Here we go again, folks. The first yearling sale of 2016 will take place July 12 at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky’s base in Lexington, and of the 347 cataloged, 122 (35%) are by 23 stallions that entered stud in 2014.
Grade I winner Gabriel Charles has been retired following the discovery that he bowed a tendon, trainer Jeff Mullins said July 7.
Presque Isle Downs juvenile victor Jay Wow became the first winner for Darby Dan Farm sire Jersey Town July 6.
Presentations and discussions about the successful Time to Ride campaign and benefits of microchipping highlighted the American Horse Council's annual meeting that wrapped up June 14 with the National Issues Forum.
The Racing Australia Board July 4 announced controversial new rules for the registration of Thoroughbred foals and their owners that bring them under the Australian Rules of Racing, despite an outcry from breeders.
Classic winner Animal Kingdom will get a rest in Kentucky for the second half of 2016 rather than heading to Australia for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
Spendthrift Farm stallion Can the Man, whose first North American offspring are foals of 2016, will not shuttle to B. Wayne Hughes satellite facility in Australia for the upcoming Southern Hemisphere season, the farm announced July 3.
King Glorious, a California-bred multiple grade I winner and successful sire, passed away at the age of 30 in Japan, Kate Hunter of Paca Paca Farms shared via Twitter July 2.
Pensioned stallion Cherokee Run has been euthanized because of declining health, Darley announced July 2.
Training Progeny of Curlin
Legislation that would change the parameters of the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Breeding Fund cleared a House of Representatives committee June 27.
A restored 200-year-old horse barn at Greenbriar Farm in Alburtis, Pa., was completely destroyed by fire the night of June 26. No horses were injured.
Trainer John Servis June 26 selected Sagamore Farm's filly by Into Mischief out of the Not For Love mare Roadtohanna as champion of the 82nd annual Maryland Horse Breeders Association's Maryland-bred yearling show.
I'll Have Another, a United States champion and classic winner who stands in Japan, gained his first winner June 25 when Un Autre won his debut at Tokyo Racecourse.
There are two overriding theories of how breeders decide on a mating for racing, and possible future breeding success: Paper Pedigree Analysis and Physical Analysis.
Three stallions from Rockridge Stud near Hudson, NY., will ship to Uruguay for Southern Hemisphere breeding in 2016.
The 9-year-old son of Unbridled's Song sits atop the first-crop sire list and already has a stakes winner in Tremont Stakes victor Silver Mission.
Uncle Mo's remarkable start at stud begs the question of whether he has been the most successful first-crop and second-crop sire ever in North America.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission announced June 21 the committee structure and members for the upcoming fiscal year, July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017.
Discreetly Mine is the sire of eight black-type performers from three crops of racing age sired during his time at Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.
The TTA's human awards weren't announced in advance, and the top honor, the T.I. "Pops" Harkins Award for lifetime achievement, went to William S. Farish III.
Central Kentucky sire Stormy Atlantic gained his 100th black-type winner June 17 when Tahanee won the Omega (Arg-III) at San Isidro in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The sire power lost when Scat Daddy collapsed and died suddenly Dec. 14, 2015, at age 11 was substantial, but he has six sons standing at stud.
Mike Moreno of Southern Equine Farm will donate $5,000 to the Racetrack Chaplaincy of Saratoga in the name of the person whose suggestion is picked as the name of Moreno's Bodemeister colt.
On the night of June 18, Effinex will continue the ride of a lifetime for breeder and veterinarian Dr. Russell Cohen when he competes in $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
The races faced by the first winners for freshman sires Get Stormy and Calimonco could not have been more different.
Peachtree Stable went to $250,000 to land an Into Mischief filly June 16 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale
The final 2-year-old by leading sire Tapit being offered at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale is scheduled to go through the ring during the June 16 third session.
Lady Aurelia was incredibly impressive in her second start, winning the five-furlong Queen Mary Stakes (Eng-II) at Royal Ascot, on ground probably not to her liking.
WinStar Farm and Woodford Thoroughbreds have partnered to acquire the breeding rights to Repole Stable's leading 3-year-old colt Outwork, winner of this year's Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) from the first crop of sire sensation Uncle Mo.
Sunday Silence and Easy Goer carried their rivalry through each Triple Crown race, much as Affirmed and Alydar had done years earlier.
Carrie Brogden of Machmer Hall Farm, which bred champion mare Tepin, noted the large number of recent graded stakes winners that were raised at farms within a six-mile radius near Paris, Ky.
Half brothers finished one-two in the $75,000 Sydney Gendelman Memorial Handicap for Ohio-breds on the turf June 11 at Belterra Park Gaming.
Silver Mission takes the Tremont Stakes by six lengths.
Examining a widely held hypothesis that Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winners are not taken as seriously as potential commercial stallions as winners of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) or Preakness Stakes (gr. I), or both.
First-crop sire Bodemeister's first winner also became his first stakes winner when Bode's Dream, a gray or roan filly out of Frolic's Dream (by Smoke Glacken), won the $200,000 Asotria Stakes at Belmont Park.
Spendthrift Farm freshman sire Dominus sired his first winner from his first starter when the filly P Boo reported home first by 4 1/4 lengths in a $28,000 maiden special weight race at Evangeline Downs.
Curalina joins Stopchargingmaria, Sheer Drama, Cavorting, and others in a short but strong field June 11 at Belmont Park.
Breeders enjoy Beholder's talents from the farm.
At a mile and a half, the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) has always been considered the true test of stamina and ability among Thoroughbreds, according to leading horsemen from the 1960s.
Jim Weigel has just three broodmares, but has bred classic-placed Creative Cause and Belmont Stakes (gr. I) contender Destin out of his mare Dream of Summer.
An unusually marked white-headed foal was born June 5 at Mike Moreno's Southern Equine Farm near Midway. The colt is a son of Bodemeister out of Out for Revenge, by Bernardini.
Airdrie Stud's rock-solid sire Proud Citizen was euthanized June 4 due to complications from laminitis.
Taking advantage of racing's "What have you done for me lately?" mindset, Keith Desormeaux has found value at sales, an angle he says helped him land classic winner Exaggerator and Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Texas Red.
Multiple grade I winner Mshawish has been retired from racing after a minor soft tissue injury was discovered June 3 at Belmont Park.
Maryland sire has set the stage for the A.P. Indy sire line
Was West Virginia's leading third-crop sire
Kentucky-bred filly wins in England
Not For Love, Maryland's leading sire for more than a dozen years, was euthanized the evening of May 29 because of complications from colic.
The 2016 Pennsylvania-bred stakes schedule, valued at $2.2 million, kicked off May 28 at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course and will continue June 4 at Parx Racing.
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