A Kris S. filly from the family of champion Dancethruthedawn topped the first session of the 2002 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearling sale. The filly, purchased by Stewart Bainum's Dinwiddie Farm near Middleburg, Va., brought a top price of $300,000.
Danehill, who is based at Coolmore Stud in Ireland, became the second sire in history and the first shuttle stallion to hit the 200 mark by number of stakes winners.
After 220 hips through the ring at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearlings sale, a filly from the family of Dancethruthedawn, hip #77, has brought the highest price of $300,000.
Saturday's $3 million Cox Plate in Australia will be the most important race in the career of the celebrated super mare, Sunline, her jockey, Greg Childs, says.
Remington Park's general manager Frank Deal has resigned as head of the state's largest racetrack, The Oklahoman reported Monday.
D'wildcat, who was double-entered in the NAPA Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) and NetJets Mile (gr. IT) but expected to start in Saturday's Sprint (gr. I), will probably not ship from California for the race.
Stallion Access, a subsidiary of Fasig-Tipton Co., has catalogued 65 no-guarantee seasons and shares for its November sale of select seasons and shares.
Tom Amoss is pulling double duty these days at Arlington Park. He trains Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile contender Lone Star Sky, and he serves as an analyst on the "The Works," the popular daily program on the TV Games Network.
Sky Mesa not only likes to be on time, he likes to be early. And that has made life interesting for his connections.
Two contenders for races in Saturday's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Arlington Park completed their serious preparation for their races with workouts on Monday at Churchill Downs in Kentucky.
Irresistible Jewel is no longer being considered for Saturday's Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (gr. IT), her trainer saying the Japan Cup is now the most likely spot for the Moyglare Stud's two-time Group III winner.
The 2002 Breeders' Cup Classic is unique in that there will be more activity at the Arlington Park stable gate during Breeders' Cup Week than on the track. As of Monday, Oct. 21, only two of the 13 horses expected to run were on the grounds. They were Macho Uno, who has been as Arlington for six weeks, and Evening Attire, who vanned from New York last week.
Following the 129 grade I races run during the first 18 years of the Breeders' Cup, 75 times the horse led into the winner's circle was bred in Kentucky. That 58% strike rate leads all states or countries in that category.
Besides the eight Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships Day races, the race for leading freshman sire of 2002 could be determined Oct. 26 at Arlington Park.
Four contenders for Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic completed their final preparations Monday, with another hopeful for the race turning in an unofficial work at Arlington Park.
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