Bloodstock

The three stages of foaling

Want to learn more about the foaling process? The Thoroughbred Times has put together an article on the three stages of foaling to give a better understanding of how the process of bringing a new horse into the world works.

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Trouble in Tasmania? Increase prize money or watch the breeding industry go under

Following a Magic Millions annual yearling sale at Launceston described as the second worst ever, calls to help the struggling breeding industry in Australia are getting louder. “The cost of production of horses you know is between about $14,000 and $18,000 down here and the average is $12,000,” Magic Millions managing director David Chester said, […]

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It’s Official: Z to B

Zenyatta was bred to Bernardini earlier today according to Zenyatta’s website. “It went very well. In horse terms, it was ‘one jump…and a very good cover’…meaning that everything went perfectly in our first meeting. Per the guys from my crew…”it was textbook. Zenyatta was unbelievably professional…especially for a maiden mare. It was all nice and […]

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Affirmatif to stand at Diamond G in Oklahoma

Out of the female family of top sire Tapit, Affirmatif will be standing at Oklahoma’s Diamond G Ranch for a fee of $1,000.

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Vinery expanding its New York presence

After just recently opening a division at Empire Stud in Hudson, NY, Tom Simon’s Vinery has expanded again this time by taking over operations at Sugar Maple Farm in Poughquag. “When we took on Empire Stud, we had no idea that the opportunity to expand further with a quality facility like Sugar Maple would come […]

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Thorn Song recovers to Harris Farms for stud duty

After overcoming a severe case of laminitis that nearly took his life and motivated his previous owner to file an insurance mortality claim on him, Thorn Song will enter stud this year Harris Farms in California. He will stand for $3,500 and cover a limited book of mares according to Harris Farms manager Dave McGlothlin.

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Rachel bred to Curlin

Press Release 2009 Preakness Winner, Rachel Alexandra, bred to Curlin, 2007 Preakness Winner In what is one of the most anticipated events in horse racing this year, Rachel Alexandra, the 2009 Horse of the Year was bred to Curlin, the 2007 and 2007 Horse of the Year and all-time North American Top Grossing Racehorse on […]

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CTBA working to keep Cal Cup at Santa Anita

The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association is working with executives at Santa Anita to make sure the Cal Cup has a home this year even if it is likely to be scaled back again this year. “We beleive we can jointly come to an agreement to hold such an important day of racing for the California […]

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Evening Jewel named California-bred HOTY

Evening Jewel was named California-bred Horse of the Year by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association.  Evening Jewel was among the winners in several categories honoring runners, breeders and sires.

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Kentucky breeders could see incentives cut for Derby, Oaks winners

The breeders of the 2012 Kentucky Derby and Oaks winners could see a significant drop in the awards they receive from two state breeders funds.  A Kentucky Horse Racing Commission advisory committee is recommending that incentives for Kentucky-bred winners of the Derby and Oaks be cut in half, due to declines in stud fees and […]

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