Stallions

Grade 1 Winner Verrazano Sold To Stand In Brazil

In order to fill the void left by New Year’s Day, who stood only three months in Brazil before being purchased by Japanese interests, the same group of breeders purchased the multiple Grade 1 winner Verrazano from Coolmore America. By More Than Ready out of the Giant’s Causeway mare Enchanted Rock, the versatile Verrazano was […]

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Blueskiesnrainbows Sires First Winner At Indiana Grand

Blueskiesnrainbows was represented by his first winner at stud on Sept. 17 when French Vanilla won a six-furlong maiden special weight at Indiana Grand, BloodHorse reports. French Vanilla led at every point of call and extended her margin to two lengths at the finish line, completing the race in 1:15.62 over a fast main track. […]

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First Crop Snapshot: Summer Rolls On For Lord Nelson’s First Foals

The late summer is an active time in the life of a foal, either adjusting to becoming a weanling or preparing for the experience in the near future. For some, it also means getting ready for an early appearance in the sale ring during the autumn’s mixed sales. Whether they’re headed for a sale in […]

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Lord Of Greatness Moves To Wind N’ Spring Farm In West Virginia

Lord of Greatness, an 18-time winner, has been sold and relocated to Wind N’ Spring Farm in Charles Town, W.V., for the 2020 breeding season, where he will stand for a private fee. The 13-year-old son of Greatness entered stud in 2017 at Stonewall’s Prestige Stallions in Ocala, Fla., following an on-track career that spanned […]

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Bloodlines: Strong ‘Storm’ Lines Produce International Victories

The Storm Cat line isn’t half as dead as some would have you believe. For instance, on Sunday at the Curragh in Ireland, the Shamardal colt Pinatubo, now unbeaten in five starts, added the Group 1 National Stakes to his record and is one of his sire’s best performers ever. A top-class racehorse, Shamardal has […]

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‘He Was Good To Me’: Hootenanny Returns To Ward Ranch To Stand Privately

In many ways, Hootenanny represented the best of what Wesley Ward has done as a trainer. Now, he’ll try to do the same for Ward as a stallion owner. The 7-year-old son of Quality Road relocated to Ward Ranch across the road from the Keeneland property in Lexington, Ky., this past breeding season to stand […]

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Spendthrift Farm Announces Five New Stallions For 2020

B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm has announced five new stallions for the 2020 breeding season, including Breeders’ Cup Classic contender Vino Rosso, last year’s undefeated 2-year-old Maximus Mischief and five-time graded stakes winner Coal Front. Spendthrift previously announced it will stand Horse of the Year contender Mitole and Grade 1 Arkansas Derby winner Omaha Beach. […]

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Top South American Sire Luhuk Dies At Age 28

Luhuk, a European stakes winner, perennial leading sire in South America, and sire of Breeders’ Cup Marathon winner Calidoscopio, died at Haras La Quebrada in Argentina, Turf Diario reports. The 28-year-old son of Forty Niner had been living as a pensioner since 2015 when declining fertility took him out of active stallion duty. Bred in […]

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Qurbaan Retired To Shadwell Farm For 2020 Breeding Season

Shadwell Stable’s multiple graded stakes winner Qurbaan came out of his victory in the Grade 2 Bernard Baruch Handicap with a slight injury and has been retired to stand at Nashwan Stud on Shadwell Farm in Lexington, Ky., in 2020 for a fee of $5,000 live foal. Stallion manager Kent Barnes said, “Qurbaan has a […]

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Buck Pond Farm’s Conveyance Sires First Winner At Los Alamitos

It was an eventful trip, but Bronn outlasted his foes on Sept. 8 at Los Alamitos to become the first winner for his sire, Buck Pond Farm resident Conveyance, BloodHorse reports. The dark bay or brown Bronn was part of the battle up front as soon as the gates opened in the one-mile race, but […]

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