions, we can say subjectively with some confidence that Pioneerof the Nile is well on his way to an important career as a stallion.
Alpha, a son of leading sire and fellow Darley stallion Bernardini -- and the first horse to win both the Travers and the Woodward in nearly 15 years -- has been retired to Becky Thomas' Sequel Stallions in New York.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is holding an educational Pedigree and Conformation Clinic Oct. 18-19 in Lexington.
While it already has faced many hurdles, if the declining North American foal crop is not turned around soon, North American racing will require creative solutions from racetracks and horsemen or face further contraction.
Strategic Maneuver, a two-time grade I winner at 2 in 1993 was put down Sept. 24 at Betty Moran's Brushwood Farm in Pennsylvania. The 23-year-old daughter of Cryptoclearance produced two group or graded winners.
Rosalind, who finished in a dead-heat for first in the Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) last spring, will be offered for sale at the Fasig-Tipton November sale Nov. 3 in Lexington.
Sea The Moon, 11-length winner of the 145th Deutsches (German) Derby (Ger-I) in July, will enter stud in 2015 at Lanwades Stud near Newmarket, England, in a deal brokered by Blandford Bloodstock.
Ostrolenka led gate to wire en route to a visually impressive 14 1/2-length romp Sept. 28 in the second race at Belmont Park and became the first winner for Louisiana stallion Musket Man.
Heritage Stallions announced the addition of group I-winning Seville, the first son of Europe's leading sire Galileo to stand in the Mid-Atlantic region, to its stallion roster in Chesapeake City, Md., for 2015.
Longtime Mid-Atlantic-based horsewoman Ramona Barney died Sept. 22 at the age of 86. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, New Jersey trainer Ed Barney.
One of the few mares to produce four grade/group I winners, Urban Sea is now in position to become one of the great foundation mares of all time
Mukhadram, the 2014 Coral-Eclipse (Eng-I) winner, will be retired from racing at the end of the flat season and will stand at Shadwell Stud in 2015, it was announced Sept. 25.
Jockey Club chairman Ogden Mills "Dinny" Phipps will deliver the keynote address at the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities conference Oct. 6 at the France Galop offices in Paris.
The illustrious Stonestreet Farms broodmare band gained two more celebrities with the announcement Sept. 24 that two of their star fillies, My Miss Aurelia and Dreaming of Julia, have been retired.
Three Chimneys Farm has purchased a 50% interest in Palace Malice and the multiple grade I winner could go back into training in 2015, according to an announcement from Dogwood president Cot Campbell.
Airdrie Stud will offer 2012 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Believe You Can in foal to leading sire Tapit at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November sale Nov. 3.
Aaron Jones, who enjoyed the heights of success on the racetrack, in breeding horses, and in the sales ring, died Sept. 22 at his Eugene, Ore., home.
Al Shaqab Racing's group I-winning miler Toronado, who is possible for the QIPCO Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Eng-I) at Ascot in October, will take up stud duty in 2015 at The National Stud in Newmarket.
Khalid Abdullah's multiple group-I winning miler Kingman, who had been a candidate for the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park, has been retired and will stand in 2015 at Banstead Manor Stud in Newmarket
Will Take Charge, last year's champion 3-year-old male, has been retired and will take up stud duty at Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky. The colt has a mild strain to a branch of his suspensory apparatus.
After hitting the gate at the start, Rimsky was soon in command and romped to a five-length win in the fifth race at Gulfstream Park Sept. 19 to become the first winner for grade I winner Line of David.
Thoroughbred breeder Ed Stevens, founder of Rocketts Mill Farm in Doswell, Va., died Aug. 6 at age 82.
Inbreeding is used to concentrate the genes of a top ancestor in hopes that more of its superior genes will be expressed, to 'fix the type.'
Shadwell Estate Company announced Sept. 19 that South African-based sire Muhtafal has been retired from stud duties at age 22.
The Keeneland September yearling sale's 10th session saw gains in gross and average, with a steady median, while cumulative average and median on pace to end higher than last season's comparable session.
The Jockey Club announced Sept. 18 that 2,230 stallions covered 36,656 mares in North America during 2013, resulting in 21,697 live foals of 2014 being reported on Live Foal Reports received as of Sept. 9.
Kandaly, winner of the 1994 La. Derby (gr. III) who was scratched the day of the Kentucky Derby, died Sept. 12. The 23-year-old from the last crop of Alydar died of founder at Main Street Thoroughbreds near Lake Charles, La.
Keeneland's September yearling sale posted more across-the-board gains Sept. 17 at its ninth session as four horses brought $200,000 or more, helping the 13-day sale remain ahead of last year on average and median prices.
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