Key Contender, a New York grade I winner, has been pensioned from stallion duty at Highcliff Farm near Delanson, N.Y.
Sondra Bender, a prominent Maryland breeder/owner, died Feb. 23 after a battle with uterine cancer. A resident of Bethesda, Md., she was 78. Her survivors include her husband, Howard, who operates Glade Valley Farm.
Stakes winner Flying First Class, whose dam is a half sister to 2011 champion Acclamation, will stand this year at Tom and Lesalene Pompell's Still Creek Farm near Brookville, Ind.
WinStar Farm has released a short video of one of the first foals by 2010 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Super Saver standing for the first time. Watch Video
Coolmore Stud's world-class stallion Royal Academy, who has been represented by more than 160 stakes winners, died Feb. 22 at Coolmore Australia due to the infirmities of old age. He was 25.
Stakes-placed Spaniard has been retired from racing and will stand the 2012 breeding season at Gardiner Farms near Caledon, Ontario, Canada.
Black Cry, an unraced son of Street Cry, will enter stud in 2012 at Dawn Newman and Vince Tucciarone's Fox Tale Stud near Coopersburg, Pa.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has announced the distribution of more than $12.8 million in Kentucky Breeders' Incentive Fund awards.
Naval Strike, a 7-year-old son of Smart Strike, will stand in 2012 at David Warburton's DW Stables near Marmora, Ontario, Canada.
Graded stakes winner Now I Know, who was retired after she came out of the Martha Washington Stakes at Oaklawn Park Feb. 14 with a fracture in her left front knee, is doing well following surgery.
A half sister to 2011 Horse of the Year Havre de Grace was born Feb. 15 at Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington.
A look at his form makes it slightly surprising that I'll Have Another was underestimated in the Robert B. Lewis, and a glance at his pedigree marks him as a colt who could be expected to improve with time and distance.
Grade II winner Sir Shackleton, one of Pennsylvania's leading sires in 2011, will stand this year at Indiana Stallion Station near Anderson, Ind.
Rodman, a graded stakes winner for owner Barry K. Schwartz, has been retired from racing.
If Algorithms, makes it to the Kentucky Derby, nothing will keep breeder Pat Klussman away from Churchill Downs. read blog
Factum, a half brother to leading young sire War Front, will enter stud in 2012 at Gilbert and Marilyn Campbell's Stonehedge Farm South near Williston, Fla.
Fred Winters has been named farm manager of Vivien Malloy's Edition Farm. The farm is located near Hyde Park, N.Y.
Irish champion Refuse To Bend, who was standing at Haras du Logis in France for the first time this season, died of a heart attack Friday, Feb. 10.
Vinery New York at Sugar Maple Farm near Poughquag, N.Y., has announced its "Vanning Incentive Program" for the 2012 breeding season.
Grade I winner Line of David sired his first reported foals when a colt and filly were born recently in Central Kentucky.
Marsh Side, a Canadian grade I winner, sired his first foal when the Compliance mare Kerry Offaly produced a colt Jan. 31.
In the Holy Bull, it was Starlight Racing's Algorithms, who captured his first stakes race and stamped himself as one to watch on the Triple Crown trail.
Stakes-placed Capote's Promise will stand in 2012 at Melody Adler's Aurora Farms near Shelbyville, Ky.
Graded stakes winner El Caballo will enter stud in 2012 at Roger and Julie Pelster's Roger's Ranch near Mead, Neb.
Multiple graded stakes winner Kiss the Kid sired his first reported foals recently in Florida when a filly and colt were both born within a few days of one another at Hardacre Farm near Ocala.
Blue Bunting, an English champion and classic winner for Godolphin, has been retired from racing.
Birch Creek Farm near Cream Ridge, N.J., will hold an open house Sunday, Feb. 12.
In response to proposals for expansion of casino gambling beyond the existing facilities at racetracks, representatives of the state's racing and agricultural industries have joined forces.
Boundary, sire of champion and dual classic winner Big Brown, was euthanized Feb. 4 at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., because of infirmities of old age.
Pin Oak Lane Farm in Pennsylvania will hold its annual stallion show and open house Sunday, Feb. 12.
The first foal by Orthodox, a bay filly out of the Menifee mare Flippin' Temper, arrived Feb. 3 at Lora Pitre's Peach Lane Farm in Louisiana.
Grade II winner Scrimshaw, third in the 2003 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), has moved to Texas where he will stand at Double S Thoroughbred Farm in Poynor for 2012. He stood at Moon Lake Farm in Louisiana in 2011.
Champion Midshipman's first foal was born at Darley's Stonerside division in Paris, Ky., Jan. 26. The filly is out of the grade III-winning mare Freefourracing.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Sons of Gone West had a strong strike rate Jan. 21, including Istan, whose son Mr. Bowling won the Lecomte.
Graded stakes winner Alysweep will stand in 2012 at Tom and Lesalene Pompell's Still Creek Farm near Brookville, Ind.
Multiple grade I winner Tale of Ekati sired his first three reported foals on the same morning, as two fillies and a colt were born on Feb. 1.
Going Ballistic, winner of the Super Derby (gr. II) and nearly $1.2 million in earnings, will begin his stud career in 2012 at Ellen Jackson's Victory Rose Thoroughbreds near Vacaville, Calif.
Repriced, one of the last remaining sons of Roberto, died Jan. 27, at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington from an apparent heart attack. He was 24.
Australian group I winner All American sired his first reported foal from his initial North American crop when a filly was born Jan. 30 at John W. Phillips' Darby Dan Farm near Lexington.
Eaton's Gift, a multiple grade II winner, has been purchased for stallion duty to stand in 2012 at Joe and Sharon Kerby's Key Ranch near Salado, Texas.
The first reported foal by grade I winner Warrior's Reward is a filly born Jan. 18 at Gary Biszantz' Cobra Farm near Lexington.
Graded stakes winner Congressionalhonor will stand in 2012 at Sandy Way Farm near Greene, N.Y.
The first reported foal by multiple graded stakes winner Honest Man is a colt born Jan. 31 at Jay Adcock's Red River Farms near Coushatta, La.
Multiple graded stakes winner Hold Me Back sired his first reported foal Jan. 23 when a chestnut filly was born at Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky.
Two-time champion sprinter Benny the Bull, who was scheduled to stand in 2012 at Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington, will stand instead at Vinery Florida near Summerfield, Fla.
Rachel Alexandra and her Curlin colt returned to Stonestreet Farm Jan. 30 after being treated at the Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital as a precautionary measure for pain management related to the birth.
The first reported foal by Canadian champion Marchfield was born at Windhaven Farm in Caledon, Ontario. The chestnut filly out of Casey's Irish Pride was born Jan. 25.
Rachel Alexandra, the 2009 Horse of the Year, and her newborn colt have been taken to an equine facility for pain management related to the birth, according to a spokesman.
Valor Farm has the first foal by its stallion Silver City. The filly out of the Dixieland Band mare Delta Band.
Three-time grade I winner and champion 3-year-old Summer Bird sired his first reported foal Jan. 26 when a colt was born at Fred Hertrich's Watercress Farm in Paris, Ky.
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