Rachel Alexandra at Saratoga
Odds of Rachel and Curlin making a champion?

Lost in all the hoopla about which stallion Zenyatta will mate to in 2011 is the exciting planned pairing of Rachel Alexandra and Curlin. But what are the odds that the two will make a champion foal? According to Avalyn Hunter of the Blood-Horse, sixteen such matings of former Horse of the Year winners have […]

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Coolmore pays ultimate compliment to NZ breeding

Coolmore Stud’s $30 million payment for a controlling share in champion New Zealand-bred So You Think estimates the value of the two-time Cox Plate winner at $60 million. This exceeds the high water mark for an Australasian Thoroughbred and was paid to finish his racing career in the European circuit and begin his breeding career […]

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Invincible Spirit sets world record mark for 2-year-old winners

Irish racing champion Invincible Spirit who currently stands at the Irish National Stud in Co. Kildare, Ireland set the world record mark for 2-year-old winners. With 42 juvenile winners in 2010, he broke the record of 39 co-held by Chapel Royal and Wildcat Heir.

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Name That Foal! Feb. 1 deadline to name your 2009 foals

It’s that time of year again, time to make a valid attempt at naming your foal. (That means no funny business people!) If owners and breeders miss the deadline, a $75 late will be assessed. And the good people at the Jockey Club want you to use their new fangled technology to make your life […]

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War Pass
Champion War Pass Dies

Press Release Champion and multiple Grade 1 winner WAR PASS died December 24 at William S. Farish’s Lane’s End Farm near Versailles, Kentucky. The five-year-old stallion had just arrived the evening before in good order from standing his second Southern Hemisphere season at Widden Stud in Australia. The morning of his death, WAR PASS showed […]

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Grade II winner Tizdejavu headed to Crestwood Farm

Crestwood Farm near Lexington, KY will be the home of Grade II winner Tizdejavu in 2011. A multiple graded stakes winner, he will stand for $5,000 live foal.

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Ghostzapper at Adena Springs
Giauque: Stallion owners should resolve to never…stand new stallions for proven stallion fees

Bill Giauque, in his column for, lays out some resolutions for the Thoroughbred industry. Among them, Giauque points out the over inflation of the stallion market. “Who wants the embarrassment of standing Ghostzapper for $200,000 or Smarty Jones for $100,000?”

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The Pamplemousse heads California freshman sires

The one-time Kentucky Derby hopeful The Pamplemousse tops the list of California’s freshman sires for 2011.  Elusive Warning and Global Hunter are among other sires who will begin their breeding careers in California next year.

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Tizdejavu to stand at Crestwood Farm

Multiple graded stakes winner Tizdejavu is headed for stud duty at Crestwood Farm in 2011.  The winner of the American Derby and the Firecracker Handicap among other races will stand for $5,000.

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Narrowing in on the genetics behind tying-up

Japanese researchers believe they are narrowing in on the gene that makes horses more conducive to tying-up, a condition suspected to be heritable. “Tying-up in racehorses is important because it affects approximately 5% of Thoroughbred racehorses,” explained scientist Teruaki Tozaki. “Although the condition is influenced by sex (of the affected horse), temperament, and diet, the […]

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