breeding season

Mating Plans, presented by Spendthrift: Dixiana Farms

The TDN's popular annual series 'Mating Plans, presented by Spendthrift,' continues today in a conversation with Robert Tillyer, farm manager of William and Donna Shively's Dixiana Farm. AMERICA'S TALE (9, Gio Ponti - America's Friend, by Unusual Heat) to be bred to Taiba She's in foal to Jackie's Warrior and she's a Grade II winner. We thought Taiba was good value. He's a very attractive son of Gun Runner that won three Grade I races. DIAMOND WOW (5, Lookin At Lucky - Patriotic Diamond, by Hat Trick {Jpn}) to be...

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Mating Plans, presented by Spendthrift: Hinkle Farms

The TDN's popular annual series 'Mating Plans, presented by Spendthrift,' continues today in a conversation with Hinkle Farms co-owner Tom Hinkle. "In determining the matings for our mares, it is a total team effort by my brother Henry, my daughter Anne Archer and me," said Hinkle. "We work hard to arrive at the best possible mating, at least in our opinions." SEEKING GABRIELLE (17,  Forestry - Seeking Regina, by Seeking the Gold) to be bred to Gun Runner        Seeking Gabrielle is the dam of Nyquist. She is...

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WinStar Farm To Host Open Houses Nov. 8-15

WinStar Farm will host an Open House for breeders each day from Nov. 8-15 between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the farm's stallion complex on Paynes Mill Road in Versailles. Visitors are welcome without an appointment to view the WinStar roster for the 2024 breeding season, led by Constitution (Tapit) and Life Is Good (Into Mischief). Breeders will also be able to see WinStar's newest additions for 2024: Country Grammar (Tonalist) and Two Phil's (Hard Spun). The events will also include lite fare and refreshments for breeders in attendance....

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Tapit Wedding

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Stallion Seasons Auction Open for Canadian Hall of Fame

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame has opened a stallion services auction, beginning Thursday and running until Wednesday, Jan. 18. All proceeds from the fundraiser will support the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame's ongoing mission to recognize the best in Canadian racing. The second annual "Continuing Hall of Fame Legacies Auction" features not only Thoroughbred, but also Standardbred stallions, with stallions from both Canadian- and Kentucky-based farms. Among the major U.S. farms contributing seasons are Darley, Spendthrift, Lane's End, and Crestwood Farm. For more information, please visit

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Ocala Stud Sets 2023 Stallion Roster

Ocala Stud has set 2023 stud fees for its roster of 10 stallions for the upcoming breeding season, led by GI Santa Anita Derby winner Roadster, who will stand his initial season at stud for $7,500 S&N. Also new to the roster for 2023 is GISW Gretzky the Great, who will stand for $3,000 S&N. Awesome Slew, Florida's No. 1-ranked First Crop Sire, will once again stand for $4,000 S&N. Seeking the Soul, a Charles Fipke homebred, will stand for $5,000 S&N. He welcomed first foals in 2022. Win Win...

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Breeding Season Prep Workshop to Be Offered By ITBA

The ITBA Educational Programme 2021: Breeding Season Preparation Workshop, was announced on Tuesday. Free to attend, the workshop lasts from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 16. Topics that will be covered are: assisting mares during foaling (Patricia Markey), preparing mares for foaling and postnatal care (Andrea Ryan), the best nutritional plan for pregnant mares during and post foaling and nutritional plans for foals (Lorraine Fradl) and smart approaches to getting mares back in foal plus the importance of selecting the most suitable stallions (Micheal Orlandi). To register, please...

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Trio of Mares In Foal to Persian King

Three-time Group 1 winner Persian King (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) has enjoyed a good start to his initial covering season, as the first three mares he bred have been pronounced in foal, Haras d'Etreham announced on Tuesday. Among the threesome are listed winner Cap Verite (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}) and Elodie (GB) (Dansili {GB}). The latter is a full-sister to champions We Are (Ire) and With You (GB). The son of Kingman's fee is set at €30,000 for 2021. Limited to 140 mares, the G1 French 2000 Guineas victor will also...

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