The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2000 August Yearling Sale will be the largest in company history, with 1,540 yearlings cataloged for the five-day sale. The sale begins Monday, Aug. 21 with 200 selected yearlings and 108 Mockingbird Farm yearlings. The remainder of the sale is devoted to open yearlings, selling Aug. 21-25, with all sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m (More, OBSC)…Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 405 yearlings for its Texas Summer Yearling Sale at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. The sales will be on Aug. 28-29, with sessions beginning at noon. The sale will feature 112 selected yearlings. Catalogs will be available from Fasig-Tipton offices beginning July 31 and can be reviewed online at www.fasigtipton.com…TVG is providing live coverage of Wednesday's opening day cards at both Saratoga Racecourse and Del Mar. In addition to airing full live race cards from both tracks, TVG will have correspondents Jeff Lifson at New York's Saratoga and Randy Doerges at Del Mar in California for interviews with trainers, jockeys, owners, and racing personalities. The first day of Saratoga's 36-day meet features the $100,000 Schuylerville Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-old fillies at six furlongs. The split divisions of the Oceanside Stakes for 3-year-olds at one mile on turf is the featured event at Del Mar, which runs through Sept. 13…Retired Meadow Stable employee Elizabeth Ham, who named Secretariat, died at an Amherst, Mass., nursery home on Sunday. She was 94. Ham served for some 35 years as a secretary and personal assistant to Meadow Stable founder Christopher T. Chenery, and she later assisted Chenery's daughter, Penny, when the latter began managing the outfit on behalf of her family…Syndicated stallion Flying Pidgeon will relocate to Maui Meadow Farm in West Chester, Pa. to stand the 2001 season. His stud fee will be $2,500. The grade I-winning millionaire stood the 2000 season at Swatara Farm in Lebanon, Pa. Among the stakes winners sired by the 19-year-old horse have been graded/group winners Flying American, Dancing Rhythm, and Hebreo Japones…Syndicated Benny The Dip will relocate to Cheveley Park Stud in Newmarket, England for the 2001 and 2002 breeding seasons, according to The Sporting Life. The 6-year-old horse, whose victories included the Vodafone Epsom Derby (Eng-I), will stand for a fee of £8,000 under a lease arrangement. A son of Silver Hawk, Benny the Dip has stood at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky. since being retired following his 3-year-old season. His first foals are yearlings of 2000…Agnes World, recent winner of the Darley July Cup (Eng-I), will contest the Breeders' Cup Sprint at Churchill Downs on Nov. 4. According to trainer Hideyuki Mori, Agnes World will run in the Sprinters Stakes (Jpn-1) before being shipped to the U.S. to prepare for the Sprint.

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