Thoroughbred Breeding

Thoroughbred stallion and farm news plus pedigree analysis

Team Block's Ioya Two Retired

Team Block's Ioya Two, who thrilled Thoroughbred racing fans twice last summer at Arlington Park with courageous victories, has been retired and will leave this week for her upcoming career as a broodmare.

Irish National Stud Buys Stake in Medecis

Irish National Stud Buys Stake in Medecis

The Irish National Stud announced that it has purchased an interest in Medecis, a 3-year-old son of Machiavellian. A winner of four of six starts with a pair of seconds, Medecis' last start was a victory in the about one-mile Prix de la Jonchere (Fr-III) at Chantilly on June 17.

Snow Ridge to Padua

Overbrook Farm official Ric Waldman announced that an agreement in principle has been reached with Satish and Anne Sanan's Padua Stables to stand grade I winner Snow Ridge at Padua near Summerfield, Fla.

KTA Sets Meeting for MRLS Loan Applicants

The Kentucky Thoroughbred Association will offer a seminar July 25 to assist breeders in filling out loan applications for funding tied to mare reproductive loss syndrome. The money is available through a federal law enacted in 2001.

Zafonic to Arrowfield in Australia

Zafonic to Arrowfield in Australia

Australia's Arrowfield Stud, which recently lost the services of deceased stallion End Sweep, announced that it will stand the proven sire Zafonic (Gone West – Zaizafon by The Minstrel) in 2002 on behalf of Prince Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms.

End Sweep Dies in Japan

End Sweep Dies in Japan

Champion sire End Sweep was euthanized July 12 at the Shadai Horse Clinic in Japan. The decision of the joint owners representing Australia's Arrowfield Stud and Shadai Stallion Station was made after they were informed by the clinic's head, Dr. Masaaki Tagami, that the 11 year-old horse had "gone down" and could not regain his feet.

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