Global Reach: 2020 Stud Fees For Notable North American Runners Standing Abroad

The eyes of North American Thoroughbred fans and breeders are on the international stallion markets as much as they’ve ever been, with two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, and likely Eclipse Award winner Bricks and Mortar all set to stand in Japan for the 2020 breeding season. Foreign interest […]

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Camp Creek Upsets Sir Dudley Digges In Breeders’ Stakes At Woodbine

Garland Williamson’s Camp Creek struck front in mid-stretch and went on to notch a 1 ¼-length win in the 126th running of the $500,000 Breeders’ Stakes, third jewel in Canada’s Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, Sunday at Woodbine. The son of Dunkirk, making his first appearance in the Triple Crown series, came into the race […]

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Grade 1 Winner Havana To Stand In The Philippines

Grade 1 winner Havana has been retired and will stand stud in The Philippines at Rancho Santa Rosa. The Daily Racing Form reports that Havana will join G2-placed stakes winner Brigand and Australian-bred Warbird on the stallion roster at Rancho Santa Rosa. Havana, a 4-year-old son of Dunkirk, won two of seven career starts, including a victory in the […]

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Dunkirk Sold, to Stand in Japan

Dunkirk, sire of G1 Champagne Stakes winner, Havana, has been purchased by the Japan Race Horse Agency and will stand at East Stud on the island of Hokkaido in 2015, the Blood-Horse reports. The 8-year-old stallion by Unbridled’s Song had stood at Ashford Stud in Kentucky. Dunkirk was the leading freshman sire by earnings in […]

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Giant’s Causeway Heads 2014 Ashford Stud Roster

Giant’s Causeway once again heads Ashford Stud’s stallion roster for 2014. The Storm Cat stallion will stand at the Versailles, KY farm for the same $85,000 stud fee as last year. Dunkirk experienced high rankings in first-crop standings after a successful year for his progeny, including a noteworthy 2-year-old campaign by son Havana. His 2014 […]

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Unbridled’s Song

It was another huge weekend for the deceased stallion Unbridled’s Song as his son Will Take Charge won the Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby and his granddaughter Close Hatches (by the Unbridled’s Song stallion First Defence) won the Cotillion, which was the only G1 stakes last Saturday. That pair of successes for Unbridled’s Song at Parx […]

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Freshman Sire Dunkirk Gets First Reported Winners

Classic-placed Dunkirk, whose first crop of offspring are 2-year-olds, has sired his first two winners this spring. According to a report in the Blood-Horse, the colt Chistoso won a 4 1/2-furlong contest in Mexico, at Hipodromo de las Americas on April 13. The colt was first acquired as a weanling by Simmons Bloodstock for $7,000 […]

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Oaks Winners Make an Impact Beyond Racing Days

Winners of the Kentucky Oaks are not only impactful on the racetrack, but also in the sales ring, according to a recent report by the Daily Racing Form. In 20 years of Oaks running from 1989 to 2008, 18 yearlings out of Oaks winners sold at auction in North America for an average of $887,639. […]

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Exchange Rate, Dunkirk Entries Top Barretts Breeze Show

Two colts worked a furlong in a smoking :9.60 seconds during Friday’s breeze show for the Barretts March selected 2-year-old sale. One of the top runners is by Dunkirk out of Kyle’s Our Man mare Missy Turtle, and is a half-brother to stakes-placed Among the Willows. The colt is consigned by Excel Bloodstock. The other, […]

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