Thoroughbred Breeding

Thoroughbred stallion and farm news plus pedigree analysis

  • Danehill First to Sire 300 Stakes Winners

    Danehill, who got beat by Sadler's Wells in the race to became the first stallion to sire 200 stakes winners, reached the 300 mark well ahead of his rival.

  • High Fly's Dam, Verbasle, Dead

    Charlotte Weber's Verbasle, dam of 2005 grade I winner High Fly, was euthanized Aug. 16 at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute because of complications from laminitis.

  • Chief Seattle to Empire Stud

    Chief Seattle, the sire of Valdale Stakes runner-up Patty Seattle, has been relocated to Empire Stud in Hudson, New York, for the 2006 breeding season under an agreement with Darley.

  • Texas Sire Naevus Dies at Age 25

    Naevus, the sire of 29 stakes winners and earners of more than $21 million, was euthanized Aug. 12 due to complications from laminitis.

  • Identity Mix-Up Regarding Dubai Excellence

    Authorities are conducting DNA testing to determine the identity of a horse shipped to stand in Australia after preliminary tests proved it is not Dubai Excellence.

  • Proud Accolade Retired; Will Stand at Padua

    Proud Accolade, who won the Champagne Stakes (gr. I) last year at two and the Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) earlier this year, has been retired and will stand in 2006 at Satish Sanan's Padua Stables near Summerfield, Fla.

  • Northern Afleet's Half-Brother to Bridlewood

    Act of Duty, a half-brother to Northern Afleet who sold for $3.6 million as a yearling but failed to win on the racetrack, has been retired and will stand in 2006 at Arthur Appleton's Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla.

  • Stallion Medaglia d'Oro, relocating to Stonewall Farm.

    Medaglia d'Oro, Marquetry, Doneraile Court to Launch Stonewall Stallion Division

    Audrey Haisfield (NeverTell Farm) and John Sikura (Hill 'n' Dale Farm) announced today that NeverTell stallions Medaglia d'Oro, Doneraile Court, and Marquetry are being relocated to Haisfield's Stonewall Farm near Midway, Ky., where they will stand the 2006 breeding season. The three stallions are expected to move prior to the Keeneland November Sale.

  • Grade I Filly Splendid Blended Retired

    Splendid Blended, a two-time grade I-winning filly, has been retired from racing because trainer Neil Drysdale's concern over her suspensory ligament.

  • Saarland Moving to Darby Dan Farm

    A part interest in grade II winner Saarland, a son of Unbridled out of multiple grade I millionaire Versailles Treaty, has been sold to a syndicate and the sophomore sire will relocate to Darby Dan Farm to stand beginning with the 2006 breeding season.

  • Millionaire Fighting Fit Dead

    Millionaire and pensioned California stallion Fighting Fit was euthanized Aug. 10 because of the infirmities of old age.

  • Florida Stallion Tour d'Or Dead

    Prominent Florida stallion Tour d'Or, one of the last major stallions stemming from Secretariat's male line, was euthanized in late July after foundering.

  • Pollard's Vision Retired

    Edgewood Farm's Pollard's Vision, a multiple graded stakes winner of $1,430,311, suffered a career-ending injury in the Aug. 6 Whitney Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga and has been retired.

  • Wando to Enter Stud at Lane's End

    Wando, Canada's Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old colt following his sweep of the 2003 Triple Crown, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.

  • Grade I Winner Sense of Style Retired

    Sense of Style, a grade I winner as a 2-year-old last year, has been retired from racing following a last-place finish in the Aug. 6 Test Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga.

  • Freud Sires First Winner

    Freud, an English group II-placed full brother to prominent stallion Giant's Causeway, was represented by his first winner when his daughter My Interpretation won a turf race Aug. 3 at Saratoga.

  • Southern Image

    Grade I Star Southern Image Retired

    Southern Image, one of the top older runners of 2004, has been retired from racing because of soreness in his cannon bones.

  • Millionaire Albert the Great's First Winner

    Albert the Great, a grade I winner who earned $3 million in his racing career, was represented by his first winner when his daughter Alberta Whiz won July 28 at Del Mar.

  • Horse Industry Groups to Fund Economic Study

    Three Kentucky horse industry groups have agreed to finance an economic impact study to help determine how a new state breeders incentive fun should be crafted.

  • WinStar Farm's Tiznow

    Tiznow Moves to Top of Freshman List

    The victory by Folklore in the July 27 Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) opening day at Saratoga was more than just her first stakes win. It also was the first to represent her sire, Tiznow, the 2000 Horse of the Year.

  • Madcap Escapade winning the Vinery Madison Stakes.

    Madcap Escapade Retired

    Bruce Lunsford's millionaire Madcap Escapade, the brilliantly fast winner of the $500,000-added Princess Rooney Handicap (gr. II) in Calder Race Course's "Summit of Speed" in her most recent start, has been retired from racing after suffering a leg injury.

  • Best of Luck to Stand in New York

    New York grade II winner Best of Luck has been acquired by Elisabeth Jerkens' Hardwicke Stable and been relocated to Carl Lizza Jr. and Joseph Bartone's Highcliff Farm near Delanson, N.Y.

  • Graded Turf Filly Mambo Slew Retired

    Mambo Slew, a two-time graded stakes winner on grass, has been retired from racing with a record of four wins from 15 starts and earnings of $282,180.

  • Point Given's First Winner

    Horse of the Year Point Given came through with his first winner when his daughter Claremont won July 23 at Arlington Park for owner Tracy Farmer.

  • Florida Sets Up Point System to Determine Year-End Champions

    The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association announced at its last board of directors meeting that year-end divisional champions will be determined using the "FTBOA Chase to the Championship" point system, a ranking that awards points for success in stakes races.

  • Cuvee, winning the Saratoga Special.

    Cuvee Relocates to Gainesway Farm

    Grade I winner Cuvee, will continue his stud career at Gainesway Farm in Lexington, Ky., beginning in 2006, after standing his first season at Spendthrift Farm this year.

  • Whywhywhy, relocating to Gainesway Farm.

    Gainesway Farm Acquires Whywhywhy

    Grade I winner Whywhywhy will follow his sire, Mr. Greeley, to Gainesway Farm in Lexington, Ky. to continue his stud career, beginning with the 2006 breeding season.

  • Saint Liam to Stand at Lane's End

    Saint Liam, winner of this year's Donn (gr. I) and Stephen Foster (gr. I) Handicaps, will be retired from racing after the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships in October and will enter stud next year at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.