thoroughbred stallions

Mind Your Biscuits Sold To Shadai Farm, To Stand In Japan After Racing Career

Mind Your Biscuits, the all-time New York-bred leading money earner, will be sent to Japan for stud duty at the end of this year, trainer Chad Summers said Wednesday. The earner of $3,719,286 from 21 career starts will stand at Teruya Yoshida’s Shadai Farm in Abira on the island of Hokkaido in Japan. “It’s one […]

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In The Stud Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Mohaymen, New For 2018

Our spotlight on new sires for 2018 shines this week on Mohaymen, standing at Shadwell Farm’s Nashwan Stud in Kentucky. Bred in Kentucky by Clearsky Farms, Mohaymen is a son of Tapit out of the Dixie Union mare, Justwhistledixie. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Shadwell Estate purchased the colt for $2.2. million at the […]

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In The Stud Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Tom’s Ready, New At Spendthrift For 2018

Our spotlight on new stallions for 2018 shifts to Spendthrift Farm, where Tom’s Ready took up stud duty this year. On the track, the 5-year-old son of More Than Ready was a multiple graded stakes winner who won the Grade 2 Woody Stephens in one of the fastest times in recent memory. During his sophomore […]

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Songbird Among Top Mares Pronounced In Foal To Arrogate

Juddmonte Farms released a list of some of the exceptional mares that have been pronounced in foal to first-year stallion Arrogate, the champion 3-year-old male of 2016 who retired to stud this year with record career earnings of $17,422,600. Counted among the mares in foal to the son of Unbridled’s Song are: –Two-time champion and […]

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Champion Racehorse And Sire Thunder Gulch Euthanized At 26

Champion 3-year-old and champion sire Thunder Gulch has been euthanized at the age of 26 due to the infirmities of old age at Coolmore America’s Ashford Stud in Versailles, Ky. Known for his toughness and fighting qualities Thunder Gulch was the star of the 1995 Triple Crown races when he won the G1 Kentucky Derby, […]

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Bloodlines: New North American Stallions For 2018

The breeding market is increasingly segmented between the “in-demand” set of stallions who will be covering large books of select mares during the 2018 breeding season and the “rest.” The breakover point in stallion pricing between those heavily in demand is approximately $15,000, and the stallion prospects for 2018 who are priced at $20,000 and […]

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Bloodlines: Making A Breeding Partnership Work

Raising a good horse is not a simple thing, and selling one well is even harder. One breeding partnership that has seen its time in the snakebite section of the sales results is operated by Kentuckian Hume Wornall and Louisiana native Jay Adcock. Currently, the lifelong horsemen have three 2-year-olds who are stakes horses. Two […]

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Bloodlines: Breeders’ Cup Results Show Respect For Older Sires

The geezer brigade of elder stallions made their presence and importance felt at the Breeders’ Cup over the weekend, and these include deceased sires like Smart Strike (Battle of Midway; BC Dirt Mile) and Unbridled’s Song (Forever Unbridled; Distaff). The oldest living sire of a Breeders’ Cup winner this year is the 24-year-old sire Northern […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Merck Animal Health: Into Mischief Proves No ‘Joke’

On seeing that the relatively young 12-year-old stallion Into Mischief (by Harlan’s Holiday) had supplanted evergreen Malibu Moon (A.P. Indy) as the high-priced stallion on the Spendthrift Farm roster, I wondered, “How many Kentucky Derby winners has Into Mischief sired?” Fair question, but the answer is the same as for nearly all stallions: none. So […]

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Bloodlines: Value And ‘Upside’ In Embracing Turf?

When breeders come to review potential mates for their mares, the majority of mare owners are looking for the most commercial sires, and that generally means “young, precocious, and dirt-oriented,” if not campaigned entirely on domestic, conventional dirt surfaces. This makes the revelation of “turf form” all the more interesting from the progeny of stallions […]

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