Breeding News

YESTERDAY April 20, 2014
Champion Zenyatta delivered her third foal, a filly by popular young commercial sire War Front, early April 20 at Lane’s End Farm in Versailles, Ky. The filly arrived at 12:03 a.m. Eastern.
April 18, 2014
At the time I left Windfields Farm in Maryland for Kentucky in 1974, debate raged between the Oshawa, Ontario, office of Windfields Farm and the Maryland office over whether to raise Northern Dancer’s stud fee for 1975 to $25,000. Less than 10 years ...
April 17, 2014
Multiple Grade 1 winner and producer Take Charge Lady added another feather to her cap Thursday, as she was honored with the Broodmare of the Year award by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association (KTA) and Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders (KTOB).
The Federal Court of Australia issued a unanimous judgment Thursday in denying an appeal by Bruce McHugh that sought to overturn the country’s ban on artificial insemination of Thoroughbreds.
April 15, 2014
Grade 2 winner Santiva has relocated to Swifty Farms in Seymour, Ind., where he will stand for an advertised fee of $3,000.
Darby Dan Farm in Lexington, Ky., has named John Hamilton its director of client development.
Graded stakes winner Noble Tune has been retired and will begin his stud career with the upcoming Southern Hemisphere season at Rathmor Stud in South Africa. He will stand for a fee of 25,000 Rand, or about $2,365 in U.S. funds.
My Flag, a Grade 1 winner and dam of champion Storm Flag Flying, was euthanized due to complications from foaling after producing a healthy Bernardini colt on April 12. She was 21.
April 11, 2014
In 1955, a chestnut-coated “California comet” named Swaps streaked from Santa Anita to the finish line at Churchill Downs, beating the favored Nashua in the Kentucky Derby. Fifty-nine years later, Swaps’s then-18-year-old exercise rider, Art Sherman, ...
Thoroughbred industry veteran Bill Betz knows how hard it is to taste success in the Kentucky Derby. “It takes a lot of luck ... The Derby has its own life,” he said. “The stars have got to align.” The stars have been kind to Betz.