Spectaculardynasty, one of the last remaining sons at stud of the great champion Spectacular Bid, died May 31 of a heart attack.
Immerse, dam of grade I winner Stephen Got Even, was euthanized May 14 because of foaling complications.
French-based sire Marchand de Sable died at Haras de Bernesq at age 19, according to a Racingpost.com report.
Pioneering, a half-brother to two-time leading sire Storm Cat, might be headed to Brazil to continue his stallion career.
Grade II winner A. P. Arrow has been purchased for stallion duty by Summerhill Stud, Drakenstein Stud, and a European investor.
Darley stallion Dubawi sired his first winner when his son Dubai Story won May 27 at Marseille-Borely.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
It would have been hard to predict that Bribon would achieve his most prestigious victory at age 6 on American dirt when he made his juvenile debut in a seven-furlong event at Saint-Cloud in France.
Grade II winner Wimbledon was represented by his first winner when his son Fast Serve won May 24 at Lone Star Park.
Grade I winner Kela was represented by his first winner when his daughter Our Tekela Rose won May 24 at Arlington Park in her initial start.
Grade II winner Limehouse came through with his first winner when his daughter Lover's House won May 21 at Hollywood Park.
Grade I winner Midas Eyes sired his first winner when his daughter Deposit Record won May 23 at Delaware Park.
Canadian grade II winner Dance With Ravens sired his first winner when his son Old Line State won May 23 at Penn National.
Grade II winner Fantasticat sired his first winner when his daughter Fantasyland won May 22 at Pimlico.
Graded stakes winner Gators N Bears came through with his first winner when Ally Bear won May 21 at Penn National.
A full sister to 2008 champion 3-year-old filly Proud Spell was foaled May 17.
MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter
Thanks to Mine That Bird and Rachel Alexandra, respectively, both Birdstone and Medaglia d'Oro have achieved the distinction of becoming Classic sires with their first crops. But how much of a boost will it really give them?
Broad Brush, the leading sire of 1994 in North America who was pensioned from stallion duty at Gainesway Farm in June of 2004, was euthanized May 15 at the Lexington farm. He was 26.
Barathea, the 1994 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner, was euthanized May 14 at Liam Cashman's Rathbarry Stud in Fermoy, Ireland, because of complications from laminitis.
Grade I winner Southern Image, whose first winner won in Mexico, was represented by his initial winner in the United States May 14 at Hollywood Park.
Emeritus sired his first winner when his son Empire of the Sun won May 15 at Golden Gate Fields.
Air Crew became the first winner for millionaire and grade II winner Pollard's Vision when he won May 17 in Italy.
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Horse of the Year Azeri foaled a Ghostzapper filly May 17.
Dynaformer, who stands at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., has reached the 100 mark by number of stakes winners.
Grade III winner Indian Ocean got his first winner, at Calder Race Course May 16.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced that it will hold a Thoroughbred Breeding Clinic in Lexington May 29-31.
Artax, champion sprinter of 1999, will stand the Southern Hemisphere breeding season at Dr. Adriano Quadros' Haras Henrique Waihrich in Brazil.
Patrick Hogan announced that Stravinsky will return to his Cambridge Stud in New Zealand for the upcoming breeding season after an absence of two years.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
If one was inclined to follow the form book literally, there had to be few better bets in a stakes race May 9 than Mythical Power in the Lone Star Derby (gr. III).
Mackie, who sold for big prices at auction, was euthanized March 18 because of foaling complications while delivering an offspring by Any Given Saturday.
Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Farm announced that grade II winner Silent Name will stand the Southern Hemisphere breeding season at Haras Ponta Pora in Brazil.
A full brother to two-time Horse of the Year Curlin was born April 29 at Fares Farm.
Gone West, a prominent sire while standing at Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington, will be pensioned after he finishes breeding this year.
Real Quiet, the 1998 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner and champion 3-year-old male, will stand the Southern Hemisphere breeding season at Haras Cuatro Piedras in Uruguay.
Grade I winner Forest Danger sired his first winner when his son Recession Buster won May 7 at Golden Gate Fields.
Tale of Ekati, winner last year of the Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I), has been sent to John Phillips' Darby Dan Farm near Lexington.
Darley stallion Librettist will shuttle from Europe to Westbury Stud in Karaka, New Zealand, for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
Committed, a champion sprinter in England and France and granddam of Eclipse Award winner English Channel, was euthanized May 3 at owner Gerald Ford's Diamond A Ranch near Versailles, Ky.
Graded stakes winner Twilight Meteor has been retired from racing for stallion duty.
MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter
The first Saturday in May is a red-letter day on the American racing calendar Derby Day. But it is also an important day in European racing as the European Classic season kicks off with the Two Thousand Guineas. This year's Guineas was won by Christopher Tsui's Sea The Stars (IRE) and was quite as memorable for the connections of the winner as for the winner himself.
Starry Pursuit has been retired from racing to become a broodmare for owners Peter Abruzzo and John Carver.
Elusive Quality, North America's leading sire the year his son Smarty Jones won the 2004 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), will to shuttle to Stud TNT in Brazil.
Dolphus C. Morrison and Lamantia, Blackburn & Needham/Betz Thoroughbreds will be $100,000 richer as a result of the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) wins by Rachel Alexandra and Mine That Bird, respectively.
Darley Australia has announced the stud fees of its 27 stallions for the 2009 breeding season.
Citronnade, a homebred grade I winner for Frank Stronach's Stronach Stables, was euthanized April 1 following colic surgery.
Hard Knocker, a stakes-producing daughter of Raja Baba, died May 1 in her paddock at Jim FitzGerald's Knockgriffin Farm near Lexington.
Alan Porter takes a closer look at Desert Party and Regal Ransom, the pair of Dubai-based horses in this year's Kentucky Derby.
Alabama Nana, a New York graded stakes winner, died April 29 because of complications from the infirmities of old age.
Texas stallions Grande's Grandslam and Serazzo died in April.
Coolmore Australia has announced service fees for the 2009 season, headed by Encosta de Lago, who will stand at a reduced fee of $220,000.
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