Breeding

Study Of 10,000 Genomes Suggests Thoroughbred Inbreeding Is ‘Akin To Global Warming’

New research by scientists at University College Dublin and equine science company Plusvital has established that there has been a significant rise in inbreeding levels in the global thoroughbred population over the last 45 years. The research, published this week in the peer-reviewed journal Scientific Reports, analysed the genomes of over 10,000 Thoroughbreds, the largest […]

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Calumet Farm Tops North American Breeders By Earnings In 2019

Calumet Farm has topped the individual breeders list in North America in 2019 with $12,545,854 in earnings, according to statistics released today by The Jockey Club Information Systems. Calumet Farm bred 410 starters with 332 wins, 310 seconds, and 323 thirds out of 2,435 starts. Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey was second with earnings of […]

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Peter Brant Purchases Dam Of Breeders’ Cup Winner Uni At Arqana

Resurgent owner Peter Brant went to €1.25 million (about US$1.38 million) on the 10-year-old broodmare Unaided at the Arqana Breeding Stock sale this week, reports the Racing Post. The mare is the dam of Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Uni, and is currently in foal to No Nay Never. “Nothing has been decided yet,” agent Michel Zerolo […]

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Bloodlines: A First Look At New 2020 Sires Catalina Cruiser, Yoshida

One of the fascinating things about the horses entering stud for 2020 is that they show such a wide variety, in both pedigree and racing character, that breeders are virtually sure to find one or more they can’t live without. In addition to pro-tem divisional champions like Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Vino Rosso (by Curlin) […]

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Classic Winner Fort Larned To Stand At Duncan Farms In Ohio

Fort Larned is relocating from Adena Springs Kentucky to Daryl and Sally Duncan’s Duncan Farms in Ohio for the upcoming breeding season. A three-time Grade 1 winner and Eclipse Award finalist for America’s Top Older Male in 2012, Fort Larned won the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) and earned more than $4.4 million in a […]

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Dr. Clare Card: Studying Early Embryonic Death In Horses

Dr. Claire Card, of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, has been searching her entire career for a means to avoid early embryonic death in horses. Card says that about 15 percent of equine pregnancies are lost very early on, which has a large economic impact on the equine […]

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Bloodlines: A First Look At New High-End Sires, Part 1

From the perspective of racing fans, the list of 3-year-olds and older horses coming back to race next year is excellent news. One reason for this is some of these young stars of the equine firmament need to prove themselves further on the racetrack to justify a premium stud fee. But in addition to this […]

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Foal Patrol’s Season Three Scheduled To Debut On December 27

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will debut Foal Patrol Season 3 online Dec. 27 at www.foalpatrol.com. Also, a family-friendly celebration of the new season, “Foal Patrol Kids!,” will take place at the Museum that day from 10 a.m. to noon. This open house event will feature numerous educational and entertainment initiatives […]

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Aikenite, Leadem in Ken To Stand In Texas For 2020 Breeding Season

Tyree Wolesensky’s Leadem Farm in Gainesville, Texas, welcomes two new stallions for the 2020 breeding season in Aikenite and Leadem in Ken. Aikenite will stand for a fee of $3,000 and Leadem in Ken will stand for $2,000 as property of Tyree Wolesensky. Aikenite, who stood last season at Calumet Farm in Kentucky, brings in […]

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The Jockey Club Releases 2019 Report Of Mares Bred Statistics

The Jockey Club today released Report of Mares Bred (RMB) statistics for the 2019 breeding season. Based on RMBs received through Oct. 16, 2019, The Jockey Club reports that 1,134 stallions covered 29,218 mares in North America during 2019. The Jockey Club estimates an additional 2,500 to 3,500 mares will be reported as bred during […]

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