Keyword: Ro Parra

  • Closing Argument Moves to La. for 2012

    Closing Argument, a top 10 leading third-crop sire of 2011, has moved to Whispering Oaks Farm near Carnecro, La. for the 2012 breeding season. The son of Successful Appeal will stand for $5,000.

  • Perfect Officer

    Expect Full Gate for Keeneland's Woodford

    A field of 12, plus two also-eligibles, was drawn for the Oct. 8 Woodford Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland. David Ross' Perfect Officer headlines the prep for the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IIT).

  • Student Council

    First Foal for Student Council

    Grade I winner Student Council, who stands at Ro Parra's Millennium Farms near Lexington, had his first foal hit the ground when a colt was foaled at Millennium Jan. 4.

  • Millennium, Moon Lake Farm Announce Alliance

    Ro Parra's Millennium Farms near Lexington and John Turner's Moon Lake Farm near Elm Grove, La. have announced an alliance between their operations. Turner's farm will be renamed Millennium Farms at Moon Lake.

  • Two Millennium Stallions to Louisiana in 2010

    Millennium Farms announced that two of its Kentucky-based stallions, Scrimshaw and Woke Up Dreamin, will relocate to Moon Lake Farm in Louisiana for the 2010 breeding season.

  • Even the Score's Fee Doubled to $15,000

    Citing the success of foals from his first crop that raced in 2008 and increased demand, Millennium Farms announced the stud fee for Even the Score has been doubled from $7,500 to $15,000 for any additional mares booked to the stallion for the 2009 breeding season.

  • Tubby's Klubhouse Fundraiser a Success

    In spite of a struggling economy, the generosity of Thoroughbred industry members and others was not lacking at the third annual Tubby's Klubhouse fundraiser Nov. 7. Hosted by Ro Parra's Millennium Farms near Lexington, the event raised more than $220,000 via items sold at a live auction, individual donations, and a matching grant from Parra's Family Foundation.

  • Zanjero will stand at Millennium Farms in 2009.

    Zanjero to Stand at Millennium Farms

    Millennium Farms announced Nov. 6 that Zanjero, the leading money-earner by Cherokee Run with over $1.6 million, will join its stallion roster for the 2009 breeding season. Zanjero will stand for a fee of $10,000 live foal.

  • Littleexpectations

    Littleexpectations to Louisiana

    Ro Para's Millennium Farms announced Oct. 29 that Littleexpectations is relocating from the Lexington operation to Louisiana to stand the 2009 breeding season at Robert McDowell's 519 Thoroughbreds near Arcadia.

  • Millennium Wind

    Millennium Wind to Louisiana

    Millennium Wind is relocating to Louisiana to stand the 2009 breeding season at Robert McDowell's 519 Thoroughbreds in Arcadia.

  • Pimlico Special winner Student Council will stand at Millennium Farms in 2009. <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%3D4532482%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Student Council to Enter Stud in 2009

    Student Council, a grade I winner on dirt and synthetic surfaces, will be retired at the conclusion of this year's racing season and will stand at Millennium Farms in 2009 as property of a syndicate that will include breeder Will Farish's Lane's End Farm.

  • Pimlico Special winner Student Council is preparing to defend his title in the Pacific Classic.<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%3D4532482%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Student Council Eyes Pacific Classic

    Millennium Farms' Student Council, second in the July 26 Whitney Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga, is preparing to defend his title in the $1-million Pacific Classic (gr. I) on Aug. 24 at Del Mar in California.

  • Student Council takes the Pimlico Special over pacesetter Gottcha Gold.<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%3D4532482%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Student Council Grinds Out 'Special' Win

    Millennium Farms' Student Council, who hadn't hit the board in four starts since his victory in the Hawthorne Gold Cup (gr. II) last September, rallied from off the pace in the mud to win the grade I Pimlico Special May 16 at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Millennium Wind Added to Program

    Ro Parra, owner of Millennium Farms, announced that New York-based stallion Millennium Wind will be added to the innovative Millennium Rewards program that was launched on January 1. Millennium Wind is owned by Millennium Stallions and stands at Suzie and Dr. Linwood O'Cain's Highcliff Farms in Delanson, New York for a stud fee of $5,000.

  • Lyle Joins Millennium Farms

    Ro Parra's Millennium Farms near Lexington has announced the appointment of Brian Lyle as sales manager.

