Longtime New Zealand owner/breeder Peter Neilson discusses breeding to race as an effective cost-recovery strategy in a polarized commercial market and offers a short list of valuable stallion prospects to consider.
A gallery of stallions from across the country.
The son of Pioneerof the Nile will stand the 2017 southern hemisphere season for AUS$66,000.
West Point Thoroughbreds' Suns Out Guns Out, the only son of Empire Maker standing in Florida, has joined Stonewall's Prestige Stallions roster for 2017. He will stand for $2,500.
The bay filly, bred by trainer Mike Ferraro and Blue Star Stable, was born at Waldorf Farm
A visual look at some of the new stallions for 2017, arranged in alphabetical order.
Anchor Down, a multiple graded stakes-winning miler by Tapit who defeated eventual Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) victor Tamarkuz in the Kelso Handicap (gr. II), has been retired and will enter stud at Gainesway.
V. E. Day, winner of the 2014 Travers Stakes (gr. I), has been retired and will enter stud at Waldorf Farm near North Chatham, N. Y. He will stand for an introductory price of $6,500 in 2017.
Gallery Racing announced Nov. 12 that 2015 champion sprinter Runhappy has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Claiborne Farm in 2017.
Gainesway released its 2017 fees Nov. 10, which includes a reduced fee to $85,000 for Empire Maker.
Three-time grade I winner Lord Nelson will stand at his owner B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm upon retirement, the farm announced Oct. 16.
Australian champion and young stallion Vancouver will reverse shuttle from Coolmore Australia to Coolmore's Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky. for the 2017 breeding season.
The son of Wild Again sired champion She Be Wild and multiple grade I winner Bayern. He had been relocated to Turkey for the 2015 breeding season.
Leading sire Tapit reached a significant milestone when his son Cupid won the $500,000 Indiana Derby (gr. II) the evening of June 16 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.
Tom's Ready, winner of the Woody Stephen Stakes (gr. II) in June, will stand at Spendthrift Farm upon his retirement following an agreement with owner GMB Racing to acquire the breeding rights to the son of More Than Ready.
WinStar Farm and Woodford Thoroughbreds have partnered to acquire the breeding rights to Repole Stable's leading 3-year-old colt Outwork, winner of this year's Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) from the first crop of sire sensation Uncle Mo.
Multiple grade I winner Mshawish has been retired from racing after a minor soft tissue injury was discovered June 3 at Belmont Park.
Farm owners Joe and Helen Barbazon May 31 announced the addition of multiple graded stakes-placed Ride On Curlin to the roster at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Morriston, Fla., for the 2017 breeding season.
Trainer Barry Abrams, 62, has turned in his license and is taking a leave of absence due to health problems, but he said he might return to training, Santa Anita Park reported May 4.
As young sires go, about the only question left for Uncle Mo to answer is his ability to get a classic horse, and he'll begin that effort for the first time this year.
A dozen new stallions take up residence in New York for 2016.
Frank Taylor, Taylor Made Vice President of boarding operations, discusses future stallions California Chrome and Mshawish. They will face each other March 26 in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-II).
Al Shaqab Racing's multiple grade I winner Mshawish will stand at Taylor Made Stallions in 2017, the stud farm announced March 11.
Son of Machiavellian died at age 16 in 2014.
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is adapting well to his new life as a stallion at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., Coolmore Stud reports on its website.
Timber Country, the champion 2-year-old male of 1994 and 1995 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner who went on to a successful stallion career in Japan, died Feb. 24 at Lex Stud in Hokkaido at age 24.
Though Gainesway stands Tapit, the leading sire who commands the highest North American stud fee, and brought Empire Maker back from Japan for 2016, the farm is all in on Karakontie, who shares several ties with Kingmambo.
Following is information on incoming stallions to Kentucky standing for $10,000 and up and on select leaders in other markets:
Oratory, a top-10 Oklahoma stallion in 2014 and 2015, has been euthanized following an accident that occured while he was recovering from surgery to address a nerve problem.
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New York-based sires Bob and John and Musket Man have been sold to stand in 2016 in South Korea.
The first foal for stakes winner The Hunk was born Jan. 19 at Broughton Farm in Midland, Texas, owners Jerry and Misti Broughton reported Jan. 27.
Atreides, a stakes-winning son of Medaglia d'Oro, sired his first reported foal Jan. 20 at Chuck and Lyra Miller's Rosecrest Farm in Paris, Ky., Hill 'n' Dale Farms announced Jan. 27.
The first reported foal by grade I winner Capo Bastone arrived at Y-Lo Racing Stables in Ocala, Fla. Jan. 23. The foal is a filly out of Y-Lo's homebred Speightstown mare Speightstown Girl.
Kiss the Kid, a 13-year-old Lemon Drop Kid stallion, is standing at Poplar Creek Horse Center in Bethel, Ohio, for a fee of $2,500 this year.
Breed-shaping sire Kingmambo has been euthanized at 26 due to the infirmities of old age, Lane's End Farm announced Jan. 20. The influential stallion stood his entire career at the Kentucky operation.
The first reported foal for Uncaptured, Canada's Horse of the Year of 2012, is a filly born Jan. 3 at J. Michael O'Farrell Jr.'s Ocala Stud Farm.
Revolutionary, WinStar's multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire, sired his first reported foal Jan. 8, when a filly was born at Rancho Ballena near Ramona, Calif.
Stroud's Lane Farm has launched a commercial stallion operation near Reddick, Fla., and will offer mare owners a trio of new stallions for the 2016 breeding season.
Spendthrift Farm's Shakin It Up, winner of the Malibu (gr. I), Strub (gr. II), and San Vicente (gr. II) stakes, sired his first reported foal late Jan. 6, when a colt was born at Brandywine Farm in Paris, Ky.
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance said it received funding from 20 farms in 2015 through stud fees from 119 Thoroughbred stallions. The stallions' connections pledged to donate 25% or more of the advertised stud fee.
Three-time grade II winner Fed Biz sired his first reported foal Jan. 3 when a dark bay or brown filly was born at Brandywine Farm near Paris, Ky.
Winner of the 2009 and 2010 editions of the Sword Dancer Invitational (gr. IT) got off the mark as a sire when Kisskiss Telltell won her debut Dec. 27 in the sixth race at Tampa Bay Downs.
Bellamy Road has moved to Dutchess Views Farm near Pine Plains, N.Y., where he will stand the 2016 breeding season for $7,500.
Multiple grade II winner Amira's Prince will stand his first season at stud at Pleasant Acres in Florida. His fee will be $5,000 stands and nurses.
Grade I-placed Maimonides will stand the 2016 breeding season at Hand Ride Stables in Dublin, Ohio. His fee has been set at $2,500, live foal stands and nurses.
Grade I winner Havana has been acquired by Erwin Te Habla to stand at his Rancho Santa Rosa in the Philippines, beginning in 2016.
Boat Trip, a multiple stakes-winning son of Harlan's Holiday, will enter stud in 2016 at Running Horse Equine Center near Stevinson, Calif. The fee will be $2,500, with a no fee option.
Unusual Heat, the six-time leading sire in California and California's all-time leading stallion in total progeny, turf, and California-bred earnings, already has a full book for 2016 at a fee of $20,000.
Four-time grade I winner Tonalist has been retired to Lane's End Farm, according to a Dec. 9 release. The son of Tapit will stand the 2016 season for an advertised fee of $40,000.
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