Thoroughbred Breeding

Thoroughbred stallion and farm news plus pedigree analysis

  • Signature Spring is the first winner for Signature Red

    Signature Red, Zulu Magic Get First Winners

    Michigan-based Zulu Magic picked up his first winner when Poof Its Magic drew off to victory in his debut Aug. 19 at Hazel Park. Ontario stallion Signature Red was represented by his first winner Aug. 20 when Signature Spring won at Woodbine.

  • Taris wins the 2016 Humana Distaff

    Grade I Winner Taris Retired From Racing

    Grade I winner Taris has been retired from racing, trainer Simon Callaghan said Aug. 19. The decision was made after some bone bruising knocked her out of consideration for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I).

  • Grade I winner My Conquestadory is to be offered in foal to Tapit.

    Conquest Stables Plans Full Dispersal

    Multiple graded stakes-winning owner Conquest Stables has announced it will have a complete dispersal of racing and breeding stock at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale this fall. Lane's End will act as consignor for Conquest Stables. 

  • James L. Gagliano

    Round Table Presentations Available

    The Jockey Club announced that transcripts, a video replay, and PowerPoint presentations from the 64th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing are available at jockeyclub.com.

  • Shamardal at Darley

    Shamardal Gets 100th Black-Type Winner

    Darley sire Shamardal joined the elite circle of stallions to reach the milestone of 100 black-type winners when daughter Gouache won the Preis vom Berliner Schloss-Hoppegartener Stutenpreis Aug. 14 in Germany.

  • Risque's Legacy scored a front-running victory to become the first winner for Atta Boy Roy

    Risque's Legacy First Winner for Atta Boy Roy

    In her career debut, juvenile filly Risque's Legacy scored a front-running victory in a maiden special weight race Saturday, Aug. 13 at Emerald Downs to become the first winner for Washington-based freshman sire Atta Boy Roy.

  • LTBA Selects Harang as President

    Warren Harang III was unanimously voted president of the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association (LTBA) during the board of directors meeting Aug. 6, 2016 in Bossier City.

  • Pennsylvania lawmakers will hold their next session in September

    PA Breeders Continue Push for Fund Payments

    Gov. Tom Wolf has told Pennsylvania Thoroughbred breeders the resumption of payment of breeder and stallion awards lies with the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission, so they plan to again ask the regulatory agency to free up the money.

  • Hogans Named NZ Breeders of the Year

    After a stellar 2015/16 season for Cambridge Stud, Sir Patrick and Justine Lady Hogan, Aug. 7 were named New Zealand Breeders of the Year at the annual New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Awards in Auckland.

  • Difamante went from last to first in his career debut at Gulfstream Park.

    Difamante First Winner for Bullet Train

    Crestwood Farm freshman sire Bullet Train, a three-quarters brother to undefeated European champion and hot young sire Frankel, was represented by his first winner Aug. 6 when Difamante went from last to first in his career debut at Gulfstream Park.

  • Fly won the second race at Laurel Park in her debut.

    Ill-Fated Brilliant Speed Gets First Winner

    Grade I winner and deceased freshman sire Brilliant Speed, who was killed by lightning in his paddock at Three Chimneys Farm last month, was represented by his first winner Aug. 5 when Fly won the second race at Laurel Park in her debut.

  • Preemptive Strike wins Aug. 5 at Ellis Park

    Can Preemptive Strike Follow Half Brother?

    Edward Seltzer and Beverly Anderson's homebred 3-year-old colt Surgical Strike has banked $340,813 thus far, which bodes well for his half brother, Preemptive Strike, who broke his maiden in his second start Aug. 5 at Ellis Park.

  • The A.P. Indy line is responsible for stallions Take Charge Indy, Power Broker, and Orb

    Here Come the Freshmen - Part 2

    In our first installment we focused on the new stallions with a half-dozen or more yearlings in the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July sale. Here we will look at 11 other stallions—those that had 50 or more foals in their first crop.

  • Peter Giangulio, who with his sister, Barbara Geraghty, owns Castle Rock Farm in Chester County, PA

    PA Awards Delay Is 'Killing Breeders'

    The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association is urging members and non-members to contact Gov. Tom Wolf to facilitate release of breeder and stallion awards that have been suspended since a new horseracing reform law took effect in late February.

  • Leading India Sire Burden of Proof Dies

    Burden of Proof, a multiple group winner in Europe and a leading sire in India, died Aug. 2 at the age of 24 at Dr. Vijay Mallya's Kunigal Stud where he stood at stud, the farm announced via Twitter.

  • Pride of Dubai at Coolmore Australia

    Pride of Dubai Will Shuttle to Ireland

    Pride of Dubai, the only horse to win both Australia’s William Hill Blue Diamond Stakes (Aus-I) and Inglis Sires Produce Stakes (Aus-I), will reverse shuttle to Coolmore Stud’s Irish headquarters for the 2017 season.

  • Breeder and stallion awards currently suspended in Pennsylvania

    PHBA Asks Governor to Facilitate Payments

    The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association has asked Gov. Tom Wolf to facilitate resumption of breeder and stallion awards payments that have been suspended since late March because of ambiguous language in a new racing reform law.

  • Racing at Parx in Pennsylvania

    Reinstatement of PA Awards Payments Tabled

    Restoration of payments for Pennsylvania breeder and stallion awards suspended since late March because of incorrect language in an omnibus horseracing reform bill signed into law in late February will have to wait at least another month.

  • Deadline approaches for early nomination to KTBIF

    KY Incentive Fund Holds Steady for 2016

    The Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders' Incentive Fund accumulated $10.36 million from the state's 6% sales tax on stallion fees for fiscal 2016 and expects the number of mares registered to the program to be similar to that of fiscal 2015.

  • Lane's End Texas

    Lane's End Texas Closes, Stallions Relocate

    Lane's End Texas, one of the Lone Star State's leading Thoroughbred farms, has closed and the three stallions that stood there--Too Much Bling, Grasshopper, and Congaree--have been relocated to Valor Farm near Pilot Point, Texas.

  • Fair Eva First Stakes Winner for Frankel

    Juddmonte Farms' unbeaten champion Frankel reached an important milestone as a freshman sire July 23 when his daughter Fair Eva won the Princess Margaret Juddmonte Stakes (Eng-III) at Ascot, providing him with his first stakes winner.

  • A Song in an Everlasting Garden

    If your brain can sniff out what you remember about Songbird's third dam Torsion Belle, whose four black-type horses appear as siblings to Songbird’s second dam Beaty Sark (by Deputy Minister), a few bells might have started to ring.