  • Will He Shine

    Will He Shine Retires to Millennium

    A half-brother to grade I Belmont Futurity winner Cuvee, Will He Shine was fourth in his final career start, the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I), on November 24 at Laurel Park in Maryland, and retires to Millennium Farm for the 2008 breeding season.

  • Will He Shine Retires to Millennium

    A half-brother to grade I Belmont Futurity winner Cuvee, Will He Shine was fourth in his final career start, the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I), on November 24 at Laurel Park in Maryland, and retires to Millennium Farm for the 2008 breeding season.

  • Student Council

    Student Council Works in Japan

    Millennium Farms' Student Council, preparing for a start in the Nov. 24 Japan Cup Dirt at Tokyo Racecourse, worked a half-mile in :49 on the training track at the Quarantine Center at Shiroi, Japan, Nov. 17.

  • The Nov. 24 DeFrancis Memorial Dash (gr. I) at Laurel is scheduled to be the career finale for Will He Shine.

    Will He Shine Pointed to 'Dash'

    Millennium Farms' Will He Shine, a grade II stakes winner by Silver Deputy, will run next in the $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) Nov. 24 at Laurel Park in Maryland.

  • Millennium Fundraiser a Success

    For the second year in a row, an effort to bridge the digital divide for underprivileged children of the Thoroughbred industry and throughout Central Kentucky was made through a fundraiser to benefit Tubby's Clubhouse.

  • Student Council

    Student Council Opts for Japan Cup Dirt

    Millennium Farms' Ro Parra has decided to run his star pupil Student Council in the $2.3 million Japan Cup Dirt (Jap-I), rather than the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I). The 1 1/4-mile Japan Cup Dirt will be contested Nov. 24 at Tokyo Racecourse.

  • Student Council's next race remains undecided

    Student Council May Run in Japan Cup Dirt versus BC Classic

    A release from Millennium Farm owner Ro Parra said a decision will be made as to whether Hawthorne Gold Cup (gr. II) and Pacific Classic (gr. I) winner Student Council, by Kingmambo, will run next in the $2.4 million Japan Cup Dirt (Jpn-I) Nov. 24 or the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic Powered by Dodge (gr. I) Oct. 27.

  • Student Council goes to head of class with Classic win.<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%3D2052331%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Student Council Crashes Pacific Classic Party

    In a sign of the times, a Midwest also-ran with a liking for Polytrack came west to win the $1-million Pacific Classic (gr. I) at Del Mar Aug. 19. Student Council, purchased recently by Ro Parra's Millennium Farms to run in the 1 1/4-mile test, vanquished Lava Man and upset a large field at odds of 23-1 at Del Mar.

  • Millennium Farms Fundraiser Raises $65,000

    The effort to bridge the digital divide for children of the Thoroughbred industry took a giant step forward with a recent fundraiser to benefit Tubby's Clubhouse. Hosted at Ro Parra's Millennium Farms near Lexington, the event raised $65,000 via items sold at a live auction; proceeds from stallion seasons and a generous matching grant from the Ro Parra Family Foundation.

  • Super Frolic will retire to  Millennium Farms.

    Super Frolic to Millennium After Clark

    Grade II winner Super Frolic will retire to stud at Ro Parra's Millennium Farms near Lexington after Friday's Clark Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.

  • Talk Is Money's First Winner

    Stakes winner Talk Is Money was represented by his first winner when his son Ermengarde won May 29 at Lone Star Park.

  • Warleigh Romps in Fair Grounds' Mardi Gras

    Stakes veteran Warleigh made short work of nine rivals in the $50,000 Mardi Gras Handicap, the traditional Fat Tuesday feature on the turf at Fair Grounds Race Course.

  • Leaving On My Mind Named Texas Horse of the Year

    Leaving On My Mind, a four-time stakes winner for breeder/owner George Wolff of Boerne, Texas, will be honored as the 2004 Texas Horse of the Year and champion 2-year-old colt/gelding by the Texas Thoroughbred Association.

  • Even the Score Retired Again; To Stand at Millennium

    Even the Score, who was retired last fall and then returned to training, has been retired for good. A grade II stakes winner by Unbridled's Song, he will stand at Ro Parra's Millennium Farms near Lexington for $5,000.

  • Wild Zone to Millennium in Kentucky

    Wild Zone, one of the nation's leading sires of 2-year-olds, has been relocated to Ro Parra's Millennium Farms Kentucky near Lexington.