Dermot Ryan

Mendelssohn, Half-Brother To Into Mischief And Beholder, Retired To Coolmore’s Ashford Stud

Breeders’ Cup winner and $3,000,000 Keeneland September Yearling Sale topper Mendelssohn has been retired from racing and will stand at Coolmore America’s Ashford Stud for 2019. “All of our team loved Mendelssohn from the first time we saw him as a yearling and he has developed into a magnificent looking horse,” said Coolmore America manager […]

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It’s Official: Triple Crown Winner Justify To Stand At Coolmore’s Ashford Stud

The long-anticipated deal between the owners of Justify and Coolmore America regarding the Triple Crown winner’s stallion career is being finalized, WinStar Farm announced on Friday. “After much deliberation with all the partners, we’ve decided to accept Coolmore’s offer to stand Justify,” said Elliott Walden, president, CEO and racing manager of WinStar Farm. “As you […]

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Remembering Scat Daddy: ‘Capable Of Getting Every Type Of Good Horse’

Triple Crown winner Justify may have cemented the legacy of his sire Scat Daddy, but the late stallion’s international appeal has long been evident through European champions Caravaggio, Lady Aurelia and No Nay Never. Todd Pletcher, who trained Scat Daddy during his racing career, recalled his impressions of the horse in an interview at racingpost.com. “I […]

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‘Iron Horse’ Giant’s Causeway Dead At 21

Coolmore America released the following statement Tuesday: It is with great sadness that we announce the death of “The Iron Horse” Giant’s Causeway, who passed away last night aged 21 at his Kentucky birthplace Ashford Stud, after a brief illness. Trained by Aidan O’Brien at Ballydoyle, and widely regarded as the best son of Storm […]

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Champion Racehorse And Sire Thunder Gulch Euthanized At 26

Champion 3-year-old and champion sire Thunder Gulch has been euthanized at the age of 26 due to the infirmities of old age at Coolmore America’s Ashford Stud in Versailles, Ky. Known for his toughness and fighting qualities Thunder Gulch was the star of the 1995 Triple Crown races when he won the G1 Kentucky Derby, […]

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Padrillos 2018: Practical Joke Negociado, Mohaymen Retirado, y Lord Nelson En Recuperación

Tres interesantes caballos se iniciarán como sementales en la venidera temporada de monta de 2018. Uno es de los mejores tresañeros de esta temporada, otro fue un prometedor tresañero la temporada pasada; y el otro iba a iniciarse como padrillo en 2017, pero sigue luchando contra la infosura. Practical Joke (Into Mischief) fue recientemente negociado […]

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Ahmed Zayat’s ‘Stallion-Making Stable’ Has Produced 24 Sires Over 12 Years

Ahmed Zayat’s impact on the Thoroughbred industry goes beyond his ownership of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. His racing stable has produced 24 stallions over the last 12 years, a number Coolmore’s Dermot Ryan called “incredible,” according to thoroughbredracing.com. The top names on Zayat’s stallion roster, in addition to the homebred American Pharoah, include homebred Pioneerof […]

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Win A Lunch With American Pharoah: Online Auction Benefits YMCA

A private luncheon awaits you and up to nine of your closest friends in Ashford Stud’s stunning boardroom in central Kentucky, after which a professional photographer will capture the moment that you all meet the Triple Crown-winning stallion American Pharoah. Known almost as well for his kind nature as he is for his exploits on […]

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Ashford Purchases 725-Acre Farm In Midway, Kentucky

Ashford Stud, part of John Magnier’s Coolmore, purchased a 725-acre tract of land known as Waterford Farm in Midway, Kentucky. The deed transfers were filed on Feb. 19, according to bloodhorse.com and included six separate tracts sold for more than $10 million. Waterford belonged to the family of Dr. R. Smiser West, a successful breeder who […]

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Good News Friday sponsored by Liberation Farm: Brightening Our Breeders’ Cup Path

“If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.” – Buddhist expression By Ray PaulickI have a confession to make to our readers. While so many of you helped Breeders’ Cup Charities raise, by last count, nearly $80,000 in the second annual Breeders’ Cup or Bust fundraiser to help the Permanently […]

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