He will likely stand here in Kentucky, but may shuttle to other Cool more Farms in Australia or Ireland to breed. To have 2 Triple Crown winners standing at one farm at the same time, would be almost mind-boggling to think about.
Air Force Blue, American Pharaoh, Classic Empire, Competitive Edge, Cupid, Declaration Of War, Fusaichi Pegasus, Looking At Lucky, Running, Practical Joke, Shanghai Bobby, Tale Of The Cat, Uncle Mo, Vancouver, Serrano. The Kentucky farm gradually eclipsed the Virginia property, and Arthur Hancock launched an operation which strongly influenced the path of American breeding in the first half of the 20th Century.
Mr. Beck has enjoyed great success breeding and buying Thoroughbreds and is a perennial leading owner/buyer in his native South Africa. Graham and his son Antony are dedicated to carrying on Gaines way’s reputation as a major force in breeding and racing internationally.
A powerful history of champions and stakes horses being born, raised, sold and raced. ANNIE GRAY, the dam of the great DOMINO, was raised at Mosque Bonita and LEXINGTON, sire of the first Kentucky Derby winner ARISTIDES, stood at stud there.
In 1875, the year before the Battle of the Big Horn, General George Custer came to Mosque Bonita to buy Calvary remounts. He had a Kentuckian’s feel for the land, and the Thoroughbred horse, but he refrained until he could create with a luxurious touch.
The farm was founded by Leslie Combs II and named for the fantastic stallion Spendthrift. Majestic Prince was foaled at Spendthrift Farm in 1966, while Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew stood here at stud after his racing career.
Home to a large list of stallions including BRODY'S CAUSE, CAN THE MAN, CISCO CHARLIE, CROSS TRAFFIC, DANA, DOMINOS, FLAT OUT, GOLDENEST, MORLEY, HIT IT A BOMB, INTO MISCHIEF, ITSMYLUCKYDAY, JIMMY CREED, LIAISON, LORD NELSON, MALIBU MOON, MEDAL COUNT, PALACE, RACE DAY, SHAKEN IT UP, TEMPLE CITY, TOM'S READY, WARRIOR'S REWARD and WICKED STRONG. Today it incorporates approximately 2,300 acres in seven divisions, five of which are devoted to mares and foals, one to yearlings and one is home to 12 world-class stallions.
Settled in the 1700s by the Williams of Tidewater Virginia, the Silver Pond property remained in the family for over 150 years. Today the original farmhouse, smokehouse, pond, bank barn and Osage orange Allen on Pisa Pike are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the acreage includes land from the Olsen, Johnson and Kinked farms.
Bred and own 2010 Kentucky Derby Winner Super Saver, who is now a stallion at Win Star. An outstanding list of stallions: Artie Schiller, Bellamy Road, Postmaster, Colonel John, Congrats, Distorted Humor, Drosselmeyer, Fed Biz, Gemologist, Hold Me Back, More Than Ready, Overanalyze, Painter, Pioneer of the Nile, Revolutionary, Sidney's Candy, Peafowl, Super Saver, Take Charge Indy, Minnow.
To celebrate this time-honored bond between man and steed and the great tradition of horsemanship, Luxury Defined has assembled an international collection of properties dedicated to the Thoroughbred. Nearby is an eight-stall quarantine barn, equipment building, exercise ring, turnouts, fenced pastures, and a farm operations center, housed in a circa-1890 farmhouse.
Designed for the enjoyment of family and friends, the classically inspired main house presents 25,000 square feet of artisan-crafted, furnished interiors. Inspired by the great country houses of England, River Oak Farm provides an incomparable lifestyle within proximity to Manhattan.
The grand stone mansion offers respite with a host of sensational amenities: 10 bedrooms including an expansive master retreat with a private spa, an indoor pool, massage room, gym, padded recreation area, wine cellar, library, home theater, and beautiful English pub and banquet room. Galaxies Farm is a palatial Pennsylvania fieldstone farmhouse surrounded by more than 500 acres of pastoral grounds, within an hour of Pittsburgh.
Built in 2002, the main residence accommodates grand-scale entertaining in the formal reception rooms, on the many covered porches, and outdoors on the stone patio or pond-side pavilion. There is a library, gourmet kitchen, and luxurious master suite; a three-season porch with fireplace adjoins the stone patio, office, and children’s study/play room.
The farm is equipped with superb equine facilities: 15 soft-floor stalls, two ceramic wash bays, a tack room, office, and hayloft. There are also paddocks, fenced pastures, and five run-in sheds, plus ancillary structures, including a machine shop, an outbuilding for fuel tanks and farm equipment, a caretaker’s residence, kennels, and for the auto aficionado, a three-car garage with a wash bay.
Surrounded by a pastoral landscape of fields and woodlands, the nine-acre grounds include four paddocks, a six-stall barn, swimming pool, and guest house. The fieldstone façade, slate roof, and refined interior details, such as custom ironwork and hand-hewn timber beams, impart an Old World ambience, while an open layout and luxurious appointments create an ideal environment for comfortable family living and grand-scale entertaining.
This riverfront estate’s outstanding amenities include a nine-stall barn, jumping area, paddocks, and riding trails along New Jersey’s Ramp River. This elegant stone and shingle-style residence on more than 23 acres along the Ramp River was designed by the Greenwich architectural firm of Hope, Reno and Wharton and constructed by architect James Nitro.
Other superb amenities include an infinity pool, hot tub, stone barbecue, and a generator. Ideally located less than an hour south of Dallas and Fort Worth and 10 minutes from the historic town of Waxahachie, this rare 500-acre ranch is a private paradise of bluffs, rolling hills, and spring creeks.
