Breeding News

May 01, 2015
When a stallion prospect retires to the breeding shed, he goes in with the hope that his first foals are capable of winning major races in the spring four years later. Lovely Maria did just that for her sire Majesticperfection, winning the Kentucky ...
Best in Show proved herself a pretty good racemare, winning the Comely Stakes at 3, but she far surpassed “pretty good” as a broodmare.
April 30, 2015
Sky Classic, a Canadian Hall of Famer, champion in the United States., and sire of 1999 Canadian Horse of the Year Thornfield, died Thursday in his paddock at Pin Oak Stud in Versailles, Ky.
Grade 1 winner Can the Man will join Jimmy Creed and Warrior’s Reward among the sires that comprise the inaugural stallion roster at Spendthrift Australia for the upcoming Southern Hemisphere season.
DRF sales editor Joe Nevills analyzes the Kentucky Derby field, in post position order, in the form of Haiku; a Japanese poem of 17 syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five.
This year’s Kentucky Derby might be quite polarizing between the favorites and the longshots, but the great equalizer for them all will be the distance of the race. The Derby will be the first start at 1 1/4 miles for every horse in the field. Since ...
April 29, 2015
A closer look at the pedigrees of the entrants for the 141st running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby, to be contested Saturday at Churchill Downs.
While a majority of the runners in this year’s Kentucky Derby will indeed be returning to “My Old Kentucky Home” when they step onto the track for the post parade, a handful of colts serve as standard-bearers for state and regional breeding programs ...
April 28, 2015
A closer look at the pedigrees of the entrants in Friday's 141st running of the $1 million Kentucky Oaks, in post position order.
April 27, 2015
Grade 1 winner Jimmy Creed will join Warrior’s Reward among the inaugural stallion roster at Spendthrift Australia for the upcoming Southern Hemisphere season.