Thoroughbred Breeding

Thoroughbred stallion and farm news plus pedigree analysis

  • Frosted
Godolphin stallions at Jonabell near Lexington, Ky., on Dec. 2, 2016.

    New Stallions of 2017

    A visual look at some of the new stallions for 2017, arranged in alphabetical order.

  • Marilyn's Guy wins 2012 Excelsior Stakes at Aqueduct.

    In Return Home, Marilyn's Guy Picking Up Second Career

    When Carleigh Fedorka joined the Chesapeake Farm staff in front of a TV to watch a promising homebred earn his first career victory by 13 3/4 lengths in March 2009, she had no idea how deeply she'd eventually be connected to the big gray gelding.

  • Todd Beattie

    PA Development Fund Helped Trainer Beattie Build Stable

    The Pennsylvania Race Horse Development Fund is producing features on people who have benefitted from the millions of fund dollars invested into local economic development, farm expansion, and job creation. Following is the series' second feature.

  • Into Mischief

    Happy Holidays

    We looked at the eight stallions in the entire Harlan sire line as well as Storm Cat and Storm Bird and discovered that except for Storm Cat and one descendant of Harlan’s Holiday, this tribe rubs elbows very closely phenotypically.

  • Jess's Dream

    Jess's Dream Retired, to Stand at Ocala Stud

    Jess's Dream, a winning 4-year-old son of Horses of the Year Curlin and Rachel Alexandra, has been retired to J. Michael O'Farrell's Ocala Stud in Ocala, Fla., where he'll stand in 2017 for a fee of $5,000 (stands and nurses).

  • Sandee Martin

    Added PA Money Helped Keep Martin at Penn National

    The Pennsylvania Race Horse Development Fund is producing features on people who have benefitted from the millions of fund dollars invested into local economic development, farm expansion, and job creation. Today's feature is on Sandee Martin.

  • Celebrating Highland Reel's victory in the Breeders' Cup Turf

    Coolmore Honored as Leading Breeders' Cup Breeder

    Powered by victories from Highland Reel (IRE) in the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1), Coolmore Stud has won the John Deere Award as outstanding breeders of the 2016 Breeders' Cup Challenge Series and the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • 2016 Report of Thoroughbred Mares Bred

    The 2016 Thoroughbred Mares Bred Report shows what stallions North American mares were bred to in 2016 as reported to The Jockey Club. The chart lists all stallions that bred at least one mare.

  • Laoban wins the Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

    Laoban Retired to Stand at Sequel Stallions

    Laoban, who broke his maiden when he captured the July 30 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) by 1 1/4 lengths, has been retired due to a soft tissue injury and will enter stud at Sequel Stallions in New York, co-owner Mike Moreno said Dec. 14.

  • Firing Line at Churchill Downs

    Firing Line to Crestwood

    Firing Line, who won the 2015 Sunland Derby (gr. III) by 14 1/4 lengths and was runner-up to American Pharoah in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will enter stud at Crestwood Farm near Lexington in 2017.

  • Trainer D. Wayne Lukas visits Charismatic Dec. 4 at Old Friends.

    Lukas Drops by to See Old Friend Charismatic

    On a cold day in early December D. Wayne Lukas made the 1 1/2-hour trip from Louisville, Ky. to Georgetown to catch up with the son of Summer Squall that he'd saddled to a surprise victory in the 1999 Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

  • Dynatail becomes the first winner for freshman sire Hightail

    Dynatail First Winner for Hightail

    Ballybrit Stable's Dynatail became the first winner for 2012 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint winner Hightail when she broke her maiden at fourth asking with a wire-to-wire run Dec. 3 at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Anchor Down wins Kelso Stakes (gr. II)

    Anchor Down Retired to Gainesway

    Anchor Down, a multiple graded stakes-winning miler by Tapit who defeated eventual Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) victor Tamarkuz in the Kelso Handicap (gr. II), has been retired and will enter stud at Gainesway.

  • V. E. Day won the 2014 Travers Stakes

    V. E. Day Retired to Waldorf Farm

    V. E. Day, winner of the 2014 Travers Stakes (gr. I), has been retired and will enter stud at Waldorf Farm near North Chatham, N. Y. He will stand for an introductory price of $6,500 in 2017.

  • Firing Line

    Derby Runner-Up Firing Line Retired

    Arnold Zetcher's Firing Line, runner-up to eventual Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in last year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been retired from racing. A stud deal has not yet been arranged.

  • Texas Sire Jet Phone Dies

    Though Jet Phone was not the brightest star on Valor Farm's roster, the homebred Texas stallion who died Nov. 27 shortly after developing kidney and liver problems will be sorely missed.

  • Champion Untapable to be bred to Frankel

    Champion Untapable, winner of the 2014 Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), will be bred to unbeaten champion Frankel for her initial mating in 2017, according to David Fiske, manager of owner Winchell Thoroughbreds.