Breeding News

March 28, 2015
Champion Groupie Doll’s first foal, a Tapit colt, arrived ahead of his due date, on March 5, and remains under the care of Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington, Ky.
March 27, 2015
In the year since the passing of Clarence Scharbauer Jr., the Valor Farm operation he founded in Pilot Point, Texas, has continued his legacy of producing quality horses.
The list of shuttle stallions that have truly been equally successful in both hemispheres is astonishingly short. In fact, it may really be a club of one. Darley’s Medaglia d’Oro made his first trip to Australia in 2010, and sired only a couple of ...
Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and pensioned sire Concern has died in Oklahoma. The Broad Brush horse, a pensioner at the Oklahoma Equine Reproductive Center in Washington, Okla., was 24.
March 26, 2015
A hatching of Eastern tent caterpillars, which have been associated with Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome (MRLS), was reported March 23 in Scott County, Kentucky, north of the heart of the Thoroughbred breeding industry in Lexington.
March 25, 2015
Smart Strike, a Grade 1 winner and two-time leading North American sire, was euthanized Wednesday due to complications from laminitis. He was 23. The son of Mr. Prospector was a cornerstone of the Lane’s End stallion roster, in the midst of his 18th ...
March 23, 2015
Multiple Group 1 winner Toronado will shuttle to Swettenham Stud in Victoria, Australia, for the upcoming Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
Just days after the death of legendary trainer Allen Jerkens, Classic Point scored an emotional victory in taking the Grade 2 Inside Information Stakes on Saturday at Gulfstream Park. Allen Jerkens had trained Classic Point for owner-breeder Joseph ...
March 20, 2015
A good horse can come from anywhere, and have any kind of pedigree. But good horses occur far more rarely from unfashionable pedigrees than from those replete with the heavy black type of graded stakes winners. That is why the California Chromes of our ...
Diabolical’s career at stud thus far has been all about starting fast. Diabolical, a 12-year-old son of Artax, was New Mexico’s leading active sire by progeny earnings in 2014, propelled by a fleet of stakes-level 2-year-olds that made him the only ...