Breeding Farm News

Beholder makes history at Eclipse Awards ceremony

Spendthrift Farm’s Beholder reached heights never before achieved at Saturday’s Eclipse Awards ceremony when she named the Champion Older Dirt Female... Read More...

American Pharoah takes home Horse of the Year, 3-year-old Male Eclipse Awards

The final crowning achievement on American Pharoah’s historic racing career came on Saturday evening when the son of Pioneerof the Nile was honored with Eclipse Awards for 2015 Horse of the Year and 3-year-old Male. Read More...

Runhappy runaway Eclipse Sprint Champion

Super Saver’s outstanding speedster Runhappy came home with the first Eclipse Award for his sire when he was named 2015’s Champion Sprinter at the Eclipse Awards ceremony on Saturday evening... Read More...

Mexikoma triumphs in $250,000 Sunshine Millions Classic

Birdstone’s newly-turned 5-year-old Mexikoma justified his role as the favorite in winning Saturday’s $250,000 Sunshine Millions Classic... Read More...

X Y Jet rolls to fourth win in a row

X Y Jet romped in Saturday’s $150,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint S. at Gulfstream Park for the second straight stakes win... Read More...

Sonny Inspired first SW of ’16 for Artie Schiller

Sonny Inspired kicked off his 2016 campaign on Saturday with a 1 ¾-length victory in the $75,000 Fire Plug S. at Laurel Park... Read More...

High Cotton filly drives to win Marshua S.

Karen’s Silk powered home in the Laurel Park stretch to win the $75,000 Marshua S., giving the 3-year-old daughter of High Cotton her first stakes win... Read More...

Congrats filly shines in Gulfstream debut

Congrats latest unveiling came early Saturday afternoon at Gulfstream Park when Kinsley Kisses lived up to the pre-race hype with a sparkling 2 ¼-length maiden special weight win... Read More...

All American’s message heard at Magic Millions

Arrowfield Stud | 4 months ago
The message delivered by All American's early season 2YOs was heeded by the buyers who paid an average of almost $80,000 for his six yearlings at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale... Read More...

Reynaldothewizard still has the magic in Dubai

Speightstown’s seemingly ageless star Reynaldothewizard kicked off his 10-year-old season in high fashion with a 2 ¾-length win Thursday in the $150,000 Dubawi S... Read More...

More Aspen wins Meydan’s $150,000 Singspiel S.

More Aspen, a 5-year-old by More Than Ready, started 2016 in grand style with a one-length win in the $150,000 Singspiel S. over the turf at Meydan... Read More...

Congrats filly undefeated with UAE 1,000 Guineas win

Polar River’s explosive stretch run carried the 3-year-old daughter of Congrats to victory in Thursday’s $75,000 UAE 1000 Guineas Trial... Read More...

Paynter’s first crop continues to bring big bids at Keeneland

The first yearlings offered at auction by Paynter have been some of the most sought-after of any sire of his generation, with a new high-water mark of $120,000... Read More...

Snitzel tops Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale

Arrowfield Stud | 4 months ago
Snitzel made headlines for all the right reasons at the 2016 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale: three million-dollar colts, a $300,000-plus average and many happy vendors & buyers... Read More...

G1 winner Cross Traffic sires first foal

Spendthrift Farm’s Cross Traffic, the Whitney Handicap (G1) winner by Unbridled’s Song, sired his first reported foal on Sunday, January 10th when a colt was born at Red River Farm in Coushatta, Louisiana... Read More...

First Tapizar yearling of 2016 brings $100K

Tapizar, whose much-anticipated first crop are 2-year-olds this year, saw a yearling colt from his second crop bring $100,000 during the first session of the Jan. 11-15 Keeneland January sale... Read More...

Northern Afleet colt impresses in Santa Anita MdSpWt debut

Denman’s Call, a Northern Afleet 3-year-old, turned in one of the most impressive starts for a 2016 Triple Crown trail hopeful Saturday at Santa Anita... Read More...

First Paynter yearling brings six figures at Keeneland

A yearling filly from the first crop of the Grade 1-winning millionaire Paynter brought a top bid of $100,000 during the first day of the Keeneland January Sale... Read More...

Pioneerof the Nile colt hammers for $195K at Kee Jan Day 1

Last year’s runaway leading Third Crop Sire Pioneerof the Nile had a solid beginning to the 2016 Keeneland January sale... Read More...

Spendthrift keeping with dual hemisphere tradition

The world is a much smaller place than it used to be. One American stud at the forefront of its contraction is one of Kentucky's most historic properties, Spendthrift... Read More...

WinStar’s Gettysburg rolls in Gulfstream Park MdSpWt

Gettysburg marched to a front-running, 4 ½-length victory in a 1 1/8-mile maiden special weight contest for 3-year-olds Saturday... Read More...

Cherry Wine first TDN Rising Star for Paddy O’Prado

Second-Crop Sire Paddy O’Prado got his first TDN Rising Star on Saturday when the dynamic 3-year-old colt Cherry Wine won a Gulfstream Park allowance race by six lengths... Read More...

Aracharcharch colt shines on Gulfstream turf

Next Shares overcame a wide post draw and some bumping in the upper stretch to win a 3-year-old maiden special weight contest on the Gulfstream Park turf on Saturday afternoon... Read More...

California Chrome returns on top in San Pasqual S. (G2)

Looking every bit like the champion he is, California Chrome’s powerful stretch run carried the 5-year-old to clear victory in Santa Anita Park’s $200,000 San Pasqual S. (G2)... Read More...

WinStar’s Revolutionary sires first foal

Revolutionary, WinStar’s multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire, sired his first reported foal early Friday, Jan. 8th when a filly was born at Rancho Ballena in Ramona, California... Read More...

