Averill Racing and CCF Racing Stables' first-time starter wins gate-to-wire by a head.
The grade I-placed winner will be the first son of Pioneerof the Nile to stand in Florida.
A filly from the first crop of group I winner Biondetti breezed a quarter-mile in :20 3/5 as the fastest worker at the distance during the April 11 under tack show for the the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's spring sale.
The first reported foal for Mark Valeski is a chestnut filly out of Ambition Unbridled born Jan. 27 at Susan and John Sykes' Woodford Thoroughbreds Florida near Reddick.
The first reported foal for He's Had Enough is a bay filly born Jan. 17 at Susan and John Sykes' Woodford Thoroughbreds near Reddick, Fla.
Matt Lyons, vice president and general manager of Woodford Thoroughbreds, announced Jan. 7 new staff assignments at the Woodford farm operations in Kentucky and Florida.
Matt Lyons has been named vice president and general manager of Woodford Thoroughbreds' farms in Versailles, Ky., and Reddick, Fla., owners John and Susan Sykes announced Dec. 13.
Woodford Thoroughbreds of Reddick, Fla., has announced it will introduce a special incentive plan in 2016 for breeders who send mares to the farm's seven stallions.
The Keeneland November sale's eighth day Nov. 9 ended lower despite selling 11 six-figure horses, but the 12-day auction still remained ahead of 2014's numbers overall.
Ian Tapp recaps Day 3 of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, including comments from John Moynihan of Stonestreet Farm, Case Clay of Three Chimneys Farm, and Matt Lyons of Woodford Thoroughbreds. Watch Video
Jockey Mario Gutierrez won on all five of his mounts Oct. 16 at Santa Anita Park and took five of the first six races at the Arcadia, Calif., track. All of his victories came for different trainers.
Crown of Thorns was represented by his first winner Aug. 8 when I'malreadythere won the seventh race at Gulfstream Park.
Woodford Thoroughbreds, home of 2015 Hall of Fame inductee Xtra Heat, will offer her halter in an online auction with proceeds going to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.
Ten Broeck Farm's Moment Is Right showed her standout introduction was no fluke in the $250,000 Astoria Stakes June 4 at Belmont Park, where she handled a challenge from fellow debut winner Decked Out to win by 1 1/2 lengths.
A filly by Tapit -- Silver Wolf sells to agents Alex Solis II and Jason Litt for a record $1.9 million April 22 at the OBS Spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. held the first of a marathon six-session under tack preview at Ocala Training Center April 13 ahead of its spring sale of 2-year-olds in training, slated for April 21-24.
John Sykes' Woodford Thoroughbreds now owns 100% of He's Had Enough, a grade I-placed son of Tapit. Woodford, one of Florida's largest stallion operations, began standing He's Had Enough this year in partnership.
After a disappointing sixth-place performance in last year's Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), One Lucky Dane made his return to the Santa Anita Park oval a memorable one March 19.
The first reported foal for grade I winner Currency Swap arrived Jan. 8 at Woodford Thoroughbreds in Ocala, Fla., when graded stakes winner Le Mi Geaux, by First Samurai, delivered a colt.
He's Had Enough, a regally bred son of Tapit, will join the stallion roster at Woodford Thoroughbreds near Ocala, Fla., for his first breeding season in 2015.
A full brother to Eclipse champion Stardom Bound sold to Gerald Frankel for $370,000 to top the first ever horses of racing age section of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s fall mixed sale Oct. 15 in Ocala, Fla.
Zanim R. Meahjohn's 13-1 chance Rusty Slipper seized the lead nearing the sixteenth pole and comfortably earned her first graded stakes win in the $109,000 Violet Stakes (gr. IIIT) Aug. 23 at Monmouth Park.
The fastest time for a quarter mile in three days of under tack previews was posted by a bay colt by Harlan's Holiday who breezed in :20 3/5 April 17 for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale at Ocala Training Center.
Florida stallion Repent has been sold to stand at Paradise Farms in Trinidad, Matt Lyons of Woodford Thoroughbreds confirmed March 5.
Shannon Castagnola has joined John Sykes' Woodford Thoroughbreds as director of client development for the Kentucky and Florida operation.
Currency Swap, winner of the 2011 Three Chimneys Hopeful Stakes (gr. I), will stand the 2014 breeding season at Woodford Thoroughbreds Ocala in Central Florida. The multiple graded stakes winner's stud fee is set at $3,500.
Figures rose across the board for the second straight day at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s August yearling sale Aug. 21 in Ocala, Fla.
The son of War Front broke his maiden in the grade III With Anticipation Stakes.
Given the results of its two previous auctions this year and the booming market, it's no surprise that OBS closed out the lucrative juvenile sale season with a June record top-priced horse and across-the-board benchmarks.
Fillies by Afleet Alex and Graeme Hall breezed the fastest quarters at the third and final session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2013 June sale of 2-year-olds and horses of racing age.
The average rose 9.2% and the median was up 23.1% during the first session of the OBS March sale of 2-year-olds March 13 in Ocala. David Ingordo went to $480,000 for the day's topper, a son of Flatter for $480,000.
Crown of Thorns' first reported foal is a filly born Jan. 23 at Joe and Helen Barbazon's Pleasant Acres Farm near Morristown, Fla.
Show Some Magic, a maiden winner at Saratoga Race Course in August, broke through against winners for the first time in the $100,000 Riley Allison Futurity Dec. 23 at Sunland Park in New Mexico.
Biondetti, a group I-winning son of Bernardini, has been retired and will enter stud in 2013 at Woodford Thoroughbreds in Reddick, Fla. The fee will be $4,000 live foal.
Vineyard Haven, a multiple grade I winner, will stand in 2013 at John Sykes' Woodford Thoroughbreds near Reddick, Fla.
Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga auction, scheduled for Aug. 6 and 7 in New York, has a number of half brothers and half sisters to racing royalty in its catalog.
Daddy Long Legs was foaled and raised at John and Susan Sykes' Woodford Thoroughbreds.
Ballydoyle trainer will send UAE Derby winner Daddy Long Legs to the Kentucky Derby.
UAE Derby winner Daddy Long Legs, a son of Scat Daddy, will ship from Ireland to Churchill Downs for the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Woodford Thoroughbreds has launched a public training division at CloverLeaf Farms II, its sister farm located in Reddick, Fla.
A Midnight Lute filly purchased by SGV Thoroughbreds brought the top price of $110,000 Aug. 23 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. select yearling sale.
The gross fell 38.3% during the select yearling auction, which had enjoyed upswings in 2009.
A striking chestnut filly by Distorted Humor and a half sister to Point Given sells for $875,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale.
Tony Ferguson said Aug. 4 he has sold his partnership interest in Woodford Thoroughbreds to his partner John Sykes.
Launching a new business venture in the midst of a global financial crisis would be a daunting task for most people, but the connections of several new consignments at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky select yearling auction seemed eager to take on the challenge the weekend before the sale's July 20 start.
John Sykes and Tony Ferguson's Woodford Thoroughbreds will offer its first consignment at the Fasig-Tipton July select yearling auction in Lexington. The operation also will sell horses at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select and Keeneland September yearling sales.
Grade I winner Southern Image, whose first winner won in Mexico, was represented by his initial winner in the United States May 14 at Hollywood Park.
Fifth Third Bank is asking a federal bankruptcy court for assistance in taking possession of certain assets held by ClassicStar LLC, including stallion shares and income from other sires.
- By Ryan Conley
A new entity called Woodford Thoroughbreds is setting up shop at the former ClassicStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., a venture that will include the transfer of John Sykes' Cloverleaf Farm II operation from Florida.
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