Thoroughbred Breeding

Thoroughbred stallion and farm news plus pedigree analysis

  • Grade II Winner She's a Devil Due Dead

    She's a Devil Due, a grade II winner at Keeneland who placed in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), was euthanized Dec. 4 because of complications from colic.

  • Outofthebox to Ocala Stud in Florida

    Grade I winner Outofthebox, who covered 104 mares at Richard Simon's Sez Who Thoroughbreds near Ocala, Fla., in 2003 in his first season at stud, will be relocated to Michael O'Farrell's Ocala Stud Farm.

  • Spoken Fur, winning the Mother Goose.

    Grade I Winner Spoken Fur Retired

    Spoken Fur, who developed into one of the year's top 3-year-old fillies for Amerman Racing Stables and trainer Bobby Frankel, has been retired from racing.

  • Political Whit to Peach Lane in Louisiana

    Texas champion Political Whit, who won or placed in 16 stakes from 23 career starts, will stand the 2004 season at Peach Lane Farms near Opelousas, La.

  • Millionaire Mandy's Gold Retired

    John Gorham of Steeplechase Farm announced that grade I-winning millionaire Mandy's Gold has been retired to Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky.

  • Illinois' Leading Sire on the Move

    Unreal Zeal, who appears headed for his third consecutive leading sire title in Illinois, will stand in 2004 at Harvey and Nancy Vanier's Fairberry Farm near Waterloo.

  • Sharkey to Rockin' River in Iowa

    Sharkey, whose three stakes winners have all won at Prairie Meadows, has been relocated to Fred and Wade Feuring's Rockin' River Ranch near Winterset, Iowa.

  • Uruguay's Maronas Gets Black Type Approval

    Maroñas racetrack in Uruguay has been granted approval for entry into part two of the International Cataloguing Standards and International Statistics beginning in 2004.

  • Hunting Hard to McMaster in Michigan

    Eleven-year-old Hunting Hard, a full brother to champion Heavenly Prize, will stand the 2004 season at Rolland and Marilyn McMaster's McMaster Farm near Fenton, Mich.

  • Count the Time to Le Mesa in Louisiana

    Count the Time, sire of graded stakes winner Fiesty Countess and three 2003 stakes winners, has been relocated to Le Mesa Stallions near Carencro, La.

  • Grade II Winner Century City to Wintergreen in Kentucky

    Wintergreen Stallion Station announced that grade II winner Century City, who ran third in the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) in what was his last start, has been retired and will enter stud for a fee of $12,500 live foal.

  • Ipi Tombe Going to Sadler's Wells

    International star Ipi Tombe, whom many thought would be bred to Storm Cat next year, instead will be bred to Sadler's Wells at Coolmore Stud in Ireland.

  • Awesome Humor Retired With Injury

    WinStar Farm's Awesome Humor, one of the nation's top 3-year-old fillies, has been knocked out of Saturday's $300,000-added Falls City Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs by injury and has been retired from racing.

  • Canaveral to McClintock in Iowa

    Stakes winner Canaveral has been relocated to McClintock Equine Station near Centerville, Iowa, from Wafare Farm near Midway, Ky.

  • Capote Pensioned Over Health Concerns

    Three Chimneys stallion Capote has been pensioned because of a combination of fertility and neurological problems, Three Chimneys owner and syndicate manager Robert Clay said Tuesday.

  • Claudius to A & A in New Mexico

    Graded stakes winner Claudius, whose 2-year-old son Hi Teck Man is a two-time stakes winner this year, will stand the 2004 season at Fred Alexander's A & A Ranch near Anthony, N.M.

  • A. P. Delta to Ryder's in Louisiana

    A son of A.P. Indy and a full brother to two stakes winners, A. P. Delta has been purchased for stud duty at Firal Ryder's Ryder's River Ridge Farm near Natchitoches, La.

  • Training Setback Forces Ipi Tombe to Retire

    South African import Ipi Tombe, who became an international racing star early this year with a trio of dominating victories in Dubai, has been retired from racing after a training setback that would have kept her from a return trip to Dubai.

  • Najran to Stand at Hopewell Farm

    Najran, who earlier this year equaled an American record for a mile on dirt, will stand in 2004 at Rick Trontz' Hopewell Farm near Midway, Ky. He will stand for $7,500.

