Catching Up With Maritime Traveler, One Of Secretariat’s Last Living Foals
There are few Thoroughbreds—living or dead—in the history of Thoroughbred racing that have managed to attain a mythic status as the one enjoyed by Secretariat. Arguably the greatest racehorse of all time, the stallion known lovingly as “Big Red” turned in some of the most eye-popping, brain-searing, super-equine performances of […]
Ask Your Veterinarian: Finding A Work-Life Balance For New Vet School Graduates
Veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital answer your questions about sales and healthcare of Thoroughbred auction yearlings, weanlings, 2-year-olds and breeding stock. Question: What are some tips/ideas you give to new veterinary graduates about balancing family and veterinary practice? Dr. Debbie Spike-Pierce, Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital: 1) Find […]
Ask Your Insurer: How Do I Get “Fall Of Hammer” Coverage On My New Thoroughbred Purchase?
Equine insurance experts answer your questions about insuring Thoroughbreds for the breeding and auction realms. Email us at [email protected] com if you have a question for an insurer. Question: What is “Fall of Hammer” coverage and how do I get it? Kige Kiger, Kiger Insurance, Inc.: “Fall of Hammer” coverage is mortality […]
Stallion Spotlight: Kaz Hill Farm ‘Betting Big’ On Name Changer
Stallion Spotlight offers stud farm representatives a chance to address breeders and answer questions as they plan their future matings. In this edition, Michael Slezak, bloodstock adviser for Kaz Hill Farm, discusses Name Changer, a Grade 3-winning son of Uncle Mo whose first foals are weanlings of 2022. Question: What […]
First-Crop Sire Watch: 2022 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale
Stallions whose first crops of weanlings are represented in the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, including the number of horses cataloged and the farm where the stallion is currently advertised. Stallion Farm HorsesCataloged Authentic Spendthrift Farm, Ky. 18 Bodexpress Barton Thoroughbreds, Calif. 1 Bravazo Calumet Farm, Ky. 1 Caracaro Crestwood […]
The Stat: Dubawi Leads International Sires By North American Graded Stakes Wins
The Breeders’ Cup has traditionally been a popular destination for stallions standing outside of North America to test their progeny’s mettle against our best, but an ever-growing interest from U.S. owners to buy racing stock at European sales and bring them home to race has changed that dynamic. Today, the […]
Honor Roll: Kentucky Downs Stakes Winner Private Creed ‘A Gentleman Of A Horse’ For Mason Springs￼￼
Private Creed has quickly emerged as one of North America’s leading 2-year-old turf sprinters, including a breakthrough victory in the listed Global Tote Juvenile Sprint Stakes at Kentucky Downs in September and a third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint. A year earlier, he caught the eyes of Marcus […]
Which Stallions Saw The Biggest Spikes In Popularity In 2022?
There is no limit on methods to slice and dice the sire lists to prove one is better than their peers, but few of them are attainable unless a stallion gets mares during the breeding season. Commercial stud farms make their money by getting mares in the books of their […]
Ask Your Veterinarian: Dr. Larry Bramlage On Bisphosphonates In Young Horses – Where Are We Now?
Veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital answer your questions about sales and healthcare of Thoroughbred auction yearlings, weanlings, 2-year-olds and breeding stock. Question: You first raised the alarm about the potential drawbacks of bisphosphonate use in young racehorses several years ago now. Where are we with these drugs now? […]
The Stat: How Many Mares Did Kentucky Derby Graduates Breed In 2022?
Success in the Kentucky Derby practically assures a future at stud, but a poor performance isn’t necessarily a life sentence to obscurity. With the recent release of The Jockey Club’s 2022 Report of Mares Bred, we combed through the records to see how many mares every horse that ever competed […]