Breeding News

July 11, 2017
Zulu Magic, a young sire in Michigan, died suddenly on Monday. He was 12. The son of Johannesburg stood at Davidson’s Tracks-N-Time in Midland, where he was advertised for $1,000 during the most recent breeding season.
July 10, 2017
Turf racing provides less than 35 percent of purse money in North American racing, which makes it very difficult for top turf horses to succeed as stallions. That is what makes Kitten’s Joy’s feat of leading the American sire list in 2013 all the more ...
July 07, 2017
The popular Ben's Cat, who recently arrived at his new home in Kentucky to begin his retirement, underwent colic surgery Thursday.
July 03, 2017
Because it is a restricted stakes, the quality of the winners of the Queen’s Plate is highly variable. But it is almost certain that this year’s winner, Holy Helena, is a high-class filly by any standard.
Two freshman sires recorded their first stakes wins over the weekend: Animal Kingdom's Sunny Skies won the Debutante Stakes at Churchill Downs and Surrender Now, by Morning Line, won the Landaluce Stakes at Santa Anita.
It was a fitting result when Danzing Candy won the Grade 2 San Carlos Stakes on Saturday at Santa Anita, as the colt is closely related to Better Talk Now, who died four days prior of complications following colic surgery.
Grade 1 winners Paddy O'Prado and Corinthian have been sold to stand at Evicmen Harasi in Kemalpasa, Turkey. Paddy O'Prado previously resided at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky., while Corinthian heads to Turkey from Pin Oak Lane Farm in New Freedom, Pa.
June 30, 2017
Mike Fox had no business winning the 2007 Queen's Plate. The 15-1 shot led the Queen's Plate for just three strides, but they were the ones that mattered.
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.