Breeding News

October 18, 2014
Spendthrift Farm has released the 2015 advertised fees for its 26-horse stallion roster based at farms across North America. Flagship stallion Malibu Moon is once again Spendthrift’s highest-priced offering, standing at the operation’s Lexington, Ky. ...
October 17, 2014
Geneticists have yet to come up with a scientific explanation of what makes a sire of sires. And while it may be tempting to view the phenomenon as a man-made construct with no genetic basis, that explanation, too, remains unconvincing, at least for ...
Some of New York racing’s biggest stars won’t be in action Saturday on Empire Showcase Day at Belmont Park, but the reason why is a nice problem for the state’s Thoroughbred industry to have. New York-breds have had a phenomenally successful year ...
Darley’s graded stakes winner Desert Party moved north to stand at Becky Thomas’s Sequel Stallions in Hudson, N.Y., beginning in 2013, and the 8-year-old son of the recently deceased Street Cry is enjoying a solid freshman season as the runaway leader ...
Windsor Castle has established himself as a perennial contender to be West Virginia’s leading sire over the past six years, and his foals have become statebred stalwarts in their own right.
Stallions Tiz Wonderful and Any Given Saturday have been sold to Korean interests to stand in that country beginning in 2015.
The Australian High Court denied former bookmaker-turned-breeder Bruce McHugh a special leave to appeal on Friday, ending his bid to allow Thoroughbreds conceived by artificial insemination into the country’s breed registry.
October 14, 2014
Revolutionary, winner of last year’s Grade 2 Louisiana Derby and this year’s Grade 3 Pimlico Special, has been retired from racing by owner WinStar Farm and will stand at the Versailles, Ky., farm in 2015 for an advertised fee of $7,500.
Grade 1 winner and sire El Corredor has been purchased by Tevfik Celikoglu of Turkey to stand in 2015.
Uncaptured, Canada’s 2012 Horse of the Year, will make his stallion debut during the 2015 season at Ocala Stud in Ocala, Fla. A stud fee will be announced at a later time.