Keyword: Ric Waldman

  • 1996 Kentucky Derby winner Grindstone<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/Classics/Classic-Photos/22651042_hrMBZZ#!i=3147353374&k=TdmXqL4">Order This Photo</a>

    Grindstone Elevated Louisiana Derby in 1996

    Grindstone was an unheralded colt who never grabbed the public's attention. He served notice, however, that 3-year-olds capable of a strong run down the longest stretch in the nation should not be disregarded.

  • Flanders

    Champion Flanders Euthanized

    Flanders, whose hard fought victory in the 1994 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) was chosen by readers of The Blood-Horse as the race of the year, was euthanized in mid-February.

  • Sheik Mohammed examines a yearling at the 2009 Keeneland September yearling sale.

    Industry Closely Watches Dubai Debt Crisis

    The debt crisis in Dubai was being closely monitored Nov. 27 by buyers and sellers of high-end Thoroughbreds, but there was no immediate indication Dubai's ruler would scale back his enormous financial ties to the industry in the United States and elsewhere.

  • Nov. Overbrook Dispersal Has Rich Offerings

    With the Keeneland September yearling sale behind him, Ric Waldman of Overbrook Farm is concentrating all his efforts on promoting the 157 mares, weanlings, racing, and stallion prospects that will go through the ring Nov. 10-11 as part the operation's final dispersal at Keeneland's November breeding stock sale.

  • Ric Waldman, Overbrook's advisor and manager of stallion operations.

    Waldman Reflects on Overbrook's Yearlings

    While the Thoroughbred market has been in a continual slump over the last year due to the downturn of the overall economy, the royally bred horses in Overbrook Farm's yearling dispersal could boost business at this year's Keeneland September sale.

  • Grindstone to Stand in Oregon

    Overbrook Farm stallion Grindstone will continue his stallion career at veterinarian Jack Root's Oakhurst Equine Farm near Newberg, Ore., according to Ric Waldman, Overbrook's advisor and manager of stallion operations.

  • Storm Cat

    2008 Commercial Sires: Big 'Cat' Rebound

    Storm Cat has been a titan among North America's commercial sires, and he added to his considerable reputation in 2008, leading all stallions based on the average price of their yearlings sold at public auction for the sixth time in his breeding career. He returned to the top following a two-year break during which he fell to second behind Danzig in 2006 and ranked third behind A.P. Indy and Kingmambo in 2007.

  • Curlin

    Bid for 20% Interest in Curlin Rejected

    A Kentucky judge rejected Jess Jackson's $4 million bid to acquire a 20% interest in reigning Horse of the Year Curlin. Jackson is the majority owner of the 4-year-old champion.

  • Henny Hughes, whose weanlings have been getting positive reviews at the November breeding stock sale.

    First-Crop Weanling Chatter

    The annual November breeding stock sale is a showcase of first-crop weanling sires. Below is a random sampling of comments about the new sires and their weanlings.

  • Silver Deputy

    Silver Deputy Pensioned in Kentucky

    Silver Deputy, one of North America's top veteran stallions, has been pensioned because of declining fertility, said Ric Waldman, who managed the bay horse's stud career, Sept. 5.

  • Summit Issues Recommendations to Improve Racehorse Safety

    The Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit ended Tuesday in Lexington after more than 40 participants worked together to draft action plans in six areas to improve conditions in the Thoroughbred industry.

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    September Sire Power: Young and Old Rule at Keeneland

    While it was Sheikh Mohammed who drove the market during the two-day select sessions of Keeneland's September yearling sale Monday and Tuesday, it was powered by the sires of those yearlings. The leading sires from Book One are a heady mix of the old guard with a trio of young shooters making some interesting headway.

  • Overbrook Farm stallion Storm Cat.

    Storm Cat Scales New Heights at Keeneland Sale

    There was a huge run on the market for sons and daughters of Storm Cat by the ultimate high-end buyers at the select sessions of the Keeneland September yearling sale. Leading the charge, of course, was the fall sale record $9.7 million bid by Sheikh Mohammed for a dark bay or brown colt by Storm Cat out of multiple grade I winner Tranquility Lake.

