Thoroughbred Breeding

Thoroughbred stallion and farm news plus pedigree analysis

  • 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.

  • Deal for breeding rights to dual-classic winner Afleet Alex expected soon.

    Castleton Lyons Confirmed as Alex Suitor; Deal Expected

    A deal to sell the breeding rights to Preakness (gr. I) and Belmont (gr. I) winner Afleet Alex is in the works and is expected to be finalized shortly, J.J. Graci, publicist for owner Cash is King Stable, told <i>The Blood-Horse</i> Friday.

  • San Carlos winner Pico Central has been retired to Padua.

    Grade I Winner Pico Central Retired to Padua

    Robert N. Clay and Satish Sanan announced that prominent North American sprinter and miler Pico Central has been retired from racing to stand at Padua Stables near Summerfield, Fla.

  • Wild Wonder to Stand at Buck Pond

    Wild Wonder, sire of grade I winner Wild Fit and Wednesday's $270,000 session topper at the Keeneland yearling sale, has been purchased by Doug Arnold's Buck Pond Farm for stallion duty at the Versailles, Ky., farm.

  • Breeder/Owner Elmer E. Miller Dead

    Elmer E. Miller, whose Coax Me Chad ran second in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), died Sept. 19 at a Cincinnati hospital after a long battle with cancer.

  • Purge to Stand at Vinery in 2006

    Purge, a multiple New York graded stakes winner, will enter stud at Dr. Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington in 2006.

  • Worldly Manner to C & S in Oklahoma

    Grade II winner Worldly Manner has been purchased by the Smalley family's C & S Stables for stallion duty at the Chelsea, Okla., farm.

  • Midway Road Retired to Lane's End

    Midway Road, a graded stakes-winning Keeneland track-record setter and runner-up in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), has been retired from racing and will enter stud at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.

  • English Sire Robellino Pensioned

    English sire Robellino, a racetrack contemporary of Storm Bird and sire of three classic winners, has been pensioned from stallion duty at Littleton Stud because of his advanced age.

  • Rare Brick, Semoran to Oklahoma Equine

    Unbeaten Rare Brick, sire of 27 stakes winners, and multiple graded stakes winner Semoran will stand in 2006 at Dr. Joe Carter's Oklahoma Equine Hospital near Washington, Okla.

  • Crimson Classic Sires First Stakes Winner

    Two-year-old King Cohl, owned by Betty L. Kaelin and trained by Forrest Kaelin, became the first stakes winner for stallion Crimson Classic when he captured the $41,500 Dr. Ernest Benner Stakes at Charles Town Saturday night.

  • Closing Argument

    Closing Argument Retired, to Stand in Florida

    Closing Argument, the 2005 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) runner-up, has been retired from racing and will take up stud duty for the 2006 breeding season at Becky Thomas' Sequel Stallions in Ocala, Florida.

  • Grade I Winner Sister Act Dead

    Sister Act, a grade I winner, was euthanized Aug. 24 at Bill Casner and Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., after foundering.

  • Classic Winner Motivator to Royal Studs

    Motivator, this year's winner of the Vodafone Epsom Derby (Eng-I), will be syndicated to stand at Queen Elizabeth II's Royal Studs at Sandringham, Norfolk, England.

  • Bull Market to Stand at Buck Pond

    Bull Market, who battled Vindication for the lead in the 2002 Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Doug Arnold's Buck Pond Farm near Versailles, Ky.

  • Overbrook Farm stallion Storm Cat.

    Storm Cat Scales New Heights at Keeneland Sale

    There was a huge run on the market for sons and daughters of Storm Cat by the ultimate high-end buyers at the select sessions of the Keeneland September yearling sale. Leading the charge, of course, was the fall sale record $9.7 million bid by Sheikh Mohammed for a dark bay or brown colt by Storm Cat out of multiple grade I winner Tranquility Lake.

  • California Champion Teresa Mc Dead

    Teresa Mc, a California champion as a homebred for John Harris, died recently at Harris Farms near Coalinga, Calif., because of a ruptured artery.

  • Grade I Winner Latin American to Victory Rose

    Grade I winner Latin American, who has sired 21 runners that have won or placed in stakes, has been relocated to Ellen Jackson's Victory Rose Thoroughbreds near Vacaville, Calif.

  • Ghostzapper to Begin Stallion Career at $200,000

    Ghostzapper, last year's Horse of the Year after winning the Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I) in track-record time, will begin his stallion career for a fee of $200,000 at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Farm near Midway, Ky.

  • Grass Champion Mac Diarmida Dead

    Mac Diarmida, who starting winning and winning and winning once he was switched to the grass, was euthanized Sept. 8 at Kevin and Jessica Hartigan's Cashel Stud near Ocala, Fla.

  • Grade I Winner Blush With Pride Dead

    Blush With Pride, the first of four grade/group I winners from Blushing Groom's landmark first crop, died Aug. 16 in Ireland.

  • Flame of Tara, Dam of Champion Salsabil, Dead

    Flame of Tara, whose daughter Salsabil became the first filly to win the Irish Derby (Ire-I) in 90 years, was euthanized around Sept. 1 at Pat O'Kelly's Kilcarn Stud in Ireland.

  • Mud Route Bought; Will Remain at Special T

    Grade II winner Mud Route has been purchased by David Bernsen's Carondelet Farm, but will remain at stud at Rick Taylor's Special T Thoroughbreds near Temecula, Calif.

  • Tejano Run to Ascot Stud in Canada

    Millionaire Tejano Run, the 1995 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) runner-up, has been relocated from Kentucky to stand the 2006 season breeding season in Canada, where his three best runners have raced.

  • Pikepass Moves to Margaux for 2006

    Pikepass, a son of Forty Niner whose first crop are juveniles, will stand at Margaux Farm near Midway, Ky., in 2006. No stud fee was announced.

  • Oratory to Stand at Country Life in Maryland

    Oratory, winner of this year's Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) in stakes-record time in the silks of Sheikh Mohammed's Darley Stable, arrived at the Pons family's Country Life Farm near Bel Air, Md., Aug. 30 to take up stud duties for 2006.

  • Heckle to Stand at Sequel in Florida

    Graded stakes winner Heckle has been bought by Dennis Narlinger's JMJ Racing and the partnership of Becky Thomas and Lewis Lakin from Dogwood Stable (Cot Campbell, president) for stallion duty.

  • Indian Ocean to Stand at Bridlewood

    Graded stakes winner Indian Ocean, who was retired this summer because of a tendon injury, will enter stud at Arthur I. Appleton's Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla.

  • Millionaire Lady Tak Retired

    Lady Tak, a millionaire and multiple grade I winner, has been retired from racing with a record of 10 wins from 19 starts.

  • Offlee Wild

    Offlee Wild Retired to Darley at Jonabell

    Offlee Wild, who won the July 2 Suburban Handicap (gr. I), has been retired after suffering an injury while finishing unplaced in the Aug. 21 Saratoga Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II).

  • Kela to Stand at Margaux Farm

    Kela, a grade I-winning sprinter who ran second in last year's Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) to champion Speightstown, has been retired and will stand at Margaux Farm near Midway, Ky., in 2006.