Breeding Farm News

Snitzel can exceed 2YO winners’ record

Arrowfield Stud | 17 hours ago
Snitzel equalled Without Fear's 40-year-old season record of thirty juvenile winners in 2015/16 and now he's on target to claim it for himself... Read More...

Lord Nelson to miss 2017 breeding season

Spendthrift Farm’s Lord Nelson, the three-time Grade 1 winner and 2016 Eclipse finalist for Champion Sprinter, has contracted Laminitis which will cause him to miss the 2017 breeding season, the farm announced late Friday... Read More...

Jersey Town filly remains perfect with allowance score

Lucky Lorretta, an off-the-pace debut winner on Dec. 23, ran her record to 2-for-2 on Jan. 19 with a front-running, four-length victory Jan. 19 at Delta Downs... Read More...

Houlihan named new Director of Client Development

Darby Dan Farm has hired Hunter Houlihan as its new Director of Client Development to work in all aspects of the farm’s client services and relations... Read More...

First foal is a colt for G1 winner The Big Beast

Ocala Stud’s The Big Beast, the Grade 1 winner and leading sprinter, sired his first reported foal on Jan. 3rd when a colt was born in Ocala, FL... Read More...

First foal is a filly for G1 winner Danza

Spendthrift Farm’s Danza, dominant winner of the Arkansas Derby (G1), sired his first reported foal Sunday, Jan. 15 when a filly was born at Millennium Farms in Lexington, KY... Read More...

Spendthrift & Churchill Downs add filly division to Spendthrift Stallion Stakes

Fresh off a successful inaugural running of the Spendthrift Juvenile Stallion Stakes on Oct. 30, Spendthrift Farm and Churchill Downs have announced an expansion of the annual event which will now be run as two divisional races starting in 2017 – one for 2-year-old colts & geldings, and, now, one for 2-year-old fillies... Read More...

Healthy Magic Millions results for Animal Kingdom

Arrowfield Stud | 3 days ago
Animal Kingdom's four second-crop yearlings at Magic Millions all sold for a healthy six figures, up to a top price of $230,000... Read More...

Smart Missile keeps firing in the ring & on the track

Arrowfield Stud | 3 days ago
Australia's leading second season sire Smart Missile continued to please vendors with his third crop of yearlings at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale averaging better than 5 times his fee... Read More...

Expensive Tiznow colt graduates in style

Tour de Force was just that on the Fair Grounds turf in his maiden special weight win on Jan. 15, winning comfortably by 2 3/4-lengths... Read More...

First foal is a filly for Darby Dan’s Sky Kingdom

Darby Dan Farm’s Sky Kingdom, the multiple graded stakes-winning and track record-setting son of Empire Maker, sired his first reported foal late Saturday, Jan 14th when a filly was born at Ann Marie Farm in Paris, KY... Read More...

Fruitful season for Manhattan Rain

Arrowfield Stud | 3 days ago
Manhattan Rain is enjoying a season of serious achievement, with three news-making stakeswinners in Australia & South Africa and a $360,000 Magic Millions filly... Read More...

Shackleford racks up three winners in one day

Shackleford, last year's co-leading Freshman Sire by winners with 20, has started off red-hot in 2017... Read More...

Arrowfield dominates Magic Millions Sale

Arrowfield Stud | 5 days ago
Over-used as it is, "dominant" is the best description of Arrowfield Stud's status at the end of a Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale that left little scope for complaint by vendors... Read More...

Gemologist colt scores at first asking at Santa Anita

Following a solid series of workouts over the past two months, Gemologist's Aquamarine came away a two-length maiden special weight debut winner Friday at Santa Anita Park... Read More...

First foal is a filly for Medal Count

Spendthrift Farm’s Medal Count, the Classic-placed, Graded stakes-winning son of Dynaformer, sired his first reported foal on Tuesday, Jan. 10 when a filly was born at Mallory Farm in Lexington, KY... Read More...

