Two-time Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Tiznow, who will stand his first season at stud next year, has had his stud fee set at $30,000 live foal, payable Sept. 1.
Louis Quatorze, who was scheduled to stand the 2002 season for $10,000, has had his fee boosted to $15,000.
Shigeo Yoshida, a cousin of prominent Japanese breeder Zenya Yoshida and the operator of Yoshida Stud Farm, died Thursday after a lengthy illness. He was 65.
Commercial breeders in Kentucky are in no hurry to book their mares for the 2002 breeding season. Tough economic times, falling prices for sale horses, and the uncertainty caused by war and terrorism are making them approach the future cautiously. Many also feel there is no need to rush because there are so many stallions standing in the Bluegrass.
Most commercial breeders peering into a crystal ball in 1999 saw nothing but blue skies. However, as are the rules, planning out two or three years ahead can prove to be a tricky game. Breeders selling weanlings from first-crop sires in 2001 have experienced more than a little turbulence from the time they planned their 2000 matings to when they brought their crop to market at last month's major breeding stock sales.
Saros, whose daughter Fran's Valentine finished first in the inaugural Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) only to be disqualified, was euthanized Nov. 19 at Jack Hoover's Circle H Ranch near Murrieta, Calif.
Four-year-old Uncle Abbie, who is closely related to champion Lemon Drop Kid, will stand the 2002 breeding season at Joe and Sharon Kerby's Key Ranch near Salado, Texas.
Millionaire Wekiva Springs will return to his birthplace, Donald Dizney's Double Diamond Farm near Ocala, Fla., to stand the 2002 breeding season.
Our Emblem and Disco Rico will stand the 2002 breeding season at E. Allen and Audrey Murray Jr.'s Murmur Farm near Darlington, Md. Ten-year-old Our Emblem, who has arrived at the farm, formerly stood at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky. He will stand for a syndicate managed by the Murrays. Disco Rico, who will enter stud, will arrive next week. The fee for each is $4,000 live foal.
Some of the horses who have made history on Breeders' Cup Championship Day were born and bred in the U.S., but now live elsewhere. Some were foaled in one country, raced in another, and now live somewhere completely different. Here are some of their stories.
Stakes-placed Conscience Clear has been retired for stallion duty at Don and Dana Myers' Swifty Farms near Seymour, Ind.
Graded stakes winners Mystery Storm, El Amante, and Cat's Career will stand next breeding season at Weston-Ward Thoroughbreds at Straus Medina Ranch near San Antonio, Texas
Millionaire Nite Dreamer and grade II winner Walkslikeaduck might be headed toward Korea.
Always Fair, who has sired a dozen stakes winners, has been purchased by Jeff Greseth in partnership with Fred and Wade Feuring's Rockin' River Ranch for stallion duty at the Winterset, Iowa, farm.
Champion Boston Harbor's date for departure from William T. Young's Overbrook Farm near Lexington for Japan is getting closer.
European champion Mutafaweq, who won the 2000 Canadian International Stakes (Can-IT) at Woodbine, has been retired from racing and will take up stallion duty at Bill Bromley's Wood Farm Stud in Shropshire, England, for £2,500.
Tiznow, whose victory in the 2001 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) for the second consecutive year placed him solidly in the running for a another Horse of the Year title, was shown to the public Monday, Nov. 26, at Bill Casner and Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky.
Everett "Eb" Novak announced that he has sold an interest in grade I winner Delaware Township to Satish and Anne Sanan's Padua Stables and that the 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Notebook will enter stud at Padua near Summerfield, Fla.
Coolmore stallion Entrepreneur will stand in 2002 at Suwa Farm near Aomori on the northern part of Japan's main island, Honshu.
John C. Oxley announced that his champion Beautiful Pleasure will be bred next year to leading sire Thunder Gulch.
Millionaire Dare and Go, who ended Cigar's 16-race win streak in the 1996 Pacific Classic Stakes (gr. I), has died in Australia, according to a representative at Dr. William Solomon's Pin Oak Lane Farm.
Irish classic winner Transworld, whose son Lonesome Glory was a five-time steeplechase champion, died in June from complications from old age at Gary and Maureen Alexander's Alexander Farm near Byers, Colo.
