Coolmore/Ashford Studs, Eaton Sales, Lane's End Farm, Taylor Made Farm, and Three Chimneys Farm have announced plans to sale horses and stallion seasons through an internet auction exchange. "Equine Spectrum" will engage in year-round buying and selling with a goal of broadening the appeal of Thoroughbred ownership by "increasing liquidity and creating more opportunities for owners to enter the business," according to a press release from the venture. "Traditional auction sales companies will continue to be the mainstay of Thoroughbred marketing, but we believe this is an exciting development in the horse industry." The internet auction exchange is still in the development stage, with plans to go online "in a few months."…Former trainer Bob Wylie, who raced on the Kentucky/Ohio circuit, died Saturday in Lexington, Ky., of cancer. Wylie was the father of Kentucky-based trainer Jerry Wylie and former trainer H.M. "Pete" Wylie, and the father-in-law of ReRun, Inc. co-founder Shon Wylie. A native of Nicholasville, Ky., Bob Wylie conditioned stakes winners Tall Grass Walker, Princess Girl, Hit A Gusher, Son of the Desert, and All Laughs. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to ReRun, Inc., Thoroughbred Adoption program, or Hospice of the Bluegrass…A total of 234 horses have been nominated to the Claiming Crown through the second of three nomination deadlines. Consisting of seven stakes with total purses of $560,000 for claiming horses, the Claiming Crown is scheduled for Aug. 6 at Canterbury Park. Deadline for supplementary nominations is July 18, with July 21 the pre-entry date…Canterbury Park has added one day to its 2000 schedule and will hold live racing Friday night, July 7. Through 17 days of the 60-day meet, attendance has increased 9.2% and on-track wagering is up 8.9% over the same period one year ago. Also, the success of Canterbury's card club has resulted in increased purses…Jockey Jerry Bailey, 1950 Kentucky Derby winner Middleground, Hall of Fame trainer Max Hirsch, and one-time all-time leading earner Stymie were inducted into the Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame at Lone Star Park on Saturday. Quarter Horse champion Go Man Go and Quarter Horse breeder Walter Merrick were also inducted into the hall.

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