Bloodstock

Classic Winner, Sire Empire Maker Dies At Age 20

Empire Maker, the winner of the 2003 Belmont Stakes and a sire whose influence reached all the way to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, died Jan. 18 due to a rare disease that compromised his immune system, Thoroughbred Daily News reports. The 20-year-old son of Unbridled was about to stand his 16th season at stud […]

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Open Houses For Harris Farms, Rancho San Miguel In California To Be Held Jan. 25

Two of California’s leading stallion operations will host open houses on Saturday, Jan. 25: Harris Farms in Coalinga, and Rancho San Miguel in San Miguel. Harris Farms will host their 2020 open house and stallion show from 10 a.m. to noon. All of the farm’s stallions will be available for viewing including new for 2020: […]

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Drill Moves To Raimonde Farm In Ohio For 2020 Breeding Season

Grade 1 winner Drill has been sold to stand at Raimonde Farm in Wooster, Ohio, where he will stand the 2020 breeding season for an advertised fee of $2,500. The 11-year-old son of Lawyer Ron previously stood at Get Away Farm in Ocala, Fla. His oldest foals are 4-year-olds of 2020. Drill’s name was already […]

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‘Great Balance And Frame’: City Of Light’s First Foal A Filly At Machmer Hall

The first foal by Quality Road’s four-time Grade I winner City of Light has arrived. The filly was born on Friday, January 17th at Machmer Hall in Paris, Ky. This is the first foal out of the unraced Union Rags mare Redbud, who is a half-sister to graded winner Wishful Tomcat and stakes winners Uncle […]

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‘2020 Looks Remarkably Like 2019’: Deceptively Steady Market At Keeneland January Sale

The tough thing about selling a record-tying $5-million horse at an auction normally populated by blue-collar offerings is it can make for a tough act to follow. Putting that into consideration, the 2020 edition of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale did a respectable job holding its own. Last year’s edition featured the […]

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‘It’s Crazy Energy’: Gaudet Makes History In Keeneland Auctioneer’s Stand

At any given renewal of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, the soundtrack of Hip 1021 being put on offer usually registers as background noise to most beyond the seller and potential buyers. This time around was quite different. The voice was familiar. Anyone who has watched televised horse racing over the past […]

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First Foal Is A Filly For New York Stallion Frank Conversation

Frank Conversation was represented by his first foal on Jan. 17 when Looksgoodfromhere (by Freud) foaled a chestnut filly at Saratoga Glen Farm, which is also the breeder of the foal. Looksgoodfromhere is a winning Freud mare, her first foal by Mission Impazible is a winner, and she is a half-sister to the dam of […]

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First Foal Is A New York-Bred Colt For Preakness Winner Cloud Computing

Spendthrift Farm stallion Cloud Computing, the millionaire who captured the 2017 Preakness Stakes, sired his first reported foal on Jan. 9 when a colt was born at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in New York. Bred by Howard Nolan Jr., the dark bay colt is out of the young Girolamo mare Best Manners, whose dam is […]

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Champion I’ll Have Another’s First U.S.-Sired Foals Born In California

Champion I’ll Have Another’s first two North American foals have arrived. The first was dropped Jan. 14, 2020 at Rancho San Miguel in California. The 2020 filly is out of the winning mare Year of Light by Event of the Year. The filly was bred by Jacqueline Bousquet and Dr. Jeaneen Metzler. She was followed […]

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Mark Valeski Relocates To Lake Hamilton Equine In Arkansas For 2020 Breeding Season

In a deal brokered by trainer Cody Autrey’s Autrey Bloodstock, Mark Valeski will relocate from central Kentucky’s Airdrie Stud to Lake Hamilton Equine in Royal, Ark. A multiple graded-stakes winner on the racetrack, Mark Valeski retired with earnings of over $658,000 for trainer Larry Jones and owner/breeder Brereton C. Jones. His signature wins came in […]

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