Thoroughbred Breeding

Thoroughbred stallion and farm news plus pedigree analysis

Millionaire Val Royal to South Africa

Millionaire Val Royal, winner of last year's Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) in stakes-record time of 1:32.05, has been purchased from David Milch by a partnership that includes Lionel Cohen and Newsells Park Stud owner Andreas Jacobs.

A P Valentine on the Way to Fatherhood

A P Valentine, who was sent to reproductive specialist Dr. Phillip McCarthy after being yanked from stallion duty at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., earlier this year, impregnated the first mare he was bred to at McCarthy's Watercress Farm near Lexington.

Galileo to Shuttle to Australia

Coolmore's Galileo, who won last year's group I English and Irish Derbys and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes, will shuttle to Coolmore Australia for the Southern Hemisphere season.

Kentucky Champions Honored

Prince Ahmed Salman, who won two-thirds of the 2001 Triple Crown with subsequent Horse of the Year Point Given, registered a hat trick at the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders luncheon scheduled for April 24 at Keeneland.

First Winner for Distorted Humor

First crop sire Distorted Humor was represented by his first winner as a sire when his first starter, Awesome Humor, went wire-to-wire to earn a neck-length win in a 4 1/2-furlong maiden race at Keeneland Thursday.

White, Just Like Mom

White, Just Like Mom

Patchen Beauty, the rare white Thoroughbred mare who garnered a lot of attention when she competed on the Kentucky circuit in the mid-1990s, produced a white colt on April 5 at Warren Rosenthal's Patchen Wilkes Farm near Lexington, Ky.

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