thoroughbred stallions

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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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: We Hardly Knew Ya?

After winning the Allen Jerkens Stakes a couple weeks ago and collecting his third Grade 1 career victory, word came this week that Practical Joke would be retired as a 3-year-old following this season. It’s an all-too familiar scenario for fans of Thoroughbred racing. Just as a horse develops a following and shows potential as […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Merck Animal Health: The Great And Total Eclipse

The most significant event in Kentucky over the coming week is the full solar eclipse, and the Bluegrass State is dead-center for viewing a total eclipse of the sun. The Bluegrass, more than most portions of the Earth, should be eclipse conscious because the pattern and character of the Thoroughbred today is significantly shaped by a […]

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Straight Fire To Stand At Legacy Ranch In California

Straight Fire, one of the top-rated 2-year-olds of 2016, has been retired and will stand at Pete and Evelyn Parrella’s Legacy Ranch in Clements, Calif. Straight Fire, a son of Dominus out of Tricky Indy, by A.P. Indy, was a $250,000 Fasig-Tipton July yearling purchase by Solis/Litt Bloodstock. He broke his maiden at Del Mar […]

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