Bloodstock

2-Year-Old Just Right Mike Latest Success Story For Sire Cajun Breeze

Trainer Michael Yates’ leap of faith in Cajun Breeze’s stallion potential once again paid dividends at Gulfstream Park Friday, when Just Right Mike defeated a group of well-bred 2-year-olds to graduate in Race 2. The Florida-bred son of Cajun Breeze, who finished third in his debut April 17 after being bumped at the start, chased […]

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New Hampshire’s Runnymede Farm, Former Home Of Dancer’s Image, To Be Listed For Sale

Runnymede Farm in North Hampton, N.H., once the home of disqualified Kentucky Derby winner Dancer’s Image, will soon be on the market with an expected price of about $5 million, Seacoast Online reports. The six-plus acre property features a 12-stall horse barn and it’s slated to be listed at the end of May through Tate […]

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Stallion Spotlight: Claiborne Farm’s Walker Hancock And Bernie Sams On First Samurai

Stallion Spotlight offers stud farm representatives a chance to address breeders and answer questions as they finalize their mating decisions for the 2020 breeding season. In this edition, Claiborne Farm president Walker Hancock and stallion seasons and bloodstock manager Bernie Sams discuss First Samurai, the sire of Grade 1 winners Lea, Justin Phillip, and Executiveprivilege. First […]

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Keeneland Conducts Focus Group Tests For Virtual Auctions

Keeneland’s four auctions on the calendar are tentpoles of the bloodstock industry, but BloodHorse reports that the growing online auction space spurred by social distancing has the company testing out web-based platforms for a year-round marketplace. Over 40 consignors and buyers took part in a recent simulated online auction hosted by Keeneland to test the […]

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Jockey Club To Put 140-Mare Limit On Stallions Born In 2020 And Beyond

The Jockey Club board of stewards today announced that it has adopted a final rule limiting the annual breeding of individual stallions. The rule reflects The Jockey Club’s goal to preserve the health of the Thoroughbred breed for the long term and will apply prospectively to stallions born in 2020 or later. Effective today, The […]

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Equine Sales Company Moves Combined Auction To August 20

The board of directors of Equine Sales Company voted in favor of changing the date of its 2020 Consignor Select Yearling Sale including 2-Year-Olds in Training from Sept. 3 to Aug. 20. With the announcement of Fasig-Tipton consolidating its three yearling sales, which will be held on Sept. 9-10 in Lexington, Ky., and the Kentucky […]

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Kentucky Department Of Agriculture Issues COVID-19 Guidelines For Yearling Inspections

Following is a statement from Rusty Ford, equine operations consultant for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Office of State Veterinarian, laying out guidelines for summer yearling inspections in regards to COVID-19. The public health threat presented by COVID-19, otherwise known as coronavirus, is impacting all, and the equine industry has not been immune to it. […]

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Stallion Spotlight: Tom Hamm Of Three Chimneys On Funtastic

Stallion Spotlight offers stud farm representatives a chance to address breeders and answer questions as they finalize their mating decisions for the 2020 breeding season. In this edition, Tom Hamm, director of stallion seasons at Three Chimneys, talks about Funtastic, a Grade 1 winner whose first foals are arriving in 2020. Funtastic Gr. or ro. h., […]

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‘A Very Rare Commodity’: Hill ‘N’ Dale Farms Buys Breeding Rights To Charlatan

Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm in Lexington, Ky., announced on Wednesday the purchase of undefeated Grade 1 winner Charlatan’s breeding rights. “Horses with Charlatan’s immense ability combined with superior pedigree, conformation, depth of female family, and star-quality appeal are a very rare commodity,” said John G. Sikura, president of Hill ‘n’ Dale. Charlatan’s career to date […]

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