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Gaineway's Tapit retains his title for 2017 as the highest-priced stallion in North America with a fee of $300,000. The following is cumulative list of the fees announced through Nov. 11 for stallions standing in Central Kentucky.
American Pharoah's fee is private, while Uncle Mo's has doubled to $150,000. European champion Air Force Blue will stand for $25,000 in his first year, while reverse shuttler Vancouver will stand for $15,000.
The racing days of Beholder have finally drawn to a close, as Spendthrift Farm officially announced the 6-year-old’s retirement Nov. 6, two days after her thrilling victory over Songbird in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (gr. I).
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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.
The son of War Front won three group I races at 2 and was crowned Europe's 2015 champion 2-year-old male. His 2017 fee to be announced.
Yearlings by the champion son of Harlan's Holiday have been largely well-received during Book 1 of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
The sire power lost when Scat Daddy collapsed and died suddenly Dec. 14, 2015, at age 11 was substantial, but he has six sons standing at stud.
Kentucky-bred filly wins in England
Value starts at $120 million, but most say that's too low
Both stallions will likely have three starters each in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), more than any other sires with Derby contenders this year.
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is adapting well to his new life as a stallion at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., Coolmore Stud reports on its website.
- By Steve Haskin
So, American Pharoah continues to be the gift that keeps giving. He has turned Coolmore's Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky. into a palace ruled by a new king with riches beyond compare. read blog
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has his first mare reported to be in-foal and she's a star as well, Untouched Talent, dam of grade I winner Bodemeister.
Ashford Stud has purchased the 725-acre Waterford Farm near Midway, Ky. for $10,135,072 from the West family.
Maggie d'Oro, a 6-year-old mare in foal to the late stallion Scat Daddy, was purchased by Green Lantern Stables for $210,000 during the early portion of the Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale's first session Feb. 8.
Multiple grade I winner Verrazano was represented by his first reported foal when Night Brigade produced a filly last weekend at Anchor and Hope Farm in Port Deposit, Md.
Scat Daddy, a multiple grade I winner and sire of 69 stakes winners, died Dec. 14 at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.
Photographer Anne M. Eberhardt was on hand for American Pharoah's arrival at Ashford Stud Nov. 2, 2015. View Blog
The Triple Crown winner stands in the Ashford stallion ring for the first time Nov. 2, 2015. Watch Video
The Triple Crown winner stands in the Ashford stallion ring for the first time Nov. 2, 2015.
- By Claire Novak
Claire Novak gives an update on American Pharoah's arrival at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., on Nov. 2, 2015. Watch Video
Claire Novak gives an update on American Pharoah's arrival at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., on Nov. 2, 2015. The Triple Crown winner will be turned out beside Thunder Gulch as he transitions from racehorse to stallion.
The morning after Triple Crown champion American Pharoah's triumph in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Oct. 31, his Hall of Fame trainer was still marveling at the colt's accomplishment.
There was only one worker out on the Santa Anita Park main track to kick off the 7:45 a.m. session Oct. 26, but there was still a crowd of horsemen out in the grandstand to watch the horse, as if he were their own.
The Jockey Club's Report of Mares Bred for 2015 shows a less than 1% rise in the number of mares covered this year over 2014, but the number of active stallions decreased 6.3%.
Grade I winner Competitive Edge has been retired and will launch his stallion career in 2016 at Coolmore's Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.
Florida horseman James J. Crupi, already quite active during the first half of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July sale, goes to $385,000 for son of Scat Daddy.
Cape Blanco, champion turf male of 2011 and a former central Kentucky stallion, was represented by his first winner July 7 when son Indrapura won the third race at Brighton racecourse in England.
American Pharoah was thriving in his role as Thoroughbred racing's latest superstar June 7, one day after winning the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and becoming the first horse since 1978 to sweep the Triple Crown.
Byron Rogers discusses American Pharoah's valuation, historical comparisons, and potential breeding strategies.
Freshman sire Uncle Mo wasted no time in picking up his first winner when his first starter Outwork won by 2 1/4 lengths in a 4 1/2-furlong maiden race debut on Thursday, April 23 at Keeneland.
War Correspondent, the favorite and a full brother to Declaration of War, rallies to catch Aripeka to win the one-mile Appleton Stakes (gr. IIIT) by a neck March 28 at Gulfstream Park.
Silverbulletday winner I'm a Chatterbox was the first stakes winner of 2015 for Munnings, who was one of the leading freshman sires of 2014.
See photos from Anne's recent visit with Thunder Gulch at Ashford Stud, as well as Groupie Doll and Plum Pretty at Timber Town Stable. read blog
Thunder Gulch, champion 3-year-old male of 1995 and leading sire of 2001, has been retired from stallion duty at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky. The 23-year-old is the sire of 96 stakes winners.
The first reported foal for champion Shanghai Bobby is a colt, born Jan. 16 at Coolmore's Creekview Farm near Paris, Ky.
Cape Blanco, the multiple grade I winner that stood at Coolmore's Ashford Stud in Kentucky this year, will relocate to Hokkaido, Japan, in 2015, the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders' Association announced recently.
Coolmore's Ashford Stud, which features three new stallions at the Central Kentucky farm, announced its stud fees for 2015.
A Fayette (Lexington) Circuit Court jury failed Oct. 28 to reach a verdict in a lawsuit filed over the disputed purchase of the broodmare Love Me Only for $2.1 million in 2011.
Defending Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. I) winner Magician will be retired to stand in 2015 at Coolmore's Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., following his expected start in this year's edition of the race Nov. 1.
Executives of Coolmore Stud and its U.S. entity Ashford Stud were on the witness stand Oct. 23 during the fourth day of a trial over the disputed sale of the broodmare Love Me Only in 2011.
Declaration of War, third on his only start on dirt in last year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), will relocate to Coolmore's Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., for the 2015 breeding season, it was announced Oct. 22.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Breeding, International, Breeders' Cup, Kentucky
After a 2014 season that saw him add a pair of group I placings on turf to his resume, grade I winner Verrazano has been retired. The 2013 William Hill Haskell Invitational Stakes (gr. I) winner will stand at Ashford Stud.
Shanghai Bobby, the undefeated 2-year-old champion male of 2012, will stand the 2014 and 2015 Southern Hemisphere breeding seasons Brazil.
Scat Daddy is on quite a roll in Chile, having sired seven Chilean group winners (including two group I winners) since the beginning of 2014.
Runners by Coolmore's Central Kentucky-based Scat Daddy dominated the finish of the Clasico Alberto Vial Infante (Chi-I) for 2-year-old colts June 20 at Club Hipico in Santiago, taking the top four places.
With a front-running victory in a maiden special weight race May 16 at Gulfstream Park, filly Lucky'stormwarning became the first winner for her sire, Lookin At Lucky.
Dehere, the champion 2-year-old male of 1993 and sire of 77 stakes winners, has died in Turkey. The son of two-time leading sire Deputy Minister is the broodmare sire of Take Charge Indy, Will Take Charge, and Midnight Lute.
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