Thoroughbred Breeding

Thoroughbred stallion and farm news plus pedigree analysis

  • K. O. Punch's First Winner

    The first winner by graded stakes winner K. O. Punch came out Aug. 6 when his daughter Two Hits won at six furlongs at Prairie Meadows.

  • Thunder Rumble Returns to The Stallion Park for 2002

    Millionaire Thunder Rumble, whose big wins came at Saratoga in the Travers Stakes (gr. I), Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II), and Saratoga Cup Handicap, has returned to James F. Edwards' The Stallion Park in Millbrook, N.Y., where he stood his first four seasons at stud.

  • Valid Expectations Staying in Texas

    First-year stallion Valid Expectations, whose 2-year-old progeny earnings of $503,705 place him first among all sires, will remain at William S. Farish's Huisache Farm near Hempstead, Texas, for the 2002 breeding season, instead of being sent to Farish's Kentucky nursery, Lane's End Farm, near Versailles, Ky.

  • Phone Trick

    Phone Trick to Milfer Farm in New York

    New York breeder/owner Dr. Jonathan Davis will add prominent sire Phone Trick to the stallion roster at his Milfer Farm near Unadilla, N.Y. Nineteen-year-old Phone Trick, who stood for a syndicate at John T.L. Jones Jr.'s Walmac International near Lexington, is scheduled to arrive at the farm this week.

  • Nureyev

    Nureyev's Book to be Restricted Next Year

    Prominent Central Kentucky stallion Nureyev, whose total of 124 stakes winners ranks among the most in history, will be limited in 2002 to mares either owned or approved by shareholders.

  • Thunder Gulch Moves to Top of General Sire List

    Central Kentucky-based stallion Thunder Gulch advanced to the top of the 2001 sire list by progeny earnings when the $900,000 from Point Given's triumph in the Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) were added to his total.

  • Sheikh Mohammed, buying Lexington's Jonabell Farm.

    Sheikh Mohammed Buying Jonabell Farm

    Sheikh Mohammed's Darley Stud has entered into an agreement to purchase Lexington's Jonabell Farm. The purchase includes the 790-acre property, which has been at its current location since its founding in 1954. John and Jessica Bell III own the farm, which is managed by their son Jim.

  • Just a Cat's First Winner

    Grade II winner Just a Cat was represented by his first winner Aug. 3 when his son Just a Rowdy Cat won at 4 1/2 furlongs at Charles Town while racing as a homebred for Hazel and Dykes Thoroughbreds.

  • Coolmore stallion Danehill.

    Danehill Tops Australian Sire Lists

    Coolmore shuttle stallion Danehill, who is gearing up for another Southern Hemisphere breeding season in Australia, topped both the general and 2-year-olds list by Australian progeny earnings.

  • All Gone to New York

    Stakes winner All Gone, by Fappiano out of the grade I-winning Buckpasser mare Squander, will stand next breeding season at Jim Scott's Liberty Stud near Ghent, N.Y.

  • Keeneland Sale Topper Born Perfect Retired

    Two-year-old Born Perfect, who topped the 2000 Keeneland July yearling sale at $3.6 million when bought by Satish and Anne Sanan's Padua Stables, has been retired because of a training injury and sent to Padua near Summerfield, Fla.

  • Mahogany Hall to Ohio

    Grade I winner Mahogany Hall has been purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Steve Belford's Seven Oaks Farm and will stand at that Mt. Gilead, Ohio, farm.

  • Cal. Breeding Tax Break Goes to Governor

    A bill that would exempt Thoroughbred breeding stock from California sales and use taxes has passed both houses of the state legislature and has gone to Gov. Gray Davis for signing.

  • Turf champion Kalanisi has been retired.

    Turf Champion Kalanisi Retired

    For the second time in as many weeks, a 2000 Breeders' Cup winner and North American turf champion has been retired. Following on the heels of turf female champion Perfect Sting's retirement, the <i>Racing Post</i> reports His Highness the Aga Khan's Kalanisi has had his career ended due to a hairline crack in his left foreleg.

  • Exchange Rate, winning the Tom Fool in his final career start.

    Exchange Rate Retired; May Stand in Florida

    Padua Stables' Exchange Rate, who won the grade II Tom Fool Handicap at Belmont Park in his last start, was injured in training and has been retired. Exchange Rate would have made his next start in the grade I Forego Handicap at Saratoga in early September.

  • Overbrook Farm stallion Editor&#39;s Note.

