Thoroughbred Breeding

Thoroughbred stallion and farm news plus pedigree analysis

  • Claudius' First Winner

    Graded stakes winner Claudius was represented by his first winner when his son Hi Teck Man won June 21

  • Deceased stallion Chester House.

    Millionaire Chester House Succumbs to Cancer

    Millionaire Chester House, a half-brother to 2003 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Empire Maker and one of five stakes winners from his dam, was euthanized June 28.

  • AI, Stallion Book Size Among Topics at Conference

    Artificial insemination and stallion book size were among the more controversial topics discussed as university professors from across the United States, Great Britain, Australia, and Israel gathered in Louisville, Ky., June 25-28 for the third International Equine Industry Program Academic Conference.

  • Old Age Claims Foundation Mare Stick to Beauty

    Stick to Beauty, the dam of 1982 champion sprinter Gold Beauty and the foundation mare of the late Georgia Hofmann's Wycombe House Stud, was euthanized Friday morning at Taylor Made Farm due to the infirmities of old age. The venerable broodmare was 30-years-old.

  • Mister Baileys, circa 1995.

    Mister Baileys Found to Be Infertile

    English classic winner Mister Baileys, who stood first at Vinery in Kentucky before being purchased to stand in Europe, has been found to now be infertile, <i>The Racing Post</i> reported.

  • Deceased stallion Spectacular Bid.

    Spectacular Bid: How Good a Stallion?

    Although deceased Spectacular Bid closed out his career away from all the glamour he experienced early on in Central Kentucky, the four-time champion might have accomplished enough in some categories to be given a passing grade as a stallion.

  • First Winner for Claudius

    Texas stallion Claudius scored his first winner from his first starter when Hi Teck Man posted his first win in his second career start in a 4 1/2 furlong maiden special weight contest on June 21 at Ruidoso Downs.

  • Pedigree Rules in Breeding a Winner

    Pedigree and conformation experts espoused various breeding theories and stated what is wrong with modern bloodstock practices during a panel discussion at the Thoroughbred International Exposition Conference on prioritizing between pedigree, conformation and performance.

  • Sky Mesa to stand at Three Chimneys.

    Sky Mesa to Stand at Three Chimneys

    John C. Oxley announced today that he has entered into an agreement to stand his grade I winner Sky Mesa at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm

  • Real Quiet's First Winner

    Champion Real Quiet, winner of the 1998 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), was represented by his first winner

  • New York Farms Unite in Breeding Venture

    New York farms Questroyal Stud, Silvernails Farm, and Dutchess Views Farm announced a plan to stand stallions at the newly conceived Metropolitan Stud

  • Lido Palace, to stand at Lambholm South.

    Lido Palace to Lambholm South

    Lido Palace, Chilean Triple Crown winner, Horse of the Year, and multiple grade I winner in the United States, will stand at stud beginning in 2004 at Roy Lerman's Lambholm South near Ocala, Fla.

  • Classic Winners Coastal, Aloma's Ruler Pensioned

    Coastal, who ended the 1979 Triple Crown quest of Spectacular Bid in winning the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), and 1982 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Aloma's Ruler have been pensioned

  • Accelerator's First Winner

    Graded stakes winner Accelerator was represented by his first winner when his daughter Hop On It won June 14

  • King of the Heap's First Winner

    Grade I winner King of the Heap was represented by his first winner when his daughter, High On Luck, won June 15

  • Diamond's First Winner

    Stakes winner Diamond was represented by his first winner when his daughter, True Gem, won June 11

  • Belmont Winner's Pedigree: Breeding Empire

    Empire Maker, the colt that was supposed to win the 1 1/4-mile Kentucky Derby (gr. I) because of his pedigree, instead won the 1 1/2-mile Belmont Stakes (gr. I) because of his pedigree. That's a lot of pedigree for one horse, even for one from the vast international breeding empire of Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms.

  • Jockey Club Makes Web Sites More User-Friendly

    The Jockey Club has re-designed both its corporate home page and the Registry web site in order to give visitors a better understanding of the organization and its family of companies and to simplify the manner in which owners and breeders perform registration-related functions online.

  • West Nile Vaccine: Adverse Effects in Mares?

    Based on their experiences, top veterinarians dispute a published report alleging that the West Nile virus vaccine might have caused abortions and deformed foals.

  • Hennessy, represented by first Aussie classic winner.

    Hennessy Gets First Australian Group I Classic Winner

    It was no great surprise that Half Hennessy supplied the first group I classic win for his sire in the $500,000 (Australian funds) Queensland Derby (Aust-I) on June 7. It was the manner in which he dispatched his 13 rivals that provided the shock.

  • Doneraile Court's First Winner

    Graded stakes winner Doneraile Court was represented by his first winner when his son Jazzy Jay won at five furlongs

  • Toussaud, the Dam of Empire Maker, Top Kentucky Broodmare

    Juddmonte Farms' Toussaud, the 14-year-old daughter of El Gran Senor who produced Belmont Stakes winner Empire Maker, was honored as Broodmare of the Year by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association earlier this year.

  • Distorted Humor&#39;s stud value soaring with success of first crop runners.

    Distorted Humor Share Sold For $450,000

    Since Funny Cide is a gelding, the obvious winner on the breeding side of things is his sire, Distorted Humor. At least one person has already cashed in. WinStar Farm, where Distorted Humor stands, bought a share from Joseph Federico for $450,000.

  • Xtra Heat in Foal on One Cover

    Champion Xtra Heat, who was bought privately by S. David Plummer and partners' ClassicStar last November for $1.5 million, has been pronounced in foal to leading sire Gone West.

  • Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem.

    War Emblem Taken Over by Insurance Firms

    Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem, who experienced difficulties at the Yoshida family's Shadai Stallion Station during his first season at stud this year, has been transferred to the insurance companies.

  • First Winner for Rubiyat

    Grade II stakes-placed Rubiyat was represented by his first winner when his son Rubi Echo won June 1