Thoroughbred Breeding

Thoroughbred stallion and farm news plus pedigree analysis

  • 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.

  • Pilsudski,Tikkanen to Europe

    Pilsudski and Tikkanen, a pair of Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winners in the 1990s who were sent to Japan for stallion duty, will be testing their siring skills on the Irish mainland.

  • Central Kentucky Stallion Sandpit Dead

    Central Kentucky stallion Sandpit, a champion in his native Brazil and a multiple grade I turf winner in the U.S., succumbed to a liver disease and a cancerous tumor Sept. 4.

  • First Stakes Winner for Claudius

    Graded stakes winner Claudius was represented by his first stakes winner when his son Hi Teck Man won the Sept. 1 Ruidoso Thoroughbred Futurity

  • First Winner for Stakes Winner Flying With Eagles

    Stakes winner Flying With Eagles sired his first winner, Sept. 7, when Skyrider won at 5 <i>1/2</i> furlongs in 1:04.20 at Emerald Downs as a homebred for David and Jill Heerensperger.

  • David Copperfield Retired to Hopewell

    David Copperfield, a grade III turf winner who has not started this year, has been retired and will stand in 2004 at Rick Trontz' Hopewell Farm near Midway, Ky. No stud fee was announced for the 6-year-old son of Halo.

  • Breeders Honored; Call to Save 'Challenge' Issued

    Breeders from the United States and Canada were honored Sept. 5 during a luncheon that included a call for the industry to get behind efforts to restore the NTRA Great State Challenge to the racing calendar for 2004.

  • Deceased stallion Allen&#39;s Prospect.

    Maryland Stallion Allen's Prospect Euthanized

    Allen's Prospect, sire of 57 stakes winners and a hallmark of consistency, was euthanized Wednesday, Sept. 3, at age 21 following surgery at New Bolton Center in Pennsylvania for removal of a tumor under his jaw.

  • California Stallion Fighting Fit Pensioned

    Ballena Vista Farm has pensioned millionaire Fighting Fit from stallion duty. The decision was made after the 23 year-old son of Full Pocket showed signs of acute joint arthritis during the 2003 breeding season.

  • Grade II Winner Seeking Daylight Retired

    Edward Evans' homebred grade II winner Seeking Daylight has been retired from racing and will be sent from trainer Mark Hennig's New York barn to the owner's Spring Hill Farm near Casanova, Va.

  • Prominent International Sire Grand Lodge Injured

    Grand Lodge, sire of such European standouts as champions Grandera and Sinndar, will undergo surgery at Scone Veterinary Clinic after injuring a knee in a paddock accident at Woodlands Stud in New South Wales, Australia.

  • Harlan&#39;s Holiday, retired to Airdrie Stud.

    Harlan's Holiday Retired to Stud at Airdrie

    Harlan's Holiday, a three-time grade I winner and earner of $3,632,664, has been retired and will enter stud at Brereton C. Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky. for a 2004 fee of $17,500.

  • Grade II Winner Dr. Brendler Retired

    Grade II winner Dr. Brendler has been retired from racing after coming out of the Aug. 9 Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap (gr. IT) at Saratoga with a torn suspensory ligament.

  • Fabuleux Jane, Arazi's Granddam, Dead

    Fabuleux Jane, granddam of international champion Arazi and dam of grade I turf winner Joyeux Danseur, died Aug. 18 at Graham J. Beck's Gainesway Farm near Lexington because of the infirmities of old age.

  • Indian Danehill Switches Shuttle Location

    A late switch has seen Indian Danehill redirected to Java Lodge in the Waikato, rather than complete his second southern season at Lindsay Park. Danehill's Irish-bred French group I winner arrived at the Waikato farm of Jo and Ross Mackie at 9.30 p.m. Aug. 26.

  • Carson Hollow, died following colic surgery.

    Grade I Winner Carson Hollow Dead

    Grade I winner Carson Hollow, a three-time New York champion of 2002 for Frank Stronach and partners, died Aug. 25 following colic surgery at Ontario Veterinary College in Canada,

  • Graded Winner Sea of Showers Retired

    Graded stakes winner Sea of Showers was retired because of a throat problem following her last-place effort in the Aug. 23 Ballston Spa Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Saratoga

  • Fair Grounds Renames Stake to Honor Late Racing Official

    Fair Grounds racecourse is renaming the $500,000 Explosive Bid Handicap (gr. II), to be run on March 21, 2004, to the Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap, in honor of the track's late director of racing and racing secretary.

  • Champion Vindication Starting at $50,000

    Vindication, the unbeaten champion 2-year-old male of 2002 whose retirement from racing was announced earlier this month, will begin his stallion career for $50,000 live foal, a full $10,000 more than what freshman leader Came Home commanded during the 2003 season.