    First Winner for Editor's Note

    Classic winner Editor's Note gained his first winner from his 13th starter when Overbrook Farm's Short Note won a maiden claiming race Monday at Delaware Park.

  • Payson Stud To Sell Yearlings

    Add Payson Stud to the list of farms consigning yearlings to the upcoming Fasig-Tipton New York Select yearling sale at Saratoga, as well as the Keeneland September and the October Fasig-Tipton yearling sale.

  • Emancipator to Beau Ridge

    A 6-year-old son of Forty Niner, Emancipator will stand next year's breeding season at John McKee and Cyndy O'Bannon's Beau Ridge Farm near Bunker Hill, W.Va.

  • Champion Perfect Sting.

    Champion Perfect Sting Retired

    Frank Stronach's homebred Perfect Sting has been retired from racing because of a leg injury she sustained in the June 9 Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT) at Belmont Park.

  • Comic Strip to Special T in California

    California horseman Rick Taylor announced that he will stand graded stakes winner Comic Strip under a lease arrangement at his Special T Thoroughbreds near Temecula, Calif., in 2002.

  • The deceased stallion Mr. Prospector, in his paddock.

    Mr. Prospector Passes $200-Million Milestone in His July Finale

    While only two of the six yearlings from the late Mr. Prospector's final crop of foals exceeded their reserve price, the two that did sell on Tuesday night in the final session of the Keeneland July select yearling sale pushed the legendary sire over the $200-million mark in career revenue for yearlings sold at public auction. With $5,500,000 in receipts at this year's July sale, the son of Raise a Native now has $202,884,728 in lifetime yearling sale revenue.

  • California Stallion Batonnier Dead

    California stallion Batonnier, whose son Cavonnier nearly won the 1996 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and whose maternal grandson commanded $4 million at the Keeneland July yearling sale, died July 15 of an apparent heart attack at Ellen Jackson's Victory Rose Thoroughbreds near Vacaville

  • Struggler's First Winner

    French champion Struggler came through with his initial winner when his son War Struggler won at five furlongs at Louisiana Downs on July 15.

  • Helmsman's First Winner

    Millionaire Helmsman was represented by his first winner when his 2-year-old son Holdthehelm won July 16 at 5 1/2 furlongs at Hollywood Park.

  • Seattle Slew Tops Sire Average on Keeneland Opener

    Taylor Made Farm stallion Saint Ballado sired the $4-million session topper on the Monday night opener to the Keeneland July select yearling sale, but Three Chimneys Farm's venerable Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew was leading sire by average on the evening, with two colts selling for an average price of $1,925,000.

  • Geri's First Winner

    Millionaire Geri's first winner came out July 13 when Dekalv won at five furlongs in :58.64 at Louisiana Downs.

  • Riboletta Retired Again

    Champion and millionaire Riboletta, who was returned to racing in May after losing her Forestry foal this year because of mare reproductive loss syndrome, has been retired from racing because of a flare-up of an ankle injury.

  • Louis Quatorze's First Winner

    Classic winner Louis Quatorze's initial winner came out July 10 at Roscommon in Ireland when his daughter Seren Princess won at seven furlongs.

  • Plenty of Light, winning the Three Chimneys Spinster Stakes.

    Grade I Winner Plenty of Light Retired

    Aaron and Marie Jones' Plenty of Light has been retired from racing with a record of five wins from seven races and earnings of $510,420. The 4-year-old daughter of Colony Light arrived at Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Ky., about 10 days ago.

  • Vermont to Rancho San Miguel

    California stallion Vermont will stand next year's breeding season for $1,500 live foal at Rancho San Miguel near San Miguel, Calif.

  • Always a Classic's First Winner

    Grade I winner Always a Classic was represented by his first winner when Marion G. Montanari's homebred colt All That Magic won July 9 at 4 1/2 furlongs at Calder Race Course in his second start.

  • Sunday Silence Maintains Sire Lead in Japan

    Sunday Silence, who has dominated the Japanese sire lists since his arrival on that island nation from North America in the early 1990s, holds a sizable lead on the 2001 leading sires list by progeny earnings over runner-up Tony Bin.

  • Fifty Years of Nasrullah

    Nasrullah, produced from the Blenheim II mare Mumtaz Begum, posted a remarkable 25% stakes winners from foals from his first crop.

  • Luthier Fever's First Winner

    Millionaire Luthier Fever's first winner emerged July 5 at Hollywood Park when At a Boy Luther won at six furlongs.