Zenyatta, pictured in 2010.
Zenyatta Has Been Bred To Medaglia D’Oro

Three-time Eclipse Award winner Zenyatta has been bred to Medaglia d’Oro for 2017, reports The mare will be checked to determine whether the breeding took after 15 days. The stallion has sired 14 Grade 1 winners over all surfaces, including Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, standout 3-year-old filly Songbird, and Gr. 1 winner […]

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Coil wins Haskell
Coil Sires First Winner At Golden Gate Fields

Haskell and Santa Anita Sprint Championship (both Gr. 1) winner Coil sired his first winner Sunday at Golden Gate Fields. The freshman stallion accomplished the feat with his very first starter, according to The 2-year-old filly Recoiling led the 4 1/2-furlong sprint nearly gate-to-wire, winning by 1 3/4 lengths in a final time of […]

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Empire Way
Empire Way Sires First Winner At Los Alamitos

Stallion Empire Way, full brother to three-time champion Royal Delta, has sired his first winner for Loveacres Ranch in California. Dutt Bart captured a maiden special weight event at Los Alamitos Race Course Friday afternoon, winning the 4 1/2 furlong event by 2 1/4 lengths in a final time of :52.07. The 2-year-old colt was […]

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Astrology at Taylor Made
Capt. Grider First U.S. Winner For Freshman Sire Astrology

Taylor Made Stallions’ freshman sire Astrology, A.P. Indy’s Graded stakes-winning 2-year-old and Classic-placed 3-year-old, was represented with his first American winner – and second overall winner from three starters – on Wednesday, when 2-year-old colt Capt. Grider scored a debut victory in a $50,000 Maiden Special Weight race at Keeneland. Capt. Grider proved best with […]

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Visit The Champ: See California Chrome Before He Returns To Training

Former Horse of the Year California Chrome has been enjoying a bit of ‘R & R’ at Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Ky., since his dominating victory in the Group 1 Dubai World Cup in March. The chestnut horse is scheduled to return to trainer Art Sherman’s barn in early May, but before he does, fans […]

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Deadline For Nominating Foals To The European Breeders’ Fund Is May 1

The deadline for nominating yearlings of 2016 to the European Breeders Fund is on May 1. At a cost of $600 any yearling by a sire not registered to the EBF and standing outside of Europe can be made eligible to run in the EBF program of races throughout Europe which are worth €5million in […]

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Mad Flatter
Stallion Mad Flatter Euthanized; Gr. 3 Winner Suffers Accident In Stall

Pennsylvania-based young stallion Mad Flatter was euthanized following a stall accident, reports The multiple Gr. 3 winner “was just feeling good,” according to part owner Kim Heath of Bonnie Heath Farm, and every effort was made to save him. A son of Flatter, Mad Flatter won eight of his 28 starts on the track […]

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Two-time Japanese Horse of the Year, Deep Impact.
Feld Family Stallions Presents Bloodlines: Classic Sire With A Profound ‘Impact’

You might expect that the greatest certainty in the classics for 2016 is that a son of Uncle Mo will win the Kentucky Derby or that a son of Galileo will win the English Derby. But no, the greatest certainty in classic racing is that Shadai’s great son of Sunday Silence, Deep Impact, will have […]

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Contessa looks over a horse at the OBS Spring Sale
Twelve Things I Learned At The OBS Spring Sale

After a Thoroughbred auction, most news stories focus on the horses that brought the highest prices in the sales ring (and, in the case of 2-year-old sales, the ones that carried themselves over a furlong the fastest). But the majority of buyers don’t take their seat outside the sales ring, prepared to sign over millions […]

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Lady Sabelia gets her first graded stakes win in the 2015 G2 Barbara Fritchie
Lady Sabelia Fractures Sesamoid During Training, Retires

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wright’s Grade 2-winning mare Lady Sabelia was retired after a training injury Sunday morning at Laurel Park, reports The six-year-old daughter of Majestic Warrior was pulled up by her exercise rider during a routine gallop, believing she may have stepped on a stone, but x-rays revealed a fracture in the […]

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