Before entering the breeding shed a race horse needs some re-training, a fertility evaluation, and some time to refocus on his new job and prepare for his first breeding season.
The multiple graded stakes-winning gelded son of War Front retires with nearly $2 million in earnings.
Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Cathryn Sophia has been retired and will be sent to Pioneerof the Nile in 2017, SF Bloodstock’s Tom Ryan announced Dec. 2.
Anchor Down, a multiple graded stakes-winning miler by Tapit who defeated eventual Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) victor Tamarkuz in the Kelso Handicap (gr. II), has been retired and will enter stud at Gainesway.
V. E. Day, winner of the 2014 Travers Stakes (gr. I), has been retired and will enter stud at Waldorf Farm near North Chatham, N. Y. He will stand for an introductory price of $6,500 in 2017.
To get every mare safely in foal, it pays to start preparing for breeding well ahead of when you plan to breed her.
Gallery Racing announced Nov. 12 that 2015 champion sprinter Runhappy has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Claiborne Farm in 2017.
Sing Baby Sing, a grade III-winning son of Unbridled's Song, has been relocated from Texas to Madison County Thoroughbreds near Macksburg, Iowa.
Gainesway released its 2017 fees Nov. 10, which includes a reduced fee to $85,000 for Empire Maker.
Ramsey Farm announced Nov. 9 that its flagship stallion Kitten's Joy's fee will remain unchanged at $100,000 for the 2017 breeding season.
When his daughter Finest City pulled off the upset in the Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I), she became the fourth Breeders' Cup winner sired by City Zip in the last three years.
Grade I winner Sidney's Candy, who has stood at WinStar Farm since 2012, will take up permanent residence at Ricardo Benedicto's Haras La Pasion in Argentina where he will stand during the Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
HnR Nothhaft Horse Racing's Living The Life (IRE) has been retired and will not run in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I), trainer Gary Mandella said Oct. 27.
Thoroughbred owner and breeder Judy Klosterman died at her home Oct. 13 from complications of Parkinson's disease. She was 78.
Three-time grade I winner Lord Nelson will stand at his owner B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm upon retirement, the farm announced Oct. 16.
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.
Swifty Farms to stand Rockport Harbor's best son, who raced from 2 to 8 and won four graded stakes.
WinStar Farm added two new stallions to its 2017 roster with the recent retirement of grade I winner Outwork and grade III victor Speightster.
WinStar Farm homebred Colonel John, a multiple grade I-winning millionaire and sire of currently racing graded stakes-winning colts Airoforce, Cocked and Loaded, and Dalmore, has been purchased by the Korea Thoroughbred Breeders Association.
Spendthrift Farm has partnered with Churchill Downs to create the Spendthrift Stallion Stakes, a new $300,000 race to be run this fall for 2-year-olds that are sired by Spendthrift stallions.
The free event will be held Nov. 19 at Indiana Grand Race Course
Owner Vince Scuderi announced Aug. 25 his multiple grade I-winning homebred Dads Caps has been retired from racing.
Grade I winner Gemologist was represented by his first winner July 16, when first-time starter Morganite captured the eighth race at Del Mar.
Spendthrift Farm stallion Can the Man, whose first North American offspring are foals of 2016, will not shuttle to B. Wayne Hughes satellite facility in Australia for the upcoming Southern Hemisphere season, the farm announced July 3.
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Multiple grade I winner Mshawish has been retired from racing after a minor soft tissue injury was discovered June 3 at Belmont Park.
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Dalakhani, a resident stallion at the Aga Khan’s Haras de Bonneval near Normany, France, will be unavailable to cover mares the rest of the 2016 breeding season because of an unspecified “veterinary problem."
Silken Cat, the Canadian champion 2-year-old filly of 1995 and dam of Speightstown died March 15 at the age of 23, Taylor Made Farm reported March 18 on its Facebook page.
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Al Shaqab Racing's multiple grade I winner Mshawish will stand at Taylor Made Stallions in 2017, the stud farm announced March 11.
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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.
Graded stakes-producing mare Michele Royale, owned by Sam and Jo Pollock's Pollock Farms, was euthanized March 3 at Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Ky. because of infirmities of old age.
Larry Byer, owner of Byerpatch Farm near Lebanon, Ohio, died Jan. 19.
The 2016 breeding season brings challenges for stallion owners and breeders: more expensive stud fees for top-tier stallions, fierce competition for mares, and the stock market suffering a worst-ever start to a new year.
Oratory, a top-10 Oklahoma stallion in 2014 and 2015, has been euthanized following an accident that occured while he was recovering from surgery to address a nerve problem.
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Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, in comments that helped kick off the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association symposium Feb. 2, said horse racing and breeding in the state is strong, but challenges remain.
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New York-based sires Bob and John and Musket Man have been sold to stand in 2016 in South Korea.
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The first reported foal by Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner Alpha was born Jan. 28 at Sequel Stallions near Hudson, N.Y.
The first foal for stakes winner The Hunk was born Jan. 19 at Broughton Farm in Midland, Texas, owners Jerry and Misti Broughton reported Jan. 27.
Hakassan, winner of the 2012 Chilean Triple Crown and that year's champion 3-year-old in that country, has been imported to the United States to take up stallion duties at Millennium Farms near Lexington.
Atreides, a stakes-winning son of Medaglia d'Oro, sired his first reported foal Jan. 20 at Chuck and Lyra Miller's Rosecrest Farm in Paris, Ky., Hill 'n' Dale Farms announced Jan. 27.
The first reported foal by grade I winner Capo Bastone arrived at Y-Lo Racing Stables in Ocala, Fla. Jan. 23. The foal is a filly out of Y-Lo's homebred Speightstown mare Speightstown Girl.
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