A West by West colt brought $165,000 (Canadian funds, $105,980 in U.S. funds) to top the Canadian-bred yearling auction at Woodbine Tuesday.
STARQUINE, an Internet Thoroughbred listing service, is accepting listings for online auctions.
Pentelicus, whose 24 juvenile winners were the most for any stallion in 1997, was euthanized Aug. 29 after foundering.
August was not only dry along the Jersey Shore, but also at Monmouth Park's mutuel windows.
Valley Crossing arrived in late August at Mark Toothaker's Tooth-Acres Farm near Lacava, Ark., where he will stand for J. and K. Enterprises for $2,500.
Stakes winner Littleexpectations, whose full brother Valid Expectations was the leading freshman sire by 2001 progeny earnings, will begin his stud career in 2003 at Millennium Farms Kentucky near Lexington.
Erlton, a track-record setter and six-time stakes winner, will enter stud at Jay Adcock's Red River Farms near Coushatta, La.
California racing officials are hoping for a breakthrough on their longstanding workers' compensation insurance roadblock.
The New Jersey Racing Commission has overturned a 2001 ruling by stewards at Monmouth Park, but the affected trainer said he was never notified of the hearing.
Macho Uno, who has not run, nor worked, since his fourth-place finish in the Whitney Handicap, is currently at owner Frank Stronach's farm in Canada, where he will begin preparing for the Sept. 29 Washington Park Handicap at Arlington.
Ellis Park concluded its 41-day race meet with increased attendance and slightly lower total wagering. The totals for the meet, which ended with a Labor Day program on Sept. 2, shohwed a 3.1% increase in on-track attendance and a 2.1% decline in on-track betting. Overall wagering declined 3.6%, when compared to the 2001 meet.
Magical Miss left trainer Bart Cummings with a dilemma after her wonderful weight-for-age debut success at Caulfield on Aug. 31. Ridden by Steven Arnold, last season's 1,000 Guineas and Victoria Oaks (both (Aust-I) heroine swamped a slick Memsie field in the stretch to win the $177,000 (Australian funds) and 1,410 meters event by almost a length.
Ronald W. McDonald, whose homebred filly Degenerate Gal earned $936,393, died Aug. 29 at his home after a two-year battle with brain cancer.
Supremo, the Gone West son now at Blue Ridge Farm gained his biggest [southern] success on Aug. 31 when his second crop son, Sportsman, landed the Peter Pan Stakes (Aust-II) at Sydney's Rosehill oval. Australia's Peter Pan, contested over 1,500 meters by spring 3-year-olds is named for the Australian champion who won two Melbourne Cups.
A mare or mares imported from North America to Victoria are believed to be at the center of the latest outbreaks of the equine herpes virus or Equine Rhinopneumonitis virus (EHV-1) in Australia.
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