Thoroughbred Breeding

Thoroughbred stallion and farm news plus pedigree analysis

  • Conduit in the 2009 Breeders' Cup Turf

    U.S. Champion Conduit Relocates to Ireland

    U.S. champion Conduit, a two-time Breeders' Cup winner, will stand as a dual-purpose stallion in the Irish National Hunt ranks beginning in 2016 after six seasons at stud in Japan.

  • Renamed First Winner for Everyday Heroes

    Al and Bill Ulwelling's Renamed shook free in early stretch and pulled away to a clear win in the first race at Canterbury Park Aug. 29, becoming the first winner for grade III winner and New Mexico stallion Everyday Heroes.

  • Caro

    Pedigree Analysis: Caro

    Caro stands at the head of an American sire line being kept alive by his great-great-grandson Uncle Mo, the current leader of the freshman and 2-year-old sire lists.

  • First Winner Lands for Sire General Quarters

    Central Kentucky-based sire General Quarters picked up his first winner Thursday, Sept. 3 when Golden Legacy Stable's Beautiful Sin won a maiden claiming race by 3 1/2 lengths at Gulfstream Park.

  • Curlin

    Curlin to Hill 'n' Dale in 2016

    Two-time Horse of the Year Curlin will relocate from Lane's End to John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm for the 2016 breeding season, majority owner Stonestreet Farm announced Sept. 2.

  • CA Stallion Sought After Euthanized

    Well-bred California stallion Sought After, sire of grade I winner Masochistic, was euthanized recently at Joe Daehling's Daehling Ranch after developing laminitis in both front feet. He was 15.

  • Gallant Son to Daehling Ranch in CA

    Grade III winner Gallant Son, a 9-year-old son of Malabar Gold, will take up stallion duty in 2016 at Daehling Ranch in Elk Grove, Calif. Owned by a partnership, he will stand for a $2,000 fee.

  • Canadian Horse of the Year and Canadian Filly Triple Crown winner Sealy Hill with her 2013 Distorted Humor filly.

    Dispersal Planned for Rea's Regis Farms

    Canadian Nat Rea's foray into horse racing and breeding is coming to an end with the Sept. 1 announcement that 41 horses owned by Regis Farms will be consigned to the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  • Shadwell Sire Bahri Pensioned in England

    Bahri, sire of 2001 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) victor Sakhee among 16 stakes winners, has been retired from stud duty at the age of 23, Shadwell Estate Co. and Girsonfield Stud and Racing announced Aug. 28.

  • Swagger Jack

    Swagger Jack Moves to Dana Point

    Swagger Jack, a grade I-winning son of leading sire Smart Strike, has relocated to Dana Point Farm near Lenhartsville, Pa., for the 2016 breeding season. His fee will be $3,500.

  • Smart Strike

    Smart Strike Stallion Sons

    30 years after Tasso became the first grade I winner sired by a son of Mr. Prospector, another son of Mr. Prospector, Smart Strike, is emerging as a sire of sires.

  • TTA to Conduct 2-Year-Old Sale in April

    The Texas Thoroughbred Association has announced the establishment of a 2-year-olds in training sale to be held in April at Lone Star Park. The auction will be similar to the one held by Fasig-Tipton Texas in previous years.

  • Colt First Winner for Silver Mountain

    Young Indiana stallion Silver Mountain gained his first winner Aug. 23 when Big Silver Hoss drew off in early stretch and convincingly won the third race at Presque Isle Downs.

  • NTRA chief executive officer Alex Waldrop

    NTRA's Waldrop Talks Legislation at Del Mar

    National Thoroughbred Racing Association officials reinforced the organization's impartial position on potential federal drug oversight in a legislative briefing with horsemen, owners, and horseplayers at Del Mar Aug. 21.

  • Giant's Causeway is a descendant of Spinaway.

    Pedigree Analysis: Spinaway

    Spinaway's family continues to produce runners of the highest class, so the race that carries her name at Saratoga is a wonderful way to keep her memory alive.

  • Historical Racing Poised to Soar Even Higher

    Having surpassed the $1.1 billion wagering mark and coming off the best month since it was introduced in September 2011, historical racing in Kentucky is poised to soar as it enters the Lexington market.

  • That's a Stretch First Winner for Exhi

    First-time starter That's a Stretch raced in midpack early before sweeping to the lead at the eighth pole and winning the fifth race at Woodbine Aug. 16 to become the first winner for multiple graded-stakes winner Exhi.

  • Tizzarunner First Winner for Tizway

    Young Central Kentucky stallion Tizway gained his first winner Aug. 16 when Tizzarunner won the first race at Woodbine by a nose.

  • Stallion Admiral Alex's First Starter Wins

    Maryland-based stallion Admiral Alex picked up his first winner Aug. 14 when his first starter Captain Alex scored a clear victory in his debut, a 5 1/2-furlong maiden-claiming race at Laurel Park.

  • Barretts Set for First Del Mar Yearling Sale

    Barretts Sales, having conducted paddock auctions of horses of racing age during the Del Mar race meeting the past four years, is inaugurating a select yearling sale this season. It will be held Aug. 15.

  • Busanda

    Pedigree Analysis: Busanda

    Busanda is remembered as the dam of 1966 Horse of the Year Buckpasser, a four-time champion broodmare sire whose name is a familiar presence in pedigrees.

  • Panel: Need for Equine Liability Law in NY

    A panel at the Saratoga Institute for Equine, Racing, and Gaming Law on Aug. 11 discussed New York's need for a law to protect sponsors or organizers of public equine activities, such as racetracks and breeding farms.

  • Speighter Man to All Star in Louisiana

    Speighter Man, a 7-year-old son of top sire Speightstown and a half brother to Colonel John, will stand in 2016 at Jack Hebert's All Star Thoroughbreds near Sulpher, La. His fee will be $2,000.

  • Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale Day 1 Notebook

    Glenye Cain Oakford looks at some of the opening session's sire results, recent commercial acceptance of turf-oriented pedigrees, and talks to Dr. Kendall Hansen as champion Hansen's first yearlings head for the ring.

  • Fasig-Tipton Saratoga: Hip 182 by Tapit

    This colt is out of a graded stakes-winning full sister to Commentator. Will be offered Aug. 11 at Saratoga. Sponsored by Taylor Made Stallions