Bloodstock

The Saturday Post: There is something extraordinary about being ordinary

Not all horses are destined to become Triple Crown contenders. In fact, many may never win a race in their lives. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t something extraordinary about them as Jennifer Wirth at The Saturday Post discovered after spending some time in trainer Tim Ice’s barn.

Continue reading
A. P. Indy leading sire of sale yearlings; Distorted Humor of 2-year-olds; Dynaformer of weanlings

Lane’s End’s A. P Indy led all sires in sale yearlings based on average price according to Deirdre Biles of the Blood-Horse. His 19 offspring found an average price of $544,737. WinStar Farm’s Distorted Humor averaged $706,250 for 2-year-olds and Three Chimneys Farm’s Dynaformer sold his five sale weanlings for an average of $237,000.

Continue reading
Magic Millions app-lies itself online

The Gold Coast Magic Millions bloodstock auction will include iPads for all “tech-savvy buyers” that will deliver videos of the horses going up for sale and the stallions that sired them. The app is already available and approximately 45,000 people have already looked at the videos in preparation for the sale.

Continue reading
Lane’s End stallion open house Jan. 8-14

Press Release Lane’s End will host an open house daily from Saturday, January 8 through Friday, January 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lane’s End stallion complex on Midway Road just outside Versailles, Kentucky. All of the Lane’s End stallions will be available for inspection and no appointment is necessary during these […]

Continue reading
Giant’s Causeway tops 2010 sires’ list

For the second year-in-a-row, Ashford Stud’s Giant’s Causeway was the United States’ leading stallion according to figures by Equineline. His runners earned $8,806,163 which was down significantly from 2009. The leading sire will stand for $85,000 in 2011. The top five included WinStar Farm’s Distorted Humor ($100,000), Spendthrift Farm’s Malibu Moon ($60,000), the deceased Maria’s […]

Continue reading
Temple City to stand for $5,000

Spendthrift Farm’s Temple City, who recently retired as the only track record-setting son of Dynaformer at stud, will stand in 2011 for $5,000 stands and nurses. He will also be part of the Share the Upside program. “Temple City is a perfect candidate for our Share the Upside program,” said Spendthrift owner B. Wayne Hughes. […]

Continue reading
Ashford tops 2010 progeny earnings, Vinery has leading freshman sire

Coolmore’s Ashford Stud had three stallions in the top five on the list of 2010 progeny earnings for North America-based sires. Fusaichi Pegasus and Giant’s Causeway led the way with more than $11 million each in earnings by their runners.  Ashford’s Tale of the Cat also made the top five. Third on the list was […]

Continue reading
2010 highs and lows of Florida breeding

The performances of Awesome Feather on track and Wildcat Heir in stud duty highlight the year in Florida breeding. 2010 was also a year that saw some Florida breeders forced out of business.

Continue reading
Sire Shamardal recovers from surgery

The Darley stallion, Shamardal, is resting in Newmarket following surgery to repair injuries sustained in Australia. The shuttle stallion fell while on stud duty at Darley’s Kelvinside facility.

Continue reading
Can a psychic help find a missing horse? All signs point to probably not

Call us skeptics but when we came across this story about a psychic trying to find a missing horse, our crystal ball cried bull crap. But we decided to read further. Maybe the $40 for a 15-minute phone call seer would produce results for a desperate and loving rodeo cowboy who just wanted his horse […]

Continue reading
Twitter Twitter
Paulick Report on Instagram