The interior is characterized by warm, inviting living spaces with classic rustic elements and ornate details. Equally outstanding, Southern Whitetail Ranch‘s grounds host a range of amenities designed for the equestrian.
The equine facility includes 12- by 12-foot Prefer stables with soft-stall flooring, a wash rack, large tack room, feed storage, and a roping area with chutes and a horse walker. The first two foals by Take Charge Indy have been born since he returned home to stand the 2020...
The first two foals by Take Charge Indy have been born since he returned home to stand the 2020... The brilliant 5-year-old mare Rushing Fall was named a finalist for the 2020 Turf Female Eclipse Award when the year-end award nominees were announced Saturday...
The first two foals by Take Charge Indy have been born since he returned home to stand the 2020... Bella Aurora got 2021 off to a great start with come-from-behind victory in the $100,000 Interborough S. Jan. 18 at Aqueduct...
Cristiano's Dream rallied from far off the pace to score a 3 1/2-length maiden special weight win Sunday at Golden Gate Fields... Midnight Bourbon's front-running score in Saturday's $200,000 Le Comte S. (G3) at Fair Grounds put the 3-year-old Minnow colt on the road to the Kentucky Derby (G1)...
Venezuelan Hug got his second stakes win in as many starts in Saturday's $75,000 Sunshine Turf at Gulf stream Park, taking the 1 1/16-mile race by nearly a length... The first two foals by Take Charge Indy have been born since he returned home to stand the 2020...
When the 2020 Eclipse Award finalists were announced Saturday on TAG, multiple Grade 1 winner Improbable was nominated in both the Horse of the Year and Older Dirt Male categories... Not all the estimated 5,000 foals that enter the horse racing world every year are of the same quality, so it is no wonder that the birth of a potential winner is a matter of great celebration.
Though breeders take great care in selecting the best specimens with impeccable pedigrees, horse racing is about more than just parentage. Trainers and supporting staff have to put in enormous and consistent efforts to ensure that a foal has the strength, stamina and temperament to win in the extremely competitive world of horse racing.
Many people believe that equine intelligence can rival human beings in some respects, and certainly some horses display extraordinary temperament and personalities. The Lexington area of Kentucky has the richest heritage of breeding the best race horses.
More than a million people visited the legendary steed Man O War after he retired from horse racing to sire offspring! The primary objective should be to get an in-depth feel of the art and science of raising race horses, if not to garner serious information of future champions.
Going around ranches where future champions of horse racing are raised and trained can be an enchanting and richly rewarding experience. Exciting young stallion Constitution will receive ample support from Judgment including Eclipse Award champion older mare Close Hatches, whose first foal, multi-millionaire and multiple graded stakes winner Tacitus, will be competing in the upcoming $20 million Saudi Cup.
Soothing Touch, whose first foal was a four-time Grade 1 winner in Emollient, will be visiting perennial leading sire Curling. Emollient, winner of Grade 1 races such as the Rodeo Drive, Judgment Spinster, American Oaks and Central Bank Ashland, will be visiting champion general sire Into Mischief.
Winner of the G1 Human Distaff and Madison, Paulassilverlining will be visiting Tacit along with super producer Rising Tornado, herself the dam of champion Close Hatches and the multiple graded stakes-placed Lockdown. Quality Road, War Front, Running, Not This Time and Violence are among other sires that Judgment will be using in the U.S. this year.
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Outside of Australia, however, it is difficult to make money in the middle market and the bottom is a disaster if you are selling. Most of us do not have a mare that enables us to operate at the very top end, producing stallion prospects that will find a place at stud even if they never win a race.
At that level, when you can combine great conformation, early maturity, and a pedigree to die for, you can sell a million-dollar yearling off a $40,000 to $300,000 season price using the best first-season and proven sires. This approach reduces your options, but it also provides some protection if you do go to a sale and end up having to retain a colt or filly to race.
Having many more people involved in racing by owning a small share in a good horse is probably the best way to expand Thoroughbred racehorse ownership in North America. Another strategy is to buy in the bottom half of the yearling catalog where currently most horses are selling for less than their cost of production, including the season price.
The teams of scouts now operating at most sales makes it much harder to find a hidden gem. The final strategy is breeding to race using lower cost, but proven stallions that are able to sire a good stakes horse or even a headliner.
Another way to save on season costs over the longer term is to buy into a, “Share the Upside” stallion you like when it retires to stud. The people who did this with Into Mischief at Spendthrift Farm, are now reaping the benefits and probably recovered their investment cost with the first four covers.
The good news is that 6% stakes winners is some two to three times the rate first season, unproven sires will achieve, on average. If an older stallion's fertility is in free fall it is likely the farm will suggest you go elsewhere and release you from your contract.
Doing business with a reputable bloodstock agent who deals in seasons may help you negotiate with a farm and provide objective advice on getting the most value for your dollar. It's possible that some older proven stallions that can take the load will become available at closer to my value price point for breeding to race of no more than $15,000.
There are other stallions that can produce a good racehorse such as Looking At Lucky, Sky Mesa, and First Samurai that are currently available for around $15,000. They may not be on your go-to list of stallions if you plan to sell at the yearling sales, but it would be a mistake to overlook them for siring racehorses.
All breeders or their agent should inspect the stallions being considered to see if they are likely to upgrade a particular mare both physically and mentally. Check out my lists of proven value sires available for $15,000 or less and best of luck for your own stallion season bargain hunt this year.
A student of pedigrees for nearly 40 years, he was lucky enough to breed a champion jumper Cúchulainn in New Zealand from his first planned mating. An Uncle Mo filly he bred in Australia, named Secretary General will race on lease in the Southern Hemisphere spring.