Breeding News

YESTERDAY April 22, 2014
Keeneland has announced that prominent Central Kentucky breeding outfits Claiborne Farm and Lane’s End Farm have become signature sponsors for two Grade 1 events at the Lexington, Ky., track’s fall meet.
Champion sprinter Safely Kept has been euthanized at Burleson Farms near Midway, Ky., due to the infirmities of old age. The Horatius mare, who was inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame in 2011, was 28.
April 21, 2014
Veteran California sire Benchmark has been pensioned at age 23 due to infertility.
Dundeel, a six-time Australian Group 1 winner, has been retired and will begin his stud career this upcoming Southern Hemisphere season at Arrowfield Stud in New South Wales, Australia. A fee will be announced at a later date.
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.