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Niagara Causeway, a graded stakes-winning son of leading sire Giant’s Causeway, will stand the 2012 breeding season at Margaux Farm in Midway, Kentucky. As a three-year-old Niagara Causeway ran second in the Grade 3 Cinema Breeders’ Cup Handicap and at five he won the Grade 3 Tokyo City Handicap setting a new track record at Santa Anita. Lifetime, he was on the board in 11 of 20 career starts while posting four wins. Margaux’s Steve Johnson said, “He’s a grand-looking, proven stakes winner, out of a Champion mare by Theatrical, and from a dynamic blacktype family. He has all of the elements necessary to become a successful stallion, and we are honored to have him at Margaux.” Niagara Causeway’s first foals will be two-year-olds in 2012 and he will continue to stand for $3,000 live foal.
In the October 8th edition of the Thoroughbred Daily News, Rob Whiteley, owner of Liberation Farm, wrote what I believe to be an extremely well-done piece on one of the major issues our industry is facing right now: stud fees and profitability for breeders. Continue reading
In the November 4th edition of the TDN, Rob Whiteley of Liberation Farm further elaborates on the state of the commercial breeding industry in Stud Fees and Breeder Profitability: Part Two. Continue reading
Does the industry need a sturdier racehorse?
In the November issue of the TDN Magazine, Bill Finley addresses just that question in an article that cites such authorities as Allen Jerkens, Arthur Hancock, Todd Pletcher, Larry Bramlage, among others.Â Continue reading