Slew City Slew, one of Seattle Slew's leading sons at stud, has been pensioned at age 27 at Brereton C. Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky., because of declining fertility.
Grade II winner Don't Get Mad, who finished fourth in the 2005 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), has been purchased by Dr. Robert Zoellner and Clark Brewster to stand in 2012 at Zoellner's Rockin' Z Ranch in Oklahoma.
Horse of the Year Invasor came through with his first winner when his daughter Wonder of It All scored at Ellis Park Sept. 5.
Stakes-placed Franchise Player came through with his first winner when his son Mr Sox won at Thistledown Sept. 2 for Thomas L. Thornton.
New York stakes winner Grand Reserve sired his first winner when his daughter Shes a Grand Show scored at Charles Town Sept. 4 for owner/trainer Jean L. Rofe.
Luna Storm, who broke her maiden in a maiden special weight race at Monmouth Park, is the first winner for Oklahoma stallion Tales Not Told.
Beautiful Pleasure, voted the 1999 champion older female after winning the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), died recently in Kentucky because of complications from laminitis.
Belleza Negra became the first winner for New Mexico stallion Bourbon N Blues when she won a maiden special weight race at Albuquerque Aug. 31.
Sprint specialist Custom for Carlos, a three-time graded stakes winner, has been retired from racing to stand in 2012 at Clear Creek Stud near Folsom, La.
Wild Desert, winner of the 2005 Queen's Plate Stakes, sired his first winner when his 2-year-old son Chief Wild Eagle won at Delaware Park Aug. 31.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
The feeling that Empire Maker's move to Japan was a significant loss for U.S. breeders, especially as an excellent cross for A.P. Indy, was reinforced when Royal Delta won the Alabama.
Albertus Maximus, winner of the 2009 Donn Handicap (gr. I) and the previous year's TVG Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, has been retired from racing for stallion duty in 2012 at Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Farm near Lexington.
Embur's Song will carry the highest weight of her career as she attempts to win her fifth consecutive stakes in the Seaway Stakes (Can-III) Sept. 3 at Woodbine.
Pour Moi, winner of this year's Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-I), has been retired from racing after injuring his left front fetlock while training at Chantilly for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I).
Carl McEntee is named director of bloodstock services for Northview Stallion Station in Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Indian Apple Is, Canada's champion female sprinter of 2010, has been retired from racing to become a broodmare.
Sweet Saga proved extra special for her sire, Oregon stallion Slew's Saga. The 2-year-old filly became the first winner for her first-crop sire when she captured the Barbara Shinpoch Stakes.
Graded stakes winner Defer sired his first winner when his 2-year-old daughter Princess Phoebe won a maiden special weight race at Saratoga.
Nancy Dillman of Stonegate Farm discusses her good fortune to breed grade I winner Havre de Grace and that runner's half brother, which brought $1.2 million at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale read blog
Galileo, whose first runners hit the track as 2-year-olds in 2005, has reached the 100 mark by number of stakes winners.
Multiple grade I winner Court Vision has been purchased privately by Spendthrift Farm and will be trained by Dale Romans through the remainder of the season before retiring to stud.
Grade III stakes winner Everyday Heroes has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Dr. Kevin Blach's South Springs Stallion Station in Roswell, N.M.
Green Desert not only helped to establish the reputation of Danzig as a sire of sires but has founded a flourishing line of his own stallion sons in Europe.
A tentative offer has been made on Vinery's Silver Train. If the deal goes through, the stallion would be relocated to Pennsylvania.
Mutakddim, who stands at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington, reached a major milestone this month when he sired his 100th stakes winner.
Nancy Dillman bred Havre de Grace, and her $1.2 million yearling half brother. read blog
Graded stakes winner Thunder Touch sired his first winner when his 2-year-old son Sudden Bolt triumphed at Marquis Downs Aug. 19.
Multiple stakes winner Raise the Bluff came through with his first winner when his 2-year-old son Orlando Xpress scored at Emerald Downs Aug. 20.
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Seeking the Best picked up his first winner as a stallion when his 2-year-old daughter, Family Reserve, defeated Is This a Secret by a neck in a six-furlong maiden claiming event at Woodbine in Canada Aug. 19.
Wild Tale was represented by his first winner as a stallion when his 2-year-old son, Ted's Folly, cruised by 4 lengths in a five-furlong maiden-special-weight race at Remington Park Aug. 18.
Article of Faith was represented by his first winner as a stallion when his 2-year-old daughter, Slacker, captured a five-furlong maiden-special-weight race Aug. 18 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Indiana.
Stonesider, who stands at Highcliff Farm near Delanson, N.Y., was represented by his first winner as a stallion when Goodtime Boy captured the seventh race at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 17.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
When a neurologic problem brought Dixie Union's life to an untimely end at 13, the son of Dixieland Band had not yet left an heir apparent. Precocious son Union Rags now makes a claim.
Green Desert, sire of more than 90 stakes winners who is gaining a reputation as a top sire of sires, has been pensioned at age 28.
Littleexpectations, a stakes-winning son of Valid Appeal, has been purchased by Keith and Marilyn Asmussen to stand their Asmussen Horse Center near Laredo, TX.
WinStar Farm has launched a campaign--called "First Recruits"--to promote the first crop of foals from their multiple grade I-winning stallion Colonel John.
Millionaire Friendly Island was represented by his first winner when Repole Stable's Victory Island rolled to a four-length victory in a maiden special event at Saratoga Aug. 7 in her career debut.
Grade II stakes-placed El Nino sired his initial winner when his son Senor Rain scored at Del Mar Aug 12.
With expectations that funding for the New York-bred program will increase about 100% by 2014, officials hope to strike a balance with plans to expand its offerings and rewards for owners and breeders.
Awesome Spirit came through with his initial winner when his son Intense scored at Santa Rosa Aug. 12 in his first outing.
Graded stakes winner Mustanfar sired his first winner when his son Mukamer won at Finger Lakes Aug. 12 in his initial outing.
Grade I winner Any Given Saturday, who stands at Sheikh Mohammed's Darley near Lexington, was represented by his first two winners Aug 12.
B. Wayne Hughes' Kentucky-based Spendthrift Farm is making its first foray into the New York stallion marketplace. In 2012, it will stand grade I winner Dublin at Keane Stud near Amenia.
Awesome of Course, sire of 2010 Juvenile Filly Champion Awesome Feather, is back in the headlines with winners in both the colt and filly divisions of the Florida Stallion Stakes series' first division.
Spellbinder, a grade II winner, came through with his first winner when his daughter Houdini's Bluff won at Delaware Park Aug. 10.
Soviet Problem, 1994 California Horse of the Year and Breeders Cup Sprint (gr. I) runner-up, has been euthanized due to the infirmities of old age at John Harris' farm near Coalinga, Calif.
Stakes winner Hal's Image sired his first winner when his son Jordan's Image won at Calder Casino and Race Course Aug. 7.
The Unwanted Horse Coalition has announced it will continue its Operation Gelding Program after receiving donations, while CANTER Pennsylvania has launched a program to help offset related costs.
John Sosby, the retired manager of the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., died Aug. 6 at age 73.
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