California Chrome’s comeback begins in Saturday’s San Pasqual S. (G2)

Perry Martin and Taylor Made Farm’s California Chrome will make his much-anticipated first start of 2016 in Saturday’s $200,000 San Pasqual S. (G2)... Read More...

Pair of Eclipse Award finalists for Tapit

Tapit, the nation’s leading sire the past two years, will be represented at the 2015 Eclipse Awards by a pair of colts... Read More...

Super Saver’s Runhappy nominated for three Eclipse Awards

Super Saver’s leading 3-year-old Runhappy was named a finalist in three categories for the 2015 Eclipse Awards when nominees were announced Wednesday... Read More...

Beholder finalist for Horse of the Year, Older Female honors

Spendthrift Farm’s brilliant Beholder was named a finalist for both Horse of the Year and Older Dirt Female when nominees were announced Wednesday morning from Gulfstream Park... Read More...

American Pharoah finalist for Horse of the Year, 3YO honors

Pioneerof the Nile’s stellar 2015 Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner American Pharoah heads the list of nominees for the 2015 Eclipse Awards... Read More...

Versatile Airoforce an Eclipse Finalist for Colonel John

Airoforce, a graded stakes winner on both turf and dirt in 2015, is one of three finalists for the 2-year-old Male Eclipse Award... Read More...

G1 winner Shakin It Up’s first foal is a colt

Spendthrift Farm’s Shakin It Up, the first horse in 40 years to win Santa Anita’s Malibu (G1), Strub (G2), and San Vicente (G2) stakes, sired his first reported foal late Wednesday, January 6th when a colt was born at Brandywine Farm in Paris, KY... Read More...

Taylor Made launches new website to follow California Chrome

On the heels of his 2016 comeback in Saturday’s San Pasqual S. (G2) at Santa Anita Park, Taylor Made Stallions launched the new official home on the web for California Chrome Wednesday at www.TheChampIsBack.com... Read More...

G1-winning millionaire Itsmyluckyday sires first foal

Spendthrift Farm’s Itsmyluckyday, the record-breaking Grade 1-winning millionaire, sired his first reported foal Monday, January 4th when a chestnut filly was born at Lake Hamilton Equine in Royal, Arkansas... Read More...

First foal is a filly for Fed Biz

Fed Biz, the multiple Grade 2 winner & multiple track record-setter by Giant’s Causeway, sired his first reported foal on Sunday, Jan. 3rd when a dark bay or brown filly was born at Brandywine Farm in Paris, KY... Read More...

Hampton Court, record-breaking G1 winner by Redoute’s Choice, shuttling to Spendthrift

Hampton Court, the track record-breaking Group 1 winner by legendary sire Redoute’s Choice, will shuttle to Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, KY to stand the 2016 breeding season as the newest participant in Spendthrift’s renowned “Share The Upside” and “Breed Secure” programs... Read More...

California Chrome brilliant in Saturday work

California Chrome left his onlookers amazed following a six furlong breeze in 1:10.04 under Victor Espinoza at Santa Anita just before Saturday's first race... Read More...

Bayerd bounds to third stakes victory

Speightstown’s speedy 3-year-old son Bayerd made his way to the winner’s circle for the fourth time in his career in Saturday’s $60,000 Bonapaw S. at Fair Grounds... Read More...

Congrats filly comes up big in Santa Ynez S. (G2)

Forever Darling got a head ride from Rafeal Bejarno in Saturday’s $200,000 Santa Ynez S. (G2), rallying to win the 6 ½-furlong contest by a half-length... Read More...

More Than Ready colt takes Grade 3 Dania Beach S.

Life Imitate Art won a stirring stretch battle in Saturday’s $100,000 Dania Beach S. (G3) at Gulfstream Park to give the newly-turned 3-year-old son of More Than Ready his first stakes victory... Read More...

Awesome performance in Grade 3 Hutcheson S.

Awesome Banner kicked off 2016 with a dominating victory in the $100,000 Hutcheson S. (G3) Saturday at Gulfstream Park, rolling by 4 ¾-lengths... Read More...

Pioneerof the Nile dominates Third-Crop Sire List

WinStar Farm’s Pioneerof the Nile topped nearly every category on the 2015 Third Crop Sire list... Read More...

Archarcharch, Paddy O’Prado top 10 Freshman Sires of 2015

Spendthrift first-year sires Archarcharch and Paddy O’Prado both finished 2015 in the top 10 on the North American Freshman Sire List... Read More...

Tapit tops 2015 General Sire List

Gainseway stallion Tapit led the North American General Sire list for the second consecutive time in 2015, with his progeny earnings of $19,087,990... Read More...

California Chrome ready for his comeback

California Chrome knows the drill. It starts with horse cookies... Read More...

Colonel John gives WinStar powerful Third-Crop 1-2 punch

WinStar Farm’s Colonel John made quite a splash on the 2015 Third-Crop Sire list, with his $4,278,724 progeny earnings ranking second to only fellow WinStar stallion Pioneerof the Nile... Read More...

Kantharos: Best Value Sire on the Planet

Must just about be Kantharos (Lion Heart), who stands at Ocala Stud in Florida for just $5,000... Read More...

Tizway colt captures Turfway maiden

Tizon, making just his third lifetime start, broke his maiden Dec. 26 at Turfway, winning the 6 ½-furlong contest by a head with a stirring stretch run... Read More...

Runhappy puts bow on season with dominating Malibu S. (G1) victory

Runhappy wrapped up his terrific 3-year-old campaign with a scintillating victory in the $300,000 Malibu S. (G1)... Read More...

Best Behavior streaks to victory in Sugar Swirl S. (G3)

Into Mischief’s classy mare Best Behavior had the best showing of her career in Saturday’s $100,000 Sugar Swirl S. (G3) at Gulfstream Park... Read More...