Thoroughbred Breeding

Thoroughbred stallion and farm news plus pedigree analysis

  • Even the Score

    Even the Score's Fee Remains at $15,000

    Millennium Farms has announced 2010 stud fees for its Kentucky stallions, including a decrease in two fees and three others which remain at 2009 levels.

  • Giant's Causeway

    Giant's Causeway's Fee Drops

    Not even a No. 1 ranking on this year's leading sires list and 23 stakes winners could keep Giant's Causeway's fee from going down for 2010.

  • Avenue of Flags to Winners Circle in NM

    Avenue of Flags, sire of this year's Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint winner California Flag, will stand in 2010 for a private fee at James Wasson's Winners Circle Bloodstock Farms near Las Cruces, N.M.

  • Distorted Reality to Fleming Thoroughbred

    Distorted Reality, a multiple stakes winner by Distorted Humor, will stand in 2010 for a private fee at Marvin Fleming's Fleming Thoroughbred Farm near Willcox, Ariz.

  • Distorted Humor's Fee Reduced to $100,000

    Distorted Humor, who ranks second on this year's leading sire's list, has undergone a cut in his stud fee. He will stand in 2010 for $100,000, down from $150,000 in 2009.

  • Crafty Shaw Sires First Winner

    Millionaire Crafty Shaw came through with his first winner when his daughter Money's the Object won Nov. 14 at Mountaineer Park.

  • Major Sire Red Ransom Euthanized

    Prominent international sire Red Ransom, who helped perpetuate the Roberto/Hail to Reason male line, was euthanized Nov. 14 because of complications following intestinal surgery.

  • Birdstone

    Birdstone's Fee Upped to $30,000

    Birdstone, sire of two of the three United States classic winners this year, will stand in 2010 for $30,000, up from $10,000, at the Beck family's Gainesway Farm near Lexington.

  • Repent to Stand at Empire Stud

    Repent, whose son Crown of Thorns ran second in the Nov. 7 Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), will stand in 2010 at Empire Stud near Hudson, N.Y.

  • Bernstein

    Bernstein's Fee Reduced

    Castleton Lyons (Shane Ryan, president) has reduced the fee for Bernstein to $25,000 from $27,500.

  • Northview Cuts Stallion Fees

    Dr. Tom Bowman and Richard Golden's Northview Stallion Station has reduced the fees for 11 of its stallions and will stand Two Punch for a private fee in 2010.

  • More Than Ready to Stand for $30,000

    More Than Ready, who has 2009 progeny earnings of $4.4 million, will command the highest 2010 fee of the 10 stallions standing at Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington.

  • 2007 Breeders' Cup Mile winner Kip Deville<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D2631628%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    BC Winner Kip Deville Retired

    Kip Deville, the 2007 NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner and the 2008 runner-up, has been retired from racing because of a series of ailments.

  • Colonel John will stand at WinStar Farm.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8620404%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Colonel John Retired to WinStar

    Colonel John, one of only two 3-year-old colts to win as many as two grade I stakes in North America in 2008, has been retired from racing to stand at Bill Casner and Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky.

  • Posse to Stand in New York

    Posse, fifth on this year's leading third-crop sire's list, will stand in 2010 at Empire Stud near Hudson, N.Y.

  • Roman Ruler to Remain at $20,000

    Roman Ruler, second on the first-crop sire's list by progeny earnings, will stand for the same $20,000 fee that he stood for in 2009.

  • Consolidator

    Consolidator to Stand at Journeyman

    Consolidator, one of the leading first-crop sires by number of winners this year, will stand in 2010 at Brent and Crystal Fernung's Journeyman Stud near Ocala, Fla.

  • Millennium, Moon Lake Farm Announce Alliance

    Ro Parra's Millennium Farms near Lexington and John Turner's Moon Lake Farm near Elm Grove, La. have announced an alliance between their operations. Turner's farm will be renamed Millennium Farms at Moon Lake.

  • Malibu Moon

    Malibu Moon to Stand for $40,000

    Malibu Moon, who ranks 12th on the leading sire's list, will stand in 2010 for the same $40,000 fee he stood for in 2009.

  • Zensational will stand the 2010 breeding season at Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8461205%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Zensational Retired to Hill 'n' Dale

    Zensational, the first horse to win three consecutive grade I sprint stakes, has arrived at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington to stand the 2010 breeding season.