$1.3 million More Than Ready colts tops Magic Millions sale

A yearling More Than Ready colt and full brother to Grade 1 winner Sebring (AUS) topped the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling sale with a winning bid of A$1.3 million... Read More...

Reynaldothewizard works magic once again in Dubawi S.

Making his first start since last March, the incomparable 11-year-old son of Speightstown Reynaldothewizard captured the third straight running of the $175,000 Dubawi S. Thursday at Meydan... Read More...

Race Day, multiple G2 winner by Tapit, sires first foal

Spendthrift Farm’s Race Day, the multiple Grade 2-winning son of Tapit, sired his first reported foal Monday, Jan. 9 when a filly was born at R Star Stallions in Anderson, Indiana... Read More...

Bodemeister colt realizes $195K Tuesday at Keeneland

Bodemeister had one of the top-selling yearlings during Tuesday's session of the Jan. 9-13 Keeneland Horses of All Ages sale when a colt brought a winning bid of $195,000... Read More...

Into Mischief colt $270K bid at KEEJAN

Into Mischief had one of the top yearling colts through the first four days of the Jan. 9-13 Keeneland Horses of All Ages sale... Read More...

First foal is a filly for G1 winner Daredevil

WinStar Farm’s Daredevil, More Than Ready’s winner of the Champagne S. (G1) at two, sired his first reported foal on Tuesday when a filly was born at Sugar Maple Farm in Poughquag, NY... Read More...

First foal is a filly for multiple GSW millionaire Tapiture

Darby Dan Farm’s Tapiture, the five-time Graded stakes-winning millionaire by Tapit, sired his first reported foal early Wednesday when a filly was born at Wynnstay Farm in Lexington, KY... Read More...

Multiple G1 winner Constitution sires first foal

WinStar Farm’s Constitution, the multiple Grade 1-winning son of Tapit, sired his first reported foal Monday night when a filly was born at Crestwood Farm in Lexington, KY... Read More...

First foal is a colt for G1 winner Wicked Strong

Spendthrift Farm’s Wicked Strong, Hard Spun’s millionaire winner of the Wood Memorial S. (G1), sired his first reported foal on New Year’s Day when a colt was born at Brandywine Farm in Paris, KY... Read More...

Dundeel colt tops Magic Millions Day 1

Arrowfield Stud | 1 week ago
The top price of the opening session of the Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale came shortly before the end of the day's selling when Arrowfield's Lot 232 entered the ring... Read More...

Strong interest in Dundeel’s dozen at Magic Millions

Arrowfield Stud | 2 weeks ago
Buyers have shown strong interest in Dundeel's first dozen yearlings during inspections at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale this week... Read More...

First foal is a filly for Commissioner

WinStar Farm’s Commissioner, A.P. Indy’s last Classic-placed son to retire to stud, sired his first reported foal on Jan. 5th when a bay filly was born at Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, KY... Read More...

Miss Temple City tops Female Turf Eclipse Award nominations

Miss Temple City, a three-time Grade 1 winner in 2016, is one of three finalists for the Female Turf Eclipse Award... Read More...

Congrats filly earns Eclipse Award nomination

Congrats' multiple Graded stakes-winning filly Haveyougoneaway was named as a finalist for the 2016 Eclipse Award as Champion Female Sprinter... Read More...

Classic Empire finalist for 2YO Eclipse Award

For the second time from his first four crops Pioneerof the Nile has the favorite to earn an Eclipse Award in the 2-year-old male category... Read More...

Beholder Eclipse Award finalist once again

Spendthrift Farm's incomparable mare Beholder is once again a finalist for an Eclipse Award in 2016 following another season full of highlights... Read More...

Into Mischief tops 2016 2-year-old sire list

Spendthrift Farm stallion Into Mischief had another outstanding season in 2016, finishing as the leading 2-year-old Sire in North America by winners and earnings... Read More...

California Chrome tops Eclipse Award finalists

California Chrome, the 2014 Horse of the Year and 3-year-old Champion male, is once again up for a pair of Eclipse Award honors for his stellar 2016 campaign... Read More...

