Keyword: ashford stud

  • Tiznow wins The Breeders Cup Classic from Giant's Causeway

    What's Going On Here: Giant Among US

    Every once in awhile a great one comes along. And while the best of them are often measured by the grit and determination they show in defeat instead of in victory, so to, are they more appreciated once they leave this earth.

  • Giant's Causeway at Ashford Stud near Lexington

    Giant's Causeway Dead at 21

    The European champion racehorse and champion sire died April 16 at Ashford Stud, where he was born. A three-time leading North American sire; his progeny have won 178 black-type stakes including 104 graded/group stakes to date.

  • Practical joke after taking the Aug. 26 H. Allen Jerkens Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

    Ashford Stud Sets Fees for Practical Joke, Cupid

    Practical Joke, winner of the H. Allen Jerkens Stakes (G1) this year in addition to grade 1 wins in the Champagne Stakes and Hopeful Stakes as a 2-year-old, will stand for a fee of $30,000 in 2018, Coolmore America announced Nov. 7.

  • Keeneland November Sale Preview

    Keeneland November Sale Preview

    Claire Novak previews the Keeneland November Sale featuring the first foals of American Pharoah available at public auction, including comments from Scott Calder of Ashford Stud. Other horses of note in the sale include Stellar Wind and Lady Eli.

  • Cupid takes the Harry F. Brubaker Stakes at Del Mar

    Cupid to Stand at Ashford Stud

    Grade 1 winner Cupid, a son of Tapit who is scheduled to make his next start in the Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1), will retire to Ashford Stud for the 2018 breeding season, the farm announced Oct. 26.

  • The Empire That Almost Was

    There is no doubt the greatness was there with Classic Empire. And there is no doubt it was confronted by enough obstacles to prevent it from fully surfacing. But it did on occasion manage to trickle out, to show the world what might have been.

  • Practical Joke will join the Ashford Stud roster for 2018

    Practical Joke to Ashford Stud for 2018

    Multiple grade 1-winning son of Into Mischief will enter stud at Coolmore's Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., the global operation announced Sept. 5. Practical Joke will likely make his next start in the Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1).

  • Catching up with American Pharoah

    Catching up with American Pharoah

    America's Best Racing catches up with Triple Crown winner American Pharoah at Ashford Stud, to see how the retired superstar is enjoying his second career as a stallion.

  • Farms in Focus

    Farms in Focus

    One of the benefits of a thriving Thoroughbred horse racing industry is the infrastructure of scenic and productive farmland needed to raise and cultivate racehorses.

  • Tapit continues his reign as the top-priced stallion in North America

    2017 Kentucky Stud Fees

    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.

  • Ashford Stud Releases 2017 Fees

    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.

  • Beholder

    Beholder to be Bred to Uncle Mo

    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).

  • Pharoah the Gift That Keeps Giving

    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.

  • Maggie d'Oro, Hip 55, brings $210,000.

    Mare In Foal to Scat Daddy Brings $210,000

    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.

  • American Pharoah Arrives at Ashford

    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.

  • American Pharoah breezed four furlongs in :46 2/5, with a gallop out to five furlongs in :59 2/5.

    American Pharoah Records Final Workout

    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.

  • 2015 RMB: Figures on Par With 2014

    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%.

  • Colt First Winner for U.S. Champ Cape Blanco

    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.

  • What's Next for American Pharoah?

    Not only will Triple Crown winner American Pharoah grace the cover of the latest issue of Sports Illustrated, but he is also set to appear in the next issue of Vogue, according to owner Ahmed Zayat.