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Breed-shaping sire Kingmambo has been euthanized at 26 due to the infirmities of old age, Lane's End Farm announced Jan. 20. The influential stallion stood his entire career at the Kentucky operation.
For Kentucky horse breeding to achieve success with its 2016 legislative priority item, breeders and others need to become proactive within the legislative process, according to state Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles.
Ocala Stud and the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association (FTBOA) have joined Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. in committing to donate $10,000 to the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation's Ocala Initiative.
The first reported foal for He's Had Enough is a bay filly born Jan. 17 at Susan and John Sykes' Woodford Thoroughbreds near Reddick, Fla.
Owners of West Virginia-bred racehorses will share in an additional $1 million, the result of an accumulated balance in the West Virginia Accredited Race Fund.
Advertising in the early editions for the most part involved stallions promoted via in stark formats. There were 3 1/2 pages of advertising in the eight-page February 1917 number.
Three Chimneys reported that the first reported foal for champion Will Take Charge was born at Siena Farm near Paris, Ky., on Jan. 13.
Hold Me Back, among the nation's top 10 second-crop sires in 2015, has been sold to stand in 2016 at Irish Hill Century Farm near Stillwater, N.Y.
Spendthrift Farm's Goldencents, the back-to-back Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) winner, sired his first reported foal Jan. 14 when a filly was born at Le Mesa Farm near Carencro, La.
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.
The first reported foal for Uncaptured, Canada's Horse of the Year of 2012, is a filly born Jan. 3 at J. Michael O'Farrell Jr.'s Ocala Stud Farm.
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
B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Australia has named Grant Burrill as the new farm manager at its Victoria-based operation, effective Jan. 18.
- By Frank Angst
- Thoroughbred Breeding, Thoroughbred Racing, Breeders' Cup, Triple Crown, Southeast Region
When Zayat Stables finally broke through with a Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) win with American Pharoah, it proved worth the wait, as he delivered U.S. racing its first Triple Crown winner in 37 years.
Behind his homebred Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, Ahmed Zayat's Zayat Stables secured the Eclipse Award in the outstanding breeder category.
Michel Henochsberg, breeder of 1983 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) winner and influential producer Urban Sea, died Jan. 15 at age 69 after battling cancer, Racing Post reports.
The Thoroughbred Owners of California board of directors has appointed Samantha Siegel to fill a vacancy on the board created by the recent resignation of George Todaro.
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.
The New York Thoroughbred Breeders Inc.'s annual stallion season auction is scheduled for Jan. 18-20, with the offerings available for viewing online at Starquine.com.
St. Jovite, Virginia Kraft Payson's homebred 1992 European Horse of the Year, died Jan. 9 at Michael Keogh's Baysax Manor Stud in The Curragh, Ireland, due to the infirmities of age.
Keeneland's January mixed sale ended its fourth of five sessions with figures lower across the board for the first time this week, as $102,000 broodmare Prom Time and a $100,000 Super Saver colt led proceedings.
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 Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New Jersey will conduct its annual stallion season auction beginning at 9 p.m. ET, Jan. 15 through 4 p.m., Jan. 17.
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.
New buyer Fifth Avenue Bloodstock purchased $240,000 Ready for Romance, one of two six-figure lots, as the Keeneland January sale's third session produced more gains in average and median.
- By Evan Hammonds
- Thoroughbred Breeding, Thoroughbred Racing, Breeders' Cup, Triple Crown, Southeast Region
With the 45th Eclipse Awards taking place Jan. 16 at Gulfstream Park, it's remarkable the changes in the event--and coverage--since the inaugural "Winners Circle" dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York in 1972.
$500,000 broodmare Roan Inish led gains in average and median at the Keeneland January mixed sale's second session, which sellers continued to describe as selective and buyers described fierce competition for top lots.
The first reported foal by grade I winner Cross Traffic is a colt born Jan. 10 at Red River Farm near Coushatta, La.
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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.
Exchange Rate, who has stood at Three Chimneys Farm for the last nine years and has sired 68 stakes winners, was euthanized Jan. 11.
Mister Lucky Cat, a half brother to grade I winner Girolamo and to grade II winner Daydreaming, has joined the stallion roster at Oklahoma Equine Reproductive Center near Washington, Okla.
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.
Stroud's Lane Farm has launched a commercial stallion operation near Reddick, Fla., and will offer mare owners a trio of new stallions for the 2016 breeding season.
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.
Citing some revenue reductions, as well as the success of the program itself, the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders' Association has informed members that breeder award rates will be cut by 2% later this year.
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.
Keeneland's January mixed sale, which runs Jan. 11-15, features a larger catalog and the prospect of bargain shopping at a time when the marketplace for mares and young stock has been highly selective.
Joe and Helen Barbazon's Pleasant Acres will inaugurate its new stallion facility in Morriston, Fla., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and gala from 6-10 p.m. (ET) Jan. 16.
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.
Aly Strainer has been named the Director of Marketing & Membership at the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Breeders' Cup, Triple Crown, Thoroughbred Breeding, Thoroughbred Racing, Southeast Region
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is a finalist in the Horse of the Year and 3-year-old male categories for the 2015 Eclipse Awards, recognizing excellence in Thoroughbred racing.
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.
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