  • Racing Industry Reacts to Day's Retirement

    The decision by Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day to retire at age 51 elicited a variety of reactions from those with whom he has worked during his illustrious career.

  • Cape Town's Fee Upped to $25,000

    Cape Town, who sired a 2003 champion and Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner in Bird Town, has undergone a fee change from the previously announced $20,000 to $25,000 for the 2004 breeding season.

  • Ferdinand Followup: Owners Promise to Tighten Contracts and Supervision

    If there is to be a silver lining in the cloud of Ferdinand's death in Japan, it comes in the manner in which future business transactions will be written, and the heightened awareness that owners' responsibility no longer ceases when a horse is sold. Ignorance is no longer an option, and no one understands that better than the people who have done business selling horses to overseas interests.

  • Deputy Minister's Fee Reduced

    Deputy Minister, who rang up $10-million in progeny earnings in both 1997-98, will have a reduction in his 2003 fee

  • Leading broodmare sire Mr. Prospector.

    Mr. Prospector Tops Broodmare Sire List For Fifth Year in Row

    Mr. Prospector continued his stranglehold on the leading broodmare sire list, racking up his fifth title in a row. And despite the stallion's death in 1999 at the age of 29, he figures to keep a hammerlock on the competition for years to come. At his current pace, there is little reason to believe he can't top the list for another five years.

  • Stallion-Season Market Not Immune to Crisis

    Uncertainty stemming from mare reproductive loss syndrome, and the subsequent moratorium on prospective foal insurance that has been in effect since early May, are expected to impact the no-guarantee stallion-season market in 2002.

  • Dr. Fairfield Bain monitors a sick foal at the Hagyard, Davidson, McGee Equine Clinic near Lexington, Ky.

    2001 Breeding Season Crisis: Many Mares Losing Foals; Links to Related Stories

    Two "syndromes" of unknown origin that began in late April are causing Central Kentucky farms to lose an excessive number of foals and fetuses. The first syndrome results in what broodmare owners know as "red bag," or premature placenta separation. The placenta comes out before the foal, often causing the foal to suffocate if the birth is unattended. The second syndrome was discovered a short time later, when veterinarians began to perform 60-day ultrasound fetal checks and found many mares either were not pregnant or in the process of ending their pregnancies. Some farms have experienced losses from 25-75% of next year's foal crop. There is no evidence the problems are slowing down.

  • Farm Managers Comment on Excessive Foal Loss

    Officials with several major Central Kentucky farms shared their experiences about the unsolved excessive foal loss that has been discovered in recent weeks. Area farms are working with the University of Kentucky's Maxwell Gluck Equine Research Center to better understand the problem.

  • State of the Breed at KTFMC

    Seth Hancock, Alan Porter, John Veitch, and Ric Waldman are constantly asked for their opinions on Thoroughbreds and breeding. On March 6 they shared those opinions with the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers' Club in Lexington. About 280 members and their guests listened to the visitors and panel moderator Ed Bowen.

  • Storm Cat continues to grow in popularity, with additional breeding rights in the leading sire sold.

    More Breeding Rights Sold in Storm Cat

    Following on the heels of a reported 10 lifetime breeding rights sold in Storm Cat in 1999 to the John Magnier-controlled Coolmore operation, Ric Waldman, syndicate manager for W.T. Young's Overbrook Farm, has confirmed more breeding rights in North America's leading sire have been sold in 2000. Waldman would not disclose exactly how many breeding rights have been sold, or who they have been sold to, however, he did say a total of 25 lifetime breeding rights have been sold in the last two years.

  • Storm Cat's Fee Upped to $400,000

    North America's most expensive stallion just got more expensive. William T. Young's Storm Cat, who stood for $300,000 in 2000 at his owner's Overbrook Farm near Lexington, will stand for $400,000 in 2001.

  • Storm Cat, Overbrook Farm stallion whose stock is rising.

    Storm Cat's Stud Fee Could Reach $400,000

    It's no secret that breeders will be paying higher stud fees in 2001, and one stallion whose fee is expected to rise into the stratosphere is William T. Young's Storm Cat, who stood the 2000 season for $300,000 at his owner's Overbrook Farm near Lexington, Ky.