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|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Artiste Royal (IRE)||Neil D. Drysdale||
|Duveen||Kiaran P. McLaughlin||
|Einstein (BRZ)||Helen Pitts||
|Golden Balls (IRE)||UNKNOWN||
|Out of Control (BRZ)||Robert J. Frankel||
|Thorn Song||Mike R. Mitchell||
|War Monger||William I. Mott||
|Yate's Black Cat||Dale L. Romans||
Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Farm announced Nov. 7 the 2014 stud fees for their Kentucky stallion roster including new stallions Point of Entry and Fort Larned.
Two months ago, Einstein was awaiting his first starter. He now counts two winners from his first two starters, E Equalsmcsquared and Theoryofrelativity.
by Anne Peters
Winning the Derby immediately marks a colt as a potential stallion prospect. Breeding success does not always follow, however, and the commercial market has been hard on Derby winners in recent years.
Awesome Again, sire of prominent Eclipse Award contender Game On Dude, will undergo a major stud fee increase for the 2013 season at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Kentucky near Paris.
Dual grade I winner Thorn Song was represented by his first foal at John Harris' farm near Coalinga, Calif., on March 5.
Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Kentucky announced that Awesome Again will continue to stand for $50,000 and his son, Horse of the Year Ghostzapper will remain at $20,000 for 2012.
Ahmed Zayat, who seems on the cusp of winning a classic race any time now, as been in the headlines for all the right and wrong reasons in his six years of Thoroughbred ownership.
The first mare bred to dual grade I winner Thorn Song is believed to be in foal.
Jockey's Dream, a group I winner in his native Brazil, is standing his first season at stud at Star Barn Thoroughbreds near Grantville, Pa.
Thorn Song, who underwent stem cell therapy after developing laminitis, will enter stud at John C. Harris' Harris Farms near Coalinga, Calif.
The first foal by grade I winner Einstein is a colt foaled Jan. 13.
The first mare in foal to grade I winner Einstein is Lantern Hill Farm's Lever To Heaven, an Irish-bred, stakes-placed mare by Bluebird.
Thorn Song, who was severely injured in his final start at Del Mar last summer and had "an almost zero chance" at survival after developing laminitis, has made a remarkable recovery thanks to breakthrough stem cell therapy.
Horse owner Ahmed Zayat and trainer Mike Mitchell said Feb. 9 that the horse Thorn Song, for whom Zayat Stable received an insurance payment, is still alive in California.
Even though Zayat Stables has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Fifth Third Bank will continue its push to have a trustee named to oversee the operation.
Take the Points crossed the wire first in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (gr. IT) Feb. 6, but the 4-year-old colt was disqualified for interference, giving the win to odds-on choice Court Vision.
Court Vision and Take the Points, both two-time grade I winners on grass, will clash Feb. 6 when making their seasonal debuts in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (gr. IT).
Popular 8-year-old won 11 of 30 starts including four grade I races.
Young rider finished second in earnings with $18.5 million, won three Breeders' Cup events and seven other grade I races
Einstein, an Eclipse Award finalist in the older male category, will stand for $7,500 in 2010 at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs near Paris, Ky.
Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Farm announced Jan. 16 that Einstein, a multiple grade I-winning millionaire, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2010 breeding season at Adena Springs in Paris, Ky.
Defending Ft. Lauderdale Stakes (gr. IIIT) champion Kiss the Kid returns for another crack at the turf event, but figures to have a much tougher time in the 2010 edition.
Einstein will return to the track in 2010 for at least one more race, this according to Adena Springs general manager Eric Hamelback.
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