  • Zabeel's Dam, Lady Giselle, Dead

    Lady Giselle, the dam of Australian super sire Zabeel, has died at Arrowfield Stud in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales.

  • Turkoman to Mira Loma in California

    Champion Turkoman, whose runners have earned $23 million, has arrived at Mira Loma Thoroughbred Farm near Mira Loma, Calif.

  • Denon, will race for new owner in Japan Cup.

    Fusao Sekiguchi Buys Millionaire Denon for Japan Cup

    Japanese owner Fusao Sekiguchi purchased the entire interest in millionaire Denon from Edmund Gann and the Niarchos family's Flaxman Stable and plans to run him in the Nov. 30 Japan Cup (Jpn-I).

  • Gotham City to Applebite in California

    Gotham City, who showed record speed at the 2000 Barretts March sale of 2-year-olds in training, has joined the stallion roster at Joan Rogers' Applebite Farms near French Camp, Calif.

  • Miesque's Son To Stand in France

    Three Chimneys Farm owner Robert N. Clay, syndicate manager of Miesque's Son, announced the sale of the 11-year-old son of Mr. Prospector to Societe d'Exploitation des Haras for stallion duty in France.

  • Epsom Oaks Winner Casual Look Retired

    William S. Farish's Casual Look, winner of the classic Vodaphone Epsom Oaks (Eng-I) in 2003, has been retired from racing and is scheduled to join the broodmare band at Farish's Lane's End Farm in Versailles, Ky.

  • Maktoum's Touch of the Blues Retired

    Touch of the Blues, a 6-year-old horse who finished second in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) last month, has been retired, trainer Neil Drysdale reported Friday from Hollywood Park.

  • Mongoose to Signature Stallions in Florida

    John Sikura of Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington has announced that Mongoose, the Grade I-winning son of perennial leading sire Broad Brush, who stood the 2003 season at Hill 'n' Dale, will be moved to Florida to stand the 2004 breeding season at William Schettine's Signature Stallions near Reddick, Fla.

  • Soul of the Matter Returning to the U.S.

    Soul of the Matter, who has stood his entire seven-year stud career at the Breeders Stallion Station in Japan, returns to the U.S. for the 2004 breeding season at Ernest Auerbach's E. A. Ranches near Santa Ysabel, Calif.

  • Country Life Adds Parker's Storm Cat

    Filling the void left when his half-brother Malibu Moon was recently moved to Castleton Lyons Farm near Lexington, Parker's Storm Cat will enter stud in 2004 at the Pons family's Country Life Farm near Bel Air, Md. The son of Storm Cat's fee will be $3,000.

  • Conscience Clear Relocating to Florida

    Stakes-placed Conscience Clear will be relocated for the 2004 breeding season to Martin Stables South near Reddick, Fla. He will stand for $2,500.

  • Wild Deputy Moving to New Mexico

    Wild Deputy has been relocated for the 2004 breeding season from Valley Creek Farm in California to Weatherly Horse Farm near Anthony, N.M. His fee will remain $2,500.

  • Entepreneur to Liberty Stud

    Entepreneur, a 6-year-old son of Cure the Blues who stood his first season at stud last year at The Stallion Park, will relocate to Liberty Stud near Ghent, N.Y. for the 2004 breeding season. His fee will be $1,500 live foal.

  • Horse of the Year All Along Pensioned

    Alec Wildenstein's All Along, the 1983 Horse of the Year, has been pensioned. The 24-year-old mare is at Three Chimneys Farm near Lexington.

  • Irgun to Three Way Farm in Illinois

    Irgun, a 12-year-old son of Sunny's Halo, will stand the 2004 breeding season at Three Way Farm near Nashville, Ill. The grade I winner previous stood at John T.L. Jones' Walmac International near Lexington. His 2004 stud fee will be $1,250 live foal.

  • Ky. Legislators: Sales Tax Must Go and Purses Need to be Increased

    A bloodstock agent, a trainer, and an auction company representative told Kentucky legislators during a Nov.12 subcommittee hearing at the state capitol that the 6% sales tax charged to Kentucky residents on horse purchases should be repealed and that purses distributed at Kentucky racetracks needs to grow along with other states if Kentucky expects to remain the central point of the Thoroughbred industry.