2024 breeding season

Justify to Remain at Ashford, Will Cover Select Mares on So. Hemisphere Time

Justify (Scat Daddy--Stage Magic, by Ghostzapper) won't be returning to stand at Coolmore Australia this spring and will remain at Coolmore's Ashford Stud in Kentucky where he will cover a select book of mares to southern hemisphere time late in the year. "It's a similar situation to Frankel in England where they serve mares to southern hemisphere time," said Coolmore's Tom Magnier. "We will be sending up some of our best mares and some of our clients here will have the opportunity to send their mares to him too." "Many...

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Point-To-Point Incentive Offered To NH Breeders By Coolmore

A new incentive for the 2024 breeding season was announced by the Coolmore National Hunt division on Thursday. Any breeder of an open 4-year-old or 5-year-old only Irish point-to-point maiden during the 2024 spring season sired by a Coolmore NH stallion past or present will receive a €1,000 credit. This can be offset against any nomination to a Coolmore NH sire purchased by them for the 2024 breeding season. Breeders are entitled to receive an unlimited number of credits but only one may be used per nomination. "Point-to-points are the...

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Value Sires For 2024, Part 3: The $10k Club

Somehow this is a real sweet spot in the market. For a stallion farm, the $10,000 cover is a particular pitch: you're a cent away from offering a horse at four figures, but you feel that dropping him into a low-rent neighborhood might be beneath his dignity. You're offering a very accessible fee, but you're not going to let him look cheap. That makes this a surprisingly congested zone, ample for separate assessment. And since clinging to a five-figure fee somewhat represents a show of faith, some of these sires...

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Capri On The Move To Willow Wood Farm For Next Season

Classic winner Capri (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) will move from Coolmore's Grange Stud to Willow Wood Farm in the UK for next season, the latter confirmed on X (formerly Twitter) on Friday. The deal was brokered by Richard Venn. A fee for the grey, whose eldest foals are 2-year-olds of 2023, will be announced later. The 2017 G1 Irish Derby winner and G1 St Leger hero also took the G2 Beresford S. as a juvenile for Aidan O'Brien and the Coolmore partners.

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Spendthrift Freshmen Roster Led by Omaha Beach

Fees have been set for Spendthrift's four first-crop sires, currently occupying four of the five top spots on the leading freshman sire list in North America, according to a release from the Central Kentucky farm Wednesday. Their fees for the 2024 breeding season were held back when Spendthrift announced the farm's roster and fees in late September. The Spendthrift roster will feature three new stallions in 2024: Taiba (Gun Runner), Arabian Lion (Justify), and Zandon (Upstart). Taiba is already at the farm and will stand for $35,000, while the other...

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Into Mischief Again Heads Spendthrift Roster for 2024 at $250,000

Four-time leading sire Into Mischief, who has broken records with 15 seven-figure yearlings to sell this year, will head the Spendthrift Farm stallion roster once again for 2024, the Central Kentucky farm announced Thursday afternoon. Into Mischief will stand for $250,000 S&N in 2024, identical to his advertised fee for 2023. Into Mischief is currently leading the general sires list for 2024 by a comfortable margin. His progeny for 2024 include 21 black-type winners, nine graded winners, and four Grade I winners, led by GI Kentucky Oaks winner and 'TDN...

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Group 1 Winner Mendocino Will Stand At Haras Du Lion Next Year

Stall Salzburg's Group 1 winner Mendocino (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}--Mill Marin {Ire}), by Pivotal {GB}) has been retired and will stand his first season at stud at Haras du Lion in France beginning next season, Galopp Online reported. A fee for the 2022 G1 Grosser Preis von Baden victor will be announced next month. The deal was brokered by Richard Venn. Bred by Gestut Brummerhof, he was offered by his breeder at the BBAG September Yearling Sale in 2019 and made €58,000 when plucked out of the Baden-Baden ring by trainer...

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Lawman On The Move To Haras Du Mazet

Group 1 sire Lawman (Fr) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) has been transferred to Haras du Mazet for the 2024 breeding season, Jour de Galop reported on Thursday. His fee will be €4,000. A winner of both the G1 Prix du Jockey Club and the G1 Prix Jean Prat in 2007, the 19-year-old has sired 38 stakes winners. Of his 22 group winners, six have scored at the highest level, including Irish 1000 Guineas heroine Just The Judge (Ire), 2020 Cartier Champion 2-Year-Old Filly Pretty Gorgeous (Fr), Most Improved (Ire), Law Enforcement...

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