Thoroughbred Breeding

Thoroughbred stallion and farm news plus pedigree analysis

  • Fort Larned

    Fort Larned to Adena Springs in 2014

    Adena Springs Farm announced Nov. 1 that 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Fort Larned would enter stud at the Paris, Ky., farm after he defends his title in this year's Classic Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Hard Spun to Darley Japan for 2014

    Hard Spun, a grade I winner and sire of many top-class racehorses, including 2012 champion 3-year-old filly Questing, will stand the 2014 breeding season at Sheikh Mohammed's Darley stud in Japan.

  • Giovanni Boldini<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Breeders-Cup/32986083_QMHXWK#!i=2874006774&k=FFHvn3b">Order This Photo</a>

    Giovanni Boldini Carries Mountain State Hopes

    Giovanni Boldini will take aim at the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. I) Friday, Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park. A victory would make him the first West Virginia-bred to win a Breeders' Cup race.

  • Emcee won the 2012 Forego. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2061176950&k=jVr324C">Order This Photo</a>

    Top Sprinter Emcee to Stand at Sequel NY

    Darley has announced that Godolphin's grade I-winning homebred Emcee has been retired and will enter stud in 2014 at Becky Thomas' Sequel Stallions in New York near Hudson, while Girolamo will relocate to its Jonabell Farm.

  • Malibu Moon's 2014 Fee Set at $95,000

    B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farms announced its 2014 stud fees for 21 stallions both Kentucky-based and regional, led again by leading sire Malibu Moon whose fee jumped from $70,000 to $95,000 stands and nurses.

  • Alphabet Soup, Touch Gold Return to Adena

    Alphabet Soup and Touch Gold have both returned to Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Farm near Paris, Ky., where they will stand in 2014. Both stallions had stood the last three breeding seasons at McMahon of Saratoga.

  • Oxbow won the 2013 Preakness. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Preakness-Stakes-138/29423277_98XmS6#!i=2519582770&k=t2VnCcN">Order This Photo</a>

    Classic Winner Oxbow to Taylor Made Stallions

    Calumet Farm's Oxbow, winner of this year's Preakness Stakes (gr. I), has been retired and will begin his stud career at Taylor Made Stallions in Central Kentucky. The son of Awesome Again will stand for $20,000.

  • Astaire<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2827849720&k=Hj8Rrbx">Order This Photo</a>

    Astaire a Model for Close Inbreeding

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES<br />Astaire wasn't bred by trainer Jim Bolger, but he is by the Bolger-trained Intense Focus, and the Irish conditioner would surely approve of the inbreeding found in Astaire's pedigree.

  • Primetime BC Classic Highlights NBC Coverage

    The Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) will be broadcast live in primetime Nov. 2, culminating 9 1/2 hours of Breeders' Cup World Championships coverage over two days by the NBC Sports Group from Santa Anita Park.

  • Prospective

    Prospective to Stand at Ocala Stud

    Prospective, Malibu Moon's grade II-winning earner of $719,130, has been retired from racing and will stand at J. Michael O'Farrell Jr.'s Ocala Stud in Florida for the 2014 breeding season.

  • 2013 Report of Thoroughbred Mares Bred

    The 2013 Report of Thoroughbred Mares Bred from The Blood-Horse is based on the Report of Mares Bred from The Jockey Club. The chart lists alphabetically all the stallions that bred at least one mare.

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    Declaration of War to Coolmore Ireland

    Two-time group I winner Declaration of War will retire from racing to stand at Coolmore's headquarters in Fethard, County Tipperary, Ireland following his final start in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 2.

  • Hero of Order

    Hero of Order to Stand at Raut Farm

    Longshot 2012 Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner Hero of Order will enter stud in 2014 at Gennadi and Irina Dorochenko's Raut Farm near Paris, Ky., for a $3,000 fee.

  • Hip No. 408, colt by Dynaformer.

    Dynaformer Era Comes to an End at F-T Sale

    When Hip 408 went through the sales ring on the second day of the Fasig-Tipton fall yearling sale, it marked the end of an era as the colt is believed to be the final yearling sired by the late Dynaformer sold at auction.

  • Crestwood Farm

    Crestwood Farm to Stand Bullet Train

    Bullet Train, the British-bred son of Sadler's Wells--Kind, by Danehill and half brother to world champion Frankel, will stand the 2014 breeding season at Pope McLean's Crestwood Farm near Lexington.

  • Idiot Proof to Stand at Victory Rose

    Grade I-winning Idiot Proof has been acquired by Victory Rose Thoroughbreds, near Vacaville, Calif., and will stand there as the property of a partnership, commencing in 2014. His fee has been set at $1,500, live foal.

  • George Vancouver
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    George Vancouver to Stand in France

    George Vancouver, last year's winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park has been retired to stud. According to the Racing Post, the colt, will stand at Pascal Noue's Haras de la Hetrae.

  • Intello Retired to Cheveley Park Stud

    Wertheimer Et Frere has confirmed that Intello, its leading French-trained colt, will take up stallion duties at Cheveley Park Stud for the 2014 and 2015 breeding seasons, and then at the Haras du Quesnay for two years.

  • Multiple Group I Winner Novellist to Japan

    Novellist, who this summer broke the track record at Ascot by two seconds in the group I King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes, has been retired and sold to stand in Japan at Teruya Yoshida's Shadai Stallion Station.

  • Chitoz Represented by First Winner

    Chitoz had his first winner Oct. 11 when Lets Suppoze, posted a victory in his third start in the seventh race at Remington Park.

  • Jockey Club Reports a 3.4% Decline in RMB

    The Jockey Club's 2013 Report of Mares Bred shows a decline of 3.4% in the number of mares covered by stallions in North America compared to 2012's figures. To date, 34,174 mares have been covered by 1,861 stallions.

  • Lightnin N Thunder to Fruitful Acres

    Lightnin N Thunder, a stakes-placed son of Storm Cat, will relocate to Vincent Harris' Fruitful Acres Farm near Aguanga, Calif., while Hidden Blessing will stand his first season at the farm in 2014.