Keyword: Country Life Farm

  • Josh Pons

    Country Life Offers Breeding Partnerships

    Racing partnerships by most estimates today make up more than half of the ownership entities racing Thoroughbreds. The Pons family of Country Life Farm in Maryland has now taken the partnership concept into the breeding arena.

  • Malibu Moon's Stud Fee Unchanged in 2015

    B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington announced that Malibu Moon, currently 14th on the North American General Sire list, will stand for $95,000 live foal in 2015, the same fee he commanded this year.

  • Cigar: The Early Days

    When he eventually was sent to Allen Paulson's Brookside Farm as a baby, the son of Palace Music acquired a reputation for being feisty and mischievous.

  • Cigar won the 1995 Breeders' Cup Classic. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/Classics/Classic-Photos/i-HTbBs4Z">Order This Photo</a>

    Racing Hall of Famer Cigar Dead at 24

    Racing Hall of Fame member Cigar, whose 16-race win streak from 1994-96 included victories in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) and Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), died at age 24 Oct. 7 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital.

  • Ask the Moon, Hip 288, sold for $1.8 million at the Keeneland November Sale.

    Stonestreet Buys Ask the Moon for $1.8M

    Stonestreet Farm tweeted that they were "over the moon," after landing grade I winner Ask the Moon for $1.8 million at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 6 in Lexington.

  • Cal Nation

    Cal Nation to Stand at Merryland Farm

    Kentucky's WinStar Farm and Maryland's Country Life Farm (owned by Josh and Mike Pons) have reached a co-ownership agreement to stand WinStar's homebred colt Cal Nation at the Pons' Merryland Farm near Hydes, Md., in 2013.

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    Friesan Fire to Merryland in Maryland

    Friesan Fire, winner of the 2009 Louisiana Derby (gr. II) and the favorite in that year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been retired from racing and will stand at Merryland in Maryland.

  • Ask the Moon and Javier Castellano are victorious in the Personal Ensign at Saratoga.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9655038%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Ask the Moon Weaves Way to Personal Ensign

    While racing erratically through the lane, front-running Ask the Moon captured the Personal Ensign Invitational Stakes Sept. 3 for her second grade I stakes win in a row at Saratoga this summer.

  • Ask the Moon wins the Ruffian Invitational.

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    Ask the Moon Surprises Ruffian Stars

    Ask the Moon, claimed for $75,000 last month, took the lead and never looked back while widening her advantage through the Saratoga stretch to produce an 18-1 shocker in the $250,000 Ruffian Invitational (gr. I) July 31.

  • Pons Joins TCA Board

    Thoroughbred Charities of America announced Jan. 20 the appointment of Josh Pons to its board of directors. Pons will serve a three-year term as a new member.

  • Maryland Stallion Citidancer Pensioned

    Citidancer, one of Maryland's leading sires for years, has been pensioned at the Pons family's Country Life Farm near Bel Air, Md., because of declining fertility.

  • Life of Joseph Pons Remembered at Memorial

    Joseph Pons Sr. touched a lot of people in his life, from breeders and racetrackers to prisoners he helped rehabilitate at a nearby detention center. Hundreds of those people turned out Monday at the Pons family's Country Life Farm north of Baltimore to celebrate the life of the beloved Marylander who died last Wednesday at the age of 83.

  • Oratory to Stand at Country Life in Maryland

    Oratory, winner of this year's Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) in stakes-record time in the silks of Sheikh Mohammed's Darley Stable, arrived at the Pons family's Country Life Farm near Bel Air, Md., Aug. 30 to take up stud duties for 2006.

  • Maryland Stallion Carnivalay Pensioned

    Carnivalay, one of Maryland's top stallions since entering the stallion ranks at the Pons family's Country Life Farm near Bel Air, Md., and one of the last of the Northern Dancers at stud, has been pensioned because of decreased fertility.

  • Country Life Adds Parker's Storm Cat

    Filling the void left when his half-brother Malibu Moon was recently moved to Castleton Lyons Farm near Lexington, Parker's Storm Cat will enter stud in 2004 at the Pons family's Country Life Farm near Bel Air, Md. The son of Storm Cat's fee will be $3,000.

  • Deceased stallion Allen's Prospect.

    Maryland Stallion Allen's Prospect Euthanized

    Allen's Prospect, sire of 57 stakes winners and a hallmark of consistency, was euthanized Wednesday, Sept. 3, at age 21 following surgery at New Bolton Center in Pennsylvania for removal of a tumor under his jaw.

  • Country Life Farm Expands

    The Pons' family's Country Life Farm of Bel Air, Md. announced Friday the acquistion of Merryland Farm, a 159-acre horse farm located in the Long Green Valley of Maryland.