Anthony Rogers

Mixed Response to US Jockey Club ‘Diktat’

The US Jockey Club's announcement of an impending cap on the number of mares a stallion can cover has received a mixed reaction among breeders in Britain and Ireland. As reported in yesterday's TDN, colt foals born in 2020 who eventually retire to stud will be restricted to covering 140 mares in a season. No limit will be set for stallions already at stud or for those born before 2020. The US Jockey Club figures for 2019 show that 43 stallions served books of more than 140 mares. In Britain...

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It’s Frankel For Skitter Scatter’s First Mating

Success can be measured in numerous ways, though longevity must be considered a great yardstick no matter the field in which someone excels. Airlie Stud has been a leader of the bloodstock industry since it was established in the 1960s by the late Captain Tim Rogers, under whose management it became a stallion farm of great proportions. His wife Sonia took the reins upon his passing in 1984 and after deciding to focus completely on a quality broodmare band, has developed the next phase of the Airlie legacy alongside her...

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