Thoroughbred Breeding

Thoroughbred stallion and farm news plus pedigree analysis

  • Pleasant Minstrel to Three Way

    Pleasant Minstrel, a son of Pleasant Colony and a half-brother to stakes winners Navesink and Efficient Frontier, will stand his first season at Three Way Farm near Nashville, Ill.

  • Theatrical's Fee Stays Same

    John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm, which earlier released a $50,000 fee for incoming stallion Vindication, will keep major stallion Theatrical at $75,000.

  • Graded Winner Owsley Retired

    Arthur B. Hancock III's Stone Farm announced the retirement of homebred grade II winner Owsley from racing.

  • Empire Maker, spoiled Funny Cide's Triple Crown with this Belmont victory.

    Empire Maker Retired to Juddmonte: Fee $100,000

    Empire Maker, whose Belmont Stakes (gr. I) win ended the Triple Crown threat of Funny Cide, has been retired from racing and will stand for a fee of $100,000 live foal at Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms near Lexington.

  • English Champion Nayef to Shadwell in England

    Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Stud announced that homebred champion and millionaire Nayef has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Shadwell's Nunnery Stud in England.

  • Unloosened to B & B in Illinois

    Graded stakes-placed Unloosened will stand the 2004 breeding season at Leroy Bormet's B & B Farm near Monee, Ill.

  • Breeders' Cup Winner Lure Returned to Claiborne and Pensioned

    Lure, a two-time Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner whose fertility problems at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., resulted in the farm cashing in an insurance claim, has been returned to the historic farm to live out his final days.

  • Grade II winner A. P. Assay Euthanized

    Grade II winner A. P. Assay, whose yearling filly by Gone West sold for $1.6 million at the Keeneland September yearling sale, was euthanized Sept. 27 after breaking her neck at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.

  • Macho Uno has been retired to stud.

    Macho Uno Retired; to Stand in Florida

    Macho Uno, the 2000 champion juvenile colt, has been retired and will stand in 2004 at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs near Ocala, Fla. No stud fee was announced.

  • Newly-retired Dollar Bill.

    Dollar Bill Retired; Stud Plans Unknown

    Dollar Bill, who ran third in the July 5 Suburban Handicap (gr. I) in his only start this year, has been retired. The 5-year-old horse, owned by Gary and Mary West, is by Peaks and Valleys out of the Saratoga Six mare Saratoga Dame.

  • Millionaire Storming Home to Shadwell in England

    Millionaire Storming Home, who finished first in this year's Arlington Million (gr. IT) before being disqualified, will enter stud in 2004 Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Stud in England.

  • Surachai to Ballena Vista in California

    Multiple stakes winner Surachai, California's sprint champion of 1997, has been relocated to Ballena Vista Farm near Ramona, Calif., where he will stand for $3,500.

  • Sky Mesa, retired to Three Chimneys Farm.

    Grade I Winner Sky Mesa Retired; Fee $30,000

    John C. Oxley announced that his grade I winner Sky Mesa is being retired from racing to stand at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., for a fee of $30,000 live foal.

  • Gold Mover edges out Seeking It All in the 2000 Schuylerville Stakes.

    Millionaire Gold Mover Retired

    Edward Evans' homebred millionaire Gold Mover has arrived home at her owner's Spring Hill Farm near Casanova, Va., following her retirement from racing.

  • Storm Creek to Rancho San Miguel in California

    Storm Creek, one of the top freshman sires of 2000, will stand in 2004 for a fee of $7,500 at Tom Clark's Rancho San Miguel near San Miguel, Calif., where he will be owned by Rancho San Miguel and the Taylor family's Taylor Made Farm.

  • Canadian Stallion Semi Northern Dead

    Semi Northern, a 25-year-old son of Northern Dancer, died Sept. 1 at Henry and Reta Regelink's Big Curve Acres Farm near Hawkestone, Ontario, Canada.

  • Grade I Winner Ms. Eloise Dead

    Margaret Grimm's grade I winner Ms. Eloise, whose first four foals won or placed in stakes, died Sept. 12 at Nina Hahn's Lochness Farm near Paris, Ky.

  • Gone West's Fee Remains $125,000

    Gone West, whose yearling filly out of Touch of Greatness brought the top price of $3.8 million at the Keeneland September sale, will stand once again for $125,000.

  • Mineshaft, will enter stud in 2004 for a fee of $100,000.

    Lane's End Sets Mineshaft's Fee at $100,000

    Move over Vindication. There's a new leader among the stallions entering stud in 2004. Mineshaft, the leader on the NTRA poll, will begin his stallion career in 2004 for $100,000, twice that of Vindication, last year's champion juvenile male.

  • Valley Crossing to Rockin' River in Iowa

    Fred and Wade Feuring have purchased millionaire Valley Crossing for stallion duty at their Rockin' River Ranch near Winterset, Iowa, and will stand him for $2,500,

  • Halling to stand in Dubai in 2004

    According to a report in the <i>Racing Post</i>, Halling will move to Emirates Stud Farm in Dubai for the 2004 breeding season, where his stud fee will remain at £30,000.

  • Essence of Dubai retired.

    Essence of Dubai to Hartley/De Renzo

    Essence of Dubai, a $2.3-million yearling who was a grade/group II stakes winner in the U.S. and Dubai, has been retired from racing and will stand in 2004 at Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds near Ocala, Fla.

  • MRLS Research Funding Exceeds $2 million; More Needed

    Funding figures from University of Kentucky and non-university sources for research on mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS) were recently made available. The problem is estimated to have cost the horse industry in Kentucky nearly $500 million in 2001 and 2002.

  • Stakes Winner Bop to Legacy in Virginia

    Bop, who set three course records in stakes, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at R. Larry Johnson's Legacy Farm near Bluemont, Va.

  • Claudius to Lucky Six in New Mexico

    Stakes winner Claudius will be relocated to Johnnie Nall's Lucky Six Ranch near Sunland Park in New Mexico, where he will stand for $3,500.

  • Catienus to Move to Highcliff in New York

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey announced that stakes winner Catienus will be relocated to Carl Lizza Jr. and Joseph Bartone's Highcliff Farm near Delanson, N.Y.

  • Capote Colt Tops at Keeneland; Numbers Continue to Soar

    A Capote colt who is a brother to grade II stakes winner and grade I producer She's Tops was purchased by J. L. Gladwell for $700,000 to top Wednesday's session of Keeneland's September Yearling Sale.

  • Impeachment to Cloverleaf Farms II in Florida

    Impeachment, who ran third in the 2000 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), will stand the 2004 season at Cloverleaf Farms II near Reddick, Fla.