Four-year-old Radio Star, a half-brother to prominent stallion Dynaformer, is being syndicated to stand his first season at Joe and Anne McMahon's McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds near Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Norway, a $3 million Keeneland July sale yearling, has arrived for stallion duty at W.L. Mooring's Double L Farm near Bosque, N.M.
Graded stakes winner Gone for Real was represented by his first winner when Grayson won Nov. 18 at Charles Town in his first start for breeder/owner John F. Jones Jr.
Tiznow, whose victory in the 2001 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) for the second consecutive year placed him solidly in the running for a another Horse of the Year title, will stand at Bill Casner and Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky.
Graded stakes winner Hesabull, who ran second in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), was represented by his first winner when his daughter Taurus Moon won Nov. 9 at Calder Race Course
John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm outside Lexington announced that millionaire Geri will stand the 2002 breeding season for a fee of $5,000 live foal. Geri is one of three stallions, along with Theatrical and Jade Hunter, owned by the Allen E. Paulson Living Trust who were moved to Hill 'n' Dale since September.
Tiznow, 2000 Horse of the Year and two-time Breeders' Cup Classic winner, has been retired to stud, majority owner Michael Cooper confirmed Friday. Cooper said the actual sale of the colt has not been finalized.
Eighteen-year-old Imperial Falcon, a half-brother to stallions Devil's Bag and Saint Ballado, has been purchased by Danny Lake for stallion duty at his Cripple Creek Farm near Grant, Mich.
The Jockey Club will not reinstate the foal registration papers of four rare Palomino Thoroughbreds because they were bred by artificial insemination. The breeder, who believes she is the victim of selective prosecution, intends to pursue the case further in a in New York courtroom.
Millionaire King Cugat, who won or placed in 15 of 16 starts, has been retired and will enter stud for $10,000 live foal at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.
Prominent Australian horseman and Aushorse chairman John Messara says that legalization of artificial insemination for Thoroughbreds would have negative long-term genetic and commercial consequences.
Coolmore stallions Desert King and Entrepreneur, both of whom are European champions, will stand in Japan in 2002 on a one-year lease arrangement.
Grade I winner City Zip, who will enter stud at Gus Schoenborn Jr.'s Contemporary Stallions near Coxsackie, N.Y., will begin his stallion career for $7,500 live foal.
Prospective foal insurance used to be about the new owner of a pregnant broodmare protecting his investment after the purchase. At this year's Keeneland November breeding stock sale, insurance coverage became an incentive to buy the mare in the first place.
Grade I winner Delaware Township will be headed to stud following the Nov. 17 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) at Laurel.
My Juliet, champion sprinter of 1976 for George Weasel Jr. and one of the big reasons why her half-brother commanded $10.2 million at the 1983 Keeneland July yearling sale, has died
New York grade II winner Middlesex Drive will enter stud at DunHill Stud near Reddick, Fla., as the property of his breeder, C. Steven Duncker, for a fee of $2,500
A 2002 no-guarantee season to Danzig brought the top price of $260,000 to headline the Stallion Access auction at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky's Newtown Paddocks on Nov. 9.
Eighteen-year-old Shahrastani, who defeated Dancing Brave in the 1986 Epsom Derby (Eng-I) and followed up with a triumph in the Irish Derby (Ire-I), is scheduled to arrive for stallion duty next week at Wayne Hutchinson's Walton Fields Stud near Leicestershire, England.
Multiple stakes winner Shot of Gold has been retired from racing and will enter stud for a fee of $2,000 live foal at Waverly Stallion Station near Waverly, Minn.
Grade II winner Caller I. D. has been purchased by Schumer Bloodstock Agency for Michael Jester and will stand the 2002 season at Joe and Karen Jennings' Walnford Stud near Allentown, N.J.
Coolmore Stud will stand Spinning World at its Irish headquarters rather than at its North American satellite, Ashford Stud, near Versailles, Ky., for the 2002 breeding season.
Sunday Silence, who ranks atop both the 2001 general and 2-year-olds list in Japan, is being followed by sons Dance in the Dark and Fuji Kiseki on the juvenile list.
Grade I winner El Corredor has arrived at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington, where he will enter stud for a syndicate for $20,000 live foal.
Graded stakes winner Dusty Screen has been relocated to Raymond Gambone's Our Farm near Norristown, Pa.
Dual classic winner Galileo will begin his stallion career next year for IRE£50,000 (about US$56,878) at Coolmore Stud in Ireland.
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