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Patrona Margarita, by Special Rate, wins the Grade 2 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs.
A good horse can come from anywhere. That racing truism has been used for centuries to explain the emergence of a talented racehorse from unfashionable parents and sometimes unfathomable locations. Both descriptions apply to Patrona Margarita, the 23-1 ...Full Story >>
September 16, 2017
Rainbow Heir, a Grade 3 winner and contender for this year’s Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, will stand at Ocala Stud in Ocala, Fla., upon his retirement from racing.
September 15, 2017
Harry’s Holiday, a Grade 3-placed runner, will relocate to Southern Indiana Equine in Austin, Ind., for the 2018 breeding season, where he will stand for an advertised fee of $3,000.
May 18, 2016
Saturday's 141st Preakness Stakes marks the fifth straight year that Maryland’s signature race will be contested without a statebred runner. This reflects problems that the local Thoroughbred industry has faced, but the good news is that state ...
March 23, 2016
Uncle Mo is the next great sire. While some may think making that statement so early in a stud career is premature, foolish, outlandish, or all of the above, history suggests you can reach some educated conclusions of a sire's future arc based on his ...
November 27, 2015
Federal intervention is not needed to fix the problem of illicit drugs in Thoroughbred racing. It can be resolved in a matter of weeks if certain leaders really want to address the problem.
September 02, 2015
Who owns the racing game? The answer to that question should be the deciding factor when it comes to who makes the critical decisions on how the sport is managed – and that includes whether the sport should seek federal help to set up a national test ...
August 20, 2013
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July 08, 2013
Grade 1 winner Eddington will stand the 2014 breeding season at Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona, Calif., for a fee to be announced at a later date. The 12-year-old son of Unbridled had spent his entire stallion career to date at Claiborne Farm, retiring ...
April 15, 2013
Kentucky Derby and Dubai World Cup winner Animal Kingdom will stand for an inaugural fee of about $40,500, or $38,500 in Australian currency, when he enters stud for the 2013 Southern Hemisphere season. The Leroidesanimaux horse is joining the ranks at ...
February 01, 2013
The board of directors for the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association and the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders announced changes to voter eligibility for their annual Kentucky-bred Champions and Broodmare of the Year awards.