Gritty Gormley prevails in Sham S. (G3)

Gormley put himself squarely on the Kentucky Derby (G1) trail on Saturday when the 3-year-old son of Malibu Moon triumphed in an extremely game performance in the $100,000 Sham S. (G3)... Read More...

Distorted Humor colt gets second straight stakes win

Sonic Mule was a stubborn winner of Saturday's $100,000 Mucho Macho Man S. at Gulfstream Park, winning a stretch-long duel by a head over State of Honor... Read More...

Made You Look impresses in 2017 debut in Dania Beach S. (G3)

More Than Ready's newly-turned 3-year-old Made You Look began 2017 on a high note with a very sharp-looking performance in Saturday's $100,000 Dania Beach S. (G3)... Read More...

Tourist tops Turf Male Eclipse Award nominations

Tourist, brilliant winner of the 2016 Breeders' Cup Mile (G1) and recent addition to the 2017 WinStar Farm stallion roster, was named as a finalist in the Male Turf category... Read More...

Arrowfield’s Magic Millions strike rate is compelling

Arrowfield Stud | 2 weeks ago
Eighteen stakeswinners from 203 lots offered is Arrowfield's record from the past six Magic Millions Gold Coast Sales. That's the best strike rate among the Sale's largest vendors... Read More...

Dialed In, Shackleford top 2016 First Crop Sire List

Darby Dan's powerful pair of freshman sires Dialed In and Shackleford both made a huge impact during the 2016 racing season... Read More...

Shackleford colt romps by 15 in Gulfstream debut, becomes TDN Rising Star

Shackleford’s first crop continues to dazzle, as the hot young sire picked up his third TDN Rising Star on Wednesday when 3-year-old colt Malagacy romped home to an eye-grabbing 15-length debut victory in a loaded Maiden Special Weight race at Gulfstream Park... Read More...

WinStar promotes Tugel, hires O’Rourke

WinStar Farm has announced the promotion of Sean Tugel as its new Director of Bloodstock Services, and the hiring of Liam O’Rourke to the Stallion Season Sales team... Read More...

First foal is a colt for multiple G1 winner Carpe Diem

WinStar Farm’s Carpe Diem, Giant’s Causeway’s Grade 1 winner at both two and three, sired his... Read More...

Midnight Storm shines in San Pasqual S. (G2)

Pioneerof the Nile's brilliant and versatile Midnight Storm started off 2016 in style with a front-running victory in the $200,000 San Pasqual S. (G2) on New Year's Day at Santa Anita Park... Read More...

Pioneerof the Nile colt all business in debut

Pioneerof the Nile got his 75th winner of 2016 on New Year's Eve at Gulfstream Park when Pagliacci split horses in deep stretch to win his maiden special weight debut... Read More...

Dialed In filly rolls to first stakes win

Dialed In solidified his ranking as the Top Freshman Sire of 2016 on New Year's Eve when Ms Locust Point scored a very sharp-looking victory in the $100,000 Gin Talking S. by 4 ¼ lengths... Read More...

New Year, new Group winner for Snitzel

Arrowfield Stud | 3 weeks ago
Arrowfield graduate Odyssey Moon led all the way at Flemington to take out the VRC Standish H. G3 for owner Belinda Bateman & trainer Robert Smerdon... Read More...

WinStar to Finish 2016 as Top North American Breeder

Six years ago Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm began implementing a plan to purposefully increase the scope and quality of both its broodmare band and its stallion roster... Read More...

WinStar Finishes 2016 as Top North American Breeder

Six years ago Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm began implementing a plan to purposefully increase the scope and quality of both its broodmare band and its stallion roster... Read More...

Redoute’s Choice sons end 2016 with a flourish

Arrowfield Stud | 3 weeks ago
Arrowfield's sire sons of Redoute's Choice have been among the big stories of 2016 and they ended the year on Saturday with a final flourish of success... Read More...