The New Mexico Horse Breeders' Association honored its 2013 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse champions Jan. 30 during the Zia Awards Banquet at the Marriott Uptown Hotel in Albuquerque.
Wolf Pack Jack has been named the 2013 Iowa-bred Horse of the Year after winning four of six starts and earning $154,770 as a 3-year-old.
The Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's annual stallion season auction is underway at www.starquine.com.
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Lecomte Stakes winner Vicar's in Trouble is keeping the spotlight on his sire Into Mischief.
Sangaree, a stakes-winning son of Awesome Again, sired his first reported foal Jan. 27 when a chestnut colt was born at Dana Myers' Swifty Farms near Seymour, Ind.
Hansen, the 2011 champion juvenile male and Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner, was represented by his first reported foal when a colt was born at Jason and Ashley Schappert's Leading Edge Farm near Jan. 28.
Corfu, who set a stakes record in the 2013 Saratoga Special (gr. II), has been retired from racing and will stand the 2014 breeding season at John & Leslie Malone's Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Fla.
Grade I winner Brilliant Speed was represented by his first reported foal Jan. 29 when a colt was born at Charlotte Weber's Live Oak Stud near Ocala.
Airdrie Stud has reported the birth of the first foal by grade I winner Creative Cause. The gray or roan filly is out of the Indian Charlie mare Incarnate Memories.
Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) winner Danedream gave birth to a bay filly by Frankel just before midnight Monday, Jan. 27.
The first reported foal by Algorithms arrived the morning of Jan. 29 at Bruce and Connie Brown's Fairview Farm in Versailles, Ky.
Prominent European sprinter Bated Breath was represented by his first reported foal when a bay filly out of the Fusaichi Pegasus mare Precious Secret was born at Barton Stud Jan. 11.
Prominent South African sire National Assembly died Jan. 22, it was reported by Highlands Stud, where he stood from 1998-2010. The son of Danzig was 30.
Gold Case, a dual stakes-winning son of Forty Niner, has been purchased by William Nicks to stand the 2014 season at Nicks Farms near Sellersburg, Ind. Out of the Private Account mare Silent Account, his fee is $500.
Grade III winner Soaring Empire was represented by his first reported foal when a colt was born Jan. 24 at Phoenix Farm near Paris, Ky.
Gemologist, a grade I-winning son of Tiznow, was represented by his reported first foal when a bay colt was born Jan. 15.
WinStar Farm has announced it will again offer the "Breed To Win" promotion in which it will give away 13 free stallion seasons.
Grade II winner Domasca Dan died Jan. 21 after a lengthy career at stud. The son of Same Direction was 28.
Biondetti's first foal is out of the Elusive Quality mare Elusive Blackjack. The breeder is Sergio Ripamonte and the filly is the second foal for the half sister to stakes winner Hirschy.
Growth and new revenue for the Ohio Thoroughbred industry has led to projected increases in breeders' awards and an expanded state-bred stakes schedule for 2014.
The pedigree of Midnight Hawk, on the surface a mating between two sprinters, actually shows a nice balance between speed and stamina elements.
Americain, Dynaformer's leading earner and a multiple graded stakes winner, sired his first foal Jan 19. when a filly was born in Lexington, Ky.
Canadian Horse of the Year and prominent sire Afleet died Jan. 22 at the age of 30 at Breeders Stallion Station in Japan.
The Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation will hold its third annual online stallion season auction Feb. 1-9.
The first reported foal for Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner I'll Have Another was a filly born Jan. 18 at Big Red Farm in Hokkaido, Japan.
Stakes-winning sprinter Country Day (Speightstown -- Hidden Assets, by Mt. Livermore) sired his first reported foal when a dark bay colt was born Jan. 22.
Three-time grade I winner and millionaire Get Stormy was represented by his first foal when a dark bay colt was born Jan. 16.
Canadian Horse of the Year Wando died Jan. 22 at Schonberg Farm in Ontario at age 14. The farm said the suspected cause of death was a heart attack.
Notional, a three-time graded stakes winner and runner-up in the 2007 Florida Derby (gr. I), has been relocated to stand the 2014 breeding season at Dr. Robert Zoellner's Rockin' Z Ranch near Beggs, Okla.
The Jockey Club and Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation will conduct the fifth "Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit" July 8-9 at the Keeneland sales pavilion in Lexington.
Multiple grade II winner Mission Impazible was represented by his first reported foal when a filly was born Jan. 20 at Hidden Lake Farm in Otisville, N.Y.
He's So Chic, a multiple stakes-placed runner and earner of $615,358, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2014 breeding season at Bobby and Mary Anne Pruitt's Flying P Ranch near Hope Hull, Ala.
The colt was born at William Shively's Dixiana Farm and is out of Shively's stakes winner Gleaming.
Astrology, a grade III-winning son of A.P. Indy, sired his first foal on Thursday, Jan. 9, when a colt was born at Rick Sutherland's farm near Ocala, Fla.
Black Fighter became the first Azerbaijani-bred winner in the U.S. when the 3-year-old colt captured a maiden claiming test as the favorite Jan. 19 at Turfway Park.
Questroyal North has announced the addition of multiple grade II winner and two-time track record-setter Lewis Michael to its stallion band near Stillwater, N.Y.
All-time leading Louisiana-bred Star Guitar has sired his first foal, a filly that was born Jan. 13 at Clear Creek Stud in Folsom, La.
WinStar Farm's Bodemeister, a grade I-winning millionaire by Empire Maker, recently sired three bay fillies as his first reported foals to arrive from his introductory crop at stud.
The first reported foal for freshman sire The Factor was a filly born Jan. 16, Lane's End Farm announced.
Betterbetterbetter, the daughter of Galileo who was the $5.2 million sale-topper at the 2013 Fasig-Tipton November sale, foaled a bay filly by War Front Jan. 16 at Timber Town Farm near Lexington.
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In just his third start, Noble Moon impressed with a determined two-length victory in the Jan. 4 Jerome Stakes.
Wilgerbosdrift's highly successful stallion Tiger Ridge died Jan. 16 as a result of a heart attack at age 18.
Maclean's Music, a promising young son of Distorted Humor, sired his first reported foal when a dark bay filly was born at Swifty Farms near Seymour, Ind., Jan. 16.
The last crop of Lane's End Farm's champion and leading sire A.P. Indy turns 3 this year.
Thoroughbred breeding and racing in Ireland saw mostly positive economic indicators during the 2013 season, according to Horse Racing Ireland.
Dr. C. Lynwood O'Cain, his wife, Suzie, and partner, Rick Burke will open their new stallion complex, Saratoga Stud near Saratoga Springs, N.Y., to visitors Jan. 25-26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Overdriven, a grade II-winning son of Tale of the Cat, sired his first reported foal when a colt was born Jan. 12 at J. Michael O'Farrell Jr.'s Ocala Stud near Ocala.
Images from Open Houses at Kentucky Farms in 2014. View Slideshow
The early bird discounted registration rate ends Jan. 15 for the University of Kentucky Agriculture Equine Programs' Equine Showcase and the fifth annual Kentucky Breeders' Short Course.
Dancin' Renee, a graded stakes winner and 1997 New York Horse of the Year, has died. The 22-year-old mare lost a long battle with laminitis and was euthanized Jan. 11 at Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement farm.
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