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International Champion Ouija Board Dies At Age 21

Ouija Board, a global superstar, two-time Eclipse Award winner, and successful broodmare, has died at age 21, Thoroughbred Daily News reports. The Cape Cross mare spent her last years as a broodmare at Stanley House Stud in Newmarket, England, in service of Edward Stanley, the Earl of Derby. Trained by Ed Dunlop, Ouija Board competed […]

Grade 1 Winner Girolamo Dies In Korea At Age 16

Girolamo, a Grade 1 winner and veteran sire, died on Oct. 8, according to Korea Racing Authority records. The 16-year-old son of A.P. Indy had resided in Korea since 2018. He currently ranks 26th on Korea’s general sire list, and he was the country’s leading first-year sire of 2021 – a category that includes veteran […]

The 2022-23 All-Value Sire Team: Part 1 – Choosing A Team Captain

Stud fees aren’t real. Every autumn, farms bombard us with announcements of their advertised stud fees for the upcoming breeding season, but the key word there is “advertised.” There are always exceptions, but that number is often just the starting point for negotiations; whether demand for a hot sire drives the price up, urgency to […]

Is Thoroughbred Stride Length A Hereditary Trait?

An Australian study confirmed that a Thoroughbred’s stride length, and in turn their preferred distance and running style, can be a hereditary trait, the New Zealand publication HorseTalk reports. The team of researchers based in England, France, and Belgium, examined 421 Australian Thoroughbreds over the course of 3,269 combined races, collecting stride parameters from pre-race […]

Breeders’ Cup Winner Tourist Relocates To Rockridge Stud In New York

Tourist (Tiznow – Unbridled Melody by Unbridled’s Song), a multiple Grade 1-winning earner of $2,170,340 and record holder for the fastest time in the Breeders’ Cup Mile, is relocating to Rockridge Stud in Hudson, N.Y. for the 2023 season. He previously stood at WinStar Farm in Kentucky. “He was getting overlooked in Kentucky, and some […]

Grade 1 Winner Pinehurst To Stand At Walmac In 2023

Pinehurst, winner of the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity in 2021 and a millionaire son of Twirling Candy, will stand the 2023 breeding season at Gary Broad’s Walmac Farm in Lexington after being acquired in partnership with Kiki and Louise Courtelis’ Town and Country Farms in a Fasig-Tipton Digital “Flash Sale” offering that closed on […]

Bloodlines: The Foundation Sires And The Genetic Lottery

Most of the sources of information about the Thoroughbred declare that there are three founding fathers of the breed. These are the three lines that were still active when bloodstock writing became important toward the middle and end of the 19th century. There are actually quite a few more stallions who played a part in […]

Mshawish Relocating To Stand Privately In Qatar

Multiple Grade 1 winner Mshawish will be relocated to Qatar for the 2023 breeding season to stand privately for owner Sheikh Joaan Al Thani, BloodHorse reports. Sheikh Al Thani previously owned 50 percent of Mshawish, and he bought out the remaining syndicate members to move the stallion to Qatar. The 12-year-old son of Medaglia d’Oro […]

Spendthrift Farm Doubles Down On Sons Of Uncle Mo In 2023

Champion Uncle Mo got off to a historic start at stud, and he cemented his place as an upper-echelon sire when his own sons entered the breeding shed to rave reviews. Spendthrift Farm added its first son of Uncle Mo for the 2022 breeding season, during which Grade 1-winning sprinter Yaupon became North America’s second-most […]