Thoroughbred Breeding

Thoroughbred stallion and farm news plus pedigree analysis

  • Cosmonaut's First Winner Scores at Saratoga

    New York stallion Cosmonaut celebrated his first winner practically in his backyard when Marvin's Miracle posted a three-quarter-length victory in his second start Aug. 8 in the fifth race at Saratoga Race Course.

  • The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale of selected yearlings.

    F-T Saratoga: Session I Hot Horses (Updated)

    Potential buyers have flocked to Saratoga Springs, N.Y. to examine the 152 horses cataloged in this year's Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale of selected yearlings Aug. 5 and 6. Following are some first session horses turning heads.

  • F-T Saratoga: Session II Hot Horses (Updated)

    Potential buyers have flocked to Saratoga Springs, N.Y. to examine the 152 horses cataloged in this year's Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale of selected yearlings Aug. 5-6. Following are some second session horses turning heads.

  • Aubby K
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    Grade I Winner Aubby K Sold After Retirement

    Aubby K, winner of the Humana Distaff Stakes (gr. I) and the Inside Information Stakes (gr. II), was retired from racing this week with a fractured sesamoid in her foreleg sustained after a workout at Saratoga July 29.

  • Princess of Sylmar

    Princess of Sylmar is a Grade I Warrior

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Majestic Warrior has made impressive strides this season, second among second-crop sires by earnings, and leading with six individual stakes winners.

  • Sir Shackleton Returns to Stand at Dana Point

    Representatives from Gayle Gerth's Dana Point Farm near Lenhartsville, Pa., have announced the return of multiple graded stakes winning stallion Sir Shackleton for the 2014 breeding season.

  • Flashpoint

    Flashpoint to Stand at Stud in Louisiana

    Spendthrift Farm has purchased Flashpoint, winner of the Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) and Jersey Shore Stakes (gr. III). The multiple graded stakes-winning son of Pomeroy will stand at Le Mesa Stallions for 2014.

  • No Nay Never winning the Norfolk Stakes.
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    Pedigree Analysis: Scat Daddy's Triple Play

    To sire all three place-getters in a group I race is something akin to fantasy, but Scat Daddy joined elite company when Solaria led home Dalala and Lemon Pretty in the Premio Arturo Lyon Pena (Chi-I) June 28.

  • Miss Monroe First Winner for Behindatthebar

    Louisiana stallion Behindatthebar was represented by his first winner when Miss Monroe captured a five-furlong maiden special weight for juvenile fillies in her third start July 27 at Louisiana Downs.

  • Chief White Fox

    Mahubah's Corner: White Thoroughbreds

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />So far, no white Thoroughbred has ever become a stakes winner in American, but a breakthrough for these horses of a different color may be only a matter of time.

  • Lisa Miller at The Niche Gallery

    Niche Gallery Displays The Foal Project

    The Niche Gallery, located in the historic Collamer Building in downtown Saratoga Springs, N.Y., has announced the opening of The Foal Project, a series of equine images taken by photographer Lisa Miller.

  • First Starter a Winner for Unbridled Express

    Unbridled Express was represented by his initial winner when his first starter, Express Model, posted an impressive maiden victory in her second start July 24 in the fourth race at Indiana Downs.

  • Kittens Joy

    Pedigree Analysis: The Kittens Keep Coming

    by Anne Peters<br /> One could attribute the success of Kitten's Joy as a sire to the many savvy breeders who stepped out of their comfort zone to use a turf stayer, but that would be wrong.

  • Zafari Nation First Winner for Nationhood

    Multiple stakes winner Nationhood celebrated his first winner when 2-year-old Zafari Nation bested her five rivals in a 4 1/2 furlong maiden claiming sprint for juvenile fillies at Emerald Downs July 13.

  • Champion Sea the Stars Gets First Winner

    First crop sire Sea the Stars, a dual Cartier Award winner and six-time group I victor in 2009, was represented by his first winner when Stars Over the Sea posted a victory at Ayr Racecourse in England July 22.

  • Starship Truffles

    Ghostzapper's Starship Rising in 2013

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />It's not surprising that Ghostzapper's offspring would do best when given time, and it's more than likely that this was the reason for his perceived initial 'failure to launch.'

  • Heavy Breathing to Stand in New York in 2014

    Following the record-breaking success of last year's top New York freshman sire Frost Giant, a group including that stallion's principal owner will stand his full brother, stakes-placed Heavy Breathing, in New York in 2014.

  • Robin Scully of Clovelly Farms Dies

    Robin Scully, prominent Thoroughbred breeder and owner, died in his sleep July 12 at his home, Abbottswood, in the village of Stow-on-the-Wold, in the English Cotswolds. He was 89 years old.

  • Hopewell Farm was auctioned off in three tracts July 16.

    Hopewell Farm Sold at Auction

    Hopewell Farm's 584 acres at the corner of Pisgah and Old Frankfort Pikes near Midway, Ky., were sold at auction July 15, with PNC Bank buying the two largest tracts and a local doctor purchasing 42.27 acres.

  • Peppers Pride, who earned $1,066,085, is the top runner sired by Desert God.

    New Mexico Sire Desert God Pensioned

    New Mexico leading sire Desert God has been pensioned due to advancing age and fertility issues. He will reside at owner Joseph Allen's farm near Abilene, Texas. He did not cover any mares in the 2013 breeding season.

  • Sire Old Fashioned Has First Winner

    First crop sire Old Fashioned was represented by his first winner when Chicks Dig It posted a front-running victory at odds of 5-1 in a 5 1/2-length maiden race at Presque Isle Downs July 14.