Is the Sale of American Stallions to Japan Good for Business?

While there is consternation in some circles about the sale of the stallion Empire Maker to the Japanese Bloodhorse Breeders’ Association, the late bloodstock consultant Jack Werk envisioned these kinds of deals as natural and positive for American stallion owners. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> In a blog entry last year, Werk wrote:  “Japanese demand for new […]

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Foreign Buyers Seize Opportunity at Kentucky Sales

The U.S. dollar’s weakness against other global currencies is a major reason the fall Kentucky sales have lured so many foreign buyers this year.  A weaker dollar means their money goes a lot further. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> Buyers from Europe, Australia and Japan are bidding aggressively at the Keeneland November sale, and the story was […]

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Unbridled’s Song’s 2011 fee set at $85,000

Press Release Taylor Made Stallions has set 2011 fees for its roster of stallions, headlined by perennial leading sire Unbridled’s Song who will stand for $85,000, payable Nov. 1. Now the sire of at least one Grade 1 winner for nine consecutive years, Unbridled’s Song’s progeny excelled at the racetrack again in 2010, led by […]

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Quality Road to Stand for $35,000; Lane’s End Sets 2011 Stud Fees

Lane’s End has established a $35,000 live foal stud fee, payable when the foal stands and nurses, for multiple Grade 1 winner Quality Road, whose career ended on a disappointing note when last of 12 runners in the $5-million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 6. The fee for the 4-year-old son of Elusive Quality–Kobla, by […]

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SAYONARA! Empire Maker Headed to Japan

By Ray PaulickJuddmonte Farms announced today that Belmont Stakes winner Empire Maker has been sold to the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders’ Association to stand in Japan, beginning with the 2011 season. The 10-year-old son of Unbridled out of broodmare of the year Toussaud, by the Northern Dancer stallion El Gran Senor, spoiled Funny Cide’s bid for […]

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Irish Winner, Florida Sire Sword Dance Dies at 26

PRESS RELEASE Sword Dance (Ire), one of Florida’s leading sires for well over a decade, died Monday of natural causes at Gil and Marilyn Campbell’s Stonehedge Farm South. The son of Nijinsky II out of Rosa Mundi, by Secretariat was a pensioner at the farm since standing his last season there, in 2004. He was […]

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