Thoroughbred Breeding

Thoroughbred stallion and farm news plus pedigree analysis

  • Smile for Daddy

    The upcoming mixed sales in Kentucky will be the first time we will be able to see a cornucopia of weanlings from stallions that entered stud in 2015.

  • Awards for Breeders of Breeders' Cup Winners

    The Breeders' Cup announced today the introduction of the Breeders' Edition of the Breeders' Cup World Championship Trophy, which will be awarded to the breeder of the winner of each of the 2016 World Championship races. 

  • Miesque, with Freddy Head up, wins 1988 Breeders' Cup Mile at Churchill Downs.

    A Look Back: Miesque's Second Mile Victory

    This week is a recap of the 1988 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Churchill Downs, written by Kimberly Herbert with the headline "Mile After Mile" from the 1988 BloodHorse Breeders' Cup special issue.

  • Drosselmeyer to Remain in Brazil

    Drosselmeyer, one of only eight horses to win an American classic and the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), has been purchased by Stud TNT and will remain in Brazil to stand stud.

  • WinStar Farm Sets 2017 Stud Fees

    Pioneerof the Nile, sire of 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) victor Classic Empire, will head up WinStar Farm's 22-stallion roster in 2017 and stand for an advertised fee of $110,000.

  • Kentucky Derby winner Monarchos passed away at age 18

    Kentucky Derby Winner Monarchos Dies

    John C. Oxley's 2001 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Monarchos died the morning of Oct. 22, after displaying signs of internal discomfort Oct. 21 and undergoing emergency surgery to repair a ruptured intestine. He was 18.

  • Aikenite Gets First Winner with Hotfoot

    Maybe it was the extra distance or maybe it was the sloppy going, but in his third start Hotfoot became freshman sire Aikenite's first winner with a 9 1/2-length gate-to-wire romp in a $62,500 maiden claiming race Oct. 21 at Belmont Park.

  • Fernung

    Fernung Elected New FTBOA President

    Valerie Dailey, Brent Fernung, and Phil Matthews have been named to the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association board of directors, George Isaacs and Milan Kosanovich return to the board, and Fernung was elected president.

  • Just Jack scores in an allowance race in July on the Laurel Park turf.

    Consistent Just Jack Set for Maryland Million

    Just Jack, a consistent 3-year-old homebred for Dr. Michael Harrison, will face the stiffest test of his young career Saturday when he takes on older rivals in the $150,000 Million Classic at a mile and a furlong.

  • Cricket Goodall

    Goodall Ready for Another Maryland Million

    Cricket Goodall has seen Maryland Million grow and flourish to become the second-biggest day on the state's racing calendar behind only the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), and even serve as the inspiration for copycat events throughout North America.

  • Historical racing games at Kentucky Downs.

    KEEP Emphasizes Working Together

    In its first industry conference Oct. 18 in Lexington, the Kentucky Equine Education Project celebrated important progress the group helped make a reality while continuing to emphasize the importance of all breeds working together.

  • Horse Country Inc. provides tours of Central Kentucky farms

    Equine Industry Needs to Reach Out to Public

    With the continued urbanization of the U.S., speakers at the Kentucky Equine Education Project conference Oct. 18 in Lexington said it's more important than ever for industry participants to reach out to the general public.

  • Session-topping Dubawi colt at Tattersalls

    Dubawi Tops Again at Tattersalls

    Dubawi had just the one representative in Book 2 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale, and demand for the sire's progeny remained high.

  • Successful Irish Sire Marju Dies at Age 28

    Successful Irish stallion Marju, sire of five-time group I winner Soviet Song and Hong Kong Horses of the Year Viva Pataca and Indigenous among 68 stakes winners, has died at the age of 28, Derrinstown Stud announced Oct. 11. 

  • Brody's Cause

    Brody's Cause Retired to Spendthrift

    Brody's Cause, a grade I-winning 2- and 3-year-old by Giant's Causeway, has been retired from racing and will enter stud in 2017 at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm as the newest participant in the Share The Upside program.

  • Exaggerator after winning the grade I Haskell Invitational

    Exaggerator Retired

    The multiple grade I-winning son of Curlin now heads to WinStar. His stud fee will be announced at a later date.

  • Winners of the inagural Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards Sponsored by Godolphin

    TIEA Winners Honored at Keeneland

    The inaugural edition of the Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards Sponsored by Godolphin concluded Oct. 7 at Keeneland. Winners were honored in five categories along with runners-up.

  • Romanet

    Romanet Details IFHA Accomplishments

    International Federation of Horseracing Authorities chairman Louis Romanet outlined a history and achievements of the organization at the International Conference of Horseracing Authorities Oct. 3 in France.

  • Creator wins the Belmont Stakes

    Creator Retired, to Stand in Japan

    Creator, the 3-year-old colt by Tapit who won the 2016 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and Arkansas Derby (gr. I), has been sold by WinStar Farm and Bobby Flay to the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders' Association.