Breeding News

June 29, 2017
Defining a textbook horse who is likely to succeed on dirt or turf can be as simple as a glance at the specimen's physical makeup and pedigree page. Horsemen, however, remain divided over determining an archetype for synthetic-surface runners.
June 28, 2017
Grade 1 winners Tizway and Archarcharch have been sold to stand in Korea and will debut there for the 2018 breeding season.
Kevin Dickson, formerly the farm manager at Vessels Stallion Farm in Bonsall, Calif., will take the job of farm manager at Barton Thoroughbreds in Santa Ynez, Calif., in August, the farm announced on Wednesday.
June 27, 2017
The sires of this year’s Queen's Plate contenders have a decidedly U.S. leaning, but a trio of hopefuls are by current or former Ontario residents.
As the calendar moves into the summer months, juvenile races will become more plentiful at Ontario’s racetracks, and the province’s freshman stallions will begin to sort out who will be the stars of the class.
June 26, 2017
John G. Sikura’s Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm has acquired a 50 percent interest in Bubbler, the dam of champion Arrogate.
Lord Nelson retired to Spendthrift Farm as one of the hottest incoming stallion prospects of the 2017 class, but things from that point didn't go as planned.
In a racing milieu dominated by Europe’s two best sires Galileo and Dubawi, the undoubted star sire of last week’s Royal Ascot meeting was the late, much lamented Scat Daddy. Winner of the 2007 Grade 1 Florida Derby, Scat Daddy died Dec. 15, 2015, at ...
June 25, 2017
Benchmark, a multiple Grade 2 winner and California sire, was euthanized Friday due to the infirmities of old age. He was 26.
June 23, 2017
Megagray is a product of the Gustav Schickedanz breeding program on both sides of the family, and given the Canadian Hall of Fame horseman's two wins in the Queen's Plate as an owner, that's not bad.