Breeding News

April 10, 2017
Irap's tenacious victory in the Grade 2 Blue Grass Stakes put an ideal bookend to the broodmare career of Canadian champion Silken Cat, whose first foal was the champion sprinter and premier sire Speightstown.
More than any other horse of his generation, Union Rags embodied the traditional markers for success at stud. A Grade 1 winner at 2 who missed winning a championship by only a head and a classic winner at 3, he possessed the high-class pedigree and ...
April 07, 2017
Grade 1 winner Awesome Gem arrived at Old Friends Equine Retirement in Georgetown, Ky. on Friday.
Special coverage of industry news and the stallion markets for New York, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
April 05, 2017
As Practical Joke returns to his home state, breeders Keith and Allen Crupper, natives of Georgetown, Ky., will be on hand to watch the colt try to punch his ticket to the Kentucky Derby in the Blue Grass Stakes on Saturday at Keeneland.
Kentucky Derby pedigree analysis: Iliad
April 04, 2017
Frost Giant was New York’s leading freshman sire of 2012, establishing a state record in progeny earnings for that category. He has continued to show prowess with the juvenile set, finishing as New York’s leading 2-year-old sire of 2016.
Whether based on traditional or new metrics for evaluating stallions, dual classic winner and champion Big Brown has proven a solid and competitive addition to the New York market.
Jump Start moved to Pennsylvania for the 2010 breeding season and immediately topped the state’s sire list by general progeny earnings on the strength of his Kentucky-sired runners. A half-decade later, Jump Start has rooted himself at the top of the ...
The Mid-Atlantic region has several growing state programs, but it also has a stallion roster in transition.