Thoroughbred Breeding

Thoroughbred stallion and farm news plus pedigree analysis

  • Pass the Peace to Hamton in Texas

    Pass the Peace, a half-brother to successful first-crop sire Forest Camp, will enter stud at Charlie Ham's Hamton Farm near Montalba, Texas.

  • Gun Salute Big Favorite in Hawthorne Derby

    Trainer Billy Mott's Gun Salute makes his return to the track in Saturday's running of the $150,000 Hawthorne Derby (gr. IIIT) as he looks for his third stakes victory of the year and his first since winning the Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) at Arlington Park in August.

  • Dixie Union's Fee Readjusted to $40,000

    Dixie Union, sixth among the leading second-crop sires by lifetime progeny earnings, will stand for $40,000 in 2006 rather than the previously announced $30,000.

  • Classic-Placed Impeachment to Ascot in Canada

    Impeachment, who placed in both the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), will stand in 2006 at Michael and Chris Blake's Ascot Stud near Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada.

  • Mt. Livermore

    Mt. Livermore Pensioned at Gainesway

    Mt. Livermore, sire of nine millionaires and six champions, has been pensioned at Gainesway Farm near Lexington because of declining fertility.

  • California Stallion Strike Gold Dead

    California stallion Strike Gold, sire of 25 stakes winners, was euthanized Oct. 7 at Gary and Marlene Howard's Hideaway Farms near San Jacinto, Calif., because of complications from the infirmities of old age.

  • Hill 'n' Dale Fees Released; El Corredor to $30,000

    El Corredor, whose first crop includes one of the favorites for the Alberto VO5 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), will have his stud fee raised from $20,000 to $30,000 for the 2006 breeding season.

  • Vinery Bumps More Than Ready's Fee to $30,000

    More Than Ready, one of the leading second-crop sires while standing at Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington, will stand in 2006 for $30,000, up from his 2005 fee of $20,000.

  • Graded Winner Lunarpal to Le Mesa in Louisiana

    Graded stakes winner Lunarpal, the leading 2-year-old earner for part of 2004, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Le Mesa Stallions near Carencro, La.

  • Phone Trick, at Milfer Farm in 2001.

    New York Stallion Phone Trick Dead

    Phone Trick, sire of champions and Breeders' Cup winners Favorite Trick and Phone Chatter, died Oct. 10 of natural causes. The 23-year-old son of Clever Trick stood at Dr. Jonathan Davis' Milfer Farm near Unadilla, N.Y

  • Classic Winner Dubawi Injured; Retired

    Irish 2,000 Guineas (Ire-I) winner Dubawi, a son of Dubai Millennium's only crop, has been retired because of an injury. He was to have started next in the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT).

  • Buck Pond to Stand Crafty Shaw

    Millionaire Crafty Shaw is the newest stallion that will take up stallion duty at Doug Arnold's Buck Pond Farm near Versailles, Ky.

  • Suave Prospect to Coleman in New Mexico

    Graded stakes winner Suave Prospect has been acquired by Chris and Barbara Coleman for stallion duty at their Coleman Farms near Farmington, N.M.

  • Claiborne Bumps Pulpit's Fee

    Shortly after announcing the fee for incoming stallion Eddington, Claiborne Farm announced that it has raised the fee for Pulpit from $60,000 to $80,000.

  • Coastal poses for a fan at Claiborne Farm in 1984.

    Coastal, Oldest Living Belmont Winner, Dead

    Coastal, whose victory in the 1979 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) deprived Spectacular Bid of a Triple Crown sweep, died Sept. 29 at Mick Goss' Summerhill Stud in South Africa.

  • Dixieland Heat to Q6 in Texas

    Dixieland Heat, sire of champion and millionaire Xtra Heat, will stand in 2006 at Drs. Ken and Linda Quirk's Q6 Ranch near Belton, Texas.

  • Woke Up Dreamin

    Grade II Winner Woke Up Dreamin Retired

    Woke Up Dreamin, a two-time grade II winner who was enjoying his best season yet, was retired from racing following an unplaced effort in the Oct. 1 Vosburgh Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

  • Champion Aldebaran to Remain at $40,000 Fee

    Darby Dan Farm plans to keep the fee for Eclipse Award-winning sprinter Aldebaran at $40,000. The 2006 season will be the third season for Aldebaran (Mr. Prospector--Chimes of Freedom, by Private Account) at the Lexington farm.

  • Only registered white Thoroughbred stallion in North America moves to Kentucky.

    White Thoroughbred Sire Moved to Lexington

    Arctic White turned four years old in 2003 and became the only Jockey Club registered white Thoroughbred stallion in North America. Thursday, he moved from Oregon to Kentucky to stand at Lexington's newest Thoroughbred farm, Shadow Mountain Stallions.

  • Scatmandu to Market Demand in New Mexico

    Scatmandu, a graded stakes-winning son of Storm Cat, has been acquired by Jim Hernandez and Mary VanderWal for stallion duty at their Market Demand Farms near Chamberino, N.M.

  • Shamardal to Stand Next Year at Kildangan in Ireland

    European champion Shamardal, who currently is spending his first season at stud at Sheikh Mohammed's Darley Australia near Aberdeen, will begin his Northern Hemisphere career in 2006 at the Sheikh's Kildangan Stud in Ireland.

  • English Champion Zilzal Pensioned

    Zilzal, England's 1989 Horse of Year who was favored in that year's Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), has been pensioned from stud duty because of the lack of demand for his services.

  • Eddington to Stand for $20,000

    Eddington, who won this year's Pimlico Special Handicap (gr. I), will begin his stallion career in 2006 for a fee of $20,000 at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky.

  • English Champion Attraction Retired

    English champion Attraction, who was unbeaten when winning both the group I English and Irish One Thousand Guineas, has been retired from racing to become a broodmare at the Duke of Roxburghe's Floors Farm near Kelso, Scotland.

  • Shadow Cast's Personal Ensign win was especially sweet for her owners.

    Grade I Winner Shadow Cast Injured and Retired

    Shadow Cast, a homebred grade I winner for Bill Farish, has been retired from racing after suffering a tendon tear in her right front leg following a workout Sept. 27 at Belmont Park in preparation for Saturday's Beldame Stakes (gr. I).

  • Pensioned New York Stallion Triocala Dead

    Triocala, a popular New York runner from the early 1980s, was euthanized Aug. 5 at Joe Bartone and Carl Lizza Jr.'s Highcliff Farm near Delanson, N.Y., because of congestive heart failure.

  • Corslew to Victory Rose in California

    Corslew, a stakes-winning son of Seattle Slew from the same family as Seattle Slew's grade I-winning son Slewpy, has been moved to Ellen Jackson's Victory Rose Thoroughbreds near Vacaville, Calif.

  • Exchange Rate Sires First Stakes Winner

    Grade II winner Exchange Rate was represented by his first stakes winner when his son Blazing Rate won the $126,375 Foolish Pleasure Breeders' Cup Stakes Sept. 24.

  • First Winner for Grade II Winner Flame Thrower

    Flame Thrower, a multiple grade II winner as a 2-year-old, was represented by his first winner when his son Lord of the Flame won Sept. 24 at Calder Race Course in his debut.

  • Kitten's Joy retired to Ramsey Farm after exam reveals knee damage.

    Turf Champion Kitten's Joy Retired to Ramsey Farm

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's homebred Kitten's Joy, last year's male grass champion who also received support for a 3-year-old championship, has been retired from racing and is scheduled to arrive Sept. 27 at Ramsey Farm near Nicholasville, Ky.