The connections of Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) hopeful Condo Commando passed on a trip to last year's Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park and have a fresh, strong contender at Churchill Downs.
Knowing she can always take Bolo back to the turf, trainer Carla Gaines tried him on the main track with success. Gaines also has Curlin's Fox making the move from turf to dirt in the Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I).
As snowflakes began to fall at Aqueduct Racetrack Feb. 21, heavily favored Condo Commando opened her 3-year-old campaign with an impressive front-running victory in the $100,000 Busher Stakes.
The Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) may not have the storied history of many of the World Championship races, but what it lacks in longevity it makes up for in quality with a roster of seven impressive performances.
An unofficial poll of media members covering the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) at Churchill Downs put Spendthrift Farm's Medal Count at the top of the selections list May 3.
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PORTER ON PEDIGREES
Lecomte Stakes winner Vicar's in Trouble is keeping the spotlight on his sire Into Mischief.
Beholder not only brings her stellar record into the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), she has a first-class team behind her. It begins with her Hall of Fame trainer, Richard Mandella, and extends to the rest of his barn.
Spendthrift Farm leaves its stud fees unchanged in Kentucky and regional markets. The farm has 11 stallions in Kentucky and others at Park Stud (Ontario), Keane Stud (N.Y.), and Elite Thoroughbreds (La.)
Longshot Moonwalk earned a hard-fought nose victory in the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes (gr. III) Oct. 11 at Keeneland, likely punching her ticket to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. I).
Avalon Rose, a 2-year old filly from the first crop by grade I winner Into Mischief, became her sire's first winner when she rolled to an 8 1/2-length victory in a maiden special weight race at River Downs July 5.
Grade I winner Paddy O'Prado is back at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington following colic surgery May 11 at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute near Lexington.
Grade I winner Line of David sired his first reported foals when a colt and filly were born recently in Central Kentucky.
Graded stakes winner Temple City sired his first reported foal Jan. 13 when a bay filly was born at Anderson Farms in Ontario, Canada.
B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm announced stud fees for its 2012 roster of stallions, which is headlined by leading sire Malibu Moon.
Tizway, one of the top contenders for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), will miss the race with a ligament injury. Trainer Jim Bond confirmed the 6-year-old horse has been retired.
Grade I winner Paddy O'Prado, who will enter stud in 2012 at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington, will be honored at Prairie Meadows Aug. 5.
Some Central Kentucky farms have scheduled open houses this month to permit inspection of their stallions by those in Lexington for the Keeneland horses of all ages sale that begins Jan. 10.
Grade I winner Warrior's Reward has been retired from racing for stallion duty at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington.
Malibu Moon, third on this year's leading sires' list by progeny earnings, will stand in 2011 for $60,000, up from his 2010 fee of $40,000.
A $900,000 Distorted Humor colt was the second offspring by that sire to bring a significant price at the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 13. He was consigned by Gainesway, agent for Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings.
Grade II winner Don't Get Mad came through with his first winner when his initial starter Dontgetgladgetmad won June 12 at Delaware Park in his first start.
Malibu Moon, who ranks 12th on the leading sire's list, will stand in 2010 for the same $40,000 fee he stood for in 2009.
Teton Forest has been purchased by Michele Rodriquez and Lee Thomas' Elite Thoroughbreds for stallion duty at the Folsom, La., farm.
Champion Action This Day will return to Castleton Lyons (Shane Ryan, president) near Lexington, where he started his stallion career.
Central Kentucky farrier James E. "JJ" Jones died March 17 of an apparent heart attack.
Grade I winner Into Mischief has been retired from racing for stallion duty at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington.
Graded stakes winners Into Mischief, Tiz Wonderful, Notional will enter stud in 2009 at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington.
Belgravia, winner of the grade III Hollywood Prevue Stakes, will enter stud at Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds in Ocala, Fla., for a 2009 fee of $5,000.
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B. Wayne Hughes will stand three new stallions in 2009--Notional, Tiz Wonderful, and Into Mischief.
Champion Action This Day's first two winners won at foreign racetracks.
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Malibu Moon, who has stood the last four years at Castleton Lyons near Lexington, will stand in 2008 at B. Wayne Hughes' newly renovated Spendthrift Farm, also near Lexington.
Osidy, a graded stakes-winning son of Storm Cat, will stand in 2008 at Elite Thoroughbreds near Folsom, La.
Grade II winner Don't Get Mad will enter stud at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington.
Osidy, a graded stakes-winning son of Storm Cat, will enter stud at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington.
Young stallion Wild Wonder, who was gearing up for his first season at Doug Arnold's Buck Pond Farm near Versailles, Ky., died Jan. 25 of an apparent rupture of the aorta at the farm.
Grade I winner Prized and 4-year-old Prints of Peace will stand in 2006 at the Funkhouser family's O'Sullivan Farms near Charles Town, W.Va.
Pikepass, a stakes-winning son of Forty Niner will stand the 2006 breeding season at Margaux Farm near Midway, Ky., it was announced Friday by Steve Johnson, co-owner and general manager of Margaux.
Pikepass, a son of Forty Niner whose first crop are juveniles, will stand at Margaux Farm near Midway, Ky., in 2006. No stud fee was announced.
Lucky Lucky Lucky, a grade I winner who set a Keeneland January sale record, was euthanized Aug. 25 because of complications from the infirmities of old age.
Sixteen-year-old Trishyde, who was a graded stakes winner for B. Wayne Hughes, was euthanized because of complications while delivering a Malibu Moon colt March 2.
Mr. Greeley, who has sired six grade/group I winners, will stand the 2006 breeding season at Gainesway Farm near Lexington.
Harry Schmidt Jr., the 1985 Kentucky Farm Manager of the Year and longtime broodmare manager at Spendthrift Farm near Lexington, died Tuesday in a Lexington hospital.
William K. Taylor, a former general manager at Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., died Tuesday in Lexington at age 87.
Grade I winner Whywhywhy's first foal is a filly born Jan. 29 at Corner Woods near Lexington, Ky..
Mr. Greeley, who stands at Spendthrift Farm near Lexington, has undergone a stud fee change from $50,000 to $35,000.
Cuvee, last year's runner-up in Eclipse Award balloting for best 2-year-old male for Winchell Thoroughbreds and Bruce Kline and partners' Spendthrift Farm, was retired following his unplaced effort in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) and will enter stud at Spendthrift near Lexington, Ky. for a fee of $10,000.
Teton Forest, a 2004 grade II winner for B. Wayne Hughes, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at the owner's Spendthrift Farm near Lexington.
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