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Zenyatta, last year's Horse of the Year for Jerry and Ann Moss, is no longer in foal.
Business picked up during the second and final session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training, which concluded with a slight decrease in average and a 24% buy-back rate.
Sweet Dreams, a daughter of Bernadini, brought the sweet price of $500,000 during the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.
After much anticipation during the 15-day period following Zenyatta's mating to Bernardini, it was confirmed that the Horse of the Year is in foal.
MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter
Descending from a full sister to Man o'War, this colt has the pedigree to be in contention for the 2011 Triple Crown -- but he has plenty of competition, even from within his own barn.
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin confirmed March 1 that Darley Stable's promising 3-year-old colt Crossbow is off the Kentucky Derby trail due to a small bone chip discovered in his right front ankle.
Zenyatta, the sensational 2010 Horse of the Year, was bred Feb. 23 to Darley stallion Bernardini, the second top racemare to be mated in the Bluegrass this week.
Hatta Diamond, a winning 7-year-old daughter of Street Cry, brought $170,000 during the first hour of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale Feb. 7 in Lexington.
Lenny and Steve discuss Zenyatta and Bernardini, Life At Ten, and Elliott Burch. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
Bernardini is a plain brown wrapper, yet stunning. To see him simply walking, your vision freezes on him. Read Blog
An exclusive and insightful video on the stallion selected by Team Zenyatta. Watch Video
The catalog is out for what traditionally is the fanciest juvenile auction, the Fasig-Tipton Florida sale. Here is a list of some of the 2-year-olds that are close relatives to top racehorses. Read Blog
A member of Team Zenyatta reveals what went into the decision to send the superstar mare to Bernardini for her first foray into motherhood.
Uncle Mo, last year's champion 2-year-old male and undefeated winner of the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), received the high weight assignment of 128 pounds on the 2010 Experimental Free Handicap.
William Inglis & Son's Sydney Classic yearling sale ended its three-day run in Australia with increases of 8.3% in the number of horses that were sold, 11.7% in gross revenue, 3.2% in average price, and 4% in median price.
The 21st annual Thoroughbred Charities of America select stallion season auction will be held Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington.
MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter
Bernardini's juvenile standout To Honor and Serve, who's on early watch lists for Triple Crown 2011, descends from Darby Dan's foundation mare Golden Trail.
Bernardini colt now has two graded stakes victories and will move to Florida to prepare for his 3-year-old season. Read More
To Honor and Serve wasn't as dominant as he was in his stakes debut, but the talented juvenile was still much the best in the $200,000 Remsen (gr. II) and will now move on to Florida for the start of his 3-year-old season.
MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter
With an excellent race record, a fine pedigree, and superb conformation, Bernardini looked as close to a sure thing as exists in the ranks of prospective stallions.
Bernardini, who became the first freshman stallion in history to sire a grade I winner on dirt and a group I winner on turf, will stand in 2011 at Sheikh Mohammed's Darley near Lexington for $75,000.
Heavily favored To Honor and Serve cruised to a front-running four-length victory over Mucho Macho Man in the $150,000 Nashua Stakes (gr. II), one of a trio of graded stakes Nov. 6 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Bernardini leads the freshman sire ranks by number of graded stakes winners and also is the leader with four contenders in the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
A Z Warrior, winner of the Frizette Stakes (gr. I), will break from post 8 as the 7-2 morning line favorite in the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I).
Daughter of Bernardini took to the dirt in the Frizette and is on to the BC. Read More
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Rising quickly in the first-crop juvenile sire standings is Bernardini. As the year winds down, he's competing for supremacy over other A.P. Indy-influenced young sires.
Biondetti remained undefeated when he held off the late charge of Singapore Lilly to capture the Gran Criterium (It-I) by a half-length at San Siro Oct. 9.
Buyers at the Keeneland September yearling sale prefer the offspring of proven stallions.
Whisper Hill Farm paid $475,000 for a Giant's Causeway filly during the morning of the Sept. 15 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale. The filly was consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent for Cloverleaf Farms.
Shadwell Farm purchases the colt out of Private Status.
Wesley Ward's unbeaten filly figures to be the choice in the 6 1/2-furlong Sorrento Stakes (gr. III) at Del Mar; faces challenge from a pair of Bob Baffert-trained juveniles
Champion and classic winner Bernardini came through with his first winner when his daughter A Z Warrior won at Hollywood Park July 15 in her first start.
Street Cry to stand at Darley Australia for $137,500, which is 25% higher than his 2009 stud fee of $110,000.
Son of Bernardini purchased by Jess Jackson's Stonestreet Stables.
A Bernardini filly foaled Jan. 19 is the first horse born at Paul Mills near Versailles, Ky., since Ben P. Walden Jr. and his wife, Elaine, purchased the farm in 2008.
Thoroughbred Charities of America Nov. 17 announced that its annual fundraiser, the 20th Select Stallion Season Auction, will be held Dec. 4 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center.
It's a sad good-bye. Bohemia Stable, the successful breeding and racing operation of the late Allaire du Pont, has announced it will completely disperse its horses -- 13 broodmares and weanlings. The horses will be consigned to auction over the next three months with Walnut Green as the agent.
The average and the median price the first day at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale was up from last year's comparable session.
A muscular bay son of first-crop sire and champion Bernardini became the first horse to command seven figures Aug. 10 during the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling auction, bringing $1.2 million from Sheikh Mohammed.
The declines were in line with expectations during the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton July select yearling sale. Buyers and consignors had predicted the market would be down significantly, and there were no surprises July 20 in Lexington.
The action picked up in a big way during the second half of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale opener July 20 when a Rock Hard Ten filly and a Bernardini colt each brought $350,000.
A colt from the first crop sired by grade II winner War Front was purchased by Steven W. Young for $180,000 as the top-priced offering during the first half of Day 1 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale in Lexington.
Darley Australia has announced the stud fees of its 27 stallions for the 2009 breeding season.
Headed by Fastnet Rock, Coolmore Stud stallions filled six of the top 10 places in terms of number of mares covered during the 2008 Australian breeding season.
Storm Cat has been a titan among North America's commercial sires, and he added to his considerable reputation in 2008, leading all stallions based on the average price of their yearlings sold at public auction for the sixth time in his breeding career. He returned to the top following a two-year break during which he fell to second behind Danzig in 2006 and ranked third behind A.P. Indy and Kingmambo in 2007.
The annual November breeding stock sale is a showcase of first-crop weanling sires. Below is a random sampling of comments about the new sires and their weanlings.
On the heels of Better Than Honour selling for $14 million, a bay filly out of her daughter, Teeming, sold to Reiley McDonald of Eaton Sales for $1.475 million late in the opening session of the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 3.
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