Bloodstock

More Than Ready colt tops down Arqana yearling sale

The average fell 14.6% and median declined by 11.1% for Arqana’s December yearling sale as a More Than Ready colt topped the auction at $77,319 US. “This year we cataloged and sold 48 more yearlings than last year at the October sale,” said Arqana president Eric Hoyeau. “Quite logically, the December catalog is of lesser […]

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Walmac offering fee reduction for out-of-state foals

Below is a letter from Managing Director John T.L. Jones III of Walmac Farm: With the 2011 breeding season upon us, Walmac Farm is pleased to offer a $2,000 breeders’ award for all 2012 non-Kentucky foals by Walmac-Kentucky stallions.  To be eligible, the mare must foal outside the state of Kentucky, and the resulting 2012 […]

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Grand Reward moves to Ghost Ridge

Formerly on the roster at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms near Lexington, Grand Reward, the son of Storm Cat, will stand in 2011 at Ghost Ridge Farm near York, Penn. The Grade II winner’s stud fee will be $4,000.

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Has Blame restored the Claiborne legacy?

It is fitting that Claiborne Farm would have a Breeders’ Cup Classic champion in its 100th year of operation in Blame who is the son of Claiborne’s Arch. But has he restored the Claiborne legacy with one race?

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Where’s the love for first-crop sires?

As Eric Mitchell points out in his blog for the Blood-Horse, it used to be that first-crop sires were the darling of the breeding industry. Without any progeny performances to potentially sully their record, the progeny of first and second crop sires went for a premium. But with uncertainty in the bloodstock market reining supreme, […]

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Big gain in average at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale

Fasig-Tipton Midlantic reported an increase in average (33.3%) while the median remained unchanged.

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Biles: Impact of lower stud fees not yet noticeable

Deirdre Biles of the Blood-Horse took the temperature of breeders after two years of lower stud fees.

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Arqana ends four-day sale with ups and downs

The Arqana Deauville breeding stock sale finished its four-day sale with increases in gross (23.5%) and average (10.6%) while median declined by 14.3%.

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Grade I winner Midships to stand in France

Racing as a homebred for Juddmonte Farms, the Kentucky-bred Grade I winner Midships will begin his stallion career in France at Haras de Saint Arnoult. Midships won the Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap (Grade I), the San Luis Rey Handicap (GII), and the San Juan Capistrano Invitational (GII) all in 2009. An injury prevented him from […]

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Giauque: Good news came this weekend in the form of Kantharos

There have certainly been some skepticism about the addition of Kantharos to the stallion roster at Vinery Stud’s Florida operation but not Ocala.com’s Bill Giauque. He believes a stallion like the son of Lion Heart is good news for a struggling Florida breeding industry comparing his race record to that of Danzig who also only […]

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