During the seventh session of Keeneland's Sept. yearling sale, prices were stronger than the corresponding session of 2009
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Flower Alley, winner of the 2005 Travers Stakes (gr. I), was represented with his first winner when his juvenile daughter, Smoke Alley, held on for a head victory in the second race at Woodbine Aug. 6.
Smarty Jones, the champion 3-year-old male and dual classic winner of 2004, came through with his first millionaire when his 4-year-old daughter Keiai Gerbera won the July 11 Procyon Stakes (Jpn-III).
Good Reward, a two-time grade I winner, came through with his first winner in the United States when his Washington-bred son Tactician triumphed at Emerald Downs June 27.
Robert Clay, who operates Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., has resigned as a director of PNC Financial and it subsidiary PNC Bank after serving more than 22 years.
Exchange Rate, who stands at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., will shuttle to Argentina to stand the Southern Hemisphere breeding season at Alberto and Renata Stein's Haras La Leyenda.
According to an announcement on the Vinery Australia Web Site, the farm has "secured a significant shareholding" in Big Brown and the stallion will shuttle beginning this year.
The first reported foal by Peachtree Stable's world-record setter Red Giant is a filly born Jan. 30 at Clear Creek Stud near Folsom, La.
Grade II winner Lewis Michael's first reported foal is a filly out of the stakes-winning A.P. Indy mare Liz On Polk Street.
Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes (both gr. I) winner Big Brown was represented by his first foal, a filly out of the unraced Seeking the Gold mare Impressive Attire.
Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm has added Ed Sackville and Jean-Marie Callier to its team of advisers.
One of only two expected foals from the last crop by pensioned stallion Theatrical was born Jan. 11 at the new Padua foaling barn at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky.
In an effort to promote the local Thoroughbred industry, a recently formed company called Horse Capital Productions will launch a Web site Jan. 15 to serve as a bridge between farms and tour companies in the Bluegrass.
Dynaformer, who stands at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., will stand in 2010 for $150,000.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale bucked the prevailing negative trends in the Thoroughbred marketplace to post increases of 9.1% in median price and 5.7% in gross revenue during its three-day run that ended Oct. 28 in Lexington.
Red Giant, who set a world record for 1 1/4 miles on turf, will stand the 2010 breeding season at Robert Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky.
Big Brown, the 2008 champion 3-year-old male and winner of that year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), was started back under tack Monday morning Aug. 17 at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky.
Exchange Rate, along with Good Reward and Point Given, will shuttle to South America for the 2009 Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
Richie Donworth, who has worked at Three Chimneys Farm as broodmare manager at the Old Bradley Place division, has been named the division's new general manager.
If there's one thing the horse industry needs, its new blood to fuel the sport. The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders' Association works each year to accomplish just that through its new owner seminars and breeding clinics, the most recent of which took place at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky. May 29.
Dynaformer, who stands at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., has reached the 100 mark by number of stakes winners.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced that it will hold a Thoroughbred Breeding Clinic in Lexington May 29-31.
Big Brown, who is standing his first season at Three Chimneys, was last year's Triple Crown hopeful, as he won both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes.
Smarty Jones was the first unbeaten winner of the Kentucky Derby since Seatle Slew. A fan favorite, Smarty Jones today stands at Three Chimneys.
Sky Mesa, who underwent two colic-related surgeries in mid-February, returned to the breeding shed April 6 at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky.
Sky Mesa, who was hoped to be back breeding around March 20 after two operations related to colic, remains on the sidelines at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky.
Three Chimneys Farm announced March 12 that several notable mares have already been confirmed in-foal to first year sire Big Brown.
Three Chimneys announced March 12 that the first several mares bred to multiple grade II winner and track record-setter Lewis Michael have been confirmed in foal.
Dreaming of Anna, Eclipse champion and winner of the 2006 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) has been confirmed in foal to Street Cry, according to Three Chimneys Farm.
Sky Mesa, the 9-year-old stallion who had two operations related to a bout of colic, arrived back at Three Chimneys Farm Feb. 25 from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington and is on schedule to return to breeding around March 20.
Sky Mesa, the 9-year-old stallion who underwent colic surgery Feb. 15, is being kept at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital where an additional operation was performed Feb. 19 to correct an impaction, according to Three Chimneys farm president Case Clay.
Sky Mesa, whose son General Quarters entered the Triple Crown picture with an upset victory in the Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) on Feb. 14, has been taken out of service after undergoing surgery for colic over the weekend. Colic is acute abdominal pain.
Big Brown, last year's 3-year-old champion male, is scheduled to cover a number of prominent mares this year at Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky. Mates beyond this year will include champion Stardom Bound following her retirement from racing.
Champion Smarty Jones, whose first foals just turned 3, is the broodmare sire of a filly born Jan. 18 in Pennsylvania.
Grade II winner Air Commander will enter stud at Dr. Warren Center's Mighty Acres near Pryor, Okla.
Three Chimneys Farm owner Robert Clay announced Dec. 5 that inaugural Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner and prolific stallion Wild Again was euthanized earlier in the day due to the infirmities of old age.
Three Chimneys' Callwood Dancer, the lone grade II winner in a field of older fillies and mares, has the edge and will carry top weight of 122 pounds in the $100,000-added Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs Nov. 15.
On a delightful autumn afternoon, Big Brown contently stood for photos and surveyed his new home while fulfilling the role of guest of honor during Three Chimneys Farm's open house for breeders Nov. 5.
Away, the dam of the ill-fated Eight Belles, was purchased for $2.5 million during the opening session of the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 3 at the Central Kentucky auction house.
Multiple grade II stakes winner and multiple track record-holder Lewis Michael has been retired and is available for inspection at Three Chimneys Farm, it was announced Oct. 29.
One minute, Mike Iavarone was all smiles after watching Big Brown work a sharp six furlongs in 1:12 4/5 over the Aqueduct turf course in company with stablemate Kip Deville on Oct. 13, and the next he was announcing the colt's retirement.
A racing stable managed by Three Chimneys Farm is one of the featured gifts in the 2008 Christmas Book, which was unveiled Oct. 7 by Neiman Marcus.
Dreaming of Anna, a champion and Breeders' Cup winner, has been retired from racing to become a broodmare for breeder/owner Frank C. Calabrese.
The Keeneland September yearling sale closed out its 15-session run in Lexington with downturns in every key business figure and gross revenue that fell short of last year's total by a whopping $57,019,500. But even though the setbacks were significant, many participants in the auction were pleased by its performance at a time when the nation is reeling from a financial meltdown and there are growing economic woes abroad.
Dr. Karen Sanderson, who purchased three yearlings at the Keeneland September sale without authorized credit, had three horses repossessed earlier this year.
Horse of the Year Tiznow, second on the general sire list this year, emerged on top the list of leading sires by average (with three of more sold) for the Sept. 11 fourth day of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Lewis Michael, a grade II winner in 2007-08, will enter stud in 2009 at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky.
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