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Cross Traffic Sees Biggest Year-To-Year Gain In Mares Bred In 2019

The hardest thing for a stallion and his marketing team to do isn’t necessarily getting breeders to come through the door the first time, but getting them to come back. Getting that to happen often requires the stallion to no longer stand on his own merits, but that of his foals. When those foals live […]

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Omaha Beach: Malibu, Pegasus Named As Post-Breeders’ Cup Targets

While trainer Richard Mandella has not announced a final decision on a Breeders’ Cup race for Omaha Beach, the 3-year-old son of War Front is expected to race after the Nov. 2 World Championships. According to horseracingnation.com, the Grade 1 Malibu over seven furlongs on Dec. 26 is the current mid-range target, while the G1 […]

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Spendthrift Farm Announces 2020 Stud Fees, Led By Into Mischief At $175,000

B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm announced 2020 fees for most of its roster of 24 stallions set to stand at the Lexington-based farm this upcoming breeding season, spearheaded at the top by North America’s current number-one general sire Into Mischief, whose fee has moved to $175,000 S&N and is booked full. Spendthrift is bringing in […]

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Shakin It Up Moves To Caines Stallion Station In Oklahoma For 2020

Shakin It Up (Midnight Lute – Silver Bullet Moon), the first horse in 40 years to pull off the Grade 1 Malibu and G2 San Vicente Stakes double, has been sold to continue his career at Caines Stallion Station in Okalahoma in a deal brokered by Chad Schumer of Schumer Bloodstock. In two crops of […]

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Itsmyluckyday Moves To Ohio For 2020 Breeding Season

Itsmyluckyday, a Grade 1 winner and stallion, has been sold to Ohio-based breeder Gigi Chiandussi, and he will stand the 2020 breeding season at Maro Veterinary Services in Youngstown, Ohio for an advertised fee of $2,000, BloodHorse reports. The 9-year-old son of Lawyer Ron previously stood at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky., where he entered […]

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Flat Out Relocated To Mighty Acres In Oklahoma

Multiple Grade 1 winner Flat Out (Flatter – Cresta Lil), a leading third-crop sire of 2019, has been sold to continue his stud career at Dr. Warren Center’s Mighty Acres near Pryor, Okla., in a deal brokered by Chad Schumer of Schumer Bloodstock. Flat Out is the leading third-crop sire of 2019 by winners thanks […]

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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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Into Mischief Will Host Full Book, Command Fee Of $175,000 In 2020

Into Mischief, the current No. 1 General Sire in North America, will stand in 2020 for a fee of $175,000 S&N and has been booked full. “The rise of Into Mischief has been special to witness, and there’s every indication that the best is yet to come. We genuinely believe he’s the best sire in […]

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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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‘We Are On The Edge Of The Cliff’: B. Wayne Hughes Joins WHOA

B. Wayne Hughes becomes the latest industry leader to join the Water Hay Oats Alliance (WHOA) in support of the Horseracing Integrity Act (HR1754/S1820). Passage of the bill would create a uniform standard for drug rules and testing through a national program overseen by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), a private, non-governmental entity. “I wholeheartedly […]

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