Keyword: Antony Beck

  • Karakontie

    Gainesway Tries Old Formula With New Stallion

    Though Gainesway stands Tapit, the leading sire who commands the highest North American stud fee, and brought Empire Maker back from Japan for 2016, the farm is all in on Karakontie, who shares several ties with Kingmambo.

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    Gainesway Buys Interest in Karakontie

    Gainesway Farm has purchcased a partial interest in 2014 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner Karakontie from the Niarchos family, it was announced Oct. 22. A stud fee will be announced following the Breeders' Cup.

  • Empire Maker, the grandsire of American Pharoah, will stand at Gainesway in 2016.
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    Empire Maker Coming Home to Kentucky

    After five years in Japan, Empire Maker is returning to Kentucky to stand at Gainesway, farm president Antony Beck confirmed Sept. 29. The stallion was purchased in partnership with Don Alberto Corp.

  • Hip 614 sells for $2.1 million

    Whisper Hill Farm Lands $2.1M Tapit Colt

    Mandy Pope's Whisper Hill Farm went to $2.1 million to land a Tapit colt about midway through the third session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 16 in Lexington, the highest price paid so far at the sale.

  • Gainesway Buys Mares for New Stallions

    Antony Beck of Gainesway, which stands new stallions To Honor and Serve and Tapizar, has been shopping at both the Keeneland November breeding stock sale and the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale for mares.

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    Tapizar to Stand at Gainesway

    Multiple graded stakes winner Tapizar, winner of the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) Nov. 3, will enter stud in 2013 at the Beck family's Gainesway Farm near Lexington.

  • 2012 Breeders' Cup Site Decision Due Soon

    The host site for the 2012 Breeders' Cup World Championships could be announced before the end of June or in early July, with Belmont Park, Churchill Downs, and Santa Anita the three finalists.

  • Jess Jackson

    Owner Jess Jackson Dies at Age 81

    Winemaker and prominent Thoroughbred owner Jess Jackson, whose Stonestreet Stable campaigned Rachel Alexandra and Curlin, died April 21 after a lengthy illness. He was 81.

  • Mr Greeley

    Mr. Greeley Euthanized

    Gainesway Farm stallion Mr. Greeley was euthanized early Nov. 30. The 18-year-old son of Gone West was diagnosed with laminitis several weeks ago. His condition recently deteriorated.

  • Afleet Express

    Travers Winner Afleet Express to Gainesway

    Afleet Express, tenacious winner of the $1 million Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga against a stellar field, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2011 season at the Beck family's Gainesway Farm near Lexington.

  • Graham Beck

    Gainesway's Graham Beck Dies at 80

    Graham Beck, the South African winemaker and a leading international breeder who bought Gainesway Farm in Lexington in 1989, has died in London at age 80, according to Bloomberg News.

  • Mr. Greeley

    Mr. Greeley's Fee Lowered to $75,000

    Gainesway has lowered the 2009 stud fee for Mr. Greeley from $100,000 to $75,000, payable when a live foal stands and nurses.

  • Fasig-Tipton Forms Advisory Board

    Fasig-Tipton has formed an advisory board of directors to assist the company's management in its auction ventures and other related initiatives in the Thoroughbred industry. Fasig-Tipton chairman Walt Robertson is chairing the advisory board, and Fasig-Tipton chairman emeritus D. G. Van Clief Jr. is a board member.

  • J Be K

    J Be K to Gainesway

    Ahmed Zayat's Zayat Stables' J Be K has been retired from racing and will enter stud in 2009 at the Beck family's Gainesway Farm near Lexington. His 2009 fee will be $10,000.

  • Unwanted Horses: A Challenge for Sellers

    With the economy struggling and the buy-back/no bid rates at Thoroughbred auctions rising, the issue of unwanted horses is a growing concern. Antony Beck, president of Gainesway Farm in Lexington, decided to try to do something about by sponsoring an adoption service on the Web site of The Blood-Horse's sister publication, The Horse (www.TheHorse.com).

  • Sales Draw Sport Horse Enthusiasts

    Tennessee equestrian and horse breeder Lisa Cook wanted a Thoroughbred mare to breed to her Thoroughbred stallion, but perceived high prices always prevented her from buying one at high profile auctions such as Kentucky's Keeneland sale. But since the economy drove prices at this year's Keeneland September yearling sale downward, sport horse enthusiasts like Cook might be thinking differently.

