Bloodstock

Darley colt Fort Hughes euthanized after breakdown

Fort Hughes, a three-year-old colt in the Darley Stable, broke down during a breeze at Belmont Park Sunday morning and had to be euthanized. “He was a very talented horse who reminded me a lot of his sire (Henny Hughes),” said trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, who indicated the injury was a fractured cannon bone. “This is […]

Continue reading
Squires – The Rail: Broodmares finally get their due

Breeder and author Jim Squires writes for the New York Times’ The Rail blog about the recent matings of super females Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra.  Squires concludes: “… for the first time in memory, public and industry interest has consistently focused not on which grand mares a king would accept to his court, but which […]

Continue reading
Oaks hopefuls go in Ocala Day of Champions

A pair of Mark Casse-trained three-year-old fillies highlight the entries for Monday’s annual Ocala Day of Champions races. Delightful Mary and Silent Moon will make their three-year-old debuts in one of the four betless exhibitions that are part of the Ocala March juvenile sale.  Casse is hoping both fillies might be Kentucky Oaks contenders.

Continue reading
Flatter colt, Dixie Union filly head 2nd OBS work session

Press Release A colt by Flatter and a Dixie Union filly, both consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, sped quarters in :20 3/5 to post the fastest works at the distance at the second and final  session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2011 March Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training. […]

Continue reading
Scat Daddy colt tops first Ocala workout session

A Scat Daddy colt turned heads during the first under tack show at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s March select sale for two-year-olds in training.  The colt covered an eighth of a mile in :9 4/5 over the OBS track’s synthetic surface. Fillies by Forest Wildcat and Latent Heat were the co-fastest workers at a […]

Continue reading
Positive indicators for OBS juvenile sale

The signs are pointing to a positive outcome for this week’s OBS select juvenile sale in Ocala, Florida.  This year, the March sale is bigger – with 490 horses cataloged – because the Ocala Breeders’ Sales company has incorporated a smaller February sale into the two-day auction, March 15-16. “Based on the early indications, our […]

Continue reading
Edward Evans estate to disperse bloodstock at Keeneland

Press Release The estate of the late Edward P. (Ned) Evans, who bred more than 100 stakes winners, including 2005 Horse of the Year Saint Liam and multiple Grade 1 stakes winner Quality Road, will disperse its Thoroughbred yearlings, weanlings, broodmares and racing stock at Keeneland’s September Yearling and November Breeding Stock Sales. Lane’s End […]

Continue reading
Thoroughbred Confidential: What to expect while Zenyatta’s expecting

At the Thoroughbred Confidential blog, Liz O’Connell writes about what we can expect in the coming weeks and months as Zenyatta’s pregnancy progresses: “The next ultrasound, in a week or so, will reveal the fetal heart beat. This ultrasound check up is also used to rule out a twin pregnancy. Subsequent check ups at around […]

Continue reading
Darley, other farms unharmed by Japan quake, tsunami

The Racing Post reports that the stallions at Darley’s Japanese operation were unharmed by the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan Friday. “The stud was involved in an earthquake but there was no serious structural damage and all the horses are fine,” said Sam Bullard, Darley’s director of stallions. Other breeding farms located on the […]

Continue reading
Australia sale clears 93 percent

The William Inglis & Son autumn Thoroughbred sale Friday enjoyed a clearance rate of 93%, thanks in part to significant online bidding. “These figures just go to show how important online bidding has become at these types of sales and it certainly helped us in achieving today’s strong clearance rate,” Inglis bloodstock director Jonathan D’Arcy […]

Continue reading
Twitter Twitter
Paulick Report on Instagram