Thoroughbred Breeding

Thoroughbred stallion and farm news plus pedigree analysis

  • Sunday Silence Still Tops

    Sunday Silence, who topped the Japanese leading sire list by progeny earnings from 1995 to 2000, is steam rolling toward another title.

  • Confessional Retired, To Maria's Mon in 2002

    Josephine Abercrombie's homebred Confessional won Keeneland's A.P. Indy Stakes on Saturday and retired to her birthplace on Sunday. Abercrombie owns Pin Oak Stud near Versailles, Ky., where Confessional is scheduled to be bred to Maria's Mon in 2002.

  • Millionaire Mutamam Purchased By National Stud

    Millionaire Mutamam, whose victory in the Sept. 30 Canadian International Stakes (Can-IT) set him up nicely for his farewell race in the Oct. 27 World Thoroughbred Championships Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), will enter stud at the National Stud in Newmarket, England.

  • Claiborne Farm stallion Unbridled.

    Unbridled Returns to Claiborne Farm

    Unbridled returned to the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., at noon today, having been given the go-ahead by veterinarians at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee veterinary clinic. He has made steady progress from two surgeries, the first to remove a mass which proved to be benign, the second to repair a hole at the resection point.

  • Farm Aid Bill Passes House; Includes MRLS Assistance

    Financial and legislative endeavors tied to mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS) continue in Kentucky, while in Washington D.C. the farm aid bill, which includes some assistance for people impacted by foal loss and also designates the horse as livestock, passed the House Oct. 4.

  • Fantastic Light to Dalham Hall

    Godolphin millionaire Fantastic Light will retire to stud at Sheikh Mohammed's Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket, England, following an appearance in the Oct. 27 World Thoroughbred Championships Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

  • Lexicon to Stand at Meadowbrook

    Grade II winner Lexicon will stand the 2002 breeding season at Barbara and David LaCroix' Meadowbrook Farms of the Ocala Jockey Club near Ocala, Florida

  • Claiborne Farm stallion Unbridled.

    Unbridled Stronger, Recovery Progresses

    Claiborne Farm stallion Unbridled has made steady progress this week from two surgeries, the first to remove a mass which proved to be benign, the second to repair a hole near the bowel resection point. Claiborne manager Gus Koch said Thursday morning Unbridled "has overcome a lot of problems, is bright, and much stronger."

  • Appealing Skier Moving to Maryland

    Appealing Skier, whose first crop are juveniles of this year, will stand in 2002 at Ron and Carolyn Green's Green Willow Farm near Westminster, Md.

  • Birdonthewire, Friendly Lover to Adena South

    Two Adena Springs stallions will return to the operation's Ocala, Fla., farm for the 2002 breeding season. Birdonthewire (Proud Birdie -- Silk and Wrapper, by Jontilla), who stood at Adena Springs in Canada the past two years, will stand for $3,000. He is the sire of four crops of racing age and is represented by five stakes winners. He stood at the Florida farm from 1996 to 1999.<br>Friendly Lover (Cutlass -- Glide Along, by Great Above) has two crops of racing age and has sired four stakes winners. He stood at Adena Spring's Kentucky farm this year and will stand for $5,000. He stood at the Florida farm from 1997-2000. Adena Springs is owned by Frank Stronach.

  • Point Given, arriving at Three Chimneys Farm

    New Terms Offered in Point Given Shares

    Thoroughbred breeders are being offered a different deal on shares in Point Given than they were when it was announced two weeks earlier that he would enter stud in 2002 at Robert Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky.

  • Blue Grass Winner Halory Hunter Moving to Iowa

    Halory Hunter, who won the 1998 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. II) for the Celtic Pride Stable of basketball coach Rick Pitino, is being moved for the 2002 breeding season from William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm in Versailles, Ky., to Wade and Fred Feuring's Rockin River Ranch in Winterset, Iowa.

  • Generous to Stand Northern Season at Plantation Stud

    Generous, who was purchased recently by Glenmorgan Farm in New Zealand from the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders' Association (JBBA), will stand the Northern Hemisphere season at Plantation Stud in England.

