Holiday Thunder, a graded stakes-placed son of Thunder Gulch, enters stud at William Schettine's Signature Stallions.
Shooter, a graded stakes winner as a 2-year-old, will enter stud at Weatherly Horse Farms near Anthony, N.M.
The first reported foal sired by millionaire and grade I winner Aptitude is a filly born Jan. 10
Kentucky's leadership role in breeding excellence may be slipping and too many of the state's legislators fail to understand the importance of the state's Thoroughbred industry, how it works, and who it represents.
Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm announced the arrival of Albert the Great's first foal, a bay colt out of Bessiepunkindo (by Lion d'Or).
The first foal by grade II winner Broken Vow arrived Jan. 11 at Carter Thornton's Threave Main Stud
The first reported foal sired by Irish champion Black Minnaloushe was born Jan. 2 at Dr. Tony Ryan's Castleton Lyons Farm
Pensioned broodmare Illiterate, whose son Alphabet Soup beat Cigar in the 1996 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), died Jan. 9 at age 31
A successful senior business person, with an extensive record in running high-profile companies and a strong interest in horses and breeding, is being sought to be the new chairman of Britain's National Stud which occupies 500 acres in Newmarket, England.
Seattle Slew was bred to only nine mares prior to his death last May, and one them, Plaintiff, produced a filly Jan. 9.
Breeders of the winning 2002 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships races were honored Jan. 12 by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association/Breeders' Cup and the Thoroughbred Club at a dinner held at Keeneland Race Course.
Graded stakes winner Rob's Spirit will stand at Allevamento Ri.Ma. outside of Rome
Grade I winner Cindy's Hero and Secret Status produced their first foals within a day of each other
Joseph Graffeo announced that his millionaire racemare Two Item Limit has been retired from racing
Grade II winner Star of the Crop has arrived at Clinton and Georgie Stuart's Shea 'D' Rae Ranch
Three-year-old Devious, whose millionaire dam, Inside Information, was 1995 champion older female, will enter stud at Kim Williams' Fair Winds Farm
Stakes-placed Lord Charmer has been relocated to Cal Fischer's Madera Thoroughbreds near Madera, Calif.
Sunday Silence once again topped both the general and 2-year-old sires lists in Japan
Habibti, a two-time grade I winner at two and an Eclipse Award runner-up, has been retired from racing
Graded stakes winner Deep Gold will enter stud at Dr. Truman Smith's Mesa Vista Stud near Raton, N.M.
Max's Pal, a multiple stakes winner who earned $728,896, has arrived for stallion duty at Roy Lerman's Lambholm South near Reddick, Fla.
Pleasant Colony, who won the 1981 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), died Dec. 31 of natural causes in his paddock at George Grayson's Blue Ridge Farm near Upperville, Va.
Owners and breeders must attempt to name foals of 2001 by Feb. 1 to avoid a $50 late fee, The Jockey Club said.
Old Trieste, a graded stakes winner who earned $847,944, was euthanized Jan. 2 due to acute laminitis.
Seattle Dancer, a half-brother to champion Seattle Slew who sold for a record $13.1 million as a yearling, has been purchased by a German syndicate for stallion duty at Gestut Auenquelle
Forty Niner left behind more than just memories of his dominating racing days before heading to Japan to continue his stallion career. The champion son of Mr. Prospector left behind a slew of sons who are making a mark on North America's sire lists. Four of the top 20 first-crop stallions by progeny earnings in 2002, including the runner-up, Distorted Humor, are sons of Forty Niner.
The 2002 pasture-monitoring program for mare reproductive loss syndrome produced key information about Kentucky's pastures, but tests will continue in 2003 as a definitive cause for the syndrome is sought.
Millionaire Tout Charmant, who was returned to training this year after coming up barren to Storm Cat, has been retired
Florida stallion Tactical Advantage, whose runners have earned $2.5 million this year, was euthanized Dec. 26 because of neurological problems
Breeders' prizes in Britain will be worth 30% more in 2003 after the Levy Board decided to allocate £2,400,000, an increase of £565,000 over the amount budgeted for this year.
Irish classic winner Gossamer has been retired from racing, according to the Racing Post.
Grade II stakes-placed Othello has arrived at David Lovlie's Winsome Acres near Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Canada
Graded stakes winner Rock Point, who ran third in the 1989 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), has been relocated to Mr. and Mrs. Bernard S. Jones' Smallwood Farm near Crozet, Va.
Stakes-placed Pappy's Halo will enter stud for owner Ed Marcello at Briar Hill Farm near Rehoboth, Mass.
By Ray Paulick -- Creative breeders are continuing to explore new ways to promote their stallions.
The relative strengths of the breeding industries in the main European countries can be partially gauged by looking at the level of stallion contributions to the European Breeders' Fund in 2002.
Critical Eye reached millionaire status in closing out her career with a victory in the Dec. 21 Ladies Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct
Secret Hello, who was Virginia's leading sire in 1999, was euthanized because of complications from a chronic neurological disease.
U.S. millionaires Golden Pheasant and Tight Spot will take up stallion duty in China
Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Red Bullet will enter stud at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs South
Stormy Atlantic, who ranks ninth on the leading first-crop list by progeny earnings, will be relocated to John G. Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington
Undefeated Cardinal Concern, whose two wins came at Belmont Park, will stand at Frank Stella's Delehanty Stock Farm near Amenia, N.Y.
Graded stakes-placed Kettle Won, whose dam is a half-sister to champion sprinter Safely Kept, will enter stud at Stuart and Anita Subotnick's Anstu Farm near Millbrook, N.Y.
Cynthia Knight's Dat You Miz Blue, who beat champion Xtra Heat in the Dec. 14 Garland of Roses Handicap at Aqueduct, has been retired from racing
Mid-gestation abortions have generated concern in Central Kentucky, but according to officials, the 50 fetuses received in the last five months by Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center in Lexington do not represent a significant increase over past years.
The second-place finisher in the 2000 Breeders' Cup Juvenile, Platinum Tiara will be bred to A.P. Indy in 2003.
Grade I winner Miner's Mark will stand the 2003 season at Dr. William Solomon's Pin Oak Lane Farm (Pennsylvania Division) near New Freedom
Horse of the Year Conquistador Cielo, who won the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) and Belmont Stakes (gr. I) in less than a week and was syndicated for a record $36.4 million, has been euthanized
Phone the King, who placed in stakes at three different tracks, will enter stud at Jerry and Michelle Straw's Superstition Farm near Carlisle, Ky.
The number of 2002 foals nominated to the Breeders' Cup program is down 8% from last year, largely due to mare reproductive loss syndrome, which resulted in the loss of nearly 20% of the pregnancies of Kentucky-based mares when it swept through the region in the spring of 2001.
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