Showing continued strength in the middle market seen at Keeneland September and the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale, the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s fall mixed sale opened Monday with solid gains in both average and median. Monday's session, the first of two consignor preferred sessions, realized an average of $13,643 -- a 23.8% increase over last year's comparable figure of $11,019. The median, $9,500, posted a healthy 35.7% gain over last year's median of $7,000.
Northview Stallion Station in Maryland announced drops in the fees for Polish Numbers and Two Punch.
Magnaten, a Kentucky-bred son of Danzig, posted a two-length triumph over Eishin Preston (by Green Dancer) and American Boss (Kingmambo) in the grade II Mainichi Okan at Japan's Nakayama Racecourse Sunday.
Multiple stakes winner Kane Ore brought the top price of 500,000 euros (approximately $489,780) during the Goffs Arc sale on Saturday at Longchamp in France.
A dozen or more stakes horses with engagements in one of nine stakes worth $1.65 million to be run Saturday on the "Festival of the Sun" program were on the track for final workouts Monday morning.
David Lanzman, owner of Squirtle Squirt, and the Japan Bloodhorse Stallion Association have come to terms over the sale of last year's Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) winner and champion sprinter.
Robert Clay announced that Three Chimneys stallions Miesque's Son and Joyeux Danseur have been leased to Carl Cannata's Lakeview Thoroughbred Farm near Lakeview, Calif.
Pennsylvania breeders celebrated the fruits of their labors at the second "Pennsylvania's Day at the Races" Oct. 5 at Philadelphia Park. Six $50,000 stakes restricted to state-breds made up the bulk of a program highlighted by the by the $250,000 Cotillion Handicap.
Hoosier Park and Indianapolis Downs both submitted tentative 2003 racing schedules to the Indiana Horse Racing Commission Oct. 1, with each plan dividing the days in drastically different fashion.
In the wide brown land of Australia, a northerly wind, seemingly born in the deserts of the dead heart, breaks the hearts of farmers. Its namesake breaks hearts too, the most recent victims in the Turnbull Stakes (Aust-II) over 2,000 meters of Flemington.
Graded stakes winner Jambalaya Jazz was represented by his first winner when John C. Oxley's homebred colt Flying Jazz won at seven furlongs at Keeneland Oct. 5.
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