  • Claiborne Farm stallion Unbridled.

    Unbridled Has 'Rocky' Weekend in Recovery

    Claiborne Farm manager Gus Koch said Unbridled, who underwent two surgeries within a week, had a "rocky" weekend but is a good patient who is battling hard to recover from his operations and subsequent complications.

  • Texas Revamps Stallion Stakes Series for 2002

    They say everything is bigger in Texas, and judging from the size of the 2002 Texas Stallion Stakes Series, the saying is accurate. The retooled series for colts and fillies will be worth a total of $1 million in purse money.

  • Agnes World to Stand in England

    Agnes World, who stood his first season this year in Japan and is now standing the Southern Hemisphere season in Australia, will stand in 2002 at Dalham Hall Stud in England.

  • Claiborne Farm stallion Unbridled

    Unbridled Has Rocky Weekend in Recovery

    Claiborne Farm manager Gus Koch said Unbridled, who underwent two surgeries within a week, had a "rocky" weekend but is a good patient who is battling hard to recover from his operations and subsequent complications.

  • Groovy Pensioned

    Groovy, a champion sprinter who has sired 18 stakes winners, has been pensioned at Kenny Troutt and Bill Casner's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky.

  • Cloud Hopping to Wycombe

    Cloud Hopping, a 4-year-old son of Mr. Prospector, will enter stud at Sean and Barbara Kelly's Wycombe House Stud near Reddick, Fla.

  • Ecton Park's Fee Set at $15,000

    John Greely IV and C. Beau Greely, owners of Wintergreen Stallion Station near Midway, Ky., announced Wednesday that the first-year stud fee for Ecton Park will be $15,000 live foal, payable Nov. 1.

  • Gold Legend to Texas

    Gold Legend will move to Clarence and Dorothy Scharbauer's Valor Farm near Pilot Point, Texas, for the 2002 breeding season.

  • Unbridled

    No Cancer Found in Unbridled

    Claiborne Farm stallion Unbridled was given a clean bill of health by the University of Kentucky Diagnostic Lab.

  • Jonabell Farm Sale To Close Oct. 1; Land Will Get a Rest

    Sheikh Mohammed's first order of business as owner of Jonabell Farm in Lexington will be to "give the land a rest," according to his chief bloodstock adviser John Ferguson. The sheikh's purchase of the 790-acre farm is scheduled to close Oct. 1.

  • Open Forum to Huisache in Texas

    Open Forum, who ranks second on the first-crop sire list by progeny earnings, will be relocated to William S. Farish's Huisache Farm near Hempstead, Texas, where he will stand for $7,500 live foal.

  • Came Home, right, outruns Mayakovsky in the Hopeful.

    Lane's End Purchases Interest in Came Home

    John Toffan and Trudy McCaffery's undefeated 2-year-old Came Home will stand at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., when he retires from racing, the nursery announced Friday. Came Home has won all three of his starts, including the Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, where he recorded the fastest time since the race was changed to seven furlongs in 1994.

  • Keeneland November Sale Features 4,116 Lots

    Keeneland announced Friday it will catalog 4,116 lots -- 4,115 horses and one stallion share -- for the upcoming November Breeding Stock Sale. Last year Keeneland cataloged 5,111 lots. The decrease for this year is due to the mare reproductive loss syndrome that struck Kentucky farms last winter/spring.

  • Claiborne Farm stallion Unbridled.

    Unbridled Has Mass Removed From Abdomen

    Unbridled, the 15th leading sire of 2001 by progeny earnings, had surgery Friday morning to remove a "tumor like mass" from his abdomen. A pathology report is due from the University of Kentucky Diagnostic Lab on Sept. 24.

  • Research Expands on Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome

    The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and the Commonwealth of Kentucky held a press conference late Sept. 20 to announce that they are splitting the cost of bringing in expert help to look at all of the health problems seen in Kentucky this spring. A team headed by Dr. Noah Cohen of Texas A&M University will look at not only records of aborted fetuses and dead foals sent to the Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center, but also at records from the two large referral equine practices in Central Kentucky and private practitioners.

