Stardom Bound, a 2008 champion and winner of that year's Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), has been retired from racing and been booked to Big Brown
Graded stakes winner Buffalo Man has been sold to stand at Totara Park Stud near Whangarei, New Zealand.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
The first grade I winner sired by Ghostzapper - whose own pedigree is free of five-generation duplicated bloodlines - has an inbreeding pattern to the closely-inbred In Reality.
Graded stakes winner Master Command, who was standing his third year at stud at the Taylor family's Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Ky., was euthanized April 13 following an injury.
Les Brinsfield takes a look inside the pedigree the New York-bred Franny Freud, winner of the April 7 Beaumont Stakes (gr. II).
Forgotten Secret, dam of filly stakes winners Hot Storm and Unforgotten, died April 12 at Sierra Farm near Lexington
Personal Ensign's greatest victory came in the 1988 Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) over Kentucky Derby Winning Colors. Her three grade I winners are Miner's Mark, My Flag, and Traditionally.
Offlee Wild was the leading first-crop sire and 2-year-old sire of 2009. A multiple stakes winner, his biggest win came in the 2005 Suburban Handicap (gr. I).
The first winner by California stallion Crown the King won April 8 at Santa Anita.
Dixieland Band, one of the original three stallions at Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., and the sire of 117 stakes winners, was euthanized April 7 due to the infirmities of age. The son of Northern Dancer was 30.
Deputy Storm's first winner, Twelve Pack Shelly, set a track record in a 10 3/4-length score in the first 2-year-old race at Laurel this year.
MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter
The pedigree of Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner Sidney's Candy pairs speed with stamina. Will it be enough to get around the Derby oval first?
Siphon, a Brazilian group I winner who stands at stud in Pennsylvania, is scheduled to be returned to his native Brazil for stallion duty following the Northern Hemisphere breeding season.
The first foal by stakes winner Capitano is a colt born March 2 at Vince Tucciarone and Dawn Newman's Fox Tale Stud near Coopersburg, Pa.
Giacomo, the 2005 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner, came through with his first winner when his daughter Blushing Sis won by eight lengths April 3 at Manor Downs.
Grade I winner Borrego sired his first winner when his daughter Nina Fever won by eight lengths at Keeneland April 3.
Champion Speightstown had colic surgery April 1, and WinStar Farm, where the stallion stands, reported April 2 he's "recovering well" after successful surgery.
Group I placed U S Ranger, currently standing at Pauls Mill in Kentucky, will shuttle to Australia for the next three southern hemisphere breeding seasons.
Proud Spell, a daughter of Proud Citizen, was champion 3-year-old filly of 2008. Her most important wins came in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and the Alabama Stakes (gr. I).
Peppers Pride, who holds the modern-day American record for consecutive wins, was bred March 27 to WinStar stallion Distorted Humor.
KTFMC meeting will feature leading trainers Christophe Clement and Jonathan Sheppard. Clement is the conditioner of champion Gio Ponti, and Sheppard trained Breeders' Cup winners Forever Together and Informed Decision.
European champion Mastercraftsman, who stands at stud at John Magnier and partners' Coolmore Stud in Ireland, will stand the Southern Hemisphere breeding season at Windsor Park Stud in New Zealand.
Balistroika, dam of Cartier Award winner Russian Rhythm, has been pensioned and will reside at owner Elizabeth Moran's Brushwood Stable near Malvern. Pa.
First-year stallion E Z Warrior (Exploit -- Carson Jen, by Carson City) has gotten three mares in foal.
Crafty Prospector, a son of Mr. Prospector, died March 27 at Fred Seitz' Brookdale Farm. He was 31.
Vertigineux, the 2008 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year, produced a Kentucky-bred filly by Henrythenavigator March 4.
International champion High Chaparral, who is based at John Magnier and partners' Coolmore Stud in Ireland, won't shuttle in 2010 to Windsor Park Stud in New Zealand as he has in the past.
Grade II winner Composer has been relocated to Bill McGuire's McGuire Thoroughbreds near Concordia, Kan.
Stakes winner My Pride n Joy is the first mare in foal to Jagerman (Fusaichi Pegasus -- Lost the Code, by Lost Code) and Rachele R's Angel is the first mare in foal to Chestertown Slew (Seattle Slew -- Hansel's Girl, by Hansel).
Exchange Rate, who stands at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., will shuttle to Argentina to stand the Southern Hemisphere breeding season at Alberto and Renata Stein's Haras La Leyenda.
Liams Legend, a 3-year-old son of Horse of the Year Saint Liam, will stand at Cedar Creek Farm near Brenham, Texas.
MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter
By one of the hottest sires in American and out of a stamina-oriented mare, Ice Box has bloodlines that indicate he's a smart pedigree pick for the Triple Crown races.
The Aga Khan's unbeaten Zarkava, who gave birth to a Dalakhani filly Feb. 6, is carrying her second foal.
Mancini, a half-brother to major sire Unbridled's Song, has been moved to Don and Dana Myers' Swifty Farms near Seymour, Ind.
Graded stakes winner With Distinction came through with his first winner when his daughter The Henry's Cat won March 5 at Hipodromo de las Americas in Mexico in her initial start.
Paul Pompa Jr. has retired his grade I winner Backseat Rhythm and plans to send her to one of his former stars, champion and dual classic winner Big Brown.
First-crop stallion Holy Roman Emperor, a French champion and Irish group I winner, sired his first winner when his son High Award won the first race for 2-year-olds in England and Ireland this year.
Tugger, the first mare bred to two-time champion sprinter Benny the Bull, is in foal.
Grade II winner Seattle Fitz has been purchased by Juan Carlos Bago's Haras Firmamento from Central Kentucky horseman Douglas Arnold for stallion duty in Argentina.
The first reported foal by grade I winner Buzzards Bay is a filly born March 11 at Timber Ridge Farm near Felton, Pa.
Darley stallion Singspiel has experienced fertility problems since the commencement of the 2010 breeding season that are thought to be linked to a brief illness he suffered in January, according to a release from the farm.
Polish Miner, Oregon's leading sire this year, has been relocated to Gary Jackson's St. Hilaire Thoroughbreds near Yakima, Wash.
Stakes winners Erlton and Entepreneur will stand at Jack Hebert's All Star Thoroughbreds near Sulphur, La.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
The Malibu Moon colt Odysseus embarked on what what might be an epic lead-in to a 2010 Triple Crown campaign when he captured the recent Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III).
Champion Rags to Riches, winner of the 2007 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), delivered a Henrythenavigator colt March 17 in Ireland.
INSIDE PEDIGREES, by Les Brinsfield
La Troienne is the best mare in American pedigrees since going into production.
A study of Australian racing has concluded that breeders in that country have paid more than Aust$500 million in training fees over the last two seasons.
Presious Passion was the biggest winner during the 50th annual Florida-bred awards banquet March 15. The 7-year-old Royal Anthem gelding was honored as the 2009 Horse of the Year
Halo's Image, Florida's leading sire in 2004 and 2006, died after suffering an apparent heart attack while covering a mare March 12 at the Appleton family's Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla.
According to an announcement on the Vinery Australia Web Site, the farm has "secured a significant shareholding" in Big Brown and the stallion will shuttle beginning this year.
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