Thoroughbred Breeding

Thoroughbred stallion and farm news plus pedigree analysis

  • Galileo

    Classic Combo: Galileo and Cape Cross

    It's rather rare for a mare in a major racing jurisdiction to throw Derby-winning brothers. It's probably even rarer for both siblings to go on to sire classic winners themselves.

  • Corbett Joins Stonehaven Steadings

    Stonehaven Steadings has announced Jamie Corbett has joined the company to focus on several areas, including business development as well as running a new division supporting existing and new horse owners.

  • I Spent It First Winner for Super Saver

    In his career debut at Belmont Park, I Spent It showed a good kick in the stretch to notch a three-quarter-length victory in a five-furlong maiden special weight race to become the first winner for freshman sire Super Saver.

  • Pure Prize Filly Stars at Maryland Show

    A Pure Prize filly was selected by trainer Tony Dutrow as grand champion over 75 other entrants at the 80th annual Maryland Horse Breeders Association's Maryland-bred yearling show June 29 at the Timonium Fairgrounds.

  • 2014 Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist

    Classic Winner Emerges From the Mist

    This year Pleasant Colony's maternal grandson Tonalist, wearing the colors of Thomas Evans' son Robert 'Shel' Evans, played the role of Summing to deny California Chrome a Triple Crown.

  • Southern Hemisphere Book for Sea The Stars

    Sea The Stars, whose first crop includes 2014 Investec Epsom Oaks (Eng-I) winner Taghrooda, will be available to cover a limited book of mares to Southern Hemisphere time from his Irish base, the Aga Khan Studs announced.

  • Breeders' Cup officially announced June 24 that Keeneland will host the event in 2015.

    Breeders' Cup: Churchill, NYRA Still Options

    A three-year plan of upcoming Breeders' Cup sites does not include eight-time host Churchill Downs or the New York Racing Association, a five-time host; but Cup officials said the schedule should not be seen as a snub.

  • Keeneland a Breeders' Cup Homecoming

    The opportunity to race at the track closest to the Kentucky Thoroughbred breeding industry that has helped make the Breeders' Cup possible proved a major factor in awarding the 2015 Breeders' Cup to Keeneland.

  • Buckpasser

    Buckpasser and His Influence on the Breed

    Buckpasser is one of the most revered names in American racing and breeding. Besides being a beloved racehorse, his influence on the breed has been enormous.

  • Court Vision

    Court Vision to Shuttle to Chile

    Spendthrift Farm's Ontario-based stallion Court Vision will shuttle to Juan Carlos Harding's Haras Las Araucarias in Chile for the 2014 Southern Hemisphere breeding season.

  • First Winner Reported for Grasshopper

    First-time starter Forte Feroce seized command at the quarter pole and romped to a clear win in the third race at Emerald Downs June 15, becoming the first winner for Texas-based freshman sire Grasshopper.

  • Swaps

    Daughters Keep Swaps' Line Alive

    With no suitable male heir, Swaps has faded from the breeding headlines, but his daughters left a more important legacy.

  • Eugene Melnyk

    Owner-Breeder Melnyk to Retire from Racing

    Prominent U.S. and Canadian owner-breeder Eugene Melnyk announced June 11 his retirement from the sport of horse racing, with his racing and breeding stock to be dispersed July 14 at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky.

  • Smarty Jones

    Smarty Jones 2-Year-Olds Sell in Uruguay

    Twenty-six 2-year-olds by Smarty Jones have been sold at public auction in Uruguay, where the dual classic winner has shuttled for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season the past three years.

  • A foal by Galileo out of Mariah's Storm.

    Mariah's Storm Produces Galileo Filly

    The last foal of the 2014 breeding season at Coolmore Ireland was foaled June 1 when 23-year-old Mariah's Storm produced her 13th live foal--a filly by perennial European champion sire Galileo.

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    Spendthrift to Stand Goldencents in 2015

    B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm has acquired the breeding rights to multiple grade I winner Goldencents, who will retire to the Lexington farm at the end of his 4-year-old campaign and stand the 2015 breeding season.

  • First Reported Winner for Afleet Express

    Sire Afleet Express was represented by his first winner when Jiggin Witit cruised to a front-running 1 1/4-length victory in a maiden special weight race June 7 at Presque Isle Downs.

  • Rock of Gibraltar

    Rock of Gibraltar Gets 100th Stakes Winner

    Offspring of Coolmore's Rock of Gibraltar have been on a roll recently; three group winners from May 24-June 1 pushed him past a major milestone that little more than 50 other stallions have achieved.

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    Humphrey Could Score a Classic Double

    G. Watts Humphrey Jr., who bred Ride On Curlin with his late mother, is the breeder of 1985 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Creme Fraiche. A win in the June 7 Belmont could provide him with a classic double.

  • Swaps

    The Swaps Connection

    Just more than 60 years ago a trim California-bred with unorthodox connections came East to shock the racing establishment by scoring an upset win in the 1955 Kentucky Derby.