  • Urgent Request to Rancho San Miguel

    Millionaire Urgent Request, whose son Rainman's Request won the Sept. 20 Gateway to Glory Stakes for 2-year-olds at Fairplex Park, will stand the 2002 breeding season at Tom and Nancy Clark's Rancho San Miguel near San Miguel, Calif.

  • Trippi, in his 2000 Tom Fool victory.

    Change of Plans: Trippi to Ocala Stud

    Grade I winner Trippi, who was scheduled to stand the 2002 breeding season at Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington, instead will begin his stallion career at J. Michael O'Farrell's Ocala Stud Farm near Ocala, Fla.

  • Dare and Go To Pennsylvania

    Millionaire Dare and Go, who ended Cigar's 16-race win streak, will stand the 2002 season at Dr. William Solomon's Pin Oak Lane Farm near New Freedom, Pa.

  • Recommendations Forthcoming From Mare Reproductive Loss Survey

    The survey of 133 Central Kentucky farms was designed to identify risk factors, not causes, of mare reproductive loss syndrome, said Dr. Roberta Dwyer of the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center. As a result of the survey, a list of recommendations will be put forth in the next four to six weeks to help farm managers avoid risk factors in the future.

  • Point Given, arriving at Three Chimneys Farm.

    Point Given Arrives at Three Chimneys

    Point Given, leading candidate for Horse of the Year honors, arrived at Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky. at noon on Sunday, Sept. 16. The 3-year-old colt will stand his first season at stud at Three Chimneys in 2002.

  • Torrential to Brazil

    French group I winner Torrential has been sold to a syndicate of Brazilian breeders and will take up stallion duty at Afonso Burlamaqui's Haras Santa Rita da Serra, Tijucas do Sul, in the state of Parana, Brazil

  • Golden Gear to Wycombe House in Florida

    Sean and Barbara Kelly announced that an agreement has been reached to lease grade II winner Golden Gear and stand him at their Wycombe House Stud near Reddick Fla.

  • Millionaire Jostle Retired

    Eclipse Award runner-up Jostle, who won last year's Alabama Stakes (gr. I) and Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I), has been retired from racing.

  • Arc Winner Detroit Dead

    Robert Sangster's Detroit, who won the 1980 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) and later produced 1994 Arc winner Carnegie, died of complications from hemorrhaging after foaling an Entrepreneur filly.

  • English Group Winner Bertolini to Stud

    English group winner Bertolini has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Overbury Stud in England. A son of Danzig, Bertolini finished in the top three in 13 of his 23 starts and earned $723,750 in England, France, and Dubai.

  • Carr de Naskra Pensioned

    Carr de Naskra, who won the Travers Stakes (gr. I) and whose runners include the leading New York-bred money earner of all time, has been pensioned from stallion duty at Virginia Kraft Payson's Payson Stud near Lexington

  • Millionaire Vision and Verse to Hill 'n' Dale

    Millionaire Vision and Verse, who ran second in the Belmont (gr. I) and Travers (gr. I) Stakes, will enter stud for $7,500 live foal in 2002 at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington.

  • Retired dual classic winner Point Given.

    Point Given to Stand for $125,000 at Three Chimneys After $50-Million Deal

    Prince Ahmed Salman announced that dual classic winner Point Given will stand at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky. Clay said Point Given will be syndicated into 50 shares and stand for a fee of $125,000 live foal. Richard Mulhall, racing manager of Salman's The Thoroughbred Corp., said the share price is $1 million, putting a value of $50 million on the son of Thunder Gulch, second only among newly retired stallion prospects to the $60-million to $70-million value placed on last year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Fusaichi Pegasus. Unlike Fusaichi Pegasus, Point Given will not shuttle to the Southern Hemisphere.

  • Housebuster to Stand in Virginia

    Champion Housebuster, who spent the last several years at stud in Japan, will stand the 2002 season at the Grayson family's Blue Ridge Farm near Upperville, Va.