Thoroughbred Breeding

Thoroughbred stallion and farm news plus pedigree analysis

  • Keep Up at Mill Ridge Farm

    Terrible Story is Keep Up's First Winner

    Mill Ridge Farm's miracle stallion Keep Up was rewarded with his first winner Sept. 2 when Terrible Story rallied in deep stretch to win a maiden race at Camarero Race Track in Puerto Rico.

  • Practical Joke will join the Ashford Stud roster for 2018

    Practical Joke to Ashford Stud for 2018

    Multiple grade 1-winning son of Into Mischief will enter stud at Coolmore's Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., the global operation announced Sept. 5. Practical Joke will likely make his next start in the Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1).

  • First Samurai

    Just Be-Cause

    First Samurai, as is the case for most of the other sons of Giant's Causeway, is a bit different from his sire phenotypically in that he is imbued with a good deal more power in his make-up.

  • Unified Retired to Lane's End

    The multiple graded stakes winner Unified, a precocious grade 1-placed son of Candy Ride trained by Jimmy Jerkens, will stand for $10,000 in 2018 at Lanes End.

  • Farhh Gets First Black-Type Winner in Group Stakes

    Dalham Hall Stud's freshman sire Farhh checked off two milestones at once getting his first stakes winner and first group winner in the same outing when Wells Farhh Go took the Aug. 23 Tattersalls Acomb Stakes (G3) at York in England.

  • Secretariat

    It Takes Only One

    The hypothesis here is that there has never been a horse bred in North America that has achieved greater influence as a broodmare sire of line-founding stallions than the son of Bold Ruler (Nasrullah—Miss Disco, by Discovery).

  • Smarty Jones Returning to Uruguay

    Dual classic winner Smarty Jones will return to Uruguay in September for the 2017 Southern Hemisphere breeding season as part of a multi-year agreement with Calumet Farm near Lexington, where he's stood since 2016.

  • Barbara Banke speaks at The Jockey Club Round Table

    Optimism for Horseracing Integrity Act at Round Table

    The 65th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing Aug. 13 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., closed out with an update and a rally cry for legislation that would overhaul oversight of horse racing’s drug testing and medication rules.

  • Take Charge Indy, who know stands in the Republic of Korea, at WinStar in 2013

    Take Charge Indy Gets First Black-Type Winner

    Take Charge Indy, the 2012 Florida Derby winner, can boast his first black-type winner after the Kelly Breen-trained Take Charge Paula survived a speed duel and drew off to win the White Clay Creek Stakes at Delaware Park Aug. 9.

  • A War Front colt kept the fireworks going late when he was purchased for $995,000

    Godolphin Lands War Front Colt for $995,000

    A War Front colt kept the fireworks going late during the Aug. 8 session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale when he was purchased by representatives of Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin operation for $995,000.

  • Hip 181 was purchased on behalf of LNJ Foxwoods

    Orb Filly Brings $750,000 at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga

    A  dark bay filly by Orb that is a half sister to graded stakes winner Corfu sold to Solis/Litt Bloodstock on behalf of LNJ Foxwoods after bringing a final bid of $750,000 during the Aug. 8 session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale.

  • Bronx Beauty and Eddie Castro soar clear in the Colleen Stakes at Monmouth Park

    Bronx Beauty Liaison's First Black-Type Winner

    Bronx Beauty, who made her second start off a maiden win at Penn National for trainer Anthony Margotta Jr. and owner Two W Stable, made a bold run to conquer a six-horse field of juvenile fillies in the Colleen Stakes at Monmouth Park Aug. 5.