Eaton Sales announced today that trainer Jack Sisterson, assistant to Doug O'Neill, has accepted a position with the consignment company and will start his employment as account executive during the upcoming Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sales.
Champion Will Take Charge's fee held steady at $30,000
WinStar Farm will launch Nov. 4 its new WinStar Incentive Network (WIN), a new rewards program for the breeders of WinStar-sired racehorses that goes into effect in time for this week’s Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita Park.
With five starters in the Breeders' Cup, Hill 'n' Dale Farm set Curlin's 2017 fee at $150,000.
Dialed In and Shackleford set at $15,000.
Stud fees for Medaglia d'Oro and Bernardini unchanged at $150,000 and $100,000, respectively.
Into Mischief's fee rises, while Malibu Moon's drops
The grade I-winning son of Pleasant Tap out of the same family as Nyquist will stand for $4,000.
This year's Kentucky Derby winner and son of Uncle Mo will enter stud at Darley at Jonabell near Lexington. He'll stand for $40,000.
The 4-year-old son of Flatter and multiple graded stakes winner will enter stud in 2017 with a $10,000 fee.
Grade I winner Sidney's Candy, who has stood at WinStar Farm since 2012, will take up permanent residence at Ricardo Benedicto's Haras La Pasion in Argentina where he will stand during the Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
Westrock Stables' son of Medaglia d'Oro will start one more time this year.
The upcoming mixed sales in Kentucky will be the first time we will be able to see a cornucopia of weanlings from stallions that entered stud in 2015.
HnR Nothhaft Horse Racing's Living The Life (IRE) has been retired and will not run in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I), trainer Gary Mandella said Oct. 27.
The Breeders' Cup announced today the introduction of the Breeders' Edition of the Breeders' Cup World Championship Trophy, which will be awarded to the breeder of the winner of each of the 2016 World Championship races.
Dolphus C. Morrison, breeder and initial owner of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, died Oct. 26 in Columbia, Mo. after a long illness.
This week is a recap of the 1988 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Churchill Downs, written by Kimberly Herbert with the headline "Mile After Mile" from the 1988 BloodHorse Breeders' Cup special issue.
Drosselmeyer, one of only eight horses to win an American classic and the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), has been purchased by Stud TNT and will remain in Brazil to stand stud.
Spendthrift Farm's two best current racehorses will almost surely make their final runs on the racetrack during the Breeders' Cup Nov. 4-5 at Santa Anita Park.
The 2017 entering-year son of Medaglia d'Oro will stand for $20,000. California Chrome's 2017 fee will be decided after the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
Dual group I winner Twilight Son has retired from racing and will stand in 2017 at Cheveley Park Stud in Newmarket.
Fastinating Allie hit the wire first in a six furlong race at Zia Park Oct. 24 to become the first winner for Monterey Jazz.
Cinco Charlie, a graded stakes-winning juvenile by Indian Charlie, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm in Kentucky.
Epsom Derby and Irish Derby winner Harzand will enter stud in 2017 at the Aga Khan's Gilltown Stud
Multiple stakes winner Mosler will stand at Country Life Farm in 2017 for $4,000.
Pioneerof the Nile, sire of 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) victor Classic Empire, will head up WinStar Farm's 22-stallion roster in 2017 and stand for an advertised fee of $110,000.
John C. Oxley's 2001 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Monarchos died the morning of Oct. 22, after displaying signs of internal discomfort Oct. 21 and undergoing emergency surgery to repair a ruptured intestine. He was 18.
Brava Stable's Louisiana-bred filly gets up to win by a head Oct. 20 at Delta Downs.
Grade I winner Nobiz Like Shobiz arrived Oct.11 at Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement farm in Georgetown, Ky.
Dr. Warren Center's Center Hills Farm buys a half-interest in the son of Indian Charlie.
Maybe it was the extra distance or maybe it was the sloppy going, but in his third start Hotfoot became freshman sire Aikenite's first winner with a 9 1/2-length gate-to-wire romp in a $62,500 maiden claiming race Oct. 21 at Belmont Park.
The number of stallions declined 1.8% from the 1,449 reported at this time in 2015, and the number of mares bred decreased 2.5% from the 34,627 reported last year.
Valerie Dailey, Brent Fernung, and Phil Matthews have been named to the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association board of directors, George Isaacs and Milan Kosanovich return to the board, and Fernung was elected president.
Just Jack, a consistent 3-year-old homebred for Dr. Michael Harrison, will face the stiffest test of his young career Saturday when he takes on older rivals in the $150,000 Million Classic at a mile and a furlong.
Cricket Goodall has seen Maryland Million grow and flourish to become the second-biggest day on the state's racing calendar behind only the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), and even serve as the inspiration for copycat events throughout North America.
Thoroughbred owner and breeder Judy Klosterman died at her home Oct. 13 from complications of Parkinson's disease. She was 78.
In its first industry conference Oct. 18 in Lexington, the Kentucky Equine Education Project celebrated important progress the group helped make a reality while continuing to emphasize the importance of all breeds working together.
With the continued urbanization of the U.S., speakers at the Kentucky Equine Education Project conference Oct. 18 in Lexington said it's more important than ever for industry participants to reach out to the general public.
The 13-year-old son of Forestry has sired nine graded stakes winners.
Group I winner Dariyan will be the first Aga Khan homebred to stand at Haras de Bonneval since Siyouni in 2011.
International success at the highest levels and strong commercial results allow War Front's fee to rise to $250,000 from $200,000 in 2016.
Three-time grade I winner Lord Nelson will stand at his owner B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm upon retirement, the farm announced Oct. 16.
Octagonal, Australia's Horse of the Year in 1996, was euthanized at Godolphin Woodlands Oct. 15, according to Darley.
Australian champion and young stallion Vancouver will reverse shuttle from Coolmore Australia to Coolmore's Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky. for the 2017 breeding season.
Quiet American, whose champion son Real Quiet won the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), has been euthanized.
Walter M. Hillenmeyer III has been named the 2016 Ted Bates Farm Manager of the Year, the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers' Club announced Oct. 14.
Swifty Farms to stand Rockport Harbor's best son, who raced from 2 to 8 and won four graded stakes.
Four defending champions and six other past winners are among the 185 nominees to nine stakes on the 31st annual Jim McKay Maryland Million Day program Oct. 22 at Laurel Park.
The Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) lost a heavy hitter Oct. 13 when it was announced that multiple grade I winner Cavorting is out due to cannon bone bruising.
Dubawi had just the one representative in Book 2 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale, and demand for the sire's progeny remained high.
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