Woodford Thoroughbreds

Mick And Wendy Ruis Buy Woodford Thoroughbreds’ Kentucky Base

The farm formerly known as Woodford Thoroughbreds, just outside of Lexington, Ky., has sold to Mick and Wendy Ruis of Ruis Racing, LLC. “This particular farm was beautiful, productive, well-designed, and is in a great location,” said listing broker Tom Biederman. Kirkpatrick & Company associate Cathy Davis represented the Ruises. “My clients love Kentucky,” said […]

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Midnight Bisou Noses Out Very Game Escape Clause In Apple Blossom

Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stable, and Allen Racing’s Midnight Bisou had to work hard as the 4-5 favorite in the stretch of Sunday’s Grade 1 Apple Blossom, fending off a determined drive from 8-1 chance Escape Clause. Under Hall of Fame rider Mike Smith, Midnight Bisou hit the wire a nose ahead of her rival […]

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Super Saver Filly Swiftest At OBS March Sale’s Second Under-Tack Session

Hip No. 305, a chestnut filly by Super Saver consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent, worked a quarter in :20 2/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the second session of the under-tack show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. She’s out of graded stakes placed […]

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Lyons Joins Candy Meadows Farm As Senior Vice President And COO

Candy Meadows and Cheyenne Stables owner Everett Dobson announced that Matt Lyons will join Candy Meadows Farm as its senior vice president and chief operating officer, effective Jan. 1, 2019 Lyons’ responsibilities will include all areas of Candy Meadows Farm management, as well as working closely with Cheyenne Stables. “Matt brings a level of experience in […]

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Kantharos Colt Tops OBS Open Yearling Sale’s First Session

Hip No. 516, Our Time, a chestnut colt by Kantharos consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), agent, went to Stonestreet Stables LLC for $190,000 to top the first open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 October Yearling Sale. He’s out of Golden Trumpet, by Formal Gold, from the family of grade one […]

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Woodford Thoroughbreds To Close Kentucky Branch, Add Collins and Bayer

Woodford Thoroughbreds will be consolidating its horse operations to its Ocala, Fla., farm. The transition will take place Jan. 1, 2019. Consequently, the Kentucky farm operations will be closed. Woodford will, however, continue to breed their mares in Kentucky. “Unfortunately, Matt Lyons, who has managed the Woodford Farm operations for the past ten years has […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Bargain Oaks Winner

Midnight Bisou is living proof that you don’t need to spend an arm and a leg to buy a Grade 1 winner. Dominating victress of the G1 Santa Anita Oaks on April 7 under jockey Mike Smith for Bloom Racing Stable and Allen Racing LLC, the 3-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute is the fourth lifetime […]

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First Foal Arrives For Classic-Placed Social Inclusion

Woodford Thoroughbreds is pleased to announce the first reported foal for Social Inclusion – a bay filly out of Got Dimples – was born Jan. 27 in Florida. Campaigned by Rontos Racing Stable Corp., Social Inclusion (Pioneerof the Nile – Saint Bernadette, by Saint Ballado) was on the board seven times in nine starts. He […]

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First Foal Arrives For Grade 2 Winner Mark Valeski

Brereton Jones’ Airdrie Stud and Woodford Thoroughbreds announce the first reported foal for Mark Valeski (Proud Citizen – Pocho’s Dream Girl, by Fortunate Prospect) a chestnut filly, out of Ambition Unbridled, born Jan. 27 at Susan and John Sykes’ Woodford Thoroughbreds Florida location. Campaigned by Brereton C. Jones, Mark Valeski was on the board 10 […]

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First Reported Foal A Filly For He’s Had Enough

The first reported foal for graded stakes-placed He’s Had Enough is a filly born Jan. 17 at Susan and John Sykes’ Woodford Thoroughbreds in Reddick, Florida. The filly is the second foal out of D Prairie Cat, a winning daughter of D’Wildcat and a half sister to Grade 1 Prioress Stakes winner, Emma’s Encore. Scott Kintz, General […]

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