  • Mastercraftsman will stand at Coolmore Stud in Ireland.

    Mastercraftsman retired; 2010 Coolmore fees

    Mastercraftsman, last year's Cartier Award-winning juvenile male and a classic winner in 2009, will join his sire Danehill Dancer at John Magnier and partners' Coolmore Stud in Ireland.

  • Zenyatta in the Winner' Circle after her Classic victory.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8609368%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Sire and Pedigree Notes - Breeders' Cup 2009

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Alan Porter recaps the 2009 Breeders' Cup with pedigree observations about the sire lines, dominant female families, and inbreeding of the 14 winners.

  • Ghostzapper to Stand for $50,000

    Ghostzapper, who began his stallion career in 2006 for a fee of $200,000, will stand in 2010 for $50,000 at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs near Paris, Ky.

  • Cactus Ridge to Vinery for 2010

    Cactus Ridge, who ranks among the leading third-crop sires of 2009, will stand the 2010 breeding season at Vinery near Lexington. The 8-year-old son of Hennessy previously stood at Walmac Farm.

  • Gulch

    Gulch Pensioned; A.P. Indy's Fee Cut

    Champion Gulch has been pensioned from stallion duty because of declining fertility at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.; A.P. Indy to stand for $150,000 as farm announces 2010 stud fees.

  • Blame has a pedigree many generations in the making.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8591984%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Claiborne Happy to Accept Blame

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P>With Claiborne bloodlines on the top and bottom, Fayette Stakes (gr. II) winner Blame has a pedigree many generations in the making.

  • Melbourne Cup Winner by Street Cry

    Street Cry's status as a top international stallion took on new meaning when his son Shocking captured one of the world's greatest races, the Emirates Melbourne Cup (Aust-I).

  • Rebellion to Stand at Norse Ridge

    Multiple graded stakes winner Rebellion, second in last year's TVG Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, will enter stud in 2010 at Norse Ridge Farm in King Township, Ontario, Canada.

  • Yeats to Stand at Coolmore

    Yeats, a three-time Cartier Award-winning stayer, will stand in 2010 as a flat stallion at John Magnier and partners' Coolmore Stud in Ireland instead of as a National Hunt stallion at the farm as previously announced.

  • Greatness to Ghost Ridge in PA

    Greatness, a 10-year-old son of Mr. Prospector, will stand in 2010 at Tarry Bratton's Ghost Ridge Farms near Brogue, Pa

  • Chitoz to Eureka in Texas

    Chitoz, a course-recording-equaling stakes winner, will enter stud in 2010 at Mike Grossman's Eureka Thoroughbred Farm near Fredericksburg, Texas.

  • Catienus to Stand at McMahon in New York

    Catienus, a former New York leading sire, will stand in 2010 at Joe and Anne McMahon's McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds near Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Conduit in the 2008 Breeders&#39; Cup Turf.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D6458147%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Conduit to Stand in Japan

    Ballymacoll Stud has reached an agreement with Shigeyuki Okada of Big Red Farm in Japan to sell its homebred Conduit for stud duty.

  • My Pal Charlie

    My Pal Charlie Retired; to Stand in Louisiana

    My Pal Charlie, who won the 2008 Super Derby (gr. II) and placed in five other graded stakes, has been retired and will stand in 2010 at Michele Rodriguez and Lee Daniel Thomas' Elite Thoroughbreds near Folsom, La.

  • Max's Pal On the Move to Indiana

    Max's Pal has been relocated to the Indiana Stallion Station near Anderson, Ind., for the 2010 breeding season. The 14-year-old son of Marquetry previously stood at Lambholm South near Reddick, Fla. He will be standing as the property of a syndicate and will stand for $1,500 live foal.

  • Cherokee Run

    Champion Cherokee Run Pensioned

    Cherokee Run, a champion sprinter who went on to become a successful stallion, has been pensioned from stallion duty at Sheikh Mohammed's Darley near Lexington because of fertility problems and lameness issues.

  • Price Reduction for NY Foal Nominations

    The New York Thoroughbred Breeders and New York Racing Association announced a price reduction in foal nominations to the New York Stallion Stakes Series for progeny of New York-based stallions.

  • Golden Ransom to Buena Suerta Equine

    Golden Ransom, a 10-year-old son of Hennessy, will stand in 2010 at Dr. Leonard Blach's Buena Suerta Equine near Roswell, N.M., for a fee of $2,000.