In her career debut, juvenile filly Risque's Legacy scored a front-running victory in a maiden special weight race Saturday, Aug. 13 at Emerald Downs to become the first winner for Washington-based freshman sire Atta Boy Roy.
Champion and California freshman sire Acclamation gained his first winner Aug. 12 at Del Mar when son Accountability posted a game half-length victory in the eighth race.
The Jockey Club is projecting a 2017 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 22,500, which would match the projection of the 2016 foal crop.
Indiana-based stallion Sangaree saw his first winner Aug. 11, when Sung delivered a front-running victory in a maiden special weight race at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.
Warren Harang III was unanimously voted president of the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association (LTBA) during the board of directors meeting Aug. 6, 2016 in Bossier City.
The Jockey Club will provide a live video stream for the 64th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing from Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has re-elected Dr. J. David Richardson as chairman of its board of trustees, the organization announced Aug. 10.
Nine Tapit yearlings averaged $713,889
Gov. Tom Wolf has told Pennsylvania Thoroughbred breeders the resumption of payment of breeder and stallion awards lies with the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission, so they plan to again ask the regulatory agency to free up the money.
After a stellar 2015/16 season for Cambridge Stud, Sir Patrick and Justine Lady Hogan, Aug. 7 were named New Zealand Breeders of the Year at the annual New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Awards in Auckland.
Sires of earners of $250,000 or more from 2011-13 crops
Crestwood Farm freshman sire Bullet Train, a three-quarters brother to undefeated European champion and hot young sire Frankel, was represented by his first winner Aug. 6 when Difamante went from last to first in his career debut at Gulfstream Park.
Grade I winner and deceased freshman sire Brilliant Speed, who was killed by lightning in his paddock at Three Chimneys Farm last month, was represented by his first winner Aug. 5 when Fly won the second race at Laurel Park in her debut.
Edward Seltzer and Beverly Anderson's homebred 3-year-old colt Surgical Strike has banked $340,813 thus far, which bodes well for his half brother, Preemptive Strike, who broke his maiden in his second start Aug. 5 at Ellis Park.
In our first installment we focused on the new stallions with a half-dozen or more yearlings in the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July sale. Here we will look at 11 other stallions—those that had 50 or more foals in their first crop.
The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association is urging members and non-members to contact Gov. Tom Wolf to facilitate release of breeder and stallion awards that have been suspended since a new horseracing reform law took effect in late February.
New systems are in place to monitor the quality of black-type stakes
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In an effort to consolidate its operations at one of its two Central Kentucky locations, Walmac Farm will put its storied 248-acre Paris Pike property on the market.
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Burden of Proof, a multiple group winner in Europe and a leading sire in India, died Aug. 2 at the age of 24 at Dr. Vijay Mallya's Kunigal Stud where he stood at stud, the farm announced via Twitter.
Pride of Dubai, the only horse to win both Australia’s William Hill Blue Diamond Stakes (Aus-I) and Inglis Sires Produce Stakes (Aus-I), will reverse shuttle to Coolmore Stud’s Irish headquarters for the 2017 season.
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Spendthrift Farm confirmed the sale and relocation of second-crop sires Victor's Cry and Wilburn from its stallion station near Lexington.
The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association has asked Gov. Tom Wolf to facilitate resumption of breeder and stallion awards payments that have been suspended since late March because of ambiguous language in a new racing reform law.
Restoration of payments for Pennsylvania breeder and stallion awards suspended since late March because of incorrect language in an omnibus horseracing reform bill signed into law in late February will have to wait at least another month.
Claiborne Farm sire, euthanized due to the infirmities of old age, produced 91 stakes winners and five champions.
Sunday Silence has more than $21 million in '16 progeny earnings
Dr. Charles Giles, from his band of eight mares, has bred graded stakes winners Mokat and Acapulco.
The Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders' Incentive Fund accumulated $10.36 million from the state's 6% sales tax on stallion fees for fiscal 2016 and expects the number of mares registered to the program to be similar to that of fiscal 2015.
The 16-year-old son of Darshann sired eight graded/group I winners.
Lane's End Texas, one of the Lone Star State's leading Thoroughbred farms, has closed and the three stallions that stood there--Too Much Bling, Grasshopper, and Congaree--have been relocated to Valor Farm near Pilot Point, Texas.
Stonestreet Stables' homebred filly Rachel's Valentina, who is out of Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, has been retired, Stonestreet announced via Twitter July 24.
Juddmonte Farms' unbeaten champion Frankel reached an important milestone as a freshman sire July 23 when his daughter Fair Eva won the Princess Margaret Juddmonte Stakes (Eng-III) at Ascot, providing him with his first stakes winner.
If your brain can sniff out what you remember about Songbird's third dam Torsion Belle, whose four black-type horses appear as siblings to Songbird’s second dam Beaty Sark (by Deputy Minister), a few bells might have started to ring.
Stallion Register to adopt black-type rules
Mark Russell's Charitable Annuity, who won seven of 10 starts including the West Virginia Breeders' Classic last year, was named 2015 West Virginia-Bred Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Breeding, Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, West Region, Mid-Atlantic Region, Kentucky, Southwest Region
The Jockey Club July 20 noted that Reports of Mares Bred for the 2016 breeding season are due by Aug. 1.
Leading sire Tapit reached a significant milestone when his son Cupid won the $500,000 Indiana Derby (gr. II) the evening of June 16 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Breeding, Kentucky, Mid-Atlantic Region, West Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, Northeast Region, Midwest Region
The deadline for nominations for the new Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards is Aug. 1, officials said July 19.
Grade I winner Gemologist was represented by his first winner July 16, when first-time starter Morganite captured the eighth race at Del Mar.
Freshman sire Dialed In gained his first black-type winner when Ruffenuff set the pace and won the $50,000 Princess Margaret Stakes by 6 3/4 lengths in her debut July 16 at Northlands Park.
The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association July 15 said it continues to work on restoring payments for breeder and stallion awards after corrective language failed to win approval before the state General Assembly adjourned.
Grade I-winning freshman sire stood at Three Chimneys Farm, the longtime home of his sire, Dynaformer.
Grade I winner Stormy Lucy, who topped the Fasig-Tipton July selected horses of racing age sale July 11 when she sold for $575,000, will be bred to Frankel on Southern Hemisphere breeding time this year.
Rise of Empire Maker and his sons and grandsons is good for Cherokee Run as a broodmare sire.
The Pennsylvania Senate July 11 passed a bill that in part restores earlier language that governs the state Thoroughbred breeding fund.
Tom's Ready, winner of the Woody Stephen Stakes (gr. II) in June, will stand at Spendthrift Farm upon his retirement following an agreement with owner GMB Racing to acquire the breeding rights to the son of More Than Ready.
The Factor was represented by his first winner July 9 when Senora Acero drove to a two-length triumph in the sixth race at Ellis Park.
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.
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