2016 leading New York sire Freud remains at $10,000
Before entering the breeding shed a race horse needs some re-training, a fertility evaluation, and some time to refocus on his new job and prepare for his first breeding season.
Champion Nyquist continues to recover after undergoing colic surgery Dec. 22 and remains on track to begin the 2017 breeding season on schedule, Darley America chief operating officer Dan Pride said Jan. 5.
The anticipated retirement of multiple Japanese champion Maurice came this week with an announcement that the son of Screen Hero will stand at Shadai Stallion Station.
WinStar Farm's Carpe Diem, a grade 1 winner at both 2 and 3, sired his first reported foal on New Year's Day when a colt was born Sunday at Ocala Stud in Ocala, Fla.
The first reported foal from the initial crop by 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah was born at Brookdale Farm early morning Jan. 3, the family-run operation announced.
Mary Jo Pons, matriarch of Maryland's Country Life Farm and a driving force behind the Radio Reading Network of Maryland, died of natural causes on Monday evening, Jan. 1 at Bright View Assisted Living in Bel Air, Md. She was 87.
Before the close of 2016, owner/breeder Ken Ramsey had hoped to see his name among the top three leading breeders in North America.
Darley's position as the third-leading North American breeder by earnings doesn't give the full picture of how strong the 2016 racing year was for the international operation of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Darby Dan Farm's freshman sire Dialed In held onto the title of leading North American first-crop sire, which he claimed after moving past Lane End's Union Rags in late November.
Texas Red, winner of the 2014 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1), will enter stud at Pope McLean's Crestwood Farm in Lexington for the 2017 season where he will stand for $7,500.
Richard Burton's hombred Cheers to You, a California-bred daughter of freshman sire Santiva, became the stallion's first winner from three starters Dec. 30 when she broke her maiden at Golden Gate Fields.
Few Thoroughbred farms will match the remarkable run Adena Springs has had--and continues to enjoy--in the year-end standings among leading North American breeders.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Breeding, Industry Press Releases, Midwest Region, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
John Engelhardt was appointed executive director of the Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners on Friday, Dec. 30.
The 13-year-old son of Giant's Causeway and Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner was never out of the money in 2008.
Godolphin broodmare Cara Rafaela, the dam of Darley stallion Bernardini, has been euthanized due to the infirmities of old age according to a Dec. 30 release from Darley. She was 23.
Six years ago Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm began implementing a plan to purposefully increase the scope and quality of both its broodmare band and its stallion roster.
A visual look at some of the new stallions for 2017, arranged in alphabetical order.
When Carleigh Fedorka joined the Chesapeake Farm staff in front of a TV to watch a promising homebred earn his first career victory by 13 3/4 lengths in March 2009, she had no idea how deeply she'd eventually be connected to the big gray gelding.
Bob McCreery, breeder of a pair of European classic winners, died Dec. 24, reported Racing Post. He was 86.
Beginning Jan. 1, BloodHorse will update its style for reporting group and graded stakes to conform with the International Cataloguing Standards.
A look at some of the horses named for the holidays.
In open letter to the industry, Jockey Club president James Gagliano calls for support of improved out-of-competition testing rules.
The Pennsylvania Race Horse Development Fund is producing features on people who have benefitted from the millions of fund dollars invested into local economic development, farm expansion, and job creation. Following is the series' second feature.
We looked at the eight stallions in the entire Harlan sire line as well as Storm Cat and Storm Bird and discovered that except for Storm Cat and one descendant of Harlan’s Holiday, this tribe rubs elbows very closely phenotypically.
Stallion Register has chronicled the sire lines through the century
Jess's Dream, a winning 4-year-old son of Horses of the Year Curlin and Rachel Alexandra, has been retired to J. Michael O'Farrell's Ocala Stud in Ocala, Fla., where he'll stand in 2017 for a fee of $5,000 (stands and nurses).
The Pennsylvania Race Horse Development Fund is producing features on people who have benefitted from the millions of fund dollars invested into local economic development, farm expansion, and job creation. Today's feature is on Sandee Martin.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Breeding, Industry Press Releases, International, Breeders' Cup
Powered by victories from Highland Reel (IRE) in the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1), Coolmore Stud has won the John Deere Award as outstanding breeders of the 2016 Breeders' Cup Challenge Series and the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Stonestreet Stable's homebred grade I winner Tara's Tango has been retired to the farm's broodmare band, bloodstock agent John Moynihan confirmed Dec. 20.
Nasrullah and his son, Bold Ruler, dominated the sire list for nearly 20 years
The 2016 Thoroughbred Mares Bred Report shows what stallions North American mares were bred to in 2016 as reported to The Jockey Club. The chart lists all stallions that bred at least one mare.
Laoban, who broke his maiden when he captured the July 30 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) by 1 1/4 lengths, has been retired due to a soft tissue injury and will enter stud at Sequel Stallions in New York, co-owner Mike Moreno said Dec. 14.
- By Alicia Wincze Hughes
- Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Breeding, Bloodstock & Markets, Kentucky
Graded stakes winner Lady Shipman, an Eclipse Award finalist in 2015 for champion female sprinter, has been retired to Taylor Made Farm and will be bred to Coolmore Stud stallion Uncle Mo in 2017.
Hurricane Run, winner of the 2005 Lucien Barriere Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) and Cartier Horse of the Year, has died at the age of 14.
Stallion Register, Global Stallion app hit the streets
Soul Stirring solidified her place atop Japanese racing with a 1 1/4-length score in the Dec. 11 Hanshin Juvenile Fillies (Jpn-I) and became her sire's first grade I winner.
Trainer Jonathan Thomas has found a home at Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Fla., which allows him farm time as well as continued racetrack work.
Thewayyouare, sire of 2014 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) runner-up Toast of New York, has moved from Coolmore Stud to Haras de Corlay for the 2017 breeding season.
Keane Stud near Amenia, N.Y. has announced the fees for its entire 2017 stallion roster, which again will be headed up by Frost Giant, the state's leading sire of 2-year-olds.
Dutchess Views Farm near Pine Plains, New York has announced the 2017 fees for its roster of stallions, which includes two of this year's leading New York sires, Big Brown and Bellamy Road.
Firing Line, who won the 2015 Sunland Derby (gr. III) by 14 1/4 lengths and was runner-up to American Pharoah in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will enter stud at Crestwood Farm near Lexington in 2017.
Halo is still exerting an influence on four continents through just two sons.
Trainer Jesus Mendoza took out his winning ticket to show he believed in his filly, no matter what her price was on the Los Alamitos Race Course tote Dec. 8.
Peace and Justice, a three-time winning miler by War Front, will stand at Diamond B Farm in Pennsylvania for 2017, according to agent Steve Young.
Keeneland has cataloged 1,892 horses for its 2017 January horses of all ages sale, to be held Jan. 9-13 in Lexington.
BloodHorse and Weatherbys announced today they have jointly developed a free Global Stallions app that is now available for Apple and Android phones and tablets.
Northwest Stud of Ocala, Fla., announced the 2017 fees for its roster of stallions, which includes Gone Astray, Duke of Mischief, and Wrote.
On a cold day in early December D. Wayne Lukas made the 1 1/2-hour trip from Louisville, Ky. to Georgetown to catch up with the son of Summer Squall that he'd saddled to a surprise victory in the 1999 Kentucky Derby (gr. I).
In terms of an emerging force as a broodmare sire, 2016 season has been the year of the kid: Lemon Drop Kid, that is.
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