thoroughbred stallions

Stallion Heatseeker will relocate to California’s Harris Farms

Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms announced today that Grade 1 Winner Heatseeker will relocate to Harris Farms in Coalinga, California. “Heatseeker came into his own in California, and we feel California is a good fit for him at this point in his career,” said majority owner Will de Burgh. Heatseeker will stand for a fee of […]

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Jockey Club: Number of mares bred falls 10 percent

The Jockey Club today released Report of Mares Bred (RMB) statistics for the 2011 breeding season. Based on RMBs received through Oct. 12, 2011, The Jockey Club reports that 1,935 stallions covered 36,504 mares in North America during 2011. The annual statistics include the number of mares bred to each stallion and represent approximately 90% […]

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Adena Springs: Giacomo will relocate to California

Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs Farm announced today that 2005 Kentucky Derby winner Giacomo will relocate to Magali Farms in Santa Ynez, California beginning with the 2012 breeding season. A nine-year-old son of Horse of the Year Holy Bull, out of the Stop the Music mare Set Them Free, Giacomo is a half-brother to multi-millionaire and […]

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Vinery NY stallions to be showcased at Belmont

Four top stallions standing at Vinery New York will be spotlighted on October 22 at Belmont Park when The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) hosts its annual New York Showcase Day, featuring the best of the Empire State both on track and off. Lending their names to four of the seven stakes for New […]

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FIVE STALLIONS ON THEIR WAY TO TURKEY

Four American-based stallions-Cuvee, Yonaguska, Lion Heart and Dehere–and Irish-based Powerscourt are scheduled to arrive in Turkey this week to stand at stud as the property of the Turkish Jockey Club. According to Kentucky-based bloodstock agent Ric Waldman, who advised and assisted the Turkish Jockey Club in the acquisitions, Dehere is being leased while the […]

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A LIEN MARKET

By Ray Paulick When in-foal mares sell for less than the stud fees their breeders have invested in them, as is happening with unfortunate frequency during recent Thoroughbred auctions including the current Keeneland January Sale of Horses of All Ages, there can be trouble – trouble for the breeder who is trying to make ends […]

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STUD FEES: PENDULUM SWINGS TOWARD BREEDERS

By Ray Paulick Thursday’s announcement by Walmac Farm of a “breeders stimulus plan” that allows breeders to pay 2009 stud fees from the proceeds of the sale of weanlings or yearlings is further proof that an increasing number of Kentucky’s stallion farms are recognizing mare owners as partners in their business. The steep declines in […]

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NO SALE IN CURLIN MINORITY INTEREST

By Ray Paulick A Franklin County, Kentucky, Circuit Court judge has ruled against a proposed sale of a 20% interest in Horse of the Year Curlin to majority owner Jess Jackson for $4 million. The ruling by Judge Roger Crittenden came in a hearing on Monday involving the 20% owned by disbarred attorneys Shirley Cunningham and […]

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CURLIN TO LANE’S END?

By Ray Paulick Lane’s End Farm is expected to announce that reigning Horse of the Year Curlin will enter stud at the Versailles, Ky., farm in 2009 for a live foal stud fee of $75,000, the Paulick Report has learned. Lane’s End is owned by William S. Farish, vice chairman of the Jockey Club and former ambassador to […]

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