  • Winning Colors (right) winning the 1988 Kentucky Derby with Gary Stevens in the irons.

    Winning Colors Euthanized

    Winning Colors, winner of the 1988 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), was euthanized Feb. 17 following complications from colic at Hagyard Davidson McGee vet clinic near Lexington. The 23-year-old Caro mare, who was in foal to Mr. Greeley at the time of her death, was buried at Greentree Farm, a division of Gainesway Farm near Lexington. Bloodhorse.com salutes the champion mare with a <b>special slide show</b>.

  • For Gainesway, It's One for the Home Team

    Watching the Aug. 18 Alabama (gr. I) on the jumbo monitor on the first floor of the clubhouse at Saratoga, Michael Hernon pumped his fist in the air as Bentley L. Smith's homebred Lady Joanne crossed the wire first in the 1 1/4-mile race for 3-year-old fillies.

  • TCA Adds New Board Members

    Thoroughbred Charities of America has announced the appointment of five new directors to its current board of directors: Antony Beck of Gainesway Farm, Jimmy Bell of Darley at Jonabell, Gary Biszantz of Cobra Farm, Nadia Sanan Briggs of Padua Stables, and Jack Wolf of Starlight Stables.

  • Farmer Defends Support for Spitzer's Election

    The surprisingly large influx of campaign contributions from breeders and horse owners in Kentucky, California and elsewhere to the New York gubernatorial campaign of Eliot Spitzer did not come from individuals secretly vying to obtain the New York Racing Association franchise, according to one of the top donors.

  • Anatomy of a Stallion Deal: Afleet Alex to Gainesway

    The circumstances surrounding where dual classic winner Afleet Alex would stand at stud began the week after Thanksgiving and moved quickly, culminating in Sunday's announcement that the colt would go to Gainesway Farm near Lexington, Ky.

  • Afleet Alex, winning the Belmont, is going to stud at Gainesway Farm.

    Afleet Alex to Stand at Gainesway for $40,000

    Cash is King Stable, Jess Jackson, and Gainesway Farm have announced that dual classic winner Afleet Alex will enter stud for $40,000 at Gainesway near Lexington.

  • Cuvee, winning the Saratoga Special.

    Cuvee Relocates to Gainesway Farm

    Grade I winner Cuvee, will continue his stud career at Gainesway Farm in Lexington, Ky., beginning in 2006, after standing his first season at Spendthrift Farm this year.

  • Whywhywhy, relocating to Gainesway Farm.

    Gainesway Farm Acquires Whywhywhy

    Grade I winner Whywhywhy will follow his sire, Mr. Greeley, to Gainesway Farm in Lexington, Ky. to continue his stud career, beginning with the 2006 breeding season.

  • South African Champion Dynasty Retired to Highlands Stud

    Dynasty, a South African Horse of the Year and widely regarded along with Horse Chestnut as the outstanding South African racehorse of the past 20 years, will stand at Antony Beck's Highlands Stud near Robertson in South Africa.

  • Broad Brush, pensioned at Gainesway Farm.

    Broad Brush Pensioned at Gainesway

    Broad Brush, North America's leading sire of 1994 who helped preserve the Domino sire line, has been retired from stallion duty at Gainesway Farm near Lexington because of declining fertility.

  • I&#39;ll Get Along, the dam of Smarty Jones, sold for $5 million.

    Smarty Jones' Dam Brings $5 Million

    It was an exciting night Nov. 7 at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky's Newtown Paddocks as I'll Get Along, the dam of dual classic winner and Horse of the Year candidate Smarty Jones, brought a top price of $5 million during the November select sale. Multiple grade I winner Toccet, selling as a stallion prospect, also topped the seven-figure mark, at $3.35 million.

  • Champion Bates Motel Dead at 25

    Bates Motel, champion older male of 1983 and sire of 38 stakes winners, was euthanized Oct. 12 at Gainesway Farm due to infirmities of old age.

  • Lear Fan

    Gainesway Stallion Lear Fan Pensioned

    Lear Fan, one of the nation's leading turf sires, has been pensioned from stallion duty at Gainesway Farm near Lexington because of declining fertility.