stallion show

Open House Scheduled Jan. 20 at Rancho San Miguel

California's Rancho San Miguel will host an open house and stallion show Saturday, Jan. 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. while featuring an informational program for both current and prospective Thoroughbred owners and breeders, the farm said in a release Friday. In addition to a parade of the farm's nine-horse stallion roster, the free event will also offer horse husbandry seminars, networking opportunities, a catered lunch, and giveaways, including a stallion season raffle. The farm's newest addition to the stallion roster is the undefeated Bolden (Square Eddie), who will stand...

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Grade I Winner Americanrevolution Anchors Rockridge Stallions for 2024

Standing in partnership with WinStar Farm, CHC Inc., Taylor Made Stallions, Mill Creek Farm and Fortune Farm, Grade I winner Americanrevolution (Constitution) will stand for a fee of $12,500 in his first year at stud at Rockridge Stud in Hudson, New York. Bred in New York by leading breeders Fred W. Hertrich and John D. Fielding, the chestnut was the top 3-year-old of his generation in the state-bred ranks in 2021, winning the Empire Classic by nearly 12 lengths before validating favoritism in the GI Cigar Mile H. He was...

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McMahon Announces 2024 Fees, Stallion Show

The five stallions standing at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds will be shown to the public at the farm's annual stallion show to be held Saturday, Dec. 9 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET. A season drawing will be held for each of the sires. New to the Empire State for 2024 is Bucchero (Kantharos), a leading second-crop sire who has relocated from Pleasant Acres Stallions in Ocala, Florida. He will stand his first New York season at $7,500 alongside Solomini (Curlin), the leading freshman sire outside of Kentucky, and...

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Mind Control Anchors Rockridge Stallion Roster

Mind Control (Stay Thirsty--Feel That Fire, by Lightnin N Thunder), who closed his career with a battling victory in the GI Cigar Mile H., will anchor the 2023 stallion roster at Rockridge Stud, where he will stand for $8,500 LFSN as a joint venture between Irish Hill/Dutchess View Farm, Waldorf Farm and Hidden Lake Farm. The farm's other stallions with their stud fees (all LFSN) are: Al Khali (Medaglia d'Oro, $2,500); A Shin Forward (Forest Wildcat), $2,500); Disco Partner (Disco Rico, $4,000); Frank Conversation (Quality Road, private); Slumber (GB) (Cacique...

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Taking Stock: Courting Rituals of Breeders and Stud Farms

In about three weeks, another breeding season will begin, but that's the easy part for stud farms. Getting those mares was the hard part, and that process played out over the last four or five months, an annual courting ritual of farms and breeders. It includes behind-the-scenes hustling, heavy-duty advertising campaigns, and some occasional arm twisting or deal making, because except for a handful of elite or popular sires that breeders are banging doors down to get into, most stallions need mares, usually as many as possible to fill books...

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Taking Stock: Notes From Lexington

January can be cold, bitter, and snowy in Lexington, but the weather was unseasonably warmer during Keeneland's Horses of All Ages sale, which made life easier for inspecting broodmares and short yearlings on the sales grounds and stallions at the nearby stud farms that power the industry here. Most of the major farms offer daily lunchtime stallion shows during sales week--the food, by the way, varies from farm to farm--but decent weather means outdoor showings and greater flows of traffic, which add some conviviality absent from the proceedings when shows...

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Sequel Open House to Benefit TAA

Sequel Stallions New York will hold an open house Sunday, Jan. 19, from 12-4 p.m. at the farm in Hudson. Originally scheduled as a stallion show with a sit-down dinner and giveaways, the format has changed to a light lunch with stallions shown throughout the day. For every contract signed on site and for every winner of a stallion season raffle, Sequel will donate $100 on behalf of the breeder to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) and will match the total at the end of the day. "We have received...

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Rockridge Stud Sets Fees for 2020

Rockridge Stud, a full service Thoroughbred farm in Hudson, New York, has set stud fees for the 2020 season. Leofric (Candy Ride {Arg}) ($7,500 LFSN), winner of the 2018 GI Clark H., and millionaire Disco Partner (Disco Rico) ($5,000 LFSN) are new for 2020. Rockridge Stud 2020 Stud Fees: A Shin Forward (Forest Wildcat) $3,500 LFSN Disco Partner (Disco Rico) $5,000 LFSN *new for 2020* Frank Conversation (Quality Road) $5,000 LFSN Giant Surprise (Giant's Causeway) $4,000 LFSN Leofric (Candy Ride {Arg}) $7,500 LFSN *new for 2020* Micromanage (Medaglia d'Oro) $4,000...

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