Breeding News

June 21, 2017
Classic sire and former world record-holder Elusive Quality has been pensioned from stallion duty. The 24-year-old stallion will live out his retirement at Darley’s American base at Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Ky.
June 20, 2017
Hargus Sexton, a prominent Kentucky Thoroughbred breeder, died June 15 at his home in Versailles, Ky. He was 96.
The $3 million Keeneland November buy Quiet Giant was bred to sensational young sire Candy Ride, and her first foal is Gun Runner, who captured the Stephen Foster Stakes at Churchill Downs.
June 19, 2017
Spirit of Shanghai became the first winner for juvenile champion Shanghai Bobby, a well-regarded member of a strong group of freshman sires, when she won a maiden-claiming race Sunday at Santa Anita.
Eclipse Award champion Blame, standing at historic Claiborne Farm in Kentucky, has flirted with progeny victories in major Grade 1 events, as one might expect. Blameitonthelaw was third behind champion Nyquist in the 2015 Del Mar Futurity, and Going ...
Gun Runner was an honest and consistent 3-year-old. The winner of the Louisiana Derby and Risen Star, both Grade 2 events, he finished a creditable third behind Nyquist and Exaggerator in the Kentucky Derby, then bounced right back to win the Grade 3 ...
June 16, 2017
Richard Barton, a Southern California businessman who has taken an increasingly prominent role in California Thoroughbred racing in recent years, is finalizing the purchase of Magali Farms in Santa Ynez, Calif., according to his daughter, Kate.
Achieving a combination of commercial and ontrack success at the level seen from Belmont Stakes winner Tapwrit is so difficult to pull off it can make a $1.2 million auction graduate look like an underdog story.
Queen's Plate predigree analysis: Malibu Secret
June 14, 2017
Award-winning documentarian and media executive Soledad O'Brien will deliver a keynote speech focused on Thoroughbred aftercare at the inaugural Equestricon fan convention in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.