Thoroughbred Breeding

Thoroughbred stallion and farm news plus pedigree analysis

  • Spendthrift Farm

    Spendthrift: Breeders' 2016 Outlook Mixed

    The 2016 breeding season brings challenges for stallion owners and breeders: more expensive stud fees for top-tier stallions, fierce competition for mares, and the stock market suffering a worst-ever start to a new year.

  • Naughty Natisha Dies at 22

    Naughty Natisha, the dam of 2007 New York-bred horse of the year Naughty New Yorker, died Feb. 24 at Stepwise Farm near Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • The number of KTBIF-nominated mares has increased

    KTBIF Pays $10.5M in Awards; Mare Numbers Up

    The Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders' Incentive Fund paid out more than $10.5 million to eligible horses based on 2015 races, and the number of mares nominated to the program continues to increase.

  • Karakontie

    Gainesway Tries Old Formula With New Stallion

    Though Gainesway stands Tapit, the leading sire who commands the highest North American stud fee, and brought Empire Maker back from Japan for 2016, the farm is all in on Karakontie, who shares several ties with Kingmambo.

  • Gerald Aschinger

    Aschinger's Winter Home Builds a Foundation

    When it comes to winter racing and training, Gerald Aschinger, who operates War Horse Place in Kentucky with his wife, Dana, said Tampa Bay Downs is an excellent spot to build a foundation for horses before they head north.

  • Six stallions that are male-line descendants of A.P. Indy are represented in the upcoming Fasig-Tipton Florida juvenile sale.

    Freshman Sires of 2016: Part 1

    Six stallions that are male-line descendants of A.P. Indy are represented in the upcoming Fasig-Tipton Florida juvenile sale.

  • American Pharoah

    New Sires: American Made

    Following is information on incoming stallions to Kentucky standing for $10,000 and up and on select leaders in other markets:

  • Vicar

    1999 Florida Derby Winner Vicar Dies

    Vicar, the 1999 Florida Derby and Fountain of Youth Stakes (both gr. I) winner, died Jan. 24 at the Korean Racing Authority's Jeju Stud Farm as a result of a "throat obstruction," according to the KRA.

  • Marianna Haun

    Writer, Author Haun Dies at 70

    Turf writer and lifelong pedigree enthusiast Marianna Haun, who developed a theory connecting Thoroughbred heart size to the X chromosome, died Feb. 12 after a lengthy illness.

  • Princesspatseattle and her Honorable Dillon foal.

    Meet the Rare White Foal at Rockridge Stud

    Rockridge Stud celebrated a remarkable new arrival on Jan. 24 when Pincesspatseattle foaled a rare white Thoroughbred colt. America's Best Racing took a trip to the New York farm to meet the son of Honorable Dillon.

  • Old Fashioned winning the Remsen Stakes.

    Old Fashioned to Stand in South Korea

    Central Kentucky sire Old Fashioned will soon join a number of other U.S. stallions who recently have shipped to the Far East to continue their careers in South Korea.

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    Grade I Winner Strapping Groom to Panama

    Grade I winner Strapping Groom, who sustained a career-ending injury at Penn National Race Course in 2014, will begin his stallion career in Panama after selling at the Keeneland January horses of a sale.

  • Seek Again to Shuttle to Argentina

    Grade I winner Seek Again, who is standing his first season at stud at Stroud's Lane Farm in Reddick, Fla., will shuttle to Haras Carampangue in Argentina for the Southern Hemisphere season later this year.

  • Halling

    Godolphin's Halling Dies at Age 25

    Halling, a son of Diesis who provided Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin with some of its earliest success at the group I level, died Feb. 2 at Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket, England, as a result of the infirmities of old age.

  • Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear

    Beshear: Challenges Remain for Horse Industry

    Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, in comments that helped kick off the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association symposium Feb. 2, said horse racing and breeding in the state is strong, but challenges remain.

  • Colonel John's son Cocked and Loaded won the 2015 Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs.

    Pedigree Analysis: Colonel John

    The unpredictable nature of this business is illustrated by Colonel John, a top-class runner whose fee dropped to $7,500 for 2016 and suddenly has a pair of colts on the Derby Trail.

  • Woodbine Plans Cuts to Ontario Sires Bonuses

    Officials from the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society, Ontario Division, and Woodbine Entertainment Group plan to meet in the near future to discuss reductions in Ontario Sire purse bonuses for 2016.