Thoroughbred sires

Bloodlines: A.P. Indy, Hear Him Roar

The old lion in the bush gave another growl over the weekend. Champion racehorse and leading sire A.P. Indy had two graded stakes winners with Majestic River winning the Grade 2 Molly Pitcher at Monmouth and Antipathy winning the G3 Shuvee at Saratoga. Few stallions get weekend doubles with graded winners. So it is a […]

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Bloodlines: Tonalist Further Classic Proof for Tapit, A.P. Indy

In this most memorable of years for leading sire Tapit, the gray son of Pulpit gained further accolades on Saturday when his lightly raced son Tonalist won the classic Belmont Stakes at a mile and a half. Getting the lead in the shadow of the wire, Tonalist pipped his kinsman Commissioner (by A.P. Indy) in […]

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At the OBS 2-year-old sales last April in Ocala, the stallion who rocked buyers back on their heels was the little-heralded Two Step Salsa, a son of Petionville. After seeing just a few of them breeze and noticing the stats they were putting up, I asked myself, “Where did these guys come from?” Although I […]

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Sire Harlan’s Holiday Euthanized in Argentina at Age 14

WinStar Farm’s Harlan’s Holiday, North America’s reigning champion juvenile sire, had to be euthanized late Friday at Haras Firmamento Farm in Mar de Plata, Argentina, where he was standing for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season. He was 14. After a normal day and an uneventful cover this afternoon, Harlan’s Holiday suddenly collapsed when returning to […]

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Millionaire Alternation Retired to Pin Oak Stud

Multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire Alternation will stand at Pin Oak Stud in 2014. The 5-year-old son of Leading Sire Distorted Humor is a homebred for Josephine Abercrombie’s Pin Oak, and is out of the stakes-winning Seattle Slew mare Alternate. “In my opinion, Alternation is one of the best-looking horses I’ve ever had,” Abercrombie said. “He’s got […]

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Sean Feld to manage new sire Bullet Train at Wintergreen Stallion Station

Wintergreen Stallion Station announced January 2, that Sean Feld, formerly of Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, has been named Managing Director of Bullet Train, LLC. Group winner Bullet Train is a three-quarter brother to the sensational racehorse Frankel, considered by many to be among the greatest ever. The son of Sadler’s Wells will stand his first season […]

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Shackleford, Jersey Town arrive at Darby Dan for stud duty

Grade 1 winners Shackleford and Jersey Town have officially been retired from racing and have arrived at John Phillips’ Darby Dan Farm in Lexington to take up residence. Both new stallions will be available immediately to breeders for inspection, and Darby Dan will host an Open House on Tuesday, December 4th from 10 am to […]

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Stallion Monarchos undergoes emergency surgery for colic

For the second time in about a year, 2001 Kentucky Derby winner and Nuckols Farm stallion Monarchos is battling colic.  The farm reports that the 14-year-old was rushed to Hagyard Equine Medical Institute Tuesday night to undergo emergency colic surgery.  Charles Nuckols III said Monarchos was recuperating and that updates on his progress would be […]

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Big Brown becomes ‘Big Blue’ for the Final Four

The entire state of Kentucky has gone even more basketball-crazy than usual this week since the University of Kentucky Wildcats and the University of Louisville Cardinals will face each other in the Final Four Saturday.  The 2008 Kentucky Derby winner is in on the mania, too. Friday, Big Brown’s name was changed temporarily to “Big […]

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Shackleford to stand at Darby Dan in 2013

Shackleford, last year’s Preakness (G1) winner, will stand stud at John Phillips’ Darby Dan Farm in Lexington, KY following the 2012 racing season. The 4-year-old multimillionaire is currently pointing for the April 7 Carter Handicap (G1) at Aqueduct, with the Breeders’ Cup as a year-end goal before retiring to Darby Dan for 2013. “Shackleford possesses […]

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