Thoroughbred Breeding

Thoroughbred stallion and farm news plus pedigree analysis

  • Canadian Horse of the Year Wando Retired

    Wando, a Canadian Triple Crown winner for breeder/owner Gustav Schickedanz, was retired after suffering a slight tear in his left hind suspensory during the May 4 Westchester Handicap (gr. III).

  • Arc Winner Helissio to Northern Ireland

    Helissio, who won the 1996 Forte Meridien Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) for Enrique Sarasola, has been purchased by Alfred Buller's Scarvagh House Stud from the Yoshida family's Shadai Stallion Station.

  • Grade I Winner Trippi's First Winner

    Trippi, a grade I winner, came through with his first winner May 10 when his son Triplethepleasure won at Calder Race Course in his first start.

  • Kela wins the 2004 Pat O'Brien Breeders' Cup Handicap at Del Mar.

    Grade I Winner Kela Retired

    Jay Manoogian's millionaire Kela, a grade I winner and runner-up in the 2004 Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), has been retired from racing because of an ankle chip.

  • Giacomo Victory Scores Classic Win for Plaudit Sire Line

    Horse of the Year in 1994, Holy Bull had one glaring hole in his resume that year, the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), in which he struggled over a muddy track to finish an ignominious 12th of 14 behind winner Go for Gin. Saturday, that defeat was avenged when his son Giacomo charged from far off the pace to win the Kentucky Derby by half a length over a dead-game Closing Argument.

  • Roses in May to Stand in Japan

    Roses in May, winner of the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) in late March and first in the national NTRA poll, will begin his stallion career next year in Japan.

  • Sultry Song to Shuttle to Argentina

    Millionaire Sultry Song, whose son Singletary won last year's NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), will stand the Southern Hemisphere season at Haras Arroyo de Luna in Argentina.

  • Millionaire Kela Retired

    Millionaire Kela, a grade I winner and runner-up in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), has been retired from racing because of a nagging ankle injury.

  • Champion Fantastic Light's First Winner

    International champion Fantastic Light came through with his first winner May 2 when his daughter Peace And Love won at five furlongs at Kempton Park.

  • Irish Stallion Alzao Sires 100th Stakes Winner

    Some five weeks after Ashford Stud stallion Woodman sired his 100th stakes winner, the outfit's parent company, Irish-based Coolmore Stud, welcomed another member of its stallion corps to the century club. Alzao, a 25-year-old Northern Dancer grandson who stands at Coolmore, joined his sire, Lyphard, in the exclusive group

  • Successful Appeal Returned to Walmac After Surgery

    Successful Appeal, last year's leading freshman stallion who underwent colic surgery April 25 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington, has arrived back home at Walmac Farm near Lexington.

  • Successful Appeal Mending From Colic Surgery

    Successful Appeal, last year's leading freshman stallion and sire of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) contender Closing Argument, is recuperating from colic surgery performed April 25 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington.

  • First Winners for Broken Vow, El Corredor

    The first winners sired by graded stakes winners Broken Vow and El Corredor won maiden special weight races April 22 at 4 1/2 furlongs in their debuts.

  • Beckys Shirt, Cajun Beat's Dam, Dead

    Beckys Shirt, whose millionaire son Cajun Beat won the 2003 Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), died April 3 from complications of colic after delivering a Storm Cat colt.

  • Buzzards Bay, left, beats General John B to win the Santa Anita Derby.

    Pedigree Profile: Buzzards Bay

    Students of speed figures may turn up their noses at the 2005 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) results--too slow and too lacking in class, with a 30-1 shot leading the way home. Yet the winner, Buzzards Bay, has done little wrong this season, and he has a pedigree that suggests things will only get better with maturity and distance.

  • Bartok to Rancho San Miguel in California

    Bartok, sire of multiple stakes winners Bartok's Blithe and Euro Empire, has been relocated to Tom and Nancy Clark's Rancho San Miguel near San Miguel, Calif.

  • French Champion Jolypha Dead

    Jolypha, a French champion who ran third in the 1992 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) in her first dirt start, died March 26 after foaling an Empire Maker colt.

  • Lane's End stallion Kingmambo, back in the breeding shed.

    Recovered Kingmambo Back to Breeding

    Kingmambo, whose arthritic condition in his lower neck caused him to miss a key portion of the breeding season, is back covering mares at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.

  • Canadian Champion Eye of the Sphynx Retired

    Canadian champion Eye of the Sphynx, whose last start came in September in the Ontario Colleen Handicap on turf at Woodbine, has been bred to A.P. Indy and has been pronounced in foal.

  • Grade II Winner Summer Wind Dancer Retired

    Summer Wind Dancer, a grade II winner who won or placed in 13 stakes from 18 starts, has been retired from racing because of an injury suffered last fall.

  • Blues and Royals moves to head of the class with UAE Derby win.

    Pedigree Profile: Blues and Royals

    It is a long way in distance from Dubai to Churchill Downs. And it is a long way in time since a horse from the line of Man o' War took the Derby roses, the last being War Admiral in 1937. But if a fleet bay colt named Blues and Royals has his way, both long journeys will end in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winners' circle on May 7.

  • Canadian Broodmare of the Year Primarily Dead

    Primarily, the 2000 Canadian Broodmare of the Year, died March 30 in a field from injuries sustained in a fall at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs near Versailles, Ky.

  • Giant's Causeway's Fee Upped to $200,000

    Giant's Causeway, whose son Noble Causeway is one of the top Kentucky Derby (gr. I) contenders, has had his stud fee boosted to $200,000 from $150,000.

  • Grade II Winner Quest Retired to Stone Farm

    Quest, a homebred grade II winner for Arthur B. Hancock III and Gerald Healy, has been retired from racing and will stand at Hancock's Stone Farm near Paris, Ky.

  • Five Star Day Sires First Winner

    Five Star Day, a New York grade II winner, sired his first winner when daughter Five Star Holding won April 7 at Aqueduct.

  • Consolidator looks like the real thing.

    Pedigree Profile: Consolidator

    Take a popular husband and wife who have already known the thrill of owning two Kentucky Derby-Preakness (both gr. I) winners and the agony of two close Belmont (gr. I) defeats. Add one of the most colorful and controversial trainers of modern times, and throw in the hottest commercial sire living. Add a French connection with an international flair, and what do you have?

  • English Classic Winner Commanche Run Dead

    Commanche Run, a three-time group I winner who gave jockey Lester Piggott his record-setting 28th English classic win, died in late March at Astley Grange Farm Stud in Leicester County, England.

  • Kingmambo Still Undergoing Treatment

    Prominent stallion Kingmambo, who has been sidelined from stallion duty primarily because of an arthritic condition in his lower neck, will need additional treatment and more time off.