Keeneland Association announced Wednesday it had distributed $795,301 to more than 80 charitable, educational and research organizations during 2001. The contributions bring to more than $10.8 million the total that Keeneland has donated more than $10.8 million to organizations in Lexington and Central Kentucky. Keeneland revamped its format for charitable giving this year in an effort to be more responsive to charitable organizations, applications were reviewed and gifts were awarded quarterly, rather than on an annual basis. The Keeneland announcement said that total amount contributions now better reflect Keeneland's charitable giving because it combines gifts from the Keeneland Association with gifts from the Keeneland Foundation. "This has been an unprecedented year for Keeneland, for central Kentucky, and for the world," said Keeneland president Nick Nicholson. "Record Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome and the tragic world events affected all of us on many levels; however, it is important to remain focused on Keeneland's mission to give back to the community and to the industry."... The catalog for the Barretts 2002 January Mixed Sale of Horses of All Ages sale on January 22-23 i in the Hinds Pavilion located on the grounds of Fairplex Park in Pomona, California is available online at the Barretts Web site. The auction contains 250 broodmare/broodmare prospects, 13 stallion/stallion prospects, 115 yearlings, 78 juveniles and 85 horses of racing age. The sale will begin on Tuesday with the 2-year-olds and horses of racing age highlighted by 42 horses from California's leading breeder, Golden Eagle Farm. Past performances for the 2-year-olds and horses of racing age are also available online Catalog, Barretts...
Tres Touche, a Maryland-bred son of Poles Apart, finished third in the £17,500 Relkeel Novice Hurdle at England's Newbury Racecourse on Dec. 19 as he attempted to win a $100,000 bonus from the Sport of Kings Challenge. The race was won by See You Sometime, with 1-3 favorite Magnus finishing fifth after bleeding. Magnus had been purchased £340,000 (the world's highest price paid for a National Hunt horse at a public auction. Owned by Contrarian Stable and trained by Ricky Hendriks, Tres Touche qualified for the bonus with victories at Saratoga and Far Hills.

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