Keyword: Thunder Gulch

  • Thunder Gulch, became the first to cover more than 200 mares in one northern hemisphere season.

    Stallions, Mares Bred Both Decline in 2001

    The number of stallions and mares bred in 2001 both decreased, and Thunder Gulch became the first Thoroughbred stallion in North America to cover over 200 mares in one northern hemisphere season. Those were some of the numbers contained in the Report of Mares Bred, which was released Thursday by The Jockey Club.

  • Fusaichi Pegasus' Stud Fee Decreased

    Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Fusaichi Pegasus, who began his stallion career this year for $150,000 at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., had his fee dropped to $135,000 for the 2002 breeding season.

  • Point Given, arriving at Three Chimneys Farm

    New Terms Offered in Point Given Shares

    Thoroughbred breeders are being offered a different deal on shares in Point Given than they were when it was announced two weeks earlier that he would enter stud in 2002 at Robert Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky.

  • Leading Horse of the Year candidate Point Given, now retired.

    Point Given Retired After Injury; Stud Plans Undecided

    Leading Horse of the Year candidate Point Given has been retired because of a strain to the suspensory tendon of his left foreleg, trainer Bob Baffert announced on Friday. The strain was detected on Thursday morning, when Point Given had been expected to return to the track for the first time after his victory in last Saturday's Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga. "I've had to retire a lot of good horses, but I never felt like this," Baffert said. "We were just beginning to tap into his greatness."

  • Thunder Gulch Moves to Top of General Sire List

    Central Kentucky-based stallion Thunder Gulch advanced to the top of the 2001 sire list by progeny earnings when the $900,000 from Point Given's triumph in the Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) were added to his total.

  • Belmont and Preakness winner Point Given, working toward the Haskell.

    Point Given Drills in 1:11 3/5

    Point Given, winner of the Preakness (gr. I) and Belmont Stakes (gr. I) earlier this year, continued his quest toward the Aug. 5 Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) with a six-furlong drill Wednesday morning at Del Mar.

  • Jockey Chris McCarron is unseated by favored Starrer at the start of Saturday's Coaching Club American Oaks.

    Tweedside Romps in CCA Oaks; Favorite Unseats Rider

    After 4-5 favorite Starrer unseated jockey Chris McCarron just after the start, 11-1 Tweedside went on to win Saturday's $350,000 Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I), giving sire Thunder Gulch a sweep of Belmont Park's 1 1/2-mile main track stakes races for 3-year-olds. McCarron was uninjured in the mishap.

  • Gross Revenue Increases At Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Juvenile Sale

    The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training ended its two-day stand on Tuesday in Timonium, Md., with mixed results. On the positive side, the number sold and gross revenue both increased while the buy-back rate declined. The average price, however, suffered a moderate setback, and the median price fell significantly.

  • Ray Paulick
Editor-in-Chief

    Dual Personality

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Point Given first got my attention last year in the 1 1/16-mile Champagne Stakes (gr. I).

  • In Search of Classic Winners: Sales Are a Prime Source

    How do you get a classic winner? Do you build up a broodmare band, then nurture the resulting offspring and race them as homebreds? Or do you leave all the work associated with foal production to someone else and go shopping at one of the many sales that offer young horses? Combing the sales for classic prospects is a viable option. In fact, during the past 15 years, most winners of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), Preakness (gr. I), and Belmont Stakes (gr. I) were offered at public auction prior to their classic triumphs.

  • Point Given, with Gary Stevens aboard, runs to victory in the $345,690 Hollywood Futurity, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Benoit Photo)

    Family Matters: Point Given's Pedigree Analysis

    From Thunder Gulch's second crop, Point Given appears poised to make a run at the 2001 Derby, giving the Mr. Prospector line another strong player to extend the dynasty. If successful, Thunder Gulch would join Unbridled (Grindstone) as the most recent Derby winner to sire a Derby winner.

  • Thunder Gulch, whose stud fee has been hiked to $50,000 for this year.

    Thunder Gulch's Stud Fee Hiked

    Officials at Ashford Stud haven't made it easier for breeders hoping to get to farm stallion Thunder Gulch. Ashford initially announced a fee of $25,000 for the dual classic-winning grandson of Mr. Prospector, then later upped it to $30,000, then to $40,000. Now it's $50,000.

  • Giant&#39;s Causeway, shown winning the Irish Champion Stakes, had his initial stud fee increased as a result of his second-place finish in the Breeders. Cup Classic.

    Coolmore Boosts Fees; Giant's Causeway to IR100,000

    The connection between the Breeders' Cup races and stud fees for the upcoming breeding season became readily apparent when Irish-based Coolmore Stud announced that it was raising its fees for two of its established stallions -- Honour and Glory and Thunder Gulch -- and for an incoming stallion -- Giant's Causeway -- from previously published prices.