Thoroughbred Breeding

Thoroughbred stallion and farm news plus pedigree analysis

  • Ivan Denisovich Sires First Winner

    Ivan Denisovich, an English group II winner and a grade I stakes performer in the United States, was represented by his initial winner when his son Premier Clarets won May 20 at Haydock in England.

  • Snow Chief

    Champion Snow Chief Dies

    Snow Chief, the 1986 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner and champion 3-year-old male, died Preakness Day of an apparent heart attack. The 27-year-old son of Reflected Glory stood at Eagle Oak Ranch near Paso Robles, Calif.

  • Mass Media's First Winner Scores at Calder

    The first two starters by grade I winner Mass Media raced against each other in a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight race for 2-year-old fillies at Calder Race Course May 15 and finished first and second.

  • Skip Away in 2003.

    Skip Away Dies of Heart Attack

    Skip Away, the 1998 Horse of the Year and currently third on the all-time leading earners list in North America, dies of heart attack at Rick Trontz' Hopewell Farm near Midway, Ky.

  • Silver Train Sires First Winners

    Breeders' Cup winner Silver Train has come through with a pair of 2-year-old winners from his first crop of foals.

  • The Lady's Groom Sires First Winner

    Stakes winner The Lady's Groom came through with his first winner when his 3-year-old daughter Aintnomisbehavin won May 9 at Hastings Racecourse.

  • Blind Luck, daughter of Pollard's Vision, won the Kentucky Oaks on April 30.<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%3D8937333%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Pollard's Vision to Shuttle to Argentina

    Pollard's Vision, sire of Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Blind Luck, will shuttle to La Mission near Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season.

  • La Troienne

    Inside Pedigrees: Super Breeding

    Super Saver replete with seven lines of La Troienne. Maria's Mon, sire of Super Saver has a double of La Troienne including Busanda via faultless Buckpasser. Supercharger, dam of Super Saver, has five lines of La Troienne.

  • Red Ransom Sires 100th Stakes Winner

    Red Ransom came through with his 100th stakes winner when his son Snow Alert won the XXXX Gold Hawkesbury Rowley Mile (Aust-I) at Hawkesbury May 1.

  • Silver Music Dies at 19

    Silver Music, a graded stakes winning son of Silver Ghost, died May 1 while covering a mare at Sarah Warmack's Hilltop Farm near Gordonsville, Va.

  • Thewayyouare to Shuttle to Windsor Park

    French group I winner Thewayyouare will shuttle to Nelson Schick's Windsor Park Stud near Cambridge, New Zealand, for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season.

  • Derby Trial winner Hurricane Ike

    Hurricane Ike to Make Landfall at Preakness

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />His Derby Trial victory effectively dashed the Derby hopes of two competitors seeking graded earnings, but Hurricane Ike will use the win as a Preakness Stakes prep.

  • Historic Hermitage Farm Sold

    Louisville entrepreneurs and philanthropists Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson have purchased historic Hermitage Farm in Goshen, Ky., from Carl Pollard, who will continue his breeding operation on the property.

  • Worldly Manner Dead

    Grade II winner Worldly Manner, who was purchased privately by Godolphin in the fall of his 2-year-old season in 1998, died April 26 from a heart attack while covering a mare in Texas.

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    Life Is Sweet in Foal to Smart Strike

    Life Is Sweet, the 2009 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) winner for Martin and Pam Wygod, has been pronounced in foal to Smart Strike.

  • Quest for Fame Pensioned

    Quest for Fame, an Epsom Derby (Eng-I) winner and prominent Australian sire, has been pensioned from stallion duty at Sheikh Mohammed's Darley Australia.

  • Mushka winning the grade I 2009 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes

    Grade I Winner Mushka Retired

    Elizabeth Moran's grade I winner Mushka has been retired from racing because of an ankle issue and booked to Distorted Humor.

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    Exhi Emerges as Sophomore Standout

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter<br />Descending from one of Canada's leading female families, Exhi hit his stride just a bit too late for likely KY Derby eligibility, but he's a good bet for other big races in 2010.

  • Primal Storm Sires First Winner

    Primal Storm's first winner, the filly Lady Primal, became the stallion's initial stakes winner. Lady Primal captured the April 18 Manor Downs Thoroughbred Futurity.

  • Elusive Quality

    Elusive Quality to Shuttle to Brazil

    Elusive Quality, North America's leading sire the year his son Smarty Jones was voted champion 3-year-old male of 2004, will shuttle to Brazil for the second straight year.

  • Jet Phone Sires First Winner

    Texas stallion Jet Phone sired his first winner when his son Aces N Kings won April 16 at Lone Star Park in his initial start.