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First foals of graded stakes winners and a few extra treats sent to us by farms. view slideshow
by John P. Sparkman,
When Galileo retired to stud at Coolmore in 2002, his sire Sadler's Wells was widely viewed as a disappointing sire of sires in Europe.
by Ann Peters
The gritty grey filly Mizdirection won last November's Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT), and she put in another remarkably game performance to win 'in her comeback Jan. 6 in the Monrovia H. (gr. IIT).
Jackson Bend, a multiple grade I winner who was retired from racing in October, will not stand his first season at stud in 2013 after it was determined that he would require more time to recover from a training accident.
Cape Town trainer Mike Bass talks about how he is a big fan of the Cape Thoroughbred Premiere Yearling Sale. He discusses how he shops for horses. watch video
Equine STDs can affect pregnancy outcomes and breeding stock's welfare. Download Now
The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association Political Action Committee will hold its third annual online stallion season auction Jan. 24, 25, and 26 to benefit the PAC and the racehorse retirement program Turning For Home.
'The further we get away from 2008, the better for everybody involved.' read blog
The average stud fee has decreased 6% for the 2013 breeding season. read blog
The broodmare market, a driving force in the industry, holds promise. read blog
When Chad Reed's parents gave him a $5,000 budget to pick out a mare at the 2009 Keeneland November mixed sale at age 12, he never dreamed it would eventually result in a Breeders' Cup starter. read blog
Victory Gallop: A Star In Growing Turkish Industry. read blog
- By Pete Denk
Who has the breeding to go the Belmont distance? read blog
Joe and Fred Seitz, at Brookdale Farm, where Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another was born and raised. watch video
Barry Irwin comments on Kentucky Derby 137 and Went the Day Well who is set to run in Derby 138. watch video
Coolmore is planning to develop, along with the Irish government, a Thoroughbred industry in China. The project involves racetracks, a training center, and the export of 100 mares from Ireland to China.
The first foals by Big Brown are now ready to run. Enjoy this video produced by Three Chimneys Farm, of them in action. watch video
Bloodstock & Markets: Doing one's homework, value shopping among keys
More Optimism Than Pessimism As Select 2YO Selling Season Approaches read blog
Shari Eisaman talks about what she sees in young horses that indicates they will do well at the racetrack read blog
A.P. Indy and one of his sons, Bernardini, were among the top commercial sires last year as A.P. Indy's stud career was coming to an end read blog
A report on Kentucky's Thoroughbred breeding industry and related state programs that support it financially shows continued strength in quality despite decreases in funding and competition from gaming states.
Bred grade I winner Dream of Summer and her grade I winner Creative Cause read blog
A look at first-crop yearling sires and next year's 2-year-old sales calendar
- By Esther Marr
Long-time breeder Ted Kuster found himself in a slump a few years back. Then Hilda's Passion came along. read blog
Having horses running on drugs is not sitting well with our fans read blog
Nancy Dillman of Stonegate Farm discusses her good fortune to breed grade I winner Havre de Grace and that runner's half brother, which brought $1.2 million at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale read blog
First Dude's grade I win in the Hollywood Gold Cup brings honor to a less-heralded branch of the same female family as A.P. Indy -- his own grandsire. By Avalyn Hunter
Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency explains the importance of the Fasig-Tipton Select Sale in July. Mark also explains the history of Taylor Made's 35th anniversary to Esther Marr. Watch Video
"Breeding and watching the young horses grow is absolutely what I love best...but after the last few weeks, I might change that." Read Blog
When Mike Lauffer and partner Bill Cubbedge bought back a Forestry colt at the 2009 Keeneland September yearling sale, they thought long and hard before naming the newest member of their racing stable. Read Blog
New York revival fueled by VLTs at Aqueduct. Download Now
Rudy and Virginia Tarra hit the heights with Giant Oak Download Now
While Avalyn Hunter takes a rather hopeful view on whether high-class racemares make the best producers in her piece "From Fame to Foals" (The Blood-Horse of Feb. 12, page 390 ), sad to say, I am a bit more skeptical. Read Blog
Mares should be in optimal health prior to breeding season Download Now
The financial drain is becoming too large for small commercial Thoroughbred breeders to handle. Read Blog
November 13, 2010 - To Retire or Keep Racing? Read More
The artificial insemination rule appears to have merit -- in a bygone era. Read Blog
Industry newbie, limited budget, I stretched to land a broodmare at the Keeneland November mixed sale in 2001. Read Blog
A Kentucky Horse Racing Commission committee is considering changes to the state's Breeders' Incentive Fund, money for which comes from a 6% sales tax on stud fees.
Keeneland has successfully developed the September sale into the largest international marketplace for Thoroughbred yearlings. But will the sale continue offering the kinds of horses European buyers want? Read Blog
For years commercial breeders have mortgaged their collective futures for today's cash. Read Blog
Catesby W. Clay of Runnymede Farm believes the Thoroughbred industry will bounce back, as it has in the past.
The Kentucky Breeders Incentive Fund could be reduced by 30% because of declining revenue, while horse farms "can't withstand another year like 2009," Kentucky lawmakers were told Nov. 10 during a meeting of the Joint Subcommittee on Horse Farming.
Tony Ferguson said Aug. 4 he has sold his partnership interest in Woodford Thoroughbreds to his partner John Sykes.
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said he has been proactive in his support of expanded gambling to assist horse racing and breeding, and the "continued tough economy may further underscore that effort."
With the breeding and foaling seasons nearing conclusion, The Jockey Club reminds owners and breeders to submit reports of mares bred and live foal reports.
A congressional subcommittee could schedule a hearing as early as June to examine breakdowns, medication use, and breeding practices in Thoroughbreds.
WinStar is trying to exercise restraint in the size of its stallions' books.
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