Rockridge Stud celebrated a remarkable new arrival on Jan. 24 when Pincesspatseattle foaled a rare white Thoroughbred colt. America's Best Racing took a trip to the New York farm to meet the son of Honorable Dillon.
The Jockey Club announced Aug. 8 it is projecting a 2016 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 22,500, up from the 22,000 projection for the 2014 and 2015 foal crops.
Common Hope, the dam of recent Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner Shared Belief, produced a filly by Victory Gallop March 10 at Sancal Racing at Elmendorf Farm near Lexington.
A new interactive website for Thoroughbred breeders and enthusiasts has been launched called FoalPhotos.com. The site is designed to showcase Thoroughbred foals each foaling season.
Enthusiasm in the stallion market points to a brighter year ahead. read blog
Understanding how your growing foal's digestive system works can help you recognize and avoid potential problems. Download Now
The 2014 Thoroughbred Mares Bred Report shows what stallions approximately 34,540 North American mares were bred to in 2014 as reported to The Jockey Club. The statistics reported include about 90% of actual mares bred. Download Report
- By Claire Novak
I've been a proponent of longform since day one, and I'm happy to play a role in our efforts to tell some of the great stories in racing using cutting-edge presentation methods. read blog
Aqueduct, Gulfstream Park, Hong Kong, Santa Anita Park, Fair Grounds and more. view slideshow
- By Esther Marr
Duncan Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency discusses the weanling and broodmare markets with Esther Marr. Duncan talks about early interest in foals and the growing interest in broodmares at the Keeneland Breeding Stock sale. watch video
Beginning with the 2014 breeding season, all foals by stallions who are nominated to the New York Stallion Stakes Series will be automatically eligible for all of the series races without a nomination fee.
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First foals of graded stakes winners and a few extra treats sent to us by farms. view slideshow
The series of November sales conducted by Goffs ended a five-day run in Ireland Nov. 19 with increases for the combined figures of 42% in gross, 31% in average price, and 25% in median price from a year ago.
In today's sales arena, commercial breeders find they need to be more nimble, find alternatives
The Japan Racing Horse Association has cataloged 240 yearlings and 228 foals for its July select sale at the Northern Horse Park on the island of Hokkaido.
Photographer Anne M. Eberhardt recently went to visit Silverbulletday and Vertigineux. Read Blog
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
The Jockey Club announced Dec. 23 that it has published on the registry's Web site a list of 40,263 names released from active use to aid owners and breeders make a a valid attempt to name foals of 2008 by Feb. 1.
The Goffs November foal sale, which ended its four-day run in Ireland, posted increases of 5% in gross revenue, 11.1% in average price, and 30% in median price.
The Japan Racing Horse Association has cataloged 161 yearlings and 336 foals for its July select sale. The auction will be held at the Northern Horse Park on the island of Hokkaido, with the yearlings being offered July 13 and the foals being offered July 14-15.
The Japan Racing Horse Association has cataloged 162 yearlings and 335 foals for its July select sale, which will be held at the Northern Horse Park on the Japanese island of Hokkaido.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
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A valid attempt to name foals of 2006 must be made by Feb. 1, 2008, in order to avoid a $75 late fee, The Jockey Club announced Dec. 27.
Tattersalls' December sale - which began with a yearling session - continues Nov. 27 with the five-day foal sale followed by four days of breeding stock, starting Dec. 3.
The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association has announced that effective with foals born in 2007 and thereafter, eligibility criteria for Pennsylvania-bred registration with the Pennsylvania Breeding Fund program have been revised.
The Japan Racing Horse Association (JRHA) has announced a new format for the July select sale next year that will include yearlings along with foals.
The Jockey Club has announced a change in its Stud Book rules that will permit representatives of the organization to physically inspect horses. According to a release, the rule change was made to insure the accurate foaling date of foals listed as born right after the first of the year.
With the foaling and breeding seasons nearly over, The Jockey Club is reminding owners and breeders to submit their Live Foal Reports and stallion Reports of Mares Bred (RMBs).
- By Dan Liebman
by Dan Liebman -- In a feature story in last week's issue of The Blood-Horse, Airdrie Stud owner and former Kentucky governor Brereton C. Jones said he is personally against slot machines. If truth be told, there probably isn't a single horse breeder who actually hoped the day would come when slots would be necessary for the survival of racing.
The Jockey Club released its Live Foal Report Thursday afternoon, and reports that 4,203 stallions covered 63,154 mares in North America during 2003, according to statistics compiled through Sept. 9. These coverings have resulted in 36,274 foals of 2004 being reported to The Jockey Club.
The Japan Racing Horse Association has catalogued 302 Japanese-bred foals for its select sale on July 7 and 8 at the Northern Horse Park on Hokkaido.
Owners and breeders must attempt to name foals of 2001 by Feb. 1 to avoid a $50 late fee, The Jockey Club said.
The rate of reduction in foal losses in Kentucky is slowing, but it is still staggering. The latest figures from The Jockey Club show 32.4 percent less foals dropped in Kentucky this year through April 3 compared with a year ago.
Some New York breeding farms have experienced an unusual number of foaling problems so far this breeding season, and slightly higher incidences of sickness and herpes virus abortions.
For the first 64 days of the year, The Jockey Club has reported a significant drop in the number of Kentucky-bred foals. The decline was expected as a direct correlation to mare reproductive loss syndrome.
Neonatal isoerythrolysis (NI) is a blood disorder that occurs in some foals less than one week of age.
Dr. Rene van Weeren of Utrecht University discussed the alliance's first major project, which involves two groups of Thoroughbred foals in New Zealand.
The Jockey Club is projecting a 2001 registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 37,300, marking the fourth consecutive increase in foal crop size.
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