Stallions

AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland – OVER THE MOON

By Ray PaulickWhat does a former longtime editor of Blood-Horse magazine have to do with one of the leading sires of American Graded Stakes winners of 2009? Plenty, if you ask Josh Pons, who helps run his family’s Country Life Farm in Maryland, where top sire Malibu Moon got his start at stud […]

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STRONACH’S EINSTEIN PURCHASE: BRILLIANT!

By Ray Paulick UPDATED (EIGHTH AND NINTH PARAGRAPH) There are a lot of things Frank Stronach does that I don’t like, most of them involving the structure of his public companies and how he has run Magna Entertainment into bankruptcy and many of the company’s racetracks into the ground. But when word got out that Stronach was […]

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SKY MESA RECOVERING FROM COLIC SURGERY

By Ray Paulick Three Chimneys stallion Sky Mesa, the leading second-crop sire of 2008, underwent colic surgery Sunday morning and is expected to miss at least a month of the breeding season that got under way this past week. The 9-year-old son of Pulpit out of the graded stakes-winning Storm Cat mare Caress, is recovering […]

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STUD FEES: PENDULUM SWINGS TOWARD BREEDERS

By Ray Paulick Thursday’s announcement by Walmac Farm of a “breeders stimulus plan” that allows breeders to pay 2009 stud fees from the proceeds of the sale of weanlings or yearlings is further proof that an increasing number of Kentucky’s stallion farms are recognizing mare owners as partners in their business. The steep declines in […]

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CURLIN TO LANE’S END?

By Ray Paulick Lane’s End Farm is expected to announce that reigning Horse of the Year Curlin will enter stud at the Versailles, Ky., farm in 2009 for a live foal stud fee of $75,000, the Paulick Report has learned. Lane’s End is owned by William S. Farish, vice chairman of the Jockey Club and former ambassador to […]

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CURLIN STUD DEAL AN UNUSUAL ONE

By Ray Paulick The retirement of reigning Horse of the Year Curlin to Lane’s End Farm may be one of the more unusual stallion contracts with which the Versailles, Ky., farm’s owner, William S. Farish, has been involved. Farish said as much in an interview with the Paulick Report, although he would not go […]

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