Keyword: Gainsborough

  • Stars of the Oaks: Ashado

    The Blood-Horse and Glenye Cain Oakford visit with 2004 Kentucky Oaks winner Ashado and her 2014 colt by Bernardini at the Gainsborough Division of Darley.

  • French Stallion Anabaa Dies

    Anabaa, a major French stallion at Alec Head's Haras du Quesnay near Deauville, died July 7 of acute peritonitis after undergoing colic surgery.

  • Ascot Knight

    Ascot Knight Pensioned

    Ascot Knight, one of Canada's top stallions for years, has been pensioned after 19 years at stud because of declining health.

  • Gainsborough Stallions Moving to Darley at Jonabell

    With the death of Sheikh Maktoum in January, the operation of his Gainsborough Stud near Lexington is now falling under the umbrella of Darley, the racing and breeding entity of his brother, Sheikh Mohammed.

  • Shadeed, English Champion, Dead

    Shadeed, an English champion miler and successful sire, was euthanized Nov. 13 because of complications from illness.

  • English Champion Zilzal Pensioned

    Zilzal, England's 1989 Horse of Year who was favored in that year's Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), has been pensioned from stud duty because of the lack of demand for his services.

  • Grade I Winner Musical Chimes Retired

    Grade/group I winner Musical Chimes, who ran a troubled fifth in the March 5 Frank E. Kilroe Mile Handicap (gr. IT), has been retired from racing to become a broodmare at owner Sheikh Maktoum's Gainsborough Farm near Versailles, Ky.

  • Elusive Quality, leading sire and leading third-crop sire of 2004.

    Leading North American Sire in 2004: Elusive Quality

    Elusive Quality has become a poster boy for what a stallion with a modest fee can accomplish. The 2004 leading sire by progeny earnings had his stud fee go from $10,000 to $30,000, to $50,000, and now to its present $100,000. It's a success story reflecting quality through and through.

  • Rossini to Stand at Darley at Jonabell

    Rossini, a half-brother to leading sire Elusive Quality, has been purchased by Sheikh Mohammed and will stand the 2005 season at Darley at Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Ky. His fee has not been set.

  • Fantastic Light's Full Brother Born

    A full brother to champion and Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Fantastic Light was born Feb. 13 at Sheikh Maktoum's Gainsborough Stud near Versailles, Ky.

  • Shadwell Turf Mile Has Touch of the Blues

    Touch of the Blues, the venerable 6-year-old horse trained by Neil Drysdale, headlines Saturday's Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) at Keeneland. Saturday marks day two of the meets Fallstars Weekend with a host of races with World Thoroughbred Championships implications.

  • Millionaire Storming Home to Shadwell in England

    Millionaire Storming Home, who finished first in this year's Arlington Million (gr. IT) before being disqualified, will enter stud in 2004 Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Stud in England.