Keyword: Bernardini

  • Hip 228, a Birdstone colt that sold for $400,000, was today's sale topper.

    No Surprises: F-T July Sale Opens With Losses

    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.

  • War Front Colt Tops Early Part of FTK Sale

    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.

  • Fastnet Rock Top Australia Covering Sire

    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

    2008 Commercial Sires: Big 'Cat' Rebound

    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.

  • Henny Hughes, whose weanlings have been getting positive reviews at the November breeding stock sale.

    First-Crop Weanling Chatter

    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.

  • Hip 215, a granddaughter of Better Than Honour, sold for $1.475 million Nov. 3 at Keeneland.

    Filly Out of Teeming Brings $1.475

    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.

  • Shadow Cast Sells for $2.3 Million

    Representing Sheikh Mohammed, John Ferguson went to $2.3 million to acquire grade I winner Shadow Cast during the afternoon portion of the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 3 at the Central Kentucky auction house.

  • Shadow Cast brought $2.3 million during the Monday, Nov. 3 afternoon session at Keeneland.

    Shadow Cast Sells for $2.3 Million

    Representing Sheikh Mohammed, John Ferguson went to $2.3 million to acquire grade I winner Shadow Cast during the afternoon portion of the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 3 at the Central Kentucky auction house.

  • Street Cry

    Street Cry's Fee Rises to $150,000

    Darley America has announced the stud fees for its 16 stallions for the 2009 breeding season. All stallions, with the exception of Street Cry, Elusive Quality, and E Dubai, have had their fees reduced from their 2008 levels.

  • Bernardini is one of several Darley U.S. stallions shuttling to Australia for the 2008 southern hemisphere breeding season.

    Darley Australia's 2008 Fees

    American combo of Bernardini, Elusive Quality, Hard Spun, Any Given Saturday, Consolidator, and Henny Hughes to shuttle to Darley Australia.

  • Street Sense and Bernardini (above) are two of the Darley stallions that will be shuttling to Australia for the 2008 breeding season.

    Bernardini, Street Sense Shuttling

    Eclipse Award winners Bernardini and Street Sense will be headed to Sheikh Mohammed's Darley operation in Australia for the 2008 Southern Hemisphere breeding season once their duties are completed at Darley near Lexington.

  • Behaving Badly

    Behaving Badly's First Foal

    Grade I winner Behaving Badly produced her first foal, a colt by champion Bernardini, Feb. 4.

  • Hesanoldsalt

    Hesanoldsalt Euthanized

    Live Oak Plantation's Hesanoldsalt, a 5-year-old son of Broad Brush, was euthanized Jan. 16 following a freak accident at Palm Meadows, according to trainer Nick Zito.

  • Bernardini

    Bernardini Sires First Foal

    The first reported foal by 3-year-old Eclipse champion and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Bernardini was born Jan. 4 at Gracefield Farm near Lexington. The newborn filly, bred by Gracefield and Partners, is out of the multiple stakes producer Belle Nuit.

  • A. P. Indy, leading covering sire at the Keeneland November sale.

    A.P. Indy Leading Covering Sire

    Among the most-watched statistics at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale is that of leading covering sires, which are those stallions represented by mares sold in-foal from their matings earlier this year.

  • Elusive Quality Will Breed in Australia

    Darley has decided to send one of the world's truly great stallions, Elusive Quality, to the New South Wales Hunter Valley's purple zone. The farm decided Sept. 21 which stallions to send home and which will remain in Australia to cover mares for the remainder of the crippled NSW breeding season.

  • Morning Line: Aug. 23, Time Flies

    D. Wayne Lukas pauses from his morning duties to give his view on the Travers. The well-spoken Hall of Fame trainer has, as always, an insightful opinion on the race.

  • A Day At The Spa: Aug. 9, Hey Javier!

    See the twisted figure standing near the Oklahoma track? Yes, that's Javier Castellano, and it looks like he's attempting to master some absurd Yoga pose as he bends over backward with hands clasped above his head.

  • Javier Castellano Records 2,000th North American Win

    Jockey Javier Castellano notched his 2,000th North American victory at Calder Race Course on Saturday in the fourth race aboard Sarah Lyn Stables' Brazilian bred Nombre de Dios for trainer Mark Hennig.

  • Bernardini to Shuttle to Darley Australia

    Eclipse Award winner Bernardini, who has settled into his new role as a stallion at Sheikh Mohammed's Darley near Lexington, will shuttle to Darley Australia.

  • Grade I Winner Mea Domina Retired

    Mea Domina, a three-time graded stakes winner for breeder/owner Janis Whitham, has been retired from racing and is booked to Bernardini.

  • Bernardini's First Breeding Is a Success

    Champion Bernardini, the highest-priced stallion entering stud this year, covered his first mare Feb. 12 at Sheikh Mohammed's Darley near Lexington.

  • Eclipse Owners Darley/Lael In Dead Heat

    For the first time in the history of the Eclipse Awards, there is a tie for outstanding owner of the year as Sheikh Mohammed's Darley Stable ties with Roy and Gretchen Jackson's Lael Stables for outstanding owner with 110 votes apiece.

  • Envelope Please: Eclipse Awards to be Announced Tonight

    The Eclipse Awards, honoring achievement in American racing in 2006, will be announced later today when the annual awards dinner is held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The winners in each category will be announced at bloodhorse.com immediately after each award is presented

  • Sheikh Mohammed Buys Saratoga Farm

    Shekih Mohammed's Darley operation has purchased a 106-acre farm adjacent to Saratoga Racecourse from Robert and Janice McNairs' Stonerside Stable for $17.4 million.

  • Jockey Jara, Agent Romero to Part Ways

    Fernando Jara, who rode Invasor to victory over Bernardini in the Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I) Nov. 4, will be represented by Gatewood Bell instead of agent Randy Romero beginning in February of 2007, Romero said Nov. 28.

  • Bernardini Season Added to Charity Auction

    A breeding to multiple grade I winner Bernardini has been added to the stellar roster of seasons to be included in the Thoroughbred Charities of America's stallion season auction beginning on Nov. 27.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Forward Progress

    <em>By Ray Paulick</em> - After a rocky year of changes that touched both the board of directors and the organization's top executives, stakeholders in the Breeders' Cup should feel good about its new direction.

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    Bernardini, Henny Hughes Retired to Stud

    Bernardini, who took command of the 3-year-old division starting with an overpowering victory in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), has been retired from racing for stallion duty at Sheikh Mohammed's Darley at Jonabell near Lexington.

  • O'Neill and Albertrani Discuss BC Chances

    Two days before the Breeders' Cup World Championships, Doug O'Neill, trainer of Lava Man, Sharp Lisa, and Great Hunter; and Tom Albertrani, trainer of Bernardini and Balletto, discussed the chances of their stars leading up to their respective races.

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    BC Classic Post Position Analysis: Anatomy of a Theft

    Looking at the post positions for the Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I), one can expect plenty of action up front, with several jockeys having to make a split decision whether or not to commit their horse to the lead, or at least to be a major pace factor. But is it possible a horse can get a clear lead...and actually hold it?

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    Bernardini Even-Money Favorite for Classic

    Bernardini, leading candidate for Horse of the Year honors, drew the three post position and was installed as the even-money favorite for Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic -- Powered by Dodge (gr. I).

  • Four Breeders' Cup Entries Racing for Charity

    Four runners in Saturday's Breeders' Cup World Championships will be donating a portion of their earnings to Lexington-based The Race For Education, a national scholarship program that helps young people in the horse industry afford a college education.